Dr. Hans Reihling

(PhD, LMFT)

About Me

Life can get difficult, and reaching out to seek help is the first step toward getting better.

My journey started about twenty years ago when I was introduced to mindfulness meditation that helped me to become less reactive to life's challenges and respond in ways I like. It's simple, but not easy. I'm still working on it because learning never ends. Sometimes painful experiences cannot be avoided, but they way we related to them can make a big difference. My approach to counseling and therapy is based on research, study, and clinical practice. as well as my own experience. If you choose to work with me, I won't ask you to do things that I haven't tried or am actively practicing myself.

More than 15 years of experience in social science research and education motivated me to help people create healthy relationships. I received my PhD. in Anthropology with an emphasis on psycho-social health and masculinity across cultures, and I'm am in the process of publishing my first book on this subject. My Master's degree in counseling has a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy because I believe that meaningful relationships are key to recovery. Currently, I'm part of an AAMFT-approved supervisor program, and I have the privilege to provide clinical supervision for masters-level students at San Diego State University.

Since 2012, I am offering psychotherapy and counseling services in collaboration with various community-based mental health agencies. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families as well as with people in acute crisis who were in need of immediate support. Over the years, I developed a passion for being a guide on the journey to overcome addiction, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, interpersonal violence, depression, anger, and relationship problems. My strength-based recovery approach is designed to help you empower yourself through mindful awareness and heartful connections.

Your wellbeing is my ultimate concern, and I'm convinced that you are so much more than the problems that you face right now. On the journey to getting better, my task is to help you pay attention to your own resilience, strength, and untapped potential. I implement evidence-based counseling and psychotherapy methods that can increase your self-awareness and empower you to live a life that's worth living. At the same time, it is essential to keep in mind that I don't provide a magic pill or a quick fix: counseling is a healing process that is build upon your participation and investment as well as mine. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating stories that you might share with others and patterns of behavior that are unhelpful can bring life-altering results. This may start with becoming more aware of physical tension in the body and lead to becoming more kind and compassionate with yourself and others.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

German


Licensing

LMFT #10646 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Hans for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Dr. Hans is an amazing counselor who is understanding and provides expert help with the problems that you are facing.

Written by A.L. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Hans for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

He responds to my concerns and is helping me find a path for me forward.

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Hans for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I highly recommend Dr. Reihling. He has helped me through some of my toughest moments. I always end our sessions in a much better place.