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In Home Counseling Services in San Clemente

Counseling Services

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Quotes on Change

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."

"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever."

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight."

Why Change Forward In Home?

San Clemente Counselor, Grace Duarte de Baker, specializes in providing insight and counsel to those seeking healing and a more healthy and happy life! With an approach to therapy that is holistic, wellness-based and client-centered, Grace offers customized treatment plans and growth options for each and every client. This means that who YOU are determines the details and direction of YOUR therapeutic process. As a result, various techniques and principles of adlerian psychotherapy, object-relations theory, attachment theory, reality therapy, family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices may be incorporated to aid you in achieving health and joy.


Whether you're 'in a funk' or you've recently experienced trauma, Grace ushers you into a safe space of connection where you can talk it all out, uncover new truths and figure out how to respond to life and relationships in a more healthy, fulfilling way.

Issues Treated:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Codependency
  • Life Transitions
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma (abuse, neglect, etc.)
  • Miscarriage Aftermath
  • Career & Academic Concerns


Whether your marriage is in crisis or you're up for some strategic relationship maintenance, bringing your concerns into counseling is a smart move. While couples counseling may need to include individual sessions, the current and future state of your relationship is the focus of any couples session. Exploration of past pain, present habits and future hopes and dreams directs session conversation and resulting "homework."


Catering talk and techniques to the client's dynamic developmental stage, Grace works to first develop rapport and establish trust with preteen and teen clients — creating a safe space for full disclosure. Guarding that trust as vital, Grace will also aim to keep parents in the loop regarding the family's essential role in a client's treatment plan.


Whether you are approaching college, graduation or in the midst of a "mid-life crisis," discovering one's calling and seeking fulfillment in a vocation is an admirable (and crucial) endeavor. However, it's not always an easy one. Exploring your life story, interests, core values, environmental influences and personality predispositions through pointed discussion and assessment tools, Grace can help you latch on to the kind of purposeful passion that equates to abundant life.


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approach,

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused