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Lena Washburn, Marriage and Family Therapist
Area of Expertise

By training, I specialize in relationships, family, parenting, and any relational dynamics. As a licensed professional with 6 years of clinical experience, I have worked with a multitude of issues, but have dealt the most with couples, extended family issues, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem problems.

Therapeutic approach

My theoretical approach is eclectic; I draw from a number of theoretical influences, including cognitive behavioral therapy, Carl Jung, Bowen family therapy, and existential and humanistic theories. I believe in encouraging independence, self-efficacy, and personal growth in my clients.

Counseling format

I offer individual, couples, family therapy face to face; I also offer phone, e-mail, chat, and Skype counseling. I am willing to do distance coaching to any potential client around the world.


I have a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; a California license in Marriage and Family Therapy; and years of experience as a Domestic Violence Treatment Provider, certified by the County of San Diego.

Samples of work Miss ex husband
Best friend turned bully
Unhappy Marriage
WWW site Live with Courage Counseling
Site description This is a growing website for my therapy and coaching private practice. While it only features basic information about me and the business at this point, I'm in the process of developing blogs, useful articles, and resources. Visit my blog.
Phone number 619-395-6639
Address Live with Courage Counseling
Lena Washburn, MA, MFT
2423 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92108
Price card My regular rate is $90/hour for face to face, but I do offer a sliding scale option, where I'm willing to see clients for as low as $50/hour. In addition, distance counseling costs less - the price will depend on the communication method and time required.
Method of payment PayPal online (credit card or bank transfer); cash; check.
Other notes I offer a flexible schedule and a very results-oriented approach that doesn't waste my clients' time. Please see my website for further details.

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