Top
Allison LaTona, M.F.T.
Psychotherapist | Parenting Coach + Educator
842628662

Marriage Counselor | West Los Angeles | Allison LaTona

See what Allison's clients say about the trust and respect they have for her and how she conducts her practice. Her clients range from SAHMs to MDs to PHD.s.

 
 

Testimonials

Allison’s body of knowledge regarding babies, kids and child development is immense. She is an amazing resource and voice of reason for parents everywhere. As a parent, having Allison to answer all your questions is like having a safety net in the circus of parenting. Allison’s calm manner, open-minded approach and non-judgmental demeanor makes parents feel like they can share their deepest fears and anxieties and know they will be safe and supported. I cannot recommend Allison enough as a parenting consultant and therapist.
— Dr. Jenn Berman, Author of Superbaby and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids
 

 
 
...Allison’s commitment to creating a generation of exceptional parents and children is unparalleled, and we are eternally grateful.
— Monthly Parenting Group (2005-2015)
 
 

 
As a psychologist myself, it can be quite challenging to find other professionals whom I fully trust when I have questions about my own parenting. Allison is one of the very few in whom I place complete confidence. She brings to her practice a rare combination of depth and breadth of knowledge about child development, coupled with empathy, wisdom, and humor. I’m a better parent, and also probably also a better child psychologist, for having been in her groups and consultations.
— Shannon E. Daley, Ph.D.
 

 
Allison has been instrumental in helping me develop as a parent. She is a superb educator, and draws from her experience, as well as from all the recent literature available on child development. She has taught me to strive to maintain a balance between honoring my child’s need to express himself and experience his emotions, while also maintaining my authority as a parent and using positive discipline techniques. With Allison and the group’s support, I feel more confident as a parent, and I have enjoyed my relationship with my child more.
— Kristen Melnyk, M.D.
 

 
 
...Allison is a guiding light who will help you navigate the sometimes precarious waters of family, parenting, marriage, friendship…
I can’t count how many times a day I think to myself, ‘Now, what would Allison say?’
She is just the best. Real, human, empathetic, smart, funny, invaluable, a dream.
— Patricia Cocciolo
 
 

 
 
I have been so inspired by Allison to constantly check in with myself about my parenting skills, so that everything I do and say considers building self-esteem and independence in my children. She reminds me…”You are not just raising children, you are raising adults too.
— Dawn Eason
 
 

 
 
...Allison is a font of information on the latest in the vast array of parenting information and literature. She is a calming presence and a wonderful sounding board and guide through the parenting journey...I love being a mother to my three beautiful, well-behaved, and well-rested little boys, and I have Allison to thank!
— Molly Coleman
 
 

 
 
... Allison is on the court as a mother of two and a wife…. I find it comforting to know that she’s tackled a lot of what she is teaching.
— Jennifer Greig-Costin
 
 

 
...Allison is an incredibly gifted group leader, creating an environment that is accepting, warm and safe. Her approach to raising children is thoughtful, and focuses on psychological, cognitive, and emotional development. I have the utmost respect for her opinions and outlooks on parenting, marriage, and family.
— Stephanie Zisook, MD
 

 
...with Allison at the helm of my journey as a mother, she has provided me with parenting skills that have empowered me... Her calming disposition, along with her arsenal of information has always settled my nerves and put questions to rest. Allison’s devotion to her own children shines through when she relays some of her own parenting experiences, and that devotion helped to solidify the trust I have in her.
— M. Byron Trent
 

 
 
The most valuable thing Allison ever said to me was “when your child is continually misbehaving, she likely needs something more from you.” Now, rather than lose my patience, I get down on my daughter’s level, and assess what she needs. My daughter has gone from insane to irresistible, and my bond with her is stronger than ever.
— Jennifer Fine
 
 

 
 
…Working with Allison has given me untold insight into the emotional and physical development of my children, as well as the tools to help me be the parent I want to be...
— Keetgi Kogan Steinberg
 
 

 
 
…I feel confident in my abilities as a mother to raise children who are well adjusted, confident, communicative, and empathic. I attribute much of this to Allison and the expert advice I received from her…
— Jennifer Heenan
 
 

 
Whether she is calming anxieties, providing guidance during a tough developmental patch or answering mundane questions, Allison maintains a warm and nonjudgmental environment, while providing clients with the tools to become successful parents. I truly believe that this past year Allison has been instrumental in helping me to more fully achieve my potential as a parent.
— Samantha Firestone, MSW
 

 
 
…I learned a lot of new language from Allison’s style, which has helped me and my husband better communicate with our children…
— Carrie Casden
 
 

 
 
...So much of what Allison has shown me is that I already have the tools and common sense inside of me...this has made me a more confident and self-sufficient parent.
— Suzy Gillison
 
 

 
My experience with Allison has given me confidence, reassurance and knowledge as a new parent. She is insightful, compassionate and constructive. My experiences with Allison have given me a framework for the parent I aspire to be...I cannot imagine traveling the new terrain of parenthood without her as a guide.
— Katherine Holland
 

 
 
Allison’s classes have provided a true “mommy sanctuary” for me ~ a place of calm, a voice of reason and access to valuable learnings that both my husband and I apply on a daily basis.
— Jamie Douglas
 
 

 
 
As a former professional athlete, I have been surrounded by great coaches. Little did I know that the most important coach in my life and my children’s lives would be “Coach Allison”.
— Bo Eason
 
Parenting-Groups.jpg