A Message from Tina Bryson 

Founder/Executive Director

It’s not easy being a parent.  Especially when our kids are struggling, or facing challenges that keep them from enjoying life the way all kids should.  I know.  

I know because I’ve heard it countless times from the parents in my office and in my audiences, and I know because I’ve experienced it firsthand with my own kids, in my own family.  The fear, frustration, and anxiety we feel when our children are hurting can be excruciating.  And it’s even worse when we don’t know where to turn for help.

That’s where the Center for Connection comes in.  We’re here for you.  We’ve created the Center to be a place you can turn when you don’t know where to go.  When your child is struggling—in terms of handling emotions, making good decisions, succeeding socially or educationally, dealing with physical and health limitations, or anything else—we’re here to help.  

We’ve assembled some of the best and most capable professionals in Southern California, from a wide assortment of fields, and we’re all here to help.  Working from a perspective that relies on the latest research and emphasizes the importance of relationships and development, we can help you and your family not only survive what you’re going through, but learn to thrive in ways you probably haven’t even imagined.

We are here for you.  

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD