Therapists in La Mesa, CA

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Maxine Dumser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPTS
Verified
I provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to share and feel heard. Every client has his or her unique way of relating to others and learning, which impacts what kind of therapy, will be effective. I come alongside my clients to explore, encourage, and support them in the therapeutic process while developing skills to take with them as they continue on their own personal journey. I utilize different theoretical concepts including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance/Commitment (ACT) Solution Focus and Play/Art therapies, while consistently viewing clients through the lens of developmental stages and attachment styles.
(619) 493-3918 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Adrienne Geraci
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Hello, I'm Adrienne (she/her/hers), an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mills College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. My approach is collaborative, person-centered, and uniquely tailored to each client. I have experience working with children, families, adolescents and adults. I draw upon multiple evidence-based, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches when working with my clients. I am committed to supporting underserved and vulnerable communities including foster youth, neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ individuals.
(619) 304-1689 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
Offers online therapy
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Gary D Hittle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
I have been in private psychological practice for over 30 years specializing in Marital and Relational therapy, Family problem interventions, Adolescents, and in the treatment of Sexual and Substance Abuse, and family therapy related to these issues. I have a broad range of training and utilize multiple modalities in the course of assisting my clients toward growth and personal change. I also assist clients with value related questions and am helpful for those looking for a "Christian Therapist". Further, I have extensive experience in dealing with the issues of aging, serious health issue, terminal illness, and chronic pain.
(619) 377-3720 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Joyce V James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You deserve to feel balanced and strong. You deserve a meaningful and full life. Stress, anxiety and trauma can manifest in our bodies in a variety of ways which can impact our ability to experience happiness and clarity. My practice focuses on adults who have issues with anxiety, depression and trauma. I integrate the perspective of resiliency and take a strength-based approach to inspire change. It is not so much what happens in life as how we respond to life events that shapes our future. Through our work together, you can experience an improved quality of life.
(619) 369-1770 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Kathryn Shafer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hi there! My name is Kathryn Shafer (She, Her, Hers). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience in the field. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults with a variety of concerns. I specialize in working with diverse populations who have anxiety, depression, relational problems and every day life stressors.
(619) 626-1331 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
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Daniel C. Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
I work with clients who struggle with: unresolved emotional injury, trauma, self-worth, relational problems, mood/emotional problems, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and spiritual issues. I also work with members of the clergy (pastors, missionaries, ministry leaders) who struggle with deep personal issues but lack a safe, nurturing space in which they may experience support and healing. My clients all seek and deserve healing in their lives and relationships.
(619) 304-5490 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Felecia O'Hara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
“You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” Joel Osteen When you think about it, we are all recovering from something ...be it a broken relationship, death of a parent, spouse, child or friend; loss of a job or income; betrayal, ridicule, addiction to substances whether alcohol, drugs or food the list goes on. These unresolved traumas leave us vulnerable, frightened, and performing at less than our best abilities. It is important to be understood, to connect with someone who believes in your innate ability to heal, grow and get better.
(619) 404-2453 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Grow Through Life Counseling Mattilyn Millman, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Have you recently experience a loss or life change? I work with people adjusting to new situations. I also enjoy working with children and teens. I have a trauma informed approach and have been certified as a Brief Strategic Family Therapist. I have a passion for working with families and improving their relationships with each other through healthy communication. You will experience a relaxed and down to earth approach to treatment with me.
(619) 304-8023 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Aisha Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The decision to talk to someone about things you may be struggling with is a brave one. Whether you're struggling with a recent stressor or a chronic one, whether it's an internal conflict, a relationship conflict, parenting, work, you're having difficulty setting or reaching goals, or something else entirely, finding the right person to talk to makes all the difference. I specialize in helping people make radical and sustainable changes in their personal lives, relationships, parenting, work, and other areas. I take a non-judgmental solution focused approach to helping you set goals and reach them.
(619) 722-3096 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
Not accepting new clients
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Melissa Stevenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Your sense of inner peace and healing are the focus of my practice. I am best at helping people discover and embody the best versions of themselves in the midst of challenging circumstances. I do depth work with individuals that have experienced trauma, are struggling with a major life transition or are trying to get over a major heartbreak.
(619) 776-3761 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
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Virgina (Ginny) Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
After 30 years of practice, I remain excited about new clients, new treatment approaches, and the joy of a client leaving my office with a smile and thank-you. I believe in being in the moment, being present, creating true and authentic contact, and facilitating opportunities for my clients to develop deeper understandings and practical skills. I work with a wide range of human problems, and enjoy the diversity that my practice has deliberately maintained. I work in an eclectic manner. I think meditation, laughter and play, are great for what ails us.
(619) 377-8842 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Jungle Gym
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ASW, PC, SC
Verified
The change starts with you! Being aware of past issues may cause unwanted emotions or behaviors that tends to guide your current life. Taking the time to explore these issues in therapy can give you more control over these emotions and behaviors. Additionally, if you are looking to improve mind, body and spirit I have an onsite gym (monthly cash fee only for this tx the workout for the mind, body, and spirit is intense).
(619) 279-5643 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
Waitlist for new clients
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Denise R. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, OTR/L
Verified
I love to see others be over-comers and feel privileged when I can be a part of that process. I recognize that one of God´s specialties is to "make a way" in the desert. Sometimes the desert is the parent-child relationship, a trauma in the life of the adult or the child, depression and anxiety, a learning or developmental difference, difficulty crossing cultures, etc. Sometimes our own difficulties with self esteem, boundaries, or trauma make day-to-day responsibilities difficult. The kids I worked with in Mexico for many years taught me a lot about overcoming trauma, regulating their emotions, etc. (They also taught me Spanish!)
(619) 627-0954 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Veronica D Martin-Parris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Veronica Martin-Parris has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy. She has undergraduate degree in Health Science with an Emphasis in Community Health and a Minor in African American Studies. Mrs. Parris also has a Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration in Administration and Health from San Diego State University. Find more information about her at www.purposevisiontherapy.com
(619) 345-5625 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Joey Guzman-Kuffel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in life? Are you overrun by hopelessness, anxiety, shame, depression or anger? Are you struggling with identity issues, infertility, family conflict, behavior patterns that negatively impact your relationships, or confronting challenges that accompany you every day? If this is what you are experiencing, you are not alone. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and the fact that you have come to this point to be reading this, you are one step closer to making positive change in your life. Through the power of human connection, collaboration and the therapeutic relationship, I can help you.
(619) 268-8952 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
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Waitlist for new clients
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Esther Yi
PsyD
Verified
Life is sometimes unexpectedly difficult and suffering can be inevitable. However, how you respond to life circumstances can drastically change your ability to enjoy life. I have worked with many people who have believed in lies about themselves after a traumatic incident or because toxic people have told them horrible things about themselves. These lies can be crippling and further result in problems with anxiety, depression, addictions, lack of sleep, school related difficulties, stress, anger issues, parenting difficulties, communication difficulties, relational issues, family problems, job dissatisfaction and much more. I provide different perspectives that encourage personal healing.
(619) 367-9154 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Trish Franzblau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
'It's never too late to have a happy childhood.' As a nurturing therapist, I believe my role is to provide support, guidance, and a SAFE place to share, vent, scream, cry, laugh or just sit quietly. I also believe it's not what happens to people that's most important, but what they do about it. Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. Though daunting, this realization can be extremely EMPOWERING--You are in charge of your life and your future happiness! With this knowledge, change can unfold.
(805) 214-8832 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
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Ana Laura Thomat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello, I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual and couple's therapy. If you struggle with adjusting to a new phase of life, a new career or living in Southern California, you are not alone. Sometimes people can feel anxious or empty inside even though on the outside, their lives are looking fine. You've tried to hide those sad and lonely feelings from your friends and family, but feeling disconnected from those that you want to be close with is painful. You've noticed doing all kinds of things to not feel out of control.
(619) 880-6690 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
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Michelle M. Scheufler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Life is not meant to be miserable. Making a commitment to seek therapy is a huge step in what I hope will be the beginning journey to rock your life! We all go through difficulties in life and at times these difficulties can make us feel stuck. Whether you are dealing with a difficult relationship, addiction, stress, life transition, family or parenting issues, depression, anxiety, or loss. I will assist you navigate through these difficulties, gain a new perspective, provide additional insight and give you tangible skills you can utilize moving forward.
(619) 503-3544 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Dena Nelson O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Hello, My name is Dena and I am a Certified EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am trauma informed and use an eclectic approach utilizing CBT, Person Centered, Mindfulness, Systems, EMDR (rapid eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and Flash to help with processing trauma. I specialize in working with issues to include: trauma, family of origin issues, early childhood physical/sexual abuse and neglect, PTSD, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues. I am Level II trained in Gottman Couples Therapy.
(619) 514-1501 
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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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 Mesa 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 Mesa 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.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in La Mesa, or Child Psychologists in La Mesa.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like La Mesa psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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 Mesa 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.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.