January is the month many of us are working on new year’s resolutions. We could be working on the same ones from the previous year or trying to make new goals. If you did not meet your aspirations for 2018, you are not the only one! According to studies over 80% of people fail or...
Exercise has been found to improve mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, addictions, grief, dementia, bipolar disorder and others. It has also been proven to relieve stress and even boost your mood. When we exercise the brain releases endorphins, hormones which trigger a positive feeling in our bodies. Exercising gives us the opportunity to...
Dr. Schairer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has been providing therapy to clients for over 5 years. Dr. Schairer has extensive experience working with individuals and couples. She also spent three of her training years providing psychotherapy in VA hospitals. In addition to providing treatment for common issues in veterans such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, and PTSD, Dr. Schairer also received specialized training in health psychology. She has helped many clients adjust to medical illness, including multiple sclerosis, cancer, renal failure, acute injury, loss of limbs, and spinal cord injury (among others).
Dr. Schairer generally works from a cognitive behavioral perspective which integrates elements of other highly effective therapies, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Dr. Schairer has specific training in motivational interviewing, a widely researched method for helping people achieve behavior change (e.g. stopping smoking) as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sexual dysfunction, insomnia, and chronic pain. She also has experience helping people behaviorally manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. She is able to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for clients with PTSD. Dr. Schairer graduated from Yeshiva University in New York City with a PhD in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis. She recently moved to San Diego and has become an active member of the San Diego Psychological Association.
“I feel honored to be able to sit with people through some of the most difficult experiences of their lives and help them navigate their way through those experiences in a way that lines up with their values so they can become the best versions of themselves.”
Candice Beaton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings her passion for helping and empowering others to her practice. Candice has been in the mental health and social work field for over 7 years where she has gained experience working with civilians and veterans alike. She has counseled clients with trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety throughout her work at the VA and various other treatment settings.
Candice received her Masters of Social Work from Boston University where her focus was on mental health, veterans, and trauma focused treatment. Candice implements evidenced based therapies into her practice including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
“There are always a million reasons to not do something that you know can change your life for the better. When you make that difficult choice to improve your life, I will be there to help guide and support you.”