Gregory Sayer MD
Dr. Sayer is board certified in child/adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. He completed medical school and residency at UCLA and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at NYP Columbia and Cornell.
Mental health issues come in many shapes and sizes and can be a moving target over one's lifespan. Having worked with children, teens, adults, and families, he has learned how to approach the interplay between biological vulnerabilities, early childhood/attachment experiences, and current day environmental factors when working with patients.
He provides medication management and various types of psychotherapy for individuals of all ages and parents.
Dr. Sayer is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational enhancement, family therapy, and parent management training. He has special training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, panic, tic disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. He has most recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on ADHD medications. He holds a position on the Program Committee and Special Interests Group Chair for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), which is the leading national professional medical association for this specialty.
Nikki Kipley LCSW
Nikki Kipley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who hails from the Midwest. Nikki holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Grand Valley State University and a BA in Human Development and Social Relations from Kalamazoo College.
She believes in cultivating a warm, safe, and trusting environment where people can express themselves, grow, and invoke positive changes in their lives. As a versatile therapist, Nikki integrates a wide variety of clinical approaches with collaboration, compassion, and understanding to help guide people through their unique, personal journeys. Her specialties include anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and trauma.
Over the years, Nikki has worked with diverse adult and elderly populations in a variety of treatment settings, including outpatient mental health, home health care, and hospice care. Her passion for helping those in need also led her to work with the homeless — in both a clinical and leadership capacity — which is work she continues to this day.
Lara Litvinov PhD
Larisa (Lara) Litvinov, Ph.D., is a child and adolescent psychologist with tremendous clinical experience, a bountiful skillset, and a passion for helping children and families.
She completed her Ph.D. at George Washington University in Washington DC and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA in Los Angeles County where she continues to work on the Clinical Faculty for many years. Throughout her 20+ years of clinical experience, she has found that stressful life events and traumas do not have to define people’s lives, and that it is through self-compassion and recognition of one’s strengths that healing begins. Lara integrates trauma-specific, attachment-based, cognitive-behavioral, and family system interventions to guide people through the healing process so that families can grow and thrive.
Dr. Litvinov treats many disorders with a special emphasis on the following issues: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety; Depression; ADHD; ODD; Adoption-related issues; Early Childhood Mental Health including Sensory Regulation and Emotion Regulation Challenges; and Family Conflict.
Dr. Litvinov is experienced in a variety of cognitive and behavioral treatments, trauma-specific therapies, and family modalities.
These include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Dr. Litvinov was endorsed in California as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist & Reflective Practitioner. Dr. Litvinov is a certified therapist for Reflective Parenting and in Adoption Specific Therapy (ADAPT, and she is a UC-Davis certified PCIT therapist and trainer.
She is licensed in California and is in process of becoming licensed in New York.