Michele R Manker

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Michele R Manker, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poway
(619) 346-4349

Michele R Manker

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

12929 Pomerado Road
Poway, California 92064
(619) 346-4349

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2121 Fifth Avenue #204
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 346-4349

I like working with individuals, couples, or families who are motivated to examine patterns in their thinking or behavior for positive change. I enjoy working in a collaborative manner where there is an active exchange and where my client is open to feeling some discomfort for change - no pain/no gain. I believe that we are all capable of change through insight and that our upbringing can result in both good and bad habits that are flexible as long as we are conscious. I enjoy bringing in spirituality/meaning of life discussions to further my clients self awareness and growth.

I feel confident working with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders), eating disorders, Co-dependency (the injury from growing up in dysfunctional families), Trauma (including sexual trauma). I really enjoy working with couples with pre-marital, marital counseling and separation counseling concerns.

I have training in chemical dependency. I have training helping people work through carried shame from histories of abuse. I have training in Trauma, utilizing EMDR. I have training working with couples to turn conflict into intimacy. I have worked for 25 years in private practice and love my work.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License and State: LCS12373 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NASW
  • Member Since: 1983
  • Certificate: EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 1998

Location

12929 Pomerado Road
Poway, California 92064
(619) 346-4349

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

2121 Fifth Avenue #204
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 346-4349
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • EMDR, Shame-Reduction work for Codependency
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Michele R Manker, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poway

Michele R Manker

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW