Jussi Light, New Growth Counseling, Carlsbad, CA

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Measuring the effectiveness of counseling we provide is a PRIORITY

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There are two important factors that predict whether therapy is a success – how you rate your feelings about your therapist and how you rate your sense of progress during therapy. Seems like therapists would want to obtain these ratings regularly, right? Yet, fewer than 3% of therapists actually do.

Thankfully, this statistic is changing, and we are glad to be a part of that change.  We are open to your feedback – both positive and negative.  Knowing what is not working helps us attune more precisely to your needs. If we aren’t aware, we can’t do anything to make a course-correction.  This is why we measure your responses to the time-tested indicators that result in successful treatment.  A growing body of research is showing that therapists who solicit weekly feedback from their clients produce success rates that are far above the norm.

When you arrive for your appointment, we will have a very brief survey (less than a minute) for you to complete about the progress you are experiencing in key areas of your life – personal, family, work/school, friends, and overall well-being.  You will be able to do this confidentially on your smart phone or our device while sitting in the waiting room.  Then when the session is over, we’ll again ask you to complete a very brief survey (less than a minute) rating your feelings about the session and the connection with your therapist.

For those interested in the research please watch “Using Client Feedback in Therapy,” by Barry L. Duncan.  This brief video is about how important it is for therapists to get regular feedback in order to improve their clients outcomes and results.

Or read about how research on measuring outcomes improves results, from Psychotherapy Networker.

In Practice since 1999

I’ve helped hundreds of kids, teens, and adults in family, couples, and individual counseling.


Advanced Certifications

Certified Therapist & Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy (a method with 90% effectiveness)

Timely & Effective

My goal is to help you reach your goals in an efficient and timely manner, so you don’t have to stay in therapy forever.

What others are saying about New Growth Counseling….

Karen Mehringer, MA

Jussi is an incredible therapist who is keenly intuitive and honoring of his client’s process. I trust him implicitly and highly recommend him for healing and transformation of any kind.

Karen Mehringer

Author, Speaker, Life Coach

Kathryn de Bruin

It is so easy to recommend Jussi. He is someone that I would see personally for therapy if I wasn’t a colleague or a friend. He is a skillful, sharp clinician who is well-known and well liked.

Kathryn de Bruin

Family therapist, Teacher

Dr. Mark Maxwell

Jussi is an outstanding therapist, especially working with couples. Jussi and I have worked together often in treatment teams, co-therapy and case conceptualization. He has a gift and I would highly recommend him!

Mark Maxwell

Couples Therapist, Adjunct Faculty

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