Eastlake, Chula Vista Team
Both In office & Telehealth Available
Isabelle Mirasol, AMFT
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Supervised by Heather Jameson, LPCC
Isabelle is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with youth and families for over ten years with 2.5 of those years in the mental health field. Isabelle has experience working with youth in school, home, inpatient, and outpatient settings as well as with adults with co-occurring conditions (substance use and mental health) in an outpatient program. She has worked with individuals with a broad range of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, life stressors, low self-esteem,grief, trauma, and so forth. Isabelle believes in creating a safe space to develop an authentic and strong therapeutic relationship. Isabelle provides a non-judgmental, strengths-based, client-centered approach to empower her clients to grow and develop new skills while improving their overall wellbeing. She utilizes evidence-based practices, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and keeps a trauma-informed and cultural lens in working with each unique individual client. Isabelle received her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Child Development at San Diego State University and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology San Diego campus. She joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2022 to support the south San Diego and Chula Vista communities.
Rachel Bibee, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Rachel is passionate about providing therapeutic services to empower you to improve your life. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with a Master's in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She has been working with families, individuals, and couples throughout her career in schools and communities, in the home, Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), as well as outpatient telehealth services. Through providing clinical therapy services, Rachel has had many successes by supporting children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to make positive changes. She has experience addressing a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and behavioral difficulties such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, self harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, aggressive behaviors, lack of motivation, just to name a few. She will encourage you to identify your own goals and make progress towards these goals. She has a special interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which guides people to identify and alter negative thoughts to improve mood and foster positive behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is utilized to teach mindfulness techniques, communication skills, and how to enjoy the little things in life. Rachel provides a non-judgmental, person centered, solution focused approach which she knows will foster a positive therapeutic relationship and make it possible to grow. Rachel joined Grow Through Life Counseling on our Eastlake team in 2021.
Trudy Kammerer, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Trudy has been providing the San Diego community with mental health services for more than 7 years to help build happy and healthy individuals and their families! She has provided individual, family, and couples counseling to promote mental health recovery. Trudy utilizes evidence based interventions including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Social Skills Training, Strength Based Approach, Person-Centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She is a trained professional which has worked with clients having difficulties with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse and various addictions.
Harriet Esquivel, AMFT
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Supervised by Ambar Lopez-Barnes, LMFT
Harriet is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2019. Harriet aims to help children and teens overcome their obstacles and support them in their journey towards personal growth. She believes that art is a bridge that can help people communicate when words have failed and can be a reflection of who they are and who they want to be. And if you’re not an art person, that’s okay! Every client has their own unique needs, experiences and goals. She believes in honoring the dignity and sacredness of each person and embraces the gift of diversity. Harriet has been trained in Art Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, play therapy and mindfulness. She takes a strength based, person centered approach and uses patience and creativity to help her clients develop a trusting and meaningful relationship while working together to develop new skills to help her client’s reach their goals and improve their over all well being. She is supervised by Ambar Lopez Barnes, LMFT
Brooke Lopez, ASW
Associate Clinical Social Worker. Supervised by Ambar Lopez-Barnes, LMFT
Brooke is a passionate therapist who genuinely values learning and process of change. She has experience working in schools (elementary, middle and high school), in-home crisis intervention and stabilization and with the juvenile probation population. She emphasizes authenticity, the power of unconditional positive regard and intentionality. She uses evidence-based practices with cultural humility and a trauma-informed lens to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, adjustment concerns, parenting concerns and substance use issues. Brooke believes that growth and healing takes a different path for everyone and is interested in finding that path in collaboration with clients. Brooke uses an eclectic approach in treatment and is trained in the following modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play therapy, Narrative therapy, Structural therapy, Systemic therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). Brooke received her training as a Masters in Social Work in 2018 and is currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker. Brooke joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2021.
Ambar Lopez-Barnes, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ambar has been in practice for over 12 years. Ambar has clinical experience working with children, teens and their families in an outpatient setting. Ambar take a client-centered based approach and incorporates the individual’s strengths into the therapeutic experience. She specializes in working with children and youth dealing with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, life stressor, parental relationship, low self-esteem and trauma. Ambar uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a Solution Focused base approach in treatment. She believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment that will allow growth and improved behavioral/mental health. Ambar’s work in the South Bay has allowed her to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals and families. Amber is bilingual and offers services in English and Spanish. Call 619-549-0329 ext 0 to check for availability. Click the link to see more Chula Vista Team members.
Chula Vista Clinical Manager: Heather Jameson, LPCC
Chula Vista Clinical Supervisor: Ambar Lopez Barnes, LMFT
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