Rita Cole, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Diego, California, 92103

Rita Cole, MFT

Rita Cole, MFT
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Rita Cole, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 84327
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 38464
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
3356 2nd Avenue, Suite A-1
San Diego, CA
San Diego, California 92103
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Office 2
9666 Businesspark Avenue, Suite 201
San Diego, CA
San Diego, California 92131
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150.00 for 50 minute sessions

I also offer extended session, which can be especially helpful when transportation or scheduling is a challenge, and with couples:

75 minute sessions: $220.00
2 hour sessions: $290.00

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Small arguments may be causing big problems in your relationship. You may be worried about the future of your relationship because your communication has turned into a series of hurtful jabs, negative comments, and arguments, or there is mostly silence. When something happens and you get triggered to react, it is easy to go down a destructive path of blaming, accusing, defending, and withdrawing. In couples therapy, I can help you identify your triggers and head off the irritation and arguments that are causing pain and creating distance between you and your partner. We can get to the emotions underlying the the anger and pain, and help you and your partner feel close, loved and supported again.

When you are under stress and feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, it can be difficult to see exactly what is going wrong in your relationships or to know where to start to make a change. If you are struggling and worrying about how your relationship will look in the future, getting some empathic support and guidance in the process can help bring about positive change. I am here to listen to you with empathy and acceptance, and to help you reach your personal and relationship goals.

Email or Call Rita Cole, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 38464

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize is working with couples in distress. I have received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I also have advanced training in Adult ADHD and mindfullness.


International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Humans naturally thrive when they feel loved and they are able to return love to another. Therapy can help build trust and closeness. Couples learn recognize their triggers and to communicate without making assumptions or jumping to conclusions. They begin to slow down the conversation, really listen, and say what they really mean. These are important tools in keeping the connection strong and preventing small spats from getting out of control and becoming bigger problems that cause pain and can erode your relationship over time.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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