Michele La Porte Downey, RN, MAC, LMFT, Master, Life, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad
I offer a unique outpatient program. I specialize in treating families that have been or are affected by Mood Disorders and Addictions. Assisting in understanding the system of healthcare today, I can educate people in their understanding of how to get the best treatment for themselves or their loved one. I use a 12 step based approach and am unique in that my entire practice is primarily intervention based. I have several price points for individual programs for families that are unique. I also have regular, ongoing recovery group therapy along with individual, couples, family and marriage therapy. Visit www.micheledowney.com.
I am a Master Recovery Life Coach. I am the founder of a Coaching School. My coaches have years of their own therapy. They are recovering in one of the 12 step programs. I use recovery coaches whenever needed. This can sometimes assist in completing the treatment goals we devise much faster.
I have co-authored and published the book. "Feeling Terrific: 4 strategies using Mood Regulation Therapy" with Dr. Namir Damluji and Renee Sievert, found on Amazon.com. I have several e-books on Kindle and Amazon.com on various topics.I have many relaxation and visualization audios.
Call or Email Michele La Porte Downey for a free consultation now - (760) 203-4463


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of New Mexico
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: 23607 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Michele La Porte Downey's Groups

Advanced Recovery Group Psychotherapy

I have an advanced ongoing recovering group between 7 to 10 members who are working on building trust, community and advanced communication skills. This group also specializes in problem solving skills, assertiveness, and social activities.

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Advanced Recovery Group Psychotherapy

I have 3 groups weekly that have been ongoing advanced Recovery groups for anyone affected by addictions with specific emphasis on communication and building community. Many years of recovery in all 12 step programs.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • 12 step orientation based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Mood Regulation therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016
Michele La Porte Downey, RN, MAC, LMFT, Master, Life, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad

Michele La Porte Downey

Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MAC, LMFT, Master, Life