Therapists in Chula Vista, CA

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Photo of Neda George Rivera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chula Vista, CA
Neda George Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91911  (Online Only)
We all can suffer from trauma, stress, loss, pain, relationships, and work issues. Sometimes it is very difficult to ask for help. Seeking counseling does not mean that there is something wrong with us. Seeking counseling helps us to process those feelings and manage symptoms. I do not like to label my clients. I am more interested in guiding my clients and helping them during that process. Helping you during those difficult times to manage and cope are my top priorities as a therapist. I specialize in helping you manage your daily struggles and help you to regain that sense of usefulness again!
We all can suffer from trauma, stress, loss, pain, relationships, and work issues. Sometimes it is very difficult to ask for help. Seeking counseling does not mean that there is something wrong with us. Seeking counseling helps us to process those feelings and manage symptoms. I do not like to label my clients. I am more interested in guiding my clients and helping them during that process. Helping you during those difficult times to manage and cope are my top priorities as a therapist. I specialize in helping you manage your daily struggles and help you to regain that sense of usefulness again!
(619) 393-5534 View (619) 393-5534
Photo of Tiffany Williams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chula Vista, CA
Tiffany Williams
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91915
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; I offer a welcoming, empathetic, and thoughtful approach while working with my clients. I strive to create a collaborative and safe space to heal and process. I have an honest and authentic approach to therapy, including accountability to and from my clients and ownership of self-identified concerns and goals. I value the importance of having a therapeutic relationship. I support you by providing education, coping strategies, grounding techniques, goal setting, and skill building to help you feel knowledgeable and empowered while in therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; I offer a welcoming, empathetic, and thoughtful approach while working with my clients. I strive to create a collaborative and safe space to heal and process. I have an honest and authentic approach to therapy, including accountability to and from my clients and ownership of self-identified concerns and goals. I value the importance of having a therapeutic relationship. I support you by providing education, coping strategies, grounding techniques, goal setting, and skill building to help you feel knowledgeable and empowered while in therapy.
(619) 914-6564 View (619) 914-6564
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Eunice Santizo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT122
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
In our lives we go through seasons, in some seasons we struggle more and need that extra support. I am here to let you know that you do not need to go through this season alone. I can be here to help you, listen to you, and provide a safe space to process and explore your emotions and current struggles. My style of therapy is in-the-moment, attachment-based, and client-centered. I like to be my authentic self at all times, if I’m sensing something, I bring it up, I am genuinely kind, and playful, I am excited to be part of your journey. I know that together we will make great and beautiful changes together.
In our lives we go through seasons, in some seasons we struggle more and need that extra support. I am here to let you know that you do not need to go through this season alone. I can be here to help you, listen to you, and provide a safe space to process and explore your emotions and current struggles. My style of therapy is in-the-moment, attachment-based, and client-centered. I like to be my authentic self at all times, if I’m sensing something, I bring it up, I am genuinely kind, and playful, I am excited to be part of your journey. I know that together we will make great and beautiful changes together.
(619) 775-1743 View (619) 775-1743
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Rebecca Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91915  (Online Only)
The frequent urge to fight, to explode. The anger. It seems like that is the only emotion you can feel, the only emotion you can let out. There is more beneath the surface but you have no idea how to express it. You desperately want to share how you are feeling, but is always comes off as anger. You notice this same pattern over and over. And others notice it too. Your partner, friends, family. It seems like it shows up in most of your relationships. You want to change, but it feels overwhelming and you don’t know where to start.
The frequent urge to fight, to explode. The anger. It seems like that is the only emotion you can feel, the only emotion you can let out. There is more beneath the surface but you have no idea how to express it. You desperately want to share how you are feeling, but is always comes off as anger. You notice this same pattern over and over. And others notice it too. Your partner, friends, family. It seems like it shows up in most of your relationships. You want to change, but it feels overwhelming and you don’t know where to start.
(619) 966-4019 View (619) 966-4019
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Esperanza Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
My name is Esperanza Sanchez. I am the daughter of Mexican immigrants. I am an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (dad). My mom lost herself in caretaking her husband and 8 children. This family chaos and emotional emptiness led me to help others like myself. When we grow up without safety, protection and boundaries we have to figure It out on our own. What the hell do we know?! But we sort of figure it out; graduating from school, college, become professionally successful but we can't shake IT off. . . heart racing, mind racing, the negative voice: "que pendeja eres" (you're so stupid), "buena para nada" (good for nothing)
My name is Esperanza Sanchez. I am the daughter of Mexican immigrants. I am an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (dad). My mom lost herself in caretaking her husband and 8 children. This family chaos and emotional emptiness led me to help others like myself. When we grow up without safety, protection and boundaries we have to figure It out on our own. What the hell do we know?! But we sort of figure it out; graduating from school, college, become professionally successful but we can't shake IT off. . . heart racing, mind racing, the negative voice: "que pendeja eres" (you're so stupid), "buena para nada" (good for nothing)
(619) 568-5621 View (619) 568-5621
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Nancy Cowden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91911  (Online Only)
Do you and your partner want to improve your relationship, but constant arguing is eroding your bond? Small issues escalate into major fights. You feel like your partner doesn’t understand you. Even when you’re not in conflict, you aren’t connecting as a couple like you used to. You want to regain the mutual understanding, intimacy, and friendship you used to have. However, you don’t know how to stop the negative patterns. You’re in need of practical tools to communicate with empathy, prevent fights, and reconnect with each other.
Do you and your partner want to improve your relationship, but constant arguing is eroding your bond? Small issues escalate into major fights. You feel like your partner doesn’t understand you. Even when you’re not in conflict, you aren’t connecting as a couple like you used to. You want to regain the mutual understanding, intimacy, and friendship you used to have. However, you don’t know how to stop the negative patterns. You’re in need of practical tools to communicate with empathy, prevent fights, and reconnect with each other.
(619) 870-1931 View (619) 870-1931
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Mark Jacobs @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
I am very comfortable treating a variety of diagnoses and issues, including: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, crisis, addiction, trauma, dual diagnosis and relational problems. My experience also includes helping clients navigate through the process of grief and loss related to issues of death of loved ones, illness, divorce, and job loss. I have 4 years of previous clinical experience in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and community settings. I help to find the courage to explore difficult and painful experiences in a safe and validating environment, and recognize readiness for growth and healing.
I am very comfortable treating a variety of diagnoses and issues, including: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, crisis, addiction, trauma, dual diagnosis and relational problems. My experience also includes helping clients navigate through the process of grief and loss related to issues of death of loved ones, illness, divorce, and job loss. I have 4 years of previous clinical experience in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and community settings. I help to find the courage to explore difficult and painful experiences in a safe and validating environment, and recognize readiness for growth and healing.
(619) 932-6361 View (619) 932-6361
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Sabrina Shammas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
I specialize in working with youth and adults experiencing increasingly distressing symptoms. This can include: Low mood, anxiety, hearing things, feeling unusual things, or suspicious thinking. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for those silenced and confused by their day to day challenges. Working together to navigate their unique experiences.
I specialize in working with youth and adults experiencing increasingly distressing symptoms. This can include: Low mood, anxiety, hearing things, feeling unusual things, or suspicious thinking. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for those silenced and confused by their day to day challenges. Working together to navigate their unique experiences.
(619) 369-0541 View (619) 369-0541
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Tiffany McCullum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91913  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Tiffany McCullum. I have been in practice for 11 years, specializing in adult psychotherapy. I enjoy helping people through relationship issues, transitional periods in life, and daily stressors. I have experience working with all mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma.
My name is Dr. Tiffany McCullum. I have been in practice for 11 years, specializing in adult psychotherapy. I enjoy helping people through relationship issues, transitional periods in life, and daily stressors. I have experience working with all mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma.
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Mayra Rangel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hi, I am Mayra Rangel Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I see clients via telehealth in California. I work with individuals and couples looking to overcome current difficulties to live a more fulfilling life. My specialties include cultural issues, immigration/ acculturation issues, and trauma, specifically generational trauma, sexual trauma, and familial trauma. I have found that my style and approach work well with adults who are looking to process their life experiences, such as trauma, cultural issues, and depression that impact their relationships and overall well-being.
Hi, I am Mayra Rangel Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I see clients via telehealth in California. I work with individuals and couples looking to overcome current difficulties to live a more fulfilling life. My specialties include cultural issues, immigration/ acculturation issues, and trauma, specifically generational trauma, sexual trauma, and familial trauma. I have found that my style and approach work well with adults who are looking to process their life experiences, such as trauma, cultural issues, and depression that impact their relationships and overall well-being.
(619) 853-5812 View (619) 853-5812
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Jacqueline Elizabeth Kirchner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Life is always filled with challenges and it's not always possible to deal with these life challenges in the most healthy and practical ways possible. Sometimes you might not have the support of others that you need to deal with these life stressors. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other behavioral problems. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate these life stressors in the best way possible for you. I do this through a collaborative approach with my clients, as each individual is unique and what works best for one client might not work for another.
Life is always filled with challenges and it's not always possible to deal with these life challenges in the most healthy and practical ways possible. Sometimes you might not have the support of others that you need to deal with these life stressors. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other behavioral problems. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate these life stressors in the best way possible for you. I do this through a collaborative approach with my clients, as each individual is unique and what works best for one client might not work for another.
(619) 832-0611 View (619) 832-0611
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Momilana Aikens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Hi There! Thanks for visiting my profile. I don't need to tell you that I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist because I am sure you have already read that in the heading of my profile. What that heading doesn't say is that I am a wife and a mom and I completely understand the rewards and challenges we face daily in both those roles. While I do work with various populations, it is my role as a wife and a mom that have lead me to specialize in working with children and families in various capacities. .
Hi There! Thanks for visiting my profile. I don't need to tell you that I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist because I am sure you have already read that in the heading of my profile. What that heading doesn't say is that I am a wife and a mom and I completely understand the rewards and challenges we face daily in both those roles. While I do work with various populations, it is my role as a wife and a mom that have lead me to specialize in working with children and families in various capacities. .
(619) 432-6651 View (619) 432-6651
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Carlos Gonzalez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Finding life to be an overwhelming challenge? Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps trauma or adverse life experiences have you stuck and unable to move forward. Whatever your situation, I look forward to helping you heal and live a meaningful and fruitful life. In our work together, I integrate processes, interventions, and skills based in CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to build psychological flexibility around your life/mental health concerns. I also provide EMDR therapy to address trauma and am happy to implement biblical/Christ-centered insights into therapy upon request.
Finding life to be an overwhelming challenge? Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Perhaps trauma or adverse life experiences have you stuck and unable to move forward. Whatever your situation, I look forward to helping you heal and live a meaningful and fruitful life. In our work together, I integrate processes, interventions, and skills based in CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to build psychological flexibility around your life/mental health concerns. I also provide EMDR therapy to address trauma and am happy to implement biblical/Christ-centered insights into therapy upon request.
(619) 943-3470 View (619) 943-3470
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Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 127660
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
I am Hispanic and Bilingual Spanish/English Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. As a therapist my desire and passion is to help Individuals and families heal, reconnect, and restore their relationships to change this generation one family at a time. I strongly believe that when the family is able to provide comfort, care, and is emotionally available in times of need to his own members, each person is closer to live healthy and successful relationships in life.
I am Hispanic and Bilingual Spanish/English Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. As a therapist my desire and passion is to help Individuals and families heal, reconnect, and restore their relationships to change this generation one family at a time. I strongly believe that when the family is able to provide comfort, care, and is emotionally available in times of need to his own members, each person is closer to live healthy and successful relationships in life.
(619) 313-6806 View (619) 313-6806
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Roxanna Shafizadeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91915  (Online Only)
If you've found your way here, it's likely because you're carrying a weight that words might not fully capture. Whether it's the grip of anxiety, the uncertainty of life's transitions, or the struggle with substance challenges, I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm here not just as a therapist but as a companion on your journey. Together, we can unravel the complexities, find strength in vulnerability, and work towards a place of healing. Your story is important, and I'm genuinely invested in helping you navigate through it with empathy, understanding, and support.
If you've found your way here, it's likely because you're carrying a weight that words might not fully capture. Whether it's the grip of anxiety, the uncertainty of life's transitions, or the struggle with substance challenges, I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm here not just as a therapist but as a companion on your journey. Together, we can unravel the complexities, find strength in vulnerability, and work towards a place of healing. Your story is important, and I'm genuinely invested in helping you navigate through it with empathy, understanding, and support.
(619) 768-1316 View (619) 768-1316
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Tameika Easter-Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910
I help my clients to develop coping strategies and to develop strengths to address life’s everyday issues, stressors, and traumas. I first seek to explore what has been helpful or worked in past situations and build upon that. I work with clients from all walks of life & cultures above the age of 12 years old, couples are also welcome. I provide Psychoeducation and challenge and correct thinking errors, introducing helpful skills/techniques. I am seeking to serve my clients with empathy and wisdom, to provide help and healing from life’s most difficult struggles.
I help my clients to develop coping strategies and to develop strengths to address life’s everyday issues, stressors, and traumas. I first seek to explore what has been helpful or worked in past situations and build upon that. I work with clients from all walks of life & cultures above the age of 12 years old, couples are also welcome. I provide Psychoeducation and challenge and correct thinking errors, introducing helpful skills/techniques. I am seeking to serve my clients with empathy and wisdom, to provide help and healing from life’s most difficult struggles.
(619) 826-0536 View (619) 826-0536
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Paul Abe @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Hello and welcome! I have experience working with youth, adolescents, young adults experiencing trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I have prior work experience with children and adolescents in residential and school based programs and has worked for non-profit organizations focusing on foster youth and families, adolescents, and young adults. I work from a solution focused and strengths based perspective and is dedicated to healing and helping others.
Hello and welcome! I have experience working with youth, adolescents, young adults experiencing trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I have prior work experience with children and adolescents in residential and school based programs and has worked for non-profit organizations focusing on foster youth and families, adolescents, and young adults. I work from a solution focused and strengths based perspective and is dedicated to healing and helping others.
(619) 514-1487 View (619) 514-1487
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Carolyn Jacobs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Individual, couple and family therapy provided through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. The overall goal of "systems psychotherapy" is to develop of more effective options for decreasing chronic anxiety, increase more effective self-management skills in relationship to important others, and increase flexibility and resiliency to meet life's challenges .
Individual, couple and family therapy provided through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. The overall goal of "systems psychotherapy" is to develop of more effective options for decreasing chronic anxiety, increase more effective self-management skills in relationship to important others, and increase flexibility and resiliency to meet life's challenges .
(619) 304-8309 View (619) 304-8309
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SokyaHealth / Chula Vista
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91914
SokyaHealth is proud to offer Chula Vista, CA a full circle of mental health care services, including therapy, coaching, support groups, medication management, and an online library of self-care resources. We make world-class mental health care accessible for everyone!
SokyaHealth is proud to offer Chula Vista, CA a full circle of mental health care services, including therapy, coaching, support groups, medication management, and an online library of self-care resources. We make world-class mental health care accessible for everyone!
(619) 367-1309 View (619) 367-1309
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Gladys Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91911
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2002. I have worked in various settings for over 25 years, working with Children and Families. I have worked in a crisis house providing crisis interventions to families on an outpatient basis. I have experience working with school counselors and psychologist to help students.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2002. I have worked in various settings for over 25 years, working with Children and Families. I have worked in a crisis house providing crisis interventions to families on an outpatient basis. I have experience working with school counselors and psychologist to help students.
(619) 485-6544 View (619) 485-6544

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