Jan Rakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
Female
(858) 376-7984
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Female
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
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Brenda G Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Female
(619) 649-8025
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92117
Female
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
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Kathie Sweeten
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
The decision to seek out therapy is not always an easy one. However, finding a therapist that provides support, encouragement and techniques that can improve how a person feels and functions in life is worth the effort. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have been licensed for over 20 years and I have worked in an office setting, in homes, schools and the community. I provide individual therapy, testing and assessment. I am trained in techniques using Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Female
(858) 905-5947
Verified

San Diego, CA 92127
Female
The decision to seek out therapy is not always an easy one. However, finding a therapist that provides support, encouragement and techniques that can improve how a person feels and functions in life is worth the effort. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have been licensed for over 20 years and I have worked in an office setting, in homes, schools and the community. I provide individual therapy, testing and assessment. I am trained in techniques using Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
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Loretta Lowery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging time or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, therapy is a great first step. I have 20+ years of experience working with individuals. We will work together to better understand the issues and resolve the challenges that continue in your life. With compassion, warmth and a safe environment, we will work together identifying issues, gaining insights into unhealthy patterns, setting goals for the future and making the changes you desire for a more fulfilling life.
Female
(619) 663-5972
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92110
Female
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging time or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, therapy is a great first step. I have 20+ years of experience working with individuals. We will work together to better understand the issues and resolve the challenges that continue in your life. With compassion, warmth and a safe environment, we will work together identifying issues, gaining insights into unhealthy patterns, setting goals for the future and making the changes you desire for a more fulfilling life.
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Elisabeth Caetano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
How in the world do I get through a pandemic??? Words you thought you would never say! Now more than ever, you feel the ups and downs of stress, anxiety, uncertainty and a sense of loss of control. (Me too!) You are an accomplished woman! How in the world are you feeling like you are on a roller coaster on a daily or even hourly basis? You have gotten through tough times before and are asking yourself, why the heck am I so out of whack? You are wanting the "How To" steps on navigating extraordinary times so you know you need a coaching approach to this whole mess so you can get the actual tools and move forward already!
Female
(858) 780-4222
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92129
Female
How in the world do I get through a pandemic??? Words you thought you would never say! Now more than ever, you feel the ups and downs of stress, anxiety, uncertainty and a sense of loss of control. (Me too!) You are an accomplished woman! How in the world are you feeling like you are on a roller coaster on a daily or even hourly basis? You have gotten through tough times before and are asking yourself, why the heck am I so out of whack? You are wanting the "How To" steps on navigating extraordinary times so you know you need a coaching approach to this whole mess so you can get the actual tools and move forward already!
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
Female
(678) 831-9282
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Female
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
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Marjan Davoudi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
Female
(858) 205-5486
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Female
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
Female
(858) 956-7579
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92117
Female
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Female
(619) 332-5010
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Female
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Julie Kyker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
Female
(619) 376-1135
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Female
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
Female
(858) 496-7681
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Female
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
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Delya Rahmani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS, CDPT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
UPCOMING! Just opened availability to accept ONLY 4 new clients starting Jan 18, 2021, then I will be fully booked again. If you want real results from each session you invest in then let's get started! I utilize Trauma therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems approach. As a holistic therapist who has done her own internal work, I can assist you past your deepest struggles. If you want lifelong tools you can actually apply between sessions and begin building your toolbox of empowerment let's start building! Perfect freedom, peace, and joy is your birthright and you can have it NOW, you don't have to do this alone!
Female
(360) 334-3451
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Female
UPCOMING! Just opened availability to accept ONLY 4 new clients starting Jan 18, 2021, then I will be fully booked again. If you want real results from each session you invest in then let's get started! I utilize Trauma therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems approach. As a holistic therapist who has done her own internal work, I can assist you past your deepest struggles. If you want lifelong tools you can actually apply between sessions and begin building your toolbox of empowerment let's start building! Perfect freedom, peace, and joy is your birthright and you can have it NOW, you don't have to do this alone!
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Shawn Dee Hartless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LEP Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
Female
(858) 914-4674
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92109
Female
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Female
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Female
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
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Rebecca Rabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
Female
(619) 502-9466
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92106
Female
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
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Jennifer A. Miller Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92120
Thank you for selecting my profile. At this time, I am not accepting new clients. I will be on sabbatical until January 2021. I wish you well on your healing journey.
Female
(619) 378-7076
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92120
Female
Thank you for selecting my profile. At this time, I am not accepting new clients. I will be on sabbatical until January 2021. I wish you well on your healing journey.
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Naomi Wahler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and we find that the ways we usually cope are not helping. Sometimes our personal journey involves difficult, seemingly impossible crises or losses. Sometimes we try to manage emotions with activities that help us feel better for a short time but then the cost starts to outweigh the benefits. I believe we all go through times like this when we are tired of struggling. The path towards recovering from these experiences seems more doable when we are able to find a renewed motivation and clear goals towards change.
Female
(858) 943-2658
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92121
Female
Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and we find that the ways we usually cope are not helping. Sometimes our personal journey involves difficult, seemingly impossible crises or losses. Sometimes we try to manage emotions with activities that help us feel better for a short time but then the cost starts to outweigh the benefits. I believe we all go through times like this when we are tired of struggling. The path towards recovering from these experiences seems more doable when we are able to find a renewed motivation and clear goals towards change.
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Nina Akin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Struggling with life transitions, addiction, depression, anxiety, hoarding or PTSD? With over 20 years experience helping people find their way to wellness-- my goal is to help you identify and solve the problems that are holding you back. Quality therapy is an option that can make all the difference. I'd like to help you sort things out. I offer NO COST TREATMENT to PROBLEM GAMBLERS and/or THEIR LOVED ONES as a provider with the CALGETS (a state-sponsored program.)
Female
(619) 378-7202
Verified

San Diego, CA 92108
Female
Struggling with life transitions, addiction, depression, anxiety, hoarding or PTSD? With over 20 years experience helping people find their way to wellness-- my goal is to help you identify and solve the problems that are holding you back. Quality therapy is an option that can make all the difference. I'd like to help you sort things out. I offer NO COST TREATMENT to PROBLEM GAMBLERS and/or THEIR LOVED ONES as a provider with the CALGETS (a state-sponsored program.)
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Nastassja Vargas Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
Female
(619) 658-2894
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Female
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
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Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
Female
(858) 762-9943
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92107
Female
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Diego. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Diego

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Diego you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Diego and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Diego or family therapy in San Diego.