Counselor / Therapist in La Jolla, CA

Nicole Kahn, M.A., Ed.M., SEP

Nicole Kahn, M.A., Ed.M., SEP photo
Find Your Inner Balance
My treatment objectives are first to alleviate current symptoms that prevent one from living a balanced, fulfilled, and joyous life, and then to address underlying issues. In this safe, therapeutic environment, I offer tangible methods to help reduce current symptoms, while helping to uncover the root cause of emotional ailments. As greater awareness is achieved, I support clients to integrate these new insights into everyday life. Thus, old, destructive patterns are eliminated and new, effective, and healthy ways of living emerge. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to achieve more fulfilling and productive personal, marital, familial, and social relationships.

Achieving balance--emotionally, spiritually, and physically--is the key to a successful and satisfying life. I incorporates my knowledge of psychology, yoga, Eastern philosophies, meditation, the creative arts, and alternative medicine to help clients gain total health and wellness. For me, wellness is about integrating all parts of self and thus connecting to the world around us.
I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Imago Couples Therapist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, and a Trauma Touch Therapist with over ten years of experience treating adolescents and adults, individually, as couples, and in families. I provide professional therapy services throughout San Diego County. I use an eclectic approach in my therapy practice, maintaining a person-focused rather than symptom-focused approach; I treat each person’s problems within the context of his or her current circumstances.

In addition to providing therapy, I have years of experience teaching workshops, creating curriculum, and leading lectures in the field of mental health and holistic wellness. I have been a featured contributor for the San Diego Union Tribune, Vision Magazine, Current Health Magazine and Vital Force Radio.
Practice Areas
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
I received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from New York University and then went on to earn a Master of Arts and a Master of Education in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. I have completed coursework in the Ph.D. Expressive Arts Therapy Program at San Diego University of Integrative Studies and continually participate in educational opportunities regarding effective treatment practices for my clients. I have received extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, bioenergetics, expressive arts therapy, behavior-modification, short- and long-term psychodynamic therapy and Imago Couples therapy. I have also received training and education in utilizing Eastern methodologies, such as meditation, breath work and mind-body connection, to more effectively treat clients.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Imago Relationships International
Foundation for Human Enrichment
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, some ppo's
License:#42737 California
7734 Herschel Avenue, Suite O
La JollaCA 92037
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