You Are Not In It Alone!
At Estes Therapy in Mission Valley, we offer a range of therapy options tailored to your specific needs. If you are looking to dive into therapy on a personal level, individual therapy will guide you in your journey towards self reflection and improvement.
Couples benefit from therapy whether you are facing conflict within your relationship or are just seeking tips and tricks for strengthening your bond. Whatever your relationship dynamic, we're here for you. Estes Therapy is proud to be an LGBTQ practice and are thrilled to provide you guidance to a place of love and acceptance.
By diving deep and rebuilding your foundation you’ll be making lasting change. This is hard work! It’s normal to feel anxious, scared, or hesitant about taking this step. But being here on this page is already the first step! You did it!
If you have any questions about the therapy process or our team, give us a call - 619-558-0001. Our administrative assistant can answer any questions and walk you through the process. To widen our reach, we offer virtual therapy with any of our talented therapists. As long as you are in the state of California, we can work with you! For in person sessions, we’re conveniently located in Mission Valley.
Heal, Grow, and Feel Fulfilled
Gain insight and understanding into yourself, and learn the tools to help you reach your goals
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. In our Mission Valley office we work with anxiety, severe stress, healing from abuse, trauma, body image, self-esteem, addiction, codependency, and more.
We want you to leave your therapy experience feeling in tune with yourself, fulfilled, and confident in being able to cultivate the life you want to live. You’ll be given tools and taught skills to help you navigate life’s challenges, as well as heal from old wounds.
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Not seeing eye-to-eye? Get on the same page with couples therapy
Marriage is a partnership. A team. You agree to work with your partner through the good times and the bad. You work to share this life together, in its ups and downs. This can be a lot more work than it sounds. Especially if you and your partner need to relearn how to communicate to feel heard and understood.
Through couples counseling you will reconnect, strengthen your bond, and gain the tools to navigate tough conversations. You will be able to identify your negative patterns and learn better conflict resolution. You’ll team up to overcome what is causing distance in your relationship.
Your therapist is a compassionate and empathetic neutral third party. We’re trained to hear the underlying meaning in these tough conversations. Like the reaches for connection that get covered by defensiveness or blame. You will learn how to bring your partner closer to you and build stronger, secure relationship bonds.
Learn skills and get the tools to have the strongest start to your marriage
Counseling isn’t always about fixing problems, it’s also about developing tools to help mitigate issues in the future. Nobody tells you how to “be married.” Learning to share your life with someone is complicated.
We often hear that love is enough to keep two people together. Love is a beautiful thing, but marriage is about much more than love. It’s about learning to work and live together, finding common ground, and practicing compromise. It is about encouraging one another, sharing dreams, and learning to deal with life’s stressors as a unit.
With premarital counseling you will learn how to identify when something is putting distance in your relationship. As well as how to come together to team up against it. Premarital counseling can help you plan a future together that is in the image of your desires, dreams, and goals.
Get help with the grief, decision making, and confusion that comes with divorce.
There are many paths that lead a couple to divorce. No matter the reason, divorce is a complicated thing for families to go through. Whether you are a couple of two, or you have a large family with children, divorce can leave lasting scars for everyone.
In order to provide some closure for partners, we offer counseling to work through those issues so that there are no unanswered questions. Not knowing what happened can devastate a person. Working through the separation amicably makes the most impact and allows people to move on after a divorce.
We pride ourselves on being a LGBTQ practice, run by a lesbian owner!
The journey toward becoming your true self starts with being honest with yourself about who you are. Of course, this is easier said than done for a lot of people.
We can help you develop a strong support system to ensure that you get to live the life you want. We will give you the tools to navigate religious, cultural, ethnic, and social barriers to you being your authentic self.
There’s no denying that it can be difficult for gay and lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered couples to find their place in the world. With issues such as family isolation, religious rejections, and social attacks, it can be scary for a couple to pronounce their love to the world.
We want to work to make that a joyous time in your life, instead of a scary one. After all, you deserve to be loved, accepted, and happy.
Meet Our Mission Valley Therapists
We work with individuals, couples and families of all ages and orientations. We have a diverse team of therapists who provide both individual and relationship counseling. Our therapists specialize in everything from individual and couples counseling to divorce and LGBTQ+ populations. There is truly a fit for everyone at our office.
We are conveniently located in Mission Valley - just a freeway exit away from many neighborhoods. Even more convenient, each of our therapists offer virtual therapy! Virtual therapy cuts out commute time and allows for therapy in the comfort of your own home.
Mission Valley Location
At Estes Therapy, Mission Valley, we are here for you to feel heard and experience the happiness that you deserve. Whether you are on your individual journey, repairing family dynamics, looking to rekindle connection, or working through an affair - we’re here for you. We have a fantastic team of compassionate and insightful therapists whose goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe. Our therapists work with you to help get you out of your unhelpful patterns. We strive to ensure that you leave therapy feeling in tune with yourself and confident to face any of life’s obstacles.
Through our various couples counseling options, we help address issues and strengthen your relationship. Our professionals can help you and your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other with effective couples therapy. Through individual therapy, we will help you heal old wounds and feel empowered in your authentic, full self. Whether you are looking for premarital counseling, couples therapy, or individual therapy, we're here to help you create lasting change.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Meet Our Founder, Jennine
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.
Browse some of our recent testimonials to see what our clients think.
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!
Intentional, practiced, warm, devoted, and caring are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Dana Pasculescu at Estes Therapy. Dana works to meet every single person where they are at every single time she meets them.