“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”  ~ Mark Twain


I never knew that I was going to be a healer when I grew up, but my friends certainly saw that potential in me. Over the years, people from all walks of life have felt comfortable and safe sharing their personal secrets with me, and I was always more than happy and willing to help them sort out issues from relationship conflicts to personal identity confusion. My skills and sense of responsibility for helping others developed in college where I became a peer counselor and realized my passion for psychology and the healing arts. From there, I applied to a doctoral program in psychology and am now in the final stages of completing my dissertation.


With over 6 years and 3,000 hours of professional clinical experience, I now specialize in treating men’s issues, addictions, and other concerns such as depression and anxiety. Dr. Spenser and I also offer testing and evaluation with an emphasis on personality assessment and career matching.


In addition to my work as a psychological assistant in the San Diego area, I am an Associate Faculty member at Ashford University and am also a nationally syndicated mental health and wellness columnist for the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.


I am Stephen Brewer and I am a registered psychological assistant to clinical psychologist Angela Spenser, Ph.D (PSY15450).

 

My Philosophy for Therapy and Counseling
I encourage people to develop a sense of personal freedom by deepening their self-understanding, changing harmful patterns, and helping them develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. In general, I use an evidence-based approach that combines my personal experience working as a healer, your values and preferences, and scientific theories that many therapists commonly use.

Personal growth and development is a process that is unique to each individual that comes into my office, but it always happens in a safe and supportive environment where we will be able to work together to explore your concerns and work toward your goals.

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My Office
Located just a few minutes north of Scripps Ranch and east of Mira Mesa, my office is in a business suite that is shared with other therapists and Dr. Spenser. I think you will find it a safe, welcoming, and comfortable location. There is always plenty of parking just outside the building.