Therapist Profile

Name:
Carolyn F. Jacobs, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
625 Third Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910-5703
Phone:
(619) 525-7747
License Number
LMFT27264
Practicing Since:
1988
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Psychologist (PSY15774) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC27264)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My clinical work focuses on how relationships shape individual behavior and functioning in one's family, work system and other social systems. I support clients to develop more effective options for decreasing chronic anxiety/depression, increasing more effective self-management skills in relationship to important others, and increasing flexibility and resiliency to meet all of life's challenges. Therapy is a process of increasing one's ability to balance automatic reactivity and feelings with a factual view of oneself and others. My work with individuals, couples and families is guided by Bowen Family Systems Theory (www.socalbowentheory.com). Bowen theory places the individual's functioning in the broader context of their important relationships. In addition to private practice, I am the Director of Southern CA Education and Training in Bowen Theory. This program provides education and training to individuals interested in Bowen theory principles and concepts. The focus is on developing a way of thinking that can lead to more effective options for managing life's challenges in the family and the workplace. Participants in the program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including mental health, business, clergy, law, medicine, and education. I am a AAMFT and CAMFT approved supervisor. I also offer individual and group supervision/consultation to licensed and non-licensed therapists in training.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM
Services
Private clinical practice providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. Supervision/Consultation to therapists in training Director of Southern CA Education and Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory. www.socalbowentheory.com
Insurance
Aetna, Any Insurance Eligible, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Motion Pictures, Other, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Alzheimer's Families
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Families
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Family Systems
Psychology
Systems
Certifications
Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Georgetown Family Center) in Washington, D.C. AAMFT and CAMFT Approved Supervisor Approved continuing education provider for Psychologists (MCEP AA - JAC008) and LMFT/LCSW (BBS - PCE959)
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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