Clinical Specializations

"Dogtor" Tucker, Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog.

Dr. Heather Marriatori

Licensed Psychologist (PSY31034) and Coach

I specialize in integrative therapy, which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of each individual client. This means treatment is customized to meet your needs. We will work together to identify and address the source of your discomfort or distress, then develop strategies to promote change that make a difference — in mood – in relationships – in life.

My clinical specialties focus on anxiety disorders, healing after trauma, PTSD, gender and sexual identity (LGBTQIA+ Affirmation therapy), and OCD. However, I have many years of experience working with a variety of mental health issues, emotional and personal challenges, psychiatric disorders, relationship struggles and more. These may include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, life transitions, college stress, coming out, and other interpersonal difficulties.

My work experience has consisted of working with active duty military, veterans, and individuals from many different cultural backgrounds in inpatient, outpatient, residential, community, and private practice settings.

My work within the LGBTQIA+, kink, poly, and consensual non-monogamy (CNM) communities, has provided me with in-depth knowledge of the spectrum of modern relationships and sexuality.

I believe in the potential for emotional and individual growth, striving to provide a safe and warm environment in which client can explore and thrive.

About "Dogtor" Tucker

Tucker received his Canine Good Citizen Certification in 2020. He is a Goldendoodle, which is a breed known to not shed and are as close to hypoallergenic as possible. He was born in October 2019 and was graced with a quiet, calm, and sweet temperament. From a young pup, he was pretty much raised in the therapy office and has come to love and appreciate all of the humans that walk through the door, many of whom talk more to Tucker, then they do to Dr. Marriatori. While he loves toys and treats (especially carrots), he gets most of his joy from affection. He is a great listener and while sometimes he provides verbal responses, he will mostly just provide whatever support clients need.

Certifications and Training
  • Gottman Method Approach to Couples Therapy​
  • Superhero Therapy
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Walden University School of Psychology, 2017
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, Walden University School of Psychology, 2014
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Phoenix, 2011

Contact Dr. Heather Marriatori

Email: DrMarriatori@HMPsych.com
Phone: (619) 540-1184
My pronouns are she/her

HM Psychological Services
3130 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103