Alan L Switzer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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(760) 718-1930

Alan L Switzer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


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Switzer Counseling Associates
4407 Manchester Ave.
Suite 204
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 718-1930

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This is me at the beach with Shannon, our 25 year-old daughter. My wife Vicki and I had the good fortune to raise her here in beautiful San Diego North County, where she has had the opportunity to become an accomplished surfer, sailor, diver, and nature photographer. Vicki and I are a Marriage and Family Therapist team in private practice here for 20+ years in Encinitas, California. As well as seeing couples and families, I have specialized in treating anxiety disorders and phobias, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, and adolescents. I completed my B.A.degree at the University of Connecticut and graduate training at Purdue University. Using an eclectic approach, I combine elements of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, client-centered and mindfulness therapies in my practice. I am also certified in Clinical Hypnosis for use in weight loss, smoking cessation, habit control and anxiety reduction. I began focusing on treating adolescents very early in my career, and I have always enjoyed working with their youthful energy. Helping parents to work more closely together and develope simple and effective parenting skills can transform a stressful, contentious family life i
Working with couples in marital therapy has been one of my favorite areas. Helping clients to untangle the emotional knots that create painful struggles in their relationship, and then guiding them into deeper acceptance, understanding and love can be very rewarding indeed.
Being part of husband-wife therapist team has been invaluable in fostering our insight into the dynamics of marriage, both on a personal and professional level. Successfully navigating the joys and challenges of a long-term relationship is no easy undertaking, and it is good to know that help is available.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Purdue University
  • Year Graduated: 1964
  • License and State: MFC 6575 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Human Affairs International of California
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UniCare
  • Out of Network
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Location

Switzer Counseling Associates
4407 Manchester Ave.
Suite 204
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 718-1930
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Alan L Switzer, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encinitas

Alan L Switzer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT