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Sara G. Gilman, LMFT

Address: 721 N. Vulcan Ave. Ste. 107-108
   Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 942-8663
Specialties: Performance Enhancement, Business Success Consulting, Forensic Testimony, Grief & Loss, Hypnosis, Trauma and PTSD, Life Coaching, Depression, Relationship Issues
Serving: Adults, Individuals, Couples, Business Owners and Teams
Insurance: Fee for service. Insurance billing available.
License: #MFC 21586

Helping you where you need it most - Coaching, Counseling & Consulting

COACHING - for your business/professional or personal life. Hiring a coach can be vital to getting through your blocks & reaching your goals. Coaching focuses on the present & future, using streamlined, proven approaches to change. You can easily clear the pathway, learn new tools and improve your peak performance as you remain consistent over time! I have worked with hundreds of performers, athletes, students & business professionals.

COUNSELING - Past events can impact you in negative or unhealthy ways. Feeling stuck, depressed or anxious can diminish the quality of your life. I have extensive training in helping you to heal and move beyond the past. Through efficient and proven methods of psychotherapy, you can heal and grow from the inside out. 

CONSULTING - Hiring a consultant to look over a system or business issue and how it relates to operations & relationships can encourage healthy growth & prevent potential pitfalls. I have served on board or directors & consulted with executives and teams. I assess situations rapidly and outline steps for positive outcomes. In business, 80% of the problems stem from 20% of the company. Discovering the 20% is vital to rapid recovery and building strong teams for stable & lasting growth. Executives look to consultants to help them move to the next level of success.

Trauma & Addiction Recover Groups -  Have you experienced repeated relapses? Does it seem like living clean and sober should be more fun & less work?  Look on my web site to discover a wonderful recovery opportunity. This unique group program is called, "Journey To Wholeness, On The Road Less Traveled."  

It is my purpose to help ease suffering and to empower and enlighten those I work with. 

In order to grow and change I believe people must discover the resources within themselves and move through their roadblocks. This can be achieved in a caring, efficient, fun and challenging counseling/consulting relationship.

My experience and passion for efficient and powerful healing tools lead me to become a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant for other EMDR therapists.   In 2006, I was elected to a 4-year term on the Board of Directors of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). In 2010, I  served as the President of the Board. This is my way of paying it forward for all that EMDR has done for me, and the many people I have worked with over the years.  

I have been fortunate to be involved in EMDR research. My colleague, Susan Brown, LCSW, AC (also found on and I brought EMDR treatment into a Drug Court setting. We have presented our findings through presentations;

  • 2008 – Years Best Seminars – "The Latest Research in Trauma & Substance Abuse; Utilizing EMDR in a Drug Court."
  • 2008 – National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference – "From Research to Practice; Treating PTSD in Drug Court."
  • 2008 – EMDR International Association Conference – "EMDR – A novel approach to treating PTSD & Substance abuse when they occur together."
  • 2009 – EMDR International Association Conference –"Using EMDR in the treatment of Co-occurring disorders."
  • 2011 - Orange County Center for Excellence, Veterans Mental Health Conference - "EMDR in the treatment of Trauma & Substance Abuse." 

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I can help to Enhance an individual or business' growth and Educate through effective skills training. I focus on Empowering each person to achieve their goals and experience passion in life, which will Enlighten them and produce long lasting change! I look forward to beginning this process with you! Please call for an appointment today: (760) 942-8663

For a $20 discount off the first session, please mention that you found my name on

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