Professional Marriage Counseling Del Mar

I have a very straight forward and down to earth approach to marriage counseling. I focus on the strengths of a marriage instead of the weaknesses. As we work together, we will focus on improving productive communication. What about your relationship do you love? What makes you happy? What makes you crazy? I will help you learn to open up to your spouse with confidence and listen without anxiety.

I always feel privileged whenever I am invited into a marriage to assist in rebuilding, repairing and strengthening it. I believe in never giving up on commitments and honoring them to the fullest. This goes for your relationship and my relationship with you. I promise to bring that same level of commitment and persistence as we work together to get your marriage back to where it once was. I love solving complex problems, no matter how challenging.

Marriage isn’t always easy, which I know first hand having been married for 30 years. But when both sides can explore what’s working and not working in the relationship, I can help couples find a solid path for moving forward and grow closer than ever before.

Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Counseling

Of all the various responsibilities I have as a therapist, substance addiction counseling, alcohol counseling or co-dependency counseling are several of the most significant. When the anguish of a substance or process addiction weighs on a family’s heart, it is all too common to see broken relationships, the potential for divorce, and increasing depression. Other challenges can include problems with work or school, legal issues, varying degrees of psychological difficulties and a myriad of health problems.

Sadly, addictions can just as easily show up in our middle schoolers as in our spouse or our grandfather. This unfortunate equal opportunity disorder happily works with all races, genders, professions, all socio-economic classes, geographic locations and religions. If you have an addiction, I can help!

Some of the addiction issues I can assist with include:

  • Street Drug Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Codependency
  • Cell phone and social media
  • Exercise
  • Food and eating
  • Gambling
  • Internet
  • Love and relationships
  • Pornography and masturbation
  • Sex
  • Shopping
  • Video games

Top Rated Psychotherapist

When faced with life’s challenges, it is always important to choose our close friends, family, spiritual guides and others for help. If you find yourself in a circumstance where you do not feel comfortable speaking with your wife, family or loved ones, or have done so with no change, seeking the assistance of an expert could be the best decision.

Individual counseling and psychotherapy could provide you the chance to create all new actions, gain understanding of the best ways to develop healthy boundaries, strengthen relationships,form better connections and begin the process of living life to the fullest. As a psychotherapist, it’s my goal to help people improve their emotional well-being and help them discover the tools they need to live a fulfilling life with strong interpersonal relationships.

Some of the conditions I can help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress counseling
  • Psychotherapy for depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Social anxiety disorders
  • PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Attention deficit disorders (ADD, ADHD)
  • Phobias
  • Bi-Polar disorder

If you’re struggling with any of life’s challenges, large or small, or if you’d just like to talk with someone, I’d be be excited to start a discussion with you.

Interventions in Del Mar

Interventions are a powerful, non-confrontational strategy that aids entire families who are battling with addiction, alcoholism, and/or codependency. Interventions are coordinated by a licensed therapist who can assure the privacy of the patient and the absolute highest level of care. This unique approach allows the whole family to experience the process together, restoring optimism and rebuilding their lives together. Learn how a properly designed intervention is an incredibly respectful and caring process that truly strengthens families.  I’ve been a family interventionist for nearly 20 years and have performed hundreds of successful interventions.

Collaborative Family Intervention incorporates key components of all modern intervention approaches with the most current evidence-based clinical techniques to provide assistance that is customized for each family’s specific needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will We Come To Marriage Counseling Together or Separately?

I prefer to meet with couples together for the first few sessions. This gives you both a chance to discuss the concerns you have with your relationship. In many cases the initial sessions will give both of you some hope that counseling is a productive way to work on your communication and relationship.

Will We Always Have Sessions Together?

After the initial meetings I may want to meet with you on an individual basis as well. This is not always the case, but once we decide on a plan for your marriage therapy, often it will include both individual and joint sessions.

How Long Do The Counseling Sessions Typically Last?

All couples have their own pace and some can work through issues more quickly than others. Other couples need more time to work through more difficult issues. Typical sessions will last from 60 to 90 minutes, but I can tailor this for your individual needs.

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?

Most people have periods in their life that are filled with sadness, stress, grief or just feeling “off”. Talking with a licensed therapist for any of these feelings can be a productive way to work through your issues. Therapy is not just for “crazy” people and you don’t necessarily need 5 days a week of counseling to start felling better about things. I have clients that I see a few times a year and others that come more frequently. This is entirely based upon the path of treatment and what the individual feels is right for their personal situation.

Can You Help With Anxiety & Depression Issues?

Helping individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression is a huge part of my practice. 

People dealing with anxiety and clinical depression often think that they will never fell normal again and that there is no help.  This is rarely the case.  Seeking help is the first step to conquer depression and begin feeling like yourself again.

Office Hours

Monday: 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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My main offices are centrally located in Solana Beach and less than a 15 minute drive from nearly all North San Diego cities.  Schedule an appointment today.

It’s My Pleasure to Work With Families, Couples & Individuals In Del Mar, Ca

Del Mar occupies a beautiful stretch of coastline about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego.  It’s tagline is “where the turf meets the surf”, and is known for it’s world famous racetrack and fairgrounds.  The beaches are one of the main attractions of the area, with fine sandy beaches and gentle surf that’s fun for the entire family.  “Dog Beach” is a popular spot for locals to let the dogs run around and one of the only dog friendly beaches in San Diego County.  I have many friends as well as clients in the area.  If you are able to visit in the Summer months, be sure to check out the horse races, the San Diego County Fair or one of the antique shows that happen 3 times a year in downtown Del Mar.  There are great places to stay and you’re close to all of the popular San Diego attractions including SeaWorld, LegoLand and the San Diego Zoo.

Facts & Stats About Del Mar, Ca

Country  United States
State  California
County San Diego
Incorporated July 15, 1959[1]
 • Mayor Dwight Worden[2]
 • City 1.78 sq mi (4.60 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)  3.94%
Elevation[4] 112 ft (34 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 4,161
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 4,365
 • Density 2,557.12/sq mi (987.43/km2)
 • Metro SD-TJ: 5,105,768
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code 92014
Area code(s) 858
FIPS code 06-18506
GNIS feature ID 1656480