Xcite Steps, MA, LMFT, RBT, Treatment Center in San Diego

Individual & Family Therapy

Xcite Steps offers individual and family therapy for children and adults, providing a personalized and therapeutic approach to assist each client with their unique path to personal and emotional development. Our aim is to enhance skills for overcoming common emotional health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, and relationship conflicts. Our approach is genuine and comforting, allowing the individual, couple, and family to explore emotional and systemic patterns in a safe setting. Each of our therapists believes in the positive potential of every individual, & works to nourish individual strengths to maximize growth and recovery. Xcite Steps Clinical Therapy staff include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Postdoctoral Psychology Interns and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. Our therapists specialize in working with individuals and families that are affected by developmental or intellectual disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, though our practice is not limited to this population.

Diagnostic Assessments for Children and Adults

Xcite Steps offers comprehensive diagnostic developmental evaluations for children and adults. Our diagnostic developmental assessments are conducted by a team of experienced clinicians, including Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, who specialize in working with children and adults who are affected by developmental, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. Our expansive psychological evaluations are carefully individualized to the needs of our clients and serve to: provide a detailed developmental and behavioral profile; provide a comprehensive diagnosis according to the DSM-V; evaluate social functioning and communication skills; evaluate developmental progress over time; integrate a collaborative diagnostic approach; guide treatment planning for various cognitive and behavioral therapies. Each assessment takes place in a comfortable, private setting at our Xcite Steps Integrated Therapy Center in Sorrento Valley. We offer competitive pricing with varying payment options for both insurance and private funding. Our diagnostic assessment package includes a complimentary evaluation review with a licensed mental health provider. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Xcite Steps at 858-428-0222.

The Autism Connection

Xcite Steps' group, The Autism Connection, is a 6-week group therapy program connecting young adults on the Autism Spectrum through mind and body wellness. The Autism Connection combines the mindfulness practice of Yoga and empirically-based group therapy models to engage individuals to start making positive changes in their life. The group experience provided by the Autism Connection links unique individuals together in their path to personal, social, and emotional development. The group therapy format provides a genuine and comforting environment, allowing each individual to explore emotional and systemic patterns in a safe setting, while utilizing the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Through the Autism Connection, individuals are provided the space and resources to build emotional confidence and develop coping skills to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle with the aid of their peers. The Autism Connection addresses common emotional health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, and relationship conflicts. The Autism Connection utilizes empirically-based group therapy models, proven to be more effective than individual treatment alone. In addition, scientific evidence has shown practicing yoga improves the ability to modulate stress response systems and improves the body's ability to respond to stress with more flexibility.
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  • License No. and State: LMFT53937 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Health Net Federal Services (HNFS)
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Molina
  • United Behavioral Health
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  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Developmental Disorders


  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Testing and Evaluation

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Sand Play
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018
Xcite Steps, MA, LMFT, RBT, Treatment Center in San Diego

Xcite Steps

Treatment Center, MA, LMFT, RBT