Meet the Team

Estes Therapy Counseling Team

Get to know the team of therapists that are here to help

At Estes Therapy, you have a choice on who you'd like to see - we have both licensed (MFT) and unlicensed (MFT interns) therapists. You get the option of picking the therapist that best fits your needs.

Rina Podolsky Marriage and Family Therapist Intern - San Diego Couples Counseling

Rina Podolsky

IMF #94077   |   $120 per 50-minute Session
Available Monday - Thursday. Day and Evenings.

Are you ready to get off the “he said/she said” cycle and remember why you like your partner? Maybe you’re simply tired of feeling tired and know that something needs to change, but you’re not sure what. You don’t have to figure it out alone. My name is Rina Podolsky and I work as a multicultural and bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. From affairs to mid-life issues, I help couples and individuals sift through what is weighing them down so they can feel, think, and make decisions with clarity and confidence. When it comes to relationships, think of me as calling in reinforcements: I am here to help you untangle, rebuild, and reconnect. Life and relationships may be challenging, but they shouldn’t be this hard all the time. I earned my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University after realizing how naturally supporting roles come to me.

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Dawn Rosenblad

Dawn Rosenblad

IMF #95569   |   $120 per 50-minute session
Available Monday - Saturday. Day and Evenings.

Whether you are interested in pursuing individual, couple, or family therapy as a means to address your relational or behavioral health concerns, or are simply seeking personal insight and improvement, congratulations on taking the first step! As a retired Marine and now MFT intern, I am well-versed in helping individuals meet their goals.
As your therapist, it is extremely important to me that I create a safe and non-judgmental space for you and your loved ones.  I will also work tirelessly to explore and understand your unique, individual experiences.  Through our collaborative efforts, I am confident that we will foster the skills and insight required to negotiate your specific challenges.  My therapeutic approach will be tailored to your needs and informed by the most current and relevant research available.  If you are seeking concrete skills, hope, humor, and a secure connection, let’s take that next step together.

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Deborah Mori Counseling

Deborah Mori

MFT #94438   |   $150
Available Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays

Although it can be daunting to see a therapist for the first time, you are here for a reason and it’s time to find some healing in a safe and accepting environment. Many times people often develop destructive patterns to try to ease suffering and can end up getting stuck without knowing where to turn or how to safely let others see their struggles and pain. This is where Deborah Mori, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, can help you discover your strengths and explore what is getting in your way from the life you want.

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Echo Gaffney Marriage Therapist

Echo Gaffney

MFT #80162   |   $150 per 50-minute session
Available Mondays and Thursdays

Let’s face it, at times, it’s hard to be human.  We all go through difficult times in our life.  Therapy offers a safe place, away from the entanglements of your daily life, where you can process, regroup, and reconnect with a happier self. 
Need help making it through a difficult time?  My name is Echo Gaffney and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 8 years experience working with adults, children, couples, and families.  My specialties are working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and substance abuse.  I have worked with students at the University of San Diego, Veterans in recovery at the Veterans Village of San Diego, adults in crisis at Turning Point Crisis Center, and individuals, couples and families in several private practice settings.

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Male Therapist San Diego Young

Young Ju

MFT #88568   |   $150 per 50-minute session
Available Fridays. Day and Evening.

Through the use of a culturally and trauma-informed approach, I help identify and interrupt patterns of behavior and thought that can be harmful to individuals and their relationships. I provide therapy for individuals impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management issues, family conflict, and relationship difficulties.

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Mission Valley Counseling Help

Jennine Estes

MFT #47653   |   $175 per 50-minute Session
Available Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm

Think of me as your relationship consultant, I’m your neutral third party that can help you untangle the emotions and help you figure out what’s really going on.

It can be frustrating when the relationship is going in circles and nothing seems to get it on track. I see so many couples that continue trying to fix the problems, but they keep ending up at a dead end. It can be very frustrating and exhausting. I help couples navigate through all the complicated areas of love relationships: financial, sexual, verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal dynamics, and more. If you are looping over and over within the same arguments, if you feel disillusioned and frustrated… it doesn’t have to be this way! There is hope. In the counseling, we will get you the tools to work together, stop fighting and start enjoying your relationship.

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