Our Mission

Albert Knapp & Associates A Psychological Corporation (AKA) was founded in 2014 by Albert Knapp, Psy.D., BCBA-D; a Clinical Psychologist (PSY 25873) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. Services provided by AKA are geared toward toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents, young adults (under 21), and parents.

Furthermore, AKA has highly trained clinicians that are able to provide services to cognitive and/or developmentally delayed individuals including Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabled, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At AKA, we strive to provide “The Fast Track to Better Behavior”. The CEO, Dr. Knapp promises to deliver only empirically validated and evidence based treatments to treat a variety of childhood and adolescent disorders. Furthermore, we believe in providing comprehensive psychological assessment services to determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. AKA will also support individuals in the home, school, or community when clinically appropriate.

AKA provides free phone/email consultations, so call (310) 376- 2468 or email akaadmin@akatherapy.com today to determine if AKA Is the right fit for you or your child! Many private insurance plans accepted.

Our Team

Lisa Ramos

Albert Knapp, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Founder & Executive Director

Lynn Bender

Lynn Bender

Practice Manager


Julie Caplan Nuzzalo, Psy.D.

Post-Doc Psychological Assistant

Brittany Dafesh

Brittany Dafesh Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Carolina Ochoa

Ashley Metoyer, MPA, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Carolina Ochoa

Alicia Glover, MA, BCBA

ABA Clinical Director

Carolina Ochoa

Domonick K. Green, M.A, M.ED, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Carolina Ochoa

Peggy Mazzarella, M.A.

Special Education Consultant/Advocate

Erika Hall

Erika Hall, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Arease Edison

Arease Edison, Ed.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kim Tran

Kim Tran, M.Ed, BCBA

Master of Education

Kim Tran

Stephanie Heim, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage &
Family Therapist

BB Therapy Dog

BB, Therapy Dog

(in training)