San Diego Psychotherapist

Counseling for Skills Oriented Change – Breaking the Cycle

If you’re on the road of recovery and struggle with depression, anxiety, impulsivity or problems with relationships that may jeopardize your long-term success, I can help. Sometimes we don’t how to react or what to do. I teach skills that are designed to help you know how to ask for and get your needs met. The benefit of learning new skills and effective behavior is that there are always fewer consequences. With fewer consequences there can be less depression, anxiety and conflict. The skills are rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  They have been proven to work.

Skills designed to help build a life you love

As your psychotherapist I will teach you how to analyze where change is needed and counsel you in using new skillful behavior to build a life you love. My top priority is to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which to talk frankly and honestly. My philosophy is to engage as your partner in growing toward the goals you set for yourself. I bring a trained, objective and affirming point of view. This program can benefit anyone who recognizes a pattern of limiting and problematic behavior.

My Program Compliments Your Recovery

I believe in the 12 Step model of Recovery and also acknowledge that it sometimes is not enough. This program is not designed to replace the commitments you have to a group or sponsor. It will likely enhance your participation in those relationships. The class room setting is limited to 8-10 people and each week new material is presented. There is homework assigned at to be reviewed at the next group. In this process we learn to apply and integrate new responses to destructive patterns of reaction.

Change Starts Right Where You Are

If you are living with a previously diagnosed mental illness, I provide support and effective skills training to manage symptoms. I have worked successfully with people who have complex issues and have engaged in self-injurious behavior and eating disorders. Please call to schedule a free consultation, you’re worth it. (619) 261-9269