Family Therapists in La Jolla, CA

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Julia Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families, and have specialized, evidence-based training in depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and behavioral issues.
Are you living a life you love, or are you stuck in the familiar “one step forward, two steps back” dance? Life can be colorfully painful, beautifully complicated, and completely overwhelming—and none of us were given a how-to guide. We all experience complicated twists and unexpected turns that cause sadness, worry, anger, and destructive patterns with food, drugs, alcohol, and within our closest relationships. Our lives are too short to lose precious time to unhappiness, feeling hopeless, and being stuck in the same vicious cycles. Therapy can give you a personalized roadmap to help you design a life you love.
(858) 585-9638 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kids Counseling of La Jolla LLC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified
Through a family centered approach, she provides counseling that supports parents in navigating their children’s behavioral and emotional needs.
Welcome! Dr. Kasper has a heart for helping children, adults, adolescents and their families. Her expertise is in counseling people that have experienced trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and those that have anxiety, depression or relational challenges. Dr. Kasper’s attachment, developmental perspective exists to support you and your child holistically.
(619) 330-8148 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Carrie Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I'm here to help you feel confident in the support your family is receiving and help your child return back to living a happy life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your child's rollercoaster of emotions? Do you feel frustrated from having to remind your child multiple times to get ready or do their homework, getting stuck in a power struggle? Parents often come to me feeling lost about how to handle these challenging behaviors because the typical parenting strategies just aren't working for their child. Taking the first step to ask for a psychological evaluation or therapy can help you understand your child's strengths and areas of growth.
(619) 329-8744 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kamran Zafar
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADAC, PhD
My name is Dr. Kamran Zafar and I am the founder and CEO of La Jolla Healing Center. I have been in recovery for more than 30 years and know how lonely it can get. Addiction can hit a person when they least expect it: when they're trying to manage an increase in their workload, fulfill obligations with family , or for no reason whatsoever. It often begins innocently — sometimes to relieve the stress of everyday life, or even just to experience the thrill of something new. Before the person knows it, they’re using alcohol or substances to cope with the negative feelings and stress in their daily lives.
(858) 707-7559 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
(858) 496-7681 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jelena Cingel Bodinet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Jelena Bodinet is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who holds an M.
The desire to create a healthier, more balanced, and more peaceful world is what drives my every action. From yoga, to meditation, to power-walking with friends and loved ones, I believe that every step taken with intent and purpose is a step that moves us, together, toward a more preferable future. Through my inclusive work with and among diverse populations—age, ethnicity, and otherwise—I have formed the understanding that at our very core, at our very best, we are all yearning for such a future full of harmony and balance. I will work closely with you as you strive to attain your own personal sense of peace.
(858) 956-7769 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sabrina Parr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Most people experience times or situations in their life in which additional support and help are needed. I offer a supportive, open and trusting environment to facilitate desired growth and change within the individual and/or the family . I have been working with in the field since 1994 and have enjoyed watching people make positive life changes. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you!
(858) 386-7832 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Ian Schere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I feel that when it comes to the care of you and your family , it is essental that the treatment we choose is proven to work.
One of the most important things for parents of pre-teens to remember, is that the biggest motivation for your child's behaviors is attention from you. Your child will try all sorts of things to get and keep your attention, and those behaviors that work will increase while those behaviors that don't will typically go away. Children love and thrive on praise from their parents, but in many cases, those behaviors that yield negative attention from you (such as yelling or punishing) will often reinforce those unappreciated behaviors, as well.
(619) 847-0202 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Nada Zein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Many professionals suffer from stress, anxiety, worry, or depression. Despite external success there is internal angst often impacting our daily lives and our relationships with colleagues and loved ones. Although materially successful we find ourselves feeling restless, trapped, or burnt out. I can help professionals who at times experience such feelings find their balance and regain their zest for life. After 15 years in corporate America where I saw highly functional colleagues struggle with stress and worry, I decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist to serve this clientele to whom I could relate.
(858) 997-2154 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Katie Erreca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am experienced in helping with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, body image issues, eating disorders, trauma, life transitions, and family struggles.
The decision to seek therapy takes courage. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with you to assist you in attaining your personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve emotional well-being. I understand that every individual and couple is unique and I approach treatment with this in mind. I know that each client enters therapy with specific strengths and I do my best to help you pull from those strengths. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, warm, and gently challenging.
(858) 375-1449 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Claudia Law-Greenberg, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
People seek a psychotherapist because they are experiencing emotional distress, often caused by issues related to relationships, family , marital problems, stress, and general dissatisfaction with one's life or work. My job as a psychologist is to find a path leading to both relief of these symptoms and to an understanding of oneself, which together provide for both short term and long term relief from these states. I do this by providing a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment which promotes a deeper understanding and exploration of oneself, with the belief that this increased self-awareness ultimately leads to positive changes and better coping skills.
(858) 314-3574 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We have specialized training and experience treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, family conflict, substance/alcohol abuse, and trauma.
Have you ever felt like life's daily stressors are too much to handle? Are you wondering where you can turn to find some extra support? We all face challenges in our life, whether it is a transition to a new school or job, conflict in relationships, or difficulty managing our emotions. Seeking professional help can be the first vital step in making a change. La Jolla Therapy Center works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples looking to transform their lives. Our goal is to work collaboratively with you to explore the shifts needed to launch you into a life filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment.
(858) 943-2002 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Deisy Cristina Boscán-La Jolla Psychology Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My expertise ranges from treating adult and children to assessing neuropsychological disorders and serving as an expert in the Family Court and civil litigation matters.
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
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Jennifer Warkentin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hello! I'm currently offering video sessions only at this time. Doing sessions via a secure and confidential website means you can have therapy from anywhere. I absolutely love my job as a therapist and enjoy being able to help others reach a high level of satisfaction in their careers and personal relationships. My approach is mostly collaborative-I believe in tailoring treatment plans for each individual with their input. Before starting in private practice I worked for UCSD's department of Family and Sports Medicine where I helped individuals, couples, and families overcome some tough physical and emotional challenges.
(858) 923-5049 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Carole Meredith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My training includes: Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies, Development/Attachment, Contemporary Psychodynamic studies, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
My focus in our work is to accompany you, both as a guide and a companion, in your search for a deeper sense of yourself, finding your "place in the world", both individually and in relationship. I believe you have the wisdom within for your own growth and healing. In response to the problems in our lives, we all develop survival strategies and coping mechanisms that keep us disconnected from our true self. Because we do this unconsciously, the resulting thoughts and behaviors can sometimes make us wonder if something is wrong with us.
(858) 381-4109 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Erin Alcantara
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I will be with you and your family throughout this process, while providing support and encouragement.
Are you tired of things being so difficult at home with your kids? You can see that your child or teen is struggling, but you're not sure what to do. They may be having difficulties in school, not completing their work or refusing to participate. They may have experienced trauma, such as a parental divorce, a medical trauma, being bullied or death of a loved one. Sometimes they seem down on themselves, sad, angry or worried and you're not sure why. You try so hard to help them, but things aren't getting better. All you want is for your child to be okay. 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
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Bernadette Heid
Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP
Verified
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
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Bryson Greaves
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Interpersonal relationships are powerful contributors to our overall health. Our intimate partner relationships, family relationships, work or peer relationships tend to affect us in meaningful ways. When our relational lives are strong and connected we feel satisfied, empowered, hopeful, and more confident. When our relational lives are hurting, we feel anxious, sad, pained, frustrated, and left not knowing what to do to improve it. I work with my clients to address the heart of their stressors working toward tangible results with lasting effects. I work collaboratively & passionately to create a safe, responsive, and supportive environment to address your needs.
(619) 648-4823 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Natalie Davila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
I work with couples and individuals by collecting information related to the family of origin, personal values, and unique life experiences, that allows me to understand my clients and offer strategies for healing and growth.
I help clients mend their broken hearts and calm their overactive minds by joining them in their journey towards deeper self-awareness through kindness and compassion. I whole-heartedly believe in the beauty of each person's unique perspective, and at the same time, gently encourage clients to be mindful of the universal human experiences of love and loss. Thus, providing comfort while helping clients explore issues that are difficult or painful. My creative and empathetic approach can assist clients in breaking a repetitive mindset by allowing them to gain new perspective through fresh insights, support and empowerment.
(858) 295-7251 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Valerie Rock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in La Jolla are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in La Jolla then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in La Jolla specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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