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Last updated: 10/21/2011

Heather Freyone Mechanic, MFT,APRN,CNS (858) 613-1403
Last Updated: 10/21/2011
Degrees:
EdD
MA
MEd

Years of Experience: 19

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
CA - Marriage & Family Therapist [#31905]
CA - Registered Nurse [APRN#373955CS#441]

Credentials and Certifications:
Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate
ANA Clinical Specialist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Play Therapist, Registered (RPT)
Registered Nurse Clinical Specialist (RNCS)

Office and Contact Information
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Daystar Family Counseling
12630 Monte Vista Road, Ste 202
Poway, CA 92064  
www.Daystar Family Counseling
(858) 613-1403

Contact: Herb

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: N/A
Fri: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Hour

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Child Abuse and Neglect
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Elder Abuse
Family Issues
Firesetting
Forensic
Grief/Loss
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Medication Management
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Psychosomatic
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Disorders
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Advocacy
Behavioral
Case Management
Cognitive/Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
EMDR
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Ericksonian
Existential Psychotherapy
Expressive Therapy
Feminist
Forensic Evaluation
Geriatric Consultation
Gestalt
Guardian ad Litem
Holistic
Home Study
Humanistic
Imago Relationship Therapy
Information and Referral
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.)
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Narrative Therapy
Parent Guidance
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Pastoral Therapy
Play Therapy
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychodrama
Psychodynamic
Psychopharmacology
Relational
Sandplay Therapy
Satir
Sex Therapy
Social Support
Supervised Visitation
Systemic
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Peer Support
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Biracial
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Disabled
Grandparents
Immigrants/Refugees
Interracial Families/Couples
Military/Veterans
Obese or Overweight
Offenders/Perpetrators
Step Families
Twins

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Christian Jewish LDS/Mormon

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Irish Pacific Islander
Armenian Italian Portuguese
Asian Native American Russian
Hispanic

Professional Associations
American Academy of Bereavement
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $110
Couples: N/A
Group: $25
Family: $110

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
AETNA Health, Inc. Community Health Plan (CHP Network)
AETNA Inc. (HMO) First Health (Network, The)
AETNA Inc. (Open Choice) Horizon Behavioral Services
AETNA Inc. (PPO) Managed Health Network
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Military OneSource
Beacon Health PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) ppoNEXT
Blue Cross Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Superior California PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield TRICARE
Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Shield (Shield Select and Blue Shield Preferred Provider Networks) United Healthcare
CIGNA HealthCare United HealthCare (Options PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) US HealthCare
Community Care Network (PPO) VMC Behavioral Healthcare Services (VMC)