Avi Satz, founder of Core Coaching Groups, has worked in the personal development field for over a decade. During that time, he held positions as a program manager, marketing/outreach coordinator, admissions director, program director and as a director of operations. He has also consulted for recovery programs, treatment professionals and have developed private practices for therapists and yoga instructors. Avi is an experienced public speaker on the topics of personal development, mindfulness practices and healthy relationships.
His competencies include: personal development, Positive Thinking, team leadership, marketing strategy, developing relationships with referring professionals/companies, communication skills, organizational management and improving business culture.
Sophia Galano, MSW, is an Associate Social Worker (#69296). After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College, Sophia earned her Masters Degree from The Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Sophia specializes in adolescent and young adult therapy and utilizes a creative approach in pursuing a deeper understanding of the human psyche. Her training has brought her coast to coast, and she has extensive experience in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to her clinical roles at various treatment centers, Sophia provides individual and family therapy at Manhattan Beach Professional Group under the supervision of Dr Martha Koo, M.D. As a trained fine artist, and avid yogi, Sophia may also incorporate art and movement therapies into her work. Sophia is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Tara Sindler began her career in residential treatment centers addressing co-occurring disorders in 2008. Over the years, she has continued to explore her passion in how to support clients in learning how to enhance their emotional regulation and stress reduction capacity, as well as increase problem solving abilities. Tara also provides trauma renegotiation and re-patterning through a wide range of models to address and update adaptive strategies clients develop to survive the best they can with the skills they currently have.
Bringing a deep, personal appreciation of the therapeutic process, Tara integrates and applies mind/body interventions such as mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Resiliency Model, Trauma Informed Yoga and Trauma Release Exercises for trauma renegotiation and stress reduction; along with Attachment Focused EMDR and other clinical interventions based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory to address developmental and relational trauma. Tara is also informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mentalization, and Motivational Interviewing to support clients in moving through patterns of behavior that get in the way of them living a life that has meaning for them.
Currently, Tara provides services in private practice, at a premier dual diagnosis outpatient program in Santa Monica, and at the Core Coaching Groups. Her services include individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling as well psycho-educational groups, including a weekly DBT group, to develop skills for emotion and nervous system regulation.