Meet the FamilyTime Center Therapists

Meet the FamilyTime Center Therapists


  Ronald L. Kaufman, Psy.D., Psychologist PSY17178

Ronald L. Kaufman
 Dr. Ronald L. Kaufman

Dr. Ron Kaufman has been provided psychotherapy and biofeedback in a variety of clinical setting since 1983, first as a marriage and family counselor in Southern Florida, and after graduating Pepperdine University as a licensed clinical psychologist here in Southern California. In addition to his extensive training in CBT for adults, children and families he is certified in the Parent ProjectTM and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is the owner of a multi-facility in-patent practice employing sixteen psychotherapists and trainees, serving some three hundred clients. Severely crippled by peripheral neuropathy in 2012, he turned to BrainPaint® training to successfully reverse his condition. After training family members and friends to overcome ADD, ADHD, PTSD and bipolar disorder in short order with similarly positive results, he decided to become an authorized BrainPaint® provider and open up centers providing neurofeedback and supplementary psychotherapy to the community.


  Maureen King-Goldberg, M.S., MFT, Marriage and Family Therapist MT17406

Maureen King-Goldberg
 Maureen King-Goldberg has been providing psychotherapy and supervising interns for the past 30 years. Licensed in 1979, Ms. King-Goldberg first worked at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles providing therapy addressing end-of-life issues to children with chronic and often life-threatening illnesses. She subsequently worked as a clinical supervisor at a private school funded through LAUSD AB3632 servicing children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances, including children with ADD, ADHD, Autism and other psychiatric disorders. Ms. King-Goldberg subsequently accepted a clinical supervisor position at the HELP group, a non-profit psychiatric facility specializing in children and adolescence with severe psychiatric disorders. There she coordinated a group home facility, provided individual, group and family therapy for the needs of the residential patients and families. Additionally, Ms. King-Goldberg was the Clinical Supervisor for the MFT internship at the H.E.L.P Group and coordinated the Outpatient program that serviced the greater San Fernando community at large. While with the H.E.L.P Group Ms. King-Goldberg met and married her favorite therapist, Dr. Harry Goldberg. Taking time off to start a family Ms. King-Goldberg returned to part-time work at Sylmar Rehabilitation providing treatment to severely disturbed adults who reside in a locked psychiatric facility while working through issues that gravely disable them. Ms. King-Goldberg maintains a private practice in Sherman Oaks servicing individuals, families and children with special needs (ADD ADHD, psychiatric disturbance) as well as marital discord and meditation. FamilyTime Center is honored to have her on staff.



  Harry D. Goldberg, Ph.D., Psychologist PSY9181

Dr. Harry D. Goldberg
Doctor Goldberg graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Aliant University) with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 1983. He met his wife while training together at the HELP group – a non-profit organization serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs. Although he has extensive experience as a forensic evaluator and clinical supervisor and clinical supervisor, Dr. Goldberg maintains a private practice treating adults, adolescents and families with psychological and substance abuse issues. He is a member of APA, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and a past president of Forensic Mental Health Association of California.




Rabbi Zalman Perlman, M.A., Intern (RPA94020569)

Rabbi Zalman Perlman
Rabbi Zalman Perlman is a pre-doctoral intern and registered psychological assistant providing services at FamilyTime Centers. He received a Bachelor of Religious Studies degree from the Rabbinical College of America, an internationally known institution of higher education. After 6 years of rigorous study Rabbi Perlman was granted his Rabbinic ordination by some of the leading rabbinical authorities in the world. For the next two years he acted as Assistant Rabbi at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee where he served the needs of students on a social, educational and spiritual level. In 2013, Rabbi Perlman received his Masters Degree in Psychology from Ryokan College in Los Angeles, and anticipates completing his Psy.D. in June of 2015. He is trained to provide CBT and BrainPaint® training. Rabbi Perlman loves getting to know his patients and their families and helping them improve their quality of life. As an avid cyclist and endurance athlete, he spends his spare time raising money and awareness for children with special needs through charity events. He currently lives with his wife in Sherman Oaks, California.


ROSS PHILLIPS M.A., CATC-IV, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #87179

Ross Phillips returned to California in 2009 after spending most of his adultlife overseas. His travels included North America, Latin America, Asia, and North Africa. Ross believes that living and working in Europe and the Caribbean for many years afforded him an open mind,compassion, tolerance, and respect for cultural differences and beliefs. Curiosity, learning, and communication are themes in his life. Ross is a Certified Addictions Treatment Councilor (CATC IV) and has worked with alcoholics, addicts and their families since 2010. Ross received his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. While Ross’ particular specialty is working with individuals, couples, and families with problems exacerbated by chemical abuse and dependence, he is experienced in working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues, from diverse backgrounds including adolescents andseniors, professionals and low-income individuals, varied sexual and gender identifications, and wide-ranging religious affiliations. With a positive and professional attitude, he practices with an empathic, client-centered approach informed by CBT techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and Neurofeedback. He is fluent in both English and French with communication skills in Spanish.



Celena Horton

Celena Horton, MSW is a registered ASW 60478, social work intern. She is a humanistic person centered mental health therapist, who believes in meeting the client where they. However, she is eclectic in the theoretic frameworks and techniques that she utilizes with her clients. Her personal mantra is empowering, and motivating her clients', to incite change. She has over five of years' experience of working with individuals, families and couples in various settings including field based, outpatient and private practice settings. Her specialty is working with adults, including those who have severe mental health conditions as well as those coping with everyday life stressors. She completed her undergraduate studies at Cal-State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, with a specialty in mental health. Then, she went on to complete a Master of Social Work in Social work at Cal-State Los Angeles. She is currently enrolled in a Psychology Doctorate program with an emphasis in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Psychology, her anticipated graduation date is December of 2018.




E. Scott Stella
Scott Stella is a pre-doctoral intern and registered psychological assistant providing services at FamilyTime Centers. Although Mr. Stella is the Forensic Director of a rehabilitative program working with mentally ill offenders, he has also worked extensively with kids and their families at mental health clinics in Los Angeles. While earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge, he developed the idea for Bubble Stories, a workbook published by YouthLight Inc. designed to give therapists a different kind of tool to use when working with children from ages 6 – 15. Mr. Stella is passionate about mindful meditation, a healing practice in which he personally engages as well as one in which he trains others. He is also a talented songwriter, guitarist and singer. With all his accomplishments, his daughter remains the light of his life.



Raul G Canchola
>Raul Canchola is a clinical psychology Psy.D student at Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology and a registered psychological assistant.He earned his masters degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University and trained in Marriage and Family Therapy. As part of his clinical training, he has done rotations in local school districts where he has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and families. Additionally, he has worked as a neuropsychology extern at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments to children and young adults. Before working directly in the field of psychology, Mr. Canchola served in the United States Army and worked in law enforcement. He is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, and his clinical interests include working with diverse populations. Moreover, his research interests include adverse childhood experiences, trauma, crime and delinquency, and resiliency.





Dr. Riichiro Miwa
Dr. Riichiro Miwa is an experienced and enthusiastic clinician, clinical supervisor, author, and life-coach with a unique background. He was born in Japan, earning his BA and MA from ICU, a prestigious, private Japanese university. He earned his doctorate from Pepperdine University (an APA-accredited program). He is currently employed as a clinician and clinical supervisor in an inpatient facility and as well as a clinical supervisor in a graduate school counseling center, where he supervises graduate students and MFT interns; he teaches as an adjunct professor in a local graduate program. Because of his personal experience, background and philosophy, Dr. Miwa offers services in a culturally sensitive manner. His main focus is the individual client, whom he helps to find what is best for them, using realistic and reasonable interventions. He takes a holistic, integrated approach which is tailored to each individual. His mantra is “Your life can be much simpler and happier.

Anthony Rucker

Anthony Rucker

I believe everyone has the capability to be an effective part in improving their quality of life. I feel privileged to be trusted in the process of working toward this improvement. I counsel children, couples, and individuals. My expertise includes working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and relationship discord. I have worked with children in multiple settings including group homes, schools, and community programs. I have authored a book on relationship building and maintenance as well as present lectures and workshops on topics such as dating, building healthy relationships, and the effects of the digital presence on trust and intimacy.

My theoretical approach is Gestalt, which means I work with clients to explore problematic patterns of behavior and human interaction and help them creatively adapt them to their current needs and desires. I believe in using the whole of the human experience including art, music, and other creative mediums as forms of safe expression, processing, and release.

I am a doctoral candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. I am a fervent learner who is dedicated to continual study and furthering my understanding of the diverse and complex issues facing people of all backgrounds and walks of life. My goal is to present a safe space for you to experience, talk about, and process life that focuses on self-worth and growth.


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