Maritza Mikolich, LMFT, PsyD

Preferred Name: Maritza

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctoral degree in psychology. I come from a traditional Mexican family, raised in the United States, and spoke Spanish as my first language. My parents were born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to the U.S. for the American dream of giving their family better opportunities. It was that dream that highly motivated me to follow my passion by going to college and studying psychology when I discovered it in high school. I was the first college graduate in my extended family to get a college education.

Education & Experience

I obtained my bachelor's degree at the University of San Diego, my master's degree at Saint Thomas University in Florida and my doctoral degree at Alliant International University in San Diego. During my studies, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and Madrid, Spain. I have therapy experience working in different settings, including youth and parents in foster care, teenagers in group homes, children in schools who struggle with behavioral issues, individuals struggling with co-parenting issues, and crisis intervention with all age groups. In October 2020 during the pandemic, I decided to start my private practice in hopes of giving back to the Hispanic community. I provide psychotherapy primarily to adults in English and Spanish virtually through telephone and video throughout the state of California. I provide individual, family and couples therapy virtually to people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and relational problems.

Specialty Area

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors


  • English
  • Spanish