Preston Herdt, LMFT


About Me

My name is Preston Herdt, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Diego, CA. area. I grew up in a small town where I gained experience working in Law Enforcement where the emphasis was on genuine relationships with others, being dedicated to help others, and to show a high level of respect for everyone. I received my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from California Baptist University and my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. I am a father and a husband and we enjoy quality time together listening to music, going to church, watching movies , and playing games together. I utilize EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy to support my clients in achieving their goals. My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re looking for individual, couples, or family therapy, you can count on me to help you work towards a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

Education & Experience

I received my Bachelors Degrees in Criminal Justice at California Baptist University and my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. I have completed my Basic Skills Training and have completed some advanced trainings for Ongoing Trauma and Recent Events along with Depression and EMDR. Currently I am working towards my certification in EMDR with the goal to become a Consultant in Training.

Specialty Area

  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth