Rancho Cucamonga Team
Rancho Cucamonga Child and Family Center
Address:10532 Acacia St., B4, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Services:Individual Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy
Site Supervisor:Emily Liwanag, LMFT
It can be overwhelming as a parent when your child is experiencing emotional and behavioral concerns. My focus in my practice is working with children, families, and adolescents on a variety of difficult topics. My areas of expertise with children include neglect, divorce, trauma, aggressive outbursts, anxiety, grief and loss, and abuse.
My goal is to offer a safe space to openly express and explore these areas. I use a humanistic/ attachment focused approach and I utilize a variety of interventions (Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, mindfulness, sand-tray and Trauma-Focused CBT) to best fit each individual client I work with. I have extensive experience working with young children (0-5) and have training in several modalities for this population (Watch, Wait and Wonder, Preschool PTSD, Theraplay).
I received both my BA in Psychology and my MS in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. I have experience working in school based counseling as well as community mental health.
Hello my name is Mayra, I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. I received my
master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from University of La Verne. Most
of my work has been through non-profit organizations, including community
mental health and school-based treatment. I have worked in the social
services field for the past 14 years.
In the last four years my clinical focus has been children as young as 8
years old into young adulthood as well as families. It truly has been a
privilege to work with children, adolescents, young adults as well as entire
families struggling with life balance, work or school problems, stress, loss,
trauma, depression and anxiety. The impact that these life problems have,
can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. I provide support to help
manage these feelings, and barriers to the wellbeing of individuals.
I am a compassionate, warm, and direct therapist. I am committed to
helping individuals, and families live an enjoyable and fulfilling life. My
approach is tailored to each individual needs, and also utilize evidence-
based practices to treat trauma, depression and anxiety. I strive to help my
clients unlearn the behaviors, patterns, and beliefs that brought them into
therapy by learning new ways of coping; to help them reach a place where
they are emotionally healthier, more authentic, and better prepared to take
on new challenges.
I look forward to meeting you, collaborating in enhancing your autonomy in
a safe place where you can find the healing you have been looking for.
Chelsea Lamb, LMFT
Meaningful, healthy connection is the yin to the yang that is the internal self. Research supports that when we do not receive secure experiences around intimacy we develop a higher risk for developing psychopathology and physical disorders. My approach to therapy entails utilizing the Interpersonal Process by providing a collaborative partnership and a secure space that will allow you to explore, understand, and work through the underlying core conflicts that contribute to disconnect, avoidance, self-sabotage, anger, unhealthy coping strategies, anxiety, and depression.
I have over 5 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds with a variety of needs and concerns. I value the principle of client response specificity and work to mold therapy around your unique self and needs. Every individual is different and must do this work at their own pace and time. It is my goal to join, support, and contribute to your process of growth and wellness in evidence-based ways that empower your autonomy and sense of self.
I have experience in the following areas: Life transitions, Identity development, Complex and attachment trauma, Child and adolescent development, Shame and self-compassion, Communication and conflict resolution, Grief and loss, Anxiety, and Depression. In 2014, I graduated from the California State University at San Bernardino with my Master’s in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Since graduating, I have focused on developing into a dynamic and resourceful clinician. I will utilize any and all research supported techniques and strategies in helping you to reach your goals.
Monique Q. Manriquez, LCSW
When we as humans experience stressors, traumas and challenges, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel in different ways. If you have ever found it difficult to navigate barriers in your life and experience anxiety and depression as a result, let’s talk. Together we can work on strategies and skills that will allow you to problem solve those barriers and address the root causes of them so you can begin to work towards a life you want.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2018 and have worked with older adults who experience chronic and serious mental illnesses since 2012. I identify as a Cisgender female and am sex and body positive and support relationships in all their forms. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Human Sexuality from California State Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University San Bernardino. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Maslow’s, Strengths Based and Solution Focused therapeutic modalities. I’m a mother, a wife, spiritual, feminist and a first generation American born Filipino. All of these elements will be reflected in my work and approach to our journey together.
I work to create a non-judgmental, honest, steady and kind space for us to explore your life together. I believe it is my job to follow your lead in regards to timing, subject matter and intensity. I welcome everyone, despite gender, age, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference. I also utilize mindfulness techniques to help individuals learn to be in the present moment and to acknowledge and accept their vulnerabilities and emotional experiences.
I aim to have open and honest relationships with my clients along with being consistent, authentic and compassionate. My ultimate goal for healing your most
authentic self is to allow you to experience being grounded in love and compassion for yourself. Being willing to be vulnerable, to face our insecurities and to acknowledge our feelings is one of the most courageous things we can do and will only bring you closer to living a full and healthy life.
Rosemarie Minera, LCSW, RPT-S
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”
– Maya Angelou
As a therapist I am here to bear witness to your story and to provide you with a collaborative space with which to learn, grow, and heal. I am a Bilingual (Spanish speaking) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 59913). I have over 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in addressing areas such as trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, emotional regulation, grief, life transitions, adjustment disorders, and attachment issues. I am trained and certified in evidence-based practices of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma, and Incredible Years. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Theraplay and have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I utilize these treatment interventions in my practice to best meet your individual needs.
I have experience in working with children as young as two and in working with parents to support them in addressing their children’s emotional and behavioral concerns. Children communicate their stories through play as play is the natural language of the child. As a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) I specialize in the use of Play Therapy in helping children to express their internal worlds and to work through their thoughts and feelings to encourage healthy development.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine before obtaining a Masters in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. I am passionate about my work and in helping individuals meet their goals. I believe that we all have a story to share and can benefit from support as we create the narrative that we want for our life. I look forward to joining you in your journey.
Andrea Morales, LMFT
Hello, my name is Andrea Morales and I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a compassionate individual that understands how uncomfortable it can be to ask for help. It can be especially hard if you are typically someone that takes care of everyone and everything around you first and then are left at the end of the day feeling overwhelmed and with nothing left to give. I am here to tell you that you matter and it is okay to take care of yourself too. Parenting is tough, I’ve been there so I am here to support you and help you through the difficult times and transitions. The majority of my training has been working with underserved populations such as infants and young children ages 0-5, families in the foster care system, Hispanic families, and individuals who have experienced trauma such as abuse and neglect. I also have experience working with school- aged children, adolescents, and adults.
I am here to sit across from you and create a safe place for you to express yourself without the fear of being judged. That is why I take a person-centered approach in treatment and allow you to choose what you would like to explore in sessions. I also take a cognitive behavioral therapy and attachment-based approach and utilize play therapy in order to allow children to express themselves.
I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to mental wellness. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
A special Message: As we enter into a new way of life of social distancing our typical support systems and activities that once kept us functioning and sane are now altered. This brings a new set of challenges that none of us could have predicted or prepared for. Although these challenges we face are unprecedented I believe it is in our genetic makeup to overcome them. During this time I am happy to offer live video or phone sessions that are HIPPA secure.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (License Number 114926) and a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). I have been practicing for over 6 years and have worked within the behavioral health field for over 10 years. My experience includes working with a variety of clientele but I am particularly experienced in working with children and adolescents. However, my experience also includes working with adults, families, and couples. Everyone’s experiences are unique therefore my goal is to partner with you to identify balanced, individualized and practical tools to assist you achieve the outcome you desire from therapy.
My therapeutic work includes a variety of techniques and approaches including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tfcbt.org. Some of my specialties include: trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and behavior management.
Please feel free to call our office or email me if you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Toni M. Schrader, LPCC
Welcome! I’m so honored to share this space with you. No matter the reasons that bring us together, I recognize the privilege it is to connect with you and create a therapeutic alliance to reach the goals you have for your life. Whether you are seeking growth, change, healing, or life clarity, I invite you to join me in experiencing valuable life transformation. My counseling approach is rooted in the belief that people experience growth and change when they are supported, empowered, heard, and felt. I know how important these dynamics are and I aim to provide a space for you that is healing and affirming. Together we can help you access deeper emotional intelligence and move through troublesome issues, discovering your own valuable and unique solutions.
With a 10+ year background in counseling, trauma, youth work, and domestic violence, I remain passionate about mental health and making a difference in the lives of children, individuals, and families experiencing psychological trauma and distress. Supporting historically marginalized groups through culturally responsive services and interventions is a significant part of my life’s work and it fuels my passion both personally and professionally.
As a therapist, I have appreciated working with clients of all races, gender identities, and backgrounds and I also honor the comfortability that some clients feel in working with a fellow person of color. I am here for you. I identify with the LGBTQ+ community and look forward to working with clients in need of a safe space to process with a therapist that understands the unique needs of LGBTQ+ community.
As a Black and Native therapist I incorporate many healing practices and clinical interventions in my sessions. I believe in saving space for spirituality as appropriate and while I do not ascribed to one specific religious practice, I recognize the therapeutic relevance and connection to spirituality and self-identity. I can incorporate mindfulness, mediation, and affirmations in session with you.
I am a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #7498) and a Northern Illinois University graduate. I attended NIU for both my undergraduate degree in Family and Child Studies and my Masters degree in Counseling with a specialization in School and Mental Health Counseling. I have significant experience in the areas of trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem needs, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, racial trauma, youth counseling, and domestic violence.
One of the biggest things I’ve learned in my years as a therapist is that therapy is a meaningful alliance. It’s a connection and shared experience that can prove to be life changing with a shared commitment and solid therapeutic relationship. I look forward to connecting with you face to face and I send all the love, light, positivity, and support in the meantime.
“When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit in the dark with you.”
Danielle Vidart, LMFT
Hey there and welcome!
I am a body-positive, sex-positive, culture, race, belief-system, LGBTQ+, you positive therapist. It is my
goal to really see you and understand everything that goes into where you are right now in life. I use my
personal experience as a person who feels things (no robot therapist here) and has experienced trauma
to help me understand you and to help you understand you. I believe shaming you won’t get you where
you are going – only empathy, grace, and understanding.
If you are looking for a perfect therapist, I might not be the therapist for you. Have I locked myself out of
the office before a session? Yes. Could it happen again? Also, yes. It is this humanness that I bring to
therapy. For some of my lovely clients, I am the only one they can share their humanity with because
they have been shamed so long for having feelings, needs, and opinions. I am looking to have a space for
you to be who you are – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Also, I am not going to tell you how you should feel or what you should do in your situation. How you
feel is valid and let’s look into what you authentically want and how to get you there using your beliefs,
needs, cultural experiences, and personal barriers.
I love supporting people who have experienced trauma, attachment injuries from their past, imposter
syndrome, anger, and anxiety. My style is to find out how to meet the needs of your emotions to help
you work with (instead of against) how you feel and to help you nurture parts of you that were
wounded by loved ones, society, and maybe even you. I use humanistic or person-centered therapy
approaches with emotionally-focused and internal family systems interventions and a dash of cognitive-behavioral mindfulness techniques.
Feel free to reach out so we can start supporting you back to you. Looking forward to meeting you!
Samantha Villalobos, LMFT
“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”
-Stephanie Bennett Henry
I am amazed at the resilience of the human race. We are incredible beings that learn to adapt, resolve,
and persevere regardless of what is thrown at us. It’s just that, sometimes, we need a little help in the
process. It is my desire is to be a guide in your journey towards wellness.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a little over 14 years’ experience providing mental
health services to a variety of populations, ranging from young children to older adults. While I have a
wide array of experience working with different populations, my specialty is working with children,
teens, and women. I have experience working with children, teens and adults who struggle with
behavioral issues, suicidal attempts and ideation, Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Depression,
Anxiety, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and
Bipolar Disorder. I have experience providing support for those who suffer from grief and/or trauma. I
also have experience in working with individuals that are part of the LGBTQ+ population, of which I am
I believe relationships are the most powerful tool we can use for change and healing. I use a person
centered approach because I believe that supportive and empathetic understanding fosters growth and
healing. I also use a variety of tools from other theoretical approaches as supplements to enhance
treatment, including play therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy, because
I believe in using what works best for my clients.
Thank you for taking time to get to know a little bit about me and my approach. If you would like to
meet with me, I would be honored to have the privilege of working alongside you.
Yvette Wade, LCSW
People aren’t meant to be in put in boxes! We are each beautifully unique. My approach and interaction with you will reflect that value. Your difference will be warmly embraced.
My goal is collaboration. I will truly listen and learn about your specific and individual needs, strengths, goals, and challenges. From a holistic perspective, I will use my professional training to assist you in reaching your potential, achieving happiness, and overcoming life’s challenges.
The way we think impacts the way we experience the world, our level of happiness, and our ultimate fulfillment in life. During our time together I’ll help you develop, adjust, or improve your ability to positively impact any experience you have. You’ll learn new skills to navigate in any setting.You can achieve the change you seek. We are not meant to suffer. We are meant to thrive.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I obtained my BA is psychology and social behavior from UC Irvine and my MSW from USC. My training includes, but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, crisis intervention, problem solving, solution focused, and ACT. I’ve worked in various settings such as in-patient, outpatient, IMD, community mental health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and school based programs. My experience includes work with children (ages 13+), adolescents, adults, and older adults(65+). I’ve provided both individual and group therapy.
Are you struggling? Seeking answers? Want to reduce your suffering? I’d like to help.
I look forward to your call and I’d be happy to answer additional questions.