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Biography

I have maintained a private therapy practice in San Diego since 1999. I have a centrally located, modern office in the heart of Mission Valley with disability access and free parking.

In addition to the in-depth education and experience required by all Marriage and Family Therapists, I have received advanced postgraduate training in Washington, D.C. and San Diego. I am a frequent guest lecturer at Alliant University and a CAMFT approved supervisor. I have extensive experience assisting clients who want relief from:

- Marital and couple issues
- Challenges with a child
- Anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems
- Family conflict
- Substance abuse and dependence

Education

  • University of San Diego
  • Michigan State University

Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Office Hours

Mon12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu10:00am - 5:00pm
Friclosed
Satclosed
Sunclosed

Procedures

Initial Consultation$140.00
Adult's Counseling Session$140.00
Child and Adolescent Counseling Session$140.00
Couple's Counseling$140.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

I highly recommend Lorna. She is great!!

Overall Rating

I've been sitting here for a solid five minutes trying to think up a good first sentence, but I'll get straight to the point. I was going through a difficult chapter of my life, and I sought out someone who specialized in what I was going through. I googled for therapists, and Lorna was one of the three that looked most promising. I had to find someone quickly, so I left a message for her and two others. The truth is that after seeing her website I really only wanted to see her and I am so thankful that she is the first one who called me back. During our first appointment I laid out what I thought was my situation and what my dilemma was, and she started asking me all these questions that didn't seem to relate to what I was going through. What the hell was the problem with her, I thought? I have a very difficult decision to make and the deadline is coming up. Why is she asking about my parents? Then after maybe twenty minutes I had the first of many epiphanies that I have had while talking with Lorna, and I have been seeing her ever since. Her bedside manner (couch-side manner?) is perfect for me. Empathic and caring, but also no-nonsense and very blunt, with a kind of toughness (almost combativeness) when I am deceiving myself that is the perfect antidote. I don't mean to make her sound aggressive or grouchy, because she's not, but she is just very direct in a way that really clicks with me. She is also very present during sessions; she seems like she is working as hard as I am talking about whatever we are talking about. She is extremely insightful; I've passed through my very difficult time, but I've continued to see her because I enjoy the sessions so much. I wish my family lived closer, because they need her too! So she specializes now in marriage and family counseling, but she is awesome for any type of therapy. I can't say enough about how great she is, and would strongly recommend her to anyone.

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