Lauren Schade, M.A., M.A., AMFT  -

License 119063​

         * Not accepting new clients - wait list available *


My credentials indicate that I have completed two Master's Degrees programs, in Counseling Psychology and in Peace and Justice Studies, and that I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, license 52988.

I am passionate about providing children and teens with the experience of feeling seen and heard. I am approachable and supportive and create a safe space for the client to explore their challenges and strengths, learn and practice coping and emotional regulation skills, build resilience, and grow in their self-understanding and self-esteem.

I believe that the collaborative process between therapist and parents is an essential requirement for a successful treatmnet of the child. I work closely with the parents as to offer them support and parenting strategies. 

My therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamics, attachment theory, play therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices. Together we will come up with a therapy plan personalized for your child and family’s needs. I provide individual, sibling, and family therapy.

I have worked with children and their families for the last 13 years as a therapist at a trauma informed school, a residential counselor in an orphanage in Thailand and a group home in San Diego, and as a parent educator with CWS-involved families. 

It is an honor to come alongside my clients, and I look forward to getting to know you.