Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
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.
Attachment-based
(858) 956-7579
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San Diego, CA 92117
Attachment-based
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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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Attachment-based
(619) 332-5010
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Julie Kyker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
Attachment-based
(619) 376-1135
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Attachment-based
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
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Nastassja Vargas Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
Attachment-based
(619) 658-2894
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Attachment-based
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
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Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
Attachment-based
(858) 762-9943
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San Diego, CA 92107
Attachment-based
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
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J. Ann Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment.
Attachment-based
(209) 661-7582
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment.
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Loretta S Blevins
MS, APCC Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
~ ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ CA Virtual/TELEHEALTH & SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE. Are you finding that navigating the challenging aspects of your life have become overwhelming? I offer emotional support and therapy for all phases of life. I can help you adjust to what all of the nation's crisis’ have imposed on your mental well being. I specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; adjustment to motherhood or pregnancy loss. I provide parent coaching for parents with infants, toddlers and young children.
Attachment-based
(858) 465-4276
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
~ ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ CA Virtual/TELEHEALTH & SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE. Are you finding that navigating the challenging aspects of your life have become overwhelming? I offer emotional support and therapy for all phases of life. I can help you adjust to what all of the nation's crisis’ have imposed on your mental well being. I specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; adjustment to motherhood or pregnancy loss. I provide parent coaching for parents with infants, toddlers and young children.
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Amanda Stransky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Whether suffering from emotional distress, an inability to maintain mental balance, or feelings of overwhelming sadness, I can help. I am also qualified to assist with more severe mental concerns related to personality or mood disturbances, as well as schizophrenia and related diagnoses. I have additional training in addressing addictions and I understand how they relate to mental health.
Attachment-based
(619) 345-5736 x139
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
Whether suffering from emotional distress, an inability to maintain mental balance, or feelings of overwhelming sadness, I can help. I am also qualified to assist with more severe mental concerns related to personality or mood disturbances, as well as schizophrenia and related diagnoses. I have additional training in addressing addictions and I understand how they relate to mental health.
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Candea Mosley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92119
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
Attachment-based
(833) 469-0669
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92119
Attachment-based
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
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Amanda L Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Hi! We are currently accepting clients in Kearny Mesa. The Comprehensive Counseling Center focuses on helping clients find balance, generate alternative solutions, and change direction toward a more peaceful and fulfilling life. It is my belief that lasting change occurs though utilizing a meaningful therapeutic relationship. I cannot wait to join you in this journey towards a balanced and meaningful life.
Attachment-based
(858) 333-4709
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92111
Attachment-based
Hi! We are currently accepting clients in Kearny Mesa. The Comprehensive Counseling Center focuses on helping clients find balance, generate alternative solutions, and change direction toward a more peaceful and fulfilling life. It is my belief that lasting change occurs though utilizing a meaningful therapeutic relationship. I cannot wait to join you in this journey towards a balanced and meaningful life.
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Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
Attachment-based
(747) 529-7846
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
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Evelyn Robarts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
"Perhaps strength doesn't reside in having never been broken but in the courage required to grow in the broken places" I believe that pursuing and seeking out help through therapy is an act of bravery. It is my privilege as a therapist to help guide individuals through difficult times in order to help them find meaning and resilience. My experience as both a nurse and a therapist gives me a unique open-minded perspective in empathetically addressing issues for clients in both short and long-term therapy.
Attachment-based
(619) 363-5172
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92106
Attachment-based
"Perhaps strength doesn't reside in having never been broken but in the courage required to grow in the broken places" I believe that pursuing and seeking out help through therapy is an act of bravery. It is my privilege as a therapist to help guide individuals through difficult times in order to help them find meaning and resilience. My experience as both a nurse and a therapist gives me a unique open-minded perspective in empathetically addressing issues for clients in both short and long-term therapy.
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Kelly A Counts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I specialize in treating complex trauma, sexual trauma and the full spectrum of anxiety and stress disorders with EMDR. I am passionate about working with clients whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, children or spouses of individuals whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, victims of sexual abuse and survivors of incest abuse. Growth and healing is not just possible but attainable together. I approach every client as a whole and healthy being capable of unlimited growth regardless of a diagnosis or a severe history of trauma and pain.
Attachment-based
(657) 500-3732
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I specialize in treating complex trauma, sexual trauma and the full spectrum of anxiety and stress disorders with EMDR. I am passionate about working with clients whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, children or spouses of individuals whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, victims of sexual abuse and survivors of incest abuse. Growth and healing is not just possible but attainable together. I approach every client as a whole and healthy being capable of unlimited growth regardless of a diagnosis or a severe history of trauma and pain.
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Susannah Muller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, JD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
You seem fine on the outside, but inside you feel you are not good enough, a failure, never enough. You want to be able to go through the day without feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or all on your own. You're your own worst critic. You don't want to need alcohol or pot or comfort food to cope. You want to be able to handle your emotions better. You're wondering if life will ever get better, or if this is as good as it gets. Deep down, you feel guilty or ashamed. Social events may be difficult for you. Maybe you've been through a trauma (abuse, car accident, relationship breakup, etc.) and are having trouble moving on.
Attachment-based
(619) 324-3957
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92121
Attachment-based
You seem fine on the outside, but inside you feel you are not good enough, a failure, never enough. You want to be able to go through the day without feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or all on your own. You're your own worst critic. You don't want to need alcohol or pot or comfort food to cope. You want to be able to handle your emotions better. You're wondering if life will ever get better, or if this is as good as it gets. Deep down, you feel guilty or ashamed. Social events may be difficult for you. Maybe you've been through a trauma (abuse, car accident, relationship breakup, etc.) and are having trouble moving on.
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Carolyn Gerard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
My specialty is HELPING COUPLES IN CRISIS navigate through the pain of disconnection. If you've discovered infidelity or betrayal in your relationship, and not sure how to move forward, I can help. With trust completely off the table, I help couples create safe enough boundaries to make sense of how the relationship got off track. You don't have to suffer alone. Together we can restore honesty, trust and intimacy back to your relationship.
Attachment-based
(858) 367-3916
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92101
Attachment-based
My specialty is HELPING COUPLES IN CRISIS navigate through the pain of disconnection. If you've discovered infidelity or betrayal in your relationship, and not sure how to move forward, I can help. With trust completely off the table, I help couples create safe enough boundaries to make sense of how the relationship got off track. You don't have to suffer alone. Together we can restore honesty, trust and intimacy back to your relationship.
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John Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and love working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that everyone desires connection and wants to be heard. I also believe actually receiving it and a desire are vastly different. Most of us find the "one," then life happens, careers kick off, kids, and before we know it the connection has been lost. We feel stuck, lost, and like it's impossible to get it back to that feeling. My job is to help you to identify those stuck places and develop new experiences that propel you forward in the relationship and better equip you when similar feelings of disconnection arise.
Attachment-based
(619) 773-0181
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92131
Attachment-based
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and love working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that everyone desires connection and wants to be heard. I also believe actually receiving it and a desire are vastly different. Most of us find the "one," then life happens, careers kick off, kids, and before we know it the connection has been lost. We feel stuck, lost, and like it's impossible to get it back to that feeling. My job is to help you to identify those stuck places and develop new experiences that propel you forward in the relationship and better equip you when similar feelings of disconnection arise.
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Azmaira H Maker
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I specialize in child, adolescent, family, and adult therapy and assessments. My team of highly experienced clinicians and I provide evidence-based therapy, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical and psychiatric services, equine assisted psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and nutritional consults. With over 20 years of experience, we offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
Attachment-based
(858) 367-0931
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San Diego, CA 92130
Attachment-based
I specialize in child, adolescent, family, and adult therapy and assessments. My team of highly experienced clinicians and I provide evidence-based therapy, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical and psychiatric services, equine assisted psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and nutritional consults. With over 20 years of experience, we offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
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Cara Fairfax
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am an early childhood and family therapist specializing in pregnancy and children birth to 5 years old. I enjoy working with women who are pregnant, preparing for family life and/or coping with fertility issues. I also work with families on issues of parenting, adjusting to family life, improving behavior in young children, attachment related issues, and coping with the unexpected realities of family life. I am honored to support families who have experienced pregnancy/birth trauma such as a NICU admission or loss of a baby. I work in both the office and home-based. FB page and closed FB group for parents @babieskidsandparents.
Attachment-based
(619) 376-2982
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Attachment-based
I am an early childhood and family therapist specializing in pregnancy and children birth to 5 years old. I enjoy working with women who are pregnant, preparing for family life and/or coping with fertility issues. I also work with families on issues of parenting, adjusting to family life, improving behavior in young children, attachment related issues, and coping with the unexpected realities of family life. I am honored to support families who have experienced pregnancy/birth trauma such as a NICU admission or loss of a baby. I work in both the office and home-based. FB page and closed FB group for parents @babieskidsandparents.
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Zhaohui (Sunny) Yang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Being an immigrant myself, I work extensively with immigrants and their families, as well as families of mixed racial/cultural backgrounds. I am a strong advocate for under-served, underrepresented groups, and for victims of social injustice and domestic violence.
Attachment-based
(619) 330-9142
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San Diego, CA 92127
Attachment-based
Being an immigrant myself, I work extensively with immigrants and their families, as well as families of mixed racial/cultural backgrounds. I am a strong advocate for under-served, underrepresented groups, and for victims of social injustice and domestic violence.
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
Attachment-based
(213) 531-5473
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Attachment-based
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.

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Attachment-based Therapists
Attachment-based therapy in San Diego is form of therapy that applies to interventions or approaches based on attachment theory, which explains how the relationship a parent has with its child influences development. These Therapists in San Diego can help with San Diego Attachment based therapy.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Diego. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Diego

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Diego you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Diego and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Diego or family therapy in San Diego.