Shelley Wisdom-Lazar

169 Saxony Road
Encinitas, California 92024
United States
Office Phone: 6195407811
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the North County Coastal area of San Diego County. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and families, with a focus on removing barriers in relationships and focusing on the unique strengths and attributes in each person or family system. I have experience in parent education with a strong focus on the developmental stage of each child or adolescent, which is helpful to consider when creating plans for co-parenting.

Area(s) of Practice: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Adolescents and Adults; Parenting and Co-Parenting Issues, Divorce Coach, Child Specialist
License(s): LCSW

Professional Activities

National Association of Social Workers California Society of Clinical Social Workers CICAMH (Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

Undergraduate Education

University of California, San Diego 1980

Postgraduate Education

San Diego State University, 2009


When a couple comes to the difficult decision that they must divorce there are many points along the path where things can take a turn for the worse. But it is possible to avoid these pitfalls and have a "good" divorce; one in which the participants not only survive but thrive and grow. In my role as divorce coach I can help one of the participants to stay focused on a positive outcome. As a child specialist my greatest desire, and mission, is for the children of the divorcing couple to experience the love and support from each of their parents with the least possible disruption of their lives.