Elaine Quattro, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT #37533) who maintains a private practice in San Diego, CA

With over 20 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of West Virginia University and the University for Humanistic Studies specializing in Counseling Psychology, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are assisting men and women to find their true strengths, improving communication in all types of relationships (including understanding the gender differences that affect relationships), providing direction with career transitions (I have a business background as well), using the power of cognitive beliefs to help with depression and anxiety, and guiding those who turn to food for comfort to gain freedom through intuitive eating principles.

In addition to being an experienced relationship therapist, I have presented at International conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Couples Counseling using Christian Principles, Understanding and Appreciating Gender Differences, Mastering Emotional Wellness, and the Healing Power of Forgiveness.

Treatment Approach

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


  • BS, West Virginia University
  • MA, University for Humanistic Studies

License, Certifications & Awards

  • LMFT: #37533, CA
  • Practicing Since: 1997
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
  • Advanced: Family and Divorce Mediation Certification

Additional Training:

  • Understanding the values of multigenerational and multicultural populations

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson