Itzel Ballew, Psychotherapist, Co-Founder, Operations Director

Itzel, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 101210) providing bilingual (Spanish) psychotherapy services in San Diego, CA. Itzel, helped co-founded and currently operates as both a psychotherapist providing treatment and managing the behind the scenes operations of Well-Mamas Counseling. She works with individuals and couples in the prenatal and postpartum period. Itzel has a special interest in working with moms navigating their motherhood journey who may be struggling with depression, anxiety and past or current experiences of trauma. Click here to learn more about Itzel’s qualifications, special trainings, and philosophy.


Claudia Rios-Gastelum, Psychotherapist, Co-Founder, Clinical Director

Claudia is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #97284) and is a strength-based and holistic practitioner who strives to support each individual in finding their path towards resiliency.  She offers individual, conjoint, and family therapy psychotherapy in San Diego for a wide range of issues. Among them: anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief and loss, trauma, women's issues and maternal mental health.

She earned a postgraduate fellowship specializing in Infant-Parent Mental Health and integrates the infant-parent mental health lens  in treatment. Claudia’s special interest is to support women who have experienced trauma, NICU parents, LGBTQ and military families. She is also available for individualized parent coaching to develop positive parenting techniques. Click here to learn more about Claudia’s qualifications, special trainings, and philosophy.