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Teenage and Adolescent Therapy 
Helping youth navigate the specific challenges of today, while giving them the skills and confidence to handle the challenges of tomorrow.




"Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being." - Rumi

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California since 2008. I earned my undergrad in Psychology from University of San Diego, and my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University.

I specialize in assisting pre-teens, teens, and young adults as they navigate an array of life challenges and mental health concerns. 
These include life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, and family difficulties. I also provide support for coping strategies, parenting for new parents, managing the repercussions of the pandemic, aiding families experiencing divorce, and addressing problems associated with teens' use of social media.

My approach is client centered and strength based, with a wholistic lens, integrating cognitive behavioral and mindfulness counseling. I find it rewarding to support individuals through their process of self-growth, change and reaching their goals. 

My counseling style is warm and empathetic, providing a safe space to explore and process feelings. I tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

I am a dedicated mother of two, a certified Pilates instructor, and a firm believer in the mind-body connection.



  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Support for Bisexual Individuals

  • Career Counseling

  • Child Counseling

  • Coping Skills

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief Counseling

  • Women's Issues Counseling

  • LGBTQ+ Counseling

  • Life Coaching

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Issues

  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Issues

  • Parenting Guidance

  • Peer Relationships

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Support

  • Relationship Issues

  • School-Related Issues

  • Self Esteem Building

  • Self-Harm Counseling

  • Stress Management

  • Substance Use Counseling

  • Video Game Addiction Therapy


Expert therapy services tailored to pre-teens, fostering emotional growth, coping skills, and self-esteem. I am a compassionate therapist who creates a safe space, helping young minds navigate challenges and build resilience. Improving futures, one session at a time.


Empowering teens on their journey to self-discovery and emotional well-being. I provide a confidential space to address challenges, build coping strategies, and foster resilience. Unlock your potential and thrive with our compassionate support.


Navigating adulthood with confidence and clarity. My tailored services for young adults embrace individuality, addressing life transitions, relationships, and personal growth. Young adults can embrace their own unique path and thrive. Discover strength in vulnerability through targeted therapy.


My rate for individual therapy is $160 per 50-minute session. Insurance reimbursement for out-of-network PPO's after deductible. Super bills are provided for your reimbursement. A free, 15-minute consultation is offered to all new clients to ensure we are the right fit for each other on our therapy journey.


A. J., Highschool Student

Tala helped me through tough times, and she never judged me or was stuffy or anything like that. I love her!

E. W., Mother of Three

Juggling my three, beautiful children, my marriage, and my health was hard. Tala gave me tools to focus on what really mattered!

R. A., Senior Developer

My job was high-paying but stressful. Tala helped me resolve my anxiety with healthy, sustainable techniques.



265 Santa Helena, Suite 214

Solana Beach CA, 92075  

(858) 240 - 8368

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