I offer clients 28 years of experience working in the education field and mental health arena. I help youth and young adults achieve academically and in their careers. Many youth and young adults have aspirations for college but too often find themselves overwhelmed with the experience of attending college or a University. I prepare high school students for their post-secondary education and once they get there, I coach them to graduation day. All sessions are conducted in safe and secure online with complete privacy & strict confidentiality.
If you are looking to alter your patterns of behavior, to strengthen relationships, or a parent in need of proven strategies to promote healthy behavior in your children, I can help. Therapy doesn't have to be long term. It is simply an opportunity for someone to help you begin the process of change. I'd love to hear more from you about what you would like to leave behind and what you would like to call forward into your life.
I believe lasting change and healing comes through creating and strengthening the bonds that connect you with your loved ones. I will help you un-tangle and process those areas in your life that keep you from experiencing the security of those connections. I respect your unique journey and I will collaborate with you on your goals for healthy change. Moreover, your trust in me is of the utmost importance, so I will work diligently to ensure that you feel cared for and understood. Witnessing my clients experience profound and lasting change brings me great joy and fuels my passion for bringing hope and encouragement to people in pain
Are you tired of repeating the same cycle, whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety, or infidelity? Our skilled and compassionate therapists are here to help you finally break free, so you can live fully and joyfully.
Daily challenges, difficult emotions, and painful moments are all common, shared experiences of being human. From life transitions and developmental stages to simply feeling lost, alone, sad or anxious. . . these moments offer opportunities for transformation, growth and healing. Starting counseling is a positive step towards accessing your internal resilience and bringing voice to your authentic self. By focusing on identifying/expressing emotions and developing coping strategies, we work together to build an inner toolbox to access during tough or stressful times.
I work with individuals on a wide array of topics, most involving some level of depression, anxiety, and feeling unwanted or unlovable. Many have tried to handle things on their own and if things were not too bad, they did just fine. Others continue to struggle to self-regulate, self-heal, and self-manage their symptoms and are faced with the stigma of being seen as odd, irritable, annoying, needy, or high maintenance. It is hard enough to be struggling with mental health symptoms; it's even worse when people are beginning to reject you because of how you are behaving.
Are you at a time in your life when you don't know where to turn? Are you on overwhelm or faced with a major life decision? For over 32 years I have been helping people with their issues. My passion is to help clients integrate the different conflicting aspects of their personality and transform the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. I work with adults and teens. I have found that using hypnotherapy is the quickest and most lasting way for most people to accomplish their goals. I focus on short term intensive therapy, meaning long sessions 60/90 min. that create lasting change. I offer phone sessions as well for your comfort.
I remember thinking, "this can't be my life." I was depressed, disconnected from my wife, and struggling with compulsive behaviors that were out of control. Then I reached out for support. Stop trying to do it alone. The right support from a specialized therapist will help you find the power you have to break the cycle. As a clinician who started out years ago as a client, I know the fear of making that first call. I also know the relief of hearing that my therapist understood what I was going through, and knew the way out.
Seeking therapy can be such an overwhelming process. I hope I can make it somewhat less daunting by telling you a little about myself. I have been treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self esteem and relationships issues in children, teens and adults since 2007. I use an integrative approach to therapy, which is specific to your needs. My therapeutic style is often more directive, as I see myself as a part of your therapeutic process-not a quiet observer. I use a balance of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and exploring how your childhood shaped your current thoughts and behaviors.
Have you been feeling anxious, angry, hurt, sad? It's not just one thing that happened in your life. It's the build up of many things, relationships and events, that have left you feeling this way. You feel as if your mind runs away with you and find it so hard to gain control of it and your reactions. It's just not worth the fight anymore. But before you give up and surrender to your thoughts, there is still hope.
If you are in need of counseling, coaching, or support as you address your relationships, I would love the opportunity to help you understand where you are at and assist you in getting where you want to go.
I have been counseling individuals and couples for many years and have seen many make significant progress in their lives.
I would enjoy meeting and working with you!
Many client problems develop as the result of a need to feel safe. I provide a safe environment for clients to be able to work with me in developing a treatment plan that meets their unique needs, addressing the behavioral issues and what might be contributing to them. My focus is holistic which means that treatment addresses thoughts, behaviors, the environment and the body's reactions to these things. I am experienced at working with many issues; including PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, OCD, substance abuse, separation issues, adoption and issues related to abuse and neglect. I work with both adults and children.
Are you becoming more and more worried about your child? Have they begun to pull away? Are they struggling in school or in their friendships? Are you noticing signs of depression or anxiety or are their behaviors becoming more than what you can manage? I specialize in child, adolescent, and teen mental health and well being. I take complex counseling concepts and break them down while tailoring them to teach children the skills they need to reach their goals. I also work hand in hand with parents and schools staff on how to best support each child.
When we are going through a life-challenging experience, we may feel overwhelmed, alone, misunderstood, confused, or simply unsure of what to do. However, with the right support, we be can be empowered to better handle difficult situations. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, problems in a relationship, a mental health disorder, family conflict, or any other tough personal event, know that there is hope. I use proven techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help create change toward reaching your therapy goals in a safe and confidential environment.
Accepting NEW patients. Is your mental health suffering? Are you not yourself and withdrawing from others? Or feeling stuck and finding it difficult to manage your day to day responsibilities? I work with adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, boundaries and self-esteem issues. As an LMFT with over 15 years experience, I meet my clients where they are at, utilizing a strength based approach. I believe we all have it within ourselves to heal and live the life we were meant to live. I provide therapy in English and Spanish and understand the challenges of being part of a multi-cultural family.
I am a collaborative, creative, and empathetic therapist. I believe that in order to effectively meet your goals; sessions should be personalized based on your individual needs. I believe that the key to personal growth and success is to find balance and inner happiness within ourselves. As a therapist, my role is to provide a nurturing environment allowing the opportunity for self-exploration and growth.
Seeking therapy is a courageous and proactive choice to improve your life. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families to improve relationships and well-being. I treat a wide variety of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, career/ school stress, grief/ loss, and maternal mental health. In therapy, I believe the most important factor is the relationship between therapist and client. Therefore, I work from a collaborative, empathic, and nonjudgmental approach to assist you with gaining insight and finding solutions for the challenges you are facing.
I have successfully coached healthcare workers through burn out by creating space for healing through acknowledgement and release of the stress and trauma stored in their body. Letting go of these negative experiences, strengthens their connection to others and brings clarity to their passion and purpose. I have also led trainings on topics such as emotion regulation, conflict resolution and effective communication. I created and led various support groups and trainings related to grief, chronic pain, imposter syndrome and burnout.
There are times in life when we reach a point in which positive change needs to occur. Perhaps you've been dealing with the same issue for a long time, or maybe new challenges have arisen that you need help navigating. If any of this applies to you or your child/teen, or if you're simply seeking to reach some desired goals, I hope that you will consider contacting me.
I treat you as in individual person & symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. The focus of therapy, in part, is to help you understand what's beneath the root of the problem(s) and symptoms. You may gain a deep self-understanding in therapy that puts you back in the leadership of your own life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Marcos 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 San Marcos 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 San Marcos, or Child Psychologists in San Marcos.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Marcos 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 San Marcos 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.