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About Me

Susan Watkins is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in children and adolescent therapy, individual couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Murrieta, California. With years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of San Diego specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are children and adolescents, family therapy, and trauma survivors. Susan trained at Rady's Children's Hospital in Children's Outpatient Psychiatry in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Susan takes a special interest in working with military families that are struggling with re-integration into family life after deployment. Active military duty families are given a significantly reduced fee for services.

Susan is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized a pproach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Graduated with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree 1999-National University
Graduated with a Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree
2001-University of San Diego

Board of Behavioral Sciences (Sacramento, California)
California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC50315

Professional Activities and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist-Clinical Member
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy-Clinical Fellow
International Association of Trauma Professionals Member
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional