Richard Kastanias

Marriage and Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Richard Kastanias therapist

About Richard Kastanias

Marriage and Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Years in Practice: 42 years

LicenseCalifornia / LMFT31580

School:  San Diego State University

Year Graduated: 1990

Accepting new clients

In-person & telehealth appointments

Call for a free 15 minute consultation

Available selected evenings by appointment

Accepts online payments

A fight is going to happen; the only question is when. You don’t even

remember what started it; just a moment ago, you were quietly watching

television, but now you’re at each other’s throats. Constant fighting with

your partner has left you both feeling helpless and alone. You still love

your wife, and you want so badly to reconnect with her, but no matter

what you do, you’re trapped in this cycle of conflict. Lately, it seems

conflict is the only thing that still connects you. You hope desperately that

there’s some way to mend this relationship, but you simply don’t know

how. You can’t keep going like this. You need some help.


In a safe and supportive environment, we’ll break you free from your

patterns of hostility. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll learn to be

more transparent and vulnerable to one another. This allows you to

communicate more openly in your relationship and let the resentments

fade. Rekindle the intimacy as you support one another again.


It’s time to reconnect with your partner and start enjoying the fulfilling

relationship you deserve. Reclaim the feeling of closeness you felt at the

start. Learn to communicate deeply as you understand your partner’s

emotional needs. Don’t let your marriage slip through your fingers.

Call now for your free 15-minute consultation.



“I would highly recommend Richard to everyone. I feel that he has truly helped me grow as a person and has helped view things clearly as I faced difficult situations.” —Cynthia

COVID: I am fully vaccinated plus booster. During highly contagious times, I wear a mask or shield and ask for clients to do the same.




  • Marital and Premarital

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety

Focus Areas

  • Divorce

  • Family Conflict

  • Trauma

  • Codependency

  • Self Esteem

  • Depression

Treatment Approaches

  • ​Infidelity

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

      Therapy (EMDR)

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy​ for Couples

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

Appointment Types




Client Focus

Age Groups

  • Young Adults 18-24

  • Adults 24+

  • Elders 65+


  • English


Session Fee: $165
Sliding Scale:

I am sorry, but I do not accept health insurance. I see private pay clients only. 
Email me or call me at 619-417-4923 with questions

My Office


Contact Me

How can I help? To request an appointment, call or email me for a free 15 minute consultation:


  Video Office. Offers online therapy.

  2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite107 

  San Diego, CA 92108