Barbara Olinger, M.S.W.
Family Consultant


Barbara Olinger has her Masters in Social Work and has worked with children and families in both educational and therapeutic settings for 35 years. This includes having been a Child and Family Therapist,  a Supervising Clinician in an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, co-founder of a co-operative preschool, and Director of Family Development at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside. In her private practice, she focuses on supporting parents of young children and providing training for preschool teachers. She offers individual and couples sessions, groups and phone consultations. 

Barbara is featured on the national website,

In addition to her book Barbara Has two DVDs, "Growing From the Roots" and "Welcoming Your Second Child",  available on

Welcoming Your Second Child: A Workshop with Barbara Olinger 2014  

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