Prolonged Exposure Therapy in North Hills, San Diego, CA

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Sage Schuitevoerder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, stress, and trauma-related disorders, and offer several empirically-supported therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) including Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I believe that people want realistic, practical solutions from a therapist. I want for my clients to be empowered from the meetings, and to walk away with new insights and skills to address the real issues and problems in their lives. I practice a type of therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and believe that people grow in an environment that is active, productive, and motivation-based. You will learn how even small changes in our beliefs or habits lead to the most profound changes. Everyone is capable of learning new ways to grow and cope with difficult life experiences!
(858) 609-6211
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Nicole Asencio
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life can be difficult at times and hard to navigate. The good news is it doesn't have to be this way! I assist couples and individuals to work through life's challenges by utilizing their strengths, exploring areas of growth and creating a new chapter in their life. We will work together to understand the patterns that have persisted and work towards healing. Despite the coronavirus regulations, I am an "essential service provider" in California and continue to meet with clients via telehealth. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.
(619) 724-5175
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Preventative Health for Happy Families!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've had the joy of working with children and families for 15 years. I also am the founder/owner of "Preventative Health for Happy Families!" which houses 7 clinicians all with varying expertise and years of experience. We embrace the philosophy of resiliency and take a strength based approach to motivate change. This process works to remove barriers to family closeness and overall happiness. In session, we help with the development of basic life skills: management of difficult feelings, stress reduction, effective communication, parenting techniques, practical goal-setting, or improved problem solving. The end result? Thriving individuals, satisfied couples, cohesive families and happy children!
(858) 633-8510
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Pamela Newman
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you struggle to maintain balance in your mood and mindset as a result of your high-stress life or profession? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or OCD as a result of that stress? If so, you are not alone. There are ways to help you when these emotions arise, pinpoint the triggers, and improve the way you approach them so they don’t overwhelm you. ERP, CBT, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness Skills are all treatment methods in which I have been trained to assist you in living a much more fulfilled and balanced life. Therapy can help you gain control over the issues that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
(858) 201-7248
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Kasiani Michalopoulos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! How much time do you spend consumed by your thoughts or trying to ignore your thoughts/emotions? If we have thousands of thoughts a day, why do we spend more time focused on certain thoughts? I can help you manage your thoughts and emotions in a healthier way. I treat a variety of issues ranging from everyday life stressors and relationship challenges, to chronic mood disorders (i.e. depression, anxiety, mania) and engrained unhealthy styles of coping. I serve a wide range of clients from transitional age youth to older adults, from many different backgrounds.
(619) 737-1825
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Svetlana Ishchenko
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I am fascinated by the affects of attachment and bonding on interpersonal relationships and have a deep commitment to helping people articulate and address the core issues with which they struggle. I am currently working towards my PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Certification), as I am passionate about supporting women and families experiencing fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy/infant loss, TFMR, grief, adoption, and parenting. I am a a mom who struggled with postpartum anxiety and OCD with both of my pregnancies, so I know firsthand how shameful and isolating these experiences can be.
(619) 350-8704
North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Jessica Hughes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, struggling to communicate, or having relationship difficulties? Do you want to build better intimacy and emotional closeness in your relationship with your romantic partner? If you are looking to reconnect with your partner, strengthen your bond and intimacy, learn ways to manage conflict better, and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and lasting intimate relationship, then I may be the ideal fit for you! I can teach you evidence-based skills to communicate better and strengthen your relationship.
(619) 279-5699
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Mandy Christina Pfaff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help you work through your trauma, anxiety and depression in the short term and implement practices that help you continue to thrive in the future. My mode of therapy includes traditional talk therapy, mind-body solutions, nutritional and holistic referrals/resources. As an avid researcher and practitioner, I incorporate a range of therapeutic techniques pulling from a variety of disciplines- including yoga, meditation, biofeedback and expressive arts. I work with all ages, having had the privilege of treating clients age 4 to age 95.
(619) 335-5627
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Stephen Brewer
Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP-II
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Feeling understood and cared for are important ingredients in any helping relationship. My commitment to you if we decide to work together is that we will face your challenges, concerns, and celebrations together as a team. As a psychologist, I'm very interested in getting to know you as best as possible so that together we can work toward improving your quality of life. I specialize in adults and teenagers experiencing men's health issues, addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, & complex PTSD. I also offer forensic services including law enforcement evaluations (POST appeals only), and evaluations for immigration & LGBT asylum.
(619) 754-4848
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Lara Barbir
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The people in your life see this strong and positive side of you, but on the inside you're feeling lost, confused, isolated, and like you don't know how much longer you can keep up this façade before the suffering starts to leak out and you lose complete control. Most clients with whom I work are struggling with depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and disability, general stress, and/or trauma/PTSD, problems which often come to the forefront following recent relational, work, and life stressors. I'm here to help you find your truth and commit to the meaningful journey of reaching your most empowered and authentic self.
(949) 208-7334
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dr. Sarah E Nunnink
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Do you find yourself struggling with your emotions? Does it seem like you are overwhelmed by your feelings, or instead that you have to keep a tight lid on your emotions so as not to do damage to your relationships, career and family life? I work well with people who are struggling with feelings of being "stuck" in their lives and with their emotions, and who wonder if there's more to life in terms of vitality and aliveness. I'll aim to help you increase your emotional intelligence so that your emotions work for rather than against you.
(619) 382-3036
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92104
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Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Does your anxiety seem too big to conquer? We’ll climb that mountain with you. We help people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, and stress by giving them tools and strategies to overcome their problems and live a better, happier life. In addition to counseling, we provide a variety of psychological testing services including neuropsychological, academic, vocational, and pre-employment evaluations, and developmental evaluations, including Autism Assessments.
(619) 304-3511
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92108
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Miranda Millican
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my practice! I consider myself to be a “down to earth” therapist with an open and relaxed style that my clients tell me helps them to feel at ease with me right away. I have a genuine relationships with my clients and often my sessions are filled with laughter, tears, and deep realizations. I learn something new from each one of my clients and enjoy the process of growing as a therapist and person with each client I encounter. If you reach out, I guarantee a call or email back on the same day you reach out so we can connect and see if we are a good fit. I am offering in-person and virtual sessions.
(619) 367-9270
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North Hills
San Diego, CA 92103
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Douglas Baker MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I offer clients a supportive, caring environment to identify solutions for growth and well-being. Together we can identify specific problems and create common sense strategies that have high probabilities of success. The areas often discussed in therapy include relationships, substance abuse, career frustrations and one's own experience of psychological symptoms most commonly anxiety and depression. By approaching psychotherapy through a person-centered, solution-focused, skills based perspective, I can assist individuals from diverse backgrounds. Our common goal is to create a path toward a quality of life that increases a sense of well-being, balance and happiness.
(619) 332-1274
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Restoration Counseling Team
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, SAP
Verified
Verified
We have been trained in evidence based treatments for PTSD, including the Center for Deployment Psychology's platinum level course "Operation Treat A Veteran" in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy .
Troy and Vicki Vander Zwart's practice goal is to give you a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental place to express your deepest thoughts and feelings, explore options to resolve the problems you are facing, and support and encourage you as you face them. We believe that a willingness to change and face the hardships in your life will lead toward personal growth and maturity. In therapy, you will gain insight, wisdom, and practical coping skills to face your personal issues with confidence so that you can have a more stable home life, a more rewarding career, or more fulfilling relationships.
(858) 367-3917
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Danielle Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work using a variety of research supported therapeutic approaches to fit your individual preferences including Exposure Response Prevention, Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
My name is Danielle, and I am so glad you are here. As a licensed therapist, I am very passionate about transformation and healing. I know it takes courage to seek therapy and to take that first step towards change. I have over 7 years of extensive experience working with with individuals facing an array of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, low self-worth, and difficulties adjusting to life stressors. I also have experience working with Active Duty Service Members and their dependents.
(858) 519-8002
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Erica Moses
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders, as well as helping partners reconnect through couple therapy. I specialize in making effective, evidence-based therapies for PTSD and related disorders and relationship distress available to the community. These short-term therapies exist but are rarely available outside of large institutions. I am trained, certified, and have expertise in numerous therapies to help you live a full life.
(858) 346-5500
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Amanda Khan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I believe that all people have an innate healing capacity and through compassion, we can navigate to the other side of shame. I have worked extensively with issues of childhood and adult traumas and how these painful experiences have affected how we relate to ourselves and others. Sometimes, we can feel stuck or lost, or struggle with anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. Sometimes, there are big issues to grapple with. But our experience of breaking apart can be the ground for something new, not only an injury to survive. Therapy can help loosen the process of growth & the experience of being present to our own life.
(619) 273-0129
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, DCSW
Verified
Verified
You were hurt, violated in a way that most people won’t or can’t understand. You aren’t believed. You aren’t supported. You can’t even believe it yourself. Moving your life forward on a daily basis has become painful and difficult. Your work, relationships, sexual identity, sexual self, your goals and passion for life have all been affected. Most importantly, your relationship with yourself. You withdraw from your partner and others, or even find yourself searching for porn or repeating situations like your rape or abuse without understanding why. The deep sense of shame you feel is the worst part of all.
(661) 443-4628
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Psychological Assessments and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are considering therapy, I'd be glad to provide you with a free consultation over the phone. I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist plays a significant role in helping people overcome painful emotional experiences, destructive interpersonal patterns, and other obstacles that get in the way of us experiencing our lives from a place of openness and security. I work closely with clients to explore the role that their unique circumstances play in how they see themselves and others. My approach to treatment relies on non-judgment, compassion, and respect for all of my clients.
(619) 494-2836
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San Diego, CA 92117
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