Adult, Teen, & Family Therapy
While my main specialties are addiction, depression, and anxiety, I am also able to treat an expansive range of emotional issues. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are suicidal and am also skilled at working with unmotivated adolescents. I strive to make sessions feel comfortable and emotionally safe at all times.
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
CRAFT was created by Dr. Robert Meyers and it is an individual therapy for the loved ones of those struggling with addiction. CRAFT is empirically supported and has been shown to get treatment resistant individuals into some sort of treatment in 7 out of 10 cases. That is a pretty impressive statistic! It has also been proven to assist in reducing their substance use all while increasing the concerned loved ones quality of life. CRAFT uses behavioral techniques in conjunction with positive communication skills to influence motivation for behavioral change. This treatment is the alternative to Al-Anon.
Substance Use Evaluations
I provide drug and alcohol assessments for court or for your own personal use. This assessment includes a clinical interview and additional testing measures to create a comprehensive picture of your drug and alcohol use.
Parent & Concerned Significant Other Consultation
For those who do not know what level of care would be best for their loved one, I offer in-person consultations.
*Most services are available in-person, via the phone, and via a video platform.
Treatment Specializations Include:
- Addiction (e.g., alcohol, drugs, food, porn, etc. )
- Anxiety (general and social)
- Grief & Loss
- Anger Outbursts
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Adjustment to Life Transitions (e.g., divorce, loss, etc.)
- Communication Skills
- Personal Growth
SMART Recovery: Family and Friends (Based on CRAFT)
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite B214, San Diego, CA
Mondays from 7-8:30 PM
This meeting is free. Both the person struggling with addiction and their loved ones are welcome.