I'm Dr. Lindsay Elizondo ("El-ee-zon-doh") & I provide relational, emotion-focused, intersectional feminist therapy in San Diego, CA.
Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA
My graduate training program had a particular emphasis on relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, and I've attended numerous trainings and workshops on this orientation. In this type of therapy, there is a specific focus not only on your relationships, but also on our therapeutic relationship. Together we create a unique dynamic based on our specific backgrounds and, often unconsciously, recreate patterns from your history that allow us to work through them within the relationship itself.
My training was rooted in emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Although all types of therapy look at your emotions to some extent, EFT centers on them. We look at how you experience emotions in your body (where they originate), relate to them, and tune into the important messages they send you. Blocked or overwhelming emotions are often at the root of our problems. It's therefore essential to learn how to accept, understand, and respond to them well in order to unlock their wisdom and freedom.
My foundational treatment orientations center understanding a person within their unique context. In feminist therapy, we look at how your personal experience is shaped by your political context and systemic inequities you face. Prioritizing an intersectional feminist approach, I want to understand how your specific identity markers (e.g., ethnic, gender, SES, disability, religion, etc) shape your context, how you uniquely experience the world, and how the world uniquely experiences/treats you.