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Dr. Colleen Mullen, Psy.D, LMFT
MFC#43476 (619) 881-0051 ext. 700

Dr Mullen , a member of CAMFT, provides therapy in San Diego

 Member of the
California Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists


Dr. Colleen has been helping people transition through major changes in their lives for over a decade.   Whether it was foster kids transitioning out of the foster system, or adults struggling with addiction, depression or a really tough break-up.  Dr Colleen Mullen specializes in helping you design the path to the future you dream of living, while understanding the emotional obstacles that have influenced your choices in life.

Colleen  has been a mental health services professional working in the field of psychology and marriage & family therapy since 2002.  She has been licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist since 2006 and earned her  Doctorate degree in 2009.  During those years, she's had great opportunities to help her clients meet or surpass their own expectations.  Colleen particularly likes  the coaching aspect of her work because she relates to being forward thinking and goal oriented.  As a systemic practitioner and chaostician, she has developed a keen knack for seeing the "bigger picture" of a person's life and she helps her clients decide the details they want in that picture.  Colleen wants to help you get moving towards your desired goals quickly

Dr Colleen has been featured on almost 200 major magazine websites, podcasts and radio shows. PsychCentral, Martha Stewart Weddings, Fortune, or speaking at NAB Show 2019 (National Association of Broadcasters) - Dr, Colleen is proud of the opportunities she has had to impact the mental health and small business world.

websites colleen mullen can be found nbc fortune martha stewart glamour

^^^These are just a few of the places you'll find Dr Colleen Mullen. You can see the full page of media mentions here 

colleen mullen on stage at NAB SHow 2019

I was asked to speak as a representative of the Podcast Movement conference at NAB SHOW 2019.  The topic was  "Growing and Keeping your Podcast Audience".  The National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas is the largest of it's kind. Podcast Movement is the "world's largest community for podcasters".  This was a great honor. 


Making a life change is an important venture in your life.  Finding the right therapist or coach is vital to this process.  Colleen understands this and you will be respected for this decision.  Colleen hopes to establish a positive, encouraging environment from which you can feel safe to discuss you life thus far and the ways you would like it enhanced. She will do her part to be supportive, clear and understanding.

In her free time, she enjoys outdoor exercise, gardening, playing the piano and  spending quality time with friends and family

Professional Experience


    Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapy, Alliant International University 2009
    M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy,  United States International University 2002
Life  Discontinuous Transitions.

Work Experience

Mullen Psychological Services, 2007 - Present
    Individual, Marital, Family, Child & Adolescent Counseling & Assessments; Supervision of MFT Interns

Contract Behavioral Health Services, 2012- Present 
    Providing Educationally Related Mental Health Assessments & Counseling

Vista Hill GPS Program, 2013-Present
    Contracted Educationally-Related Mental Health Assessor

San Diego City College, 2008-2011
    Adjunct Faculty

Alliant International University, 2008-2010
    Adjunct Faculty

PsyCare, 2009-2012    
    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Telecare Corporation, 2006-2007   
    Team Lead

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 2005-2006 
    Director of Rehabilitation Services

Triple L Group Homes, 2002-2004 
    House Social Worker

Mental Health Systems, 2001-2002  
    Recovery Specialist


Publications / Conference Presentations

Rivers, P.C., Mullen, C.J., & Malakoff, M. (2010). Substance Abuse & Psychopathology: Dually Diagnosed Patients, In G.W. & A.W. Lawson (Eds.) Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Diverse Populations (2nd ed), (p. 47-74). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

The Annual Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences , Milwaukee July 2009.
An Ecosystemic Integration of Chaos, General Systems and Family Systems and Family Systems Theories Applied  to Therapist  Anxiety and Trauma During Individual and Family Life  Discontinuous Transitions.

Therapy in San Diego

Accepted Insurance Plans:
    All PPO Plans
    Out of Network

    Avg Cost (per in-office session): $90 - $225
    Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment Methods:
    Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa