About Carolyn


Carolyn Gerard, MFTCarolyn Gerard, LMFT has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1985. As an Emotionally Focused Therapist, Carolyn helps couples move from conflict and distance to a more healthy and secure bond. The EFT methodology is backed by 30 years of research and proven to create lasting change in couples’ interactions.

Carolyn also has extensive training using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) which has been proven very effective in working with trauma, specifically for victims of abuse, neglect, and PTSD. She also utilizes mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Carolyn has been seen on KGTV, KUSI and KTTV morning news and has spoken to professional women’s organizations, the YWCA, and other local charities. Her office is conveniently located in downtown San Diego by Little Italy, there is plenty of free parking behind her building. Contact her today to begin restoring the loving bond you desire.

Having raised her family with five children (with the last two being twins) in her 30+ years of marriage, she brings wisdom and understanding to the myriad challenges that couples and families encounter.

Professional Qualifications
Marriage, Family & Child Counseling License, MFC #20719, 1985

M.A. Azusa Pacific University, 1981
B.A. San Diego State University, 1978

Advanced Clinical Training
Emotionally Focused Therapy – Advanced Core Skills Training, 2009
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008
Marital Training, Research Based Approach, Dr. John Gottman, 2005
Prepare/Enrich Program Facilitator, 2003

Professional Associations
Past President of SDNC CAMFT (San Diego North County Chapter of CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
The Coming Home Project- 4-Day Retreat facilitator, serving Iraq & Afghanistan veterans and their families
The Soldier’s Project – Confidential counseling for veterans and their families
American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, I Can Cope Facilitator
Kids Turn San Diego – Parent Educator helping children and their families survive the transitions of divorce

To contact Carolyn, call 858.756.8171 or contact her via email.

“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self,
and only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” 
     Harriet Lerner