Family Counseling San Diego EMDR

Family Counseling San Diego EMDR

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Seasoned clinicians integrate safe, effective, research based treatment that focuses on solutions and utilizing cutting-edge biofeedback, CES (Cranial Electrical Stimulation) AlphaStim/CESultra and neurofeedback. At FamilyCounselingSanDiego, we integrate this new technology to expedite treatment success. We also utilize positive psychology, solution focused, dialectical, mindfulness counseling, brain nutrition, and multiple types of cutting edge treatment approaches which will be discussed with you during your intake session at which time we create your treatment plan to find a route to symptom relief as quickly as possible.

We offer Court Approved Co-Parenting Class so it can also help with your custody case and your children as you do not have to do this alone.

What we do is our passion, we see many people suffering from anxiety, addiction, depression, bipolar, personality disorders and interpersonal struggles. We can see you as a couple and also individually. Our founder Walter Pat Martin LMFT wrote “Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide” and utilizes a different approach then many other therapists/psychologist in San Diego area. We always create a treatment plan on your first visit to make concrete goals.

Janet Phillips LCSW and Walter Pat Martin LMFT are both certified in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and have additional trained in advanced Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) which are both major breakthroughs in the treatment of trauma, OCD, depression, anxiety. Intense feelings, such as terror, pain, guilt, and shame, which are often a major obstacle to treatment, which can be released without the person having to feel them (This is revolutionary compared to traditional therapy). This prevents flooding and dissociating during treatment. In addition, ImTT also utilizes a new model of psychological dynamics called the Survival Model of Psychological Dynamics that provides an effective and efficient approach to treating mental disorders. The result is that both emotional and behavioral changes are easier, gentler, and faster. The third edition includes recent advances for working with trauma, dissociation, and OCD. Recent advances in working with feelings associated with cognitions and psycho-physiological reactions are also presented.

Welcome to our team, Ed Thompson, MA, LMFT whom is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, transition age youth, adults, couples , families, military personnel and first responders..  He has worked in schools, outpatient clinics, residential facilities, psychiatric hospitals, group and private practice in addition to being a PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) clinician throughout San Diego County.  Ed is certified in EMDR and is a member of the EMDR International Association. He specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, men’s issues and relational issues.

Each therapist at FamilyCounselingSanDiego has unique styles and specialized training. Such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), ImTT, Play Therapy, DBT, CBT, ACT, Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, CES, Exposure Therapy, Gottman Couples Treatment Approach, Refuge Recovery Addiction treatment, Certified in Employee Assistance Program Counseling, Certified in Gambling Addiction Counseling with State of California UCLA program, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also we are court approved for co-parenting, anger management. Our specialized training helps us reduce your vivid, unwanted, repeated thoughts, panic, urges and anxiety. 

We are honored to be your guide in removing the suffering. Mr. Martin wrote book “Heart and Soul Towards Intimacy Couples Workbook.” We work as a TEAM and consult each week to improve your symptom quickly. Our initial session begins with designing a treatment plan and begin the healing journey towards a new life. It can take 6 to 20 sessions to get the level of improvement you desire through Family Counseling San Diego which offers EMDR and Bilingual Spanish. ‘

You have options of combining other treatment modality as well, our FDA approved, unique style of treatment utilizing Cranial Electrical Stimulation technology you can see results quickly. Or if you desire Biofeedback/Neurofeedback we have multiple styles that work well for many types of behavioral, learning and mental challenges. Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, phobias, ADHD, Chronic pain or other diseases? Are you worried about getting sick because you feel parts of your life are out of balance? Most people have a sense that they are out of balance, running too fast on life’s treadmill… but they don’t know how to stop it or what to do to change it. This emotion sensing hardware and software knows how you are feeling! You will slow down when you see your heart rhythms graphing on screen in front of you. You will gasp with joy when you see your heart rhythms become smoother, taller and very rhythmic because you will be in high coherence.


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  • We begin by asking you to click RED Button on Right for Intake Application and get insurance authorized for your visit.
  • If you do not know who your employer EAP insurance provider is or have the paperwork scan it or email it to us.
  • We accept Optum, Tri-Care West, TriWest VA, Healthnet, MHN, UHC/UBH/Optum, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Military One Source and many others are accepted.

The Alive Biofeedback Hardware & Computer Software Package – With your Counselor / Coach Begin a New Journey Toward Healing 

Diagnostics, educational resources, progress tracking, and a virtual coach to teach you techniques for breathing to lower and smooth heart rate, how to interpret your body data, and to suggest a program for meeting your goals.

As you play the Alive Games and explore the Environments, the Coach stays with you throughout the entire experience, evaluating your progress, and helping you maximize the effectiveness of Alive — suggesting alternative programs and approaches as you play.

Alive Games

The most fun part of Alive. Includes Dual Drive Pro Manual, Dual Drive Pro Autopilot, and an assortment of Alive Mini Games, including:

  • Dream House— Build a dream house from the ground up, beginning in the morning and finishing by parking your car in the new garage at sundown.
  • Green Thumb — Make a gorgeous hyacinth bloom and wow you with its showy ultramarine flowers
  • Four Seasons — Propel a natural scene through all four seasons, enjoying spring showers, lush summer foliage, fall thunderstorms and the bare beauty of winter.
  • Alien Shuttle — Complete your alien mission by finding your way to the docking station in the mothership.
  • Night Flight — Enjoy navigating through a twinkling and busy cityscape.

Alive Environments

For training and development. Gorgeous visual environments to explore as you pace your breathing and smooth your heart rate include:

  • Alive Environments Breath Spiral — Move shiny particles in a 3D space as you inhale and exhale. Paced breathing creates a smoother heart and expands a disc of particles into spiraling waves.
  • Alive Environments Shape Shifter — The smoother your heart rate, the brighter a geometric shape becomes. Keep it smooth to see it morph into new forms.
  • Alive Environments Metal Pulse — Use paced breathing to turn undulating waves from orange to an intense blue.
  • Alive Environments Plasma — Use the pacer on the screen to smooth your heart rate and make undulating plasma appear. Slow the plasma by dropping your heart rate.
  • Alive Environments Tropical Ocean — Relax to make the wind blow the palm fronds and the wave sounds intensify.
  • Alive Audio Environments — Close your eyes, sink back into your chair, and breathe to smooth your heart rate. The more even your heart rate changes are, the more enveloping the music and relaxing sounds become. Choose from Rain, Stream, Waves, and Memory.

The PROTEUS™ is a revolutionary new light and sound product that combines our innovative BiColor™ stimulation technology—another MindPlace first. Developed with the serious experimenter in mind, Proteus includes a host of powerful programming capabilities.

Features include:

  • Realtime BiColor™ output. Proteus includes two independent color channels, each of which has its own brightness and pulse rate. This means that Proteus sessions can shift smoothly between up to 4,096 colors in real time, creating extraordinary visuals and mapping colors more precisely to states of consciousness. For example, lower frequencies can be set to soothing green, while higher, energizing frequencies are the appropriate red; the “peak performance” color amber lies in between.
  • Totally programmable. We’ve developed a simple yet powerful Windows 98+ hosted programming tool, available free of charge. You can download it for review by clicking here, or view the documentation here.
  • Totally upgradeable. Proteus uses advanced Flash memory for both session and operating system data. This means that you can not only download new session groups into the system, but also that the entire operating system can be upgraded. Recent upgrades have added include such advanced features as wavetable crossfading; dual binaural beats; BioConnect™ real-time biofeedback control, and more.
  • Wavetable audio. PROTEUS includes stereo audio digital to analog converters, enabling production of binaural beats and other waveforms. You can store up to four different waveforms in Proteus, and we include an audio waveform creation tool with the bundled software.
  • Enhanced AudioStrobe™ . We’ve fine-tuned our AudioStrobe decoder circuitry, providing a much crisper, more intense experience.
  • 199 program capacity. Proteus ships with expanded versions of the best programs taken from our earlier products (especially Orion and MindLab). A total of fifty programs are preloaded into Proteus when you receive it. Plus, there is plenty of space remaining for you download your own creations—about 2,000 segments altogether in two separate banks.
  • Free Proteus Editor software. Unlike other manufacturers, we don’t charge for our software—you can just download the latest version of Proteus Editor from the Proteus support site. Choose from a host of programmable features, including:
    • Single or dual binaural beats
    • Create and download your own audio wavetables
    • Synchronize the two color channels or run them at completely different frequencies
    • Control the lights and sound in real time using our ThoughtStream biofeedback system
    • Create “random” programs within constraints you choose (for example, frequencies constrained to 9-12 hz and segment lengths of 1 to 3 seconds).
    • Frequencies range from 0.2 to 50.0 hz—best in the industry
    • Plus much more.

Wild Divine Meditation Biofeedback Game : The Passage

Modern technology has brought ancient wisdom to your doorstep and into your home and body. Using this bio-feedback game will improve your heart rhythms, improve your heart coherence and give you tools to become present and mindful in life.

The patented new iOM device uses an earlobe sensor (older iOMs use three finger sensors) that track your body’s heart rate variability and skin conductance.

You get on-screen active-feedback while you engage with guided relaxation training and meditation games.

Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, phobias, ADHD, Chronic pain or other diseases? Are you worried about getting sick because you feel parts of your life are out of balance?

Most people have a sense that they are out of balance, running too fast on life’s treadmill… but they don’t know how to stop it or what to do to change it.

This emotion sensing hardware and software knows how you are feeling! You will slow down when you see your heart rhythms graphing on screen in front of you. You will gasp with joy when you see your heart rhythms become smoother, taller and very rhythmic because you will be in high coherence.

Visit a mythical world of towering palaces, sacred temples, sumptuous gardens and wise mentors where you are challenged to deepen you self-awareness with every step you take. Harness the power of your inner Magi!

After a divorce a family needs healing. 

We offer Court Approved Parenting, Co-Parenting Classes or High conflict co-parenting class helps you be successful during this transition in your life

We offer Court Approved Co-Parenting Class so it can also help with your custody case and your children.


Family Counseling San Diego Focuses on reducing conflict between parents going through divorce, separation and custody issues. We strive to add value to your lives by demonstrating how to communicate and cope with the other parent, educate on the dynamics of parenting between two homes, and strengthen your  ability to emotionally detach and think clearly. Raising children in two homes can be a very difficult experience for everyone but we are here to help you navigate this road. You deserve to find balance in your lives and peace in your hearts and your children deserve happy and engaged parents every day.

Thank you for making an investment in the lives of your children!

Lo que hacemos es nuestra pasión, nosotros vemos a muchas personas sufrir de la ansiedad, la afición, la depresión, bipolar, desórdenes(trastornos) de personalidad y luchas interpersonales. Invitan a parejas y familias enteras.

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