Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan J. Watkins, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
29970 Technology Dr. Suite 207 Murrieta, CA 92563 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(951) 941-2020
License Number
LMFT50315
Practicing Since:
1999
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Most people, at some point in their lives, encounter periods of difficulty, change and transition; when personal issues affect their work or relationships. Families are under a great deal of stress in today’s world, more so today, than ever. Seeking out therapy can be a difficult decision. Recognizing the need for additional support is a sign of strength and courage. Finding the right therapist, one that listens to your concerns, understands your challenges, and genuinely connects with you, can be difficult. The focus of my work is to provide a warm, supportive environment, in which clients can develop coping strategies, problem solving skills, and confidence. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in counseling children and adolescents, individuals, couples and families in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. I collaborate with clients in coping with interpersonal, problematic relationships, family conflict, parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders, substance dependence/substance abuse, trauma, life transitions, and grief or loss issues. My goal is to not only focus on symptom reduction, but to help clients to understand underlying issues that perpetuate dysfunctional patterns. Therapy offers one the opportunity to explore why we choose self-defeating behaviors and how to make constructive and lasting changes in their lives. I take a special interest in working with military families that are struggling with re-integration into family life after deployment. Active military duty families are given a significantly reduced fee for services.

About My Practice

Office Hours
By appointment, flexible schedule.
Services
Counseling services for Adolescent, Children, Individuals, Families.
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A. in Psychology from National University 1999 M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Diego 2001

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychology
Satir
Self Psychology
Systems
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
AAMFT - Clinical Fellow CAMFT - Clinical Member CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional IATP - International Association of Trauma Professionals
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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