Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Diego, CA

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Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Shirley

845 Fort Stockton drive, San Diego, CA 92103

I listen to each person's goals for counseling, and then provide a supportive, non-judgemental approach to help the couple gain strategies to increase satisfaction and decrease stress in their relationship. Couples are encouraged to practice between sessions.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • stress and anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety (GAD)
  • Fear of flying, bridges, roads,
  • Relationship, couple counseling
  • Stress-related Medical issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety and Depression

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tami

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92131

I help couples desiring to repair painful rifts, rebuild trust & restore their relationship using Emotionally Focused Therapy. I help couples understand their negative patterns & build a more secure, lasting love together. I offer Hold Me Tight Weekend Couples Retreats.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Recovery From Infidelity/Affairs
  • Couples & Pre-Marital Issues
  • Family and Individual therapy
  • Couples Intensives - 2 or 3 day
  • Sexual Compulsivity & Addiction
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Relational Issues

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Donna

2831 Camino del Rio South Suite 201, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92108

Couples, Families and Relationships- Do you feel like you have a roommate instead of a spouse? Has your dream of a marriage become a nightmare? God created us to have healthy connections in our relationships. I long to help you reconnect and discover hope and healing.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Christian Therapy
  • Relationships
  • Adults abused as children
  • Marriage
  • Emergent Adults
  • Depression
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety

Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Diplomate
Phone & Email:  Connect With 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:
  • 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

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With 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:
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Couple Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Assessments
  • Sex Therapy

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Roxanne

4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108

Often times couples are so hurt and disappointed that they wonder if there is any hope for their relationship. Relationships can be restored if that is what you truly desire. I help couples gain perspective and clarity, and regain that lost connection.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Trauma/Distressing Life Events
  • Various Types of Anxiety
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Grief/Various Types of Loss
  • Identity And Self-Esteem
  • Parenting/Family Issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Food and Body Issues

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Fredric

7840 Mission Center Court, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92108

Successful relationships require mutual trust and communication based on empathy for one's partner. Being able to communicate constructively in a relationship does not come "naturally." For most of us having a successful relationship requires learning new skills.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couple/Marriage Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Issues
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Issues
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Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Cara

Mission Valley, Hillcrest and Mission Hills, San Diego, CA 92108

Families and relationships are often complex and difficult. In times of crisis, outside support and guidance can be helpful. We will work together to determine your needs and goals, moving you in the direction you want to go.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • oncology
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • long term illness
  • cancer

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Elisabeth

9330 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92129

I am a licensed marriage & family therapist who works with the individuals of the relationship. I no longer do couples/marriage counseling. If you are wanting to work on yourself to better your relationship, give me a call today!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Managing Life Changes
  • Empowerment
  • Solution Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Esteem

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With 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:
  • Couple's Counseling
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Individual And Family Therapy
  • Spiritual Issues

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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


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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