Tammy Carter
MA, Associate

Associate Marriage and
Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counseling

Phone: 619-858-3105 x 134

Mission Valley Office & Spring Valley Office

I enjoy helping others reach their full potential by gaining courage and confidence while also learning ways to overcome the obstacles life can bring. Such as a loss of a loved one whether unexpectedly or naturally, issues with marriage or family relationships, divorce, health changes or addictions. My goal is to support my clients through a difficult time, help them to have hope, and tap into their inner resilience.

I want to make a positive impact in the lives of my clients by helping them learn about how they connect in the important relationships in their lives and their need for closeness. I want to help them gain insight where the disconnection might be and how to heal it. I hope to create a safe space for them to explore their inner emotional needs and support them in their painful experiences through to healing.

I have experience with complicated grief. My heart is to walk along side those that have been affected by violent or unexpected death. At a time when their pain is unbearable, and hold a safe place for them to share their deep pain and heal. I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a model that research shows helps with PTSD and trauma.

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I attended the Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Externship in San Diego, and I currently participate in an ongoing monthly consultation with the Trainers in EFFT. EFT for couples and families helps to create security in relationships.


  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Azusa Pacific University

  • B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Child Development San Diego State University

  • EFT Externship, Participated in Core Skills Parts 1-4, Broken bonds workshop

  • EFFT Externship, participate in consultation monthly

  • Gottman Marriage and Relationship Training –Part I & II

  • EMDR – Eye movement Desensitization Reprocessing Completed Part I & II

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family/Couples Therapy

  • Grief Counseling

  • Group Therapy for Violent Loss

  • Addictions

  • Depression or Anxiety Therapy

  • Supervised by Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., MFT #MFC 50129


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