Michael Karp, LMFT

Michael Karp, LMFT
Michael Karp, MA, LMFT 12115 Mesa Verde Drive Valley Center, CA 92082

Michael Karp, LMFT

Michael Karp is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing individual, couples, family & internet/telephone therapy. He maintains a private practice in Valley Center, CA.

With over 30 years experience, Mr. Karp graduated from the State University of New York in 1979, specializing in professional psychology. He currently serves as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of patients.

In addition to being a skillful practitioner, Michael Karp has taught at San Bernardino Valley College and for the Elder Hostel organization. From 1987 onwards, he has reached the general public through newspapers, radio and on the web. He continues to do so using his blog, Lets Talk.

Mr. Karp received extensive training in Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy combining this approach with other experiential therapies. His sessions are active and engaging, as they should be, in order to achieve rapid, deep and durable results. You've suffered long enough. Its time to live a full life!

Feel free to contact me. Together, we can design a personalized approach that will fit your circumstances.

My Treatment Specializations Include:

Psychotherapy for Anxiety & Depression
Couples Counseling
Family Counseling
Child Therapy; Play Therapy
Alcohol/Drug Addiction & Recovery
Other Addictions: Gambling, Internet, Sex
Lifestyle Change for Overweight & Health
Stress Reduction
Telehealth: Internet & Telephone Therapy

I help adults and children alleviate anxiety, depression, behavioral, and other painful or self-defeating conditions.

I work with couples to alleviate conflict and enhance their closeness, intimacy and cooperation.

I also work with families with children to resolve their disputes so that a healthy and loving environment can be restored.
Years In Practice 39
Primary Specialty

Marriage & Family Therapist

Gender Male
Education Masters in Professional Psychology, State University of New York, graduated 1979

Bachelors of Science, major in Psychology, Brooklyn college, graduated 1973
Training Two year training program in Experiential Psychotherapy, Center for Counseling & Psychotherapy, Santa Monica. Completed in 1984.

Three year core training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP), Southern California Society for IS-TDP. Completed in 2004.
Affiliations California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member

Member of CAMFT local chapter, North San Diego County
Certification Problem Gambling Therapist, CA Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Mitchell Method

IS-TDP, core training
Services Serving: Adults, Children, Teens, Couples, Families.

Methods of Counseling/Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family & TeleHealth: Webcam, Telephone.
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