Jan Rakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 376-7984
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San Diego, CA 92130
Marital and Premarital
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
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Shelise Decal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 304-5055
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
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Brenda G Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 649-8025
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San Diego, CA 92117
Marital and Premarital
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
Marital and Premarital
(678) 831-9282
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Marital and Premarital
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
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Luis Alberto Contreras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 369-1307
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San Diego, CA 92154
Marital and Premarital
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 956-7579
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San Diego, CA 92117
Marital and Premarital
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
Julie Kyker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 376-1135
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Marital and Premarital
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
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.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 496-7681
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Marital and Premarital
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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Rebecca Rabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 502-9466
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San Diego, CA 92106
Marital and Premarital
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92154
Achieve Medical Center is proud to offer a wide array of mental health services in Chula Vista, especially for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Our providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and others can help with psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions. We work closely with our patients and their families to provide them with high-quality service with the goal of delivering long-term relief from depression and anxiety.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 367-1309
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92154
Marital and Premarital
Achieve Medical Center is proud to offer a wide array of mental health services in Chula Vista, especially for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Our providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and others can help with psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions. We work closely with our patients and their families to provide them with high-quality service with the goal of delivering long-term relief from depression and anxiety.
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Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 762-9943
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San Diego, CA 92107
Marital and Premarital
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
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Kimberly Lauro
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Seeking treatment for depression, anxiety or chronic pain can be intimidating especially when you are feeling down, with little energy and overwhelmed. Because you are here, you are on the right track! I'm a clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience helping people like you improve mood, energy, empowerment and quality of life.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 413-9273
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Marital and Premarital
Seeking treatment for depression, anxiety or chronic pain can be intimidating especially when you are feeling down, with little energy and overwhelmed. Because you are here, you are on the right track! I'm a clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience helping people like you improve mood, energy, empowerment and quality of life.
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Julie M Hayden
Psychologist, MRS, MACP, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
Marital and Premarital
(844) 262-8310
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Marital and Premarital
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
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San Diego, CA 92108
The ideal client is MOTIVATED and realizes there is a need for CHANGE starting with one's self. Sometimes we just need that push in the right direction; a new set of eyes; that guidance to the answers that's already within. If that's what your're looking for, then you've found the right person! Are you struggling with your daily activities? Not feeling like yourself? Filled with constant worry? Just know you are not alone. Often times, life gets the best of us and we're bombarded with stress and life's constant demands. Let me help you to gain the tools to reduce those stressors and get back to enjoying life.
Marital and Premarital
(858) 360-8991
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
The ideal client is MOTIVATED and realizes there is a need for CHANGE starting with one's self. Sometimes we just need that push in the right direction; a new set of eyes; that guidance to the answers that's already within. If that's what your're looking for, then you've found the right person! Are you struggling with your daily activities? Not feeling like yourself? Filled with constant worry? Just know you are not alone. Often times, life gets the best of us and we're bombarded with stress and life's constant demands. Let me help you to gain the tools to reduce those stressors and get back to enjoying life.
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Abbee Desue - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. 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 appt.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 391-2297
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. 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 appt.
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J. Ann Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment.
Marital and Premarital
(209) 661-7582
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment.
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Jon McWhorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, BCETS Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Over 30 years of experience treating individuals and couples. I have been successful in helping clients through very difficult issues. I provide a safe environment in which you may learn new skills to help manage your real life problems. I help you to feel comfortable discussing your issues so that, together, we can create a plan to get your life on-track again. I excel in working with difficult issues, troubled teens, families in distress, and often provide counsel for other therapists who feel lost or over their heads...
Marital and Premarital
(858) 376-7914
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92123
Marital and Premarital
Over 30 years of experience treating individuals and couples. I have been successful in helping clients through very difficult issues. I provide a safe environment in which you may learn new skills to help manage your real life problems. I help you to feel comfortable discussing your issues so that, together, we can create a plan to get your life on-track again. I excel in working with difficult issues, troubled teens, families in distress, and often provide counsel for other therapists who feel lost or over their heads...
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Candea Mosley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92119
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
Marital and Premarital
(833) 469-0669
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92119
Marital and Premarital
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
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Jennifer Reimer - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. 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 appt.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 374-9365
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. 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 appt.
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Courtney J Grove
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I believe that reaching out for help is one of the bravest steps in your healing and I am honored and passionate to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families; aiding you as you strive towards healing the emotional wounds you carry. I work to create a client-centered space in which my clients feel respected and safe to be vulnerable - to give a voice to and explore your painful, broken attachments and fears. I often utilize the Enneagram, a self awareness tool, alongside EFT to aid my clients in becoming more aware of what’s occurring internally and relationally.
Marital and Premarital
(619) 404-2812
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Marital and Premarital
I believe that reaching out for help is one of the bravest steps in your healing and I am honored and passionate to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families; aiding you as you strive towards healing the emotional wounds you carry. I work to create a client-centered space in which my clients feel respected and safe to be vulnerable - to give a voice to and explore your painful, broken attachments and fears. I often utilize the Enneagram, a self awareness tool, alongside EFT to aid my clients in becoming more aware of what’s occurring internally and relationally.

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Marital and Premarital Therapists
San Diego Marital therapists who have a special focus on marital and premarital issues, including premarital counseling, marital crisis and marital conflict. Premarital counseling in San Diego may include marital preparation and premarital coaching, while marital counseling in San Diego addresses issues ranging from infidelity to stress. Marriage counseling in San Diego will help couples address marital conflicts and guide them through difficult times.

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

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