I am a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. I earned my BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Boston College and my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. I also have specialized training in Play Therapy from the University of California San Diego. I worked as a Therapist and Clinical Director at a specialized day school for children with Learning Differences in Los Angeles for seven years. I run a private practice and teach parenting classes. I married the love of my life, who is also one of the best bass players you will ever meet, and I am the very lucky mother of Riley (5) and Liam (3) who keep me more busy than my career these days! I am also the go to girl for my mommy friends when it comes to questions about child development, strategies to tackle specific parenting obstacles, and concerns about social skills, anxiety, and potential learning issues. Please feel free to send questions my way: katiehurleylcsw(at)gmail(dot)com You can also find my weekly columns on moonfrye and Mommy Moment.
Sean is the love of my life and the best daddy around. He plays the bass for a living, which means that he can usually be found in one of the many recording studios in Los Angeles playing the bass lines for any number of bands/recording artists (just google him, it’s easier). If he’s not playing on someone else’s record, he’s in his own studio writing and producing. And if he’s not doing that…you can probably catch him on tour with one of the biggest solo artists in rock.
Riley was born in December, 2006. She loves princesses, dancing, reading, fashion (well, her own fashion anyway), playing the drums (yikes) and all things girl. She talks almost non-stop and makes each day a wonderful adventure. Liam arrived on the scene in September, 2008. He loves cars, trucks, building, reading, singing, and playing piano. Not to be left out, he also talks almost non-stop and considers himself the joker of the family. I fought long and hard to have them, and I truly don’t know where I would be without them.