Therapist Profile

Name:
Jose Elias Villafana, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
8080 La Mesa Blvd. Ste. 204 La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone:
(619) 540-0700
Website:
License Number
LMFT36841
Practicing Since:
1999
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Providing Individual, Family, Couples treatment since 200. (children, adolescents, adults) also served on a client centered basis. In depth experience in the areas of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Providing Individual, Couples, and Family therapy, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Specializing in the areas of Trauma and Abuse, and on issues of adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationships, child behaviors problems, and various issues of emotional distress. In Private Practice in the heart of downtown La Mesa, since 2001. In addition to 11 years experience working at Rady Children's Hospital Chadwick Center.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, Medi-Cal, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.S., Psychology - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1995 M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University, 1998

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Men's Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Process
Systems
Certifications
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment trained (TF-CBT) • TAP Model trained • Rady’s Children’s Hospital International Maltreatment Conference Attendee: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Latino

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