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PhD, LMFT Dr. Ken Breeding

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Ken Breeding is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PhD, LMFT
Years in Practice: 35
State: CA

I was fortunate enough to have Virginia Satir as one of my professors in my doctoral program. One of her quotes is, “Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” When we can accept the reality that life is difficult, we have tremendous abilities to transcend and grow from what initially is an overwhelming obstacle. When a person can be deeply seen, heard, and felt by another they can experience the courage and ability to see themselves more clearly and become capable of identifying and developing the tools they need. There are many therapeutic approaches that can be useful. I am trained in and use concepts and tools from depth psychology, mindfulness, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems therapies.

I have been in private practice since 1986 when I finished my doctorate. Before that and until 8 years ago I worked with school districts (my Master's degree from SDSU came with a PPS credential). I am convinced that if we did a better job of helping all young children develop the social-emotional competencies so crucial for everything in life, we would need a lot less reparative therapy. After local success, I spent about 10 years training and consulting with school districts and groups across the country. This resulted in the publishing of a curriculum for elementary teachers called Connected and Respected.

On a parallel track, I have been a Child Development professor at Palomar College for 35 years. Initially invited to guest-lecture on the dynamics of incest victims, I shared with the Department Chair how important and challenging it was to get parents the training and skills they so need. She invited me to begin teaching 3-unit Parenting courses. After a while, I began teaching all the core child development courses (guidance, special education, ADHD, etc.) and even developed a course on diversity, racism, and equity issues.

It is so rewarding to help facilitate a person's growth in becoming more of who they're truly meant to be. The outcomes are not only beneficial for the individual, they help improve the world. It would be a great privilege to work with you.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Dr. Breeding is a an all around good guy. He is soft spoken, calculated and knowledgable. He is understanding and helpful. I recommend his services.

J.A.·Oct 21, 2021


He is amazing! So skilled and empathetic.

C.H.·Oct 10, 2021


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