At Children and Families, Inc. we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world.

But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now. 

Cedria Roberson, Psy.D.
Psychological Assistant

Dr. Roberson earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University in 2012.  She received a Master's degree in Social Work and in Psychology.  Dr. Roberson considers herself to be a strength-based clinician and believes that "each of us has the power to change with determination and support."  According to Dr. Roberson, "I find that many people who seek treatment are multifaceted and present with their own narratives to their life."  Dr. Roberson uses many of the techniques offered through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as treatment foundation in order to meet individuals' needs.  "My hope is to be of help to those who seek new beginnings, clarity, and change."


Our Board

Dana Goland (chair) 

Sheree Brown,  Karen Goland, & Barbara Rhodes, Ph.D.

Sandra Cortez, B.A.

Editor of Newsletter & Family and Community Care Specialist​​
Mrs. Cortez has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology.  

She is a certified Infant Massage Instructor by WINC without Borders and MPAP Parent Educator.  Mrs. Cortez is fluent in English and Spanish, is culturally aware, able to effectively communicate and connect well with our children and families, and is actively engaged with the community in need.  In addition to the above, she is a registered behavioral technician and has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Her professional interests include providing both direct and indirect clinical services to families in need.

Welcome to Children and Families, Inc.! Our​ ​Mission is to empower young children and families in overcoming adversities while promoting emotional well-being, health and family cohesion. We are also committed to the Vision of Empowering our future with confident and capable individuals. Together, we can make a difference! 

About Us

Diana Lopez, M.A., BCBA
Psychological Clinical Trainee

Ms. Lopez is currently a  clinical psychology student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA.  She is passionate about working with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Down Syndrome, etc.).  Additionally, Ms. Lopez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Her interest is to empower the community to be more receptive to mental health services through psychoeducation.

La Faune Gordon, Ph.D., M.S

Executive Director
Dr. Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing culturally-sensitive, specialized intervention to infants, young children and families who are at risk and/or have
experienced trauma. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Psychology and in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Gordon is a California-endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor by World Institute for Nurturing Communication (WINC) without borders, Certified Effective Black Parenting Instructor, Certified Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) Parent Educator, and Advanced level provider of Developmental Individual Relationship (DIR) Floortime. Dr. Gordon has over 20 years of clinical supervision and consultation experience in both the public and private sector and has conducted numerous presentations, trainings, and workshops.