Lodovica Guidarelli   MFTC

I am originally from Italy, and I hold an M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. I received my clinical training at the Center for Community Counseling and Engagement in San Diego where I supported individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, academic/work-related stress, sexual identity and orientation, self-esteem, pregnancy-related issues, couples and family dynamics.

I hold a Ph.D. in Italian literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I taught Italian language, literature, and culture at UC-San Diego, the University of San Diego, Colby College and CU-Boulder. My work as a professor has provided me with first-hand experience with both the opportunities and the challenges that students, faculty, and staff face in the academic setting. I work with the college population to lessen the effects of those challenges and support their personal and academic growth.

My fee is $80-$100 an hour. I offer a discounted fee of $40-$50 an hour to college students. I accept credit cards, checks, cash, and sliding-scale fees.

If you would like to learn more, please give me a call to set up a 30-minute free consultation over the phone or in person. I look forward to having a conversation with you.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Marital and Premarital
  • GLBT
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Transgender Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Fertility Support


  • Adults (18+)
  • Children
  • Older People
  • Teenagers
  • Toddlers
  • Tweens
  • Young Adults
  • Young Children

Religious Orientation

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Mormon

Treatment Approaches

  • Family/Marital
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Play Therapy


  • Asexual
  • Gay
  • Polyamorous
  • Straight


  • English
  • Italian

Services Offered

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • Checks
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover


  • Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

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