Individual and Couples Therapy that helps people fix broken relationships and find happiness.

In-person availability this week in San Diego. Schedule your free 10-minute matching appointment with our trained Care Coordinator and take the guesswork out of choosing your new therapist.

Hi! We're the Estes Therapy Team. Our Relationship Therapists specialize in supporting you (and your partner) during the hardest times in your life.

Addressing and correcting relationship issues or individual help takes guts. It’s perfectly normal to be hesitant about the idea of seeking experienced help, but don’t let that hold you back. As your therapist, our job is to make you feel comfortable and build trust! Together we’ll set goals that will allow us to efficiently navigate issues that hurt, cause anxiety, and hold you back, so you can conquer them and move on. 

There are many related reasons why both or individuals seek out specialized professional help. In the end, it takes hard work every single day. We understand the challenges you face today as you try to live and develop a better life. Looking for a local marriage therapist can be one of the best things for your relationship – and also for yourself! If you are looking for understanding, knowledge, and compassion we invite you to find out more about our team!

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Start solo or start together

We work with many couples of all marital statuses, genders, and sexualities, as well as monogamous or consensually non-monogamous locally. Our professional help is not just beneficial for married individuals, it can also benefit any couple or co-parents to better your mental health. There are many signs when it’s time to start looking for help so don’t ignore them.

Whether you’re working on yourself or working with your partner, it all starts with a free 10-minute matching call with our Care Coordinator.

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Therapy and Counseling for Individuals to help you Heal Yourself

Do you feel like you just can't make it work?

Get the tools you need to feel better and take control of your own life. If you’re feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, healing from trauma, or just need to break out of that rut, our individual counseling and therapy can help you make that change you need. Our San Diego and Oceanside therapists can help you increase your feelings of self-worth, move beyond your trauma, and build more positive relationships – so you can be happy.
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Therapy and Counseling for Couples to help you Heal Your Relationship

Do you feel like you just can't make it work?

Get the tools you need to feel better and take control of your own life. If you’re feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, stressed, healing from trauma, or just need to break out of that rut, our individual counseling and therapy can help you make that change you need. Our San Diego and Oceanside therapists can help you increase your feelings of self-worth, move beyond your trauma, and build more positive relationships – so you can be happy.

Schedule a free 10-minute matching appointment with our Care Coordinator today and start your journey to healing.

Your conversation with our trained matching expert will make sure there is a perfect fit for your therapist and you (and your partner). Click or call to get started

Meet our San Diego Relationship Therapists​

Think of us as your consultants. We are the neutral third party that can help you untangle the emotions and figure out what’s really going on.
We want everyone including children who walks in our door to get the tools they need. For both individuals and couples, our psychotherapy sessions are relaxed, collaborative, and effective. We want to hear your story. Each member of the team is dedicated to making sure you’re in a comfortable space in order to feel safe and supported when you tell your story. Get help with a member of the Estes team who is compassionate and down-to-earth, offering both empathy and lasting results. We’re not here to put a band-aid on any different issues. We’re here to get to the root of the issue in order to facilitate lasting change and success in your goals.

Meet our Founder, Jennine Estes Powell

It’s been nearly 20 years since I first became interested in studying psychotherapy. I began practicing the scientific approaches to psychotherapy in 1997 and I was hooked from then on.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family psychotherapy in 2004 and I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist MFT (LMFT#47653) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

I focus my practice upon the empirically-based and proven research methods of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I’ve seen these techniques consistently get results and I truly believe they are the most effective at creating positive, long-term change.

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Here's what people are saying about us

Even though we don’t EVER ask for testimonials from clients, we love hearing positive feedback about the impact our therapists have made on clients from publicly posted reviews.*
5/5
“Estes Therapy provides such a friendly and nurturing environment. Dana S helped us discover the underlying issues that get in the way of positive communication and offered healthier ways to communicate. She is very compassionate and encouraging, and truly cares about your needs and goals. Highly recommend Dana S and anyone else at Estes Therapy!”

A.S.

5/5

“I wanted to leave a review for my therapist Sarah. I’ve been going to therapy for many years and have had good experiences but my sessions with her have by far been the most impactful. Working with [Sarah] has made me feel equipped to tackle life’s most challenging circumstances, and I cannot express my gratitude enough. Do yourself a favor and get in to see her. It’s well worth it.”

N.G.

5/5
“Estes Therapy literally saved my life. If you are looking for patient, passionate, knowledgeable, friendly, intelligent, warm, genuine therapists, come here. It is more than a job for them and you feel that when working with them. I can’t recommend therapy enough and I can’t recommend specifically Estes Therapy enough. Thank you!”

S.C.

5/5
“I worked with Lauryn Plush for a little over two years, and I can say that she is without a doubt one of the most caring and empathetic people I have ever met. Being lucky enough to work with Lauryn showed me that she is truly a one of a kind listener, and I would not refer any of my friends or family to anyone but Lauryn for couples and single counseling.”

C.S.

5/5
“Therapy is hard! But so worth it. Sarah has challenged me, laughed with me, and guided me as I’ve grown and healed. We’ve taken our time being comfortable before diving deeper and deeper.”

A.K.

5/5
“Estes Therapy is fantastic, they are very caring, understanding, and professional. I can’t recommend them enough. Sarah O’Leary has been a great help and resource for me, thank you.”

D.G.

*We cannot confirm or deny if any of these testimonials are from clients, colleagues, or strangers who we’ve never been in contact with but left a review. We are just trying to give you the most information in one place about the Estes Team, which includes links to publicly stated reviews.

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