Ms. Shawna Bethel

Marriage & Family Therapist , LMFT

(619) 633-3974
People often feel vulnerable and overwhelmed when starting therapy. My approach to therapy is that therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist. I believe it is important that we both are working towards the same goal and that you feel comfortable enough to be honest and open to my help. Creating a partnership will help the two of us make progress together and empower you to be aware of your own potential. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapies. All therapies focus on developing skills to make lasting change and to improve self esteem.
I have had a wide variety of experience and feel comfortable providing people therapy with many of the issues that life brings. I am most comfortable using Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy and Solution Focused therapies. These approaches are straight forward and work on skill develop to make lasting changes.
I am one of three therapist who work as a DBT team. We have attended many trainings for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, including the 10 day Intensive training led by Marsha Linehan and Shari Manning. My team provides specialized treatment that is evidenced based for persons and family members with personality disorders and those impacted by trauma.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: MFC48619 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • APS Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • TRICARE
  • United
  • Out of Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Holman Group
  • PacifiCare
  • TriWest
  • ValueOptions

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Ms. Shawna Bethel's groups

Adolescent DBT group

Skills training group taught by 2 Liscensed Therapist who have completed the intensive DBT training for DBT therapy. Group is 2.5 hours in length one time per week skill development to address emotional dysregulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness and distress tolerance skills. All group participants must be concurrently recieving Individual Therapy. Skills traiing group for adolescents include the adolescent and their parents and if appropriate their adolescent siblings. Group is centered around skill development to assist with improving family relationships, as well as being able to regulate emotions more effectively. Skills can be transfered to use with all social interactions.

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DBT skills training groups

Skills training group taught by 2 Liscensed Therapist who have completed the intensive DBT training for DBT therapy. Group is 2.5 hours in length one time per week skill development to address emotional dysregulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness and distress tolerance skills. All group participants must be concurrently recieving Individual Therapy. The goal of skills training group is to learn skills that you can apply to your everyday interactions with others and improve your ability to regulate your emotions more effectively. In addition to the evening groups we also offer one morning group from 9-11:30am on Thursday mornings.

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Location

Shawna Bethel, LMFT
3737 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 205
San DiegoCalifornia 92108
(619) 633-3974
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Additional Location

Applied DBT Clinicians
3737 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 205
San DiegoCalifornia 92108
(619) 633-3974

Specialties

  • Personality Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship Issues

Issues:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Psychosis

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Issues:

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age:

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Categories:

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Dr. Bonnie Lucks, PhD

Dr. Bonnie Lucks, PhD

Psychologist
Classmate, known for 10 years
Sue Boyd, LCSW

Sue Boyd, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Partner, known for 9 years

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014