Therapist Profile

Name:
Nasim Bavar, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
8813 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite 2002 La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone:
(858) 444-7746
Location:
615 Lexington Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020-4617
Phone:
(858) 444-7746
Email:
License Number
MFC45088
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
If you are feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all your responsibilities, then most likely you have been ignoring your own needs and focusing on the needs of others. After a while, you become resentful and maybe even angry that your needs are not getting met, and start noticing a downward spiral of physical, mental, and relationship problems. You probably know that the more you try to ignore these challenges by escaping through the use of food, alcohol, and drugs, or keep struggling to make the difficulties go away, the worse they get. What is interesting is that for the most part, we are not even aware that it is our own mind that is making it harder for us to enjoy the things we have worked so hard to achieve and miss out on the opportunities right in front of us. By using a supportive and informative approach, I can teach you how to become a more vibrant you. I will help you recognize your true needs, and guide you in taking the action necessary to start living your life more fully. I have specialized training in the areas of: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Gambling, and Couples Counseling. While utilizing evidenced-based practices of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I have a strength-based approach and will provide you with individualized care that is respectful and empowering. Please feel free to email me at nasimbavar@gmail.com to set up a meeting. I believe that while we cannot change the events of our past, we can certainly choose to live a more meaningful present. I look forward to working with you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Please call for appointments - 858-444-7746.
Services
I help individuals and couples have better relationships with themselves and others. I am trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, IMAGO & Gottman Couples Therapy, and EMDR. I am also a California Problem Gambling Treatment Service provider, offering free services for those impacted by gambling. I specialize in the areas of couples counseling, addictions, and eating disorders.
Insurance
Aetna, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, National University,San Diego M.S., Psychology, Warwick University, England B.S., Psychology, Guildhall University, England

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Employment Issues
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Certifications
CAMFT Clincial Supervisior AAMFT Clincial Supervisior EMDR Trained Gottman Couples Therapy, Level I IMAGO, Level I CA State Trained for Problem Gambling Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Mindfulness Self Compassion Training Compassion Cultivating Training 40 hour Training for Domestic Violence Training
Languages Spoken
Farsi (Persian)
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern

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