I can help because I have over 25 years of experience in psychology but more than twice that as a caring human being striving to find my own way. I've worked in psychiatric hospitals, in prisons and in private practice, with people with all kinds of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety and Schizophrenia. Equally important than any experience I might bring to the therapy session, I bring compassion, empathy and an understanding that we're all just doing the best we can.
If you are facing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or grief and loss, I would be honored to support you. My experience includes working with adults and adolescents in a private practice, a community college, and a hospice on a wide range of issues. In all of these settings, I have accompanied clients from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds through their life journeys.
Welcome! I am an IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist that is licensed in both CA and HI. My approach to therapy comes from a humanistic standpoint, helping clients to better understand patterns that cause chaos or dysfunction in their lives. I work with those who come in to assist them in developing understanding, compassion, and knowledge around this chaos; as well as skills to overcome these difficulties. Each person's treatment, session, and therapy is individually personalized to meet your specific needs. I come from a person-centered approach, and practice mostly CBT, ACT and emphasize the therapeutic relationship.
Life is so much better when we're connected! I am passionate about partnering with individuals, couples and families as they journey to wholeness and relational connection. I specialize in Emotion Focused Therapy, a therapeutic approach that focuses on attachment as I help my clients learn about themselves, their relationships and how certain behaviors and patterns impact oour relationships. Research has shown that healthy attachment is crucial to our well-being, allowing us to interact and do relationships in ways that encourage and empower us.
I am a trauma-specialist working with a range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, family counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. Working in a wide variety of settings has allowed me to cultivate my clinical skills and versatility in the following areas. Treatment specialization includes: Abuse & Trauma Recovery, EMDR (EMDRIA Certified), EMDR with Children & Adolescents, Registered Play Therapist, Therapy for Depression, Anxiety & Mood disorders, Grief & Loss Counseling, Blended Families & Divorce, Child Custody Evaluations, Parent Mediation, Co-parenting Facilitation & Reunification Therapy.
I specialize in two areas: (1) Reducing anxiety and depression in adults and children; (2) Reducing problem behaviors in children and teens. I have received advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and use this training with many of my patients to gain a more in-depth understanding of issues that have lingered in a painful manner for many years.
Do you feel stuck in any area of your life? Do you feel as if there are obstacles that are getting in the way of you living the life you want to live? It takes courage and can feel daunting to approach moving through these obstacles and you do not have to go at it alone. Whether these obstacles feel completely insurmountable or are a bit of an inconvenience in your day-to-day life, together, we will explore and walk through the challenges you are experiencing, while finding tools and coping mechanisms to move toward healing and greater overall well-being in your own life and in your relationships.
Empowering clients to recognize that pursuing therapy is a strength that reveals their courage to heal is my initial goal. I do this by creating a safe, accepting and supportive environment where I can help clients explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will lead to personal growth. Our therapeutic bond becomes an opportunity for clients to increase self-awareness and build on individual strengths that will lead to positive changes. I love what I do and I believe that comes across with my clients. My therapy style reflects my personality -- down to earth, warm, compassionate, humorous and at times direct.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
Are you feeling so overwhelmed by problems that you've given up hope things will ever change? Do you lose sleep worrying that whatever you do won't be enough? I'd like to help you re-discover your strengths so you can accomplish what seems impossible. Whether it's a dream to begin a new career, to overcome the lingering effects of childhood neglect or trauma, or to raise happy, healthy children, I can help.
My mission is to help empower people to grow, to change and to live a more peaceful and authentic life. The changing process can be quite intimidating and we can become "comfortably" numb in a hectic, drama filled life. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Each one of us has our own unique story and circumstance. My approach to therapy is tailored to your unique needs. I meet you where you are. My work is geared around collaboration. Together, we look at what is showing up and take it on in a clear and honest way.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as chronic anxiety, panic, depression or just feeling out of place, I can help. Using an integrative approach of talk therapy, awareness/mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques, you will gain the confidence and skills you need to manage your emotions and navigate your life, no matter the circumstances. Together we will cultivate curiosity and insight. We will develop and solidify skills and you will see a shift in your life.
My goal is to help students optimize their education, development, enrichment, and future success. My expertise is in psycho-educational testing (which includes disability and gifted identification), available supports within schools, and options for support outside of school. My specialties include IQ testing, academic testing, behavior assessments used to identify ADHD, autism, as well as emotional or behavioral problems. My assessments can be used to request school-based and standardized testing accommodations (e.g. private school entrance exams, SAT, ACT, or AP exams). Visit my website at boostca.org for more information.
Welcome! We all want to live life as our best selves, but that can be especially challenging during difficult times. I have over 25 years of experience helping children, teens, families, adults and couples build on their strengths and get clear about what they want for their futures. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also utilize art therapy, Brainspotting (a brain based therapy that helps clients identify, process and release emotional and physical pain) and the Nurtured Heart Approach (a relationship based model that helps people focus on their successes rather than their failures, thereby increasing their Inner Wealth.)
Welcome! I believe that we are all capable of personal and positive growth. I would love to guide you on your journey to healing and increase your overall quality of life. I specialize in individual therapy for both adults and teenagers (14+). I have over 20 years experience helping people recover from Eating Disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating & Chronic Dieting. I also provide therapy and support for Anxiety, Life Transitions (i.e. college, new job), Stress Reduction and Negative Body Image. I incorporate a variety of highly effective interventions so I can focus treatment on your individual needs.
Are you feeling confused overwhelmed or frustrated? Is your relationship in trouble? I provide a caring and safe setting where we can explore your feelings and discover solutions that result in lasting change. Each individual and all couples come to my office with their own unique set of concerns and strengths. Working together, I empower you to overcome your difficulties and use your strengths to your advantage. Our work together will be a gentle and profound process of examining what works and what does not, while developing the coping and relationship skills for a rich and rewarding life.
We are here to thrive, not just survive. As a licensed therapist, Shamanic practitioner and former bodyworker, I am here to help the soul searchers, truth seekers, and those on a quest to rediscover their authentic selves towards overall health and healing. I will support you on your journey to shed the layers of fear, shame, trauma and pain. I will help you on your spiritual or self healing journey, providing additional support as you encounter life's challenges. When the walls come down, and the truth of the authentic self begins to emerge, it may be difficult, but we will move through it together. We will identify triggers and blockages, and look into things such as unhealthy attachments, cognitive distortions (negative thoughts) and “less than healthy” belief systems. It doesn’t matter whether they came from trauma in childhood, abuse, unhealthy relationships, grief or loss, I am here to help. By identifying, processing, and releasing that which no longer serves you will allow the true healing to finally begin and set your feet on the path you were meant to walk.
People often enter therapy during times of emotional pain, uncertainty or at a time when they are seeking more meaning in their lives. Each person has within them a powerful impulse toward growth and healing. I trust that impulse and trust the therapeutic relationship to reveal your strengths, wisdom, and the next steps to your growth and healing. There is something of value in even the most difficult circumstances. When these circumstances are approached with an openness to learning, major transformations can take place. I find that the willingness to look inside yourself is a key factor in your healing.
I believe we all have a deep longing and capacity to be whole and connected to ourselves and others. NeuroScientists have validated this biological need for healthy connections as well as social researchers like Dr Brene Brown who are normalizing this desire in all of us to know and be known. My training goes beyond traditional talk therapy and encompasses Somatic and Neuroscientific practice that enables people to get to the root of their disconnection so that they can feel more alive and connected to themselves. Through the practice of integrating the mind, body, and spirit we become more whole and connected.
Hello! I am a passionate therapist interested in walking with you down the road of self discovery. We will work collaboratively in achieving an overall sense of holistic health best suited for your needs. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy in a safe, therapeutic environment. I will support and guide you in learning and practicing new, effective, and healthy ways of living. I integrate various psychological and Eastern methodologies. We will confront present issues as well as empower you to live life to your fullest potential. I believe in creating a harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach, or Child Psychologists in Solana Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach 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.