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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.,
BCBA-D, RPT-S

Founder & Executive Director

Lynn Bender

Lynn Bender

Billing and Scheduling Coordinator

Kalisha Record

Kalisha Record, M.S.W, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

 

Sandra Gelblicht

Dvora Kravitz, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kelsey Harrold

Kelsey K Harrold, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Mariana Gost, M.A., AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 

April Ampuero

April Ampuero, B.S. Psychology

Intake and Scheduling Coordinator

 

Sandra Gelblicht

Sandra Gelblicht, Psy.D.,

Post-Doc, Psychological Assistant

 

Carolina Ochoa

Valynn Anderson-Kendrick M.A., AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Carolina Ochoa

Rachel Edmond, M.S.W., LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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BB, Therapy Dog

(in training)

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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

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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

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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

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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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Easter Sunday Sunday, April 4th
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 9th
Memorial Day Monday, May 24th
Father’s Day Sunday, June 20th
Independence Day Sunday, July 4th
Labor Day Monday, September 6th
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25th
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26th
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25th
Day After Christmas Saturday, December 26th
New Years Eve Friday, December 31st

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Contact

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

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)
akaadmin@akatherapy.com

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

Practice Manager
Julie Brown
310-376-2468 Press 1 (main office)
julie@akatherapy.com

ABA Clinical Director
Alicia Glover, MA, BCBA
(562) 270-4647 (work cell)alicia@akatherapy.com

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

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
mentalhealth@akatherapy.com

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