Amy Lajiness (she/her)


Love nature and the outdoors? I'm a psychotherapist and ecotherapist offering outdoor and in-office sessions in the greater San Diego area.

Therapist in La Jolla, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

**Accepting new clients, including video/teletherapy** Are you a high-functioning woman or pregnant or postpartum woman who typically "has it all together," yet is struggling underneath the surface? Do you find yourself easily overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or other overwhelming emotions? You're ready to feel at peace and to know your worth; I'm here to recognize your unique gifts and to empower you to find a way through life's difficulties.

My Background and Approach

I am a holistic psychotherapist who brings nature connection and mind-body spirituality into our therapeutic journey. You’ll find that our counseling sessions feel collaborative and supportive, honoring your personal strengths. With the option of bringing our therapy sessions outdoors, we allow nature to assist in the work of healing and overcoming life’s challenges. Ecotherapy sessions incorporate movement, mindfulness, and a deeper awareness of our bodies and emotions. I offer in-office and teletherapy sessions, as well as in-home visits for perinatal & postpartum women. I graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009, and with a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2016. In 2019, I completed a 5-month Professional Ecotherapy Certificate Program through Wilderness Reflections. I hold a current certification in Wilderness First Aid through NOLS, and completed a 3-day Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Training through PSI in December 2019.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m Amy Lajiness, LCSW, PMH-C, and I’m an ecotherapist and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego. As a human and a therapist, I highly value authenticity, humor, and compassion for self and others. I affirm and ally myself with all marginalized people, including the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I believe that mental health, spiritual health, physical health, and community health intersect, and organize therapy around this belief. I truly believe in the power of nature connection to reduce stress, boost self-image, and facilitate a deeper connection with the world around us. Incorporating ecotherapy alongside more traditional office-based psychotherapy can be truly transformative for those seeking healing and support - contact me to find out more!

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Mormonism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 165/session


(858)432-3422 Email Amy
836 Prospect St.
Suite 101
La Jolla, CA 92037

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