Meet Wanda

Wanda Garner, MS, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist



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Wanda Garner, an  individual, couple, and family therapist, is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor.   She is a workshop leader and volunteer, is dedicated to helping others create solid relationships. She uses research-based methods to remove the vail of mystery.

For the past decade, Wanda has been working with the military community helping our troops come home to their families and thrive through her experience with The Coming Home Project and her own military only workshop, Mission Strong Connection.

Wanda presents workshops, Together Against Cancer, at Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, California normalizing patient and spouses experiences coping with illness and guiding them in clear, honest communication about deeply relevant issues.

Finally, Wanda presents Hold Me Tight: Loving More Deeply workshops based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, the “gold standard” of couples therapy in San Diego and Indian Wells/La Quinta , California. She is also a frequent conference presenter.

Her credentials include:

Clinical Work
Private practice for 20 years
Military Liaison for Alliant Couple and Family Clinic
Couples Workshop Facilitator at Moores Cancer Center

Volunteer Work

The Coming Home Project
The Yellow Ribbon Project

Mission Strong Connection (Alliant Couple and Family Clinic)

Board of Visitors University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Extraordinary Cancer Caregiver Honoree
Outstanding Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Award

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor
Board Certified Clinician
Certified in Post-Combat Health

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, United States International University
Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelors of Arts in English Education, Old Dominion University, Cum Laude
Psi Chi National Honor Society
Extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and AEDP Therapy

Board of Visitors Member, University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center Board of Visitors
Member, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapists
Member, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Member, San Diego Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Member, North County-San Diego Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member, San Diego Emotionally Focused Therapy Community


Wanda Garner, MS, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Phone: (858)381-0468