Last updated: 10/21/2011

Heather Freyone Mechanic, MFT,APRN,CNS (858) 613-1403
Last Updated: 10/21/2011
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Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Men's Issues Parenting Issues Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Firesetting Forensic Life Transitions Medication Management Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders
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:
Mon10:00am – 9:00pm
Tue10:00am – 9:00pm
Wed10:00am – 9:00pm
Fri10:00am – 9:00pm
Sat10:00am – 6:00pm
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

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


Years of Experience: 19

CA - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) [#31905]
CA - Registered Nurse [APRN#373955CS#441]

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

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

AETNA (HMO) Community Health Plan (CHP Network)
AETNA (Open Choice) First Health (Network)
AETNA (PPO) Horizon Behavioral Services
AETNA Health 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 Blue Shield Superior California PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) 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)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (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 Children of Divorce College Students Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families
Caregivers Chronic Illness Disabled Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Holistic Imago Relationship Therapy Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Sandplay Therapy Satir Sex Therapy Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) EMDR Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Forensic Evaluation Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Guardian ad Litem Home Study Humanistic Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Narrative Therapy Pastoral Therapy Prevention Psychodrama Psychopharmacology Supervised Visitation Transactional Analysis (TA)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual
Other methods:
Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Jewish LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Irish Portuguese
Armenian Asian Italian Native American Pacific Islander Russian
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)