Counselors Profile

Counselors Profile

Janet Phillips, LCSW, CEO

Janet Phillips, LCSW, President of Company, EMDR Certified, received her Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She has many years of experience working with a diverse population including children, adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings and she offers an unparalleded wealth of knowledge to her work. Janet is currently working in an outpatient setting with the County of San Diego doing Behavioral Health Assessments for clients with Medicare, creating treatment plans and providing individual therapy. Janet also has extensive experience working with children and teens in clinic, school and hospital settings. Other areas of expertise include but are not limited to Bipolar Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety and the Autistic Spectrum.  She also works with a very diverse population including LGBT clients and veterans. She offers Court Approved Co-Parenting, Parenting, and anger management classes/group/individual interventions.   Treatment Orientation: EMDR, Forensic Assessments, Special Education Assessments, Feeling State Protocol (Addiction) EMDR, Family / Marital, Gambling Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy (MBCT), Narrative Therapy, Couples in crisis, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Specialist with Personality Disorders, Trauma Focused Modality: Individuals, Children, Couples, Family. 

Pat Martin, LMFT, COO

W Patrick Martin, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR Certified, Vice President of Company. Mr. Martin is a member of the EMDR International Association and a member of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has many years of experience working with a diverse population including children, adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is currently working in outpatient settings in San Diego and Riverside counties doing Behavioral Health Assessments, Treatment Plans, and Individual Therapy. Mr. Martin received his Masters of Counseling Psychology at National University and has added 100’s of hours of continuing education to his curriculum over the last 18 years. His areas of specialty include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders and the Autistic Spectrum. Mr. Martin also has experience with the LGBT community; Court Approved co-parenting, parenting, and anger management classes/group/individuals; Veterans, Victims of Crime; Employer required counseling. Treatment Orientation includes: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, – Clinical, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  He performs Forensic Assessments, Custody Assessments, and Special Education Assessments. He is a Certified California Gambling Specialist, Certified Employee Assistant Specialist. Other Accomplishments: Mr. Martin has also taught EMDR Detur Protocol with Dr. AJ Popky under guidelines by the International Association. Mr. Martin worked with Riverside Counties Forensic Mental Health Department providing assessments with inmates. In 2015 Mr. Martin completed and authored “Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy: Couples Guide” Awards & Recognition: 2012 Awarded certificate for exemplary performance in support of agency’s mission of San Diego County Mental Health. 2005 awarded certificate for work above and beyond during Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, 2004 awarded certificate for professionalism and dedication assisting Red Cross during County Firestorms.


Cassandra Phares, MS, LMFT

Cassandra Phares, MS, LMFT, graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Sacramento State University and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy also from Sacramento State University.  She has been practicing for over four years and has experience in individual, group, and family counseling including couples.  Cassandra believes that creating a unique connection with each of her clients is essential in the therapeutic relationship.  She accomplishes this by really listening to each individual’s needs and checks in regularly to receive feedback.  Cassandra utilizes a family systems approach when working with families and can implement play and art therapy into children’s sessions when requested.  She has knowledge and experience in DBT, CBT, and ACT modalities.  She is great with adolescents and enjoys working with couples.  She is up to date on trauma informed care and is excited to start a new journey of becoming EMDR certified. Individuals seeking Cassandra’s guidance through life struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, obsessive or intrusive thoughts, agitation, and even substance abuse. Understanding the journey is never easy, Cassandra is passionate about helping others manage the yuck.

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  1. Hello… I saw a job posting for an Outstanding Therapist/Independent Contractor position. I AM VERY INTERESTED. It looks as though you may have filled the position. I would like to submit my resume for review should another position become available. I would prefer part time and am relocating to Del Mar in the upcoming week. I have extensive clinical inpatient and outpatient training with adolescents and adults. I am a great team player and have an upbeat and positive disposition. I hope to hear from you. Thank you, Jennifer Walker MA, LMFT

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