Ava Ames (she/her)

LMFT
Accepting Clients

So glad you’re here! Let's see if we're a good fit for each other. Reach out to me and we'll set up a time to discuss your therapy goals!

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

About My Clients

Are you feeling lost, hopeless, or trapped in your limiting beliefs? Are you struggling with anxiety that holds you back from making the changes you want in your life? Are your relationships not what you want them to be, and does your sense of purpose feel out of reach? I understand just how overwhelming and isolating these experiences can be. My approach is a blend of knowledgable depth and levity, and I prioritize getting to the root of issues rather than just treating surface-level symptoms.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in helping individuals overcome a range of challenges, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. My approach is centered on addressing the root causes of these struggles through a blend of techniques that holistically addresses the mind and body. This includes inner child work, guided meditation, and exploring the underlying narratives that shape our beliefs and behaviors. By helping my clients understand how their bodies and brains respond to stress, I'm able to support them in developing effective emotional regulation strategies. In addition to teaching coping skills, I also empower my clients with insight and strategies to care for themselves and set healthy boundaries. If you're feeling lost or unsure of your place in the world, we can work on that together too. During our sessions, I believe in creating a down-to-earth therapy experience that feels comfortable, relaxed, and accepting. I want you to come just as you are!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the power of vulnerability and the courage it takes to seek help and embark on a journey of personal growth. I have firsthand experience with the transformative effects of therapy, as I have worked through my own challenges and continue to prioritize my own self-care through weekly therapy sessions. As a therapist, I'm dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for individuals and couples to explore their thoughts and feelings. I approach each client with openness, compassion, and a non-judgmental attitude and strive to help them live from a place of authenticity, empowerment, and self-awareness. I believe in creating and supporting a society where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their identity or background. I'm an ally to the marginalized and oppressed. And if I don't have knowledge or understanding of my client's unique experiences, I make every effort to understand, stay curious, and put myself in their shoes.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 195/session

Info

6199290589 Email Ava
2333 1st Avenue
Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92101

Reach out to Ava