Therapist Profile

Name:
Heather Pederson
Professional Title:
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Email:
Email
Location:
4406 Park Blvd San Diego, CA 92116
Phone:
(858) 522-0179
Intern Number
AMFT101331
Practicing Since:
2016
Additional Licenses:
Supervised By:
Bethany Noble-Lindsay, #85089
Place of Employment:
Cultivate: A Counseling Collective

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Seeking help can potentially feel daunting, exposing, and overwhelming. It can also be our first steps toward repair, healing, and growth. I have found that people are so very strong, courageous, and hard-working, and still need some help when things get hard. I believe therapy can be a unique chance to discover parts of ourselves we forgot about, allow healing for the tender parts, and find new ways of interacting with our partners that allow for deeper understanding and connection. I work with couples and individuals who often struggle with: a feeling of something between angry, sad, and fear that doesn’t have a name, as well as overwhelm, worry and stress that gets between them and their preferred lives. I seek to create opportunities in therapy to connect more deeply with the truest parts of yourself so that you can then connect more deeply with your purpose, values, and trusted others. I also really enjoy working with ministries that would like to become more mental health informed and find a link between relational, spiritual, and mental health. I am trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (Externship with Sue Johnson), a Certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator, and a graduate of Bethel Seminary San Diego with an M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy. Please contact me with any questions you might have regarding therapy, group therapy, or team development and training.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Varies, contact for more information
Services
Couple's Therapy (marriage, committed partners, pre-marital), Individual Therapy, anxiety, depression, Therapy with Adolescents
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A. Marital and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary San Diego

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Individual
Interracial Couples
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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