Steve Meineke-Marriage Counselor
Steven E. Meineke, MA, MDiv, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist (License LMFT20244)
Over 30 years of clinical experience
Specialist in marriage and couples counseling, therapy and education

Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Past President, AAMFT- California Division
Committed to highest standards of ethics and clinical practice

Award Winning Writer
Columnist for San Diego Family Magazine 1985-2013
Parenting Publications of America multiple
Gold Award winner

Ordained Minister, United Church of Christ
Spiritual teacher and leader in university and church settings for over 35 years
Member of inclusive progressive Christian faith community committed to social justice


I retired and closed my counseling practice on June 30, 2017. It was a privilege to practice this profession in Solana Beach for 33 years, and I'm grateful for the trust so many individuals, couples and families placed in me during my years of practice.

I look forward to spending my retirement years with my wife, our children and grandchildren, enjoying the blessings of family life and the abundance of activities available to us in this wonderful place we are fortunate to call home.

To help anyone needing a referral for marriage and family therapy services, here is how to contact three colleagues I've known for many years:

David Christopher, LMFT - Office in Solana Beach - (858) 792-0777 -

Sue Cates, LMFT - Office in Encinitas - (760) 822-0321 -

Carolyn Gerard, LMFT - Office in San Diego (downtown near Little Italy) - (858) 735-1338 -