Core Team – Liza Auciello, PsyD


Liza is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in psychological testing, early identification and intervention, behavioral disorders, and trauma. During her ten-year tenure at Children’s Institute, Inc., Liza worked as a staff psychologist conducting psychological assessments with children. She also served as director of the Child and Family Assessment Center and as vice president of Mental Health Programs. In the latter role, she was responsible for program effectiveness, staff performance and wellness.

In September 2006, Liza began her role as founding executive director of A Thousand Joys. Liza ensures ATJ’s effectiveness by providing strategic, operational and inspirational leadership that is consistent with the mission and values of the organization. Liza has participated in complementary healing, meditation and yoga for nearly 25 years. She is committed to developing wellness models for staff in the mental health field and treatment models that incorporate complementary/alternative healing for clients. She holds a doctoral degree in health psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.