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Marriage & Family Therapist in El Cajon, CA

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Laurie M. Shear, MFT

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Laurie M. Shear, MFT
My name is Laurie Shear, and I’m a therapist in private practice in San Diego, I’m located in El Cajon and provide marriage, family, individual and relationship counseling as well as therapy for the greater San Diego. I am a graduate of Alliant International University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. My undergraduate degree was in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have more than 11 years of experience in providing therapy to individuals and couples.

While the immediate goal of counseling is to find solutions to challenges in our everyday lives. Individual and family counseling has the additional benefits of boosting self-esteem and confidence, increasing self awareness for healthier decision-making. I hope that my family and individual counseling practice in San Diego can help you with what ever your needs are. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Domestic Violence issues. I am dedicated to helping people becoming the best version of themselves.

Individual Therapy in San Diego Can Help You:
Improve your relationship with family, friends –and most importantly yourself.
Discover and utilize your unique strengths.
Learn effective communication tools.
Identify and minimize triggers that worsen your symptoms.
Decrease anxiety and depression symptoms.
Learn effective anger management skills.
See available options in any given situation.
Rid yourself of negative thought patterns.
Increase self-esteem.
Examine underlying issues that are creating problems in your life.
Increase your peace of mind and improve your day-to-day living.

Some Common issues addressed in Family and Couples Therapy in San Diego:
Communications issues
Finances
Differences in Parenting styles
Infidelity
Domestic Violence
Sexual Issues
Children’s Behavioral issues

San Diego Family and Couples Therapy Can Help You….
Improve communication skills
Provide a safe environment to express your feelings
Come to agreements over difficult issues
Decrease the stress and negativity in your relationships
Increase understanding and empathy for loved ones
Increase parenting skills
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Educational Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Domestic Violence  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Location
1252 Broadway, Suite D
El CajonCA 92021
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