A Mission For Michael, M.D.
647 Camino de los Mares, Suite 201, San Clemente, CA 92673
Brian F. Licuanan, M.S., Ph.D. I utilize an integrative approach, meaning I draw aspects from several orientations in order to formulate the most effective formula based on each patient’s individual needs. However, two major theories that drive my therapeutic focus are: 1) Psychodynamic and 2) Cognitive-Behavioral. First, I believe people are highly influenced or shaped by certain factors they may have encountered in their lives. I believe that there are critical periods that may make these experiences more salient and lay the groundwork for future challenges. These periods are childhood and adolescence. Second, I also believe that people’s belief systems—how they interpret and understand past experiences—are essential to work with in therapy.