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Reach Your Desired Goals

Get the SupportYou've Been Looking For

Conquer Depression & Feel Better

Increase the Joyin Your Family Life!

We are accepting new clients and offering in-person or telehealth (video chat or phone) sessions.

We are expanding!

Wave Therapy is continuing to expand, opening more offices in Mission Valley and soon offering psychiatric services. Currently, we have 3 locations in San Diego and 1 in Orange County and we are currently hiring therapists, psychologists, and nurse practitioners. Wave Therapy was established in 2014 by Mark Brewer, MFT, LPCC, in Carlsbad, CA. As an established Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice, Mark had a vision that by uniting some of the finest therapists, together we would be able to offer our clients the highest level of compassion, support, and wisdom for self-growth and improvement, as well as to enhance relationships in their lives. It has always been Mark’s vision to grow the practice and when the time was right, expand into new locations.

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Services at WAVE Therapy

Couples

When you feel challenged in your relationships with others, therapy can help you understand the core of the problem, and give you the insight and tools you need to improve these interactions. It will assist you in gaining a sense of personal control, meaning and connection in your life.

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Individual

Individual Therapy is helpful for solving problems, encouraging self-development and supporting individuals in discovering their inner resources, building self-esteem and developing new healthy patterns and solutions to life’s challenges.

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Teens

Being a teenager can be an extremely difficult time for parents as well as the teenager. It is a time when parents are continuing to enforce rules in the home that often coincide with a value system, and at the same time teenagers are attempting to individuate, find an identity, figure out their role in society, while attempting to meet the expectations and demands of school, teachers, coaches and parents; teenagers are attempting to do all this while hormone levels are drastically changing. Teen years are filled with anxiety and teenagers as well as parents are faced with difficult choices.

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Family

Family therapy helps families or individuals within a family understand and improve the way family members interact with each other and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is usually provided by therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists provide the same mental health services as other therapists, simply with a specific focus — family relationships. Family therapy is often short term. You usually attend one session a week, typically for three to five months. In some cases, though, families may need more intensive treatment. The treatment plan will depend on your family’s specific situation.

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Workshops

WAVE therapy serves those who are looking to achieve their desired goals through providing tools to discover new ways of facing life’s difficulties.

Who we Work With:

We work with individuals, children, teens, parents, couples and families of all cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. We offer a sliding scale fee based on client income. We each hold different areas of specialization, while sharing a deep commitment to working with kindness and compassion.

Therapy with WAVE can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress
  • Post Partum Depression / Anxiety
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Anger / Rage
  • Sexuality Issues / Sex Addiction

A few of our successful modalities:

  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Lifespan Integration Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Faith-based / Spiritual Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy

Meet Our Therapists

We can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life.

Alexis Perez

ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker
Supervised by Barbara Benavidez LMFT#100838

Angelica Melgoza

ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker
Supervised by Randi Beckman, LCSW 71188

Brandon Green

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Paula Ratter, LMFT#40608

Caley Bailey

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Carissa Pappas

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Christina Carleton

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Eric Herrera

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Kim Fried LMFT#101815

George Duarte

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Kim Fried LMFT#101815

Kay Sanchez-Franco

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Emily Eyerly, LMFT#106319

Lisa Overton

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mariz Bebawy

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised By Kimberly Fried, LMFT#101815

Martin Deza

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Megan Amato

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Manager of the Mission Valley location

Molly Paris

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Barbara Benavidez, LMFT#100838

Sonja Taghavi

AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Supervised by Mary Roberts LMFT#91518

Stefanie Everton-Lovell

LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Voice/Text

Veroniki Padavos

ASW

Associate Social Worker
Supervised by Barbara Benavidez, LMFT#100838

Ellie Messinger-Adams

APCC

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Supervised by Barbara Benavidez, LMFT#100838

Kim Fried

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mark Brewer

MA, LMFT, LPCC

Founder and CEO of WAVE Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Michelle Roncevic

APCC

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Supervised by Paula Ratter LMFT#40608

Dr. Julia Armbruster

Psychologist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Janet Miller

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Nikki Kanemaru-Klein

Psychologist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Randi Beckman

LCSW & CcHT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, & Continuing Education Administrator

Scott Turner

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Paula Ratter

LMFT PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Manager of the Oceanside Office

Mary Roberts

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Manager of the Laguna Hills office

Barbara Benavidez

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Director of Operations
Manager of the Carlsbad office

Emily Eyerly

LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Manager of the Virtual Office
Administrative, IT, and Training Coordinator

Make An Appointment With One Of Our Therapists760.500.3325

About WAVE Therapy

WAVE is the result of some of the best psychology practitioners in San Diego/Orange County coming together to form a group. At WAVE we understand the importance of making people feel understood and supported. You want to accomplish your goal and feel better and we are here to help.

WAVE also works with many other professionals in a comprehensive approach to understanding the balance between BODY, MIND & SPIRIT.

Wisdom. Action. Vulnerability. Encouragement.

WAVE stands for WISDOM, ACTION, VULNERABILITY, and ENCOURAGEMENT. These are some of the many positive principals our practitioner practice to make sure each client is as successful as possible at meeting their goal.

WAVE knows that relationship challenges can disrupt one’s life fairly quickly. It can be hard to focus or feel good when primary relationships are not going as we planned or we are feeling depressed or anxious.