Curtis Coronado LMFT
Marriage Counselor & Individual Therapist
Areas I Specialize In:
- Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
- Anxiety, Stress, and Overwhelm
- Couples Issues like communication, intimacy, and connection
- Addictions like alcohol and drugs
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do to try to improve your relationship, nothing works?
Another powerful process I use with individuals is mindfulness, which helps people become more grounded, aware of their emotional and bodily experience, and tune into ourselves. Mindfulness is very effective for those who struggle with anxiety and stress.
With couples, I use a process called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, which is grounded in our fundamental need for connection and which helps couples explore blocks and negative cycles that prevent them from creating a safe and secure bond.
My passion for working with people and a strong desire to help people reach their unique personal goals, is what drives me to do this work.
I believe I’m an effective therapist because of my experience and my ability to adjust treatment, as needed, based on what your goals are for therapy.
I take a collaborative and transparent approach with the hope that you can be open and honest with me so I can give you the support that you need. Also, because of my experience with diverse populations and clients of different backgrounds, I feel confident in my ability to make adjustments as needed based on my client’s unique needs, culture, and belief system.
Being the “best you can be” is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another. Splendid isolation is for planets, not people.”
― Sue Johnson, Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
You are not alone. I am here to listen, support, and challenge you with care.
I believe strong, intimate relationships are among the chief virtues of a happy life.
Together, you and I using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I will work to identify problematic patterns in your life. Whether you come to see me individually or with a partner, I get to the root of your problems by collaboratively working to reconnect and learn new tools to overcome your relationship issues.
While I haven’t even met you, I’m very excited about the possibility of working with you.
Call me and schedule an appointment.
Education & Training
- Bachelor’s in Psychology – San Diego State University
- Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy – San Diego State University
- Equivalency of a Master’s degree in multicultural counseling, – San Diego State University.
- Completion of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, Core Skills, and additional one-on-one supervision with an EFT supervisor
When Will I Get Better?
Therapy is often a long-term commitment. It is a commitment you make to yourself. Your involvement and dedication to the process is crucial. As is my approach to making this a safe and comfortable environment for you while introducing techniques and interventions to use towards your struggles. Let’s take a moment to focus on the fact that you are here and how proud it makes you.
What will therapy be like?
As your therapist, I will collaborate with you by observing, assessing and determining what will best help you and fits your needs. Through building a stable relationship and the creation of a safe and comfortable environment, I will introduce techniques and interventions that can help you through your struggles.
How often should I come?
In most cases, we will start out with once a week and increase if appropriate. Every few months we will re-evaluate to determine if a decreased frequency is necessary.