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Allison LaTona, M.F.T.
Psychotherapist | Parenting Coach + Educator
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Group Therapy | Los Angeles | Allison LaTona, M.F.T.

In Allison's parent groups, clients have the opportunity to grow their parenting foundation with new perspectives, self-understanding, and skill development.

 

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PARENT

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Allison has been facilitating private monthly parent circles of discussion, learning and support for over 15 years.  These monthly parent-only groups are for parents of children ages 2-11 years.  Without their child, parents have increased presence for more intimate exchange, exploration and growing together. 

Parents continue to learn through interactive and participatory exchange while gaining monthly insight, guidance and support of all aspects of the parenting journey, along with their child’s physical, social/emotional and cognitive development.  Now beyond the infant stage, parents are navigating more complex and challenging issues and are guided by the vision of not just raising children but raising adults who thrive.

The focus continues to be on mindful parenting philosophies that foster a connected parent/child relationship and support the child’s natural development.  Parents have the opportunity to grow their parenting foundation with new perspectives, self- understanding, and skill development that allows for them to parent more intentionally and effectively.

Some topics addressed may include:

  • Reflective Parenting

  • Positive Discipline

  • Tantrums

  • Relationship Rupture & Repair

  • Self-Reliance

  • Resilience

  • Responsibility

  • Overindulgence & Entitlement

  • Over Scheduling

  • Behavior as Communication

  • Addressing Misbehavior

  • Social Skill Development

  • School Issues

  • Educational Goals

  • Gender Issues

  • Fears

  • Self Esteem

  • Power Balance

  • Media Balance

  • Dealing with Death

  • Perfectionism

  • Money Relationship Development

  • Family mission statement

  • Family Meetings

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310-309-3739

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WESTWOOD LOCATION
1334 Westwood Blvd.
Suite 2B
Los Angeles, CA 90025

PARKING

The office is located south of Wilshire Blvd, on the corner of Westwood Blvd and Rochester. There is 2 hour metered parking on Westwood and Rochester. Additionally, there is easy residential (non-permit) parking on Rochester Blvd, one block east of Westwood Blvd.


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SANTA MONICA LOCATION
1247 7th Street, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401

PARKING

The office is located just south of Wilshire Blvd, on 7th Street. There is metered street parking on 7th Street and on Arizona. 

 

PARENTS OF SIBLINGS

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These groups give second, third, and fourth-time moms an opportunity to   explore the issues and challenges connected to growing your family with now multiple relationships. The experience is the same format as the Parent Consultation groups, with additional focus on sibling relationship Development

Some topics may include:

  • Increase sibling bond and reduce sibling conflict

  • Protecting each child’s special-ness

  • Avoiding Comparisons and Favoritism

  • Allowing Different Experiences

  • Protecting Ownership of each child

  • Privilege for Older Child

  • Making Memories

  • Sibling Activity Privilege


COUPLES

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This workshop addresses the life transition from Partners to Parents. Parents have the opportunity to explore the creation of the “new normal” in their relationship, adding the new focus of shared parenting, and protecting the marriage as the centerpiece of the family.

Some topics may include:

  • Partners Now Parents - Adjustment issues

  • Creating Family Vision

  • Shared Parenting

  • Embracing and Accepting Difference (Styles and Values)

  • Relationship Nurture

  • Communication

  • Conflict Resolution/Problem Solving

  • Emotional Sexual and Spiritual Intimacy

  • Family Support

  • Family Harmony


DADS

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This workshop is an opportunity for dads to gain insight, understanding and effective tools for their challenges, issues and concerns as parents.  The experience highlights the value dads bring to the parenting partnership and their child(ren).

Some topics may include:

  • Partners… Now Parents – the Transition

  • Father Involvement

  • The Nurturing Father / The Engaged Father

  • The Gift of Father as Play Partner

  • Fathers Promoting Independence

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Work Balance

  • Marriage

 

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Allison LaTona has been facilitating parent-infant and parent-toddler discussion groups at Babygroup™ for almost two decades. 

Parents learn through interactive and participatory exchange while gaining weekly insight, guidance and support of all aspects of the parenting journey, along with their child’s physical, social/emotional and cognitive development. 

The focus is on mindful parenting philosophies that foster a connected parent/child relationship and support the child’s natural development.  Observation of the child’s process, such as motor planning or communication, along with the facilitation of the child’s interaction with others is a parallel process in this group experience.  Parents have the opportunity to grow a parenting foundation with new perspectives, self- understanding, and skill development that allows for them to parent more intentionally and effectively.

Some topics addressed include

  • Fostering Connected Parent Child Relationship

  • The Essential Value of Presence

  • Postpartum and Self Care

  • Effective and Nurturing Communication

  • Parent Development

  • Routine and Sleep Learning

  • Feeding Relationship / Nutrition

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Discipline as Teaching

  • The Power of Language

  • Language Development

  • Temperament

  • Separation and Individuation

  • Tantrums

  • Behavior as Communication

  • Character Development

  • Toilet Learning

  • Body Safety

  • Nursery School

  • The Value of Play

  • Work Life Balance

  • Marriage and Partnership

  • Family Values & Rituals