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Aisha Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Not accepting new clients
The decision to talk to someone about things you may be struggling with is a brave one. Whether you're struggling with a recent stressor or a chronic one, whether it's an internal conflict, a relationship conflict, parenting, work, you're having difficulty setting or reaching goals, or something else entirely, finding the right person to talk to makes all the difference. I specialize in helping people make radical and sustainable changes in their personal lives, relationships, parenting, work, and other areas. I take a non-judgmental solution focused approach to helping you set goals and reach them.
The decision to talk to someone about things you may be struggling with is a brave one. Whether you're struggling with a recent stressor or a chronic one, whether it's an internal conflict, a relationship conflict, parenting, work, you're having difficulty setting or reaching goals, or something else entirely, finding the right person to talk to makes all the difference. I specialize in helping people make radical and sustainable changes in their personal lives, relationships, parenting, work, and other areas. I take a non-judgmental solution focused approach to helping you set goals and reach them.
(619) 722-3096 View (619) 722-3096
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Tammy Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
I enjoy helping others reach their full potential by gaining courage and confidence while learning ways to overcome the obstacles life can bring. Such as a loss of a loved one whether unexpectedly or naturally, issues with marriage or family relationships, divorce, health changes or addictions. My goal is to support my clients through a difficult time, help them to have hope, and tap into their inner resilience. I have experience with complicated grief. My heart is to walk along side those that have been affected by violent or unexpected death during an unbearable time, supporting them toward healing.
I enjoy helping others reach their full potential by gaining courage and confidence while learning ways to overcome the obstacles life can bring. Such as a loss of a loved one whether unexpectedly or naturally, issues with marriage or family relationships, divorce, health changes or addictions. My goal is to support my clients through a difficult time, help them to have hope, and tap into their inner resilience. I have experience with complicated grief. My heart is to walk along side those that have been affected by violent or unexpected death during an unbearable time, supporting them toward healing.
(619) 870-1764 View (619) 870-1764
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Theresa Leal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Theresa Leal, LCSW...I am an older practitioner and have worked a lot with families, young adults, and teens. I am very goal-oriented and will work with clients to help them identify their needs and help them work toward solutions, I believe in being positive and looking for how to help my clients develop their own answers so they have ownership of them. I am currently working with a family and teenager, I am also working with two teens on their own and I have a number of young adults in their 20s I am working with. I have been working with Oppositional Defiant, PTSD, sexual abuse, racism, and gender issues.
Theresa Leal, LCSW...I am an older practitioner and have worked a lot with families, young adults, and teens. I am very goal-oriented and will work with clients to help them identify their needs and help them work toward solutions, I believe in being positive and looking for how to help my clients develop their own answers so they have ownership of them. I am currently working with a family and teenager, I am also working with two teens on their own and I have a number of young adults in their 20s I am working with. I have been working with Oppositional Defiant, PTSD, sexual abuse, racism, and gender issues.
(619) 943-3475 View (619) 943-3475
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Trish Franzblau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
'It's never too late to have a happy childhood.' As a nurturing therapist, I believe my role is to provide support, guidance, and a SAFE place to share, vent, scream, cry, laugh or just sit quietly. I also believe it's not what happens to people that's most important, but what they do about it. Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. Though daunting, this realization can be extremely EMPOWERING--You are in charge of your life and your future happiness! With this knowledge, change can unfold.
'It's never too late to have a happy childhood.' As a nurturing therapist, I believe my role is to provide support, guidance, and a SAFE place to share, vent, scream, cry, laugh or just sit quietly. I also believe it's not what happens to people that's most important, but what they do about it. Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. Though daunting, this realization can be extremely EMPOWERING--You are in charge of your life and your future happiness! With this knowledge, change can unfold.
(805) 214-8832 View (805) 214-8832
Photo of Jennifer Lentenbrink, Psychologist in 91941, CA
Jennifer Lentenbrink
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Not accepting new clients
Does any of this sound familiar? Life feels disconnected from meaning, purpose or joy. The same situations keep repeating themselves. Emotional difficulties are getting in the way of relationships or personal growth. These are a few of the situations someone may seek me out for therapy. During the therapeutic process, we will work together to connect underlying factors with your present circumstances. This will work to give you back control of your life and gain freedom from the fears, anxieties and blind spots that have been driving your suffering.
Does any of this sound familiar? Life feels disconnected from meaning, purpose or joy. The same situations keep repeating themselves. Emotional difficulties are getting in the way of relationships or personal growth. These are a few of the situations someone may seek me out for therapy. During the therapeutic process, we will work together to connect underlying factors with your present circumstances. This will work to give you back control of your life and gain freedom from the fears, anxieties and blind spots that have been driving your suffering.
(619) 432-3786 View (619) 432-3786
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Kathryn Shafer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Kathryn Shafer (She, Her, Hers). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience in the field. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults with a variety of concerns. I specialize in working with diverse populations who have anxiety, depression, relational problems and every day life stressors.
Hi there! My name is Kathryn Shafer (She, Her, Hers). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience in the field. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults with a variety of concerns. I specialize in working with diverse populations who have anxiety, depression, relational problems and every day life stressors.
(619) 626-1331 View (619) 626-1331
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Betty Lemos-Arellano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Through my work for non profit, public and private sectors, I have developed an unrelenting passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome life's many challenges. I consider it a privilege to have treated these populations from a variety of backgrounds with an equally varied mental health conditions. I have worked with juvenile sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, foster children, chronically mentally ill, and criminally insane, couples, to name a few. Although, their problems were different, their goals were the same, to live a life filled with happiness self sufficiency and success.I have been working in an underserved community.
Through my work for non profit, public and private sectors, I have developed an unrelenting passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome life's many challenges. I consider it a privilege to have treated these populations from a variety of backgrounds with an equally varied mental health conditions. I have worked with juvenile sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, foster children, chronically mentally ill, and criminally insane, couples, to name a few. Although, their problems were different, their goals were the same, to live a life filled with happiness self sufficiency and success.I have been working in an underserved community.
(858) 260-3253 View (858) 260-3253
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Jungle Gym
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ASW, PC, SC
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Waitlist for new clients
The change starts with you! Being aware of past issues may cause unwanted emotions or behaviors that tends to guide your current life. Taking the time to explore these issues in therapy can give you more control over these emotions and behaviors. Additionally, if you are looking to improve mind, body and spirit I have an onsite gym (monthly cash fee only for this tx the workout for the mind, body, and spirit is intense).
The change starts with you! Being aware of past issues may cause unwanted emotions or behaviors that tends to guide your current life. Taking the time to explore these issues in therapy can give you more control over these emotions and behaviors. Additionally, if you are looking to improve mind, body and spirit I have an onsite gym (monthly cash fee only for this tx the workout for the mind, body, and spirit is intense).
(619) 279-5643 View (619) 279-5643
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Kristin Steele
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Thank you for taking the time to consider me in choosing a support person for yourself or family member. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing effective, specialized psychological services for Adolescents and Adults. I facilitate Psychological Evaluations/Testing, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health/Performance Coaching. I take an Individualized, Empowerment and Wellness-based approach whereby I incorporate brief, solutions focused interventions to address the overall psychological needs of a person or family to help reduce suffering and bring about optimal Well-being and long-term Recovery.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me in choosing a support person for yourself or family member. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing effective, specialized psychological services for Adolescents and Adults. I facilitate Psychological Evaluations/Testing, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health/Performance Coaching. I take an Individualized, Empowerment and Wellness-based approach whereby I incorporate brief, solutions focused interventions to address the overall psychological needs of a person or family to help reduce suffering and bring about optimal Well-being and long-term Recovery.
(619) 762-4623 View (619) 762-4623
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Katherine Morrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
I have been a practicing clinician for over 20 years. I recently obtained a sport social work certification from University of Michigan and now specialize in working with high-school and collegiate student-athletes on sports performance. I have treated both youth and adults and work towards goals of healing, growth, and wellness. I provide individual and family therapy and have focused on clinical areas such as trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, divorce and relationship conflict. I utilize a collaborative approach that is both strength-based and solution-focused.
I have been a practicing clinician for over 20 years. I recently obtained a sport social work certification from University of Michigan and now specialize in working with high-school and collegiate student-athletes on sports performance. I have treated both youth and adults and work towards goals of healing, growth, and wellness. I provide individual and family therapy and have focused on clinical areas such as trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, divorce and relationship conflict. I utilize a collaborative approach that is both strength-based and solution-focused.
(978) 767-4916 View (978) 767-4916
Talin Yesaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Seeking therapy and parent coaching services can be an anxiety provoking process and I'm here to help make it as easy and possible. I would love to speak with you further to answer any questions you have to ensure that our relationship will be the right one for your and your loved ones. I pride myself in my ability to connect with children instantly and make children and families feel comfortable in seeking support, guidance care to improve relationships with their loved ones.
Seeking therapy and parent coaching services can be an anxiety provoking process and I'm here to help make it as easy and possible. I would love to speak with you further to answer any questions you have to ensure that our relationship will be the right one for your and your loved ones. I pride myself in my ability to connect with children instantly and make children and families feel comfortable in seeking support, guidance care to improve relationships with their loved ones.
(858) 914-4746 View (858) 914-4746
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Kelly Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941  (Online Only)
Experiencing a non-traditional start to parenthood life can be very isolating and difficult to talk about with family and friends. If you can relate to this, I would love to help. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have been through a lot of different experiences including IVF journeys, utilizing a sperm/egg donor, embryo donation, surrogacy, difficult pregnancies, pre-term labor, NICU stays, and reproductive trauma. I have also been working with adults with depression and anxiety for almost 10 years.
Experiencing a non-traditional start to parenthood life can be very isolating and difficult to talk about with family and friends. If you can relate to this, I would love to help. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have been through a lot of different experiences including IVF journeys, utilizing a sperm/egg donor, embryo donation, surrogacy, difficult pregnancies, pre-term labor, NICU stays, and reproductive trauma. I have also been working with adults with depression and anxiety for almost 10 years.
(619) 514-4015 View (619) 514-4015
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Mary Nelsen Tamborski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
Waitlist for new clients
It isn't problems that determine health and well-being, but what we do about them. I believe that problems provide opportunities for personal growth and development. My mission is to help clients find solutions through awareness and possibilities they might not see on their own. I respect the inner health in each person that sometimes becomes buried behind the filters of the thought system. Understanding how you created your thought system frees you to access your inner wisdom instead of allowing your thought system to control you. If you have questions about how I might help you, please contact me.
It isn't problems that determine health and well-being, but what we do about them. I believe that problems provide opportunities for personal growth and development. My mission is to help clients find solutions through awareness and possibilities they might not see on their own. I respect the inner health in each person that sometimes becomes buried behind the filters of the thought system. Understanding how you created your thought system frees you to access your inner wisdom instead of allowing your thought system to control you. If you have questions about how I might help you, please contact me.
(858) 375-1175 View (858) 375-1175
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Integrative Counseling for Mind-Body Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
I view the person as a whole and wellness as a personal journey. It's nearly impossible to heal the mind without also healing the body. As both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 15 years of experience, and a Nutritionist, I can help you achieve optimum mental and physical vitality and find your pathway to becoming your best self. Together, we will look at emotions, thoughts, behaviors and unconscious beliefs that may be holding you back, but also consider complementary and alternative means to help you achieve wellness -- focusing on sleep, nutrition, exercise, meditation, social supports, and holistic treatments.
I view the person as a whole and wellness as a personal journey. It's nearly impossible to heal the mind without also healing the body. As both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 15 years of experience, and a Nutritionist, I can help you achieve optimum mental and physical vitality and find your pathway to becoming your best self. Together, we will look at emotions, thoughts, behaviors and unconscious beliefs that may be holding you back, but also consider complementary and alternative means to help you achieve wellness -- focusing on sleep, nutrition, exercise, meditation, social supports, and holistic treatments.
(619) 937-3854 View (619) 937-3854
Photo of Niamh ( Neeve) Martin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91941, CA
Niamh ( Neeve) Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you wake up with a knot in your stomach ? Or get on a train of thought to the worst case scenario ? Are you worried about what others think and does this drive your life instead of you?
Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you wake up with a knot in your stomach ? Or get on a train of thought to the worst case scenario ? Are you worried about what others think and does this drive your life instead of you?
(619) 273-0344 View (619) 273-0344
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Hais Lindeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941  (Online Only)
My specializations include individuals, families and relationships with co-occurring and complex mental health, substance use, problem gambling and personality disorders. Additionally, I have a special interest in women and couples who are experiencing a broad spectrum of fertility challenges, pregnancy losses, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, and postpartum concerns.
My specializations include individuals, families and relationships with co-occurring and complex mental health, substance use, problem gambling and personality disorders. Additionally, I have a special interest in women and couples who are experiencing a broad spectrum of fertility challenges, pregnancy losses, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, and postpartum concerns.
(619) 480-0245 View (619) 480-0245
Photo of Ezara Moyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91941, CA
Ezara Moyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
Being a teenager in today's society is quite a journey. Do you ever feel hopeless when trying to figure out how to help your teen or preteen navigate their big emotions and social struggles? Has your teen lost motivation and connection with others and is no longer finding enjoyment in things they used to love? Being the parent of a teenager is no small feat, especially when they have lost their confidence and self identity. I have dedicated the last 6 years to helping teens, pre-teens, and their parents navigate this delicate time within life development.
Being a teenager in today's society is quite a journey. Do you ever feel hopeless when trying to figure out how to help your teen or preteen navigate their big emotions and social struggles? Has your teen lost motivation and connection with others and is no longer finding enjoyment in things they used to love? Being the parent of a teenager is no small feat, especially when they have lost their confidence and self identity. I have dedicated the last 6 years to helping teens, pre-teens, and their parents navigate this delicate time within life development.
(619) 268-5884 View (619) 268-5884
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Ana Laura Thomat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual and couple's therapy. If you struggle with adjusting to a new phase of life, a new career or living in Southern California, you are not alone. Sometimes people can feel anxious or empty inside even though on the outside, their lives are looking fine. You've tried to hide those sad and lonely feelings from your friends and family, but feeling disconnected from those that you want to be close with is painful. You've noticed doing all kinds of things to not feel out of control.
Hello, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual and couple's therapy. If you struggle with adjusting to a new phase of life, a new career or living in Southern California, you are not alone. Sometimes people can feel anxious or empty inside even though on the outside, their lives are looking fine. You've tried to hide those sad and lonely feelings from your friends and family, but feeling disconnected from those that you want to be close with is painful. You've noticed doing all kinds of things to not feel out of control.
(619) 880-6690 View (619) 880-6690
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Tammy Runge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91941
We all experience emotional injuries. Some are minor and other could qualify as trauma. These injuries shape how we respond to our current situation. At times the responses are helpful, but at other times these responses are no longer helping us live our best life. In addition, these injuries may cause symptoms that at times can become unmanageable. Luckily it is possible to heal from these injuries. Therapy can help with the process of healing, especially if we get stuck along the way.
We all experience emotional injuries. Some are minor and other could qualify as trauma. These injuries shape how we respond to our current situation. At times the responses are helpful, but at other times these responses are no longer helping us live our best life. In addition, these injuries may cause symptoms that at times can become unmanageable. Luckily it is possible to heal from these injuries. Therapy can help with the process of healing, especially if we get stuck along the way.
(619) 335-5309 View (619) 335-5309
Photo of Jodi Ashton, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91941, CA
Jodi Ashton, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91941
I am a therapist who uses practical knowledge, is interactive, and solution-focused. My treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.
I am a therapist who uses practical knowledge, is interactive, and solution-focused. My treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.
(619) 493-4398 View (619) 493-4398

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91941

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 91941 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
65% Self Esteem
64% Coping Skills
58% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 91941 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91941?

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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.