Therapy Services

Individual Counseling and Relationship Therapy in San Diego

Although our team has worked in a range of therapeutic settings, we have some very specific areas of focus for our chosen work in private practice.  The people we enjoy working with the most are the ones who have lived with a problem for a long time and are really ready to commit to improve themselves, their family, or their relationships!For as much as we can see people for a variety of general life stressors, we have special training & knowledge in the following areas:

Learning to Cope and Heal from Depressive Episodes:
Have you felt that your depression has gotten in the way of the things you would like to be doing?  Maybe your depression gets so bad that you have lost sight of the plans your had for yourself.  We can help you learn ways to retrain your brain to combat your depressive, or negative thoughts and get moving towards the life you want to live!


Conquer Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Fears:

There are times when  a person’s anxiety gets the better of them.   Do you have specific fears you want to get rid of?  Has your anxiety prevented you from participating socially?  Do you feel like your anxiety sabotages your plans?  We can help you learn tricks to calm your anxiety and  aim to extinguish your panic attacks and fears.


Change Self-Defeating Relationship Patterns: 

We  often hear from clients that talk about how they keep “picking the wrong person” or do something to sabotage the relationship “right when it was getting good!”. We can help you discover how to recognize the sabotaging behaviors you may be engaging in and intercept them.  Relationships do entail being able to make some compromises, but let’s see if you are actually focusing on what you need. At Coaching Through Chaos we believe very much in the idea that if you focus on what you want, you will attract that.  Stop thinking about what you don’t want –decide what you do want and go for it!


Addiction Recovery Counseling:This can be an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, but it can also be food addiction, gambling, internet addiction, sex, or gaming.  Each has it’s own set of challenges, but if you are willing to do the work, be honest about your behavior, and “live in private as you do in public”, you can be successful & addiction-free!

*In dealing with substance addictions, there are times when it is necessary to refer a prospective client for a detox program before beginning the recovery work.  This will be determined at your first appointment.  If necessary, we can make community referrals and even call to set up an intake appointment for you.


Methods/Theories Used

Structural Theory
Strategic Theory
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Focused CBT
Gottman-Method Relationship Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Positive Psychology