Terrah Tillman LMFT

Welcome! I have devoted the past 15 years to studying early childhood mental health and parent/child relationships. I am passionate about the importance of early primary relationships between parents and children and the profound impact they have on children's later success.

My approach with families is strength-based and family-centered. I believe each family has its own strengths and assets that can be utilized to assist in healing and succeeding. My services are individually catered to each of my client's needs. Depending on the situation, I offer individual therapy, dyadic therapy with

parent and child, and family therapy.  Some of the treatment modalities I utilize include: Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Therapy and more!

I graduated with honors from UC Davis with a degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology.

I graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy (MFT). After working with clients for over 3,000 hours, I passed the licensing exams and became a Licensed MFT.

As a clinician, I worked for an intensive in-home early intervention program. I helped families with children who had severe behavioral issues. I also worked in a residential program for abused and neglected children.

Currently, I provide clinical supervision and manage a team of therapy interns that provide therapy to children, families, individuals and couples.

Being a foster parent myself, I have parented children who have been abandoned, traumatized, abused, and neglected and have severe behavioral and emotional issues. I feel that having this first hand experience gives me more insight and empathy for parents living with these issues.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to make positive changes in your child's life and yours. 

(916) 743-9518   [email protected]

Joie Halladay LMFT

Hello! I have spent the past seven years supporting children and families in developing healthy and positive relationships with one another. I find that often families thrive once given the skills 

they are undoubtedly searching for.

I attended California State University for my Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and later my Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Once I completed the required 3,000 clinical hours, I obtained my professional license in June of 2016.

Prior to obtaining my Master of Science I worked at a group home for teenagers who had been discharged from the juvenile hall. Many people would say that these teens were a lost cause however, working with them inspired me to find creative ways to engage them and to think outside the box. It also taught me the importance of family involvement in treatment and the role of parents.

For the past five years I have worked as a clinician at KidsFirst, a non-profit family resource center. KidsFirst has provided me with a wide array of experience, including working with young children, tweens, teens, individual adults, and couples, as well as teaching social skills groups to troubled children and teens and parenting classes

and much more!

I work individually with children of all ages as well as with their families in order to ensure that the whole family is able to obtain the skills necessary to grow and succeed. I believe that by working collaboratively with parents and caregivers, children are better able to thrive!

I utilize an array of interventions from several modalities in order to create a treatment plan 

that best suits the child and family. My goal is to find each client's strength and use those in order to encourage positive change.

Some of the therapy modalities I use include: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent/Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Interpersonal Therapy. I also teach positive parenting classes such as The Incredible Years Curriculum and Cooperative Parenting Classes for divorced or separated parents working towards a healthy co-parenting relationship.

I look forward to collaborating with you and your family!

Feel free to contact me:

(916) 827-0243 or [email protected]

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