This is the time of year to be giving thanks and you have given me much to be thankful for. You have created an atmosphere that makes me feel safe and welcome. The time and patience that you have put into guiding me in my relationships has been such a valuable part of my life for the past year and a half. You have helped me know, understand and love my family. Every time I come into your office, I feel that this understanding, knowing, and love grow. Most of all, I am thankful to you for shining the light that has illuminated my self understanding and has helped me better able to see my part in the dynamics between me and my girlfriend. The lens through which I look has been brought into a sharper focus thanks to you. I feel that I am a changed person. Thank you, Barbara.
I'm SO happy to have found Dr. Cunningham! After years of being in a relationship, my boyfriend and I realized we needed a last resort before breaking up - therapy! It was the best decision we ever made. Dr. Cunningham showed me how to take control of my life, in turn, improving not only my relationship with my bf but also my relationship with myself. It feels like my life has finally begun...
I've seen therapists in the past, but Dr. Cunningham is really unique with a modern sense of thinking about relationships and human interaction. She is not only engaging but also enlightening. I love how she supplements her sessions with a variety of reading and homework. This was a very welcoming change from some of the other therapists I was use to. I didn't want someone to just sit with me in a quiet room, listening and taking notes. I wanted someone to teach me something at every session; Dr. Cunningham taught me a lot!
She is good at what she does, she was passionate about my life and SHE MAKES SENSE! Once I had my "ah ha" moment I realized how hard her job is and how good she is as a therapist.
In addition to so many other positives, she is a great person to be around because she's so real. It was very easy to connect with her.
MONEY: I just recently graduated from grad school so money was definitely an issue. She's worth it!
Wonderful Family Therapy After having two babies in 11 months my wife and I were going through some difficult times. When things finally got to a breaking point we came to the conclusion that we should see a marriage and family counselor. I feel very fortunate both for this decision and that we were lucky enough to choose Dr. Cunningham. We knew going in that we both loved each other and we wanted things to work out, but were having difficulties understanding what the other was going through. Dr. Cunningham helped us understand how to be more understanding of one another while also learning to focus on our own happiness which rubs off on each other and our entire family. Today we are very happy and we know even moreso that we really love each other. We are very thankful to Dr. Cunningham for her part in where we are today.
Revolutionized my marriage! We had tried therapy before and never felt we made much progress. It was different with Dr. Cunningham. She is a gifted marriage counselor who teaches new principles that helped us really move forward in our relationship. Dr. Cunningham is a warm therapist who really knows how to connect with her clients. She is not afraid to confront us when either of us do things that negatively impact our dynamic. Her sessions may include laughter and tears and it is just so safe in her office. Our lives as individuals and as a married couple have dramatically changed for the better since our therapy with her. The sessions are informative and our communication is so much better now. We take time to do things together but we also learned that it is ok to do things as individuals. We are on a much more satisfying path. Thank you, Dr. C!
Excellent Experience I was a little hesitant about going to a family therapist, but Barb made it very easy and made both myself and my husband comfortable. She found ways to create communication both in therapy sessions and after our sessions were done. Our time with her has done wonders for our relationship.
THE BEST MARRIAGE COUNSELOR! We are so lucky to have found Dr. Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham is a talented therapist who cares deeply for her clients. Although she is compassionate for what each partner is up against being with the other, she is never afraid to hold either partner's feet to the fire when she identifies old and unhelpful relational patterns being perpetuated. Dr. C. will offer you new and unique thinking in family systems therapy as a way to help each couple change the tired, habitual cycles they get stuck in. The depth and breadth of Dr. Cunningham's knowledge about relationships is impressive. The process of therapy has been truly effective for us and we have referred friends to his therapist.
EFFECTIVE! If you need marriage counseling, you could not do better than choosing Dr. Barbara Cunningham as your therapist! Thanks to Dr. Cunningham, we have our marriage back again! We had worked with another marriage counselor and things seemed to be going nowhere fast! With Dr. Cunningham, it was different from the start. She is really effective at helping people get onto a different track. Her rates are reasonable and she has evening hours to help working couples who cannot come into therapy in the day. We could not more highly recommend her.
I was at the point in my life where I hit rock bottom. Facing many trials and tribulations.... to the point where I lost it all. I took the initiative to seek help. I needed someone to talk to, someone who did not know me and can make sense of it all. Barbara has made me go deep into my thoughts, my inner raw self and face my fears. Going thru a life changing experience, Barbara has helped me regain the confidence I had lost instilling in me the drive to do right. I will never minimize what I have done but I have accepted my mistakes and can truthfully say its a lesson well learned. Thank you!
The last two years have been the most challenging and difficult of my life. I can say in all honesty that I was a shell of a person. With the help and guidance of Barbara I've found my way back. Not only to who I am, but a stronger and more confident self than I could have imagined. Barbara not only guided me along the way, but also challenged me to really figure out what I want and who I want to be.
Affordable Relationship Counseling: Dr. Barbara Cunningham, MFT: July, 2014
THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!
For over 50 years, Dr Cunningham has always given me sage & compassionate advice when I've been struggling. I think one reason she is so talented at helping others is that she has learned from real life experience to overcome so many deep personal challenges throughout her life.
Dr. Cunningham and I began our graduate training at Alliant International University together. I was immediately impressed with her intelligence, warmth, determination, and insight. As we began working with clients in practicum, it became increasingly obvious that she was developing into a gifted clinician. Today, she is one of the busiest practitioners in town, because she offers her clients life experience, superior training, and a sense of humor within her model of practice about what it really means to be human. Kudos to Dr. Cunningham's respectful and consistent approach to ministering to people in their hours of need!
Individual and Relationship Counselor, MFT
Barbara is dedicated to continuing education and growth in her field. This is an important and valued quality in a therapist...
Marriage and Family Therapist
It is with pleasure that I recommend Barbara Cunningham Psy.D, MFT. I have known Barbara for many years, first as a gifted student and more recently as a very talented therapist. Barbara has always had a sound grasp of theory and an ability to translate her knowledge into effective therapeutic practice. She is an excellent therapist. I also consider myself fortunate to have her as a friend.
Top Notch Therapy-the best I have ever found!
I have been to many counselors, and therapy. However, Barbara does talk therapy and I am having the best results with her as my Therapist! I feel I am heard, and understood. I honestly had given up on any help because I was never getting any help. If you or a member of your family needs this kind of help, I really hope you would give Barbara Cunningham a chance. I wish I had found her a few decades sooner! What an awesome person she is. Good Luck!
Barbara is absolutely awesome! She is really attentive and possesses a great set of interpersonal skills, she communicates with confidence about the sometime challenging steps ahead. She coaches you and make you push yourself toward a true transformation. Extremely highly recommended!
Barbara Cunningham is a wise, seasoned, and empathic therapist. She focuses brilliantly on ways to find the opportunity hidden in any life challenge. This therapist's wealth of life experience, rich clinical experience, and stellar professional training make her the "go-to" therapist in San Diego. She inspires. When you want lasting results, you go to the best. Thank you, Dr. Cunningham!
Helena Dow, Psy.D., MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Dr. Cunningham and I began our graduate training at Alliant International University together. I was immediately impressed with her intelligence, warmth, determination, and insight. As we began working with clients in practicum, it became increasingly obvious that she was developing into a gifted clinician. Today she is one of the busiest practitioners in town, because she offers her clients life experience, superior training, and a sense of humor within her model of practice about what it really means to be human. Kudos to Dr. Cunningham's respectful and consistent approach to helping people in their hours of need.
I've learned so much about myself and building relationships in a short period of time. We all need to invest some time into Self care and Barbara will guide you the whole way. Thank you for being my personal coach :)
Seeking therapy is NOT a sign of weakness but, a sign of BRAVERY. I will never forget these words as I sat with Dr. Barbara for the first time . I knew I needed to be there, at that moment I felt a huge shift in my journey to grow into my best self. In just a few sessions Dr. Barbara gave me a great sense of grounding & Courage to continue in my journey as a Wife & Mother . We all go through life at our own speed and knowing there is someone like Dr. Barbara out there who is compassionate & ready to listen with an open heart helps to see things a little more clearly when your willing to do the good work !
A skillful, compassionate, and intuitive therapist!
Life changing therapy!