Erika Llantero, MFTI

In-Home Teen and Family Coach


  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) #67864, Supervised by Mona Tahsini, MFT #49806  
  • M.S. in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy and Rehabilitation, B.S. in Psychology 
  • Training in Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, Structural Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Transition to Independence Process
  • Advanced training in adventure-based counseling and experiential facilitation
  • Strength-Based and client-centered in assessment and treatment planning


  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2015-present)
  • Mental Health Therapist and Mental Health Specialist for Starlight Community Services focused on high-risk youth and their families. Provided individual, group, and family therapy, as well as rehabilitation support to youth. (2008-2015)
  • Counselor with teens at Peninsula Alternative High School providing academic and mental health support, as well as facilitating teen parenting groups. (2008)
  • Therapeutic Behavioral Coach for Starlight Community Services providing intensive, short-term services to youth and their families focusing on reduction of maladaptive behaviors and increasing pro-social coping skills. (2007)
  • Worked with children, teens and families at Ramapo for Children in various roles, including experiential facilitator, lead facilitator, and assistant director of school-year programs. Provided services to at-risk youth providing individual, group and family support to increase pro-social and conflict resolution skills. (2000-2006)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Teaching families positive communication strategies
  • Adventure and experiential therapy
  • Student athletes
  • Parent coaching and support
  • Anxiety, depression, and trauma

Additional interest areas: addiction and recovery, co-parenting, meditation and mindfulness, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation