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Our Team

Aimee Vadnais, PsyD, LMFT 

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To evolve means to change or develop slowly into a better version of oneself.  That is the process that you will undergo in your therapeutic journey.  You will make changes that will help you become a better version of yourself.  But unlike the caterpillar that goes into its cocoon alone before emerging as a beautiful butterfly, you will have me to help guide, support, and encourage you along the way as you evolve into the person you want to be.

 

 

A native of San Diego, Dr. Vadnais is a Co-Owner of Evolve Therapy San Diego and both a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY #21368) as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #39973) with over 20 years of local clinical experience.  She double majored in Psychology and Public Relations at Pepperdine University and obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and a Doctoral Degree (Psy.D) in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.  In addition to her combined total of over 6 years of graduate schooling, Dr. Vadnais has completed 3000 MFT training hours and 3000 pre- and post-doctoral psychology training hours in her field.

Dr. Vadnais has worked with clients ages 4-94 in both outpatient and intensive day treatment hospital programs.  She has trained at Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry, working with children and adolescents with ADHD, behavioral problems, and school difficulties.  At Sharp Mesa Vista’s CHANGES program, she provided chemical dependency therapy for adolescents and their families.  She conducted individual and group therapy at Scripps Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health for patients with mood disorders, personality disorders, and dual-diagnosis issues.  Dr. Vadnais completed her pre-doctoral internship at Scripps Clinic Division of Mental Health, where she provided counseling for geriatric clients and family therapy for their caretakers.  She completed her post-doctoral internship at Alvarado Parkway Institute, where she provided individual and group therapy for those clients with chronic mental illness, and also served as the weekend program director.

 

Dr. Vadnais has expertise in providing individual, marital, family, child, adolescent, and group therapy.  Her doctoral research was in “Marital Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence.”  She has Certificates in Levels 1, 2, and 3 of Gottman Training, as well as advanced couples training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  She is also certified as a Prepare/Enrich counselor, providing premarital counseling and education, as well as marital counseling and education.  Dr. Vadnais conducts assessments and diagnostics, and provides therapy to treat various issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, school problems, infertility, anxiety and stress management, crisis management, life transitions, bereavement, women’s concerns, parenting training, thought disorders, building self-esteem, strengthening relationships through communication and conflict resolution skills, and sexual and intimacy difficulties.  She conducts EMDR for clients with trauma, PTSD, or anxiety/phobias and also enjoys helping clients with personal growth for self-improvement.  She finds it very meaningful to work with couples going through infertility and helping them through this difficult time.

 

Dr. Vadnais works in conjunction with psychiatrists and medical doctors to ensure comprehensive quality care. 

 

Dr. Vadnais’ therapeutic approach involves attachment theory and strengths-based, solution-focused techniques aimed to maximize strengths rather than dwell on ineffective ways of handling difficulties.  She utilizes the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused attachment therapy for her work with couples.  She assists clients in problem-solving and provides helpful coping skills to help them move forward with hope.  She provides a collaborative therapeutic environment that is warm, empathetic, nurturing, safe, and accepting.

 

Dr. Vadnais is an AAMFT approved candidate supervisor who provides MFT supervision to MFT trainees and MFT interns who are training to become licensed therapists.  She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego for 5 years, where she taught Master’s level students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department.  She is currently a Professor in the MA in Clinical Psychology program at Azusa Pacific University, San Diego Campus, where she has been for the past 14 years.  She teaches several courses including Basic and Advanced Clinical Skills, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology, Attachment Theory, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy.  

Tiffany Triplett, LMFT 

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Each of us is in process, constantly evolving. As a therapist I look forward to meeting people where they are on this journey and helping them to actualize their full potential as human beings in relation to self and others. My approach focuses on the whole person and thus encompasses a biopsychosocialspiritual perspective of persons geared towards wholeness and well-being.  

Do you ever feel stuck?  Disconnected from yourself, others, or the world?  We have all felt this way at one point or another. It can be difficult to pause and listen to ourselves, especially in a world that tell us to do anything but slow down. The therapy space I provide allows you to do just that—slow down, take a pause, allow yourself to feel what you have been trying not to feel, and learn that those emotions will pass. In doing so, healing and moving towards wholeness can begin to take place. 

​Can you turn to those close to you and be vulnerable with them?  Does your partner respond to your needs, or is there something standing in the way of you knowing that your partner is there for you, is responsive and is engaged?  If so, I would like to help you in creating the space necessary to have the potential to actualize authentic connection in your relationship.
 
My name is Tiffany Triplett.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Co-Owner of Evolve Therapy San Diego.  I am presently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at CSU in Irvine, CA.  In addition, I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religion from Northwest Nazarene University.  I am experienced in working with adults, transitional age youth, adolescents and children in a variety of different clinical settings including hospital and residential centers, the public-school system, nonprofit agencies, and private practice.  I have extensive knowledge in treating PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Bipolar, ADHD/ADD, as well as relational issues amongst partners and families.

I use a variety of different treatment modalities and interventions in my work with individuals, partners and families.  I work with children as young as 6 years of age, where I incorporate Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavior Modification, as well as Parent Education.  With adolescent and adult individuals, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Humanistic, Narrative, Gestalt, Solution Focused and Interfamily Systems therapies.  In addition, I also utilize Trauma Informed Care, Seeking Safety, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) with individuals needing specialized trauma work.  With partners and families, I utilize attachment-based approaches of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), as well as Gottman’s Method in treating partners and have advanced training in both EFT, as well as Gottman Couples Therapy.
 
No matter where you are in life or in your relationship, it is my belief that you are on this page for a reason and that you are ready to take steps towards wholeness and well-being. I look forward to the possibility of walking with you in this journey. 
 
I hope to hear from you soon!

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