WHO WE ARE
It Takes THE VILLAGE is a private practice established in 2012.
We are a team of qualified, experienced professionals including occupational therapists, marriage and family therapists and speech therapists.
With a staff of over 20 dedicated team members, we have a variety of skills and specialties to serve you.
THE VILLAGE APPROACH
We believe that by working together to provide more collaborative and comprehensive intervention, we can help our clients and their families to progress in a more effective and efficient manner.
Working together under one roof creates an environment in which consultation between therapists can occur very quickly and therefore the input can be easily integrated into therapy sessions.
We have the ability to have multiple counselors working together to support individual members of a family and the family as a whole.
We are also able to provide occupational therapy and speech simultaneously in order to enrich the therapeutic experience.
This is a unique opportunity which we, at THE VILLAGE, are thrilled to provide members of our community.
We chose our name because we believe that it takes a village perspective to support our clients.
THE VILLAGE FOUNDERS
Get to Know Us
Wendy Pickren is the Co-Founder of It Takes THE VILLAGE.
Wendy is passionate about supporting kids and their families in developing the skills they need to live their best lives.
This passion is in alignment with her interest in the field of Occupational Therapy, which she has been practicing for more than 28 years.
In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1992, Wendy earned a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1994.
Wendy has specialized in techniques related to Sensory Integration and has led clinicians from all departments at THE VILLAGE in incorporating these techniques into the care they provide to our clients.
Wendy has raised her children in Folsom and is thankful for the opportunity to support children and their families close to home and in the greater Sacramento area.
She is especially thankful for the teamwork she experiences and the vision she shares with Amy Loulan, LMFT as they laid the foundation and continue to grow a strong community of support at It Takes THE VILLAGE.
Amy is the Co-Founder of It Takes THE VILLAGE.
Amy began her academic journey at Michigan State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Humanities, and went on to San Francisco State University to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling with an dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling.
Amy worked in the non-profit sector working in residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, addiction treatment programs, and outpatient programs for foster youth. In doing this work with children and adolescents the need for coordination of care with all the settings for that young person was imperative and sparked a desire to create a clinic where a family could receive all their services in one location. A clinic where providers would collaborate with each other to design the most effective treatment plans possible!
Amy works from an eclectic theoretical framework integrating cognitive-behavioral strategies, through a family systems lens and a focus on solution-oriented, outcome-based therapy.
Amy has worked closely with many community professionals including pediatricians, attorneys, school administrators and teachers, and believes in working together to assist our community members to reach their personal goals.
Amy has lived in this community for over 20 years with her family including her two daughters, son, and also a myriad of family members from the animal kingdom! She enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, van life, running, and fitness!