We work with you to create a personalized combination of healing techniques specifically designed to extract your problems by the root and guide you to lasting inner peace.

The Illuminated Flame, a center for spiritual and psychological healing and offers treatments that guide people along a path to lasting inner peace. We incorporate psychology, meditation, reiki, yoga and/or sound healing.

With more than 10 years of experience, we specialize in the treatment of addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety and other psychological and emotional ailments.

  • Psychology
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Sound Healing
  • Yoga


Mariel Diaz

Founder and Head Integrative Therapist

Founder and Head Integrative Therapist, Mariel Diaz, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with a certificate in Jungian Psychotherapy. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based therapy for trauma, by the EMDR Institute. Mariel combines insight-oriented psychotherapy and skills based psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), with eastern healing techniques to facilitate healing of body, mind and spirit.

Mariel has completed training in Vinyasa, Yin and Anjali Restorative Yoga, as well as meditation teacher training with Sarah Powers and Lorin Roche. Additionally, she is an International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher. Mariel is also a trained HealthRHYTHMS facilitator for evidence-based group empowerment drumming.

In addition to working individually with clients at her office in Encinitas and facilitating workshops, trainings and retreats, Mariel also runs a Dual Diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse) Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents at a psychiatric hospital in San Diego.

Mariel is passionate about helping people heal from trauma and addiction as well as deepening their spiritual connection. This passion began after losing her mother to addiction almost 20 years ago. Through her own healing journey, Mariel has experienced firsthand the profound effects of integrative healing. What sets her apart is that she offers a grounded approach to counseling and spiritual teaching that provides practical tools while assisting you to deepen your connection to your intuition and ignite your inner light. She is excited to share her unique approach with you to help you find relief and restore hope.


We take the time and energy to get to know you so we can guide you toward your true purpose. Let us help you on your journey.

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