Allison LaTona is a noted parenting consultant and psychotherapist whose life-changing consultation groups provide a practical and compassionate roadmap for those navigating the journey of parenthood. Focusing upon respectful parenting philosophies, the power of language, emotional intelligence, and a child's natural developmental capabilities, LaTona offers specific strategies and invaluable insights that ease the inherent challenges of contemporary parenthood.

Encouraging parents to be their child’s own story-teller, narrating their experience to help them make sense of their world and build language, LaTona often encourages parents to make personalized books for their child for various situations to facilitate this process visually, thereby increasing understanding, emotional containment, and reassurance. To this end, she is partnered with Twigtale.com as an advisor and author of many books helping children everywhere. Her work empowers parents with the vision and tools to create thriving and fulfilling family lives, and fosters long term connections within a supportive community.

Allison has seventeen years of experience counseling children, families, couples and individuals, and has facilitated groups in private practice, as well as at Santa Monica's Babygroup™ with Donna Holloran, for well over a decade. With fifteen years "in the trenches" raising now two adolescents, her personal path complements her professional credentials. Allison's empathy, experience, and dedication fuel her passionate commitment to her work.

Allison LaTona Headshot Allison leading a discussion group.

“The opportunity to impact someone’s approach to parenting,
and see that become a foundation for the rest of their lives, is incredibly rewarding.”

- Allison LaTona, MFT