Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Julia Kamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Gottman’s Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and Century Anger Management.
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? Now more than ever, you may be feeling the ups and downs of stress, anxiety, uncertainty and a sense of loss of control. I am here to help you through this challenging time by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma , stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
(619) 473-2753
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Sheena Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Verified
I help people who have experienced trauma gain feelings of peace and freedom. Feelings such as anxiety, numbness, and physical exhaustion are what I want to help you deal with and transform. Do you feel like a piece of you was hurt or broken, and now you can't connect with your true self? Perhaps these negative reactions you are having seem to continually affect your life. My goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching your whole self. The scars of your past do not need to effect your future. I want to help you repair and heal that piece of you that was hurt from your trauma .
(858) 943-0604
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92128
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Lisa Krekler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma , depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.
(858) 223-9987
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Rachyl Nyoka
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My style of guidance is a blend of compassionate and trauma -informed radical self-inquiry and expression, honest appraisal, rebuilding trust in your own intuitive guidance, and contextualizing your subjective experiences.
These are troubling times. We're in the midst of what experts are calling a polycrisis, fueled by ecological degradation, global health concerns (covid-19), the fracturing of societal/governmental institutions, and assaults on women’s reproductive liberty/sexual sovereignty. Feelings of instability, confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety are the new norm and we don’t know how to manage them. In fact, some of us may feel gaslighted when we compare our felt emotions with the perceived reality of the world - the "business-as-usual" paradigm encouraging us to keep our productivity high and our critical thinking/feeling low.
(619) 492-2232
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Rosa Linda Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Currently, I specialize in working with and treating individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, and trauma .
We all have our own personal journey and struggles. It is not easy to navigate daily life transitions on our own. And guess what? That is ok. I am passionate about helping individuals discover the light and gifts within themselves. As a clinical social worker my role is to support you as you embark on your own journey of self-discovery and self-love; learning to understand your patterns and behaviors and process your thoughts and emotions in a safe space.
(858) 358-5252
Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Josho R Malfavon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in grief and grief trauma .
Life will consistently throw challenges at you. Most of them you get through on your own or with the help of your support system. Sometimes, challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. The good thing is you’re not alone. I am here as a companion on your journey to explore and resolve those sticky challenges. The journey can be painful and arduous. The choices on your journey are yours to make, but I will help you find clarity in uncertainty. I’m ready to start your journey when you are.
(858) 345-4071
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Nancy Cha
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidence-based approaches to treat symptoms associated with anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides individual, couples, and group therapy. My primary theoretical approach is insight oriented psychotherapy for individuals working through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and adjustment to transition through life's challenges. I believe healthy people seek therapy for a variety reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I work collaboratively to recognize patterns and become aware of unconscious habits and choices that impact one's life and functioning.
(858) 842-5254
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center
PsyD
Verified
Verified
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 psychological testing including neuropsychological, psychological clearance, and developmental evaluations including Autism Assessments in order to ensure our clients receive the treatment and accommodations they need.
(951) 397-2299
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Helen Garcia
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with students, creative professionals, and individuals with ADHD through a culturally competent and trauma -sensitive lens.
Hi, I'm Helen - a Filipina Asian American therapist. First, I want to acknowledge your decision to start therapy. This decision might come from the realization that "something isn't right". You might be scared, lost, and dealing with a lot of anxiety, sadness, and grief. You may even be struggling secretly. But, you don't have to struggle through this alone. l believe therapy is a brave space to reclaim your identity and begin learning the skills necessary to create a meaningful life. We can work together to help unlearn patterns that don't serve you, to make space for healthy communication and peace.
(747) 319-4975
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Jennifer Moynihan, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in helping adults of all ages with post trauma symptoms, stress, anxiety, and depression.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, confidential, and empowering environment. I can provide individual therapy to help you heal from past traumas, gain healthy coping skills to deal with stress, life transitions, and relationship issues, and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Along with my primary modality of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
(858) 384-4579
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Christy A. George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been told you have an intense personality? Are you bright, sensitive, creative? Do you have a lot to offer, but find life and relationships overwhelming? I work with intelligent children, teens and adults to find greater life satisfaction, and to turn their intensities into their greatest assets. You can learn to better manage and reduce stress, reduce anxiety and depression, stop racing thoughts, manage over thinking and resolve past trauma . Working together you will also gain the ability to better your relationships by increasing your emotional intelligence, communication skills, and the ability to negotiate conflicts.
(760) 530-6026
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Candice April Ruttner-Duryea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it."- Maya Angelou. Often when being faced with the choice to seek help, sometimes there is embarrassment of needing that help. I offer therapy that is open, honest and no matter what has happened, the choice to change is your greatest accomplishment. The past can strengthen us with its lessons, but it's a crime when it destroys our beautiful souls under its shame. I specialize in Eating Disorders, PTSD , Trauma and Children. Please visit My website, or call me for more informaiton
(619) 870-1376
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Randy Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma , PTSD , early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, parenting, parent-child conflict, grief, relationship issues, school related problems, including the IEP process and divorce issues. I am currently only offering tele therapy. Online therapy can be offered in the comfort of your own home.
(619) 432-6571
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Elizabeth Duvall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
She specializes in trauma / PTSD , uses an eclectic approach to therapy with emphasis on ACT, CBT & Psychodynamic approaches and received her certification in Mindfulness from the Amanpuri Wellness Center in Thailand.
Elizabeth Duvall, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in California since 2020. Dr. Duvall earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles hub. She completed her training and internships at The Clare Foundation in Santa Monica, California, The Farr Center in Los Angeles, and has worked at several private practices throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
(858) 753-6401
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Alex Urrutia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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) 393-5483
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Jeffrey Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with trauma in all its different forms, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD .
When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this nagging suspicion that something is deeply wrong? Has it started to affect your relationships, your work, your overall sense of peace? It’s likely that you’ve had experiences that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to forget. These experiences shape your reality, fuel your anxieties, leaving you on edge and burnt out. What would it feel to like to let go of the pain you’ve carried for so long? Imagine what life would be like if you had the emotional space and clarity to be the best you.
(619) 664-4688
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Krystin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 6+ years of clinical experience. I work with couples, children, adults, families. I've worked at a Rapid Rehousing program with previously homeless families, at a foster care agency working with foster parents, foster children, and group home boys, and I've spent the last 3 years working as a school based therapists for students grades K-12. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, life transitions, trauma , grief/loss, and behavior issues (kids).
(858) 239-1619
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Mylene Eduvala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As your partner on this journey, I can teach you skills to manage Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, and Trauma .
Are you tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, and even panicked? I can help you manage those emotions when life hands you difficult challenges. You may be struggling to focus on work, school, or even on the relationships you have with other people because of these feelings. I can help you gain back your control. Your thoughts make you question your abilities and may make you feel like an imposter in your own life. Let me show you how to step back into feeling like your authentic self. You're ready to manage your thoughts and feelings to start living the life that you deserve. I can support you with reaching this goal.
(858) 358-7588
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Megha Patel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have experience using DBT, CBT, ACT, trauma -based, other behavioral, cognitive, and mindfulness based modalities.
Sometimes it feels like you’re so alone even when surrounded by friends and family. Sometimes it feels like no one understands what you’re going through. Sometimes it’s difficult to get out of bed and even the smallest of tasks seem overwhelming. Sometimes you feel like you want to do something but can’t get the energy to get up and act. Life can be challenging at times, and you no longer have to go through these emotions alone. I’m here to help you find meaning, make sense of what's going on, and work towards your goals. Let me help you open the metaphorical door and break free from the self-criticizing tape that's on replay.
(858) 251-7848
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San Diego, CA 92129
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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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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.