My name is Sylvia Flanagan and I’m a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego CA offering therapy to individuals and couples. Whether you seek counseling to improve a relationship, get support during a rough transition, find relief from painful situations and emotions, or to enhance personal growth, therapy can be a great help.
Studies indicate the biggest determinant of successful therapy is the alliance between client and counselor. I do my best to create a safe and comfortable environment conducive to positive change. Many clients have described me as easy going, gentle and down to earth, yet challenging.
I believe that being challenged in a safe, respectful and supportive environment lays the potential for movement and growth. Ultimately, my clients control the direction of therapy, but I do my best to nudge them away from the familiar where I hope they can make discoveries and reach their goals having richer lives and more satisfying relationships.
I hope my website makes your decision easier and answers many of your questions. After looking around my site, if you still have questions, I’d be happy to answer them and help you determine whether I’m the right therapist for you!
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is very important. Whether you seek counseling to help navigate a rough transition, improve a relationship, enhance personal growth or find relief from a situation, I’m here to help.
I’m a licensed MFT with over 13 years of experience as a therapist in San Diego. Many of my clients have described me as “down to earth”, personable, yet challenging. I attempt to create a comfortable environment allowing people to relax, reflect and examine the patterns which have led them to feel individually dissatisfied or have relationship problems. While I offer many suggestions and attempt to reflect unhealthy patterns during session, I regard each person as the “expert” in their life and hope they will filter everything I offer through their own lens of feelings and thoughts. I see both individuals and couples and occasionally families. The issues I work with are vast in scope ranging from depression, anxiety, codependency, conflict resolution, communication skills, spiritual issues, substance abuse, family of origin struggles, anger management, and more. My approach to counseling is varied as individual needs and circumstances dictate the method I use. I don’t approach any two people exactly the same and personalize my methods with each situation and client. My office is located conveniently in Mission Valley off highway 8. I no longer take insurance except for Tricare but offer a sliding scale and try to make counseling affordable for as many people as possible.
Sylvia Flanagan, MFT
2231 Camino del Rio South, Suite 308
San Diego, CA92108