San Diego Kids First
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
Every child is unique. To help children overcome social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or academic challenges, we can't be preoccupied with simply signing labels. Rather, we need to identify a child's individual strengths as well as their weaknesses in order to design effective strategies that suit their needs. We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to establish a comprehensive picture of the whole child. It's from this highly individualized approach along with the collaboration with those that know the child/teen well, that we are able to create the most significant and dramatic change!
(858) 215-1923
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
Every child is unique. To help children overcome social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or academic challenges, we can't be preoccupied with simply signing labels. Rather, we need to identify a child's individual strengths as well as their weaknesses in order to design effective strategies that suit their needs. We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to establish a comprehensive picture of the whole child. It's from this highly individualized approach along with the collaboration with those that know the child/teen well, that we are able to create the most significant and dramatic change!
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Natalie Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
Do you have a challenging teen that's making you feel like you just don't know what to do? Are you concerned their mental health might be suffering? I am here to support you! I believe in meeting my clients where they are and helping them to sort out and make sense of their challenges to achieve their goals. I take a strengths-based, collaborative approach to achieve their goals by increasing self-awareness, gain new perspectives, and decrease symptoms to have a more meaningful life experience. I truly enjoy getting to know the individuals I work with and look forward to connecting with and supporting you achieve your goals!
(858) 221-6975
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
Do you have a challenging teen that's making you feel like you just don't know what to do? Are you concerned their mental health might be suffering? I am here to support you! I believe in meeting my clients where they are and helping them to sort out and make sense of their challenges to achieve their goals. I take a strengths-based, collaborative approach to achieve their goals by increasing self-awareness, gain new perspectives, and decrease symptoms to have a more meaningful life experience. I truly enjoy getting to know the individuals I work with and look forward to connecting with and supporting you achieve your goals!
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Erica Kardonsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
I strive to give every child/teen the skills to be happy and to make healthy decisions.
As a compassionate and empathic listener I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which your unique story can be told. I am a Board Certified Therapist with 9 years experience treating individuals, children, adolescents, and families/couples. I specialize in treating Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, ADHD, ODD, Couples, Families, Self-Esteem, and Eating Disorders. My experience includes working with children, teens, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked as a school based-therapist and am well versed in many childhood disorders and family therapy. I am also trained in the Gottman Method for couples therapy.
(858) 346-6423
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
I strive to give every child/teen the skills to be happy and to make healthy decisions.
As a compassionate and empathic listener I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which your unique story can be told. I am a Board Certified Therapist with 9 years experience treating individuals, children, adolescents, and families/couples. I specialize in treating Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, ADHD, ODD, Couples, Families, Self-Esteem, and Eating Disorders. My experience includes working with children, teens, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked as a school based-therapist and am well versed in many childhood disorders and family therapy. I am also trained in the Gottman Method for couples therapy.
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Nicole Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Offers online therapy
We will work with you and or your child/teen step-by-step to address your goals and truly believe that practice makes perfect.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
(619) 383-1066
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San Diego, CA 92111
Offers online therapy
We will work with you and or your child/teen step-by-step to address your goals and truly believe that practice makes perfect.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
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Melanie A Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
You are an adult, teen or couple dealing with trauma, transition, anxiety, relationship strain or emotional pain from your past or present. Old coping strategies no longer work and you feel stuck, indecisive, scared, or angry. An uplifting, experienced therapist, I have brain science expertise and am trauma-informed. I will help you find hope and new perspectives, face your fears, overcome self-limiting beliefs, stop avoiding and be proactive. I seek to help you move from shame to self-compassion, from self-doubt to clarity, from insecurity to empowered self-expression, from over-reactivity to clarity & mindful wisdom.
(858) 203-2131
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
You are an adult, teen or couple dealing with trauma, transition, anxiety, relationship strain or emotional pain from your past or present. Old coping strategies no longer work and you feel stuck, indecisive, scared, or angry. An uplifting, experienced therapist, I have brain science expertise and am trauma-informed. I will help you find hope and new perspectives, face your fears, overcome self-limiting beliefs, stop avoiding and be proactive. I seek to help you move from shame to self-compassion, from self-doubt to clarity, from insecurity to empowered self-expression, from over-reactivity to clarity & mindful wisdom.
Mindful Matters Counseling, Marni Goldberg
Counselor, EdS, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to finally feel in control of your life? I know how hard it can be to take the first step in finding a therapist who is a good fit for you, but you deserve happiness! Anxiety and stress can get in the way of having a happy and fulfilling life. If you or your teen/young adult are struggling with thoughts, feelings, or relationships, we can work together to look at what has been bothering you and figure out how to make changes that can benefit all aspects of your life. Receiving nonjudgemental support and some new skills may be the answer! CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE, FACETIME, AND PHONE SESSIONS ONLY, due to Corona Virus
(858) 367-3967
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92109
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to finally feel in control of your life? I know how hard it can be to take the first step in finding a therapist who is a good fit for you, but you deserve happiness! Anxiety and stress can get in the way of having a happy and fulfilling life. If you or your teen/young adult are struggling with thoughts, feelings, or relationships, we can work together to look at what has been bothering you and figure out how to make changes that can benefit all aspects of your life. Receiving nonjudgemental support and some new skills may be the answer! CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE, FACETIME, AND PHONE SESSIONS ONLY, due to Corona Virus
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Jennifer L McMains
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
I help restore relationships that are stuck in negative cycles and renew parent-teen relationships that are struggling.
If your relationships or life circumstances have you feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed, I can help you by providing a safe environment and some guided exploration of your strengths, options, challenges, and needs. I'm very good at helping you determine what is under your power to change and what is something to accept, grieve, and learn to live with. Whether it's a failing relationship, children with disability, or your adolescent has pushed you to the end of your rope, I bring hope, humor and comfort as I walk along side you as you find solutions, peace, and direction.
(619) 377-0980
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
I help restore relationships that are stuck in negative cycles and renew parent-teen relationships that are struggling.
If your relationships or life circumstances have you feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed, I can help you by providing a safe environment and some guided exploration of your strengths, options, challenges, and needs. I'm very good at helping you determine what is under your power to change and what is something to accept, grieve, and learn to live with. Whether it's a failing relationship, children with disability, or your adolescent has pushed you to the end of your rope, I bring hope, humor and comfort as I walk along side you as you find solutions, peace, and direction.
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Rocio Ocampo Giancola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Do you have a teen or a loved one struggling with depression, self-harm, or conflict? I know it is not easy seeing someone you love hurting. It's overwhelming, painful, and exhausting. Are you yourself struggling with depression, anxiety or substance use? My goal is to help you move you forward to your preferred self/selves. I have experience working with youth, individual adults and families, trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, grief and loss and substance use. You do not have to do it alone. I am committed to supporting your journey to peace, confidence and a sober free life. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
(619) 737-1658
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Do you have a teen or a loved one struggling with depression, self-harm, or conflict? I know it is not easy seeing someone you love hurting. It's overwhelming, painful, and exhausting. Are you yourself struggling with depression, anxiety or substance use? My goal is to help you move you forward to your preferred self/selves. I have experience working with youth, individual adults and families, trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, grief and loss and substance use. You do not have to do it alone. I am committed to supporting your journey to peace, confidence and a sober free life. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
Kenneth Buhr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
For twenty-seven years I have practiced full-time in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo office), providing psychotherapy for emotional and relationship difficulties. My specialty is working with marital and family problems: Communication, conflict, sexual problems: parent¡ªchild or teen problems: divorce and step-family issues. I am also successful with individual problems of depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioral and interpersonal treatments. I provide emergency services and have daytime and evening hours, sliding scale fees or insurance billing when appropriate. I will be glad to answer questions about my experience and approach. Please call to arrange a meeting.
(858) 376-7990
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San Diego, CA 92127
For twenty-seven years I have practiced full-time in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo office), providing psychotherapy for emotional and relationship difficulties. My specialty is working with marital and family problems: Communication, conflict, sexual problems: parent¡ªchild or teen problems: divorce and step-family issues. I am also successful with individual problems of depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioral and interpersonal treatments. I provide emergency services and have daytime and evening hours, sliding scale fees or insurance billing when appropriate. I will be glad to answer questions about my experience and approach. Please call to arrange a meeting.
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Rachel Ann Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you struggling with a transition or feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you a parent of a child/teen who needs support in navigating school and adolescence? I am here to help you process and problem solve through goal oriented therapy and practical problem solving.
(619) 340-1026
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San Diego, CA 92103
Are you struggling with a transition or feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you a parent of a child/teen who needs support in navigating school and adolescence? I am here to help you process and problem solve through goal oriented therapy and practical problem solving.
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Tatiana Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with a wide range of issues and I truly believe in the healing power of therapy. My areas of specialty include: couples therapy, first responders/law enforcement professionals, Native American/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, high-conflict couples, trauma, depression, grief and loss, child and teen therapy and many other life transition problems. I approach each client with warmth and understanding and I am proactive in helping to create change. I love my work and am passionate about investing in people and relationships. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you.
(760) 517-1030
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with a wide range of issues and I truly believe in the healing power of therapy. My areas of specialty include: couples therapy, first responders/law enforcement professionals, Native American/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, high-conflict couples, trauma, depression, grief and loss, child and teen therapy and many other life transition problems. I approach each client with warmth and understanding and I am proactive in helping to create change. I love my work and am passionate about investing in people and relationships. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you.
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
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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San Diego, CA 92121
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.
Madeline Polonia
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
I am a kind, supportive and engaged therapist that can help your teen achieve his/her goals.
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle communicating what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self care a priority so that you can experience less stress in your relationships and find more peace and joy in your life.
(858) 924-0181
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
I am a kind, supportive and engaged therapist that can help your teen achieve his/her goals.
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle communicating what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self care a priority so that you can experience less stress in your relationships and find more peace and joy in your life.
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Pilar M. Placone
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
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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San Diego, CA 92103
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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Lori Underwood Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
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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San Diego, CA 92108
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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Alyssa Balli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, teen, and adults using evidence based practices including CBT, DBT, ACT, CPT and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Welcome to the start of new beginnings! My name is Alyssa and I have experience helping children and adults navigate and talk through the complexities of clinical diagnosis, negative self-image, and trauma. Whether a client is new to therapy or returning to work on their therapeutic goals, I am intentional about ensuring you will feel heard, understood and welcomed!
(858) 519-8002
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, teen, and adults using evidence based practices including CBT, DBT, ACT, CPT and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Welcome to the start of new beginnings! My name is Alyssa and I have experience helping children and adults navigate and talk through the complexities of clinical diagnosis, negative self-image, and trauma. Whether a client is new to therapy or returning to work on their therapeutic goals, I am intentional about ensuring you will feel heard, understood and welcomed!
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Jennie Abito-Carlestav
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
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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San Diego, CA 92109
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
San Diego, CA 92111
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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San Diego, CA 92111
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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Vanessa Villasenor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth* Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
(858) 519-8002
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth* Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
Child Psych San Diego: Dr. Diana Robbins
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Offers online therapy
A child or teen struggling with anxiety, OCD, tics, behavior issues, or school problems can feel overwhelming. I'm here to help and I am so glad you found me. I'm Dr. Diana Robbins. I am a California-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults. I strive to help young people and their families create better futures. At Child Psych San Diego, you receive high-quality evidence-based psychological services uniquely targeted to your concerns. I provide telehealth via secure video and telephone so you can get help and support from the comfort and convenience of your own environment.
(619) 605-0620
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San Diego, CA 92120
Offers online therapy
A child or teen struggling with anxiety, OCD, tics, behavior issues, or school problems can feel overwhelming. I'm here to help and I am so glad you found me. I'm Dr. Diana Robbins. I am a California-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults. I strive to help young people and their families create better futures. At Child Psych San Diego, you receive high-quality evidence-based psychological services uniquely targeted to your concerns. I provide telehealth via secure video and telephone so you can get help and support from the comfort and convenience of your own environment.

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Therapists
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a San Diego adolescent therapist these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent therapists in San Diego, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

San Diego teen Therapists also provide help for troubled teens in San Diego or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, San Diego therapists can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And therapists in San Diego can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.