Therapist Profile

Name:
Stephen M. Harmon, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
275 South Worthington Street # 95 Spring Valley, CA 91977 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(619) 818-5971
License Number
LMFT49365
Practicing Since:
2006
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California Licensed Profesional Clinical Counselor, California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Wisconsin

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Therapy is about how life’s ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) issues affect you and your relationships to people and the world around you, but you are not the problem. Therapy is work --- your work. The therapist’s role is to facilitate, ask, wonder out loud, suggest possible alternatives, encourage (instill courage), and assist. My therapeutic approach grows out of Adlerian individual psychology. Everyone’s life tasks include cultivating positive experiences about work, love, the community around you. Everyone is “becoming.” “Everything can also be different,” and it can be different most likely, most directly, and most dramatically by thinking about it differently; soon we will react and behave differently and discover that it IS different. The therapist’s (my) job is to en-courage you, to instill courage to make the decisions and take the steps you want in order to improve the relationships you have with the world around you. “Homework" is a vital part of the therapeutic process. The completion of homework is necessary if the client is to get the most from the therapeutic experience.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Variable and by appointment, including evenings and weekends
Services
Adults and older adults; caregiver support; chronic and terminal illnesses; GLBT issues; grief/loss; stress; anxiety; depression; life transitions; men’s issues; anger management
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online

Education

Degrees
Master of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy; Master of Science, Business Administration; Health Care Planning and Administration

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Alzheimer's Families
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Chronically Mentally Ill
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pain Management
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Terminally Ill

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Self Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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