Meet Our Team
Monica Fyfe, LMFT, BCBa, RPT-S
Monica Fyfe is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #47541 and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Monica grew up in the South Bay and graduated from El Segundo High School. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. It was at UCLA where Monica first began working with children on the Autism Spectrum under Dr. Lovaas, and a passion for children and families was born.
She went on to receive two master's degrees. The first M. A. degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis. The second M.S. degree from California State University, Los Angeles in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Currently Monica is an Instructor at University of California, San Diego, Extension, providing classes in their Play Therapy Certificate Program.
Monica worked as a Behavior Consultant and Specialist for Wiseburn Unified School District (WUSD), helping to create an Inclusive Pre-School Setting using Best Practices, and helping to create an infrastructure of skilled Behavior Technicians.
She has also provided Behavior Consulting for Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) as well, with focused support at MBMS and MCHS.
Monica was also a Clinical Director at two of LA's top NPA/ABA agencies.
Monica is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), one of the few in the South Bay. Monica is also a Certified Provider for The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for adolescents, 13-17 years old, community-based and school-based. In addition, Monica served on the Board of SB-LB CAMFT, as Secretary. Monica also served her Play Therapy community as President of the LA Chapter of CAL APT.
Monica also follows her passion to help children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder in providing social skills support, as the Founder and Executive Director of OUR VILLAGE, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency. Please visit www.ourvillageslc.org for more information!
Monica is available for School In-Services, Community Talks and Trainings, and ASD and Social Skills Consultation.
Monica is available for child, teen and parent PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES, Play and Social Skills Group support, as well as Behavior Analytic services and consultation, in our Play 2 Learn office.
Toni Brown, Ed.D.
Working with young people and families to navigate the developmental and educational pathways they will encounter has always been Toni’s passion. Having spent the last 20 years in public education Toni has the background and experience to support parents and their children as they navigate the best social and educational pathway together. Toni hopes to continue to support families by educating, advocating, and coaching with any educational concerns. As an educator, Toni has had a variety of experiences and most recently served as the Principal of Pennekamp Elementary in Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Toni’s educational career started as a teacher. After completing her Master’s in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University, Toni left the classroom to become a Middle School Counselor where her passion for advocating for students was born.
Thereafter, Toni began the doctorate program in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California, graduating in May of 2012. Shortly after Toni was fortunate to assume the role of Assistant Principal at Manhattan Beach Middle School.
It is with this breadth of experience in both educational roles and pedagogy Toni is able to give children and families the tools and skills needed to find social and academic success in their school settings.
Toni is available for community talks and education, group support and consultation.
Toni is available for INDIVIDUAL PARENT and/or TEEN/YOUNG ADULT EDUCATIONAL COACHING SESSIONS here at our Play 2 Learn office.
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Renee Dokmanovich, R.N.
Renee is a registered nurse and mother of 3. She is an Echo Parenting certified parent educator and parent coach. She has worked in classroom settings for 10 years and has experience supporting children with special needs. In addition, Renee volunteers at The Knowing Garden Community School in Redondo Beach as a parent teacher & social emotional supporter with students, parents and staff. She is passionate about her work in the community supporting parents, children, families, and educators.
Renee teaches Echo Parenting's empathy-led 6 week class series based on child development, brain development, and social & emotional intelligence. She also hosts parenting workshops and support groups. Her continuing education requirements are filled in the most current areas of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Brain Science , Psychology/Mental Health, Child Development, Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Trauma Informed Care conferences, Echo Parenting & Education workshops, and Dr. Dan Siegel's Mindsight Classes.
Renee's parenting groups are offered throughout the year at locations such as the Knowing Garden in Redondo Beach.
Renee is available for INDIVIDUAL PARENT COACHING SESSIONS here at our Play 2 Learn office.
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