Park Counseling Welcomes You
Children, Families, and Adults

Have a particular life obstacle you or your child are trying to overcome? Seeking help from a therapist may be the best way to put things into perspective. Your well-being and mental strength are my priority. I’m dedicated to guiding you through life’s challenges with the attention, care, and thoughtfulness you deserve and working together to bring out a happier you.

A Bit About Therapy

Personalized Attention for You and Your Family

I implement effective, evidenced-based therapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy can help us develop new coping skills, problem solve, and change our feelings and behaviors. I offer child, family, and adult therapy in San Diego and specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety work with children and as well as parent support and coaching.

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Get to Know Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University.
I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and families, with a focus on childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral challenges.​ I work with parents/caregivers and children together to create an individualized treatment plan that supports each member while healing the family as a whole.

I have experience working in education-based support services as a school-contracted counselor. There I aided families to help schools and teachers meet students' individualized academic, social, and behavioral goals, including helping families navigate the IEP process. I have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and am nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am certified in Positive Discipline therapy and integrate parent/caregiver coaching into my work with children. I utilize art, play, music, and biblio therapy into my work with youth and utilize a holistic approach by incorporating mindfulness and healthy lifestyle modification into treatment. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego chapter.

My office is located in Bankers Hill on First Avenue, just west of Balboa Park and north of Downtown. No matter where in San Diego you are coming from, it is easily accessible from the 5, 94, and 163 freeways. I offer flexible morning, evening, and weekend appointments. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule an appointment, you can call my office at (619) 738-2026.

Anna Fadem, MA, LMFT #106707

Specialties:

  • ADHD - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression/depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attachment disorders
  • Conduct disorder
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • ASD - Autism-Spectrum Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders (divorce, family changes, major life changes)
  • Self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Grief
  • Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
  • Trauma

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT): CBT is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and increases happiness by changing dysfunctional behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. This type of therapy focuses on providing solutions to patients by identifying harmful thoughts and employing strategies to overcome them as a way to help change behaviors. I am a Nationally-Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

  • Mindfulness: mindfulness works to increase mental well-being by focusing the mind on the present while identifying physical and emotional feelings. Mindfulness often incorporates meditation and breathing.

  • Holistic therapy: I believe strongly that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. I work to implement a whole-body informed approach that emphasizes sleep, nutrition, and exercise.

  • Play therapy: play therapy allows children to act out their thoughts and feelings in a fun and therapeutic environment, using a child's language of play. This helps children express themselves, role-play real-life situations, and help process deeper issues.

  • Art therapy: for children and adults, art can be a soothing and deeply healing process. Particularly when working with trauma, art therapy may help an individual express him/herself in a safe manner while processing emotions.

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