Main Office: 760-201-7858
169 Cedar Road
Vista, CA 92083


Welcome to The Art of Family!

The action of living well is Art; an unfolding tapestry of rich colors, textures and patterns which honors what makes us unique and celebrates what makes us a family.

Our passion is to make a difference in the tapestry of your life through our experienced and caring counseling services. If you are seeking a healthier and more joyful approach to life, The Art of Family is a safe and supportive place to start your journey.

Please call our office at: 760-201-7858 to speak to our receptionist in order to find the therapist that can meet your needs – or – take a look at the contact information, personal statement and website for each of our licensed professional therapists below. We provide a variety of therapeutic counselling services that can be tailored to your personal needs and concerns. Please call any one of these professionals to arrange an initial appointment. When you arrive you will find that:

  • Our office is beautiful, comfortable and calm
  • Wi-Fi is available if you need to work while waiting for a family member
  • Our coffees and teas are complementary
  • Our parking is private, plentiful and convenient
  • Our practice has been in Vista, California since 2011
  • Our location is convenient to many cities across North County San Diego

Thank you for visiting our website.

Our Therapists

Kathy Mattox, MA, LMFT

As a Child and Family Therapist, I have a particular passion for counseling children and teens. My sense of humor, my considerable life experience working with children and families, and an authentic caring for the family as a whole, seems to help me quickly connect with my client and begin to discover the areas of... Read more »
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Dr. Susan Trueblood

I work with clients seeking to restore connection and balance their lives. Therapy can help if you are at the end of your rope or simply want to learn how to do something different to connect to others. I work with the underlying issues such as anxiety or depression that can block authentic connection. I... Read more »
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Gil Freitag, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, who offers over forty years of professional experience to assist individuals, couples, and families learn ways to overcome difficult life situations. Working together with children, parents, teenagers, young and maturing adults of all ages, I create a safe and caring setting for the examination of troubling and troublesome behaviors,... Read more »
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Lydia Lombardi Good, LCSW, BCD

I am a Board Certified therapist who specializes in supporting people through grief, trauma, and partner loss. I firmly believe that we are tremendously resilient and can achieve overall healing from any of life’s disappointments and challenges by learning key strategies for wellness. These include, getting to know yourself better, building self- love, and connecting... Read more »
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Karen Keith, MA, LMFT

I am very passionate working alongside individuals, couples and adolescences with life’s challenges, family issues and personal struggles. Through my life experience of being married for over 36 years, raising a blended family, and experiencing life’s trials, I am able to empathize, encourage and empower my client. My experience working 25 years in a school... Read more »
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Jennie Azofeifa, MA, LMFT

I believe that hope and healing are possible for anyone. Whether you are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties, I can help identify underlying factors that keep you stuck and prevent you from living a full, vibrant life. I provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can be heard and empowered to transform... Read more »
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Shelly Harris, MA, IMF

I take a very client centered approach to therapy with my clients. I integrate tools from CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Emotion Focused Therapy in the work I do with clients to help them achieved their desired goals. I am an empathic healer and believe that the relationship I build with my... Read more »
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