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Rick Erlien LMFT

Office: 415 North Highway 101 Suite #A
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Creativity And Artistic Expression
Practice Description:
I offer telehealth services to keep safe via FaceTime or phone to help you during these stressful, uncertain times of COVID-19. I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have so please call 760-522-0540 or email me at and we can address whatever you like.

30+ years of professional experience. I can help you to solve your anxiety or depression issues. I offer traditional approaches as well as healing using music. See a description below.

I offer Music Portraits for people. A Music Portrait is a live interactive experience over Zoom or FaceTime where I capture your essence and authenticity on the piano with an on the spot composition I perform and record just for you. In doing so you can heal yourself by discovering your authenticity, who you really are and can feel empowered inside, relieve anxiety or depression and experience more inner peace.

Please see a description of Music Portraits below and click "Articles" to learn more. Or go to to learn more as well.

I am happy to help you to work on whatever challenges or blocks you may have and to help you to progress creatively.
I offer:
Identifying creative outlets to channel stress, enjoy yourself, feel fulfilled.
Learning to be more creative for improved problem solving,

in these times of staying at home, we can focus on your creativity and power to use your creativity in your life for positive results. I can help focus on who you are naturally, genuinely, and figure out what you love to do and can use music as part of the process as I said earlier I call Music Portraits. If you have not explored your creative nature, this may be the time to start. "The mass of men and women live lives of quiet desperation"- Henry David Thoreau said. Realizing your creative nature is an integral part of a happy and fulfilled life. I can help you find it, explore it, and realize it so you can reach your potential. Through this process you may experience a shift, which is normal. You may find that you are ready to embrace a change that you need or want in your life.

A Music Portrait changes over time as you change so we can do this process multiple times.

I am an international recording artist, piano player, composer with my solo piano album, "The Music Of Yosemite". Hear it on Youtube, Spotify, Pandora and elsewhere, selling more than 130,000 albums worldwide.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Personal Growth
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Cognitive Disorders
Communication Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Men's Issues
Pain Management
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Self Expression
Identity Issues
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Music Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Education: BA History
University of Wisconsin, 1972

MS Counseling Psychology
San Diego State University, 1980
License #: MFC 19409
License State: California
Fee Schedule: Call to discuss.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I can provide to you a receipt for your insurance company to reimburse you for your sessions for out of network.
Office Hours: Monday through Saturday
Driving Directions: Take Lomas Santa Fe or by driving on Highway 101. The office is 3 blocks north of Lomas Santa Fe on the west side of the 101 one block north from Surfride Surf Shop. It is a Tuscan brown set of small offices with a front gate and a courtyard.

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Rick Erlien LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist in Solana Beach

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Years in Practice:  Over 30
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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