Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Adrienne L. Levy, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
2558 Roosevlt Street Suite 204 Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone:
(760) 720-5320
License Number
MFC44975
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Are bitter arguments killing the love and respect you once felt for each other? Are you losing sleep, crying too much, or blowing up "for no reason"? Do you yell at the kids and later berate yourself for being a "bad" parent? Chronic arguing and lack of affection can leave us feeling depressed and irritable, with no hope for the future, little energy or pleasure in daily activities, and lack of desire to move closer to the ones we love. In tough times like these, talking with an impartial person in a confidential setting can be a relief and a source of new perspective. I have helped people like you work through challenges such as marital and workplace discord, parent/child conflict, suicidal thoughts, excessive anger, infidelity and broken trust, ineffective communication, suicidal thoughts, processing rape or other traumas, and adjustment to divorce, death of loved one, job loss, or return from military service. I will help you discover how coping strategies like withdrawal, aggression, or substance use have helped as well as hurt you. We will identify and build on your strengths. I will help you observe and honor your "inner voice", listen more effectively to other people, set clear boundaries, say what you want and need with confidence, and express anger in healthy and productive ways. My style is relaxed and interested, caring and respectful. My approach is collaborative consultant, not "the expert" who tells you what to do. I also hold a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling. I believe the Divine is reflected in all human experience and relationships. This value is foundational for me as a person, and essential to my practice as a therapist. I have been a volunteer for 10 years in faith formation for children (Catholic), as a catechist and 5th grade team leader. I have been married for 35 years and raised twins who are now adults on their own.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday through Thursday
10:00 to 7:00, Friday 10:00 to 5:00. pm
Other Hours By Appointment
Services
Counseling for couples in conflict. Relationships that have lost passion or sense of emotional connection. Parents who are "fed up" with their teenagers. Adolescents who wish their parents listened more, understood better, and punished less. Women needing to heal after an abortion. Combat veterans struggling to "fit in" again with their spouses and children. Adults and adolescents with chronic anger or depressed mood that robs them of vitality and meaning in their lives and interferes with work or school performance.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Other, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, Tricare, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Holy Names University B.S., Chemistry, Minor in Secondary Education, Cabrini College

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Avoidant Personality
Bi-Polar
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Victims of Crime
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Self Psychology
Certifications
Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, Holy Names University
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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