Not every problem can be addressed on our own. In these times it's important to seek the aid of those trained to handle issues like overwhelming stress, depression, and anxiety. As a mental health professional I know recovery is possible and happens everyday. I have a passion for mental health and enjoy watching people become the best version of themselves. I offer comfortable and motivating psychotherapy for those in need of assistance. I value genuine, human interaction, and hope to make recovery an exciting process. With appropriate help, what feels impossible can often be worked through.
I'm a San Diego native and graduate of The University of Southern California where I acquired a Masters in Social Work. I have 7 years experience working in mental health helping individuals who suffer from a broad range of disorders including, depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction, schizophrenia, bereavement, personality disorders, gender incongruence, men's issues, aging, adjustment, and many of others. I also specialize in the treatment of tinnitus, which is a terrible thing to suffer through and can be very difficult to work through alone.
I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as my primary approach and borrow ideas from numerous methods including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused. I believe mental illness is just like any other illness or injury and can often require the attention of a professional to resolve.
Aaron Kurtz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, license# 75180 Phone: (760) 814 - 7622 Office is currently closed and all sessions are online due to the current circumstance