Licensed Therapist - LMFT203804 (TX) - LMFT48558 (CA) - LPCC364 (CA)
Empowering couples and individuals!
Skills for Profound Transformations
My name is Armin Geiger, and I am a licensed therapist in San Diego, California. I am also licensed in the State of Texas. 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.
COVID-19 & Telehealth
Due to the current circumstances, all sessions are being conducted online. Please note that as of August 1, 2020, I will no longer accept insurance. I will continue to provide services for private pay clients. Thank you for your understanding!
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.
Ask me a question
Hours and Location
Tue - Fri: Noon - 6 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
Affirmative Counseling and Therapy
1286 University Ave #358
San Diego, CA 92103
As easy as 1-2-3
Schedule your appointment online anytime by clicking below and following a few simple steps:
Online Therapy (Telehealth)
Are you looking for secure online therapy via video chat? I offer telehealth for private pay clients. It is easy and secure and there is no software to download.
Your Digital Journey
Are you browsing therapist websites because you are wondering which one will be a good fit? Are you wondering if I am the right therapist for you? If so, I have a suggestion.
Counseling and Therapy Specialties
Relationships and Marriage
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 process and create the person you want to be.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Counseling and Therapy Process
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.
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.
Avearage # of Years couples wait to seek therapy
Unresolvable Conflicts in relationships
Gridlocked unresolvable conflicts
Times heterosexual men stonewall
Marriages saved with Gottman method after affair
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!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi