Riley Cormack, MA, LPCC, CMP
Psychotherapist, Counselor, Personal Coach & Massage Therapist
When wrestling with problems, questions or important decisions in our lives one of the best things we can can do for ourselves is to talk it over with another person. Ideally, that person would be someone who is caring; takes our concerns seriously; and has useful knowledge, experience, and skills in important areas like problem-solving, good communication, conflict resolution, planning, and goal-setting. These are just some of the things Riley brings to the counseling or coaching relationship. He works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including personal development, relationships, parenting, sexuality, finances, business & career, and more. He meets with clients in-person at his San Diego office and via teleconferencing over the Internet.
- About Riley
- Counseling & Coaching
- Internet Options
- Rates & Payment
Riley’s therapeutic approach draws from narrative, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused counseling practices with the intention of providing support and practical feedback to individuals, couples, families and groups in their efforts to stand up against the challenges they face and get more of what they want out of their lives and relationships.
He is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, with advanced training in Narrative Therapy from the Evanston Family Therapy Center. He works with a broad range of clients and client concerns. Among his areas of expertise are relationship issues, youth and parenting concerns, self-esteem and self-exploration, goal setting, diet and physical fitness management, body image, career and education exploration, personal and spiritual growth, sexual enjoyment and performance, LGBT issues, and more.
Riley speaks to audiences on various topics related to mental health, personal growth, happiness and successful living, goal-setting, and the Enneagram theory of personality as a means to personal growth and improving relationships.
Psychotherapy and counseling employ talk as a primary tool to address a wide range of problems, from everyday personal and relational challenges and concerns to clinical diagnoses like depression and anxiety. It emphasizes interpersonal support, introspection, critical thinking, the shifting of perspectives, improving communication skills, problem-solving; and goal clarification. Counseling can be particularly useful in exposing alternative ways of seeing and responding to common problems, especially in cases where the old ways have failed us. It can be applied to a wide range of concerns, from experiences of loss, sadness, low self-esteem, social challenges, relationship difficulties, family conflict, parenting and youth concerns, sexual and gender identity, sexual performance, and more.
Riley’s specializations include:
- Couples Counseling
- Bringing Balance to Your Life
- Family Counseling
- Personal Coaching
- Parenting Support
- Sadness & Depression
- Loss & Grief
- Work and Career Issues
- Stress & Anxiety Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- LGBT Issues
- Conflict Resolution
Personal coaching is a goal-oriented, action-oriented and solution-focused process characterized by straightforward and practical conversations meant to assist clients in clarifying their goals; creating detailed, practical plans to meet those goals; identifying and overcoming potential obstacles; developing new practices, habits and actions; and maintaining motivation. Coaching can be especially useful around issues of health, fitness, diet, exercise, sports, career advancement, business creation and development, relationship-building, and parenting concerns.
Riley provides psychotherapy, counseling and coaching to individuals, couples, families, groups, and small businesses.
Master of Arts in Counseling – Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Spiritual Counseling Training – Claret Center, Chicago, IL
Life Coaching Training – Fowler-Wainwright International Institute of Coaching
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA
Enneagram Theory of Personality Teacher Training – Tri-Fold School, Berkeley, CA
Advanced Training in Narrative Counseling Practices – Evanston Family Therapy Center, Evanston, IL
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC, State of California – #0018)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC, State of Illinois – #180006797)
National Certified Counselor (NCC, National Board of Certified Counselors – #95469)
Certified Professional Coach (CPC, Fowler-Wainwright International Institute of Coaching)
Certified Teacher of Hatha Yoga (Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco)
Certified Teacher of the Enneagram Theory of Personality (Tri-Fold School of Enneagram Studies)
Member of American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member of California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
One-On-One Sessions: $90 for 60 minutes
Group Sessions: $40 for 90 minutes
Reduced-fee services are available on a limited basis based on the client’s ability to pay. If you believe you qualify for a reduced fee please contact Riley for more information.
Now accepting Aetna insurance.
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