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Therapist San Diego – Counselor and Psychologist San Diego

Hello & Welcome to Freedom Within Center

Our mission is to provide quality care using a genuine, down to earth approach that incorporates compassion, humor, and authenticity. We strive to partner with our clients to help release their pain and restore their sense of freedom within.

You may have been struggling with challenges on your own for some time now and, despite your efforts to move forward, have been unable to achieve the direction you would like. This is where we come in as a compassionate, objective, observer to help guide you in the direction you are wanting to go.

Although we understand that getting stuck or off the path may not be any fault of your own, we team up with you to get you back to where you want to be; all the while creating a sense of freedom within and peace for your soul. We are trained in a number of evidence-based practices that are proven to be effective in helping you work towards your goals.


Therapist San Diego

our team

Emily Werdowatz, LCSW

Emily Werdowatz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #105861

Mary Mallinson, LCSW

Mary Mallinson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #101045

Roger Douglas, LMFT

Roger Douglas, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #124878

Candice Beaton, LCSW

Candice Beaton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #86047

We strive to partner with our clients to help
release their pain and restore their sense of freedom within.

Psychologist San Diego

Issues We Treat

We use psychotherapy, also referred to as counseling, as a foundation for helping individuals, couples and families achieve their best self. This can also be supplemented with alternative services in nutritional care, holistic health and mindfulness practice. The mind does not exist in a vacuum and we understand that in order to treat any part of an individual we need to look at the bigger picture; taking into account the mind, body and spirit as well as the influencing environment.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

– BrenĂ© Brown

We look forward to working with you…