Deisy Cristina Boscán-La Jolla Psychology Center
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have more than 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescent and adults.
As a psychoanalyst I believe that an individual's feelings and behaviors are motivated by a variety of unconscious factors often resulting in people feeling stuck. Psychoanalysis helps individuals finally break these habits by understanding their root causes and enable significant changes at the very core of one's emotional responses. Using these experiences, the analyst helps the patient work on a deeply unconscious level to eliminate unproductive and destructive patterns. This opens the patient to new, fresh and genuine experiences and solutions in their lives. This process is achievable through empathy and respect.
(619) 304-4638
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have more than 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescent and adults.
As a psychoanalyst I believe that an individual's feelings and behaviors are motivated by a variety of unconscious factors often resulting in people feeling stuck. Psychoanalysis helps individuals finally break these habits by understanding their root causes and enable significant changes at the very core of one's emotional responses. Using these experiences, the analyst helps the patient work on a deeply unconscious level to eliminate unproductive and destructive patterns. This opens the patient to new, fresh and genuine experiences and solutions in their lives. This process is achievable through empathy and respect.
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Valerie Rock
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and adolescent difficulties.
I believe in providing a collaborative and supportive environment to maximize the therapeutic experience. I help clients cope with negative thoughts and behaviors that may hinder relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy is focused on building and nurturing interpersonal relationships and decreasing daily stress, by assisting clients in capitalizing on strengths and defining goals.
(619) 405-9898
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and adolescent difficulties.
I believe in providing a collaborative and supportive environment to maximize the therapeutic experience. I help clients cope with negative thoughts and behaviors that may hinder relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy is focused on building and nurturing interpersonal relationships and decreasing daily stress, by assisting clients in capitalizing on strengths and defining goals.
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Kristina Mendez
Psychological Associate, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Dr. Mendez is a compassionate, humorous and empowering therapist who is here to be in partnership with you on your healing journey. She practices therapy from a feminist multicultural approach, which means that she attunes herself to the societal, cultural and historical systems that impact the wellbeing of her clients. She specializes in working with adolescent and young adult BIPOC clients, including bilingual treatment of Latine clients, clients who identify as first or second generation immigrants, first generation college students, multi-racial clients, trauma survivors, and LGBTQIA2S+ clients.
(858) 914-0837 x120
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Dr. Mendez is a compassionate, humorous and empowering therapist who is here to be in partnership with you on your healing journey. She practices therapy from a feminist multicultural approach, which means that she attunes herself to the societal, cultural and historical systems that impact the wellbeing of her clients. She specializes in working with adolescent and young adult BIPOC clients, including bilingual treatment of Latine clients, clients who identify as first or second generation immigrants, first generation college students, multi-racial clients, trauma survivors, and LGBTQIA2S+ clients.
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Erin Alcantara
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I will work with your child or teen to help them manage their strong emotions.
Are you tired of things being so difficult? You're trying so hard to find balance, but you're overwhelmed and exhausted. You need a safe space to figure out how to manage it all. It could be that you're going through a life transition, such as becoming a parent, entering college or the work force, getting divorced or becoming an empty-nester. Or you may have past relationship wounds. It may be that your child is the one in need of support. They may be experiencing anxiety or depression, problems with peers, or having difficulty returning to school. You're wanting things to be good again, and have a happy, less stressful life.
(619) 292-0314
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I will work with your child or teen to help them manage their strong emotions.
Are you tired of things being so difficult? You're trying so hard to find balance, but you're overwhelmed and exhausted. You need a safe space to figure out how to manage it all. It could be that you're going through a life transition, such as becoming a parent, entering college or the work force, getting divorced or becoming an empty-nester. Or you may have past relationship wounds. It may be that your child is the one in need of support. They may be experiencing anxiety or depression, problems with peers, or having difficulty returning to school. You're wanting things to be good again, and have a happy, less stressful life.
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Ascend Beyond Family Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with trust, intimacy, or communication in your significant relationships? Do you often feel lonely or withdrawn? Do you long for your family to stop fighting and get along better? Do you have a teenager who is struggling with self-esteem, depression or anxiety? Are you working toward a goal to lose weight, become more balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually? If you have been looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and help you to improve in your relationships or individually I would love to meet you and help you reach your goals.
(858) 879-6818
Verified

Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with trust, intimacy, or communication in your significant relationships? Do you often feel lonely or withdrawn? Do you long for your family to stop fighting and get along better? Do you have a teenager who is struggling with self-esteem, depression or anxiety? Are you working toward a goal to lose weight, become more balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually? If you have been looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and help you to improve in your relationships or individually I would love to meet you and help you reach your goals.
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Jennie Abito-Carlestav
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Published Children's Book Author, and Author of two magazine Articles through See Beyond Mag: a Teen Empowerment Magazine.
I OFFER ONLINE SESSIONS & Accept New Clients. With increased anxiety and daily stress during the current Corona Virus, I am here to help guide you through this uncertain and continued changing times. As we discover how this pandemic has forced us to restructure our lives, let’s look at how your brain is processing the events. Some big and small daily events could be putting you at risk for negative thoughts about yourself and life. Through EMDR techniques I can guide you to feel less anxious and lower your risk for daily stress & depression. Let’s get you back on track and create harmony back into your life. Choose Happiness.
(619) 493-4409
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Published Children's Book Author, and Author of two magazine Articles through See Beyond Mag: a Teen Empowerment Magazine.
I OFFER ONLINE SESSIONS & Accept New Clients. With increased anxiety and daily stress during the current Corona Virus, I am here to help guide you through this uncertain and continued changing times. As we discover how this pandemic has forced us to restructure our lives, let’s look at how your brain is processing the events. Some big and small daily events could be putting you at risk for negative thoughts about yourself and life. Through EMDR techniques I can guide you to feel less anxious and lower your risk for daily stress & depression. Let’s get you back on track and create harmony back into your life. Choose Happiness.
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Melissa Pinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Maybe you have a child who has many worries or is prone to negative thinking? Maybe your child is feeling overwhelmed with anger not knowing how to control the rage? Or maybe your teen is having difficulty connecting socially with others and forming meaningful relationships? Having a child with behavioral and developmental challenges can be distressing for family members. Therapy can help reduce worries, increase emotional awareness, and build skills of resiliency. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and developmental and learning differences.
(858) 633-6190
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Maybe you have a child who has many worries or is prone to negative thinking? Maybe your child is feeling overwhelmed with anger not knowing how to control the rage? Or maybe your teen is having difficulty connecting socially with others and forming meaningful relationships? Having a child with behavioral and developmental challenges can be distressing for family members. Therapy can help reduce worries, increase emotional awareness, and build skills of resiliency. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and developmental and learning differences.
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
Concerned about your child or teen? I help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. I work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. I help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. I have helped hundreds of families and I am confident I can help you. My practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(619) 378-7281
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
Concerned about your child or teen? I help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. I work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. I help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. I have helped hundreds of families and I am confident I can help you. My practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
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Jazlynn Sipplen
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
Are you a tween, teen, young adult and/or college student in need of a little extra support? Perhaps recent transitions at home, school or work gotten you down? Or you may feel worn out from the impact on your life of COVID-19? Are you feeling isolated or struggling with relationship issues? You are not alone; we've all been there! My goal is to provide you a short-term, confidential space where you can talk openly about your challenges, feel supported and learn some new, perhaps more adaptive tools and strategies for working through current problems and issues.
(619) 937-2296
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
Are you a tween, teen, young adult and/or college student in need of a little extra support? Perhaps recent transitions at home, school or work gotten you down? Or you may feel worn out from the impact on your life of COVID-19? Are you feeling isolated or struggling with relationship issues? You are not alone; we've all been there! My goal is to provide you a short-term, confidential space where you can talk openly about your challenges, feel supported and learn some new, perhaps more adaptive tools and strategies for working through current problems and issues.
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Pilar M. Placone
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I love to work with Couples, Teen Girls, Individuals and Families who have been affected by addiction, abuse, betrayal, illness, financial stress, and relationship neglect.
The relationship between therapist and client is one of the most unique and confidential relationships there is. Studies show the alliance the therapist cultivates with his/her client is crucial to therapeutic-effectivity. Helping you review your life and identify the changes you want to make is a sacred and respectful process. I provide each client the best quality care and will support you in examining the underlying issues causing pain and discouraging patterns. I am honest, compassionate, directive, and I want you to see promising changes in the life you want and deserve as soon as possible.
(619) 870-1427
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I love to work with Couples, Teen Girls, Individuals and Families who have been affected by addiction, abuse, betrayal, illness, financial stress, and relationship neglect.
The relationship between therapist and client is one of the most unique and confidential relationships there is. Studies show the alliance the therapist cultivates with his/her client is crucial to therapeutic-effectivity. Helping you review your life and identify the changes you want to make is a sacred and respectful process. I provide each client the best quality care and will support you in examining the underlying issues causing pain and discouraging patterns. I am honest, compassionate, directive, and I want you to see promising changes in the life you want and deserve as soon as possible.
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
(858) 956-7579
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
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Lori Underwood Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
Are you a tween, teen, young adult and/or college student in need of a little extra support? Perhaps recent transitions at home, school or work gotten you down? Or you may feel worn out from the impact on your life of COVID-19? Are you feeling isolated or struggling with relationship issues? You are not alone; we've all been there! Our goal is to provide you a short-term, confidential space where you can talk openly about your challenges, feel supported and learn some new, perhaps more adaptive tools and strategies for working through current problems and issues.
(619) 329-8242
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
Are you a tween, teen, young adult and/or college student in need of a little extra support? Perhaps recent transitions at home, school or work gotten you down? Or you may feel worn out from the impact on your life of COVID-19? Are you feeling isolated or struggling with relationship issues? You are not alone; we've all been there! Our goal is to provide you a short-term, confidential space where you can talk openly about your challenges, feel supported and learn some new, perhaps more adaptive tools and strategies for working through current problems and issues.
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Bernadette Heid
Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Aloha! Thank you for considering me to work alongside with you in your journey towards self-discovery and positive well-being. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Hawaii and in California. I received a Master of Arts degree in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis) from Pepperdine University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Hawaii School of Professional Psychology. My training and clinical experience covers a wide age range from infants/toddlers to adults and includes cognitive and neural developmental research, pediatric neuropsychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, and health psychology.
(858) 266-9751
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Aloha! Thank you for considering me to work alongside with you in your journey towards self-discovery and positive well-being. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Hawaii and in California. I received a Master of Arts degree in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis) from Pepperdine University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Hawaii School of Professional Psychology. My training and clinical experience covers a wide age range from infants/toddlers to adults and includes cognitive and neural developmental research, pediatric neuropsychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, and health psychology.
Ellen Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
What is commonly referred to as "mental health" is not an absolute. During my 30 years of practice, I've come to think of psychotherapy/counseling as a combination of external focus (how we manage or cope in the world) and internal focus (what needs to be healed se we feel better about who we are). I would like to help you with either/both. My practice includes work with individuals as well as couples.
(858) 367-9408
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La Jolla, CA 92037
What is commonly referred to as "mental health" is not an absolute. During my 30 years of practice, I've come to think of psychotherapy/counseling as a combination of external focus (how we manage or cope in the world) and internal focus (what needs to be healed se we feel better about who we are). I would like to help you with either/both. My practice includes work with individuals as well as couples.
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Mary Beth Dinerman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people go through life with a steady routine. Sometimes negative outcomes occur from their daily choices or unforeseen events. Depression, anxiety, irritation, and hopelessness can then set in. My goal is to focus on client needs and empower them by teaching skills and strategies that will allow them to move forward and have a meaningful life.
(833) 703-0404
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people go through life with a steady routine. Sometimes negative outcomes occur from their daily choices or unforeseen events. Depression, anxiety, irritation, and hopelessness can then set in. My goal is to focus on client needs and empower them by teaching skills and strategies that will allow them to move forward and have a meaningful life.
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Hawley Winter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, BC-TMH Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
(858) 217-4973
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
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Michelle Carcel, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
First and foremost, congratulations on taking a step towards accomplishing your goals! Making the decision to work with a therapist to help manage any life stressor takes strength and commitment. When working with a new client, one of my primary objectives is to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment. I believe the best outcomes stem from an engaging, collaborative working relationship. Therapy is a very personal experience and I encourage my clients to be active participants in their therapeutic success.
(858) 337-5258
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
First and foremost, congratulations on taking a step towards accomplishing your goals! Making the decision to work with a therapist to help manage any life stressor takes strength and commitment. When working with a new client, one of my primary objectives is to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment. I believe the best outcomes stem from an engaging, collaborative working relationship. Therapy is a very personal experience and I encourage my clients to be active participants in their therapeutic success.
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Lisa Marks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I invite you to think about your biggest challenge or deepest pain. Now think about the way you respond to those thoughts. Notice the judgment, self-criticism, or shame that shows up. Now consider how you would respond if you heard about the same struggle from a friend, child or sibling. The likelihood is that your response would be different: more compassionate and more accepting. This way of treating ourselves is a learned survival strategy—and just as it was learned, long ago, it can also be unlearned.
(629) 201-4561
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I invite you to think about your biggest challenge or deepest pain. Now think about the way you respond to those thoughts. Notice the judgment, self-criticism, or shame that shows up. Now consider how you would respond if you heard about the same struggle from a friend, child or sibling. The likelihood is that your response would be different: more compassionate and more accepting. This way of treating ourselves is a learned survival strategy—and just as it was learned, long ago, it can also be unlearned.
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Crystal Y. Meng - La Jolla Psychology Center
Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MA Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
How overwhelmed do you feel? For many of us, the pandemic brought isolation, despair, and vulnerability. Fears of the unknown and rumination of the past may permeate our day-to-day existence. Finding support for our well-being has never been more critical. I provide psychological testing and therapy to individuals seeking to better understand the root causes to their distress. My specialty is in improving relationships, emotional intelligence, intimacy, and self-esteem. I am especially passionate about serving our healthcare workers and the AAPI community, and I practice from evidence-based, holistic and integrative models.
(510) 544-7430
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La Jolla, CA 92037
How overwhelmed do you feel? For many of us, the pandemic brought isolation, despair, and vulnerability. Fears of the unknown and rumination of the past may permeate our day-to-day existence. Finding support for our well-being has never been more critical. I provide psychological testing and therapy to individuals seeking to better understand the root causes to their distress. My specialty is in improving relationships, emotional intelligence, intimacy, and self-esteem. I am especially passionate about serving our healthcare workers and the AAPI community, and I practice from evidence-based, holistic and integrative models.
Nasim Bavar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Have you heard of the saying, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change," by Dr Carl Rogers? In my experience, our suffering stems from a lack of self-acceptance and self-compassion. I have also realized that it is not until we are willing to take that first step of looking at ourselves honestly and kindly, that we start living life fully. If you are feeling stuck dealing with difficult situations or repeating unhealthy habits, I can help.
(858) 221-9189
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Have you heard of the saying, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change," by Dr Carl Rogers? In my experience, our suffering stems from a lack of self-acceptance and self-compassion. I have also realized that it is not until we are willing to take that first step of looking at ourselves honestly and kindly, that we start living life fully. If you are feeling stuck dealing with difficult situations or repeating unhealthy habits, I can help.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in La Jolla and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.