Del Mar Psychology
Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation based in Del Mar, CA. She is a licensed psychologist with a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing their fullest potential. Her practice includes treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. In addition, she provides consultation services to individuals and organizations and life-coaching services for individuals, couples and executives. Her specialties include:
- Relationship Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Treating Anxiety and Depression
- Treating Substance Abuse & Addiction
- Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders
- Trauma Counseling
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Our offices are located in Del Mar off of High Bluff Dr.
Our Counseling Philosophy
Unlike the “medical-model” or “disease model” that the majority of mental health clinicians and medical doctors adhere to; I utilize a personal growth and brain-based model in working with clients. the personal growth model strives to remove pathology from the human condition. Psychotherapy deals with the social, mental, and emotional aspects of individuals, couples and families. Within the personal growth model, the individual is referred to as a client because the individual is perceived to have areas of strength and resources that need to be cultivated to address their areas of self-improvement and to establish new patterns of social behavior.
Operating from a personal growth model requires that therapists are client-centered and focus on client needs and utilize approaches that will result in desired change. The goal is to empower clients by teaching them skills and strategies that will allow them to have victory over their concerns and to have a meaningful existence. The objective is to teach clients to be proactive about their lives, self-sufficient and establish a healthy interdependence. It is my intention that clients leave therapy feeling confident to address their concerns because they have established a healthy mental and emotional frame of mind and have been equipped with effective life tools to cope with a challenging fast-paced technologically advanced and modernized world.