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Counselor / Therapist

San Diego Couples & Family Therapy; Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D, LMFT

San Diego Couples & Family Therapy; Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D, LMFT photo
Specialized in Couples Therapy, Pre-Marital Counseling
Specialized in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
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My work is focused on fostering positive ways of dealing and overcoming personal and relational challenges. In a confidential and nurturing therapeutic environment, I will assist you to:

* Live with less stress and fear of the future
* Soothe anxious thoughts
* Improve the quality of your relationships with your partner, children, parents, and friends.
* Develop effective communication strategies
* Empower your parenting skills
* Break free from the harmful cycles that feed depression
* Break negative behavioral patterns
* Understand your anger and become less reactive
* Free yourself from the need to seek approval

Although challenging at times, making the decision to enter into therapy, may help you live your life more confidently, more passionately and more peacefully.
Bio
As a qualified couples and family therapist, I am committed to helping you develop the personal and relational skills and strategies needed in order to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships. I truly believe in the power of hope and will guide you in the process of healing and healthy living, focusing on the hope that happens as we embrace challenges and adversities. With hope, and new skills you can face the storms of life with confidence! Hope renews your strength to repair broken relationships, to face anxiety, depression, grief and anything else! My concern is for your wellbeing and I look forward to the progression you will make towards positive life changes and a hopeful future.

Through my 8 years of counseling experience and my own life experiences, you will find it, as client, easy to connect and build trust with me. Likewise, I have had the opportunity to work in different countries and with a wide range of people. From this experience, you will benefit from a grounded and broadened perspective for individuals (adults and children), couples and families. For your convenience, I am both fluent in English and French and can also speak conversational level Spanish.

Upon graduation, I was offered an adjunct professorship position at Alliant International University (AIU). I taught both Masters and Doctoral level courses in the marriage and family therapy program as well as doctoral level courses in the clinical psychology program. I have instructed courses on couple’s therapy, family system theories, chemical dependency and the family, biological aspects of behavior and psychopharmacology. I thoroughly enjoy teaching as this provides me the opportunity to further my own research and stay up to date on new data findings concerning mental health treatments and other relative topics.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Couples Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adolescents  Depression  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Children's Counseling  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Chronic Illness  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
I hold a Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and am trained in clinical hypnosis, with an emphasis in treating depression. I have additionally been trained in grief therapy and am a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Prior to entering the field of psychology, I was a licensed pharmacist and have extensive knowledge and understanding of medications and their various effects.
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Memberships
AAMFT, CAMFT, SDSCH, ASCH
Other Languages
French
Payments Accepted
Payment is due at the time of service and can be made in cash, with a personal check and with credit cards. Tricare, Blue Shield, PHCS Savility, Multiplan Network, PHCS Network and CA Victims of Crime Insurances are accepted.
Hours:Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
License:MFC 48379
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Location
11772 Sorrento Valley Rd.
Suite 157
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