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Monika Chalk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSc, AMFT
Verified Verified
Bonita, CA 91908
I see every client as a whole and healthy person capable of change and unlimited growth. Maybe you’ve tried different healing paths only to be frustrated by a lack of progress or real change. I know we have the tools within us to make lasting change. I specialize in getting to know you so that together we can work on helping you heal from past hurts, change harmful thoughts and behaviors, improve communication, develop strong support systems, and build strong relationships. It’s my passion to use evidence-based cognitive, strength-focused, and solution-oriented strategies to help you make the most of the tools you already have.
I see every client as a whole and healthy person capable of change and unlimited growth. Maybe you’ve tried different healing paths only to be frustrated by a lack of progress or real change. I know we have the tools within us to make lasting change. I specialize in getting to know you so that together we can work on helping you heal from past hurts, change harmful thoughts and behaviors, improve communication, develop strong support systems, and build strong relationships. It’s my passion to use evidence-based cognitive, strength-focused, and solution-oriented strategies to help you make the most of the tools you already have.
(619) 914-6729 View (619) 914-6729
Photo of Christy Garcia, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91908, CA
Christy Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bonita, CA 91908
You've been through some really difficult and painful experiences in your life. There’s this unspoken pressure to “get over it" and "move on" because it's in the past. You say to yourself, “why can’t I just feel better already? What’s wrong with me?” You feel like no one cares about you or understands what you’re going through. Sometimes you can’t stop the tears from streaming down your face. You may even feel overwhelmed by anxiety - even to the point of having a panic attack. It can come out of nowhere and you don’t understand what brought it on or how to make yourself feel better. You just want to feel better.
You've been through some really difficult and painful experiences in your life. There’s this unspoken pressure to “get over it" and "move on" because it's in the past. You say to yourself, “why can’t I just feel better already? What’s wrong with me?” You feel like no one cares about you or understands what you’re going through. Sometimes you can’t stop the tears from streaming down your face. You may even feel overwhelmed by anxiety - even to the point of having a panic attack. It can come out of nowhere and you don’t understand what brought it on or how to make yourself feel better. You just want to feel better.
(619) 637-3822 View (619) 637-3822
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Dr. Laura Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bonita, CA 91908  (Online Only)
In a world where anxiety, depression, PTSD, and challenges to self-esteem and relationships are increasingly common, the quest for genuine connection and understanding can seem daunting, especially for those of us in the queer community. If you're navigating relationship difficulties, societal injustices - such as transphobia, homophobia, racism, discrimination, and inequity, or the impact of violence and chronic trauma, know that your feelings are valid and you're not alone. The need for safer spaces where we can be our most authentic selves and where our identities are affirmed and celebrated is more crucial than ever.
In a world where anxiety, depression, PTSD, and challenges to self-esteem and relationships are increasingly common, the quest for genuine connection and understanding can seem daunting, especially for those of us in the queer community. If you're navigating relationship difficulties, societal injustices - such as transphobia, homophobia, racism, discrimination, and inequity, or the impact of violence and chronic trauma, know that your feelings are valid and you're not alone. The need for safer spaces where we can be our most authentic selves and where our identities are affirmed and celebrated is more crucial than ever.
(858) 251-6371 View (858) 251-6371

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91908

< 10

Therapists in 91908 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict
67% Child

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in 91908 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91908?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.