Donna Chapman, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist, #83943

EFT, DBT, LGBT, Gender Therapy

For information or to request an appointment call (619) 908-9908



Counseling with me is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Depth Psychology, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  We will create a safe, non-judgmental space from which to begin the process of healing.   

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan who have concerns in the areas of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, borderline issues, relationship and trauma. I also enjoy working with the LGBT community specifically with  Transgender people and their families. My rich life experience (fancy language for I’m “older”) has given me a unique position with respect to transgender people that allows me to truly align with families who have members who are transgender and to be an ally with individuals as they begin the amazing and challenging process of transition. For the past four years I have been working with transgender adults, adolescents and children and their partners and families assisting in the transition process and helping the families adjust. I am also kink and polyamorous friendly. My office is conveniently located in the heart of Mission Valley at 2835 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 120.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and am currently ABD in a doctoral program in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. My dissertation work will explore support systems for partners and families of transgender people as they negotiate their own identity emergence and coming out.  My Master’s Degree is from Alliant International University.

Currently available: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Individual DBT skills training, and Depth exploration including dream work. Under development: Supportive groups for partners, friends and lovers of Transgender people and group DBT skills training. 

Donna Chapman MA,

Marriage and Family Therapist, #83943

at Donna M Chapman Psychotherapy

2835 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 120

San Diego, CA 92108

Contracted with

Darlene Tando Therapy

110 W. Pennsylvania Ave

San Diego, CA 92103

619 948 8926

For information or to request an appointment

call (619) 908-9908

or email

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