Therapist Profile

Name:
Armin M. Geiger
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1835 El Cajon Blvd. Suite A San Diego, CA 92103-2591
Phone:
(619) 851-2541
License Number
LMFT48558
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
LMFT48558 LPCC364

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Empower Yourself, Heal, Create Loving Relationships I am a caring and experienced therapist with an open mind. My firm belief is that knowledge is power - especially when that power comes from within and drives actions. My focus is on your strengths. Since it is often difficult to make the decision to come into counseling, I will assist you in determining what is most beneficial for you. I will help you find answers from within to identify the changes you want to make in your life, then support you throughout the process with compassion and respect. In a nurturing, supportive environment, we focus on seeing new and different options. This interactive process will help you develop internal strength and foster self-empowerment. Let me help you: Gain Self Esteem Improve Your Decision-Making Ability Create Loving Relationships Heal Trauma and Abuse Heal Grief and Loss Overcome Substance Abuse and Dependence Negotiate Life Transitions Find Relief from Anxiety and Depression Empower Yourself When you come to therapy, you can be yourself in a safe and confidential space. Take the first step. Contact me today to set up an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California MFC License #48558). Born and raised in Switzerland, I lived in the U.K. for a while before moving to San Diego on my own in 1992. The challenges and changes I faced have given me unique perspectives, insights, and experiences. Some of them are managing change, facing adverse situations, jump-starting and maintaining motivation, achieving emotional well-being, facing life transitions, and navigating layered cultural issues. Professionally, I am a seasoned clinician, clinical supervisor, and consultant & trainer. I have experience working with schools and community agencies, alcohol & drug treatment facilities, and residential treatment centers. I have worked with civilian and military individuals, couples, and families. My approach to therapy is based in a client centered, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive framework that draws from a variety of theoretical orientations. My treatment is individually tailored to each client. I may draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), or Humanistic modes to meet your needs and achieve your goals. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety Treatment, Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Conditions, as well as LGBTQ related issues. When not seeing clients in private practice, I work for a 24-hour children’s emergency shelter. In addition, I am actively involved in and a trainer for the County of San Diego CADRE initiative (Change Agents Developing Recovery Excellence), which is committed to improving the lives of people with mental health and addiction problems. I provide trainings and presentations on mental health, co-occurring conditions, and treatment approaches to service providers, guest lecture at University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work, supervise MFT Interns off site, and provide business consulting for individuals and organizations. I am a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In everything I approach, my firm belief is that knowledge is power - especially when that power comes from within and drives actions. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, my career path included positions with a variety of startup companies, executive positions in marketing, private education, and nonprofit consulting. In addition to a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, I hold a Master’s degree in E-Commerce, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. This combination of education and experience, as well as exposure to different perspectives and mindsets, has allowed me to successfully relate to clients from varied backgrounds.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm
Services
Individuals and Couples
Insurance
Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology. National University, San Diego, California Master of Science, Electronic Commerce. National University, San Diego, California Bachelor of Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing. Minor in Communications. University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Certifications
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist, Certified Treatment Specialist for Diverse Populations
Languages Spoken
English, German
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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