Helping you Find Guidance, Direction, Stability, and Purpose
At North Star Therapy, we believe that distance should never hinder you from receiving the support and guidance you deserve. While our physical location is nestled in the heart of San Diego, our reach extends far and wide, embracing clients from all corners of California. Led by Gina Metcalf, LCSW, our mental health therapist North Star Therapy has been a beacon of healing, specializing in empowering adult women to navigate the complexities of life.
Our mission is clear: to help you break free from the grip of anxiety, depression, trauma, and codependency, unlocking the potential that lies within you.
Why Choose North Star Mental Health Therapist?
The #1 thing I hear on consultation calls from people who have been in therapy previously and didn’t have an amazing experience is that they feel like they just talked the whole session and their therapist didn’t say anything back. This is not me!!! I’m a fun, modern, interactive mental health therapist who gives feedback and is super engaged in sessions. Also, my secret sauce is that I help clients do a personal boundary assessment at the beginning of our work together so that you have immediate tools to use after our first session I have also found sequencing therapy this way and teaching these concepts early on allows clients to progress more quickly when we go deep.
Hey there, I’m Gina Metcalf, your go-to mental health therapist on this exciting journey. At the crossroads of my 30-something years, life’s taught me a lot – and I’m here to share every bit of that wisdom with you.
I used to chase the thrill of new horizons, living life in places like Australia, Costa Rica, and across Europe. The world was my playground, but something was missing. Fast forward, and now my passion’s channeled into guiding you through your personal odyssey of healing and growth.
Let’s cut to the chase – I’m not your typical therapist. Authenticity is my jam, and yeah, I might let a cuss word slip in our sessions. Why? Because life’s messy, and being real is the only way I roll. We’re all beautifully flawed, and trust me, you won’t find any judgment here.
Here’s the deal: my rebel spirit isn’t just about flouting conventions – it’s about connecting with you on a deeper level. I’ve walked my own path of growth and self-discovery, and now I’m fully committed to walking it with you. Together, we’ll tackle your hurdles, smash through barriers, and uncover the strength you never knew you had.
Empowering Women to Embrace Authenticity and Thrive
I get it – the last thing you want is another therapy session where you feel like you’re doing all the talking and getting nothing in return. That’s not what I’m about at North Star Therapy. Let’s break it down – here’s what makes my style a game-changer:
Engaging, Interactive, and Fun
Say goodbye to those silent therapy sessions. Awkward! We’re not here to just nod along – we’re all about dynamic conversations. Consider us your modern, interactive therapists who love to engage. Expect feedback, discussions, and a whole lot of interaction.
Your Voice, Our Dialogue
Communication’s a two-way street, and we’re all in. I’m not about one-sided chats. Your thoughts, your feelings – they matter. I’m here to listen, respond, and be part of the conversation. Therapy’s a journey we take together.
Immediate Tools, Instant Impact
I don’t believe in waiting around. Right from the start, I empower you with tools. Our secret sauce? A personalized boundary assessment that sets the stage for immediate growth. I’m all about practical solutions that kick-start your transformation.
Sequencing for Swift Progress
I’ve cracked the code to effective therapy. By diving into boundary assessment and teaching essential concepts early on, we set the groundwork for rapid progress. When we go deep, you’re ready – no time wasted.
Your Path to Empowerment Starts Here
The choice is clear – North Star Therapy is where the conversation’s alive, engagement is the norm, and progress is the destination. Let me introduce you to one-way sessions and say hello to dynamic transformation. It’s time to take the leap and embrace the engaging journey ahead.
Our Unique Approach
Navigating Life’s Complexities with You
At North Star Therapy, we’re not just here to offer you a run-of-the-mill experience. We’re your co-pilots, guiding you through the intricacies of life’s journey. Buckle up, because we’re about to navigate through the unique terrain of your inner world.
Picture this: you’re acing life’s exterior game, but inside, there’s a whisper that something’s amiss. We call these the “Houston, we’ve got a problem” moments – times when everything seems alright, but a deeper voice tells you there’s more to explore. It’s okay, because we get it. We’re here to help you decode those subtle signals and delve into the uncharted waters of your emotions.
Now, let’s chat about codependency – the secret sauce that often binds struggles like anxiety, depression, and trauma. It’s like the puzzle piece that fits perfectly into the bigger picture. We’ll explore this connection, helping you untangle and understand how it impacts your life. Because when you address codependency, you’re unlocking the gateway to a whole new level of healing.
Ladies, this one’s for you. While we’re totally here for the guys too, our spotlight is on empowering women to conquer their battles. Whether it’s anxiety that’s been keeping you up at night, those “life’s not making sense” episodes of depression, the ghosts of past traumas, or the invisible chains of codependency, we’re in your corner. Together, we’ll equip you with the tools to face these challenges head-on.
Insights from Fellow Colleagues
“Gina has such a calming presence. She has mastered the art of calming the vagus nervous system. Her talents helped me gain greater control of the mind body connection. I was able to learn the art of guided meditation and slowly worked up to longer and longer periods of time in order to assist in decreasing my anxiety. At times, the mind acts out of habit and it took time and repeated practice to learn new habits. I prefer the bottom up approach when increasing my ability to control my nervous system. Gina's ability to find just the right guided meditations helped me overcome anxiety and learn a life-long habit that assists me in keeping my anxiety in check and continue to be successful in my daily functioning in both the home and work setting. I am also able to respond rather than react to my family members which was a huge improvement from before I met with Gina. Thank you Gina!”Rose C.
“I have known and worked with Gina for many years, and she is one one of the best therapists I know. She has a warm and relaxed energy that you notice right away. She has a way of making everyone feel comfortable in her presence. What I have loved most about Gina is that she is real. Her clinical skills are effortless, and is just naturally a skilled clinician. She is one of the most competent therapists I've worked with when it comes to trauma and codependency. She's one of the few that I would trust with my own clients.”Andrea Y.
“Gina is my go to referral therapist. She's a wonderful listener and skilled practitioner in healing trauma. Her gentle, yet strong approach has the potential to benefit anyone who sees her. She can connect authentically and deeply with those she serves and support folks in discovering their own inner knowing and sense of agency in the world.”Dana N.
“It has been an absolute delight to work alongside Gina as my colleague for many years now. She has always met clients and individuals with kindness and the utmost regard for holistic care. I have referred many of my clients to Gina and I trust her therapeutic skills and insight in treatment. She continues to learn and grow from new treatment modalities in order to provide the best individualized care to her clients. I hope you have the pleasure and joy of working with Gina to create internal connections and healings!”Lauren B.
“Gina is an incredible therapist! She is warm, friendly, intelligent, and she cares so much about her clients. I highly recommend seeing her. She has a lot of experience but most importantly she will always make you feel seen.”Maren J.