We all have suffering in our lives-- it's part of human experience. Too often, however, there is a layer of unnecessary psychological pain caused by unconscious defenses. We often resist painful feelings and the realities they point to. When we get stuck in our resistance we get emotionally sick and our suffering increases. I work together with patients to honestly and compassionately untangle, face, and accept the truths they've tended avoid on their own.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, NCC, LPCC, MS
Given a safe environment, authentic connection, and the necessary tools, you can integrate your past, create your future, and live in the present moment. I work best with clients who want to feel more freedom and authenticity. Symptoms such as anxiety, obsession, compulsion, depression, relationship issues, lack of self worth, and negative thinking patterns are difficult to hold on your own. It is my passion and privilege to walk with you through these challenges. I create a safe space to explore your feelings so that you can reclaim your true essence and experience more joy.
I help clients who are navigating the various stages of life that can trigger depression or anxiety - including fertility, postpartum, the empty nest, aging, and challenges specific to the "sandwich generation." I work with parents in all phases of child-rearing and, in particular, those raising a child with ADHD. In addition, I work with adolescents and young adults to help them reach their potential and overcome emotional conflicts, stresses, and challenges. Finally, with strong experience in hospital and home health care, I am uniquely qualified to support those coping with illness and medical crises as well as grief and loss.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, lost, anxious or depressed? Have you experienced a recent loss or are you struggling with relationship difficulties? Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or trauma? I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where a healthy therapeutic relationship is built so that you can work towards overcoming these obstacles and move on with life! I will collaborate with you to help achieve your goals and provide honest feedback and practical, straightforward, and effective interventions. I view each client as unique and adapt my approach to meet your individualized needs.
Is your pre-teen or teen-age child unusually irritable, withdrawn, sad, angry or tearful? Teens will often open up to therapists when they don't talk to parents. If your teen is refusing school, or not enjoying life, s/he may be struggling with anxiety or depression, inadequate social skills, bullies, feeling different, sexual identity, parental divorce, or body image worries.
I offer a warm, nurturing and safe environment for adolescents to share their feelings and start to feel better about themselves. I enjoy helping adolescents and parents find their way during these difficult times.
Motherhood...Being a new mom in today's world is filled with new demands, new pressures and new worries. You're expected to have it all "figured-out", to be basking in the joy of this new baby. But, there is a part of you that simply doesn't feel that joy, isn't sure what to expect or how you're supposed to feel about all the changes, in your relationship and even in your body. With all the expectations and demands of being a new mom, there is very little left over for yourself. Before you even realize what has happened, you've forgotten who you are. The reality is that your baby is only a part of a well-balanced life.
Through my years as a therapist, I have worked to specialize my passion for supporting my clients to thrive past difficult life events, while nurturing a deeper connection to themselves and the important people in their lives. In my practice I enjoy drawing on the holistic healing power of play, connection and supportive interactions to provide all my clients with deep experiential change.
When your life isn’t what you want it to be – Is less fulfilling and satisfying then it should be –– Might be burdened with sadness or depression -- I offer guidance, support and comfort in a safe healing environment that can help turn your life around. Help you discover how wondrous it is to find the emotional strength and freedom you need to recognize then pursue -- and finally realize your full potential
I work with clients who wish to develop more robust and authentic relationships with others, a greater sense of peace, or increased self-confidence. These elements form the foundation of a healthy and rewarding life, and I am deeply committed to your wellbeing. I use highly practical and holistic trauma-informed interventions tailored to address the unique needs of each person.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Therapist w/ 11 years of experience treating Children/Teens, Adults & Families in a variety of milieus including Private Practice, Rady Children’s OP, Rady's Urgent Care Clinic, Behavioral Health, Poway(PUSD), Bellevue Hospital, & The NY State Psychiatric Institute. I specialize in ADHD, Mood Disorders, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Eating Disorders, School Advocacy, & Trauma. I tailor my approach to each patient & work from a systems perspective. Due to my creative background as a Professional Musical Theater Actress, I utilize creative therapies in tandem w/traditional modalities.
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is well versed in treating Depression, PTSD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, work related stress and other challenges. I use evidenced based practices which include CBT, DBT, mindfulness skills development, Trauma Focused- CBT, Positive Discipline, PCIT, Motivational Interviewing along with but not limited to Solution Focused Therapy. My office provides a safe environment where client and Therapist can work through the trauma and life challenges in a supportive, healing space.
Welcome to my practice! I am so glad you are here. Please see my website www.sunshineinsidetherapy.com to learn more about my practice. My passion is working with individuals to reduce and stop both anxiety and depression. I see many people who struggle with PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and with a history of childhood abuse (emotional/physical/sexual) and trauma. I offer evidence based help using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing(EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Neurofeedback. You will gain concrete tools, find solutions and feel connected, supported and reach goals you have set for your life!
Do you ever wish you had someone to talk to..someone you could trust.. someone who understands and really listens? I would like to extend a helping hand and together we can work toward overcoming the hurt and pain you feel inside. As a result you will gain greater insight and self-awareness about yourself and your behaviors. This can be a springboard to change. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment to help you with your healing process. I am now offering telehealth appointments.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, DMin, LMFT, EMDR
I specialize in a Christian approach to therapy helping struggling couples, blended families, women, parenting, anxiety, difficult life transitions and leadership struggles. I have decades of life experience, having been married for 36 years, raised, four adult children, and held multiple leadership roles. I use a customized approach, based on your unique needs, and goals, to integrate life-changing biblical and therapeutic principles into your emotional, relational, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. I look forward to meeting you and walking along side you to discover hope and healing in your life journey!
Life is full of messy tensions. People who are supposed to be the safest let us down. The things we know are good for us can be the most difficult to follow through. At one moment, we feel paralyzed by inaction, and in the next, we can be flooded by thoughts. Sorting through these tensions alone can be scary, frustrating, and exhausting. Therapy can provide the opportunity to disentangle and shed light on these aspects of yourself in a non-judgmental, supportive space. It is my joy and privilege to help clients experience relief from the emotional pain they carry, while also developing a deep understanding of themselves.
The wounds from our past can leave us feeling broken, fearful, and alone. As a trauma-informed clinician, my heart is to walk alongside individuals longing to feel whole again, or perhaps for the first time. I am an EMDR trained clinician who utilizes this evidence-based approach to help my clients find holistic paths to healing. In my practice, I believe that the brain, body, and spirit are affected by the things that have happened to us. I invite you to share your unique story in a space of understanding and without judgment, and have hope we can rebuild a new, meaningful life.
I have extensive experience with dual diagnosis, addiction, & complex trauma. I have worked in private practice & residential and primary psychological treatment centers. I work as a drama therapist combining my clinical & performance background. I specialize in family working entire family system. I have direct and empathetic approach. Since becoming a mother I also, work on those areas specifically. In addition, I love working with artists, creative, and those wishing to explore or develop those areas. I know we are all creative and meant to be creating. I have a very intuitive nature with depth psychotherapist training.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Are you stressed and use alcohol, other substances, food, exercise, sex, work, spending, gambling, or screen use excessively? Do you think “I got this” after planning a strict regimen for change only to break it soon after? Do failed attempts cause you to feel down? Do you long for past times when you could enjoy these pleasures? Do you suspect there may be core issues that drive these behaviors but fear slowing down to explore them? Is there a personal or family history of trauma or emotional issues that causes anxiety? Do you feel exhausted and yearn to wake up refreshed? Are you isolating to avoid people who are concerned?
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas, or Child Psychologists in Encinitas.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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.