Nela Cavelis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
(858) 358-5401

Nela Cavelis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Poway, CA 92064
(858) 358-5401
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon Most of my sessions are video visits. In person visits available - in a private corner of my back yard - if we both decide it appropriate.

About

Have you been feeling anxiety, stress, feeling out of balance? Do you desire to discuss your situation with a professional, to get more clarity and understanding? Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition, or - you are in a good place right now - however feel that your history may be holding you back from experiencing your full potential. Perhaps you simply want to learn some strategies that will help you manage and thrive in your mental health and overall well being.
I can help you build better understanding of where you are at now, and how to confidently move forward in a direction of better health and peace. I teach strategies and practices that work, and can serve you in all areas of your life - for life! I can help you modify how you relate to yourself and the world around you in healthier and more sustainable ways.
It may be hard to reach out for help, whether it is for the first time - or any time. I know it because I have been there myself. I want to encourage you to give yourself the gift of therapy because you deserve the best quality of life possible. It would be an honor for me to support you in your journey of self discovery, growth and transformation.
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“Life is a journey and we all get stuck at times. I can offer you guidance and strategies tailored to your unique situation and experiences. ”

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Please email or call me for details.
Email me or call (858) 358-5401 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: California / LCSW66524
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
Life presents us with obstacles which sometimes cannot be removed. I aspire to help my clients grow and expand beyond those obstacles.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: MI Today / Motivational Interviewing
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: CorePowerYoga Teacher Training / Power Yoga 200 Hour TT
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Nela Cavelis's Groups

Trauma Informed Yoga Group

Talk therapies can deliver limited results sometimes. There is a growing body of research and evidence of potentially powerful benefits of yoga practice in healing trauma symptoms, anxiety and depression. These practices can be utilized in individual sessions - however there is an added benefit of practicing in the community context of a small group. I am in the process of forming a small group, 3 - 4 clients, who may be open to trying this form of therapy proven to calm the nervous system, improve mood and sleep. The sessions will be held outdoors with plenty of space for distancing.

More about this group

Location

Poway, CA 92064
(858) 358-5401
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Croatian and Serbian
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Integrative
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Nela Cavelis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW