About Us

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Motiva Associates is a 21 year old, behavior and mental health services organization with locations in Chula Vista, San Marcos, San Diego, El Centro (Imperial County) and Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Motiva Associates has been dedicated to serving the San Diego area and Imperial Valley community for more than 20 years. It is our mission to provide quality and comprehensive family services to the multicultural communities in our area.

We pride ourselves in our ability to serve the monolingual Spanish speaking community. Our clinicians are bilingual and experienced in providing services that are culturally competent.

About Us

Our Mission Statement

To develop and operate programs that promote positive functioning of individuals, families, and organizations through a process that is sensitive, effective, ethical, and cost effective.

History

Motiva Associates began as a partnership in 1996.  The proprietors were interested in using their knowledge and experience as clinicians and administrators to develop a behavioral health organization that would provide services to the community while allowing for the expression and manifestation of the organizers’ creativity.

As the proprietors were bilingual and bicultural, an emphasis was placed in providing services to the Latino community. In November 2000, Motiva associates incorporated in the State of California and became Motiva Family Therapists and Behavioral Services, Inc., a marriage and family therapy corporation, while continuing to use “Motiva Associates” as the name we use for business purposes.

Why Choose Motiva?

  • We love what we do
  • 21 years of experience
  • We speak spanish and have bicultural therapists
  • Our office staff is warm and friendly
  • Evening appointments are available
  • Our therapists are trained in methods shown to help people (evidence based treatments)
  • Insurance and third party payors accepted
  • Affordable fees

 Issues We Can Help With

  • Health management issues such as overeating and diabetes
  • Cultural adjustment
  • ABA services for individuals with Autism
  • Separation, divorce, shared custody and co-parenting
  • Self esteem and personal growth
  • Marriage, family and parenting issues
  • Behavior problems of childhood and adolescence
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Trauma and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence

About Us

Our Staff

Counseling San Diego

  • Lorena Aguila, Ph.D.
  • Sylvia Chamberlain, LMFT
  • J. Ernesto Corrales, LMFT, LPCC
  • Hilda De La Torre, LMFT 
  • Cynthia Miranda, Psy.D.
  • Claudia Jessica Peralta, LMFT
  • Janet Rodriguez, LMFT
  • Katie Santos, LMFT
  • Roberto Weiss, LMFT, LPCC
  • Charles Wigle, LMFT, LPCC

Autism and Behavioral San Diego

  • Monica Corrales, MA, BCBA
    • Director of Behavioral Services
  • Mariana Rosetti, MA
    • Associate Director of Behavioral Services
  • Ernestina Guillen, MA, BCBA
    • Director of Behavior Services Module I
  • Arlyn Pak, MA
    • Coordinator of Behavior Services Module I
  • David Huerta, MA
    • Business Coordinator
  • Elva Vera, MA, LMFT
    • Clinical Consultant

Imperial Valley Staff

  • Martin Lemus, MA, BCBA
    • Director of Behavioral Services