Debra Lobatz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
I have specialized in working with families of aging or chronically ill patients, specifically patients with dementia and brain injury. I work with the caregiver to help them negotiate through the stress of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer's disease. In addition to my practice focus, I enjoy working with adults seeking to improve their quality of life and are willing to do the work it takes to accomplish that.
Family Systems
(760) 983-2053
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I have specialized in working with families of aging or chronically ill patients, specifically patients with dementia and brain injury. I work with the caregiver to help them negotiate through the stress of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer's disease. In addition to my practice focus, I enjoy working with adults seeking to improve their quality of life and are willing to do the work it takes to accomplish that.
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Marianne Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92023
Are you struggling with food and don't know where to turn? Are you uncomfortable in your body? Do you feel like you have it together in all areas of life except your eating? Do you experience overwhelming anxiety and sadness/regret around food (or after eating) or about your body? I can help. My passion is to help people repair their relationships with food and with their bodies so that they can replace the criticism and self-loathing with compassion. I have helped many clients over the years find relief from the burden of food and body anxiety.
Family Systems
(858) 914-2815
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92023
Family Systems
Are you struggling with food and don't know where to turn? Are you uncomfortable in your body? Do you feel like you have it together in all areas of life except your eating? Do you experience overwhelming anxiety and sadness/regret around food (or after eating) or about your body? I can help. My passion is to help people repair their relationships with food and with their bodies so that they can replace the criticism and self-loathing with compassion. I have helped many clients over the years find relief from the burden of food and body anxiety.
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Dr. Erin Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
I strive to create a safe, empathic and nurturing environment for all my clients. I believe the key to personal growth involves trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Couples Communication Issues, Trauma, Girl's and Teen Issues, Women's Issues, Parent/Child Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss Recovery, and Personal Growth. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings while creating a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. My therapy style can be described as relaxed and empathic because I offer both therapeutic safety with results.
Family Systems
(760) 642-2614
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I strive to create a safe, empathic and nurturing environment for all my clients. I believe the key to personal growth involves trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Couples Communication Issues, Trauma, Girl's and Teen Issues, Women's Issues, Parent/Child Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss Recovery, and Personal Growth. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings while creating a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. My therapy style can be described as relaxed and empathic because I offer both therapeutic safety with results.
Jay Wick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
I work with individuals, couples and families, ranging from middle school age upward. My primary focus, no matter the age or presenting problem, is to provide a nonjudgmental and unconditional space to process whatever difficulties you may be facing. I take a collaborative approach to sessions, meaning we work together each week to determine the best goals for your particular circumstance. I have an extensive background, both personal and professional, in the helping navigate the various challenges that come with substance abuse. I bring a level of understanding to the recovery process that can only be gained by having lived it.
Family Systems
(760) 227-7471
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I work with individuals, couples and families, ranging from middle school age upward. My primary focus, no matter the age or presenting problem, is to provide a nonjudgmental and unconditional space to process whatever difficulties you may be facing. I take a collaborative approach to sessions, meaning we work together each week to determine the best goals for your particular circumstance. I have an extensive background, both personal and professional, in the helping navigate the various challenges that come with substance abuse. I bring a level of understanding to the recovery process that can only be gained by having lived it.
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Vera McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
I support individuals who struggle with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, pre- and postnatal mental health, as well as parenting concerns. I strongly believe that we can take back control over how we feel and act through meaningful, focused work addressing our deep-seated thought patterns. I can help you do that. My style is highly supportive and collaborative: We will work as a team focusing on changes that you would like to make in your life. I utilize primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, drawing from other approaches as needed to best meet my clients' needs.
Family Systems
(442) 291-7420
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I support individuals who struggle with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, pre- and postnatal mental health, as well as parenting concerns. I strongly believe that we can take back control over how we feel and act through meaningful, focused work addressing our deep-seated thought patterns. I can help you do that. My style is highly supportive and collaborative: We will work as a team focusing on changes that you would like to make in your life. I utilize primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, drawing from other approaches as needed to best meet my clients' needs.
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Adrianne Faye
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Are you having trouble with your relationships, feeling stuck in your life, not achieving your goals, feeling like you are consistently suffering, or are there problematic patterns you continue to repeat in your life? These are some of the issues that bring people to psychotherapy. My style is warm, supportive, and interactive with a focus on trust, authenticity, and openness. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, teens, and young women who want to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive lives through a broad range of practices.
Family Systems
(310) 736-6346
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
Are you having trouble with your relationships, feeling stuck in your life, not achieving your goals, feeling like you are consistently suffering, or are there problematic patterns you continue to repeat in your life? These are some of the issues that bring people to psychotherapy. My style is warm, supportive, and interactive with a focus on trust, authenticity, and openness. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, teens, and young women who want to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive lives through a broad range of practices.
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Kristyn M Beckstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
Are you at a place in your life where it feels like you might just need a little help? Are you experiencing some level of depression, anxiety or loss of direction? Are you in transition, unfamiliar territory or ready to work through some issue from your past. You may just be at a place where you would like to improve on yourself. Everyone needs help from time to time. Life is full of challenges and you don’t have to face them alone. I will work with you to move through whatever you are facing. I believe that you are unique & that the solutions to your life issues are unique to you, we will find those solutions together.
Family Systems
(619) 586-6210
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
Are you at a place in your life where it feels like you might just need a little help? Are you experiencing some level of depression, anxiety or loss of direction? Are you in transition, unfamiliar territory or ready to work through some issue from your past. You may just be at a place where you would like to improve on yourself. Everyone needs help from time to time. Life is full of challenges and you don’t have to face them alone. I will work with you to move through whatever you are facing. I believe that you are unique & that the solutions to your life issues are unique to you, we will find those solutions together.
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Susie Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT, BCETS Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
I specialize in the treatment of trauma. My approach moves beyond being an empathetic listener to using state-of-the-art, evidenced-based strategies for creating relief and change. I have found EMDR Therapy to be a powerful, neurologically-based approach to address memories that have become "stuck". These frozen memories can be either severe traumas (abuse, rape, or life-threatening injury) or small but significant adverse life events. EMDR can effectively resolve memories that have made the past feel very much present and have forced current life experiences to be filtered through a negative, distorted lense.
Family Systems
(760) 452-2776
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I specialize in the treatment of trauma. My approach moves beyond being an empathetic listener to using state-of-the-art, evidenced-based strategies for creating relief and change. I have found EMDR Therapy to be a powerful, neurologically-based approach to address memories that have become "stuck". These frozen memories can be either severe traumas (abuse, rape, or life-threatening injury) or small but significant adverse life events. EMDR can effectively resolve memories that have made the past feel very much present and have forced current life experiences to be filtered through a negative, distorted lense.
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Anita Griffie
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Have you hit a hard place in your life or in a relationship? My desire is to provide a respectful and supportive space to help you process your challenges. This allows for you to gain new skills, identify strengths, and create lasting change.
Family Systems
(503) 217-2396
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
Have you hit a hard place in your life or in a relationship? My desire is to provide a respectful and supportive space to help you process your challenges. This allows for you to gain new skills, identify strengths, and create lasting change.
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Valerie L. Zar
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
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.
Family Systems
(760) 621-0547
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
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.
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Katie Militello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92023
Specializing in grief & loss, and trauma with clients ranging in age from adolescents to seniors utilizing EMDR and family systems therapy
Family Systems
(760) 840-2737
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92023
Family Systems
Specializing in grief & loss, and trauma with clients ranging in age from adolescents to seniors utilizing EMDR and family systems therapy
Sage Judith Dakota
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
3-4 week waitlist. Compassion, understanding, & intuitive insight are the first things I bring to my work. My job is to form an alliance with you & provide a safe & supportive environment to help you bring out your best self & find more joy in your life. I also facilitate regression for those who are interested & ready for that type of deep work. I believe in order to remain skilled & effective as a psychotherapist, the practitioner needs to be growing personally & professionally & "the unexamined life is not worth living;" so this is my calling, not just a profession.
Family Systems
(442) 282-7289
Verified

Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
3-4 week waitlist. Compassion, understanding, & intuitive insight are the first things I bring to my work. My job is to form an alliance with you & provide a safe & supportive environment to help you bring out your best self & find more joy in your life. I also facilitate regression for those who are interested & ready for that type of deep work. I believe in order to remain skilled & effective as a psychotherapist, the practitioner needs to be growing personally & professionally & "the unexamined life is not worth living;" so this is my calling, not just a profession.
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Shannon Lerach, Ph.D., Inc., A Psychological Corp
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
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.
Family Systems
(619) 452-1994
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
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.
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Jessica Davanzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
I I have immediate openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) and would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. Start today with a free-20 minute session. My practice specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and struggling with these worries, I’m confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to you.
Family Systems
(858) 465-4259
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I I have immediate openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) and would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. Start today with a free-20 minute session. My practice specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship issues. If you are feeling lost and struggling with these worries, I’m confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to you.
West Coast Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
** NOW OFFERING PHONE & VIDEO SESSIONS DURING COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING ** West Coast Therapy Collective, A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Corporation was established in 2019 to provide mental health services to the North Coastal Region of San Diego County. It is our mission at WCTC to create lasting change that promotes the individual dignity and inherent value of each of our clients. We work with you to identify your specific needs and tailor our treatment to meet those needs.
Family Systems
(760) 840-5290
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
** NOW OFFERING PHONE & VIDEO SESSIONS DURING COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING ** West Coast Therapy Collective, A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Corporation was established in 2019 to provide mental health services to the North Coastal Region of San Diego County. It is our mission at WCTC to create lasting change that promotes the individual dignity and inherent value of each of our clients. We work with you to identify your specific needs and tailor our treatment to meet those needs.
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Stephanie T Ho
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
In my professional experience, people come to therapy when they are feeling unhappy, stuck or blocked in some way and feel that they have exhausted their available resources and coping mechanisms. My role as a therapist is to serve as a guide to help the client identify and express their needs and wants, as well as assist the client in recognizing their strengths and abilities to heal and grow. I work with clients to help them understand their past experiences and current situation in order to move forward. I am warm, compassionate, collaborative and interactive in my approach.
Family Systems
(760) 688-9364
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
In my professional experience, people come to therapy when they are feeling unhappy, stuck or blocked in some way and feel that they have exhausted their available resources and coping mechanisms. My role as a therapist is to serve as a guide to help the client identify and express their needs and wants, as well as assist the client in recognizing their strengths and abilities to heal and grow. I work with clients to help them understand their past experiences and current situation in order to move forward. I am warm, compassionate, collaborative and interactive in my approach.
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Kim Brownell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
Hi! I'm a Licensed Therapist w/ 10 years of experience treating Children/Teens, Adults, Couples & Families in a variety of milieus including Private Practice, Rady Children’s OP, Rady's Urgent Care Clinic, UCSD Center for Eating Disorders, Bellevue Hospital OP & The NY State Psychiatric Institute. I specialize in 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 in professional Musical Theater, I utilize creative therapies in tandem w/traditional modalities
Family Systems
(760) 840-2827 x104
Verified
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
Hi! I'm a Licensed Therapist w/ 10 years of experience treating Children/Teens, Adults, Couples & Families in a variety of milieus including Private Practice, Rady Children’s OP, Rady's Urgent Care Clinic, UCSD Center for Eating Disorders, Bellevue Hospital OP & The NY State Psychiatric Institute. I specialize in 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 in professional Musical Theater, I utilize creative therapies in tandem w/traditional modalities
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Elaine Helen Stahlhofen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
I provide professional, caring and holistic psychotherapy in a safe and supportive environment for adults, couples, teens and families. With over 25 years of counseling experience and as a solution-focused and intuitive therapist I am able to rapidly identify and then provide insight, guidance and emotional support in the resolution of my client's core issues. We will unearth and clear long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life.
Family Systems
(949) 274-4608
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
I provide professional, caring and holistic psychotherapy in a safe and supportive environment for adults, couples, teens and families. With over 25 years of counseling experience and as a solution-focused and intuitive therapist I am able to rapidly identify and then provide insight, guidance and emotional support in the resolution of my client's core issues. We will unearth and clear long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life.
Lily Janet Kotila
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, MAT, PhD(c) Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
If you have sought therapists and psychiatrists over the years and you feel like they have either not been helpful, and/or that you have hit a psychological block, try moving in a new direction. I use many alternative modalities to help with: Trauma, Addiction, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Couple's Issues and Marital Problems. Therapeutically guided plant medicine is the "20/20" of the future. Hindsight is not foresight! Jump ahead in life by collaborating with a psychotherapist who has almost 15 years experience.
Family Systems
(619) 639-9824
Verified
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Office is near:
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
If you have sought therapists and psychiatrists over the years and you feel like they have either not been helpful, and/or that you have hit a psychological block, try moving in a new direction. I use many alternative modalities to help with: Trauma, Addiction, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Couple's Issues and Marital Problems. Therapeutically guided plant medicine is the "20/20" of the future. Hindsight is not foresight! Jump ahead in life by collaborating with a psychotherapist who has almost 15 years experience.
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Marjorie Miller
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024
Seeking Psychotherapy is a courageous and hopeful act. While each of us comes to therapy for different reasons, we all need acceptance, empathy, and support to examine our lives and make change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and tailor my approach to the individual needs of my client. I have helped people with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, addiction, parenting, and navigating difficult life transitions, such as divorce and remarriage.
Family Systems
(760) 712-3922
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Systems
Seeking Psychotherapy is a courageous and hopeful act. While each of us comes to therapy for different reasons, we all need acceptance, empathy, and support to examine our lives and make change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and tailor my approach to the individual needs of my client. I have helped people with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, addiction, parenting, and navigating difficult life transitions, such as divorce and remarriage.

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Family Systems Therapists
Family Systems therapists in Encinitas view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Encinitas are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Encinitas. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Encinitas

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Encinitas you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Encinitas and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Encinitas or family therapy in Encinitas.