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Phone: (858) 324-6232

Mae Madge Mendoza Howard, LCSW

Specialty Areas:
Children, Teens, Family, Domestic Violence 
Spanish and Tagalog Fluency
Specialty Training:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Play Therapy

My name is Mae Madge Mendoza Howard, LCSW. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License # 74977 and Registered Play Therapist, #T4301. I am a career changer. 


My undergraduate degree is from CSU San Marcos in international business management.  I received my Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern California.  I use this experience to help understand different cultures and communication that may pertain to possible difficulties of my clientele.  I am proficient in Spanish and Tagalog and continue to work to improve on my proficiency. I moved from the Philippines when I was 8  years old and grew up primarily in North San Diego County.

My family and I faced many adversities living in the United States for the first decade of our lives.  I understand the complexity of  immigration, acculturation, and assimilation.  I take this experience within my practice to provide a more empathic and understanding approach towards working with different cultures.  My social work background ranges from counseling domestic violence survivors, advocating against teen dating violence, working inpatient with co-occurring adults, and seeing children and their families in an inpatient and outpatient setting with a multitude of social, emotional, medical, and behavioral issues.

Today, I am married and continue to live in North San Diego with my family.  I love spending my spare time traveling, hiking, and Crossfit.    I am involved with different non-profit organizations and continue to work for the local children’s hospital. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

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