West End Family Counseling Staff
Laura Tapia

Executive Director

Laura Tapia is the current Executive Director of West End Family Counseling Services. She has worked for West End Family Counseling Services for over 13 years. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with her Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She started with West End as a school-based trainee and continued past her internship to provided school-based services for several years before transitioning to the SART program. Laura Tapia worked as a clinician for the SART program for several years before becoming the EIIS coordinator, then a Program Director, and lastly CEO. Laura believes that West Family Counseling is a pillar in the community and she will make every effort to continue the great work this agency has provided to its community over the years.  

West End Family Counseling Board Members

Members of the Board

Guy Eisenbrey, Board Chair

Katie Roberts, Vice-Chair

Jim Frost, Treasurer

Joanne Boyajian, Secretary

Bob Ulloa, Immediate Past President

Bob Bennett

Lorena Corona

Dick Gerety

Sue Ovitt

Marcia Richter

 

Board of Directors

 

West End Family Counseling’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers who give their time to provide oversight to the agency’s operations and strategies.  All Board Members are current and former leaders experienced in business, non-profit, and government.  Most are residents in the cities we serve.   Our Board Members bring a broad background and experience to benefit the agency with their leadership.

Meet   Daltrey & Dani
Here to play with you!

Daltrey, is an Australian Labradoodle.  He and his human co-therapist, Jodi  are Certified in Animal Assisted Play Therapy® through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (IIAAPT).  Daltrey works with children, teenagers and families experiencing a range of  problems

 

In addition to the work Daltrey does at West End Family Counseling Services, he does quite a bit of volunteer work in the community.  He and Jodi are a registered therapy team with Pet Partners, as well as Certified with HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AAPT).  These organizations provide training, testing and oversight to prepare them to be effective in their volunteer work.  Daltrey has been involved in many programs visiting individuals of all ages in a variety of settings (schools, military kids camps, grief and loss camps, hospital, eating disorder clinic, community classes for adults with special needs...).  In 2014 he participated in a research study incorporating dogs into clinical work with children with ADHD. Daltrey regularly participates in the READ dog program at local libraries and regularly visits facilities for people with dementia. Daltrey was recognized by the County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health for his volunteer work with HOPE AACR helping families after the school shooting in San Bernardino in April of 2017. One of his favorite activities is participating in college de-stressing events throughout the school year.

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Daenerys (nicknamed Dani) is an Australian Labradoodle.  She and her human co-therapist, Jodi, are Certified in Animal Assisted Play Therapy® through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (IIAAPT).  Dani works with children, teenagers and families experiencing a range of  problems.  She helps people relax and engage in the therapy process.  Dani loves meeting new people and visiting old friends. But is particularly fond of children! 

 

 Additionally, Dani and Jodi are registered with Pet Partners.  They volunteer in

a variety of settings to provide support and comfort to individuals and groups in need.

One of her favorite activities is reading with children at local libraries!

 

Daenerys can be shy, but super sweet and very affectionate.  She enjoys wrestling with her big brother Daltrey and chasing soccer balls. 

 

 

For more information about the programs mentioned above, please visit:

www.iiaapt.org

www.petpartners.org

www.hopeaacr.org