Patrizia I Spiga, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego
Are you a people-pleasing person? Afraid of hurting others' feelings by saying no to them? Do you chronically worry, feel depressed and irritable? Do you experience explosive anger towards your family? Anxiety may make you feel tense and have uncomfortable physical sensations such as racing heartbeat, nausea, or difficulty breathing. In a supportive environment, I can teach you skills to discover why anxiety, or low self-confidence and fear of independence control your life. We'll focus on understanding the source of these and other challenges so that with a new awareness you may reclaim your real self.
I specialize in the practice of marriage and family therapy and am experienced in assisting parents to resolve difficulties with their children as they go through developmental stages. I also work with young adults facing intimacy challenges in their relationships that may relate to disturbances in their family of origin.
With Imago Couple Therapy I can help you discover how early unresolved issues prevent you from enjoying satisfying adult relationship. A new self-awareness will heal yourself and your partner. Couples might wish to use extended sessions (30 or 45 minutes extra) besides the 45 minute sessions covered by insurances.
Call or Email Patrizia I Spiga for a free phone consultation now - (619) 357-4104


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: National University, MA in Counseling Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: MFC48465 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Anthem
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • ESI (Employee Assistance Group)
  • Health Net
  • IBH (Integrated Behavioral Health)
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • OptumHealth/UBH
  • Out of Network
  • Sutter Health EAP
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT Clinical Member
  • Member Since: 2008


  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Italian speaking clients
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Italian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Bowen's Multigenerational Family Systems Therapy
  • Coherence Therapy-informed orientation
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness and Focusing Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017
Patrizia I Spiga, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego

Patrizia I Spiga

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT