Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Bay Park, San Diego, CA

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Stephanie Wolfe
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
My experience and expertise provides me with tools from DBT , CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, addiction, and attachment approaches to help adolescents, adults, families and couples achieve best outcomes.
Life can feel chaotic. Whether you are considering your first time in treatment, continuing or returning to treatment, my goal is to provide you with the platform and skills to effectively evaluate, identify and create solutions to help you. It’s important to remember that therapy is not always about ‘fixing’ a problem. Sometimes, it is about learning how to work with the problem by creating awareness, strengthening insight, developing or broadening skills you already have. It is a joint effort between the therapist and the client, working together, to impact change and bring balance to what may otherwise feel out of control.
(619) 547-0613
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Christopher Booth
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
Verified
I frequently utilize aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectal behavioral therapy ( DBT ).
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, here is a little about myself to help make your decision. I am a licensed psychologist and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and OCD-related disorders among adolescents and adults. I am licensed in both California and Arizona and am providing teletherapy online. I also have expertise in helping people cope with medical conditions or other life stressors that may affect mental health and happiness.
(858) 251-6718
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Carson S Jaffrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy for your specific needs and also utilize principles of CBT, DBT , MI, Mindfulness and other relevant modalities.
Seeking help for many of us is not easy. I know from firsthand experience it can be the most difficult hurdle in our lifetime. I came to this work later in life after finally receiving help to recover from my own suffering and problematic patterns. I believe healing from life’s wounds is an ongoing daily process we can do more effectively together. Through connecting with others, we become empowered to grow and take steps toward the creation of lives we crave and deserve; lives filled with healthy relationships, peace, meaning, and joy! Life is precious and fleeting and there is no time to waste. Please reach out now!
(858) 500-1830
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With expertise in multiple evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT , ACT, psychodynamic, relational, mindfulness-based, and existential), I tailor my approach to that most helpful for you.
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.
(858) 956-7579
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Uri Kugel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling unhappy, unsatisfied, not good enough, or anxious? Is it hard for you to parent your child or communicate with your partner? Do you feel stuck? I am here to give you the space that you need and help you make a significant and long lasting positive change towards success. Contact me today to get started on a better path for you and your loved ones!
(510) 343-7217
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Kara Kimball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can often feel overwhelming. Many of us have developed patterns of thinking, feeling and connecting to help us get by, but are finding that they may no longer be helpful. Whether you are needing support in managing overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression, suffering from unresolved experiences in childhood or adulthood, or hoping to repair painful or conflict-filled relationships, therapy can be a place of support for you to move away from unhelpful patterns and experiences to live in ways that feel safe, secure, even enjoyable.
(619) 759-5280
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Lara J. Duff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You made it to the beginning of something life changing and awesome! Hello! I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Eudaimonia Therapy, Llc. I am compelled to share this journey in self awareness with you. I treat individual adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges; obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, aggression, co -dependency issues, trauma, etc. An area of interest is Women’s Issues, connecting with our own inner strength, beauty and grace as Women, and embracing our feminine spirit.
(619) 432-4860
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Gladys Llamas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Without vulnerability, there is no growth. Sometimes our "own stuff" influenced by family generations and personal experiences get in the way of our healing. It is intuitive for us to defend against such vulnerabilities for protection and at the same time such defenses do an outstanding job of stunting our growth. Where's the balance? This is the reason I believe therapy is about creating a safe environment where one can feel comfortable to show their true selves, while also challenging the parts that seem to perpetuate this cycle of stuck-ness.
(619) 568-2969
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Aubrie Dodge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi and welcome! Thank you for taking care of yourself and prioritizing your mental health. You deserve a space to be seen and heard by a therapist who specializes in your needs. I predominantly work with Millennial professionals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transitions. My practice experience has been with adolescents/teens through early/mid-adulthood years, navigating everything from school to career-related stress, strained relationships, and self-esteem issues. My clients are motivated to make a change but need a safe space to open up and feel empowered to do so.
(858) 244-9816
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Ginny Gutman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ready to conquer that life transition, pandemic burnout, or improve your relationship? I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, making successful life transitions, and making lasting relationship improvements.
(518) 503-0455
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Bay Park
San Diego, CA 92117
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Online Therapists

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Center for Mental Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We have two locations, where we provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), habit reversal training (HRT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and family therapy.
Whether you've had a long struggle with your emotions, or just want a little help overcoming a recent difficulty, finding the right person to help makes a big difference. We believe in combining compassion and empathy, with therapies that have been proven to work by clinical researchers. We teach children, teens, and adults effective skills for changing behaviors, and provide the support and encouragement needed along the way. Through this process, you can overcome feelings of depression, isolation, shame, and fear while also building confidence in your strengths and gaining tools to overcome future challenges.
(858) 461-9409
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize DBT and Exposure therapy to help my clients confront their trauma memories while safely processing their emotions about the event.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(760) 227-2431
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Melissa Pollock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, couples’ issues, grief work, trauma work, spiritual therapy and use various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and others.
Even in the best of times, anxiety and depression can take away from the joy of life that we all deserve. In times of struggle and transition, loneliness and confusion are natural responses to changing tides. My goal in entering into a therapeutic relationship with you is to support you through the ebbs and flows of life by-focusing on alleviating depression, anxiety, relationship stress, low self-esteem, and other issues that get in the way of a fulfilling life. Well-being is the natural state of existence and I can assist you accessing the potential goodness that you have within you. Life can be different!
(619) 648-5566
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Roderic Burks, MS HSc, MA, LPCC - Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, MS HSc, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Burks's advanced training includes DBT , Gottman, hypnosis, integrative psychotherapy/psychiatry, and creative development.
With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Burks graduated cum laude from Adams State University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and George Washington University in Clinical Management and Leadership. Mr. Burks earned a master's degree in Integrative Mental Health from Saybrook University, where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and continues as a doctoral candidate. He has also studied at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, the University of Santa Monica, Berklee College of Music, and Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
(310) 912-7897
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Liana Abascal
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, dipACLM
Verified
Verified
We integrate treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, self-compassion and positive psychology.
Is your life not where you want it to be? Change is hard. While doing things differently can feel uncomfortable at first, it is possible to do, and becomes more comfortable with time. Change often applies to the behaviors we engage in, or the thoughts that we have. Change can also apply to our relationship with our thoughts, and it is powerful to become less tied to the random thoughts that appear in our head. Let us help you with this! We are passionate about helping people get unstuck and move forward in their lives. Our approach is collaborative and non-judgmental, and includes warmth, compassion and humor.
(858) 682-6427
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Tamara Sharifov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship conflict, impacts of structural/cultural racism, as well as the day-to-day struggles that come with life. All with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to the general population, I work with those in the humanitarian sector, front-line workers, and military personnel. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT -Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness-based treatment, under leading expert Dr. Paul E. Holmes. I also have unique knowledge of armed-conflict, and sexual assault.
(760) 309-6306
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ASW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 279-5718
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Alex Urrutia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW , EMDR
Verified
Verified
I provide EMDR therapy as well as several other therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT , and mindfulness based recovery to have each of my clients reach a level of success and satisfaction.
I have worked in several areas of mental health care and have truly found my purpose and passion in assisting those who struggle with trauma and/or addiction. I understand how trauma has been locked within the psyche and having an individual feel as though they are stuck within themselves. I understand that addiction was a solution to several problems at the time because it allowed relief but in reality it only masked the underlying issues. My goal for each of my clients is to have them recognize their own strengths and abilities so they may continue or begin to live meaningful lives.
(619) 393-2961
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Michal ‘Mica’ Levi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specialized as a CBT/ DBT clinician, and also skilled at integrating a variety of modalities such as mindfulness, psychodynamic, humanistic, trauma informed treatment, and interpersonal therapy to best address your needs.
Do your feelings of sadness, anxiety, shame, irritability or jealousy overwhelm you? Do you feel stuck or doubtful of yourself? You are not alone! In treatment, I aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space, where we can identify your goals, work through the challenges in your life, and practice acceptance, self care, and self validation. Accepting the process of change may feel frightening and overwhelming, it is my goal to be beside you as you embark on a journey of growth and clarity.
(858) 358-6577
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Jill Maher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am EMDRIA certified and provide EMDR therapy in addition to utilizing other trauma informed approaches such as DBT and Trauma Focused-CBT.
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 16 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in complex trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also provide support for people who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself.
(858) 295-1549
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San Diego, CA 92121
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What type of Bay Park, San Diego mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Bay Park, San Diego?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
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