Rooted Transformation Therapeutic Services:  A Therapeutic Space


Rooted Transformation Therapeutic Services is a marriage and family therapy and psychology private practice that offers children, adults, couples, and families a unique and safe therapeutic space that blends traditional western approaches to psychotherapy with other holistic forms of healing such as Hypnosis / Clinical Hypnosis, mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), yoga, spirituality, nutrition, and exercise. By incorporating these holistic modalities with more traditional forms of psychotherapy we aspire to help guide your healing process emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. This allows a deeper healing experience that allows for treating the whole person, instead of simply focusing on one aspect such as cognitions, which many therapies tend to do. Further, by focusing on mind, body, and spirit, we care for your problems from all angles, which increases the likelihood for lasting improvement outside of the therapy room, as it gives you more tools to use from each of these dimensions. Having tools to use emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually increases your power to solve and heal your current problems and problems that may arise in the future, as different problems may require or be more amenable with interventions from each of these areas. We work with each individual, couple, and family to thoroughly process problems in a nurturing, yet directive environment. In this way, we hope to to meet you where you are at and to help guide you through the areas that may be the most painful and uncomfortable to walk through alone.

Ultimately we strive to give each client the necessary tools to become whole and empowered individuals who are able to give back to themselves, their families, their communities, and to society. We work with a wide range of issues including but not limited to career changes, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, communication and assertiveness skills, effective emotional regulation, women’s health, pregnancy/ postpartum concerns, behavioral medicine, eating disorders, self-esteem, impulse control disorders, self-injury, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family issues, couples issues, children and adolescent issues, victims of destructive mind control, grief/ loss, and trauma using a wide variety of effective, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and orientations. Some of these include Hypnosis / Clinical Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Strategic Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Structural Therapy, mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, and spirituality. We also provide testing and psychological assessment services.

Our Mission is to provide a stimulating, culturally sensitive, conscious, educational and innovative therapeutic experience that nurtures the intellect, body, emotions and spirit while empowering the individual, couple and family to sustain therapeutic gains outside the therapy office. We also strive to be environmentally conscious and our everyday practices incorporate this mission.

Our Vision is to enhance wellness and social change through the creation of a nurturing and powerful therapeutic context that stimulates perceptual shifts in the individual, family, community, and society.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist at Rooted Transformation, call  619-880-9911 today or email or 

All Services are provided by California Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Interns
under the supervision of California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Psychologists
Steven Jellá, MA, Psy.D. (lic. no. MFC 44808 and PSY23916) and Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs, Psy.D., MA (lic. no. PSY28323).

Rooted Transformation Therapeutic Services
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Interns

205 W Date Street
San Diego, CA. 92101
(619) 880-9911