Curtis Coronado, IMFCurtis Coronado, San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. Supervised by Jennifer Chappell Marsh, LMFT #53559

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern | IMF #71587 | $100 per 50-minute session | Day, Evening and Weekend appointments available

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do to try to improve your relationship, nothing works? Or like whatever you say during a conflict ends up making things worse, so you avoid saying anything at all?

You are not alone. I believe strong, intimate relationships are among the chief virtues for a happy life. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I work to identify patterns you and your partner experience. We get to the root of your problems by collaboratively working to reconnect and learn new tools to overcome your relationship issues.

More About Curtis, San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist Intern:

I received my Bachelor’s in psychology, a Master’s in marriage and family therapy, as well as an equivalency of a Master’s degree in multicultural counseling, — all from San Diego State University. I have experience working with veterans, adolescents and families, drug and alcohol addiction, deaf/hard of hearing individuals, and severely mentally ill and homeless populations. After being exposed to a diverse client population, I’ve been able to narrow my focus on a specific population and issue, which is couples and their relationships. I am fluent in American Sign Language, giving me the ability to work with the deaf and hard of hearing populations.

Q&A with Curtis:

What makes you stand out as a San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist Intern?

My passion for working with people and a strong desire to help people reach their unique personal goals, is what drives me to do this work. I believe I’m an effective therapist because of my experience  and my ability to adjust treatment, as needed, based on what your goals are for therapy. I take a collaborative and transparent approach with the hope that you can be open and honest with me, so I can give you the support that you need. Also, because of my experience with diverse populations and clients of different backgrounds, I feel confident in my ability to make adjustments as needed based on your needs, culture, and belief system.

Do you see individual clients?

Absolutely! While I specialize in couples therapy, there is still amazing work that can be done to help you reach your individual goals and make life-enhancing changes. Together we will work on identifying your struggles and seek to find the root of your issues. And together we’ll use our creativity to equip you with the tools necessary to overcome your life challenges and move forward.

Why did you decide to become a therapist?

Prior to joining the mental health field, I spent five years coaching community college football. While I did my best to make strong, long-lasting impacts on student-athletes, I felt something was missing and I wasn’t making as much of an impact, as I’d hoped. This is what led me to pursue my degree in counseling, so I could have the tools to intervene in and improve people’s lives. While I haven’t even met you, I’m very excited about the possibility of working with you.