Darcy McLean Aguilar, M.A., LMFT

Darcy McLean Aguilar, M.A., LMFT

Professions: Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC 51504
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 12941
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9815 Carroll Canyon Road
Suite 101
San Diego, California 92121 - United States
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My approach to therapy is collaborative. You know you best and are the expert on you. I see myself as your guide to help keep you on track with your treatment goals, so that you can overcome your challenges and realize your full potential. I will work with you to develop your treatment goals, whether they are life or job changes, self esteem issues, communication issues, relationships, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, OCD, grief/loss and more. Whatever it is, I will help guide you through the process.

My approach is holistic and solution-focused. Once we understand the what, we can then work on helping you weave the insights you gain into your life, and effect the change or outcome you desire. The exciting part about this, is that I truly enjoy watching how when you find insight or change in just one part or your being, all parts of you change with it.

My office is a warm, nurturing environment to help you feel safe and comfortable to explore challenges before you and embrace change. I am compassionate, solution-focused, and use several therapeutic modalities to help you accomplish change.

I also have specialized training and experience to help those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and chronic illness issues. I also work a lot with people struggling with stress, communication issues, marriage difficulties, life coaching, career coaching, grief and loss issues, drug addictions and sobriety, domestic violence, and trauma. My work is with individuals, couples, teens and elderly, as well as members of the military and their families.

My background is varied and diverse. I have an extensive administrative background in the private sector in rolls which range from secretary to executive assistant, administrator, accounting and human resources, as well as having managed multiple insurance general agency offices both State-side and Overseas. I am also a Holistic Health Practitioner (with focus on the mind-body relationship), a Master Herbalist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Pranic Healer, and have extensively studied in comparative religions.

Email or Call Darcy McLean Aguilar, M.A., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12941

More Info About My Practice

It is my belief that therapy should be affordable. I do not my clients in therapy on a long term basis (unless there is a very specific need for so doing, or if it involves matters of personal safety). I offer a sliding scale for those unable to afford full-fee sessions.

I do not accept insurance. However, upon request I can provide you with a Super Bill that you may present to your insurance carrier. You will be responsible for determining the requirements of your carrier.

For convenience, I accept multiple forms of payment for sessions, as follows: cash, check, money order, and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express).

For convenience of your work schedules, I offer Saturday days hours and some evening appointments.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The client-therapist relationship is a very intimate relationship, and one not only worthy of trust, but one that demands it. It is a relationship where a client absolutely must experience the therapist's genuineness, and authenticity. The client must feel confidence in their therapist's professional ability, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to hold their emotional space so they can do their work. Once the client is able to experience this, the true work the client came in for can begin.
With this kind of trust and feeling of safety, I have seen clients move mountains.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, change of life issues, and grief and loss issues.

    How do you know if any of these issues identified above pertain to you. Consider for just a moment what is going on in your life and how you react to situations and people. Notice if you have been adapting your behaviors, or perhaps that you make certain accommodations in your life or daily routine just to feel a little more safe. Are you isolating yourself from your friends and loved ones? Do little things seem to bother you now, but previously you might have just shrugged them off? Is your child heading off to school, or worse, moving away to school, and you feel incredible angst?

    I want to assure you that you are not alone and there is support available for you. I will help you discover the answers you need to have to make appropriate changes in your life. Changes that will not only help you learn to put "normal" into your life again so you can have balance, but changes that will help you embrace your wholeness (body, mind, emotion and spirit), so that you can live the enriched life you deserve.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Regression Therapy
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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