Armin Geiger LMFT48558 LPCC364

Armin Geiger

Licensed Therapist - LMFT48558 - LPCC364


Empowering couples and individuals!

Skills for Profound Transformations


My name is Armin Geiger, and I am a licensed therapist in San Diego, California. My passion is helping couples and individuals with effective counseling and therapy. You have probably arrived here because you are looking for support or help.

Welcome

Maybe you want to make a change in your life, within yourself, or in your relationship. More importantly, I know that whatever brought you here is very dear and personal to you. Having said that, I embrace the significance and depth of your journey.

You may be asking yourself whether I can help you in your search for a solution. The answer is yes – because I specialize in facilitating changes and skills that lead to profound transformations. Therefore, let me extend a warm “Welcome!” You have come to the right place.

Taking the first step

I want you to know that taking the first step is a great sign of strength. Sometimes, even the bravest find it difficult to reach out for help and support. It takes courage, especially if you are new to counseling or therapy.  Whether you come for couple’s counseling or individual therapy, I welcome you in a trusting, supportive, and nurturing environment.

I look forward to meeting you.

Armin Geiger LMFT LPCC - Therapist

619-851-2541


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Hours and Location

Mon - Sun: 8 am - 8 pm

Affirmative Counseling and Therapy
1835 El Cajon Blvd. Suite A
San Diego, CA 92103


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Your Digital Journey

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Counseling and Therapy Specialties

Relationships and Marriage

Do you wish to communicate better, argue less and more productively, or be more intimate? Are you lonely in your relationship? Whether you come in by yourself or together, I can guide you to discover healing ways and learn effective skills.

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety often go together. Are you unhappy, sad, or have no energy? Are you feeling nervous, worry a lot, or think something bad is about to happen? Let me help you get through this difficult phase and restore balance in your life.

PTSD and Trauma

Have you experienced or witnessed a traumatic event? Do you get triggered, feel helpless, or think you are damaged? If some or most aspects of your life  have been affected by trauma, I can help you to process and create the person you want to be.

LGBTQ+ Issues

Are you working on your authentic self? Perhaps you are planning your coming out? Have you experienced social stigma, discrimination, or marginalization? Do you struggle with living as a minority? Let me support and help empower you.

Personal Growth

Do you have positive life skills? Are you looking to improve one or more aspects of your life? Perhaps you want to become more effective and productive? No matter what changes you would like to make, I can assist and guide you in moving forward.

Self Esteem and Self Worth

Is your ideal self matching your actual perception and experience? Do you appreciate and love yourself? Do you feel respected, valued, loved, and treated with affection? Together, we can make changes to transform you into your ideal self.

Our Work Together

As a caring and experienced psychotherapist, I always instill hope and focus on your strengths. I am here to support and guide you from the very beginning. In a way, you can think of it as a trusting partnership where we collaborate in a safe and confidential environment.

There are many effective ways to go about counseling and therapy; however, the most important aspect is the healing relationship we develop over time. And sometimes, when appropriate, I love to use humor as a liberating and effective tool. With this in mind, I hope you will feel comfortable to be yourself. This is your time and I want you to get the most out of it.

Couples

In many relationships, issues and problems develop gradually. With all the best intentions, partners often use a trial and error approach and “give it their best” to make changes and improvements. Unfortunately, this often does not work. Over time, many end up feeling stuck, frustrated, and angry. Or worse, resentful and hopeless.

But there is hope. I am using the proven and research based Gottman method for couple’s therapy. It first examines your relationship and looks at your strengths. Then it sheds a light on areas that need improving. With a hands-on approach, you will learn skills and techniques on how to make desired changes and improvements. The method is so flexible, it can even successfully address infidelity and substance use in a relationship.

Individuals

When you come for therapy, you will find a relaxed and informal atmosphere. In this nurturing, supportive environment, we focus on your goals and gently explore possibilities and different options. I will help you find answers from within to identify the changes you want to make. At the same time, I will support you throughout the process with compassion and respect.

Together, and at your own pace, we discover and realize solutions that work for you. Let me help you empower yourself while guiding you through the changes and transformations you want to make!

Theoretical Approaches

If you are interested in the clinical techniques of my work, this paragraph is for you. My therapy approach is open-minded, emphatic, and personalized. Our interactions will be genuine, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and strengths-based.

Treatment is carefully adapted and tailored to each individual person and couple. Through an experiential approach, couples benefit from the proven and research based Gottman Method. Overall, I may draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), or Humanistic modes.


Thoughts about therapy

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Counseling and Therapy Process

Getting Ready

Prior to our first counseling or therapy meeting, I will send you an email and invite you to my online client portal. There you can fill in a few forms and electronically sign them. Of course, if you are comfortable, you may also sign up and schedule your appointment directly through the online client portal. For assistance or questions, please contact me.

First Meeting

I invite you to come the way you feel most comfortable, after all, this is your time! My goal is to make you feel welcome and at ease while we are together. There is free parking in front of the building and on neighboring streets. Please use the supplied access door code to enter my waiting room.


Relationship Facts


Avearage # of Years couples wait to seek therapy
6
Unresolvable Conflicts in relationships
69%
Gridlocked unresolvable conflicts
16%
Times heterosexual men stonewall
85%
Marriages saved with Gottman method after affair
73%

Source: The Gottman Institute™

My Affirmative Therapy Blog

Now that you have scrolled all the way down my site, you’ve found my therapy blog. I sometimes call it my waiting room blog and hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoyed writing them!

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi