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Susan Heemstra, MA, LMFT

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I understand where couples get stuck and can help them make better sense of their relationship. I work with couples who feel lonely and frustrated and crave a safe haven where they can talk about their worries, fears and concerns without fear of judgment, disappointment or shame.

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Kathryn Krane, MA LMFT

Do you feel like you and your partner are stuck in a place where you are misunderstood, out of synch, and angry- no matter how hard and how sincerely you try to connect? I have a passion for helping couples learn new ways to listen and to respond to one another so that they finally feel heard and able to have their needs met. From here, you may create a rejuvenated, joyful relationship- the safe harbor that you have always sought but not known that you could have with each other.

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Shayda Ewalt, MA, LMFT

Hi, my name is Shayda Ewalt and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have experience working with adults, teens, and children who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relational problems.

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Lauren Mason, MA, AMFT

At times we might find ourselves feeling stuck and even crippled by past events. As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I use evidence-based therapies to help you through those emotional roadblocks that keep you and your loved ones stuck. I am trained in Attachment Theory, Gottman for Couples, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused therapies, all of which are well-grounded in a family systems approach. Your path to healing will be tailored to your specific needs.

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Shoma Rao, MA, AMFT

I offer culturally aware care and specialize in couples, adult individuals and addictions. I want my clients to feel empowered, motivated and respected in the therapeutic process and strive to make it a collaborative effort. We are often struggling in the narrative that asking for help is wrong and now is the time to break that cycle. As a therapist I can be an objective and non-judgmental witness to your struggles and offer insights to help you break through to your most successful life.

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2305 Historic Decatur Road, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92106

info@theheartofthemattercounseling.com
(619) 780-7100

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