Dr. Nicole Asencio, Marriage and Family Therapist


Dr. Nicole Asencio, Psy.D, San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | $150 per 50-minute session | Day, Evening and Weekend appointments available

My name is Dr. Nicole Asencio and I am a San Diego based therapist. I am originally from Queens, NY, and received my masters degree from Syracuse University in Marriage & Family Therapy and my doctoral degree at Alliant International University in Couple and Family Therapy.

I have been practicing psychotherapy for over ten years working with individuals, couples, families and children both in the not-for profit and private sectors of Mental Health. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral concerns.

I am passionate about helping people create stronger connections with themselves and their loved ones.  It is a true gift to work with clients and be witness to their own unique and individual story.

More About Nicole, PsyD. San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist:

Dr. Asencio has the distinction of holding both a Doctorate degree and a Master’s degree and corresponding licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has broad experience in all mental and behavioral health treatment modalities with specific expertise in EMDR, Narrative Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Q&A with Nicole:

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

I believe that good therapy requires an active stance on the part of both the therapist and the client. This can be tricky because therapy can be challenging and, speaking from my own experience as a client, sometimes you just want to run out of the room! I think what makes me stand out is my ability to remain assertive and bring to the table what needs to be discussed, but also to make sure that I provide the warmth and authenticity to make sure you and your partner feel supported throughout.

Do you see individual clients?

Yes! The therapy model that I use, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) has been shown to be extremely helpful to individuals as well as couples. I also use Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy to help individuals reprocess and resolve past or recent trauma that is currently affecting them personally or professionally.