Marriage Therapy

Tami Chelew Therapist  MA, CSAT
Marriage & Family Therapy, San Diego, California (858) 254-6169

 “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love,” Tim Robbins

Tami Chelew is a San Diego Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #79759 and has a private practice in Solana Beach, California.

Tami is specially trained and certified in three distinct styles of therapy and also has special certification as a sexual addiction therapist (CSAT): The three styles of therapy Tami uses are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).  These styles have substantial benefits in helping individuals, families and couples understand and deepen their connections and relationships with their spouse, family or friends.

Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Focused Couples therapy
  • Family and Individual therapy
  • Marriage & Family Counseling / Counselor
  • Recovery and Healing from Affairs, including Infidelity, Sexual Compulsivity
  • Recovery and Healing from Addictions
  • Retreats for Couples – 2 Day Couples Intensives
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Parent/Child Relationship

I strongly believe that secure attachment bonds formed early in life are essential for a healthy sense of well being and in maintaining healthy relationships with others. At the same time, I realize that for many, this may not be a reality. The good news is that even if one did not receive healthy, safe attachments early in life, there is still hope. Healthy love and connection with secure attachments can, and indeed does, happen later in life.  My heart is to help my clients achieve this individually and with one another – as spouses, partners, parents, adolescents and children.

Tami has an active private practice and services her clients in Solana Beach at 201 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Suite 490, Solana Beach CA, 92075. To schedule an appointment, please call Tami at (858) 254-6169.