Temecula Team ~ Telehealth available

Esther De La Cruz, LMFT, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist 

Esther is passionate about supporting children, teens and families navigate through challenges of their social emotional development. Her integrated background in mental health, early childhood education and child development has allowed her to help children and teens who struggle with anxiety, self-regulation, anger, depression, special needs, challenging behavior, self-esteem issues,  and trauma. She uses play therapy to help children express their needs and resolve their challenges when words are difficult. In addition to her degree, she holds a Child Development Program Director Credential. She also has a certificate in Play Therapy. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent & Classroom Educator and a Child Development instructor at a technical college. She looks forward to supporting your child, teen and family to acquire new skills to help him/her succeed in the areas important to your life. Esther also enjoys supporting adults through times of transition including divorce, grief and loss and relational changes. Esther also works with couples to heal and create a more loving and supportive environment. Esther is Bilingual and offers counseling services in both English and Spanish.

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Crystal Corona Mendoza, LMFT, APCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Crystal is a compassionate marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to provide a safe space for children, youth and families to grow and heal through counseling. Crystal has experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings and is passionate in providing services to individuals with diverse backgrounds and challenges. As a veteran herself, she has knowledge on the variety of difficulties that are faced by military members and their families. Crystal believes in individualizing clients care utilizing a client-centered approach and integrating a variety of modalities such as CBT, Solution focused, Strength based and Narrative therapy. Crystal is bilingual and offers services in both English and Spanish. 

Temecula Leadership Team

Clinical Manager: Esther De La Cruz

Temecula Location

​© 2021 by Kara Kohnen, LMFT @ Grow Through Life Counseling   Located: Eastlake of Chula Vista, Del Mar, San Diego, Scripps Ranch, Oceanside and Temecula. *Now Offering Telehealth! 

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