Counseling Services

Differences Between a Psychiatrist a Psychologist and a Counselor

People get the differences between a psychiatrist a psychologist and a counselor confused, so here are some of the significant differences. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, for the most part. Their practices deal essentially with prescribing and then monitoring medications. Family Counseling professionals have a master’s degree in psychology or a related field.

Psychologists have a doctorate in psychology. I’ve had eight years of training in both the assessment and intervention of children and adolescents with a specialty in the emotional, behavioral problems that they present when they come in. You distinguish adolescent therapy from adult therapy in large part on what the developmental differences are what the developmental task is or that age group. And that is, who am I, how do I fit into this world. When parents are debating whether or not to bring their kids in for therapy the first piece of advice that I have for them is to sit down and spend some time talking with their child about what counseling means to them my first phone consultation doesn’t cost anything.

family counseling
Family counseling

And so I want to use that time to really get across what it is that I do, but really more important to get an idea of how the child perceives his or her problems. And what it is he or her once out of treatment what are his or her goals.

I think it’s essential to help adolescents understand who it is that they are and how best to fit in with other people that’s what makes those crazy years from 12 to 19 or 12 to 20 so critical. And so if I can help them get a greater understanding of that developmentally speaking, then I’m doing my job.

Counseling Services

  • Interpersonal and relational concerns
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety, trauma, and abuse recovery
  • Grief and loss
  • Marital, premarital, family, and parenting
  • Children, tween, and teen needs
  • Play therapy for children
  • Sand tray therapy for adults and children
  • Separation, divorce, and blended families
  • Addictions (sexual, substance, and others)
  • Support for families of loved ones dealing with substance and other addictive disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders (addictions & mood)
  • Career and ministry
  • Occupational burnout
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Assessments for recommended care
  • Referral options for higher levels of care

If you or your loved one needs family counseling, or marriage counseling or simply have questions about how the process works, you should get in touch with Seeking Therapy Counseling Services located in San Diego County. We serve the greater South Bay area, along with Chula Vista and all of California.We are here to answer your questions, explain our services, and setup counseling sessions.


Program of All-inclusive Care For the Elderly (PACE)

Proper medical care is crucial to your health. At St.Paul’s program of all-inclusive care for the elderly health center, we provide what you need to stay active, healthy, and alert. At our medical branch, you can have your primary care doctor check-up on your medical needs, but we offer far more in terms of your health and wellbeing.

St. Paul’s PACE Medical Care

In addition to your primary care physician, we offer many specialists who can provide you with expert medical attention in a variety of fields which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Audiologist: Hearing Specialist
  • Dentist: Care of Your Teeth
  • Optometrist: Vision Specialist
  • Podiatrist: Care for Your Feet

In addition, we have a psychologist that visits our PACE health center weekly to provide support and treatment for conditions related to your mental wellbeing. From depression to anxiety and more, we offer what you need to help you when need it the most.

If you need to see a specialist, all appointments are handled through your primary care physician along with being approved by your care team. Our goal is to ensure that you get the best medical treatment and that everyone associated is involved so the best-informed decisions can be made.

You can visit our St.Paul’s PACE Reasner Center in San Diego for your medical needs. The fully trained staff, nurses, and physicians on call are there to help you with the proper treatments. You can also visit our St.Paul’s PACE Akaloa Center in Chula Vista or our St. Paul’s PACE East in El Cajon if they are closer to your location.

Our Services to You

As a participant in our St.Paul’s PACE center, your medications will be properly supervised and prescribed by your primary care physician which greatly reduces the chance of accidents from occurring.

In addition, we provide PACE nursing emergency support 24/7, which means that you can see and speak with a fully-trained nurse who will work with you no matter the time of day. We also provide quick access to your medical records in real time to answer any questions that you might have. It is recommended that your family be contacted in a reasonable amount of time if you are accessing your medical records or have need of our emergency services.

We do advise that you give our PACE San Diego staff at least 24 hours-notice to refill your prescriptions to prevent any unwanted situations from occurring. Our PACE nursing staff will be here to help in answering your questions, so you get the best care possible.

If you need medical assistance, help with your prescriptions, or just have questions to ask our PACE nursing staff, feel free to call or come by our St.Paul’s PACE Reasner Center in San Diego and we’ll provide the answers. You can also visit our St.Paul’s PACE Akaloa Center in Chula Vista or stop by our St.Paul’s PACE East in El Cajon if they are closer and more convenient to where you live.

Who will be my doctor?

You can continue to receive care from your primary care physician if he or she participates in PACE. Or, if you choose, in one of the fully equipped health clinics located right in our PACE day centers. If you need care from a specialist or in a hospital, you can choose from among the hundreds of doctors and hospitals in our provider network. Click here to learn more about program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Tanzanite: A Rare, Lovely And Unique Gemstone

The beautiful and unique gemstone, tanzanite has a fascinating history. Read all about it and trace the origins of this rare gemstone.

What is tanzanite?

Unique. Rare. Beautiful. Blue. These are all words that can be used to describe the gemstone tanzanite. So, what exactly is it? This gemstone is made up of calcium aluminium silicate and is actually a member of the zoisite family of gemstones. But, because of its rarity and sheer beauty, it gets its own category.

Ages ago, metamorphic rock began forming a flat-topped hill at the base of Kilimanjaro. It formed inside this hill and the gemstone world has never been the same again. The local people as well as the jewelry industry fell in love with the shades of blue and purple found in them.

Where does it come from?

Unfortunately, there is only one location where this tantalizing gemstone can be found. Mine deposits are located at the base of Kilimanjaro in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania.

As a result, they are quite rare, particularly large stones and stones of exceptional quality. If you can get your hands on a natural stone, dont hesitate to snatch it up. You will pay for it, but it will be worth it to have this rare gem.

Birthstone for December

This rarely happens, but in 2002 the American Gem Trade Association named it as an official birthstone for December. If you are lucky enough to receive a tanzanite ring for your birthday, take good care of it. The rarity of this stone makes it a great heirloom.

If your 24th wedding anniversary is coming up, drop some hints for a tanzanite and diamond ring. Just like birthstones, anniversaries have special gemstones attached to them. For the 24th, its this unique gemstone.

How to care for your gemstone jewelry

This gemstone is more delicate than other popular stones like the ruby or topaz. It rates a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means it is fairly soft. An opal rates a 5.

So, never place tanzanite necklaces or other pieces in an ultrasonic cleaner or use harsh chemicals to clean them. Warm water and gentle soap will get the job done. Soak it and then polish it with a soft cloth.

The history and lore

The discovery of this stone occurred in 1967. A Maasai tribesman noticed a twinkling on top of a low flat hill at the base of Kilimanjaro. New York jewelers, Tiffany