I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters Degree from Alliant International University, San Diego. I am a Marriage and Family Specialist. I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 30 years and my career experience spans from being a parent and educator to a coach/mentor for professionals, fellow students and parents. I counsel children, families, individuals and couples on all issues impacting one’s healthy and productive life-style.
Sam Blumberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Co-Founder of the Blumberg Family Therapy Group. Sam completed his masters degree at Alliant International University and from there began working at a non-profit organization, providing therapy to foster children through out San Diego County, helping them stabilize and transition into their foster homes.
Lauren Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with children aged 0-5 and providing parent education and support. Lauren has 6 years of experience supporting parents in managing challenging behaviors including aggression, difficulty adjusting to transitions, and anxiety. Lauren uses Positive Discipline techniques to work with families in improving their functioning and creating meaningful relationships. Lauren also has extensive experience in trauma work with children and adolescents ages 3-18 and is able to support individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression.
Specializes in children ages 2-18 years old. Experience with at-risk youth, trauma, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, ADHD, grief/loss, and adjustment issues. My focus in therapy is to meet the child's unique individual needs while strengthening the parent-child relationship. Therapeutic approaches to therapy include: client centered play therapy, sandtray, trauma informed, attachment theory, and strength based.
Angel Herrera-Castaneda is a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University-San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos. Angel has a passion for serving underprivileged communities and has over 6 years of extensive experience providing trauma-informed treatment for children (ages 0-21) and their families involved in the foster care system.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore the ins and outs of any difficulties they may be facing and looking to improve. I believe it is important to utilize a person-centered approach and collaborate with the client to find out what they are looking to gain from attending therapy so that their goals can be efficiently obtained.