Therapist Profile

Name:
Vicki Grove, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2385 S. Melrose Drive Vista, CA 92081 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(760) 458-2620
License Number
LMFT80445
Practicing Since:
2010
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As your therapist, I work to nurture your self-healing and help you regain control over your life. Using a light-hearted, collaborative and holistic approach to psychotherapy, my aim is to empower you to create a balanced, healthy life- mentally, physically and spiritually. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in EMDR therapy, and have over 4 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, couples and families as they navigate many of the nuances of life, including traumatic pain, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anxiety, grief, loss, and relational and behavioral problems. I have a special interest in helping children, teens and adults work through upsetting life experiences that are keeping them from living full, happy lives. Trauma comes in many different forms. It can be childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical abuse, traumatic injuries from a car accident, loss of a loved one, or loss from natural disasters. It can also be pain experienced from being neglected or rejected as a child by family, friends, teachers, or strangers. Maybe your trauma seems tiny and minor to everyone else, but you can't seem to get over it. Perhaps upsetting memories keep you up at night, or you avoid people, places or things that remind you of the pain. Past negative life experiences can make it seem like you're disconnected from the present, cause your relationships to suffer, and/or lead you to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. I can help you reprocess traumatic memories that may be getting in the way of present relationships with self and others, so that they become integrated into your experience in healthier, more adaptive ways. Imagine a more mindful, satisfying future where your painful memories no longer have the power to keep you stuck! I also provide pre and post-operative bariatric evaluation and counseling to clients undergoing weight loss surgery. I work closely with Minimally Invasive Surgeons of North County to help make this life-changing decision as smooth as possible. I can help you make informed decisions about your surgery, and work with you to make healthy lifestyle changes before and after surgery. We eat for many different reasons, not all of them because we are hungry. We can explore various areas of your life- psychological, spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, environmental- that are affecting your relationship with food and eating in order to make lasting change.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursday 2:00-7:00 Friday 10:00-3:00
Services
Trauma/PTSD Human Trafficking Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Family Counseling Parenting Support Grief Counseling Stress Management Bariatric assessment and counseling Bariatric support groups
Insurance
Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BS Biology MA Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Childhood Trauma
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Certifications
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator Certified Holistic Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified EMDR therapist- in progress Certified Bariatric Counselor- in progress
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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