Susan Watkins, LMFT

Susan Watkins, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13501
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Office 1
29970 Technology Dr.
Suite 207
Murrieta, California 92563 - United States
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Most people experience difficulty, transition, or change at some point, whether in their personal lives, jobs, or relationships. Families face many pressures in today's world, and seeking therapy can be a challenging decision. But understanding your need for support is a sign of profound courage. It can be difficult, though, to find a therapist who listens to you, understands your challenges, and really connects with you.

I aim to provide a supportive and warm environment in which clients feel safe developing new skills and nurturing their confidence. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I specialize in helping children, teens, couples, individuals, and families, using a nonjudgmental and compassionate approach.

I work with my clients to help them tackle interpersonal challenges, relationship struggles, family difficulties, conflicts between parent and child, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood disorders, life transitions, and grief.

I aim to help my clients reduce their symptoms while understanding the underlying issues that help problematic thoughts and behaviors to continue. Therapy helps you understand why you choose ineffective behaviors and enables you to make lasting, positive changes in your life.

Email or Call Susan Watkins, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13501

More Info About My Practice

I am accepted by most health insurance carriers as an Out-of-Network provider. I do not take insurance directly. Client's pay fees at time of service. I will provide a monthly Superbill (accepted by all insurance companies) containing the necessary codes and information for client's to be reimbursed. Contact your insurance company to find out if and how much they reimburse for mental health services.

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

One of my areas of expertise is trauma-related issues for adults, adolescents, and children: PTSD, Panic Disorders, Anxiety related issues, Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse. I work with several State Victim's of Crime Programs providing therapy services for individuals who have experienced trauma related to a crime. I especially enjoy working with military families who encounter difficulties re-integrating into family life after a deployment. I offer a reduced fee for active-duty military families.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • 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
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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