Irina Weitzen (she/her), MS

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # 128521

Trilingual (English, Hebrew, and Russian)

About Myself

I was born in Belarus and grew up in Israel before moving to San Diego and starting a family here. The transitions I experienced throughout my life have taught me the importance of a secure base. I believe that humans need connection and that feeling safely connected, seen, and accepted drives us to explore and move in the world in our chosen ways.


I earned my Master of Science in Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University.


I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, families, and individuals.


My approach is grounded in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), centering your experience, and working relationally. Also important and central to our work together is a trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, collaborative, present, and empathic stance. I value you and look forward to getting to know you.

You may schedule an appointment with me directly by calling or texting (858) 707-5840. You may also email [email protected].