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Meet The Team

Amanda Torre

 

Owner

Amanda Torre

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT 88617

I have experience working mostly with teenagers and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. I have been practicing for 10 years treating a variety of areas such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, communication, anger/stress management, trauma, and self identify/self esteem. I previously have worked with The Preuss School UC San Diego, San Diego Youth Services, and Catholic Charities. I have received training in Trauma Focused- CBT,   motivational interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. My approach to working with clients is person centered. I want to make sure you feel comfortable and safe to open up.

See more here:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amanda-torre-san-diego-ca/486954

or 

https://headway.co/providers/amanda-torre 

Melissa Scott

 

Mental Health Clinician

Melissa Scott

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT 134186

I am so happy you are here! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 5 years experience working with children and families using an attachment based lens to help their emotional, behavioral and trauma based symptoms/ experiences. I love empowering children and families with the tools needed to help them feel valued and seen. I am also very passionate about women's based issues, especially around pregnancy/ infant loss/ infertility. I use an attachment based lens and also utilize play therapy, CBT, MI, art therapy and Solution Focused. I want all my clients to feel seen, heard and empowered to live the lives they have always wanted and know someone is there to help them see their worth and value in this world.

See more here:

https://headway.co/providers/melissa-scott 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 134186

Hello there!

My name is Vivian (she/her) and I have experience working with youth (0-18) and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. I have been working as a therapist for the past 4 years and have experience providing care for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family and couple conflict, and educational, learning and developmental disabilities. I am a neurodiversity affirming therapist who also works with LGBTQ+ towards empowering individuals to find their unique, individual, and collective strengths, to acknowledge the roots of

their suffering and the systems that underlie it, and to access opportunities to experience joy, self love, liberation, and connection. The modalities I tend to use most often are Solution

Focused and Narrative Therapy. I am not the “expert” in the room. You are the expert of your own story. I firmly believe that people are the not the problem, the problem is the problem. I will help you separate yourself from the problems that are not suiting you and empower you to live the life you want to live. Vivian’s Style is affirming, humorous, and holistic.

 

Mental Health Clinician:

Vivian Pate

Vivian Pate

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 143899

The bulk of my experience includes working with adolescents (12-17yrs) within the context of outpatient recovery. This includes individual, group, and family settings.

 

With my background in adolescent and family therapy, coupled with the Experiential Family Therapy model, our family sessions will involve interactive and engaging activities aimed at fostering deeper connections and understanding within the family unit. You can expect a collaborative environment where each family member has the opportunity to express themselves authentically and explore underlying emotions and dynamics. Together, we will work towards building stronger relationships, improving communication, and developing effective coping strategies to navigate challenges as a family.

 

For individuals seeking therapy to address depression, anxiety, stress, emotional management, addiction, and relational conflict, I offer tailored sessions designed to meet your specific needs and goals. With experience in these areas, I provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your challenges and work towards healing and growth. Through evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy, we will collaboratively develop strategies to manage symptoms, build resilience, and improve overall well-being. Together, we will navigate through difficult emotions, identify patterns of thinking and behavior, and cultivate healthier coping mechanisms to support your journey towards a more fulfilling life.

 

Mental Health Clinician:

Diego Lara

Diego Lara
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