2716 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 3075, Santa Monica, CA 90405 • Tel: 310-612-2998  •  Fax: +1-323-978-5416 © 2016 Pacific MFT

Specializations

Childhood Behaviors

Childhood Trauma

Adolescents/Teens

Young Adults

Anxiety

Depression

Parenting

Families

Self- Esteem

Stress

Life Transitions

Relationship Issues

Stephanie Tazia Heim

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #108176

​With over 10 years of experience working with young children and their parents, I have become passionate in helping families build a healthy home environment. My past education in Child Development has helped form my foundation in how I navigate therapy with my families. I believe when working with children and teenagers a safe environment free of judgment and criticism must be created.

 

Often time’s therapy can be scary and feel forced for children and teens, but my goal is to create a fun space in order to promote positivity and change.  My therapeutic approach uses a variety of techniques based on the needs of my clients. I have found success in helping individuals manage their stress and depression while using multiple modalities, such as: client-centered therapy, positive psychology, and solution-focused therapy.

 

I am a certified Child Parent Psychotherapist (CPP) and utilize this model in my approach to working with young children and their parents who have experienced trauma. Together we work on creating safety and increasing attachment. Additionally, as a trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT), I focus on transforming my clients’ negative thought patterns into a more positive self-focus.

Education

Azusa Pacific University

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science, Child Development, Minor in Psychology

 

Training

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Trained

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy Implementation Level Trained 

  • Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery), Trained Facilitator

 

Memberships 

  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member

  • Long Beach South Bay Chapter of CAMFT (LBSB CAMFT), Member

            

Mobile: 424-247-6122

Main Office: 310-612-2998 

Office Fax: 323-978-5416

Availability

Manhattan Beach Office

Tuesday 5 PM to 8 PM

Saturday All Day

Santa Monica Office

Wednesday 5 PM to 8 PM