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
Daphne Ng (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. As a second generation Asian-American, she is passionate about working with acculturation issues around loss, emotional attunement, intergenerational shame, and achievement-focused stress.
Daphne is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and aspires to normalize talking about grief, which is a natural emotional response to losses that are tangible and intangible. She works with clients to lessen the pain of their loss without diminishing its significance. In addition to grief work, she has received specialized training for treating anxiety, in particular selective mutism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She helps clients examine and recontextualize unhelpful patterns in order to get unstuck and to live fuller lives.
Daphne’s path as a therapist started on the receiving end as a client herself, and she recognizes that asking for help is hard and receiving it may be harder still. She supports clients in a non-stigmatizing, trauma-informed approach, and her priority is to facilitate a brave and compassionate space for clients. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and family therapy, leading group therapy for kids and teens in school-based settings and residential care, facilitating workshops for teens on the intersectionality of their cultural identities and mental health, and parent coaching.
Outside of the therapy room, Daphne enjoys reading for hours at a time and planning detailed theme parties.
Olivia Rivera (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys working with youth, teens, and adults to develop their inner strengths and resources to navigate difficult times and live a more fulfilling life. Olivia received her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. She has worked for over 10 years in community agencies and school settings in grades K-12 across the bay area, developing programs, providing individual and group therapy, and partnering with students and families to ensure they have access to success in the educational setting.
Olivia utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her sessions, and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Olivia is also trained in treating Selective Mutism. Olivia is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools and believes in the power of mindfulness to help us learn about our inner selves, and develop skills to allow us to live with more joy and balance in our lives. She offers mindfulness practices in her work with clients, as a lifelong tool that they can access.
Olivia is a bay area native and identifies as mixed race. She welcomes clients to bring all of themselves and their identities into the therapy room, and she creates a trusting space for clients to understand themselves better. She partners with her clients to draw upon and develop their own strengths and uses a collaborative and compassionate approach to help clients determine what well-being looks like for them in all areas of their life. Olivia’s areas of expertise and interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, immigration and acculturation, grief and loss, and supporting LGTBQQI+ populations.
Outside of the therapy room, Olivia enjoys spending time in nature, seeing live music, and spending time with her family.
Joanna (she/her) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT License # 120864). She enjoys helping youth and adults work toward getting ‘unstuck’ and reconnecting with their lives and loved ones. As a first-generation Polish immigrant, Joanna is passionate about supporting individuals and families whose lives bridge multiple cultures.
Joanna earned her degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling at San Francisco State University, and since then has provided therapy for youth and adults navigating anxiety, OCD, selective mutism, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, and peer issues, as well as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses. Joanna loves working with teens and their families as they adapt to change- whether it’s a better understanding and celebrating a teen’s gender identity, knowing how to discuss family separation, or finding healthy ways to cope with an unexpected loss.
Joanna believes that therapy and healing are based on a strong relationship between client and therapist, and the ability of each client to bring their intersecting identities into the therapy room without having to filter. Her approach frequently incorporates tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy.
When she’s not in the clinic, Joanna enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and camping with friends and family. She is a lover of music and music videos, and can almost always be found enjoying a new playlist.