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.
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.