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FOCUS Provider

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) is a resiliency training program for families with children and couples facing adversity and traumatic stress across a variety of situations. It allows families to build their own story about their life experiences and learn key skills that support resilience. Learn more about FOCUS here! The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center offers training in the FOCUS Model to community providers throughout the US. Below is listing of agencies that provide FOCUS followed by a list of individual providers that have been certified in providing FOCUS to Families.

Find an Agency

sort descending Street City State / Province Country Phone
G.Edward Bryan, PhD, MFT
238 Cassou Road San Marcos CA United States (760)591-9364
Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre
A 45 St. Lawrence Ave Oromocto NB Canada
Gander Military Family Resource Centre
Gander NL Canada 709-256-1703
Halifax and Region Military Family Resource Centre
Halifax NS Canada 902-427-7770
Idaho Family Wellness
3320 Milwaukee St. Suite 150 Boise ID United States (208) 514-2610
IntegraLife Health & Trauma Institute - Hemet
151 N. Gilbert St. Ste D Hemet CA United States 951-221-3640 / 951-210-3978
IntegraLife Health & Trauma Institute - Moreno Valley
12730 Heacock Street Ste 7 Moreno Valley CA United States 951-221-3640 / 951-210-3978
Johanna Buwalda Med, MA, LCPC
Eagle River WI United States (773)370-4789
John Whittington, MS, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
540 North Golden Circle Drive, STE 312 Santa Ana CA United States (949) 310-2688
LAUSD Bell/Cudahy Clinic
7326 S. Wilcox Ave. Cudahy CA United States 323-869-1352


Certification in the FOCUS model requires successful completion of FOCUS with multiple families and participation in ongoing consultation with the UCLA NFRC Trainers. We would like to congratulate the following individuals on becoming certified in FOCUS for Families, FOCUS for Couples, and/or FOCUS Skill Building Groups.

Name Type
Adrine Babakhanyan FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Alejandra Aceves FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Alexa Gonzales FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Alexandra Peterson FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Alexis Cooperman SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Alicia Perez FOCUS for Families
Alina Antonyants SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Allison Nilsson FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Allison Patch FOCUS for Families
Alysha McCuistion FOCUS for Families
Amanda Bragg FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Amanda Cross SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Amy Hammond SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Amy Nash FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Ana Arias FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Ana Milanes SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Ana Sanchez Marroquin FOCUS for Families
Andrea Hernandez SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Andrea Saavedra FOCUS for Families
Angel Barrios FOCUS for Families
Angela Nicholson FOCUS for Families
Angela Nicholson FOCUS for Families
Anisa Reid FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Anita Kwan FOCUS for Families
Anne Foy SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Annie Beck FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
April McBride FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Aron Powers FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Ashley Canas FOCUS for Families
Astrid Topete FOCUS for Families
Aurielle Zeitler FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Averi Keith FOCUS Resilience Curriculum