Therapists in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

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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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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Stephanie Nigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Verified
I specialize with high functioning adults pursuing personal & professional growth & development. I enjoy helping high achieving individuals find personal balance while pursuing professional excellence. My expertise includes leadership challenges, relationship issues, chronic stress, perfectionism, grief recovery, personal empowerment and parenting. I provide professional consultation & therapy groups for therapists & professionals in leadership. I help individuals employ strengths while exercising creative approaches to life's ongoing challenges. Together we forge a path that optimizes growth for meaningful, long-lasting results.
(858) 213-0031
Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Joyce B Lilya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been thinking about seeing a therapist but are uncomfortable about where to begin? Have you been feeling hopeless about your situation but don't know how to change it? I can help you heal from past experiences and add new skills for coping with the stressful events you are currently facing. My clients include teens through adults, individuals, couples, and families all facing stress due to multiple changes, losses, substance issues, relationships, jobs, and school. I believe having an opportunity to gain a new perspective will allow you to feel more hopeful about your future.
(858) 314-9559
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Joseph Slimowicz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat primarily military service members (Navy and Marine Corps active duty in San Diego) and first responders (EMT, police, firefighters, correctional officers). Having completed my training in the Department of Veterans Affairs and working as a Correctional Psychologist over the past five years, I have extensive experience working with men that match this description. I have action-oriented solutions to address problems commonly faced in this line of work. Lets get you back to the life you want to live. I am described as genuine, warm, authentic and funny by the people who have worked with me. Visit my website to learn more.
(619) 483-2811
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Ron MacKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm a psychotherapist with 12 years post-graduate-school experience. Associate member CA-MFT. I have trained in CBT, DBT, and a fair number of other additional modalities.
(619) 292-0185
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Brianna Pepiton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone can benefit from a safe place to process the past and present and realize goals for the future. In my work people can expect me to provide a safe, open and engaged relationship to address life hopes and challenges. Meeting people where they're at is the most important starting point. Then together we help someone envision the future and realize their potential.
(619) 313-5957
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Angela Bianco Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with women who are feeling overwhelmed, burned out, anxious, or depressed and are ready to start their healing journey. You're noticing repeated patterns that are impacting certain areas of your life and you're ready for change. Holistic psychotherapy focuses on ALL aspects of health including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. I will support you with an abundance of tools to explore outside our sessions, honest reflections, deep soul dives, and resources that will help lead you back to your inner source. The therapy space is your time to exhale, reset, and renew. You do not have to do this alone; I got you!
(858) 281-0738
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Shawn Dee Hartless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
(858) 914-4674
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Shoma Rao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Starting and staying in therapy can be intimidating! It doesn’t have to be that way. I enjoy using humor and just being a fellow human with my clients while we navigate the path of mental health together. Having a session with me is like talking to an old friend. I strongly believe that the connection between the therapist and yourself is the most crucial aspect of a successful therapeutic relationship.
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92169
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Teal Berkowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You want to appear like you have it "all together" but deep down are struggling to feel confident in who you are or to cope with challenging experiences in your past or present. You may be fed up with the overthinking, second guessing and anxiety getting in the way of living your best life. You never feel "good enough" & compare yourself to others. And you're ready for relief. You're ready to have meaningful relationships without your past getting in the way. You're ready to stop the choas in your mind. You're ready to feel confident. Most of all, you're ready to love yourself & be happy with OR without all the things.
(760) 389-3082
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Not accepting new clients
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Irene Carol Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
On the path to finding love, fulfilling work and meaning, there will be challenges that make us feel anxious, depressed, angry or just uncertain. I believe that exploring our feelings and personal goals in a safe, nurturing environment can help us adjust to difficulties and inevitable changes. I believe that focusing on your strengths and getting in touch with the body, mind and spirit can help promote health and well-being. I can offer you empathy, respect and listening without judgment, because to be truly heard is what makes us grow, adjust, and live to our fullest capacity.
(858) 240-8058
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Latisha Joseph: Blueprint Counseling Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
After many years working in the public sector, Latisha identified the need to promote and encourage strength-based dialogue surrounding mental health care at the state, county, community and individual levels. Latisha believes that with guidance and a strong support system, individuals can accomplish their goals. She created Blueprint Counseling Solutions with the belief that people aren’t aware of their true potential until they learn to navigate through resources and use their inner strength to tap into hidden talents.
(619) 844-1345
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Julie H Morrell, MFT Online, Phone, & Telehealth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you having feelings of sadness or anxiety? Do you feel angry, grief, trauma and/or frustration? Do you feel like something is preventing you from experiencing joy or freedom in your life, or your relationships? That's where I can help you. I have over 35 years of counseling/therapy experience. My approach is interactive & collaborative. After counseling, my clients report having more fulfilling relationships, better coping skills, more feelings of connection, as well as healing from the burdens of past hurts, anxieties & traumas. I am also a trained EMDR therapist.
(619) 857-1355
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Waitlist for new clients
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Tom Stone Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a narrative therapist, I take a positive approach to therapy; helping clients build on their strengths and resources as a foundation for change. I believe that therapy can offer clients much more than a band aid for their problems but that it can help transform their lives and relationships in meaningful ways. I believe that therapy does not need to be a long-term process and encourage clients to take an active part in therapy.
(619) 432-3663
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer York
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CBT, SEP
Verified
Verified
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Rumi. I believe we build barriers as an attempt to protect ourselves from childhood and adult relational traumas however, these mind and body defenses are no longer necessary and block us from what we truly want in life; inadvertently causing more suffering than protection. The symptoms of these barriers manifest as depression, anxiety, addiction ,,, as well as physical illness.
(760) 512-8194
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
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Ian Bernard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADTP, SUDCC
Verified
Verified
At Pacific Beach Health, I offer individual counseling sessions to adults and adolescents. Since 2013, I have been a member of the recovery community and understand the challenges and stigma that accompany substance abuse. I provide counseling and case management services to men and women struggling with substance use disorders. I recognize that recovery is not a “one-size-fits-all” process. I specialize in using a 12 Step approach, motivational interviewing, and other modalities to help people move past their addictions, develop skills to prevent relapse, and find the motivation within themselves to achieve long term sobriety.
(619) 268-5850
Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
& Online
Not accepting new clients
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Anna Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I earned my master’s in counseling psychology at National University and specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my education and training, I provided therapy for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and domestic violence victims. I also supported individuals transitioning from the prison system into sober living homes by providing empathetic case management services. In addition to practicing at Pacific Beach Health, I also practice as the Clinical Director at Boardwalk Recovery Center.
(619) 215-5314
Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
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Desiree Brittain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy offers a safe space away from the responsibilities of your daily life, where you can process, recalibrate, and practice new skills. One of my specialties is assisting people in difficult life transitions such as divorce, career change, death of a loved one, or a phase of life transition to name a few. Together, I can help you find some acceptance of the new condition, grieve losses, and find some hope for the new. With couples & families, my goal is to create space for us to slow down, understand the negative cycle you might be stuck in and build in ways of communicating where everyone can feel heard.
(619) 304-6093
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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Not accepting new clients
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Brian Hodgson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) with expertise in assessing and treating substance addiction, marital and family conflict, mood, thought, behavior, and personality disorders. I have extensive experience working with culturally diverse adult populations utilizing evidence-based practices within a multi-disciplinary team of mental health service providers.
(858) 922-9359
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
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Janie Nelson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUDCC, BA
Verified
Verified
Are you ready for a change but don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with who you truly are? Are you lacking fulfillment, connection, and peace in your life? You don't have to keep feeling this way. Addiction and other maladaptive coping strategies can make us feel stuck in a cycle of self-destruction, depression, anxiety, and shame. I am deeply passionate about walking beside individuals on their paths to becoming whole again. I believe healing begins when we feel safe sharing our truth with another human being.
(619) 505-0158
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Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
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What type of Pacific Beach, 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 Pacific Beach, 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?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.