Therapist Profile

Name:
Mary Puntenney, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct Ste 250 San Diego, CA 92128 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(858) 776-8804
License Number
LMFT104993
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT104993) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC4906) Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Does your child or teen seem sad or irritable? Do you feel like he has difficulty following through when given instructions? Does she whine or frequently ask you to do things for her that you feel she can do herself? Is your child or teen having trouble in school or with a life adjustment? Parents and children alike can feel stuck and overwhelmed with their struggles. I am passionate about helping families heal, find solutions, and live well together. My focus is providing developmentally appropriate services to children (any age!), teens, and their families. In the same way adults communicate through talking, children communicate through play. Play therapy helps children express feelings in developmentally-appropriate ways, increase self-efficacy, develop coping skills, and follow limits. I additionally utilize techniques from sand tray, art therapy, game therapy, DBT, and bibliotherapy for older kids and teens. Often when parents reach out to me, they feel tired, overwhelmed, and defeated--for good reason! Additionally, searching for a therapist for your child can be a daunting task. Your peace of mind is a top priority for me. My mission is to help kids and families learn to work well together and find deeper healing in a fun, safe, and judgment-free environment.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekends: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday: 09:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, Friday: 09:00am-8:00pm
Services
My focus is providing developmentally appropriate services to children, teens, and their families. I have my credential as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and am currently working toward earning an additional credential in Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). I love working with younger children and do not have a minimum age requirement!
Insurance
Most PPO's and Indemnity, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage & Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
Depression/Clinical Depression
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Other
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Certifications
LMFT, LPCC, RPT
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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