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Nancy Phung-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92120
I am a body-centered therapist who specializes in working with trauma and emotion instability/intensity—this includes interpersonal relationships, depression, anger & anxiety. With this approach, we can get to a deeper understanding of diagnosis like Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and adult ADHD. Therapy is a two-pong approach: the skills & tools to get you through the day-to-day; and psychodynamic work of getting to the root of the issues (trauma-informed lens). I combine DBT/CBT skills and tools, with EMDR and tenants of IFS to stabilize symptoms, make way for healing, and a deeper understanding & connection to self.
I am a body-centered therapist who specializes in working with trauma and emotion instability/intensity—this includes interpersonal relationships, depression, anger & anxiety. With this approach, we can get to a deeper understanding of diagnosis like Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and adult ADHD. Therapy is a two-pong approach: the skills & tools to get you through the day-to-day; and psychodynamic work of getting to the root of the issues (trauma-informed lens). I combine DBT/CBT skills and tools, with EMDR and tenants of IFS to stabilize symptoms, make way for healing, and a deeper understanding & connection to self.
(619) 413-9507 View (619) 413-9507
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Romelia Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Romelia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has vast experience doing individual, couples, and group therapy in private and group practices. Romelia believes that healing, restoration, and recovery are obtainable. She believes mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Romelia utilizes different therapeutic approaches during sessions depending on people's background, experiences, and people's goals.
Romelia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has vast experience doing individual, couples, and group therapy in private and group practices. Romelia believes that healing, restoration, and recovery are obtainable. She believes mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Romelia utilizes different therapeutic approaches during sessions depending on people's background, experiences, and people's goals.
(858) 786-1505 View (858) 786-1505
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Sue Shrader-Hanes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
About Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT I began my career in San Diego California working with community based agencies. Initially most of my work was with youth at San Diego Youth Services. I was a case manager/therapist at the Storefront, a shelter for homeless youth that promoted education and I worked with what is now called the Monarch School to help youth on the streets continue their education even though they did not have parents to enroll them in school. This was groundbreaking in California.
About Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT I began my career in San Diego California working with community based agencies. Initially most of my work was with youth at San Diego Youth Services. I was a case manager/therapist at the Storefront, a shelter for homeless youth that promoted education and I worked with what is now called the Monarch School to help youth on the streets continue their education even though they did not have parents to enroll them in school. This was groundbreaking in California.
(858) 465-4920 View (858) 465-4920
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Stephanie Orbon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
Anxiety and stress can get in the way of living your best life. Taking the step to start therapy may be uncomfortable, but being willing and open to try new things can lead to growth and allow you to live a life that is important to you. It is my priority to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can begin this process. Working together, we can find ways to overcome difficulties and build meaning in your life. I want to help you find your true self and live the life you want to lead.
Anxiety and stress can get in the way of living your best life. Taking the step to start therapy may be uncomfortable, but being willing and open to try new things can lead to growth and allow you to live a life that is important to you. It is my priority to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can begin this process. Working together, we can find ways to overcome difficulties and build meaning in your life. I want to help you find your true self and live the life you want to lead.
(619) 775-1824 View (619) 775-1824
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Daniel Myer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Daniel Myer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2014. He graduated from the University of Phoenix where he received a Masters in Counseling. Dan uses a CBT and client centered approach to create a positive and supportive environment with his clients that focuses on interventions that help the client. The areas that are a main focus are depression, anxiety, parenting skills and managing relationships. In his spare time, Dan enjoys playing soccer, basketball and working out to stay healthy in both mind and body. Dan also travels often with his wife and his teenage son.
Daniel Myer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2014. He graduated from the University of Phoenix where he received a Masters in Counseling. Dan uses a CBT and client centered approach to create a positive and supportive environment with his clients that focuses on interventions that help the client. The areas that are a main focus are depression, anxiety, parenting skills and managing relationships. In his spare time, Dan enjoys playing soccer, basketball and working out to stay healthy in both mind and body. Dan also travels often with his wife and his teenage son.
(858) 780-4113 View (858) 780-4113
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992 View (858) 217-4992
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Rose Hartzell-Cushanick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92120
Not accepting new clients
I offer teletherapy via Zoom and am accepting new clients. Are you hoping to enhance your sex life or get closer to your partner? Afraid to start dating due to a sexual concern? Do you find that you and your partner are avoiding each other or fighting over everything? If so, sex/relationship therapy might be a good fit for you.
I offer teletherapy via Zoom and am accepting new clients. Are you hoping to enhance your sex life or get closer to your partner? Afraid to start dating due to a sexual concern? Do you find that you and your partner are avoiding each other or fighting over everything? If so, sex/relationship therapy might be a good fit for you.
(619) 363-6730 View (619) 363-6730
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Jay Alarcon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, MBA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you want and deserve. I am guided by evidence based techniques, educated insight, and genuine curiosity. I work to nurture my clients’ sensitivities, strengths, hopes, and desires for a meaningful and fulfilling existence. I help individuals tap into their inner strength and thrive, to connect to their passions, couples seeking effective communication techniques and highly sensitive people understand their trait and harness their superpower! I support individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, navigate cultural challenges
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you want and deserve. I am guided by evidence based techniques, educated insight, and genuine curiosity. I work to nurture my clients’ sensitivities, strengths, hopes, and desires for a meaningful and fulfilling existence. I help individuals tap into their inner strength and thrive, to connect to their passions, couples seeking effective communication techniques and highly sensitive people understand their trait and harness their superpower! I support individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, navigate cultural challenges
(858) 360-8251 View (858) 360-8251
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Richard Benfante
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Rich Benfante treats patients starting at 10 year old. Rich Benfante is a Licensed MFT with over a decade of experience in the mental health field. He has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families providing individual, crisis, and family therapy to clients who come from different socio-economical backgrounds with a vast array of mental health needs. Rich has experience working in schools, residential programs, and in the community. He has also worked with foster youth, persons on probation, victims of violence and abuse, military and law enforcement, clients struggling with substance issues, and persons of faith.
Rich Benfante treats patients starting at 10 year old. Rich Benfante is a Licensed MFT with over a decade of experience in the mental health field. He has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families providing individual, crisis, and family therapy to clients who come from different socio-economical backgrounds with a vast array of mental health needs. Rich has experience working in schools, residential programs, and in the community. He has also worked with foster youth, persons on probation, victims of violence and abuse, military and law enforcement, clients struggling with substance issues, and persons of faith.
(858) 786-0318 View (858) 786-0318
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Gerald Monk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
If you want more courageous conversations about things you deeply care about with important people in your life, then I think we might work well together. I focus on accessing and tracking resiliency that people sometimes lose touch with to make change happen. I am counseling individuals, couples and families to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen emotional intimacy. More recently I assist people with difficult transitions managing chronic health and age related challenges. I am here to support you in that journey.
If you want more courageous conversations about things you deeply care about with important people in your life, then I think we might work well together. I focus on accessing and tracking resiliency that people sometimes lose touch with to make change happen. I am counseling individuals, couples and families to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen emotional intimacy. More recently I assist people with difficult transitions managing chronic health and age related challenges. I am here to support you in that journey.
(619) 485-6947 View (619) 485-6947
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Gina Biagini-French
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Gina Biagini-French treats patients starting at 5 year old. Gina Biagini-French completed her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 1996 and was licensed in 2000. She has been working in the field of Social Work and Counseling since 1990. Gina treats clients from all backgrounds with a variety of clinical concerns, and has worked in various nonprofit, university and elementary school settings. Gina has two children and has been married for over 25 years.
Gina Biagini-French treats patients starting at 5 year old. Gina Biagini-French completed her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 1996 and was licensed in 2000. She has been working in the field of Social Work and Counseling since 1990. Gina treats clients from all backgrounds with a variety of clinical concerns, and has worked in various nonprofit, university and elementary school settings. Gina has two children and has been married for over 25 years.
(858) 758-3660 View (858) 758-3660
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Dora Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Dr. Gilbert incorporates her cultural experience, educator knowledge, and interest in families and children into her therapeutic work. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist she focuses on treating families, adults, adolescents and children through a family-systems approach. She works with individuals and/or families to overcome lifetime challenges and provide assistance to create a meaningful balanced life.
Dr. Gilbert incorporates her cultural experience, educator knowledge, and interest in families and children into her therapeutic work. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist she focuses on treating families, adults, adolescents and children through a family-systems approach. She works with individuals and/or families to overcome lifetime challenges and provide assistance to create a meaningful balanced life.
(858) 786-0380 View (858) 786-0380
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Richard Bladh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Mental health therapist with 25 years experience. Working with ages 5 and up. Couples counseling, individual counseling, family counseling. Focus on CBT and family systems theory.
Mental health therapist with 25 years experience. Working with ages 5 and up. Couples counseling, individual counseling, family counseling. Focus on CBT and family systems theory.
(858) 321-8649 View (858) 321-8649
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Amy Horne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Amy Horne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Argosy University in 2012 with a Masters in Counseling- Psychology. Amy utilizes a family systems approach to treat individuals, couples and families. Her passion is to help her clients gain insight and improve interpersonal relationships. She believes that improved communication, understanding and connection will lead to better overall well-being. In her spare time, Amy enjoys outdoor adventure/exercise, travel with her family and cheering on her two children field side.
Amy Horne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Argosy University in 2012 with a Masters in Counseling- Psychology. Amy utilizes a family systems approach to treat individuals, couples and families. Her passion is to help her clients gain insight and improve interpersonal relationships. She believes that improved communication, understanding and connection will lead to better overall well-being. In her spare time, Amy enjoys outdoor adventure/exercise, travel with her family and cheering on her two children field side.
(858) 786-1734 View (858) 786-1734
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Michael Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Mike Nelson graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling in 2013. This multi-cultural Marriage and Family Therapy program paved the way for the diverse cultural populations he encountered when providing therapy in clinical settings, middle and high school-based counseling, grief work with Hospice, private practice, and work with youths in the foster system. Within these varied groups, Mike has worked with many people who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Mike Nelson graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling in 2013. This multi-cultural Marriage and Family Therapy program paved the way for the diverse cultural populations he encountered when providing therapy in clinical settings, middle and high school-based counseling, grief work with Hospice, private practice, and work with youths in the foster system. Within these varied groups, Mike has worked with many people who have experienced trauma in their lives.
(858) 326-9482 View (858) 326-9482
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Applied DBT Clinicians
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
We specialize in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for the treatment of especially difficult to treat issues such as PTSD, Severe depression, Eating Disorders and the like. We are also well versed in issues of self-harm and frequent hospitalizations
We specialize in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for the treatment of especially difficult to treat issues such as PTSD, Severe depression, Eating Disorders and the like. We are also well versed in issues of self-harm and frequent hospitalizations
(619) 377-8309 View (619) 377-8309
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Philip Weck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Philip is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW7719), practicing since 1972 and practicing in California since 1979. He has practiced in outpatient psychiatry at Scripps Clinic, Kaiser Permanente & PsyCare/LifeStance Health over the course of those years. He is experienced in the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relational problems, issues having to do with loss. He is experienced in dealing with patients with severe & complicated medical conditions.
Philip is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW7719), practicing since 1972 and practicing in California since 1979. He has practiced in outpatient psychiatry at Scripps Clinic, Kaiser Permanente & PsyCare/LifeStance Health over the course of those years. He is experienced in the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relational problems, issues having to do with loss. He is experienced in dealing with patients with severe & complicated medical conditions.
(858) 358-5059 View (858) 358-5059
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Myel Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
(858) 786-2164 View (858) 786-2164
Sonia Carbonell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
(619) 320-6296 View (619) 320-6296
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Elizabeth Tebo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
Prioritizing your mental health and wellbeing isn't always easy, so I'm glad you are here. My goal as a therapist is to help you identify patterns of behavior that may be affecting your day to day life and relationships, and to teach you skills to regulate your emotions and calm your nervous system. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Somatic Therapy.
Prioritizing your mental health and wellbeing isn't always easy, so I'm glad you are here. My goal as a therapist is to help you identify patterns of behavior that may be affecting your day to day life and relationships, and to teach you skills to regulate your emotions and calm your nervous system. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Somatic Therapy.
(858) 304-8053 View (858) 304-8053

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92120

90+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92120 who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
57% Life Transitions
53% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
74% Optum

How Therapists in 92120 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92120?

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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.