Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Diego, CA

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Melonie Gale, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC(WA), NCC

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Melonie

3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92103


Melonie Gale works with Couples to help them move forward in a solution focused environment and is effectively able to address core issues where most couples have difficulty. Melonie believes therapy should leave couples with new tools to deal with their unique issues.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Relationship Issues, All Kinds
  • Depression Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Pattern Changing
  • Couples Therapsy
  • Family Of Origin Issues

Kris Mudd, PCCI, MS, MBA

Professional Clinical Counselor Intern
Phone & Email:  Contact Kris

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


Couples, Families and Relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Marital and Premarital Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Family Conflict
  • Mindfullness
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Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jennifer

2121 5th Avenue, Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92101


I offer a straight forward approach to marriage therapy that helps to improve communication, intimacy and partnership though life's daily struggles.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Brief Therapy

Heather Bone, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Heather

5752 Oberlin Dr. #225, San Diego, CA 92121


You love your significant other, but lately you can’t seem to get along. Everyone goes through tough times connecting with their partner. I understand there are two sides to every story. Let me help you both develop the skills to bridge the communication between you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples Counseling
  • EMDR & Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Personal Growth & Healing
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety

Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Diplomate
Phone & Email:  Contact Irene

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


THRIVING RELATIONSHIPS: Couples often say they now relate to their partners in ways that simply work better. They finally feel supported and understood and have a deeper connection. With the tools to handle conflict productively, they also become confident in the resili

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Personal Growth/ Self Esteem
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ Bipolar
  • Couples and Relationship Issues
  • Mindfulness/ Mind + Body Therapy
  • Trauma/ Abuse
  • Grief/ Loss/ Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues/ Men's Issues
  • Addictions/ Compulsive Behavior

Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Joanne

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


Specializing in marriage counseling, Dr. Wendt offers several types of tools to increase communication skills between partners. Teaching couples such skills as empathy, listening and validation in a safe environment can help couples find the love that somehow got lost.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital Conflict
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Contact Kevin

San Diego, CA 92101


Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Aleksandra

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130


Dr. Drecun is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion in assisting individuals, couples and families in reaching their fullest potential.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Couple Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Assessments
  • Sex Therapy

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Scott

2333 Camino del Rio S., Ste 250, San Diego, CA


I have a passion for seeing relationships healed. Couples suffering from the pain of infidelity, sexual addiction, or years of emotional disconnection can find closeness and trust. Sexual and intimacy issues can be addressed in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couple's Counseling
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Individual And Family Therapy
  • Spiritual Issues
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Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Vangie

2214 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Families and Parent-Child Relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations
  • Academic Evaluations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Gifted Education
  • College Accommodations

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California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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San Diego is a coastal city located in the southernmost part of California, bordering Mexico. San Diego is known for its zoo and marine park where visitors can enjoy learning about exotic animals and marine life.1 Visitors can even get in the water and play with dolphins or beluga whales for one of the most unique experiences of a lifetime. Located on the Pacific Ocean, San Diego has a unique climate nestled within valleys and canyons creating a semi-arid climate and is a major tourist destination for visitors worldwide. The University of California, San Diego is a large contributor to the education of the local residents, and is also a large contributor to the economy through research in the biotechnology field. With this being the second largest industry in San Diego, many companies have located their offices and research centers here to make use of the many trained and skilled students that come out of the University. With a number of different ethnic groups, this city is known for its diversity. Additionally, San Diego employs many in the military, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in San Diego

San Diego is a family oriented community. Of the 1.1 million households in San Diego County, over 50 percent are husband-wife families. San Diego's median annual income of $63,373 is slightly higher than the average for California cities.2 Great diversity among the city's residents in terms of ethnicity, race, and cultural heritage makes it a great place to learn about others. San Diego families face many mental health related problems, however.

Methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana use in San Diego is higher than the national and California average. In 2008, there were over 13,000 substance abuse treatment admissions in San Diego, more than half of which involved racial and ethnic minorities.3 Mental health workers who wish to help San Diego residents overcome drug addiction can become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor by completing coursework at the University of California at San Diego. The program involves classes in recovery, psychopharmacology, counseling, and group leadership. There is also a 225-hour practicum component. For additional information about the program and the state requirements for certification, please call 858-534-9262.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

San Diego families with members who are poor, uninsured, or otherwise medically underserved can receive quality, affordable care at the Family Health Centers of San Diego. Family Health Centers offer support groups and educational classes for those struggling with substance abuse issues. A specialized program offering healthcare to African-American children is also available. The centers are located in neighborhoods throughout the city and county of San Diego and offer flexible hours of operation, including evenings and Saturdays. Further information about the centers and their available programs is available by calling 619-515-2300.4


References

1. San Diego Zoo. (2014). Home - San Diego Zoo. Retrieved from http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/
2. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - San Diego County, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06073.html
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2010). Metro Brief - San Diego. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/StatesInBrief/2k9/CityReports/BHSIS/CA/SanDiego/SanDiego.htm
4. University of California San Diego. (2014). Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate. Retrieved from http://extension.ucsd.edu/programs/index.cfm?vAction=certDetail&vCertificateID=4
5. Family Health Centers of San Diego. (2014). Services. Retrieved from https://www.fhcsd.org/services/

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