Therapist Profile

Name:
Estela Bobadilla, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone:
(619) 370-7545
License Number
LMFT47743
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe that for each person exist two types of realities, one that is internal and the other one external. The internal reality of a person is composed by past experiences (including some that a person might not be aware), and it is influenced by the person’s genetic predisposition. The internal reality of a person becomes a reference point from which he or she can experience the external world. In a way, the past becomes a window to the outside world. If the individual is not conscious of this, a tendency to see the present in terms of the past will begin. The work of therapy is to acknowledge both realities and follow the ways in which they interplay. Doing this work allows people to live in the present and to recognize when the tint of the past is shining through. Reconciling with the past is the journey of wholeness. Making peace with the past does not mean to forgive or to forget. It means to be able to hold the past until we are able to find its hidden meaning. I invite you to embark on the journey of self-discovery.

About My Practice

Office Hours
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Services
Individual and Family Psychotherapy
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2007

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Parenting
Play Therapy
Psychoanalysis
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Systems
Certifications
TFCBT
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Hispanic

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