Family Therapy in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Marni Stueland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 20 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
(858) 217-5840
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Michael Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The Covid shutdown and the time since has challenged the ways many of us have coped with work, school & family relationships, as well as with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-care, our social lives, and nearly every aspect of our beings.
Michael Levy has been empowering adults from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and identities for the past 25 years, helping them live their best lives with brief and longer-term individual or couples therapy. His expertise in work and career issues, trauma, depression, unhappy relationships, and more offers clients new hope and opportunities for growth. A compassionate therapist committed to providing high quality psychotherapy to discerning clients, he uses a variety of approaches to support your growth, based on collaboration in the therapeutic relationship, understanding and the power of genuine concern to foster healing.
(858) 223-6912
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Marcia K Garceau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, MFT with over ten years of clinical experience working with all ages to provide strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, binge eating, weight loss, addiction, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/ family issues.
(858) 281-2734
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Brenda Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist and parenting coach, I have devoted my career to helping people change their lives in positive ways. These changes can involve assisting parents in altering the problematic behavior of their children, coaching to achieve life goals, or overcoming troublesome habits. I use a positive, solution-oriented approach to maximize performance and help people solve the problems in their lives. I use a combination of individual, couples and family based work to allow the whole family to be part of the solution.
(858) 376-7969
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We have counselors available who can help you individually, as a family , or as a couple.
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Melody French
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I provide child, adolescent and individual therapy. I provide support for developing coping skills, improving self-esteem, managing relationships, working to resolve family issues, and overcoming life's obstacles. Whether you are seeking a healthier lifestyle or dealing with the unexpected I can help.
(619) 754-8619
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We are group practice which can accommodate multiple family members.
Concerned about your child or teen? We help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. We work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. We help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. We have helped thousands of families and are confident we can help you. Our practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(619) 378-7281
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Letty Nissan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Letty Cain Nissan is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 10 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Letty has a Bachelor of Science in psychology, from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. She has a Post Modern Narrative Psychotherapy Degree, and a Masters Degree in Couples Therapy from The "Instituto Mexicano de la Pareja", in Mexico City. Being born and raised in Mexico, Letty has experience in Latin-American culture and idiosyncratic issues. Being an immigrant herself, she has deep knowledge of the immigration experience.
(858) 289-6651
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Joel Gamache
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Have you or a family member been struggling with anxiety or depression? Having difficult with coping skills around trauma? If so, I am here to support you. Since gaining my Masters in 2016, I have had experience working with: pre-teens and teens in the juvenile justice system, children, and families in the county clinic setting. I have experience helping those who have been battling with trauma, developmental trauma, child abuse, and developmental delays. I look forward to connecting and helping you achieve your goals. I incorporate Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Family Communication, and Gottman's Emotion Coaching approaches.
(858) 221-9630
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy DBT IOP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBT IOP
Verified
Verified
Unlike a residential program, you’re able to stay at home and practice the skills you learn with your family while also getting intensive support around your daily life while in the program.
Are you unable to do your daily activities? Unable to go to work or school? Too depressed to get out of bed? Too anxious to go out? Feeling the urge to self medicate to get through the day? Did you just get released from the psychiatric hospital?
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92129
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John Ackerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Due to everybody’s uniqueness, I believe therapy should be tailored to each individual, couple or family I work with.
Over the past 20 years, I've helped individuals and families in southern California in a variety of settings from community-based agencies to hospitals. I have extensive experience in working with a diverse range of individuals and families including teens adults and parenting issues including blended and military families. I also specialize in helping couples and families repair relationships, improve communication, resolve conflicts and increase emotional connection.
(866) 657-6592
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Grow Through Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We work as team so we can also help siblings and multiple family members.
Are you a new Mom? Adjusting to motherhood is tough and can be overwhelming! I can help and am here to tell you that you're not alone. My passion is supporting new mother's in their emotional process. We will focus on individualized strategies and building helpful relationship. If you feel concerned about what steps to take, please get in touch. We will work together to help you feel confident in navigating difficult emotions, and to begin to feel better through a treatment plan based on your needs as a new mother. I am also a school counselor in a middle school and love working with preteens and teenagers in the treatment process!
(858) 780-4763
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Krystin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 6+ years of clinical experience. I work with couples, children, adults, families. I've worked at a Rapid Rehousing program with previously homeless families, at a foster care agency working with foster parents, foster children, and group home boys, and I've spent the last 3 years working as a school based therapists for students grades K-12. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, life transitions, trauma, grief/loss, and behavior issues (kids).
(858) 239-1619
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Mylene Eduvala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Working with me as your therapist, will allow you to process thoughts and emotions that are difficult to discuss with friends or family .
Are you tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, and even panicked? I can help you manage those emotions when life hands you difficult challenges. You may be struggling to focus on work, school, or even on the relationships you have with other people because of these feelings. I can help you gain back your control. Your thoughts make you question your abilities and may make you feel like an imposter in your own life. Let me show you how to step back into feeling like your authentic self. You're ready to manage your thoughts and feelings to start living the life that you deserve. I can support you with reaching this goal.
(858) 358-7588
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Adeleine Conanan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping adolescents and adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
(619) 614-7865
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Family Connections Therapy, Inc.
LMFT, LPCC, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Does your child say, “You don’t understand” or completely ignores your requests? Do you feel powerless and frustrated that consequences don’t seem to work anymore on your child? We help to empower your family with new ways of communicating and relating, so harmony is restored. Kids need to feel heard and that what they think matters. Children often feel like no adult is listening, at school or at home. We help to give both children and parents a voice, which often calms the chaos. Children and teenagers need help learning how to express their needs in a way that their parents can hear them.
(858) 879-3515
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Azita Hickey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, identity conflicts, sexuality concerns, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in treating helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes. I welcome all genders and specialize in working with marginalized populations.
(619) 771-0514
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Jordanne Bakewell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(858) 358-7312
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Penelope Young Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
(858) 799-0079
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Nancy Cha
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who provides individual, couples, and group therapy. My primary theoretical approach is insight oriented psychotherapy for individuals working through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and adjustment to transition through life's challenges. I believe healthy people seek therapy for a variety reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I work collaboratively to recognize patterns and become aware of unconscious habits and choices that impact one's life and functioning.
(858) 842-5254
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.