Marelys Padilla, LCSW, PMH-C
Contact Person:
Marelys Padilla 858-377-6941 858-225-3185
Methods of Payment Accepted:
Credit/Debit Cards, Online Payment Processing, Health Savings Account & Flexible Spend Account Cards.
I accept MediCal for residents of San Diego. For those with a PPO plan, I can offer you a superbill which you can provide to your insurance company for possible reimbursement of sessions. I accept FSA/HSA cards. Sessions via Telehealth.
Languages Spoken:
English & Español (Spanish)
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, NICU experience, parents of children with special needs, grief and loss, difficulty with fertility, transition into parenthood, high risk pregnancy, women's health, chronic medical conditions, couples and family therapy, parenting
Acknowledging your emotional pain and accessing help are the first steps towards wellness. You deserve the highest of praise for loving yourself and your family enough to embark on the path towards healing. I am so glad you are here! I'm a Bi-Lingual (English/Español) Licensed Clinical Social Worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health committed to helping individuals and couples learn how to navigate stress which is inhibiting joy and peace during any phase of their journey through parenthood. In our work together, we can aim to challenge the pressure society imposes on the parenting experience as being only extraordinary, blissful, and natural. This false expectation leaves those experiencing a more normal range of emotions feeling worried, guilty, or like they are not enough. You are not alone! I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to navigate the complexity of emotions that comes with wanting or actively growing and raising a little human. If you have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or a child, together we can work to transform debilitating grief into a more peaceful and dynamic experience. Together we will foster presence with your emotional process and encourage your healing, allowing you to re-connect with yourself again. I believe in taking a collaborative approach, recognizing you as the expert in your own life, while guiding you on a path of safety through the pain. My professional career has afforded me the privilege to work extensively with and advocate for families in distress for over 12 years. I have had the honor to hold space for parents and caregivers enduring the pressure of navigating circumstances which come with: Pregnancy and neonatal loss / High-risk pregnancy / Fertility challenges / Traumatic birth experiences / NICU admissions / Children with special needs / Trauma within the medical environment