Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Valley Center, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Valley Center, California.


Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92078 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Anxiety is a very common and devastating condition. Most people who come to my office report feeling excessive worry and that they can not stop the worry. I have worked as a psychologist in my Carlsbad private practice for over 22 years treating anxiety. I educate my clients so they understand their own anxiety and how to reduce their symptoms. My goal is to have you feeling more calm and enjoying your life as soon as possible. Visit my website: Rakefetbenderly.com for education about anxiety and effective strategies you can begin to use today to reduce your symptoms. Call my office at (760) 930-0886 for a free 20 minute phone consultation and to schedule an appointment.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Anxiety and stress are prevalent and uncomfortable conditions that can be treated. Constant worry, tension and fear create havoc in the day to day life of an anxious person. The correct combination of stress reduction techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and emotional release contributes to a reduction in the symptoms of Agoraphobia, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. New understanding and behavioral patterns can release you from the painful cycle of anxiety and depression. An eye of the storm exists in every situation and therapy can help you find this peaceful place. I specialize in individualized treatment approaches that can free you from fear.

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Anxiety Counselor

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92121 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Dr. Peck is trained in evidence-based models of treatment for anxiety and stress disorders. The good news about anxiety and stress is that there are treatments that have been rigorously studied and are proven to be effective! Unfortunately, not all providers treating these common issues are using the most effective treatments. Dr. Peck can provide education on how anxiety develops, and equip you with a toolbox of coping strategies that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress disorders. Treatments include: Biofeedback, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Exposure and response prevention (a component of cognitive-behavioral therapy), and Coping Cat (children and teens).

Scott Wood, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Acute Stress, and/or Post Traumatic Stress make it difficult to carry on your life. From relationships, to work, to the daily tasks of living, anxiety can be devastating. Family, friends, and coworkers may have difficulty understanding your situation. If fears, intrusive thoughts, worries, or stress are disrupting your life, come find the compassionate support you need. I utilize multiple treatment methods which can be tailored to your situation. Don’t let anxiety, stress, and trauma continue to have power over you. Contact me today.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Anxiety and stress are part of living in our busy world. When your anxious thoughts and fears seem overwhelming and are impacting your life in negative ways, therapy can help. I create a warm, engaged, and supportive atmosphere where your experiences can be understood and accepted. Using a holistic approach that includes body-based mindfulness and stress reduction strategies, we can work together to help you get back to living a life that brings joy and meaning.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Valley Center.

If you suffer from unmanageable stress, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, a difficulty to relax or release your worries, you may experiencing stress and anxiety. You can live free of distress, anxiety or fear. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders or stress-management, research shows that therapy is the most effective option. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your stress, worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to successfully manage stress, overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Valley Center.

This has been labeled the age of anxiety. It is easy to see why - we live in a constant state of stress-inducing issues. Money, employment, children, marriage, health, aging, can all lead to feelings of stress and sometimes overwhelming anxiety. But we do not have to live with the stress. We can learn how to respond in a healthy way to the stress in our lives. I can help you address these issues, as well as make a plan to live as stress-free as you possibly can.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to Valley Center.

You don't have to be anxious anymore! The biggest secret to being anxiety free, lies in understanding what anxiety really is. It is a generalized "fear" with no object. This means that the anxious person honestly answers the question, "What are you afraid of?" with "I don't know." When you come to therapy with me, I will teach how to answer the most important question that you can ask yourself, "What is behind the anxiety?" When you pay attention to the bodily sensations that exist "behind" your anxiety, the change process begins. In time, with successful treatment, you will experience a sense of peace. Calm confidence can become your usual or normal experience as the anxiety fades.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Do you feel stressed out most of the time? Do you worry constantly? Do you struggle with panic attacks? I help people to identify the underlying causes of their anxiety and to reduce stress in their lives. I provide a supportive, accepting environment where people can explore their deepest fears and develop true peace of mind. It would be a privilege to talk with you and see what I can do to help. Feel free to call me at 760 566-5513.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Over the course of time, a client may start to experience increased anxiety and find themselves beginning to become more and more tentative as they approach their relationships and personal and professional goals. I provide a comprehensive assessment, that takes into account biopsychosocial (biological, psychological and social) areas of life, and together we are able to develop a holistic and integrative plan that is adjusted to the client's changing life circumstances. When clients redesign their approach to life, they have greater insight, are transformed, and better skilled to attain a higher degree of life satisfaction.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92075 - Nearby to Valley Center.

I see anxiety conditions as unproductive responses to stress. While there are predisposing factors, the catalyst for triggering anxiety, fears, even phobias is stress. I focus on 4 basic and proven factors: 1) Psychoeducation - understanding what's happening in your mind and body that causes anxiety and stress; 2) Relaxation training - providing you with a wide range of ways to relax and de-stress, not just deep breathing, but many; 3) Cognitive (thought) changes - learning how to change unproductive thinking to productive - Stopping the What ifs and a dozen others; 4) Lifestyle/behavioral changes - balancing life is vital - sleep, nutrition (stop caffeine), exercise, and assertiveness.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92011 - Nearby to Valley Center.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Valley Center.

Anxiety and stress sometimes seem like they are impossible to escape in today’s world. But when they are your constant companions, therapy can help you find ways to put them back in perspective and restore a sense of peace and calm. I work with you not only to manage the symptoms but also to identify underlying reasons for the anxiety. By employing a “top down and bottom up” approach, you can experience long-lasting relief from your anxiety.

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to Valley Center.

It might be helpful to have behavioral tools to manage anxiety and stress, but those tools might not be instantly available when a person is under extreme duress. I have begun to use hypnosis to help clients access a felt sense of calm and inner peace even while upset occurs in daily life. Hypnosis can help clients identify and access their own strengths and resources, to apply to stress management in new ways.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress


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Valley Center is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 27.44 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Valley Center is 9,872 people with 3,079 households and a median annual income of $82,799. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Valley Center for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Valley Center public health department.