Dr. Greg Allen
Dr. Greg Allen, Ph.D., LMFT, is a highly regarded and accomplished Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 30 years of dedicated service in the South Bay and LA Harbor areas. Beyond his impressive clinical work, Dr. Allen is also the Founder and Director of Freedom4U and Hearts Respond, non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting and coaching young people in fulfilling their potential. His multifaceted expertise encompasses a wide range of counseling and therapeutic areas, making him a valuable resource for individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges. With a profound commitment to improving the lives of his clients, Dr. Allen excels in areas such as communication, depression, conflict resolution skills, addiction, anxiety reduction, trauma, and emotional struggles. He empowers individuals with practical life skills to navigate and overcome the difficulties they encounter. Through his extensive career, Dr. Allen has fostered a strong community relationship in the region, particularly in youth-focused initiatives.
Dr. Allen's professional journey is marked by significant roles, including Director of the Thelma McMillen Center at TMMC and the Matrix Institute as part of UCLA ISAP. His work extends to the world of sports psychology, where he provides valuable services to youth, college, and professional athletes, as well as coaching staff. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Allen has actively contributed to the field of Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, with a focus on young people and adults. He has held pivotal positions such as Adult and Adolescent Program Director for the Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Clinical and Administrative Director of the UCLA/Matrix Institute Integrated Substance Abuse Adult and Adolescent Programs.
Dr. Allen's professional collaborations span a diverse spectrum of clients and organizations, including physicians, attorneys, therapeutic professionals, healthcare and community-based agencies, employee assistance programs, public and private schools, probation and police departments, as well as institutions like the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Furthermore, Dr. Allen is renowned for his work with youth-focused initiatives. He founded and directs Freedom4U, a non-profit youth organization dedicated to guiding young people toward fulfilling their potential. His contributions also extend to Hearts Respond, where he plays a pivotal role in counseling and supporting individuals and families.
Greg Allen's academic journey is impressive, having earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and his Masters degree in General Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. His thirst for knowledge led him to receive his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from William Lyon University. Dr. Allen is an active Seminar & Conference Speaker, sharing his insights and expertise with a wider audience.