Sterling Funk
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Sterling Funk, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-100502

I’ve had the privilege of working with adults, teens, and families in such areas as anxiety, depression, PTSD, motivation, self-esteem, difficult life changes, men issues, value shifts and much more. Taking the plunge and getting into therapy is the first step in trying to change the direction of your life. As your counselor, I will walk with you through the valleys you are facing. With empathy and compassion, I will work with you to establish a treatment plan specific to your needs and help you take the next steps to reach your goals.

Carlsbad – Thu & Fri
Online Counseling

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who is committed to supporting teens, adults, families, and groups on their journey toward mental well-being and spiritual growth, providing guidance and understanding every step of the way. I offer professional Christian counseling services in both English and Spanish. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, men’s issues, porn addiction, trauma, ADHD, relationship problems, or other concerns, I would be honored to work with you. Together we will determine the best path forward to help you experience the growth, healing, and restoration you desire.

My Goal as a Christian Counselor

My goal as your counselor is to help you develop strategies to deal with life, whether it be through coping skills or finding ways to heal with God’s help. My hope is that through our time together, you will come to a deeper understanding of how your relationship with God can help you find something (or rather Someone) to depend on instead of yourself.

What I Offer in Christian Counseling

I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your challenges, develop healthy coping strategies, and find hope and peace through a deepened connection with God. After our first session, I will follow up and review your goals and the progress you have made, whether we follow up with homework or compare assessments. Throughout our sessions I’ll help you discover more about your personal beliefs and struggles with God to help you strengthen that relationship and resolve any questions through your own insight.

My Approach to Christian Counseling

By taking a Christian approach to counseling, my clients benefit by having greater resources with which to deal with life’s challenges. Whether from their church community, Christian counseling, and/or their personal relationship with God, I believe clients who access these resources generally find greater meaning in this life.


It can be hard to trust a stranger with the intimate details of your life–even if they are a professional! Sterling earns that trust through the genuine care and impeccable integrity he shows all of his patients and colleagues. I have know Sterling since we worked together with youth and families in Mexico City in 2011, and I have seen a lot of the good he has done in this world helping people lead more empowered lives. Let him help you!

Thomas Veeman

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Sterling has exceptional listening and care.

Taye Bela Corby

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Sterling is excellent! Compassionate & understanding of my needs.

Taye Bela Corby

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I know Sterling Funk as a colleague and friend I regard and respect and trust. I can rely on him to be honest with me and that he cares and looks out for me. I know he’s in my corner. He’s someone that naturally goes out of their way to support you. It’s just who he is.

Daniel A. Linder

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I effusively recommend Sterling Funk. He’s has been a dear friend and colleague of mine since 2011, for over 12 years. He works hard for his clients, deeply cares about them, and has amassed a lot of skills over the years to do good, ethical therapy. Examples of this are how he protects his clients confidentiality with a high degree of seriousness, and he continues to get extra trainings to strengthen his skills. He also has a very high command of Spanish and understands Latinx and Mexican culture VERY well.

Jason Linder

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Sterling does an amazing job meeting clients where they are at and giving them the safe space to speak their mind!!!

Michael Garrett

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Focus Areas

  • ADHD
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coaching
  • Counseling in Spanish
  • Counseling for Teens
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Men’s Issues
  • OCD
  • Online Counseling
  • Personal Development
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex and Porn Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual Development
  • Trauma


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