Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma

Individual and Family Therapy

Now with 2 locations to serve you in San Diego county; Banker’s Hill and Escondido

Sometimes life throws us a curve-ball that we just didn't expect. Whatever the curve-ball is, either large or small, it is common to cause anxiety, even if it is something exciting. If your curve-ball is something that isn't so exciting, maybe you feel traumatized. This can happen for any situation that causes disruption to your daily routine, your thinking and ultimately your ability to function at your full potential. Whatever your anxiety or trauma is about, we can help! We are a team of therapists that work extensively with anxiety provoking issues. These could be about relationships, life events, or any negative experience that is holding you back. If you are struggling with moving past a traumatic incident, or finding it difficult to overcome anxiety of any sort, please contact us. We will have one of our experienced therapists contact you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Michelle Slater, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
619-272-6858 x701

Serving our Banker’s Hill location

None of what you are feeling is imagined. You cannot and should not “just snap out of it.”

Though it may be unspeakable pain that brings you to therapy, this discomfort is your gift, and there is something transformative that happens inside what I call “the safe four walls” of my office.  Here you will find that you do not have to go through this alone, that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved.  You would be amazed at how minute a shift is required for you to completely change the trajectory of your life! I will believe all of this for you until it becomes possible for you to believe too. 

I have a bottomless toolbox to share with you, and will meet you without judgment and with an open heart, right where you are. 

Michelle Specializes in:

  • Substance abuse and self-medicating (gambling, “adrenaline”, drugs, alcohol, food, sex and love, pornography, digital devices, shopping, )

  • Self Esteem

  • Couple’s Counseling

  • Couple’s Counseling for One

  • Blending Families

  • Bicultural relationships

  • Grief and Loss, Including Abandonment, Separation and Divorce, Loss of Child Custody

  • High conflict separation, Divorce and Co-parenting

  • Recovery from Relationship(s) with a Narcissist

  • Recovery from Abuse and Bullying

  • Transitions, Retirement, Moving, Loss of Independence.

  • Intergenerational Conflicts and Transitions

  • Trauma and Anxiety

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

  • EMDR

  • Gender Bias

  • Depression and/or Anxiety

  • Alienation/Loneliness/Isolation

  • Personal Development

Education and Affiliations:

B.S. in French from San Diego State University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University
Member in good standing with the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, (CAMFT)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, MFC#111362