Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 2840 Fletcher Pkwy., #123, El Cajon, California, 92020
  • Please note, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Thank you.
  • Phone: 619-987-1790
  • Session Fees: My standard rate is $165 per 50-minute session, paid at the time of service. I do not accept insurance but if you have out-of-network insurance coverage, I can provide a superbill for possible partial reimbursement of my fee.



 Please note: I am not accepting new clients at this time. 

 Are you having difficulty with relationships in your life? Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or insignificant? Are you wondering about your purpose or your identity? Are you asking yourself, “Why am I feeling this way?”


Sometimes it seems like things are out of control and the solutions you have tried are not helping. Things seem to either stay the same or they may have even become worse, and you just don't know what else to do to have more joy and peace. 


Life is full of challenges. At times we are left feeling unexpected strong emotions and possibly a sense of loss, confusion or lack of control. Transitions occur throughout our lives: job changes or loss, a change in a friendship, marriage, divorce, a birth, an illness, a death of a friend or family member, a child leaving home, a family member acting out, retirement  . . . and the list continues.  


I believe each person has the ability to work through difficulties in life. There are times when you can work through the problems life throws at you on your own or with a friend, family member or lay counselor. Sometimes, though, you may need an unbiased, caring professional whose only goal is to help you explore and discover your full potential. I want to help you experience satisfaction and joy in your life and in your relationships – whether the relationship is with yourself, a parent or sibling, a partner, children, or your work or friend relationships.


I will help you explore why you think and feel the way you do and support you as you consider options that encourage sustaining growth, wellness, and fulfillment in your life.



My approach to therapy is warm, personal and purposeful. Since each person is unique, I work together with individuals to help them discover the best way to achieve satisfying and fulfilling relationships. For those people who are interested, theoretically, I am certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) - an evidenced-based model of psychotherapy that views different aspects of one's personality, thoughts and feelings as different, distinct and valuable parts of a person. Becoming familiar with the different parts of ourselves helps us to understand our behaviors that protect us from emotional pain and heal the painful wounds of distressing or traumatic life experiences. I also practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy - a specialized, evidenced-based therapy that can alleviate the effects of traumatic and disturbing life events.

I recognize the importance of confidentiality, trust and respect in the therapeutic relationship. It is an honor to join with each person in their journey as they seek wholeness in their lives and in their relationships.





Education and Experience:


I completed my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, at Bethel University. During my practicum, I worked at San Diego Hospice, Center for Grief Care and Education, providing Grief therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. I have been a co-facilitator for an anxiety support group. I have extensive training in trauma related therapy.  I have been working in private practice for over nine years helping to improve the quality of people's relationships and their lives.



Some of the topics that I work together with my clients on are: Anxiety, challenging life transitions and adjustments, difficulties with relationships - family, work, peers - grief and loss, trauma, perfectionism, identity issues, depression, food and body related issues, issues around singleness and divorce, faith and spirituality, marital/significant other stress, and premarital counseling.



I have continued trainings in:


Various Types of Anxiety
Grief and Loss
 EMDR Certified


 IFS Certified

Trauma/Distressing Life Events


Eating Disorders/Food and Body Issues

Individual and Group Crisis Intervention






Personally, I am married with three young adult children. I spent my childhood in the San Diego area and my adolescent years near Boston, MA. Early in our married life together, my husband and I lived four years in Scotland, where he studied at the University of Aberdeen while I worked, and where our first child was born. I enjoy living in San Diego because of its diversity, beautiful weather, beaches and hiking trails. I also have a special fondness for animals.



It can be a major step to make a decision to try therapy. I recognize the importance of your decision. I am happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.





Roxanne Strauss Reaches

San Diego CA