At the Center for Connection, we’re here for you.  To quote our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, “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. We work with kids, youth, adults, couples, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, trauma, adoption challenges, infidelity, family struggles, life transitions, and other challenges. 

To get started, please complete the form below. This will help us find the right clinician to get in touch with you. We also offer free consultations to those who are unsure where to start, simply let us know in the below form and we’ll give you a call. If you’re looking for something specific, then please take a moment to review some of our service pages:

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. 


Studies suggest that the best predictor for successful treatment is the fit between the client and the therapist. If you would like to request a confidential consultation, please complete the form below so we can help select the therapist that will be the best fit for you and your needs. 

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Disclaimer: The Center for Connection is not contracted with insurance panels, but we will provide you with a superbill for you to submit to insurance to get reimbursed if your plan covers out of network providers. We also provide a sliding scale for a number of cases. *