Christy Tadros is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has always loved connecting with, learning about and providing care for other people. Her journey as a therapist started during college summers working at Ramapo for Children, the oldest residential summer treatment program for children and adolescents with special needs. There, she discovered the tremendous joy that comes from helping children and families thrive. After over 10 years of working in different medical and clinical settings, teaching yoga and developing her own programs, Christy founded WestCoast Therapy and Wellness, a Bay Area clinic devoted to supporting people in living their most full and meaningful lives.
More About Christy
Christy started her career working with children and families. She believes that in order to make sustainable change in the life of a child, it often takes a village - caregivers, educators and adults in a child’s life are a part of the therapeutic process. She works to ensure a child is successful at home, in school and in other significant environments. Her areas of expertise include working with children and teens with selective mutism, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and developmental delays. She has helped develop and lead nationally-recognized, therapeutic programs for young children and teenagers with selective mutism, anxiety and ADHD.
Christy also finds great joy in working with adults struggling with relationship issues, acculturation challenges, life transitions, and body image/food challenges. Also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, Christy knows mental health is connected to every aspect of our self and our community, including our relationship with and awareness of our body. Christy incorporates mindfulness and the mind-body connection in her work, especially when supporting individuals with eating disorders and body and food challenges. As a first generation immigrant and a bay area native, Christy is familiar with how intersectional identities and culture play a role in mental health. She especially connects with womxn of color and is in the process of developing a wellness group devoted to womxn thriving.
In addition to her years of experience providing individual and family counseling, Christy partners with corporations to provide wellness and social justice based workshops and trainings. In this work she incorporates evidence-based wellness interventions to support employees in showing up to work as their best self. She has partnered with several companies and organizations along the West Coast to incorporate mental health and social equity values into their structure and practices.
Outside of the therapy room, Christy loves to spend time with her family and stay active, whether it’s hiking in the Marin Headlands or running marathons in the redwoods of California.
• Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; University of California Berkeley
• Masters of Education, Counseling Psychology; Columbia University
• Masters of Arts, Psychology; Columbia University
• Selective Mutism Association
• The California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
• Northern California Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
• International OCD Foundation
• Association for Contextual Behavioral Science