Walter Martin MFT Janet Phillips LCSW

LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR

Walter Martin MFT Janet Phillips LCSW

LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Ceredian
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Military OneSource
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • Victim Compensation Program / Victims of Crime
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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd., STE 200
San Diego, California 92131

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My Approach to Helping

Janet Phillips, LCSW and Walter Martin LMFT are honored to be your guide in removing the suffering. Evenings and Weekend within 48 hours we can have you see one of us so call now. We now accept Medicare clients, most insurances and work with young children to retired adults. We also work with the entire family when needed. Please go to our website to learn more about LENS Neurofeedback treatment. WE CARE AND PROMISE TO SEE YOU WITHIN 48 HOURS. We specialize in trauma, military adjustment issues. Couples in crisis. Children from autism, depression and defiant. Individuals, couples and families, solution-focused, CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy and holistic treatment with goals to relieve your suffering now.

We love what we do and want you to be free of suffering and stress. More on Website. Our unique holistic approach to wellness target symptoms for quick relief. The patience and subtle skills of an experienced counselor can help you understand things from a new perspective and provides you tools to appreciate life in a new, more functional way. We utilize also Low Energy Neurofeedback System from Oshslabs an electro-magnetic EEG.

More Info About My Practice

With couples I focus on communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationship. Couples don't, won't and can't always agree. Disagreements happen, problems will arise. We feel love when we know that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. Our group great therapists if you prefer a female.

Our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourself a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together, they desire to make their partner happier, too. This is why I wrote "Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide" to help improve communication, improve trust and passion back into the relationship.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Each person has a unique story and I imagine the healing process for each person is unique as well. I will develop a treatment plan that is as unique as you are.The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) reads a patient brainwaves with EEG sensors on the head. Then a computer program simplifies the information and echoes it back through the sensors as an imperceptible electromagnetic signal. The brain uses this essential information to automatically identify and discard negative emotional patterns. It is as if the brain sees itself in a mirror and naturally reorganizes neural pathways to optimize thought patterns and moods. LENS Neurofeedback sessions are medication-free and take only a few minutes in a comfortable office setting.

I am now certified to administer LENS Neurofeedback which is FDA certified by Oshslabs which have conducted over twenty thousand safe and effective treatments. Adult, adolescent, and child neurofeedback treatment is endorsed by AACAP guidelines for behavioral health. Since 1986, our patients have experienced relief from difficulties with concentration, habitual negative thoughts, foggy thinking, negative moods, memory, procrastination, irritability, migraines, and sleep.

The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) reads a patient?s brainwaves with EEG sensors on the head. Then a computer program simplifies the information and echoes it back through the sensors as an imperceptible electromagnetic signal. The brain uses this essential information to automatically identify and discard negative emotional patterns. It is as if the brain sees itself in a mirror and naturally reorganizes neural pathways to optimize thought patterns and moods. LENS Neurofeedback sessions are medication-free and take only a few minutes in a comfortable office setting.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The FCSD treatment team leverages a variety of treatment modalities to better meet your needs. While we are here to guide you and find the ?best fit? to help obtain your treatment goals, some clients prefer to seek a specific type of treatment. Others simply wish to know more about the treatment modalities. Clients who receive neurofeedback treatment can choose to do so in conjunction with their own individual therapy. Depending on what your presenting symptoms are or what you are hoping to resolve, there are several reasons why you might choose both or why you would select one over the other. In the sections below we provide some scenarios and a few reasons how choosing one or both services might serve your needs in the best way possible.



Be assured that it is never a mistake to choose counseling and neurofeedback together. However, if you are having results with just one type of treatment, we want you to avoid additional treatments that might not be necessary.



What we have witnessed when clients choose to do both is that the strategies and insights learned in counseling are enforced by the neurofeedback at the neurological level so that the client is better able to maintain their positive changes. Many clients report that neurofeedback has helped get them into the right space so they have the ability to process and delve deeper in their individual therapy. Also, it is best practice to provide CBT therapy while providing Direct Neurofeedback together. This also allows the client to utilize insurance as most insurance carriers do not reimburse for Direct Neurofeedback without CBT therapy being provided.

Choosing Neurofeedback During Counseling
We often have clients referred to us who feel ?stuck? or have ?plateaued? in their own individual counseling. This could be for many reasons but often is because they are unable to access their emotions as much as they desire. Sometimes they feel like they understand the roots of their anxiety or depression but still can?t move through it.



Feeling ?stuck? in individual counseling can also happen if circumstances in clients? lives are particularly stressful, keeping them activated in their ?flight, fight or freeze response.? This means they have activated their sympathetic nervous system and are therefore less able to accomplish introspection during counseling as they are in ?survival mode.? In these types of situations, neurofeedback is a great addition. It can serve to support and further the work being done in counseling as it can help the brain and body relax, which allows internal shifts to resume.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    FamilyCounselingSanDiego is a group of licensed professional counselors who keeps explanation simple and requests you to complete an online Questionnaire prior to treatment to expedite your time in the office. We now take Medicaid. We get you scheduled within 48 hours if needed as we do care about getting you feeling better now. We offer CBT, EMDR, DBT and the LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is dys-entrainment, faster, broad-ranging, non-intrusive as its non-pharmaceutical, customized by your own brain. This is what we help to do. At FamilyCounselingSanDiego, we integrate this new technology to expedite treatment success. We also utilize positive psychology, solution focused, dialectical, mindfulness counseling, brain nutrition, and multiple types of cutting-edge treatment approaches which will be discussed with you during your intake session at which time we create your treatment plan to find a route to symptom relief as quickly as possible. LENS is at the forefront of new brain technologies. It is unique in terms of how it works, the wide range of its benefits, and the speed and effectiveness with which it works. LENS is particularly effective for anxiety, depression, ADD and traumatic brain injury. We get you back to being yourself again fast without medicatons.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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