Monica Fyfe, LMFT, BCBa, RPT-S
Monica Fyfe is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #47541, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) #1-04-1781 and a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor #S2185. Monica grew up in the South Bay and graduated from El Segundo High School.
Currently Monica is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. She is also an Instructor in the University of California San Diego (UCSD Extension Program), 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.
Education, Training and Certifications:
Monica Fyfe 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 supporting autism 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.
Monica is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), one of the few in the South Bay. Monica also earned a Foundational Certification in Theraplay® , which is an evidence-based, attachment and play intervention for caregiver and child. It also is clinically significant for neurodiverse children as well.
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 , school-based and telehealth-based.
Community Support, Leadership and Volunteerism:
Monica served on the Board of SB-LB CAMFT, as their executive board Secretary.
Monica is also a Lifetime member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists).
Monica also served her Play Therapy community as President of the LA Chapter of CAL APT. www.calapt.org
Currently Monica is a Member of the Beach Cities Health District- Student Mental Health Task force and their Social Skills Committee, and created 2 videos for the community during COVID-19. https://www.bchd.org/video-series-staying-well-while-staying-together
And Monica is a main contributor of content, articles and videos for South Bay Families Connected and their Special Needs Resource page for the community as a site ambassador. She also supports their great work as part of their Virtual Advisory Board. https://dana-brawer-ehhy.squarespace.com/special-needs
Monica also follows her passion to help children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder in providing evidence-based social skills support, as the Founder and Executive Director of OUR VILLAGE, A Social Learning Community, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency. Please visit www.ourvillageslc.org for more information!
Monica is available for School In-Services, Community Speaking and Trainings, and Neurodiversity and Social Skills Groups Consultations.
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.