Clarke Heyes is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA who specializes in helping clients navigate anxiety, depression, and identity development. Additionally, Clarke works with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); prior to opening his private practice, he worked as the Lead Therapist at the San Diego Center for Children and as an Autism Behavior Consultant for the El Cajon Valley School District. Clarke is trained in Narrative and Solution Focused therapy, two therapeutic and evidence-based approaches that are strength-based and that focus on developing unique treatment plans tailored to the specific challenges of each client. Clarke is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), a therapy model specifically designed to work with traumatic experiences, anxiety, and depression.
In addition to his work with individual clients, Clarke also welcomes couples to his practice. He works from the lens of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), a structured, shorter-term modality that helps couples examine and replace unhelpful habits related to their interactions with one another.
Clarke is a former lecturer for the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University. A proud graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at SDSU, he received his doctorate through the Joint Doctoral Program in Education offered by SDSU and Claremont Graduate University.
In his free time, Clarke takes advantage of life on the beautiful San Diego coast. He has a long-time passion for SCUBA diving and sailing, both of which he enjoys with friends and family. He and his dogs often kayak through the coves and bays in SD County.
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
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Private practice, 2018 - Present
Family Wellness Counselor (Advanced Therapies for Autism), 2019 - Present
San Diego Center for Children Family Wellness Center, Lead Therapist and Behavior Supervisor, 2015 - 2019
Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, Ph.D.
San Diego State University, MS, Counseling
Eckerd College, BS, Psychology and Environmental Studies