Jennie Abito-Carlestav, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego
Your well-being is my main focus. I will provide you with a safe emotional space so you can work towards achieving YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL. My counseling approach is very down to earth and straightforward; we will focus on your strengths to overcome your current hardship. I have over 15 years of clinical experience in helping youths, individuals and families find their confidence to sustain a meaningful life.
I specialize in working with Youths to help them become successful and thrive. For example: "Self esteem issues", "Dealing with Parents Divorce", "Behavior Modification" & "Making Good Choices". I am a published Children's Book author which focuses of teaching youths how to calm their mind and lessen anxiety.
Currently I am one of the Board of Directors for CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist). CEO of Crystal Counseling Center. Public Speaker. Published Children's Book Author, and Author of two magazine Articles through See Beyond Mag: a Teen Empowerment Magazine.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Jennie Abito-Carlestav now - (619) 493-4409


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 51055 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Medi-Cal
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Board of Directors for San Diego CAMFT
  • Member Since: 2015


  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Child or Adolescent


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Intuitive Counseling & Family Dymanics
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Filipino and Swedish


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017
Jennie Abito-Carlestav, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego

Jennie Abito-Carlestav

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT