Dr. Baya Mebarek

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage Counseling, Family therapy, and Child Therapy. (CA LIC: MFC-48379)

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As a qualified couple and family therapist, I am committed to helping you develop the personal and relational skills and strategies needed in order to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships. I truly believe in the power of hope and will guide you in the process of healing and healthy living, focusing on the hope that happens as we embrace challenges and adversities. With hope, and new skills you can face the storms of life with confidence! Hope renews your strength to repair broken relationships, to face anxiety, depression, grief and anything else! My concern is for your wellbeing and I look forward to the progression you will make towards positive life changes and a hopeful future.

Through my 20 years of counseling experience and my own life experiences, you will find it, as client, easy to connect and build trust with me. Likewise, I have had the opportunity to work in different countries and with a wide range of people. From this experience, you will benefit from a grounded and broadened perspective for individuals (adults and children), couples and families. For your convenience, I am both fluent in English and French and can also speak conversational level Spanish.

I hold a Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, with an emphasis in treating anxiety and depression. I am a certified positive discipline parenting educator, a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor, trained in grief therapy, and certified in psychology of the web. Prior to entering the field of psychology, I was a licensed pharmacist and have extensive knowledge and understanding of medications and their various effects.

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    Additionally, I taught as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant International University (AIU) in both the Masters and the Doctoral Marriage and Family Therapy programs. I taught courses on couples’ therapy, family system theories, chemical dependency and the family, biological aspects of behavior and psychopharmacology. I stay up to date on the latest research findings regarding the effectiveness of mental health treatments and strategies.

    My personal Doctoral research focused on the effects of chronic illness on couples’ relationships and the family dynamics. I worked on formulating positive methods for protecting the family and promoting a healthy approach to handling such illness in the family setting.

    As a speaker I have the opportunity to interact with large crowds in both public and academic settings. This keeps me in touch with the needs of the community and up to date on new data findings concerning mental health treatments.

    Have your personal efforts to change your problem or relational difficulty failed?

    Are you looking for a real key to personal growth? Are you ready to develop the skills you need to resolve conflicts with fairness and effectiveness? I can help you develop effective strategies and coping skills to manage and overcome deep personal, and difficult relational problems—problems that have persisted despite your efforts to solve them. I look forward to hearing from you.

    I know the COVID-19 virus and protection recommendations are concerning and somewhat challenging to our daily life. Therefore, for your convenience virtual/online therapy is also available. For online session call or text us at (858)337-9884, or use our contact form today.

    Online counseling, online individual and Couples therapy, or Web-counseling generally refers to the use of communications and information technologies for the provision of clinical services. Online Therapy, Web counseling, or online-psychotherapy also involves therapy that takes place via the internet, through video sessions.

    You have the option of participating in therapy via the internet through secured video sessions. An internet connection, a secured account (sent by us), webcam, and computer microphone are necessary to participate in this service.

    There are potential benefits to online therapy:

    • Increased access to providers
    • Faster and more convenient treatment
    • Better continuity of care
    • Reduction of lost work time and travel costs
    • Ability to do couples and family therapy when some family members can’t be physically present in the office
    • Saves travel and waiting time
    • Helps to preserve your privacy by not exposing clients to others in and around the practitioner’s office
    • Delivers services to those in rural or underserved areas, or the handicapped/disabled without the usual logistical problems

    Please contact me to determine if online therapy would fit your needs and to find out additional information about how the treatment is conducted.

    We will then schedule our initial session I will e-mail you an “Informed Consent” form which outlines the risk and benefits of online counseling as well as other important legal information.

    We provide online counseling, online therapy, virtual therapy, virtual counseling, telemedicine, anxiety online counseling, anxiety telemedicine, telemedicine, online couples therapy, online marriage counseling, virtual marriage counseling, virtual couples counseling, virtual family therapy, & online family therapy for you. For online session call or text us at (858)337-9884, or use our contact form today.