Tania Bradkin

Mama to 16yo twins, Bilingual Psychotherapist, Psychiatric Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, ASW, MSW, Latinx, Pura Vida Tica, Preschool Teacher, Advocate, Former Commissioner, Social Services for the City of Santa Monica

Tania Bradkin, ASW, MSW, specializes in working with children and adolescents, seniors, couples and families, and is dedicated to serving our Spanish speaking community as a bilingual psychotherapist and psychiatric social worker. Her emphasis in mental health and military populations addresses the effects of trauma and stress, integrating the wealth of evidence based interventions generated by ongoing neurobiological findings such as cultivating a mindfulness practice for well being; she is also Sensorimotor Psychotherapy I trained via founder Pat Ogden's institute and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)I trained via EMDR founder Francine Shapiro’s academy. Her strengths-based and solutions-focused approach assists clients with anxiety, depression, transitions and other challenges and phases of change. Tania is the mother of teenage girl/boy twins, has worked as a preschool teacher as well as with special needs populations, and brings first hand knowledge regarding stages of development as the foundation to her focus on milestones, attachment issues and family dynamics. She looks forward to working with you and/or your family to provide tailored, innovative and holistic solutions that fold into your life, increase happiness and well being. Tania graduated from the University of Southern California School of Social Work and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work after completing two bachelor’s degrees at American University in public communication and political science. In addition to EMDR, her post-graduate certifications and training includes CBT and TF-CBT, music, art, animal and play therapy, and she specializes in understanding and addressing the challenges families face in this era of increased access to technology. Tania has also served as a Commissioner, Social Services, for the City of Santa Monica, a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and an advocate at Tania is the daughter of working class immigrants; her mother is from San Jose-Tibas, Costa Rica and her father is from Budapest, Hungary. Her father is a Veteran who entered the United States as a refugee and served in the United States Army before he had obtained his citizenship. Tania is most proud of being the granddaughter of a Hungarian metal artist who infiltrated Nazi camps in Budapest and saved his beloved mentor as well as other families. There's also Mayan in her blood, Mama's side✊