Hi and welcome! My name is Jen and I am an educational, behavioral and mindfulness coach. I specialize in working with adults and teenagers with autism/aspergers, and who struggle with dating, making friends, and fitting in. If you, or your teenager, have challenges with recognizing social cues, initiating and maintaining conversations, daily life skills, money management, time management, organization, or "black and white thinking", then you have come to the right place. With over 20 years of experience, I am confident that together we can design a personalized plan to help you in each of these areas and attain your life goals!
I am a proud first-generation Latina graduate of California State University, Long Beach. Through my educational training and professional experiences, I cultivated a strong background supporting Spanish & English-speaking adults (18+) facing life challenges and transitions. This includes but is not limited to dating/interpersonal relationship challenges, dating violence, trauma, abuse/neglect, stressful life transitions, adjustments, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, & PTSD. I am passionate about collaboration, human connection, and holding space for healing in supporting you to cultivate positive change in your life.
Tired of crying yourself to sleep, blowing up "for no reason", feeling "on edge" and nervous, bickering with significant others, and feeling the need to defend yourself ? Chronic conflict and stress can leave us feeling drained and exhausted, with little hope for the future and no desire to try again. Your life and relationships may be "stuck" in a cycle of unmet needs and misunderstandings. Few of us grew up in ideal families or learning all we need to know about managing conflict and expressing our needs and emotions effectively.
I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or licensed in California with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use.
Do you feel stuck and disconnected to yourself and within your relationships? Do you repeat relationship patterns over and over again? Do you use self-sabotaging coping mechanisms to get by? Maybe you feel shame, self-doubt, and dissatisfaction in your life. Perhaps you look to others to feel and be okay, unsure of your ability to make wise decisions. What would it be like to trust yourself completely to know what you need and to be able thrive? It is possible to feel differently in the relationship with yourself and others. You can gain insight into your patterns, learn to offer yourself compassion, and feel safe inside your body.
Anxious, worried, fearful? I have a heart for helping people who struggle with anxiety in all it's forms--Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Illness Anxiety, Eco-Anxiety, Agoraphobia, PTSD, and Panic Attacks. Through my ongoing training and expertise, I provide guidance and strategies so that you can untangle from worry and reclaim your life. I use proven interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (often referred to as CBT) as well as mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and trauma treatment. Research shows that these specific interventions help people feel better. YOU can reclaim your life and feel better too!
I am a therpaist working with a diverse practice. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families. My style is informal, supportive and interactive. I am direct and straightforward with warmth and a sense of humor. I have faith in the healing power that lies within each of us. And it's a privlege to help bring that out.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC, PPS
Audra is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor with a Masters of Science in Counseling. Audra's counseling experience started in North County education in 2002. She has experience working with adolescents, youth with disabilities, adults, families, trauma, grief and loss. As a clinician, Audra creates a safe and supportive environment for her clients by using a person-centered approach with emphases on cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and brief interventions.
Hello! My name is La Fawn and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I provide support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, anger, marital discord, sexuality identity, infertility, and grief and loss. My practice is based on a narrative and solution focused approach geared towards helping individuals find their voice and become experts in their own lives while actively working towards solutions.
Proverbs 11:14, 13:10 and 15:22 state that "A wise man seeks counsel... Consult with those you respect... Choose someone with experience, expertise, and spiritual maturity." Seeking help in coping with or solving problems takes courage. When you seek help from a professional, you deserve respect, dignity, and must be able to trust that your problem or issue will be understood by your therapist as potential - potential for growth, meaning and purpose that these challenges can bring to your life as well as finding solutions that work for you.
Sam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100526 and Co-Founder of the Blumberg Family Therapy Group. Sam specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety and depression, as well as having extensive training in trauma work. Sam is able to help teach parents positive parenting techniques that will also allow for improvement in family relationships as well as correcting children's behaviors. Sam is currently seeking his CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) certificate which will allow him to specialize in treatment with athletes of any age in their respective sport to gain peak performance.
We all struggle sometimes. Fighting a constant battle within yourself is exhausting, and I know it can be scary to let someone in. As a therapist practicing through an attachment lens, it's my belief that at the end of the day we all have a need to feel connected - with others, with ourselves, and with life. Everyone experiences moments where they feel a disconnection, and sometimes, we just need a little help recognizing where it is.
I am a Cognitive Behavioral therapist with a very relational approach. My directive style is balanced with a sense of humor that provides for a disarming and helpful relationship. I mostly work with teens through adults with a significant portion of my practice going to couples. I have offices in Corona and Carlsbad. I would love to have the opportunity to help you through whatever struggles you might be facing. I am available to meet with you for phone or video sessions when it is allowed.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
ACCEPTING IN-PERSON in CARLSBAD, & TELEHEALTH CLIENTS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA. *Dulcinea works with: Individuals, Couples, Families Adolescents, Teens, Adults, Elders. *Dulcinea Specializes in: Transitions- all life transitions (Career, Relationship, Moving, Children, Loss, & Other Life Transitions), Women’s Issues: Perinatal, Pregnancy and Post-Partum Relationships & Family Dynamics, Grief (Any type of loss, pending/forseen loss, or recent loss) & Bereavement, Career, Self-Exploration & Expansion. My training integrates the mind, body, & soul/spirit. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling with emphasis in Depth from Pacifica G.I.
We work best with military, veterans, first responders and those "raging against the dying of the light" to work with both the individual and their partners relationship in group settings. Being a 12-Year Military Veteran and First Responder we understand how the military community prides itself on its closeness and camaraderie — its strength in numbers. But Veterans transitioning into civilian life after military service may be surprised to find themselves without the system of support that they have come to know and rely on. This thing we do so others may live, love, work and play well. Joe Whitcomb, PsyDc, LMFT AF Veteran
As a licensed psychotherapist, I have spent 30 years weaving experience and wisdom from thousands of hours with clients seeking clarity, healing and hope. These women and men have arrived to the counseling “couch” grappling with a question: are they worthy or lovable due to experiencing rejection, loss, betrayal, shame, neglect and regrets? Healing comes in all shapes and sizes yet with one distinct, constant truth …in order to befriend oneself, emotional wounds must be healed. To embark on this repair; courage, curiosity and comfort are necessary tools. To strive for contentment; kindness, clarity and patience must be cultivated.
For couples in crisis, disconnected and hurting marriages, Safe Haven offers marriage intensives. Our 2 to 4 day Safe Haven Marriage Intensives are based on Emotionally Focused Therapy and our aim is to help you grow so you can love well and live a good life. We want to give you hope and be there for you when your marriage is in trouble, your family is struggling and when you need guidance and a caring expert to help you get through difficulties so you can thrive in life. Dr Sharon May and Alan Hart focus on marriages in crisis, couples wanting to repair years of disconnection and hurt as well as couples preparing for marriage.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
We believe that therapy is an opportunity for enhancing the functioning of individuals and families because everyone deserves to live a happy and fulfilling life. We are sensitive to our diverse community and strive to honor everyone’s beliefs and cultural values offering services tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
My focus involves working with individuals and couples who are looking for more satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Often a crisis brings someone to my office such as infidelity or sexual acting out. Sometimes an individual or couple will simply have a nagging feeling that their relationship has lost the passion that it once had. Whatever your situation I encourage you to give me a call to see if I am a good fit to help you address your situation.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Carlsbad are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Carlsbad then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Carlsbad, or Child Psychologists in Carlsbad.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Carlsbad psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Carlsbad specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.