Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our comprehensive therapy and counseling services. Our office is based in Pasadena, California, and is home to the best of the best in various mental health fields. Together, we are dedicated to improving the overall quality of care each person receives, while also significantly reducing the stress and anxiety on the individual and family.
Our team represents a variety of fields and offers clients a range of services, including:
To learn more about our therapists, click here. You may also click here to read a message from our Founder, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, or click here to learn about our approach and interpersonal neurobiology.
The professionals at the Center for Connection approach the struggles at hand with curiosity. Behavior is communication, telling us what skills still need to be developed. Because behavior has a purpose and is often a reflection of what is happening in the brain, mind, and body, we need to peel back the layers to understand the meaning of the actions. From this lens, we see a person's actions as the beginning of understanding—a place to help us ask better questions about what is taking place in the environment, both relationally and internally, in order to start building skills and make lasting change from the inside out. In other words, we want to look deeper and offer much more than a narrowly focused behavioral approach that just seeks to extinguish a behavior or promote a new one.
Instead, we want to meet children and adults exactly where they are, understanding them and getting clear on who they are and how their reactivity tells us in what areas they need connections, both relationally and neurologically, as well as in what circumstances they need better strategies to feel competent and confident. When we care about kids and adults, our purpose is to change more than behavior. We work at the level of creating new connections in the brain and nervous system in order to make lasting optimal change as development unfolds across the lifespan.