Who are we?

Janet Phillips, LCSW, CEO

Who Are We? 

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 bisexual, gay, lebians and heterosexual 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 Thearpy (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.



HEART and SOUL INTO INTIMACY: Couples Guide: Couples Workbook LARGE PRINT

 Authored by Walter Pat Martin, MA, LMFT, Illustrated by Greg DiPiazza

List Price: $9.85
Couples workbook focused on improving your communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationships. Problems will arise. We feel loved when we see that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. It’s important to realize that we all are human and deserve a second chance. Our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourselves a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together and they desire to make their partner happier, too.

Miriam Freitas, LCSW

Welcome to our world! Miriam is a multicultural social worker fluent in Portuguese and Spanish that has had the priviledge of working with children, youth, adults and families, primarily on trauma, for over 12 years. She is an expert on Child Welfare. Miriam has worked extensively with the Hispanic/Latin community. She trully appreciates and understands diversity and brings a broad perspective to her work. So whatever your circumstances, her goal is to make you feel welcomed and safe to make this space your own and allow her to be a part of your healing process. She approaches health and wellness as the interconnection between mind, body and soul so her role as a therapist is to help clients reconnect with their inner sources of energy and wisdom to manifest more positive experiences that will create lasting changes in all areas of their lives. She believes that it is not our challenges that define us but our willingness and ability to handle them and ask for help when needed to start that journey towards health and healing. She says: “The journey never ends so my gift to you is to offer you tools to build a strong foundation for support through the challenges that may lay ahead of you. It is possible and I know you can do it!” Clinical orientation includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Crisis intervention and Psycho-educational Counseling. * FLEXIBLE HOURS INCLUDING EVENINGS and WEEKENDS*

Bien-venidos! Miriam es una trabajadora social clinica con 12 anos de experience trabajando con ninos, adolescentes, adultos y familias. Le encanta trabajar con la poblacion Hispana/Latina y me gustaria mucho tener la oportunidad de hablarle sobre su situacion y como es possible ayudarle. Tengo horarios flexibles incluyendo noches y el fin de semana.


Vincent Marquez, MSW, LCSW, Education Director is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adults and families. Vincent specializes in Court Ordered classes and is heading development of new DV, Anger Management and Co-Parenting classes. Vincent builds on the personal strengths of his clients by providing practical tools to enhance their overall mental health and quality of life.                    Vincent obtained his Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. He completed clinical training at the University of Illinois, Department of Psychiatry in their College of Medicine: Colbeth Psychiatric Clinic. At the Institute for Juvenile Research, Vincent was trained in several evidence-based practice models for anxiety, depression, and trauma. Vincent has extensive experience working with adults and children impacted by intimate partner and family violence.

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