Senior Clinicians

Deryl Goldenberg, Ph.D.

Email: deryl@vhap.org

Dr. Goldenberg is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years of experience helping children, parents and couples. He is involved in overseeing our various programs and providing ongoing staff supervision. Dr. Goldenberg also has a private practice where he offers psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

Amber Ito, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Clinical Administrator
Email: amber@vhap.org

Amber plays a key role at VHAP and is responsible for the oversight of the majority of client programs and oversees the in-take of new clients, program staffing and collaboration with school districts and regional centers. She evaluates incoming referrals and matches clients with a clinical team that best supports each client’s needs. Amber is very skilled in collaborating with outside professionals, parents and clinical supervisors to provide clinical solutions to resolve relational and programmatic barriers that can arise within a client’s program.
Melinda Martinez, M.A., LMFT

Melinda Martinez, M.A., LMFT

LMFT #99318
Clinical Program Manager
Email: melinda.martinez@vhap.org

Melinda is a clinician with over 20 years experience working with individuals (0 – adult) and families, including individuals with ASD and other developmental differences. In her work with clients, she focuses on supporting and honoring differences and helping families strengthen relationships. She is a licensed psychotherapist who also has experience and training in the field of communicative disorders, as well as with anti-biased practices, human development, cultural differences, and systems-based practices. Melinda also has extensive experience with DIRFloortime®. At VHAP, Melinda provides clinical and administrative management of VHAP’s Adaptive Skills program, clinical supervision and management of case supervisors, clinical orientation and developmental trainings for new and continuing staff, and adaptive skills assessments.

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