About Us


Our Partnership

Well-Mamas tribe was founded and co-facilitated by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Itzel Ballew, LMFT 101210 and Claudia Rios-Gastelum, LMFT 97284. 

Claudia and Itzel have independent practices but decided to come together to create and facilitate the Well-Mamas Tribe groups to offer Spanish and English support groups in San Diego, Ca. 


Meet Claudia...

Hi there! My name is Claudia and I am a wife, mommy-to-be of a little boy + 2 pups, and a mental health counselor. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping families find and create little moments of joy. My passion for early childhood and perinatal mental health lead me to a postgraduate fellowship in the mental health needs of the parent-infant relationship. I decide to establish my private practice, Little Way Therapy, to empower San Diego families. I currently serve as the training chair for Postpartum Health Alliance, a San Diego based nonprofit that provides resources for postpartum families.


Meet Itzel...

Hello and thank you for following along! 

I’m Itzel, wife and mama to 2 boys- - my 11 year old step-son and two year old son! I’m also a mama of two fur pups and water turtles. We are busy in the Ballew household! 

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working full-time in a school-based setting. I also provide therapy in private practice to women, couples, children and adolescents. Most recently, I helped create Well-Mamas Tribe (WMT) to provide therapeutic groups for postpartum families. I am passionate in helping women and families find their voice and clarify their needs and wants out of their relationships and lives. 

For more about my work visit itzelballewtherapy.net. 

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Drop us a line...

Please be aware that the use of email or this form for communication does not establish a therapist-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form. If you are considering harming yourself or someone else or are in need of IMMEDIATE crisis counseling assistance, please call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240, 24 hours a day/7days a week. For life threatening emergencies, please call 911. 

Well-Mamas Tribe

5252 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California 92117, United States