Marriage Counseling Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Jeff Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Additional areas of focus include: - Pre-marital and Marital Therapy - Self-Esteem - Anxiety - Depression - Restoring Broken Relationships - Sex Therapy - Sex Addiction.
We, as humans, are wired for relationship and connection. Often challenges in life bring about difficulties that are deeply troubling and painful and get in the way of our relationship with our self and others. My desire is to help you navigate these challenges to help restore hope and healing in your life and relationships with others. I approach our time together as an honor and privilege, and want our time to be safe and transformational.
Additional areas of focus include: - Pre-marital and Marital Therapy - Self-Esteem - Anxiety - Depression - Restoring Broken Relationships - Sex Therapy - Sex Addiction.
We, as humans, are wired for relationship and connection. Often challenges in life bring about difficulties that are deeply troubling and painful and get in the way of our relationship with our self and others. My desire is to help you navigate these challenges to help restore hope and healing in your life and relationships with others. I approach our time together as an honor and privilege, and want our time to be safe and transformational.
(619) 346-4479 View (619) 346-4479
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Zabreen Shaikh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Hello! My clientele typically consists of BIPOC individuals, couples, and families holding multicultural identities (first gen, bilingual, spiritual, etc.). My areas of focus include supporting my diverse clients through life transitions (break ups, marriage, moving cross country, career changes), depression and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, burnout, grief/loss, and more. Regardless of the circumstances bringing you to therapy, I ensure culturally informed counseling honoring the relationship between your mental health concerns and cultural background.
Hello! My clientele typically consists of BIPOC individuals, couples, and families holding multicultural identities (first gen, bilingual, spiritual, etc.). My areas of focus include supporting my diverse clients through life transitions (break ups, marriage, moving cross country, career changes), depression and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, burnout, grief/loss, and more. Regardless of the circumstances bringing you to therapy, I ensure culturally informed counseling honoring the relationship between your mental health concerns and cultural background.
(858) 786-0659 View (858) 786-0659
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Gauri Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
Hi, my name is Gauri Sanchez and I'm a License Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm passionate about supporting my clients through the journey of life, healing and transformation. I believe in collaboratively working with clients to enhance their self-understanding, self-love and self-empowerment. I am experienced with working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life challenges/transitions, relationship problems, victims of crimes and grief.
Hi, my name is Gauri Sanchez and I'm a License Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm passionate about supporting my clients through the journey of life, healing and transformation. I believe in collaboratively working with clients to enhance their self-understanding, self-love and self-empowerment. I am experienced with working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life challenges/transitions, relationship problems, victims of crimes and grief.
(619) 586-6551 View (619) 586-6551
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Lara J. Duff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Why do you postpone yourself? -Seneca. You made it to the beginning of something life changing and awesome! I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Eudaimonia Therapy, Llc. I am compelled to share this journey in self awareness with you. I treat individual adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges; obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, aggression, co -dependency issues, trauma, etc. An area of interest is Women’s Issues, connecting with our own inner strength, beauty and grace as Women, and embracing our feminine spirit.
Why do you postpone yourself? -Seneca. You made it to the beginning of something life changing and awesome! I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Eudaimonia Therapy, Llc. I am compelled to share this journey in self awareness with you. I treat individual adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges; obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, aggression, co -dependency issues, trauma, etc. An area of interest is Women’s Issues, connecting with our own inner strength, beauty and grace as Women, and embracing our feminine spirit.
(619) 432-4860 View (619) 432-4860
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Bryanna Cazares: Hope Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Supervised by Jennifer Whetstone, LMFT 53763. Hi, my name is Bryanna (she/her), I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I understand that life can throw us in many different directions to a point where we feel lost. My role is to support and help you navigate through stages of life and experiences. I am here to create a safe space and build a trusting therapeutic relationship. By using a systemic lens, we can better identify the areas of your life that need attention and healing. We can work together to strengthen your sense of self and overall quality of life.
Supervised by Jennifer Whetstone, LMFT 53763. Hi, my name is Bryanna (she/her), I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I understand that life can throw us in many different directions to a point where we feel lost. My role is to support and help you navigate through stages of life and experiences. I am here to create a safe space and build a trusting therapeutic relationship. By using a systemic lens, we can better identify the areas of your life that need attention and healing. We can work together to strengthen your sense of self and overall quality of life.
(858) 879-6793 View (858) 879-6793
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Nate Morrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Hi there, I am glad you found me. I believe in the value of therapy at different points in our lives. My areas of therapeutic experience include; life transitions, dating, breakups, marriage, parenting, military and veteran families, church/belief dynamics, loss, accountability, aging, disabilities/different abilities, as well as business and academic pursuits. My clients have described my style as genuine, attentive, caring, and creative. I aim to create a comfortable environment where you can shake hands with any emotion that is necessary.
Hi there, I am glad you found me. I believe in the value of therapy at different points in our lives. My areas of therapeutic experience include; life transitions, dating, breakups, marriage, parenting, military and veteran families, church/belief dynamics, loss, accountability, aging, disabilities/different abilities, as well as business and academic pursuits. My clients have described my style as genuine, attentive, caring, and creative. I aim to create a comfortable environment where you can shake hands with any emotion that is necessary.
(619) 313-4874 View (619) 313-4874
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Kimiko Castle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Kimiko Miller, LMFT 90382. I am interested in helping individuals, couples, and families to communicate more effectively. I utilize somatic release, breathwork, as well as the creative process in my therapy technique, such as dreams, art, writing, and various creative expressions you choose to explore. I specialize in relationship issues such as dating, divorce, substance abuse, mental health, and marital challenges. I am here to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and how to work through various issues that may be affecting one's life negatively.
Kimiko Miller, LMFT 90382. I am interested in helping individuals, couples, and families to communicate more effectively. I utilize somatic release, breathwork, as well as the creative process in my therapy technique, such as dreams, art, writing, and various creative expressions you choose to explore. I specialize in relationship issues such as dating, divorce, substance abuse, mental health, and marital challenges. I am here to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and how to work through various issues that may be affecting one's life negatively.
(619) 374-8776 View (619) 374-8776
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Ana Ruth Y Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Ana Ruth Yela Castillo is a dedicated Marital and Family Therapist with clinical training as an Art Therapist. Her mission includes empowering families and individuals in overcoming and transmuting intergenerational trauma while remembering their resilience and their magic. Rooted in her passion for justice and her nuanced understanding of the pervasive impacts of colonialism, racialized economies, and systems of oppression, Ana Ruth shows up in support of BIPOC communities and Allies, and those who are in service to uplifting communities.
Ana Ruth Yela Castillo is a dedicated Marital and Family Therapist with clinical training as an Art Therapist. Her mission includes empowering families and individuals in overcoming and transmuting intergenerational trauma while remembering their resilience and their magic. Rooted in her passion for justice and her nuanced understanding of the pervasive impacts of colonialism, racialized economies, and systems of oppression, Ana Ruth shows up in support of BIPOC communities and Allies, and those who are in service to uplifting communities.
(619) 493-3142 View (619) 493-3142
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Jorge Limon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I have a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist. My Master's degree from Cal State Northridge has given me a strong educational foundation that enhances my expertise. I have experience in trauma-focused therapy and prioritize collaborative efforts with my clients, ensuring that we work together to achieve their therapeutic goals.
I have a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist. My Master's degree from Cal State Northridge has given me a strong educational foundation that enhances my expertise. I have experience in trauma-focused therapy and prioritize collaborative efforts with my clients, ensuring that we work together to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(619) 800-4779 View (619) 800-4779
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More Ramot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
I'm a Marriage and family Therapist (and psychologist in Israel), experienced in working with young kids (from birth), with developmental and emotional difficulties, parental difficulties, relational difficulties, marital conflict, anxiety and life challenges.
לפעמים אנחנו צריכים מישהו שיכוון אותנו במסע לעבר חיים מאושרים ומשמעותיים. We all need some help finding our path to live a happier and meaningful life. Together we can discover your path to increase life satisfaction. I will bring my many years of experience, working with kids and adults, and you will bring yourself, your family and your story. I'll be happy to try and help you feel better via telehealth in all of California or in person in San Diego.
I'm a Marriage and family Therapist (and psychologist in Israel), experienced in working with young kids (from birth), with developmental and emotional difficulties, parental difficulties, relational difficulties, marital conflict, anxiety and life challenges.
לפעמים אנחנו צריכים מישהו שיכוון אותנו במסע לעבר חיים מאושרים ומשמעותיים. We all need some help finding our path to live a happier and meaningful life. Together we can discover your path to increase life satisfaction. I will bring my many years of experience, working with kids and adults, and you will bring yourself, your family and your story. I'll be happy to try and help you feel better via telehealth in all of California or in person in San Diego.
(858) 293-8979 View (858) 293-8979
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Shelley Majors
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
My name is Shelley Majors, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an office in Claremont, California. I see clients online or in person depending on their preference. I work with individual adults and couples interested in changing some aspect of their lives. I believe it’s important to find the therapeutic approach that fits for the client rather than having them adapt to a particular theoretical orientation. As a therapist who has been practicing for almost 30 years, I’ve trained on several theories but prefer a more eclectic approach which allows me to utilize whatever style seems to work for each client.
My name is Shelley Majors, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an office in Claremont, California. I see clients online or in person depending on their preference. I work with individual adults and couples interested in changing some aspect of their lives. I believe it’s important to find the therapeutic approach that fits for the client rather than having them adapt to a particular theoretical orientation. As a therapist who has been practicing for almost 30 years, I’ve trained on several theories but prefer a more eclectic approach which allows me to utilize whatever style seems to work for each client.
(858) 533-8018 View (858) 533-8018
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Rayna Petikas
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, BCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I provide individual and couples therapy, non-religious pre-marital counseling, executive coaching, leadership consultation, and performance enhancement.
I enjoy helping adult clients manage mood disorders, clarify career and life ambitions, and navigate critical transition periods. Additionally, I work with couples to help them better understand one another and improve their overall relationship, as well as more effectively manage relational conflicts and tensions. Lastly, I offer executive coaching services. It can be lonely and hard to get feedback at the top. Executive coaching provides the support of a confidant and sounding board, while creating an action plan towards further self-development.
I provide individual and couples therapy, non-religious pre-marital counseling, executive coaching, leadership consultation, and performance enhancement.
I enjoy helping adult clients manage mood disorders, clarify career and life ambitions, and navigate critical transition periods. Additionally, I work with couples to help them better understand one another and improve their overall relationship, as well as more effectively manage relational conflicts and tensions. Lastly, I offer executive coaching services. It can be lonely and hard to get feedback at the top. Executive coaching provides the support of a confidant and sounding board, while creating an action plan towards further self-development.
(619) 815-7313 View (619) 815-7313
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Interwoven Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
If you are like the clients we see, you are eagerly looking to nurture conscious & satisfying complex relationships with yourself, others, & your spirituality. Maybe you want to process if the marriage you're in is still right for you, or maybe you're looking for the right partner but keep attracting the wrong kind of partners. Maybe you're grieving the loss of old relationships and trying to make space for new, meaningful ones. Or maybe you have social anxiety after Covid and are looking to reintegrate into a new social life that feels tricky to navigate. We can help navigate these issues to help you find what you're looking for.
If you are like the clients we see, you are eagerly looking to nurture conscious & satisfying complex relationships with yourself, others, & your spirituality. Maybe you want to process if the marriage you're in is still right for you, or maybe you're looking for the right partner but keep attracting the wrong kind of partners. Maybe you're grieving the loss of old relationships and trying to make space for new, meaningful ones. Or maybe you have social anxiety after Covid and are looking to reintegrate into a new social life that feels tricky to navigate. We can help navigate these issues to help you find what you're looking for.
(619) 489-6867 View (619) 489-6867
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Mártir Therapy – Helping Families, Couples, Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AAMFT, 98858
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
Are you or your family having a difficult time? Have you been affected by sexual assault or community- level violence? Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unable to move forward in your life or your relationships? Anxiety, marital problems, family conflict, relationship difficulties, depression, and other emotional challenges can be the result of abuse or violence that you or your family experienced. In therapy, we will build towards empowerment, meaning, and identity so that you can achieve your goals. You can function better at work and at home. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Are you or your family having a difficult time? Have you been affected by sexual assault or community- level violence? Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unable to move forward in your life or your relationships? Anxiety, marital problems, family conflict, relationship difficulties, depression, and other emotional challenges can be the result of abuse or violence that you or your family experienced. In therapy, we will build towards empowerment, meaning, and identity so that you can achieve your goals. You can function better at work and at home. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(858) 751-4392 View (858) 751-4392
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Patricia Ulloa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
Greetings! I'm Patricia Ulloa-Green, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive 24-year background in the mental health field. Dedicated to assisting individuals navigating adversity, I bring a passion for helping others discover creative solutions tailored to their unique needs. Having triumphed over my own challenges, I approach therapy with a deep understanding of life's complexities.
Greetings! I'm Patricia Ulloa-Green, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive 24-year background in the mental health field. Dedicated to assisting individuals navigating adversity, I bring a passion for helping others discover creative solutions tailored to their unique needs. Having triumphed over my own challenges, I approach therapy with a deep understanding of life's complexities.
(619) 333-5806 x92114 View (619) 333-5806 x92114
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Michelle May Balke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Congratulations on being a step closer to a happier, more fulfilling, loving, and harmonious life. If you would like help with any of the following you are in the right place: Adoption concerns, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Depression, Children’s Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Struggles, Parenting Concerns, and Relationship Challenges. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980. Call for a complimentary, get acquainted phone call : (619) 322-0681. Let's see if I can help.
Congratulations on being a step closer to a happier, more fulfilling, loving, and harmonious life. If you would like help with any of the following you are in the right place: Adoption concerns, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Depression, Children’s Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Struggles, Parenting Concerns, and Relationship Challenges. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980. Call for a complimentary, get acquainted phone call : (619) 322-0681. Let's see if I can help.
(619) 512-2920 View (619) 512-2920
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Jacqueline Bonelli Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Welcome! My name is Jacque Smith, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 25 years. I offer in-person and on-line psychotherapy for individuals and couples. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. You will learn so much more about my practice by visiting me at www.sdpsychotherapist.com
Welcome! My name is Jacque Smith, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 25 years. I offer in-person and on-line psychotherapy for individuals and couples. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. You will learn so much more about my practice by visiting me at www.sdpsychotherapist.com
(619) 378-7111 View (619) 378-7111
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Veronica Viesca
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
As a native of Southern California, I deeply connect with the diverse communities I serve. My passion for advancing the field of Marriage and Family Therapy led me to pursue extensive education and training, culminating in a Doctoral degree. With a strong foundation in research, clinical practice, and business, I founded two impactful ventures in 2023: The Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), a California non-profit, and The Institute for Relational Well-being, a national practice. These initiatives reflect my unwavering commitment to enhancing mental health services and promoting community well-being.
As a native of Southern California, I deeply connect with the diverse communities I serve. My passion for advancing the field of Marriage and Family Therapy led me to pursue extensive education and training, culminating in a Doctoral degree. With a strong foundation in research, clinical practice, and business, I founded two impactful ventures in 2023: The Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), a California non-profit, and The Institute for Relational Well-being, a national practice. These initiatives reflect my unwavering commitment to enhancing mental health services and promoting community well-being.
(858) 261-5483 View (858) 261-5483
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Shaul M Saddick
Psychologist, MA, PhD, QME
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Are you experiencing any of the following problems: psychological stress, psychological trauma, difficulties in coping, or depression as a result of relationship / marital issues, divorce, loss, job-related psychological / physical injury, or a motor vehicle accident in which you may have become physically or psychologically traumatized? If you are, I can assist in evaluating and psychologically treating these issues. I can help restore psychological wellness and improve the over-all quality of your life. I am proficient in the following languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi ( Persian).
Are you experiencing any of the following problems: psychological stress, psychological trauma, difficulties in coping, or depression as a result of relationship / marital issues, divorce, loss, job-related psychological / physical injury, or a motor vehicle accident in which you may have become physically or psychologically traumatized? If you are, I can assist in evaluating and psychologically treating these issues. I can help restore psychological wellness and improve the over-all quality of your life. I am proficient in the following languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi ( Persian).
(858) 207-6968 View (858) 207-6968
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(858) 264-0917 View (858) 264-0917
Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.