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Feiner Therapy, Providing Counseling in San Diego and La Jolla:

Do you constantly worry about work, school, relationships, or personal issues? Are you doing self-destructive things to cope with the stress?  Are you avoiding everything because it is too emotionally painful? Counseling can help address these issues and improve quality of life.  Feiner Therapy San Diego can help provide the necessary tools and skills to live a more productive and fufilling life through personal counseling.

My focus in therapy is on a strength-based approach, empowering clients to utilize their unique strengths to overcome challenges.  My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.  I apply evidence-based approaches in counseling that have been shown by research to be effective.  I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Stanford University, a treatment method that addresses dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

I provide individual counseling services to people in the greater San Diego area.  If you are interested in making positive changes within a safe and comfortable atmosphere, feel free to contact me to set up an appointment.  I would be honored to work with you.  I have two therapy office locations to make the commute easier. One office is located in beautiful downtown La Jolla.  The second office is centrally located in Mission Valley close to the 8, 805, and 15 freeways.  See maps below.

I have been featured in San Diego Woman Magazine and published articles on PsychCentral.

Specializations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, hands-on, goal-oriented style of therapy focused on problem solving in present time.  It is important to identify distorted and dysfunctional patterns of thinking that lead to destructive behaviors.  CBT works to challenge these disrupted thoughts by examining the accuracy and employing strategies to challenge or overcome these thoughts.  For example, someone with social anxiety might think “I cannot trust others” or “people don’t like me” which will leave them feeling down and sad which can lead to more intense avoidance behaviors such as not reaching out to friends or socially isolating which will then reinforce their original thoughts that others do not want to be around them. It is important to break this thought cycle.

Sports Psychology

There is intense pressure that comes from competitive sports.  Often times athletes can feel “stuck” due to feeling like they’re in a “slump” or coming back from a sports injury.   Performance anxiety can start to get in the way of performing at peak levels.  Therapy will focus on building intrinsic motivation (personal desire, what attracted you to this sport to begin with), enhance attentional focus (learning to tune out unnecessary distractions), and stay present focused through guided imagery and visualization.  Peak performance can be achieved through a combination of relaxation exercises as well as motivational enhancement.

Career Psychology

Finding a career that you “enjoy” seems like a simple concept.  Yet, 53% of employees are unhappy with their current employment (Forbes 2018).  Often times people may feel stuck in a position due to financial or family reasons.  It may be hard to even think about “starting over” or finding a different path after you have invested numerous years in a specific direction.  Yet, mood and happiness are majorly impacted by satisfaction in the workplace.  Many people spend 40-50 hours/week working so it is important to explore a career avenue that will leave you feeling fulfilled.  Often times, theres are career paths that you can leverage your old skills in order to find a satisfying future career.  Talking this out in therapy can help.  Finding a satisfying career can lead to many positive changes in mental and physical health.  Relationships will improve as well.

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