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What we do

We provide play therapy and psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. We also provide behavior analytic services for individuals with special needs. This is important to you because we help to determine what is happening with your child and we give you the support and guidance to better the life of your child.

Our Team

Lisa Ramos

Albert Knapp, Psy.D.,

Founder & Executive Director

Lynn Bender

Lynn Bender

Billing and Scheduling Coordinator

Carolina Ochoa

Alicia Glover, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Director of ABA Programs

Kalisha Record

Kalisha Record, M.S., LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Brian Benjamin

Dr. Brian Benjamin, Psy.D.,

Clinical Psychologist

Sandra Gelblicht

Sandra Gelblicht, M.A., Psy.D.

Post-Doc, Psychological Assistant

Sandra Gelblicht

Dvora Kravitz, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BB Therapy Dog

BB, Therapy Dog

(in training)


Dr. Knapp was able to complete my daughter’s psychological evaluation in such a short time! His report was very throughout and enabled us to use our insurance benefits to cover ABA services.

-P.F., Redondo Beach, CA



My son loves coming to see Dr. Knapp! He always tells me how much fun he has with him, and I have noticed that my son behaves so much better!

-D.L., Hermosa Beach, CA



Dr. Knapp really understands the IEP process and laws, and took his time to make sure that my husband and I understood it too. With his help and guidance, we were able to clearly articulate our concerns to our daughter’s IEP team and get her more support at school.

-C.W., Palos Verdes, CA



Dr Knapp really connected with my son and really helped me to handle his challenging behavior. Now we get along really well and there is a lot less stress in our relationship.

-M.M., Manhattan Beach, CA




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Home, school or community visits also available when clinically appropriate.
Phone: 310 376 2468 Ext 1 – FAX 310 376 6068 – Email:

South Bay office: 1200 Aviation Blvd Suite 100 Redondo Beach CA 90278 

Front Desk Reception
New Client General Information / New Client Intake Forms & Scheduling
(310) 376 2468 Press 1 (main office)

Billing and Scheduling, Manager
Lynn Bender
(310) 376-2468 Press 1 (main office)
(310) 467-3123 (work cell)

Practice Manager
Julie Brown
310-376-2468 Press 1 (main office)

ABA Clinical Director
Alicia Glover, MA, BCBA
(562) 270-4647 (work cell)

President & CEO
Dr. Albert Knapp, Psy.D, BCBA-D, RPT
(310) 376-2468 Press 1 (main office)

Scheduling FOR
Existing Clients ONLY

Service: In office Therapy or Psychological Testing
(310) 376-2468 Press 2 (main office) OR email WEEKEND CLIENTS PLEASE CALL MAIN OFFICE Press 1

Service: Home/Community Based ABA or Social Skills Group
(310) 376-2468 Press 2 (main office) OR