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

San Diego Couples & Family Therapy; Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D, LMFT | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Specialized in Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling
Specialized in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
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.
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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.
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.
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Payments Accepted
Payment is due at the time of service and can be made in cash, with a personal check and with credit cards.
Hours:Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2pm
License:MFC 48379
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Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Adoption  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Online / Teletherapy
 Body Image Issues  Play Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self-Esteem Issues
 Couples  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
 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)
5230 Carroll Canyon Rd.
Suite 100