Amanda Esquivel

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88617


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Mental Health Awareness month

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 2:20 PM


May is Mental Health Awareness month. Reducing stigma and raising awareness for mental health conditions is the only way to make it easier for people to get help and communicate their struggles. Visit the NAMI San Diego website to join the movement #curestigma

Suicide Prevention Week

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 2:45 PM


National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16, 2017. #BeThe1To Know the signs. Find the Words, Reach out.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. And the second leading cause of death in adolescents.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by suicide please feel free to contact me. I am hear to listen, encourage, and support you.

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Posted on August 21, 2017 at 6:20 PM


According to American Psychological Association's 2012 Stress in America survey, stress keeps more than 40% of adults lying awake at night.

Learning to manage stress is a crucial life skill to develop. If you or someone you know needs help with this, please contact me and I would be glad to assist.

Showing Love In A Way That Counts

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 4:25 PM


Showing love to those we care for is important.

Find ways to learn others love language so you can have a bigger impact in ways that make them really feel special.

What is your love language?

This is what it's all about...

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM


Posted on June 7, 2017 at 2:45 PM

As a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist I know we all experience some level of trauma over time.

Trauma can be defined as an event that falls outside the range of usual human experience that causes distress. Trauma can be grouped into two types:

1. Big T- is an event is one that most people would consider traumatic, such as a natural disaster or unexpected loss of a loved one.

2. Little T- is an event is one experienced as traumatic at a personal level...

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This may be you...

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Did you know...

75% of all mental illness start by the age of 24.

The average amount of time young people wait before getting help is 6-8 years yet.

70-90% individuals report improved quality of life after receiving support or treatment.

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Changes to notice...

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following:

Excessive worrying or fear

Feeling excessively sad or low

Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning

Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria

Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger

Avoiding friends and social activities

Difficulties understanding or rel...

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