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Janelle Farias

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Anxiety-Depression-Child mental health-Couples counseling-Mindfulness-Postpartum depression-
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Professional statement

Janelle Farias is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA. She offers therapy sessions in both English and Spanish to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. With particular expertise in developmental psychology, Janelle is uniquely sensitive to the challenges that arise at stage of life transitions, including entering a new school, relationship, job, or becoming a parent.

Janelle is committed to using evidence-based therapies, drawing primarily from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients build the concrete skills they need to challenge unhelpful thought patterns and stay grounded in daily life. Janelle supports her clients’ experiences with depression and anxiety by emphasizing their strengths and building a step-by-step, manageable plan to work towards a happier future. No matter where an individual is in their journey, Janelle recognizes the importance of self-empowerment and building healthy, strong relationships.

Janelle also holds a special place in her practice for trans and gender nonconforming young individuals. She is experienced working with doctors, schools, and families to form a treatment team that validates each individual’s gender identity and helps them remain connected to their community.

Janelle received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Her mission is to bring compassion-based and culturally-competent care to clients throughout Southern California.

Message to clients

A mental health therapist is responsible for getting a clear picture of each patient's individual needs to understand what must be discussed during therapy. Each provider has a unique way of formulating an approach to engage the patients. I see value in collaborating with patients to explore healing tactics that they find interesting.

Engaging patients to explore their strengths is an excellent strategy to build rapport and trust in a therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I like to pay special attention to what patients desire to do and can put their whole focus on.

Work and Education

Private Practice
University of California, San Diego

Pepperdine University, MA, 2012
San Diego University, BA, 2009


California: 98543


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Janelle Farias is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $160
  • Initial session:$160 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed