About Me

Barbara Gaetano, Ph.D., MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  With over 25 years of experience, she dedicates herself working with individual, couples, teens, children and families in ways that will assist them to improve their lives. 

Dr. Gaetano is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.  and CSPP at Alliant University, San Diego, CA..  As a seasoned psychotherapist and counselor, she  specializes in relationship issues, couple counseling, healing from infidelity, life transitions, loss & grief, school related issues such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and poor grades.  She also works with people who suffer from anxiety, depression and alcoholism / chemical dependency.  She is currently working as a private practitioner assisting a broad spectrum of clients. 

Dr.Gaetano is honored to witness the healing and growth of the human mind, body, spirit and relationships of the people who come to see her.  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 approach, tailored to each client with compassion and understanding. She works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal healing and growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
M.S. Psychology
M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling

License, Certifications & Awards
MFC 29969
Graduated Cum Laude

Additional Training
Life Span Integration
Interactive Guided Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) 
American Psychological Association (APA) 
Population & Environmental Psychology (APA Division 34)


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Tuesday through Friday:
5440 Morehouse Dr, Suite 3800
San Diego, CA 92121

               Office: (858) 453-9539
Business Cell: (760) 207-2515

Fax: (858) 458-0413