Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Diego, CA

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Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With 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:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital Conflict
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict

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

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

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Phone & Email:  Connect With Jonathan

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA

PRACTICAL HELP. RESULTS ORIENTED. 30 years of professional experience with Couples. Married 30 years. Author, 'Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex and Women Don't Get Enough Love.' A happy relationship is the #1key to life satisfaction. Let's create it for you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Relationships
  • PreMarital
  • Marriage
  • Divorce

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With 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:
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With David

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92108

Yes, your marriage can be saved! As your counselor, I will examine your relationship as well as the psychological factors that support or undermine you. Without projecting blame, I will guide you and your spouse toward healing the wounds and rebuilding trust and love.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Sex And Intimacy
  • Stress Management
  • Addictions / Compulsivity
Therapy Coupon Available

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Vangie

2214 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Families and Parent-Child Relationships

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

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
Therapy Coupon Available

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rakefet

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA

My approach to couples therapy is to work with an individual member of the couple. Often times when relationships are strained, it is better to work one on one with the therapist confidentially, before talking with the spouse.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
Therapy Coupon Available

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Dr. Nikki

4080 Centre Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103

I offer marriage counseling for families that are grappling with the loss of a young child due to illness, stillbirth, pre-term labor, miscarriage, or abortion.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Stillbirth
  • Infant loss due to illness
  • Miscarriage
  • Pre-term labor loss
  • Abortion guilt
  • Addictions due to child loss
  • Depression due to child loss

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

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

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

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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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