Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #MFC40757
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
Certified Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer
Lyla Tyler, LMFT, RPT-S, owner of Kid Counseling Sacramento
I started my career working with children in Residential Treatment Centers and have never looked back! I love working with children and families and know how important it is for kids to grow up in a home where they feel loved and cared for. At the same time, I understand how intense children can wear us down and make family life chaotic and difficult. I believe in early intervention for kids to get them on track as soon as possible. I also know that children do not just open up and talk about their feelings or know how to express what is bothering them. That is why I am so passionate about the use of play therapy to help children express their emotions, fears, and desires. With older tweens and teens I use games, art and creative interventions to help them express themselves.
I also focus on helping parents get the help they need to parent their child and help them through whatever difficulty they are facing. I see us working as a team to help your child and family.
I love what I do and try my best to be kind and creative in the work I do. I always bring my playfulness and sense of humor to every session.
My education and experience:
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Chico State University. While there I worked at a child abuse agency and decided this is what I wanted to do when I grew up! I worked at 2 large Residential Treatment Centers in Sacramento as a Manager for over 25 years. During that time I returned to school to get my Masters in Counseling at Sacramento State University. I then worked as a Clinician with an infant mental health program. I also was a Clinician at Sutter Health for the Children’s Bereavement Art Therapy Program and the Children’ s Art Therapy Support Program. About 15 years ago I started my private practice working with children and families. I was the founder of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Play Therapy Association. I provide training and consultation for other therapists, parents, teachers, and other agencies so they can provide creative therapy to the clients they serve. I am a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, a Certified Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach® trainer, trained in Art Therapy, Trauma Response Method, EMDR, Theraplay®, TF-CBT, and Grief and Critical Illness.
A little more about me:
I am married and have 1 adult daughter. I love to play in my spare time, as much as I do in my office. I am part of a running group and often say I’m just like Forrest Gump, I’m slow but I keep going! I also have a sweet little dog named Maisy-with-the- Daisy-on-Her-Head. I started the Sacramento Chapter of the California Association of Play Therapy and I am on the board for the California Association of Play Therapy.
Licensed LMFT 96733, Registered Play Therapist
Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer
Rita McCampbell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families facing challenges ranging from crisis to the normal transitions of life. She holds a BS in Child Development from UC Davis as well as an MA in Couple and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and has recently had the pleasure of serving as President for the Sacramento Chapter of the California Association for Play Therapy.
Rita's heart lays in her specialization of using play therapy as a modality to help her clients express themselves in a safe and relaxed environment all while making therapy fun! Rita understands the developmental and emotional needs of children and teens, as well as the demands placed on caregivers to meet those needs. She focuses her warm and inviting energy on building a trusting therapeutic relationship, so regardless of age her clients feel supported while the needs of all members of the family are being addressed. Rita has specialized training in art therapy and sand-tray therapy. She also has extensive experience working with anxiety and trauma in children and teens and is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has completed EMDR levels 1 and 2 and Theraplay level 1. Her other focus areas include parenting issues, family therapy, divorce/separation, ADD/ADHD, depression, behavior problems, grief and loss, and medical issues/trauma.
Rita lives with her husband and together they are navigating the joys of simultaneously parenting a teenager and a toddler! Rita personally understands blended family life, and is focused on her life as a mom when she’s not working. Rita loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, taking walks, trips to the beach, camping, and watching the NFL--she’s a diehard 49er Faithful!
My Education and Training
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I hold a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in counseling from Sacramento State University. Throughout my experiences, I have learned to value the importance of providing a safe environment for children to express themselves. My passion is working with children and their support systems in order to create a united team to reduce the stress and challenges of everyday life. I have training in specialized techniques such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and Mindfulness. I enjoy learning about my clients and working with their strengths to increase their coping skills. I am also fluent in both English and Spanish.
A Little Bit About Me:
I love to spend quality time with my family. I enjoy reading, playing board games, traveling, walking and spending time at the beach.
I am a client-centered therapist who deeply values the individualities of each person I meet. I believe everyone has what it takes to move through the challenges life throws our way, but I have found that sometimes having a helper walking alongside us in support brings those strengths to light. I see the whole person and adjust the pace at which I work to mirror my client’s level of readiness for growth. I am a relationship creator, and I believe relationships that nurture a sense of belonging and understanding are one of the most crucial aspects needed to foster life satisfaction. I am playful, spontaneous, and mindful. I empower my clients by allowing them to show me where they need to go through their play, creativity, and self-expression. I am kid at heart and always strive to leave my clients feeling heard, cared for, and accepted fully as they are.
My professional and educational background:
It has always been very natural for me to exercise compassion and empathy for others, seeing life from the perspective of those I encounter. Therefore, it’s no coincidence I’ve pursued a career within the helping profession. During my undergraduate studies at CSU, Chico, I studied the foundations of psychology and mental health. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I served adults in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. Following this experience, I spent some time living in Lake Tahoe where I provided counseling to young people in residential treatment, adults facing substance abuse and chemical dependency issues, and at-risk youth within the community as a mentor. Knowing that I wanted to focus my career in counseling, and more specifically with children, I eventually began my graduate work at Sacramento State where I studied Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling. I graduated with my master’s degree and my Pupil Personnel Credential which has given me the opportunity to work in school settings supporting the social/emotional growth of children and adolescents. Since graduating from Sacramento State, I’ve spent 2 years in a school setting providing emotional support, teaching social skills, and advocating for K-12 students. I have also provided counseling services within Sacramento County as a mental health clinician for youth and families struggling with mental health issues. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, which means I am on my way to becoming a licensed clinician! I have over 9 years of experience in the field of counseling and mental wellness serving in various capacities and have developed a sincere passion for this work.
A Little Bit About Me:
I live in Sacramento with my husband who I frequently adventure with among the great outdoors! Some of my hobbies include fly fishing, weightlifting, DIY projects, yoga, dancing to good music, and laughing with my friends and family. I am lover of learning and soak up every ounce of wisdom others are willing to share with me. I really look forward to starting this journey with you and your child, and can’t wait to see how much you grow!
Supervised by Lyla Tyler, LMFT, RPT-S License #40757
I am a strengths-based therapist who is passionate about play. Play allows children to process, learn, and adapt to the world. I believe that your child’s play tells us how they are understanding their world. I believe that every person has a creative and playful side- even grown-ups! I am inspired by how resilient children ar
I am a strengths-based therapist who is passionate about play. Play allows children to process, learn, and adapt to the world. I believe that your child’s play tells us how they are understanding their world. I believe that every person has a creative and playful side- even grown-ups! I am inspired by how resilient children are despite all of the challenges they may endure.
I am looking forward to meeting your child where they are at- whether it’s working on identifying their feelings, communicating their feelings, or being able to regulate their feelings. I also acknowledge the role that you play in your child’s development and success.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Santa Cruz and my master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. I worked in a residential care facility specializing in adolescents who were suicidal and engaging in self-harm behaviors. I also ran social skills play groups with young children with autism spectrum dis
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Santa Cruz and my master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. I worked in a residential care facility specializing in adolescents who were suicidal and engaging in self-harm behaviors. I also ran social skills play groups with young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a naturalistic and playful environment. I have worked in multiple schools providing educationally-related mental health services (ERMHS), short-term counseling, and group counseling. I most recently worked as an outpatient therapist with children, teens, and families with moderate to severe behavioral needs.
I love living in Sacramento and am constantly discovering new places. When I am not working, I love to do calligraphy, art, swing dance, hike, and bike. I love spending quality time with my loved ones and my cat, Louie.
I look forward to learning about your child and how I can help them on their way to being the best version of themselves.
My name is Cindy Granados. I am a retired teacher with 32 years of experience working with kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Although I enjoyed every year of my career, the relationships I made during those years and the challenges I experienced, I do enjoy the freedom of my retired lifestyle.
I have been married since 1984 and we are blessed with one daughter and son-in-law. I love spending time with my family and our two dogs, Dakota and Chillidog. I enjoy traveling, reading, working out and walking. The beach is my happy place!