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Thank You for visiting my website and taking the time to learn about my psychotherapy practice. My name is Helena, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Poway, California who specializes in working with children, teens, and families.

Choosing a counselor for yourself, your child, or your marriage can be a daunting experience, especially when there are so many qualified and effective professionals in our community. 
I often tell my future clients that it is not a matter about finding a good therapist, but rather one that is the best fit for you.

To support your efforts in selecting a psychotherapist I have created a website designed to help you get to know not only what I do as a therapist, but who I am as a person.  Since none of us can accurately know how we “occur” to others, I have assembled a team consisting of my students, clients, family, and friends to help me with this task.

In my opinion, the client-therapist relationship serves as the epicenter through which all transformation occurs.  Without the essential elements such as genuine trust, unconditional positive regard, emotional safety, as well as a good sense of humor, the motivation for change is unlikely to occur. I hope that as you explore these pages you get a good sense of who I am and how I work, and that you allow me the opportunity to help you through whatever reason prompted your landing on my website in the first place …


Helena Jayasuriya