Welcome to Dr. Maker’s Website

I am Azmaira Maker, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy 21570,) located in the Del Mar/Carmel Valley area of San Diego, California .  With over twenty years of experience,  I have expertise in challenges related to yourself, your relationships, your family, and your children.

I specialize in:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Families
  • Individual Adults
  • Psychological and Psycho-educational Testing

With children and teens, I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapymindfulness, and parent guidance, with immediate tools for effective change. I collaborate very closely with parents from a family systems and developmental perspective. I also collaborate closely with schools, pediatricians, and psychiatrists to enhance a team approach.

With adults, I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approach for immediate change and coping with life-stressors, along with a deeper psychodynamic approach to enhance awareness, change past patterns, increase strengths and self-esteem, and engage in healthier/positive relationships and choices.

Having completed my Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Fellowship from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the Child and Family, and Adult Programs, my expertise lies in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Loss (including pregnancy loss)
  • School Difficulties/School Consultations
  • ADHD/Learning Difficulties
  • Giftedness
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Developmental Issues
  • Adoption
  • Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessments

With over twenty years of experience working in hospitals, clinics, and schools, I can provide expert consultations, evaluations, therapy, psychological and educational assessments, and group treatment based on your unique needs.

My Treatment Approach Includes:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • State-of-the-art, standardized testing batteries.

Utilizing a holistic approach, our work together will focus on my providing you with the specific tools to overcome challenges, facilitate coping skills, adapt to life stressors, and gain insight and effective strategies to promote positive and healthy change.  My goal is to facilitate your abilities to empower yourself, your child, and your family via profound, permanent changes to help you thrive.

Choosing the right psychologist for yourself, your child and adolescent, or your family can be complicated.  You want to be sure that the psychologist has the expertise and experience, but also the right emotional and interpersonal fit for your unique needs and ways of being.

When you are ready to get help, I encourage you to contact me to get started in developing an effective treatment plan for long-lasting growth and success. I look forward to meeting your specific needs now and in the future.