Christy Tadros is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and the Founder of WestCoast Therapy and Wellness. 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’s passion for working with children started during 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.
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Christy 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. She is an internationally certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Level 1 Trainer. PCIT is a family based approach for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that emphasizes on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. She has also led school wide implementations of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) in general and special education settings, bringing empirically-supported skills to teachers to help them prevent and manage behaviors that interfere with learning.
Christy has a specific interest in working with adults struggling with relationship issues, acculturation challenges, life transitions, and body image/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.
In addition to her years of experience counseling, Christy is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. She taught at donation-based yoga studios in California and New York City for several years. 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.
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