Who we are:
Dr. Gregory E. Allen, Family Counseling, Inc. is a South Bay group practice consisting of Licensed Therapists and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. This practice helps individuals, teens, couples, parents and marriages. We work collaboratively with Physicians, Attorneys, Employee Assistance Programs, Therapeutic Professionals, Educational, Law Enforcement and Community Agencies.
ABOUT DR. GREG ALLEN, Ph.D., LMFT:
Dr. Greg Allen, LMFT helps individuals, couples and families in areas of communication, depression, conflict resolution skills, addiction, life coping skills, anxiety reduction, trauma, emotional struggles, fears and developing resiliency. Dr. Allen supportively teaches practical life skills to help individuals progress through the challenges they are experiencing.
Dr. Allen has been Director of the Thelma McMillen Center at TMMC and the Matrix Institute as part of UCLA ISAP. He provides sports psychology services to youth, college and professional athletes. Dr. Allen has also been a Special Advisor to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Dr. Greg Allen works collaboratively with the following:
Physicians, Attorneys and Therapeutic Professionals
Healthcare and Community Based Agencies and Organizations
Employee Assistance Programs
Public & Private School Administrators, Counselors & Teachers
Youth Private and Non-Profit Programs
Probation & Police Departments
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
California Youth Authority
Performance enhancement for amateur and professional athletes and coaches
Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs, Interventionists and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors
Dr. Greg Allen received his Bachelors degree as a Psychology major from the University of Delaware, where he also received 2 varsity letters in football. He received his Masters degree as a Summa Cum Laude graduate in General Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Greg received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from William Lyon University. He is a Clinical Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. Dr. Greg Allen is active as a Seminar & Conference Speaker. In addition, Greg is the Founder & Director of Freedom4U; a non-profit youth organization dedicated to coaching young people to fulfill their potential. (www.freedomcommunity.com)
Phone: (310) 846-8403
Jamie Hayworth-Chin, MA, LMFT:
Jamie Hayworth-Chin is a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in treating individuals, couples and families. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Jamie uses an integrative approach grounded in family systems therapy to help clients see how relational issues impact their mental health by looking at all aspects of the self (both individually and in relation to others): physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Jamie is experienced in treating a variety of age groups and issues including but not limited to: addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and relationship issues. As a certified Prepare/Enrich instructor, Jamie is also dedicated to assisting both premarital and married couples in thriving within their relationships by providing necessary emotional support and guidance. In working with couples, Jamie assists in identifying relational patterns and communications skills that strongly correlate with high relationship satisfaction and resilience.
Kryss Castle, MS, LMFT:
When teens and young adults feel overwhelmed and at a loss with how to handle stressors and situations occurring in their life, that’s where I come in. My passion is to help people walk through difficult times with tools to cope, someone to support them, and clarity on how to handle situations with what works best for that person.
My approach is all about you! What works best for you as a unique individual.
I have my BA in Political Science. My MBA and my Masters of Science in Counseling: Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy. I have worked as a therapist for the past six years in the South Bay in private practice and with the non-profit Freedom 4 U. I work mainly with individuals 12-27, families, and run teen groups in and outside of schools.
In my free time, I LOVE to travel, go to the beach, eat amazing food, and workout. You may also find me roaming around town with my dog Bella.
Kryss Castle, LMFT, EFT, Recovery Coach
Nicole Chura, MSW, ACSW
CA ACSW 106612
Nicole has always been driven to work with children, youth and young adults that are experiencing mental health disorders. Nicole has over seven years of experience working with children, youth and you adults. She attended the University of Southern California to receive her Master of Social Work and Therapy degree. Nicole uses an empathic and holistic approach when working with the clients. Nicole has extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders, panic disorders, learning disabilities, trauma, and depression. Nicole is extremely passionate in advancing representation of people of color, and underserved communities. Nicole prides herself as a biracial woman and is representative of the many individuals who have overcome anxiety and panic disorder. Nicole immersed herself in child development, adolescent development and young adult psychology from both USC and CSUN correlating physical and physiological growth and corresponding mental disorders that can lead to obstacles in schooling, social life, and career settings.
Nicole has extensive experience working with anxiety disorders, panic disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, self harm, OCD, bipolar disorder(s), attention deficity/hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD), learning disabilities, trauma and healing in family systems.
Nicole would love for you to know that she has a passion for sports and believes in sports and movement as a form of therapy. She is a competitive soccer player, former dancer and gymnast. In practice, Nicole emphasizes the healing factors of music, movement, and mindfulness. Nicole brings a sense of livelihood, vibrancy and energy into her therapy sessions to make clients feel at home. Nicole is working on becoming a future LCSW and doctor .