Carolyn Gerard, LMFT – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Carolyn Marriage therapist

Carolyn Gerard, LMFT has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1985. She specializes in helping Couples in Crisis move beyond anger and hopelessness after discovery of infidelity or betrayal, or when communication has broken down.

She utilizes a mind/brain/body approach in Treating Trauma, abuse, neglect, and PTSD with individuals and couples.

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

Her office is conveniently located in downtown San Diego by Little Italy. Free parking is accessed behind her building. Contact her today to begin restoring the loving bond you desire.

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

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Trauma Training Level I 2012, Level II 2013
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy – Advanced Core Skills, 2009
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008
  • Marital Training, Research Based Approach, Dr. John Gottman, 2005
  • Prepare/Enrich Program Facilitator, 2003

Professional Associations

  • A Home Within, Therapy for Foster Care adults
  • Past President SDNC CAMFT (San Diego North County Chapter of CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists) 2005, 2006
  • The Coming Home Project- 4-Day Retreat facilitator, serving Iraq & Afghanistan veterans and their families
  • The Soldier’s Project – 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