About Eli


My name is Eli Ko, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #94549), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and I am trained and certified in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT). I am actually trained in a few different therapy approaches to address psychological concerns (i.e., behavioral issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment, etc) including CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy), PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), etc. However, I have found that many of my parents and their young children tend to like Experiential Play Therapy. Why? Because this form of play therapy takes a child deeper to the emotional world, which targets the deeper part of the brain where change happens.

While Play Therapy is rarely a one session fix, it is the most developmentally appropriate and healthy approach I've used to help young children heal from past trauma experiences, improvement behaviorally in the home and school environment, and learning healthy and age-appropriate coping skills. 

I am also trained in Brainspotting, I have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 training, in addition seek monthly consultation to further develop my skills. I have used Brainspotting with both adults and children who have experienced trauma, suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other psychological concerns.