Tatiana Coundoul, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Serving our Escondido location.
Sometimes we need to go through a dark overgrown forest to get to a beautiful meadow full of wildflowers. Other times we might hike a rigorous trail to get to a stunning waterfall or a peaceful overlook. Beauty and challenges are intertwined in life. The experience of counseling is like this. You might find yourself in a dark or difficult place, yearning for the serene meadow of wildflowers. Maybe there are unresolved issues in your past, or you are struggling with some aspects of daily living, or maybe you are working toward some goals for your future that seem impossible. Going this journey alone can be overwhelming. My goal is that you find the counseling room to be a safe space where you can express yourself, be seen for who you are and be truly known. Sharing the rawness of who you are might sound scary, but it can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself as well as transformation in many aspects of your life.
As a therapist I am passionate about helping people build thriving relationships including attachment relationships (parent-child or the couples/marriage relationship). I enjoy working with couples including pre-marital couples to identify unhealthy cycles and strengthen positive aspects of the relationship. I have a great deal of experience working with children of all ages, youth and families as well as helping people navigate the journey of parenting. When appropriate I utilize creativity in session including art therapy, sand tray and play therapy techniques. My approach is influenced by psychodynamic, attachment, object-relations, emotion focused and humanistic theories.
It would be an honor to come alongside you in your journey as you uncover the layers of yourself. My hope is that you find the journey to be a sacred and healing one. One where you shed the old layers of who you have been and step into your most true and authentic self.
Areas of Specialty:
Building Stronger Relationships
Children and Youth
Pre-marital and Couples Counseling
Self-Esteem and Confidence
Coping and Stress Management
Education and Specialized Training:
MS in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University
BA in Psychology from Vanguard University
Child Centered Play Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
EMDR Basic Training Level 1 & 2
License and Membership:
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #104366
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Supervised by Naomi Cooper Martin, LMFT, MFC#48304