Stephanie S. McCulley, MA, APCC

REGISTERED ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR

Phone: 805.633.0962

Email: smcculley@empiretcs.net

Stephanie believes in each person's potential for wellness and healing through connection and expressive arts. Stephanie supports children, adolescents, and adults who are facing life transitions or may be in crisis. She assists her clients with establishing safety, working towards change, developing healthy habits, and practicing self-care. She's worked in outpatient and residential mental health and addiction programs, schools, group homes, and private practice. She is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor receiving weekly supervision. Stephanie holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Studies, Literature, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stephanie approaches therapy as a co-creation to involve clients in the process. She strives to provide interventions to meet client needs and goals for where they're at and where they want to go. Stephanie holds space for overcoming challenges and processing emotions to gain insight, identify and develop resiliency, and cultivate hope.

Erin Hoganson, MA, LEP

LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Phone: 805.651.3226

Email:  ehoganson@empiretcs.net

Erin has been working with children and families since 2000. She started her career working with children who were severely impacted by their disabilities as a Para-educator and Special Education Teacher and transitioned to working with both general education and special education students in 2008 as a School Psychologist.  Having worked as both a Special Education Teacher and School Psychologist, Erin understands how to navigate the educational system in a way that is student focused in order to identify supports for many difficulties that students today face including: academic intervention, anxiety, anger management, behavior, social skills, emotional regulation, impulse control and motivation. Erin has extensive experience in conducting psycho-educational assessments and providing valuable information to families & educational teams that include supports and interventions for both general education and  special education students.  She has knowledge in the areas of anxiety, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other  health issues that may affect learning. Erin has experience in working with children who have significant behavior difficulties and helping find solutions for their families and teachers. Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Channel Islands and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. 

Brittany Cox, ACSW

REGISTERED ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Phone: 805.665.3882

Email:  bcox@empiretcs.net

Brittany aims to create a comfortable and fun environment when working with children and believes highly in the importance of collaboration with parents and guardians in ensuring the mental health of the children with which she works.  Brittany has 8 years of experience working with special needs children and their families. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Grief and Loss, Teen Suicide Prevention, art therapy, play therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  Brittany has experience working with children with ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, catatonia, trichotillomania and mood disorders.  Brittany graduated from San Francisco State University in 2011. Post- graduation she spent 5 months traveling through Central America, volunteering and teaching English in schools.   Upon returning to the States, she went to Graduate School at California State University Northridge to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work. As an Associate Clinical Social Worker, she has been working as a school-based counselor and guiding children and their families through changing daily struggles and providing support along the way. Brittany is currently supervised by Patricia Stepler LMFT. 

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