Our Story

Our story started way back when a little girl named Ziba would play with her dolls. Her play themes always intrigued her parents, as she would always pretend (through symbolic play) that her dolls were hurt and she would take care of them by bandaging their eyes because they were blind, or make a wheelchair out of cardboard boxes because they could not walk. At the young age of 7, Ziba had no idea what a therapist was, so when people would ask her what she wanted to be when she “grew up” she would say, “A nurse, so I can take care of people who can’t see or walk.”

Services

Behavior Intervention

Behavior Intervention Program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Social Skills Therapy

It provides children and teens with special needs social experiences in the center and the community.

The objectives of the DIR®/Floortime™ Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on skills and isolated behaviors.

Mental Health Services

We are dedicated to supporting and empowering you through a collaborative process that addresses your goals and areas of need. We believe that the primary foundation to addressing these needs is the trust that is built in the therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist.

Music Therapy (MT)

Music therapy is the clinical use of music to facilitate therapeutic interventions that accomplish individual goals. Music therapy embraces the motivating and structural properties of music to create an effective and rich learning environment.

Adaptive Skills

The Holding Hands Adaptive Skills Program addresses the practical everyday skills a child, teen, or adult needs in order to function at home and in the community. Our program targets 5 Adaptive Skills domains: self-care, communication, behavior (non-maladaptive), social skills, and play-leisure.

Adult Social Skills Group

Adult social skills relationship-based program centered on the following 5 principles: Self-Advocacy , Empowerment, Education,  , and Support

Modified Cognitive Behavior Intervention (M-CBI)

Modified Cognitive Behavior Intervention (M-CBI) is a client-centered program designed for TEENS AND ADULTS (AGES 15 THRU 40) .

ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a widely recognized, research-based treatment methodology for understanding and improving human behavior.

Our Staff

Sagine Philippeaux
Sagine Philippeaux
M.S., BCaBA, ABA Program Coordinator Los Angeles South, Clinical Supervisor
Karina Daoulatian
Karina Daoulatian
ABA Program Coordinator, Calabasas
Ziba Nassab, CEO
Ziba Nassab, CEO
Director of Clinical Services, Psy.D DIR Certified Clinician/ Educator PEERS Certified
Elicet Gonzalez
Elicet Gonzalez
M.S., AMFT, Social Skills Program Coordinator and Bilingual Parent Trainer
Patrik Boghouzian
Patrik Boghouzian
M.A., AMFT, Social Skills Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor
Simina Eshtenhardi
Simina Eshtenhardi
Ph.D., LMFT # 107463 License Marriage and Family Therapist
Alice Arabian
Alice Arabian
M.S, BCBA , Associate Director of In-Home ABA Services
Candida Gallegos
Candida Gallegos
B.A, DIR Certified, DIR Program Coordinator
Dr. Monica Terrell
Dr. Monica Terrell
PSY. D, Social Skills Associate Director
Lusine Akelyan
Lusine Akelyan
M.A, Associate Director of N.P.A ABA Services
Carrie Hammond
Carrie Hammond
LMFT, BCBA, Director Of the ABA Program & Mental Health Services
Lisa H. Overbeck
Lisa H. Overbeck
MT-BC, Advanced DIR Floortime TM Provider Associate Director of Clinical Services
Eric R. Kane
Eric R. Kane
M.Ed. BCBA., ABA Program Coordinator
Cindy LaCost
Cindy LaCost
Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY 24638

Recent posts

4 days ago

Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services

This sweet boy is turning 6 & brings us all so much joy at the office ❤️

He politely told me, “Boss lady, I don’t think you can call me Boss Baby anymore, but you can call me Boss Boy, because I am 6 now.” 🥺🥰🥳
“Yes Boss Boy, you are right! I look forward to seeing you grow & I can’t wait to call you Boss Man one day!”
#birthdayboy #remotelearning #purejoy ❤️ #futurebossmaninthemaking 😎
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Another Sesame Street Favorite 😷

#masks #specialneeds #sensorychalleges
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services

As a multidisciplinary clinic we respect that it takes a village & partnership when treating a child with developmental, behavioral and sensory needs. The team starts with the child & parent and the interdisciplinary team members ( OT, BI, SLP, DIR, PT, Teacher, Counselor etc..) working with the family. We have collaborated with Jessica over a DECADE and highly recommend her for Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She has 12 years of experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and over 20 years’ experience working with children. Jessica prides herself in being able to treat the “whole child” and help them meet their upmost potential by utilizing developmental, sensory and holistic approaches.

She has training in Sensory Processing, Floortime and Applied Behavioral Analysis. She also has formal training with feeding therapy including baby led weaning, sensory, oral motor and the SOS Approach (Sequential Oral Sensory.) You can learn more and follow her along on Instagram or Facebook @otwithjess

OTWITHJESS@gmail.com
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services

To all the teachers, therapists, & admin support staff who have been showing up to support clients/students during this pandemic...THANK YOU! Many have been supporting their own kiddos at home or bringing them to work and they too share the same concerns as you & some are scared, but they are SHOWING UP! Virtual online school/therapy has its challenges, but remember some of the greatest influencers were introduced to us online. #mrrogers
We are full of gratitude for each and every teacher, therapist, behavioral support staff, and the dedicated admin support staff that keeps all in check and holds us all together. You are all my heroes 🦸‍♀️ 🦸🏾‍♂️ 💯 ZHN #thisshallpasstoo #findthegoodnessinothers #lifeisteachingyoulessons #weareholdinghands ♥️💯
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
Translate »