Counselor / Therapist

Michael Karp, LMFT

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Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults, Children and Teens
Individual, Couples, Family & Internet Counseling
I help adults and children alleviate anxiety, depression, behavioral, and other painful or self-defeating conditions.

I work with couples to alleviate conflict and enhance their closeness, intimacy and cooperation.

I also work with families with children to resolve their disputes so that a healthy and loving environment can be restored.

I am a specially trained & Authorized Provider for the State of California Office of Problem Gambling (OPG). Services are provided at no charge to Problem Gamblers and their families. Services are available to family members of Problem Gamblers, whether or not the gambler comes to treatment.

Feel free to contact me. Together, we can design a personalized approach that will fit your circumstances.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Addiction / Substance Abuse  Adolescents
 Anger Management  Anxiety and Panic  Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues  Caregiver Issues  Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness  Couples Therapy  Depression
 Divorce  Domestic Violence  Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss  Life and Wellness Coaching  Life Transitions
 Loneliness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Play Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health  Problem Gambling
 Relationships  Self Esteem Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction  Stress Management  Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Valley Center, CA.

With over 30 years experience, I graduated from the State University of New York in 1979, specializing in professional psychology. I am currently in private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of patients.

In addition to being a skillful practitioner, I have taught at San Bernardino Valley College, Redlands University, and for the Elder Hostel organization. From 1987 onward, I have reached the general public through newspapers, radio and on the web. I continue to do so using my blog, "Let’s Talk."

I have received extensive training in Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy combining this approach with other experiential therapies. My sessions are active and engaging, as they should be, in order to achieve rapid, deep and durable results. You’ve suffered long enough. It’s time to live a full life!
Masters in Professional Psychology, State University of New York, graduated 1979.

Bachelors of Science, major in Psychology, Brooklyn College, graduated 1973

Two year training program in Experiential Psychotherapy, Center for Counseling & Psychotherapy, Santa Monica. Completed in 1984.


Three year core training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP), Southern California Society for IS-TDP. Completed in 2004.

Authorized Provider for the State of California Office of Problem Gambling (OPG).

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Mitchell Method
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member.

Member of CAMFT local chapter, North San Diego County
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, PayPal, insurance, Office of Problem Gambling. Call for information on insurance coverage.
License:California #MFC16939