Dana Terrell, LCSW
Address: North Park in Central San Diego with quick, convenient freeway access
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 283-5665
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety and Fears, Addictions and Substance Abuse (for those in recovery programs), Loss and Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Panic Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders (Anger, etc.), Self-esteem Issues, Assertiveness, Attachment Issues, Brain Spotting Protocol, Integrated EMDR Protocol for Headaches
Serving: Young Children under 6, Children, Adolescents, Individual Adults
Insurance: Private Pay, most PPO insurances reimburse a portion of my fee
Enhancing Spirit, Strengths and Succcess in North Park
Are you finding it hard to keep self-esteem up as you think discouraging thoughts, like: "I'm not good enough," "I can't succeed" or "I can't handle it"?In life some suffering will be unavoidable. So it is good to reach out for understanding, support and competent help to heal as soon as possible. I firmly believe that since the development of EMDR, long-term emotional suffering is unnecessary. Remaining "stuck" is unnecessary. The mind can heal quickly, just like the body.
Feeling stuck in disturbing feelings like anxiety or nervousness? Anger or depression? Guilt or shame? Worry, fear or even panic?
Do you do things "too much or too little" so that it is blocking your ability to love, work, play and enjoy life? Does it seem confusing that you have these problems even though there is much good in your life?
From my 15 years of experience with EMDR (I am Certified and an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, guiding other EMDR thrapists to Certification) I love seeing how EMDR can clear out disturbing emotions, limiting beliefs and behaviors and traumas large and small. Once that happens, people spontaneously access their true personalities. Their strengths, talents and success-abilities are enhanced. To me, this makes it a great privilege to "walk alongside" my clients as they heal.
Please read spontaneous comments offered by my clients (and printed with permission) about their healing:
"I have progressed more in 3 months of EMDR treatment with you than I have in 20 years of previous therapy." K.B., 44 yr. old male survivor of abuse in childhood
"This is the most insight, tangible work and support I've ever received from a therapist. I get an A+ for my efforts. I threw myself into it, and I can see progress within myself." T.V., 52 year old male survivor of childhood neglect, sibling abuse and stranger molestation
For nearly 30 years I've been using family systems therapy (the Bowen theory) to help individuals and people in relationships of all kinds. I find this a sound way to help you see choices for making your side of the relationship more mature and balanced than it may have been previously. Clients gain understanding and acceptance of the strengths and limitations of themselves, the other, and each unique relationship. The paradox is that they then discover their relationships gradually becoming more satisfying.
One basic principle of Bowen theory is that we all have certain chronic anxieties that make it hard for us to be emotionally mature while under stress. A key goal is to reduce these anxieties. I find EMDR is an outstanding way to accomplish that aim.
Please seize this opportunity now to improve your future. I look forward to empowering your best self, with all the awesome qualities and talents that may be forgotten within you, but are not lost.
I will welcome a call from you, and am very interested to know what concerns you have. Please tell me how you would like your life to be different in the future. That list of goals will guide our work together. Once they are achieved, our work will be complete.
Please call me at (619) 283-5665 and mention you found me on the San Diego Trauma Therapy website to receive a $20 discount* off your first session.
*The discount applies to the private payment option. Because of contracts with insurance companies, discounts cannot be applied for clients utilizing insurance.
Please see my new web page on our new website: ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com
San Diego Counselor, San Diego Therapist, EMDR Therapist, Panic, Anxiety, Fears, Bowen Family Systems Theory