Carolyn Gerard, MA, LMFT

Carolyn Gerard, MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 20719
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 17159
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1516 Front St
San Diego, California 92101 - United States
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All couples experience conflict. Few, however have learned how to work through disagreements without it turning into a fight. I specialize in helping COUPLES IN CRISIS. If you've experienced infidelity, betrayal or abuse and aren't ready to end the relationship, I can help. Together we will create a safe place to explore the underlying feelings and needs that keep you feeling stuck, and help you to express yourself so that your partner will be able to really listen.

Email or Call Carolyn Gerard, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17159

More Info About My Practice

Couples often pursue therapy as a last resort before seeking divorce. Not only is divorce costly (the average divorce is $20K, attorney fee $300/hour) but it often sets you up to become adversarial. It doesn't have to end up this way.

My fee for service is $165 for couples therapy and $150 for individual therapy. I am not a preferred provider with insurance companies, however, if you have a PPO I can help you with the paperwork and you will be reimbursed directly from your insurance carrier. Regardless of your choice of therapists, I encourage you to select one who specializes in using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding this.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialty is working with all Relationship Distress. I've received extensive trauma training, working with infidelity and betrayal, sexual and pornography issues, and Post Traumatic Stress. I am an Emotionally Focused Therapist and have taken Part 1 and Part 2 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Human beings naturally thrive when they are able to love and to feel loved in return. Psychotherapy helps you to make sense of the triggers that signal "panic" when feeling rejected, out of control, helpless or alone. When the loving feelings are gone couples find themselves caught in a destructive interactive cycle of critical-blame / defensive-shut down. In therapy we slow the fighting down and begin to communicate from a place of understanding and repair.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Infidelity, Military, Crime Victims, Couples Counseling

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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