Rates as low as $20 per hour for those that are eligible via my Sliding Fee Scale.

Welcome to Strength in Wellness Counseling

Irene Dominguez, LPCC #5300



Individual Counseling

Providing support on issues related to anxiety, depression, crisis, trauma and healthy relationships. Become self-empowered and achieve the confidence  necessary to face the many obstacles that life throws our way.  

About Irene Dominguez, LPCC

Couples Counseling

With over 9 years of experience working with couples and providing counseling around healthy relationships, my focus is to help provide the tools that will strengthen the partnership, assist with conflict resolution and instill the skills necessary to build and maintain a strong foundation. 

About Individual and Couples Counseling

What to expect in therapy


Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling sessions  are each 50 minutes in length and are held in a safe and confidential space. The client's goals for counseling are explored and set within the first few sessions with progress towards your goals being reviewed often. It is important to me that you feel that you are moving forward and that we are accomplishing the objectives that you hoped for.

Treatment Methods: I utilize a Person-Centered, Solution Focused and Strength Based approach in therapy and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing as appropriate.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length and are held with both partners in a safe and confidential space. Each person is heard without judgement. I am here to help you find whatever has gotten in the way of your closeness and happiness. We will work to explore the goals that you have for your relationship and assist you in establishing a strong foundation that you can build on as an individual and in a partnership.  I am certified in World Class Marriage and World Class Relationships.  I am also a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor.

 Treatment Methods: I utilize a Person-Centered, Solution Focused and Strength Based approach in therapy and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing as appropriate. 

Counseling fees

areas of focus

Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling I am able to help you rediscover your motivation, perspective, and the happiness that you are seeking in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD


Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger due to traumatic events. I can help you understand and take charge of these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 


Healthy Relationships


Relationship counseling can be beneficial to  individuals and couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationships. Therapy sessions are held with an individual and/or a couple and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationships.     

About - Irene Dominguez, LPCC


Graduate from the University of San Diego with an M.A. in Counseling, Specializing in Clinical Mental Health, class of 2015.  B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Sociology, class of 2009 from the University of California, San Diego.


Certifications in World Class Marriage, World Class Healthy Relationships, 24/7 Dad, and Anger Management.  Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and trained in Crisis Intervention. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) #5300

Career Experience

I have worked professionally with at-risk youth and underserved populations since 2009. I have also provided services to Veterans, those experiencing homelessness, foster youth, trauma survivors, those with substance use and co-occurring disorders, couples, new parents, and  have worked with IEP's as well as provided in-home services and group facilitation. I have been published and presented on topics related to healthy relationships, parenting and mental health services in schools within the juvenile justice system.

I am also currently a Clinician for the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT), providing on-scene assessments that are generated by 911 calls. 

Scheduling Policy


There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. The quoted hourly rate will be charged in full if there is a cancellation less than 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. 

Please keep in mind that I am only in the office when there is a scheduled appointment. If you schedule a session and need to cancel/reschedule please contact me as soon as possible so that I can fill that slot or so that I may plan my time at the office accordingly. Your attention to this is much appreciated.

Schedule Now


Send Message

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Reduced fees are available. I want to make it possible for you to get the help that you need at an affordable rate. Sliding fee scale slots are available for those that qualify, depending on your eligibility, rates can be adjusted to be as low as $20 an hour. To get information on rates without the sliding fee scale application please call or email to find out more. I accept cash and credit card/debit card payments. I do not accept insurance at this time. 

Strength in Wellness Counseling

3411 3rd Avenue, San Diego, California 92103, United States

(619) 356-3999









By Appointment


By Appointment