SPECIALTIES

Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

10 years +

where

San Diego CA 92127 - United States

Credentials

LMFT, MA, PsyD

I Practice in

My state/province only

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

The past is behind. Learn from it. The future is ahead. Prepare for it. The present is here. Live it.

About Dr. Aimee Vadnais

Slow down.  Close your eyes for a minute.  Stop and envision what your best self, relationship, job, life look like.  Are you currently where you want to be?  If not, what is standing in your way?  Is it fear?  Lack of time?  Feel stuck?  Don’t know where to start? Change can be hard and scary.  But better days are ahead and I want to help you get there.  You are not alone on this journey. 

 

My name is Dr. Aimee Vadnais and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been providing individual, couples, and family therapy in San Diego for 22 years.  Additionally, I am a full-time professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University, San Diego Regional Center, where I teach several master’s level courses and mentor students who are learning to become therapists.  I have also provided clinical supervision for many years to therapists in training and am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. 

 

Empowering and supporting individuals through difficult times, life stressors, and challenges is something I am passionate about.  Whether you are facing infertility, job difficulties, grief and loss, or you are feeling depressed or anxious, you need someone who can support you and walk alongside you.  Friends and family can’t always provide you with impartial and unbiased feedback, so having a therapist who is non-judgmental and objective can be so helpful.  I can teach you practical skills to help you better navigate your life and get you pointed in the right direction.  You do not have to be a ship without a sail during a storm.  Let me help you move towards the sunshine again.

 

I enjoy working with couples to help them have happy and healthy relationships.  I have advanced couples training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and have certificates in Level 1, 2, and 3 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  I am a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor, providing premarital and marital counseling and education.  My doctoral research was in Marital Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence.  All couples can benefit from learning healthy communication techniques, how to increase sexual and emotional intimacy with one another, how to partner together in parenting, and how to support one another through life stressors.  If you are an engaged or newly married couple just starting out, I can help you learn skills now to help you maintain the fun, passion, and happiness you currently have over your lifetime.  For those who have been together for many years, I will be there to support you in re-discovering one another and learning to love more deeply, honestly, and with greater satisfaction.  Why just exist when you can flourish?

 

For those of you with attachment injures and trauma, you don’t have to be resigned to having to live in pain for the rest of your life.  I am trained in Eye Movement Rapid Desensitization and Reprocessing.  I can help you get unstuck using this evidenced-based form of therapy to help you be in control of your life rather than your past.  Why just survive when you can thrive?

 

If you are ready to get started in LIVING the life you envision for yourself, let’s get started.  Call me today for a free consultation.

 

*During COVID, I am currently offering telehealth sessions via a HIPPA-secured Zoom platform.  You don’t have to worry about parking and you can even wear your pajamas to therapy, so there is no excuse!  Call today!