Associate Director of Training and Education
Languages: English & Spanish
Montse Chavarria is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and the Associate Director of Training and Education at STCS, who has had professional experience working at UC San Diego as a counselor and now as therapist at Stronger Together Community Services. She has had experience supporting children, young adults, adults, couples and their families through their emotional experiences and their life challenges. She has also worked with local community programs helping children build better communication and coping skills. Her personal and professional experience has led her to want to pursue her career in helping individuals while assisting them toward reaching their goals.
Montse aims to provide a comfortable, and welcoming environment for individuals, couples and families by utilizing a client-centered, trauma-informed, and an attachment-based lens. Montse is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and uses different approaches to help clients to share their story and gain better understanding of their personal voyage. Montse personally values her role in allowing clients to feel safe and secure to explore, express and develop different ways to find their journey to healing and find their inner strength. She is passionate about working with diverse populations and multi-cultural communities.
B.S. in Psychology with a Specialization in Developmental Psychology— University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy— Alliant International University, San Diego
Current: Doctor of Psychology in Marital and Family Therapy (Psy.D)- Alliant International University, San Diego