Mandy Pfaff


If you are tired of the overwhelm and at a loss as to how to keep coping, please don’t keep going it alone. My name is Mandy Pfaff and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating anxiety-related struggles. Many of my clients come to me desperate for a way to stop the inside-out erosion that comes from anxiety — it affects their jobs, their marriages, their children, and they just don’t know how to feel like themselves again. This is where I get to bring in my education, experience, and integrative approach to help recognize the roots and patterns of anxiety in order to treat them long-term. From in-depth, guided talk therapy to breathing practices, move-movement based techniques, and even art methods, I will help you discover how to create space for a lighter, happier life.


Education and Experience:

Mandy Pfaff is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing for well over a decade. She specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress and anxiety-related disorders, including Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), and Generalized Anxiety disorders. She is well-versed in how anxiety presents throughout various stages of life from childhood all the way through adulthood. Anxiety can present overwhelming stress on the family system which can result in unhealthy behaviors making their way through generations. In a society that has become so accustomed to anxiety that it feeds off of it, Mandy is passionate about treating all ages and groups and interrupting unhealthy patterns with research-based methods in order to discover a more free and spacious life. Mandy uses a combination of talk therapy, art, breathing, and movement-based techniques to bring a sense of calm, comfort, and contentment to her clients.

As a clinician, Mandy Pfaff strives to create a treatment program for each client that is personalized and effective. As an avid reader who closely tracks the newest developments and ideas in neuroscience and psychology, she believes in incorporating traditional psychodynamic modalities of therapy with newer, cognitive based approaches. Mandy aims to incorporate research driven modalities that connect the mind and body, including yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. To date, Mandy has been trained in an array of evidence-baed methodology, including Biofeedback and QEEG Biofeedback, Aggression Replacement Training, Seeking Safety (Trauma/Substance Abuse), Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, and more.

Read Articles by Therapist Mandy:

press release san diego counselorNot only does she help her clients in the counseling office, Mandy Pfaff also occasionally writes articles to help people nationally.  You will find articles about various issues for both individuals and relationships.  She writes from an attachment lens approach with helpful tools and ideas to help you get to the next level in life.  Read her advice articles here.