Therapist Profile

Name:
M. Ben Edwards, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
1524 Smmit Ave. Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007-2434
Phone:
(760) 436-1151
Website:
License Number
LMFT35616
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I work with many health issues which include: stress, couples, relationships.adults abused as children, children who are abused, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance abuse, Trauma, blended family issues, step-parenting problems, parenting skills, addictions, spiritual issues, life changes, grief/loss issues, anger management, and chronic pain issues. My focus of treatment is using Cognitive Therapy and also I utilize many other therapy model techniques. I am a Court and Probation Department approved provider for perpetrators of domestic violence. In addition, I have an extensive work history with victims of domestic violence. Also, at times I work with my wife, Debbie Edwards, LMFT with couples in relationship counseling. My belief is that every person has the capacity to allow positive change which can give them the ability to live in the world in a more peaceful, compassionate, understanding, and less stressful way. Be safe and well.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 9:00am to 9:00pm
Services
Children Adolescents Adults Individuals Couples Groups
Insurance
Most Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BS, Kinesiology, 1971, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo MA, Counseling Psychology, 1996, National University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Object Relations
Systems
Certifications
Scientifically Based Mariatal Therapy by John Gottman & Duluth Domestic Violence Training & San Diego Court and Probation Office Approved Treatment Provider for the domestic violence offender & San Diego County approved TERM Team Provider
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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