Individual Counseling

Be heard, be happy, feel safe.

Are you feeling lonely or depressed? Do you feel like you sabotage your own efforts? Are you finding yourself in troubled relationships over and over? Don’t give up hope!

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What to expect from Individual Counseling at Estes Therapy

Our methods of individual therapy are pretty simple. We’ll focus on the issues that are preventing you from making positive changes, working to help you strengthen your attachments to your loved ones, to heal from past hurts or traumas that are blocking your progress, and to improve your overall self-esteem. 

Whether it’s in your relationships, your work, or your personal happiness, together we can make changes that will improve your quality of life. Our individual therapists want you to walk away with your toolbox filled. You’ll get practical and emotional tools to increase your confidence, decrease your anxiety, and begin enjoying yourself again.

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Problems commonly addressed in Individual Counseling San Diego

At Estes Therapy, we cover a variety of issues and problems in individual counseling sessions.

Some of the more common issues are low self-esteem, anxiety, communication issues, severe stress (post traumatic or not), body image issues, life transitions, low mood or motivation, and even loneliness. All of these issues will continue to hold you back from truly living your best life if not treated properly, or not treated at all. Some problems are short-term situations that can be easily addressed in a few therapy sessions, while other difficulties run deeper with more lasting effects (childhood wounds, trauma, phobias, etc…) and may require more attention. Together, you and your therapist will work as a team to explore the issues in your life that are preventing you from enjoying satisfying relationships and blocking your personal growth, and collaboratively create a plan for your treatment.

  • Anxiety
  • Struggles with Substance Use
  • Body Image
  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Severe Stress
  • Trauma and Childhood Wounds
  • Low Mood/Motivation
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQIA Issues
  • Divorce and Breakup Counseling
  • And More…

Anxiety Counseling

When feelings of dread or constant worry occupy your days, it can be hard to go about your normal life. Your anxiety might even get so bad that you feel nervous without any specific stressor – Being nervous just becomes your “normal” state. Anxiety can lead to physical symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, sweating, nausea, or trouble breathing. In some cases, it might even escalate to a panic attack. Do these symptoms sound familiar? Seeking anxiety counseling in our San Diego office, or through Telehealth with one of our many experienced therapists, can be a part of the solution.

Our counselors are here to support you in decreasing your anxiety, work with you to develop coping techniques, and offer strategies for dealing with fight or flight moments. Then, we work to get to the root of the issue for lasting change. We do all of this with no judgement, lots of compassion, and easy to understand tips and tools so that you can start to feel better at home.

Stop living with constant anxiety. Give us a call today and see if we can help!

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Divorce & Break-Up Counseling

Whether you end a dating relationship, engagement, or marriage — the loss of a relationship is hard. If you are feeling lost, alone, or having a tough time dealing with all of the change that is taking place at once, it might be overwhelming. You are not alone. Break up counseling helps you work through and move past the painful emotions that come along with the end of a relationship, and find happiness and peace in your life again.

Coming to terms with the end of the relationship, saying good-bye, handling the financial blows, or sorting out the emotions after the nasty divorce or breakup doesn’t have to keep you in the dark place. There is hope and you can find yourself again! Going to counseling for a break up helps you grieve your loss and get back on your own two feet and work through the emotions of helplessness, confusion, and even betrayal. We are here to help you find happiness in your new life.

Don’t go through the pain of a break up alone. Give us a call or send us a text to find the therapist that is the right fit for you!

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Codependency Counseling

Do you get exhausted trying to deal with other people’s issues all the time? Do you feel like you get taken advantage of by certain people in your life? Or it feels as if you always absorb others’ feelings? If you recognize any of these habits you may have an issue with codependency.

Codependency is when you are dependent on others for your own mental well-being. This goes beyond seeking support. With codependency, the line between where you end and others begin is blurred. Those who are codependent often put their own needs, ideas, and opinions aside to focus on those of others in hopes of strengthening their relationship. In reality, this does more harm than good.

Changing these deeply ingrained thoughts, behaviors, and feelings is not easy. Therapy is a safe place full of support to aid you on your codependency recovery journey. A therapist will hold you accountable to your goals, provide you tools to aid you in these goals, and help you learn skills to use now and in the future. You are worth it!

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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 appointment with our Care Coordinator.

All the ways we can help

Here you can browse the different ways we help couples and individuals. We provide in-person/face-to-face counseling sessions and virtual/telehealth sessions.

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Schedule a free 10-minute matching appointment 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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Have a question about fees or insurance?

It is common to have questions before you start therapy. Get all of your questions answered by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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.*
“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!”



“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.”


“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!”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


*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.

Today's the day to start your journey back.

Click or call to connect with a our Care Coordinator, a specialist trained to help match you up with your ideal therapist. In-person or Online, Estes Therapy’s Relationship Therapists are ready to help!