Valorie M. Adrio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am a level II Gottman Method Couples Therapist and use this along with feminist and Bowenian family therapy.
With over 30 years of experience, I help clients to begin again, try something new, transform their relationships, increase their sense of well-being, and heal emotional pain. As a culturally sensitive, growth-oriented, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I create safe, affirming, non-judgemental relationships quickly with individuals and couples from many backgrounds, painful histories, faiths, cultures, and sexual orientations. I enjoy working with couples in traditional marriages or in non-traditional relationships. I am currently seeing clients by telehealth only.
(858) 212-0257
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am a level II Gottman Method Couples Therapist and use this along with feminist and Bowenian family therapy.
With over 30 years of experience, I help clients to begin again, try something new, transform their relationships, increase their sense of well-being, and heal emotional pain. As a culturally sensitive, growth-oriented, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I create safe, affirming, non-judgemental relationships quickly with individuals and couples from many backgrounds, painful histories, faiths, cultures, and sexual orientations. I enjoy working with couples in traditional marriages or in non-traditional relationships. I am currently seeing clients by telehealth only.
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Claudia Law-Greenberg, PhD
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
People seek a psychotherapist because they are experiencing emotional distress, often caused by issues related to relationships, family, marital problems, stress, and general dissatisfaction with one's life or work. My job as a psychologist is to find a path leading to both relief of these symptoms and to an understanding of oneself, which together provide for both short term and long term relief from these states. I do this by providing a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment which promotes a deeper understanding and exploration of oneself, with the belief that this increased self-awareness ultimately leads to positive changes and better coping skills.
(858) 314-3574
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
People seek a psychotherapist because they are experiencing emotional distress, often caused by issues related to relationships, family, marital problems, stress, and general dissatisfaction with one's life or work. My job as a psychologist is to find a path leading to both relief of these symptoms and to an understanding of oneself, which together provide for both short term and long term relief from these states. I do this by providing a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment which promotes a deeper understanding and exploration of oneself, with the belief that this increased self-awareness ultimately leads to positive changes and better coping skills.
The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
(858) 496-7681
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
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Natalie Davila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I work with couples and individuals by collecting information related to the family of origin, personal values, and unique life experiences, that allows me to understand my clients and offer strategies for healing and growth.
I help clients mend their broken hearts and calm their overactive minds by joining them in their journey towards deeper self-awareness through kindness and compassion. I whole-heartedly believe in the beauty of each person's unique perspective, and at the same time, gently encourage clients to be mindful of the universal human experiences of love and loss. Thus, providing comfort while helping clients explore issues that are difficult or painful. My creative and empathetic approach can assist clients in breaking a repetitive mindset by allowing them to gain new perspective through fresh insights, support and empowerment.
(858) 295-7251
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I work with couples and individuals by collecting information related to the family of origin, personal values, and unique life experiences, that allows me to understand my clients and offer strategies for healing and growth.
I help clients mend their broken hearts and calm their overactive minds by joining them in their journey towards deeper self-awareness through kindness and compassion. I whole-heartedly believe in the beauty of each person's unique perspective, and at the same time, gently encourage clients to be mindful of the universal human experiences of love and loss. Thus, providing comfort while helping clients explore issues that are difficult or painful. My creative and empathetic approach can assist clients in breaking a repetitive mindset by allowing them to gain new perspective through fresh insights, support and empowerment.
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Carole Meredith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My training includes: Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies, Development/Attachment, Contemporary Psychodynamic studies, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
My focus in our work is to accompany you, both as a guide and a companion, in your search for a deeper sense of yourself, finding your "place in the world", both individually and in relationship. I believe you have the wisdom within for your own growth and healing. In response to the problems in our lives, we all develop survival strategies and coping mechanisms that keep us disconnected from our true self. Because we do this unconsciously, the resulting thoughts and behaviors can sometimes make us wonder if something is wrong with us.
(858) 381-4109
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My training includes: Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies, Development/Attachment, Contemporary Psychodynamic studies, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
My focus in our work is to accompany you, both as a guide and a companion, in your search for a deeper sense of yourself, finding your "place in the world", both individually and in relationship. I believe you have the wisdom within for your own growth and healing. In response to the problems in our lives, we all develop survival strategies and coping mechanisms that keep us disconnected from our true self. Because we do this unconsciously, the resulting thoughts and behaviors can sometimes make us wonder if something is wrong with us.
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Julie Maloy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Making the first step to begin your therapeutic journey can be difficult and scary. I recognize the courage it takes to invite someone to join you in your healing process and I strive to meet you where you are in order to help you feel supported and comfortable. I integrate evidence-based processes to support treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, illness, relationship and family issues.
(760) 819-7640
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Making the first step to begin your therapeutic journey can be difficult and scary. I recognize the courage it takes to invite someone to join you in your healing process and I strive to meet you where you are in order to help you feel supported and comfortable. I integrate evidence-based processes to support treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, illness, relationship and family issues.
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Ian Schere
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I feel that when it comes to the care of you and your family, it is essental that the treatment we choose is proven to work.
One of the most important things for parents of pre-teens to remember, is that the biggest motivation for your child's behaviors is attention from you. Your child will try all sorts of things to get and keep your attention, and those behaviors that work will increase while those behaviors that don't will typically go away. Children love and thrive on praise from their parents, but in many cases, those behaviors that yield negative attention from you (such as yelling or punishing) will often reinforce those unappreciated behaviors, as well.
(619) 847-0202
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I feel that when it comes to the care of you and your family, it is essental that the treatment we choose is proven to work.
One of the most important things for parents of pre-teens to remember, is that the biggest motivation for your child's behaviors is attention from you. Your child will try all sorts of things to get and keep your attention, and those behaviors that work will increase while those behaviors that don't will typically go away. Children love and thrive on praise from their parents, but in many cases, those behaviors that yield negative attention from you (such as yelling or punishing) will often reinforce those unappreciated behaviors, as well.
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Carrie Jackson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I'm here to help you feel confident in the support your family is receiving and help your child return back to living a happy life.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and at a loss for how to handle your child's meltdowns, high energy level, and distractibility? Parents often start to notice that their child's teacher has made some comments about their behavior being disruptive to the class or their peers. At home, you're used to having to remind them to complete their homework multiple times, get ready, and have gotten into power struggles over bedtime. You might be worried that your child has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but don't know where to start with finding the right support.
(619) 329-8744
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I'm here to help you feel confident in the support your family is receiving and help your child return back to living a happy life.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and at a loss for how to handle your child's meltdowns, high energy level, and distractibility? Parents often start to notice that their child's teacher has made some comments about their behavior being disruptive to the class or their peers. At home, you're used to having to remind them to complete their homework multiple times, get ready, and have gotten into power struggles over bedtime. You might be worried that your child has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but don't know where to start with finding the right support.
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Bryson Greaves
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Interpersonal relationships are powerful contributors to our overall health. Our intimate partner relationships, family relationships, work or peer relationships tend to affect us in meaningful ways. When our relational lives are strong and connected we feel satisfied, empowered, hopeful, and more confident. When our relational lives are hurting, we feel anxious, sad, pained, frustrated, and left not knowing what to do to improve it. I work with my clients to address the heart of their stressors working toward tangible results with lasting effects. I work collaboratively & passionately to create a safe, responsive, and supportive environment to address your needs.
(619) 648-4823
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Interpersonal relationships are powerful contributors to our overall health. Our intimate partner relationships, family relationships, work or peer relationships tend to affect us in meaningful ways. When our relational lives are strong and connected we feel satisfied, empowered, hopeful, and more confident. When our relational lives are hurting, we feel anxious, sad, pained, frustrated, and left not knowing what to do to improve it. I work with my clients to address the heart of their stressors working toward tangible results with lasting effects. I work collaboratively & passionately to create a safe, responsive, and supportive environment to address your needs.
Julia Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families, and have specialized, evidence-based training in depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and behavioral issues.
Are you living a life you love, or are you stuck in the familiar “one step forward, two steps back” dance? Life can be colorfully painful, beautifully complicated, and completely overwhelming—and none of us were given a how-to guide. We all experience complicated twists and unexpected turns that cause sadness, worry, anger, and destructive patterns with food, drugs, alcohol, and within our closest relationships. Our lives are too short to lose precious time to unhappiness, feeling hopeless, and being stuck in the same vicious cycles. Therapy can give you a personalized roadmap to help you design a life you love.
(858) 585-9638
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families, and have specialized, evidence-based training in depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and behavioral issues.
Are you living a life you love, or are you stuck in the familiar “one step forward, two steps back” dance? Life can be colorfully painful, beautifully complicated, and completely overwhelming—and none of us were given a how-to guide. We all experience complicated twists and unexpected turns that cause sadness, worry, anger, and destructive patterns with food, drugs, alcohol, and within our closest relationships. Our lives are too short to lose precious time to unhappiness, feeling hopeless, and being stuck in the same vicious cycles. Therapy can give you a personalized roadmap to help you design a life you love.
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Katie Erreca
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in helping with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, body image issues, eating disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family struggles.
The decision to seek therapy takes courage. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with you to assist you in attaining your personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve emotional well-being. I understand that every individual and couple is unique and I approach treatment with this in mind. I know that each client enters therapy with specific strengths and I do my best to help you pull from those strengths. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, warm, and gently challenging.
(858) 375-1449
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in helping with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, body image issues, eating disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family struggles.
The decision to seek therapy takes courage. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with you to assist you in attaining your personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve emotional well-being. I understand that every individual and couple is unique and I approach treatment with this in mind. I know that each client enters therapy with specific strengths and I do my best to help you pull from those strengths. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, warm, and gently challenging.
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Nada Zein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Many professionals suffer from stress, anxiety, worry, or depression. Despite external success there is internal angst often impacting our daily lives and our relationships with colleagues and loved ones. Although materially successful we find ourselves feeling restless, trapped, or burnt out. I can help professionals who at times experience such feelings find their balance and regain their zest for life. After 15 years in corporate America where I saw highly functional colleagues struggle with stress and worry, I decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist to serve this clientele to whom I could relate.
(858) 997-2154
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Many professionals suffer from stress, anxiety, worry, or depression. Despite external success there is internal angst often impacting our daily lives and our relationships with colleagues and loved ones. Although materially successful we find ourselves feeling restless, trapped, or burnt out. I can help professionals who at times experience such feelings find their balance and regain their zest for life. After 15 years in corporate America where I saw highly functional colleagues struggle with stress and worry, I decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist to serve this clientele to whom I could relate.
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Sabrina Parr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people experience times or situations in their life in which additional support and help are needed. I offer a supportive, open and trusting environment to facilitate desired growth and change within the individual and/or the family. I have been working with in the field since 1994 and have enjoyed watching people make positive life changes. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you!
(858) 386-7832
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people experience times or situations in their life in which additional support and help are needed. I offer a supportive, open and trusting environment to facilitate desired growth and change within the individual and/or the family. I have been working with in the field since 1994 and have enjoyed watching people make positive life changes. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you!
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Joel D Lazar
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Lazar believes that family and society influence and limit how we view ourselves and our relationships.
Dr. Lazar facilitates individual, family and couples counseling. He works with adults who are coping with depression, loss, anxiety, and worry and those who have present or childhood stressors that have made it hard to feel good about themselves or enjoy life. He also works extensively with kids, teens and parents to help families get along better and cooperate for everyone's benefit. In addition to working with children who misbehave, he helps kids who get sad, angry or worry excessively. He treats his clients as teammates to brainstorm solutions to challenges, and help clients also see their blessings.
(619) 324-3913
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Lazar believes that family and society influence and limit how we view ourselves and our relationships.
Dr. Lazar facilitates individual, family and couples counseling. He works with adults who are coping with depression, loss, anxiety, and worry and those who have present or childhood stressors that have made it hard to feel good about themselves or enjoy life. He also works extensively with kids, teens and parents to help families get along better and cooperate for everyone's benefit. In addition to working with children who misbehave, he helps kids who get sad, angry or worry excessively. He treats his clients as teammates to brainstorm solutions to challenges, and help clients also see their blessings.
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UpThink Personal Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Working two decades as a therapist, clinical supervisor and business owner, I've developed expertise in marriage, family, individual and child counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, personal development, men's and women's issues. I have 25 years of experience in theater, art and improvisation. This background enables me to incorporate creativity into therapeutic settings. Living in different countries and traveling extensively, I've gained knowledge of different cultures. Experience in business, psychology, the arts and cultural diversity gives me a unique, multi-dimensional perspective for effecting therapeutic change.
(619) 492-3737
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Working two decades as a therapist, clinical supervisor and business owner, I've developed expertise in marriage, family, individual and child counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, personal development, men's and women's issues. I have 25 years of experience in theater, art and improvisation. This background enables me to incorporate creativity into therapeutic settings. Living in different countries and traveling extensively, I've gained knowledge of different cultures. Experience in business, psychology, the arts and cultural diversity gives me a unique, multi-dimensional perspective for effecting therapeutic change.
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Ascend Beyond Family Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, I have over 8 years experience working with individuals, military populations, couples and teenagers.
Are you struggling with trust, intimacy, or communication in your significant relationships? Do you often feel lonely or withdrawn? Do you long for your family to stop fighting and get along better? Do you have a teenager who is struggling with self-esteem, depression or anxiety? Are you working toward a goal to lose weight, become more balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually? If you have been looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and help you to improve in your relationships or individually I would love to meet you and help you reach your goals.
(858) 879-6818
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, I have over 8 years experience working with individuals, military populations, couples and teenagers.
Are you struggling with trust, intimacy, or communication in your significant relationships? Do you often feel lonely or withdrawn? Do you long for your family to stop fighting and get along better? Do you have a teenager who is struggling with self-esteem, depression or anxiety? Are you working toward a goal to lose weight, become more balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually? If you have been looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and help you to improve in your relationships or individually I would love to meet you and help you reach your goals.
Robert L Bray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I use forty years of experience as a professional therapist to resolve your individual or family problems. Using cutting edge therapies in a solution oriented approach, I can identify and eliminates those blocks to personal action needed to improve your situation, expand relationships, and enhance your performance. I published a book about recovering from traumatic stress. Heal Traumatic Stress NOW, Complete Recovery with Thought Field Therapy - is available on my website, www.rlbray.com.
(619) 377-8651
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
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I use forty years of experience as a professional therapist to resolve your individual or family problems. Using cutting edge therapies in a solution oriented approach, I can identify and eliminates those blocks to personal action needed to improve your situation, expand relationships, and enhance your performance. I published a book about recovering from traumatic stress. Heal Traumatic Stress NOW, Complete Recovery with Thought Field Therapy - is available on my website, www.rlbray.com.
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Marcia K Garceau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
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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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
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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.
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Charles E Nelson
Psychologist, PhD, MFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Charlie is recognized as a seasoned, direct, warm, ethical, "practical" therapist with experience since 1973. He's licensed as both Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist, competently helping individuals, couples, and families. Along with a broad general practice, he also specializes in: Relationship Issues (premarital & marital problems, communication, co-parenting, financial stress, affairs, infidelity, divorce, sexual health); Substance Abuse and Behavioral addictions (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, codependence, ACOA, enabling, gambling, "sex addiction", out of control sexual behavior); Trauma Recovery (crime victims, post traumatic stress, loss, death, dying, grief, identity theft); Men's Issues: ("Men behaving badly", fatherhood, communication problems, intimacy concerns).
(858) 376-7957
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Charlie is recognized as a seasoned, direct, warm, ethical, "practical" therapist with experience since 1973. He's licensed as both Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist, competently helping individuals, couples, and families. Along with a broad general practice, he also specializes in: Relationship Issues (premarital & marital problems, communication, co-parenting, financial stress, affairs, infidelity, divorce, sexual health); Substance Abuse and Behavioral addictions (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, codependence, ACOA, enabling, gambling, "sex addiction", out of control sexual behavior); Trauma Recovery (crime victims, post traumatic stress, loss, death, dying, grief, identity theft); Men's Issues: ("Men behaving badly", fatherhood, communication problems, intimacy concerns).
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Lilach Dior Harris Emdr Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, EMDR Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained Mediator, and a Certified Life Coach.
I offer non-judgmental, direct, compassionate and effective therapy. I possess over 20 years of extensive experience and education in the successful treatment of relationship issues often related to unresolved trauma. In therapy, we are a team and you are the “driver”, my role is to navigate the journey and this life is all about the journey. As a certified EMDR psychotherapist, I have found that EMDR is one of the most effective methods to stimulate the brain and body’s natural ability towards healing. I am also versed in other therapeutic modalities that may help you develop simple solutions to perceived complex problems.
(619) 320-4647
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
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As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained Mediator, and a Certified Life Coach.
I offer non-judgmental, direct, compassionate and effective therapy. I possess over 20 years of extensive experience and education in the successful treatment of relationship issues often related to unresolved trauma. In therapy, we are a team and you are the “driver”, my role is to navigate the journey and this life is all about the journey. As a certified EMDR psychotherapist, I have found that EMDR is one of the most effective methods to stimulate the brain and body’s natural ability towards healing. I am also versed in other therapeutic modalities that may help you develop simple solutions to perceived complex problems.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in La Jolla or for a La Jolla family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in La Jolla using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.