What is San Diego Therapy Group?

San Diego Therapy Group is the collaborative effort of
Dr. Nicole Guzman (PSY 24952) and Melissa Pinn, MFT (MFT # 46333).  A psychologist and a marriage and family therapist combining their expertise and knowledge to offer specialized care to clients and their families. San Diego Therapy Group is a practice that aims to teach concrete skills that can lead to more positive and satisfying lives.

Hi! My name is Melissa Pinn and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  

I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are affected by anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental and learning differences.  It is my mission to help struggling children, teens, and families navigate a sometimes demanding and challenging world.

I have had the privilege of working as a therapist for over 19 years in settings ranging from schools, non-profits, and private practice.  I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking frameworks, and positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). I combine my expertise in social.emotional development, mindfulness training, and positive psychology to support my clients. 

 I take a collaborative, compassionate, strength based approach to help my clients launch a successful future- whatever that may mean for them. I love my work and am honored to share, play, learn, and grow with my clients.

I received my undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Notre Dame De Namur University.

I am an outdoor adventurer and travel lover and a imperfect mom of 2 imperfect, loving children!

Treatment areas include:

•    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)      

      o    Autism     

      o    Asperger’s   

      o    Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

•    Social (pragmatic) communication disorder 

•    Depression  

​•    Anxiety  

•    Learning differences/disabilities

•    Executive functioning deficits  

•    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

•    Adjustment disorders  

Welcome! I am Dr. Nicole Guzman, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and young adults.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While there, Dr. Ivar Lovaas’ Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) course served as the catalyst for over 17 years of working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.  I have extensive experience conducting both individual and group psychotherapy and am always open to developing new groups if the need exists. In addition to private practice, I also conduct assessments for a large non-profit organization that provides intensive ABA services to individuals with ASD. As a native Spanish speaker, I provide services in Spanish and English and enjoy working with children and families of diverse backgrounds.  I am a strong believer in trying new things and when I am not working, I can be found eating at a new restaurant, trying out a new recipe, or exploring a new place, near or far!  My most recent adventure took me to the beautiful island of Barbados and I cannot wait to go back and visit its famous resident -  the spunky green monkey!


Treatment areas include:
•    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) 
     o    Autism
     o    Asperger’s
     o    Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
•    Social (pragmatic) communication disorder
•    Depression
•    Anxiety
•    Learning differences/disabilities
•    Executive functioning deficits
•    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•    Adjustment disorders

Hello, my name is Emily Orme.  I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with the state of California.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Counseling from L.I.F.E. Pacific College in San Dimas.  I went on to earn my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.  I did my traineeship with Pueblo Elementary School where I worked with children who were in need of therapeutic support due to behavior difficulties or family life stressors.  After earning my degree I worked for ten years as a foster care social worker.  During this time I had the privilege of working with hundreds of children and their families during some of the most difficult and vulnerable times in their lives.  I then started a new adventure working as a mental health therapist in a non-profit community clinic.  There I gained experience working with children, youth, young adults and their families in a clinic setting as well as junior high and high school settings.  I provided individual, collateral, and family sessions to help support the client’s progress towards their desired treatment goal.  I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, and families who are working through difficulties related to depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, behavior difficulties, and trauma.  I have a passion for providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients.  When I am not at work I enjoy hiking, cooking, watching movies, or reading a good book!

Treatment areas include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Behavior difficulties

  • Family and life stressors

Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Brandy Macy, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 20536) with a specialty in working with children and families.  I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and my doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.  I have over fifteen years of experience working with children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning disorders, behavioral challenges, and other presenting problems.  I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, hospitals, non-public agencies, child and adolescent units, and both private and public schools. 

 

I provide psychological, psychodiagnostic, psychoeducational, and learning disability assessments as well as individual and family psychotherapy.  I am experienced with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process and have served as an Independent Education Evaluator (IEE) in school districts throughout Southern California. 

Treatment areas include:

  • Psychological Evaluation and Assessment

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Mood Disorders

  • Behavior challenges

  • Learning Disorders

Thanks for stopping by! I’m Dr. Karen Molano! I am a bilingual clinical psychologist who specializes in children and adolescents to improve their brain health and overall wellbeing. I have had incredible success treating some of the most severe conditions in children of all ages. What’s my secret? I give people the gift of hope and wholeheartedly believe that all individuals have the ability to thrive; that each day is a new opportunity to become a better version of oneself; and that everyone we come across plays an important part in our journey. I believe that individuals hold the power to happiness and wellbeing within themselves and I set out to empower you and your family to discover a path to wellness that resonates and aligns with you! 

 

Along my path, I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I have worked under the private and public sector as a clinician and a clinical supervisor under programs that serve children and adolescents ages 0-17, young adults, and their families. I have spent many years working in community mental health with children and adolescents that have endured various levels of neglect and abuse. I have extensive experience in leadership, infant and early childhood mental health, brain development, and trauma. I also have advanced training in neuro-nutrition and gut health, integrative mental health, divorce mediation, and completed the infant-parent mental health fellowship through the University of California Davis and the Parent-Infant and Child Institute, where I was trained by the world’s leading experts in infant and early development. I am now endorsed by the state of California as an Infant Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.

A little more about me… I am a native of Colombia and fluently speak English and Spanish. I am also mother to the love of my life, my seven-year-old boy who was miraculously born after the many struggles of infertility. My love for my family, children, the universe, and for finding the everyday beauty and miracles that life has to offer lies at the heart of my passion.

 

Treatment Areas Include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Behavioral Difficulties

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Infant and Early Childhood

  • Trauma

  • Mood Disorders

  • Divorce/Separation

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3760 Convoy Street Suite 118

San Diego CA 92111

Phone: 858-877-5170

 

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