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Marriage Counseling

Focused Therapy


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 37853)
Certified Emotionally Focused Supervisor & Trainer
Co-Founder, San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy • www.emotionallyfocusedtherapy.us

(858) 452-8467 • E-mail me here

I envision therapy as a pathway to self-discovery. My goal as a therapist is to creatively employ a magical blend of insight and motivation, whereby the therapist and client work together to inspire positive changes. I believe that my approach recognizes each client's uniqueness, and I am acutely aware that no two problems are quite the same. I invite clients to examine their thinking patterns, in order to gain a clearer understanding of what is holding them back from the life they desire. It is my sincere wish to help people acquire problem-solving skills in therapy, that will help them in overcoming life's challenges.

•  INDIVIDUAL SELF-ESTEEM BUILDING: Develop a kind attitude toward yourself and learn to accept imperfection.

•  RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT: Discover and appreciate the differences that exist between individuals, family members, and peers, at home and at the workplace.

•  COUPLES AND THE JOY OF INTIMACY: Find a greater depth of intimacy through effective communication skill-building, emotionally focused and experiential approaches. Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.eft.ca) provides couples with the necessary tools to rebuild trust and replenish loving feelings in their relationship. The approach allows couples to experience their relationship as a "safe haven," so that they can heal old wounds and form healthier communication patterns. Also trained in the John M. Gottman Institute's Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy.

Lisa A. Ruderman, M.A., San Diego Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of specialty include:

•  Pre-Marital and Marital
•  Children, Adolescents and 
   Family therapy
•  Depression and Anxiety
•  Eating Disorders
•  Grief and Loss Issues
•  Emotionally Focused Therapy
•  Mind/Body Therapy


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