Geriatric and Seniors Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Stacy Ann C Aquipel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
I also have specialized training in geriatric and health psychology.
Take a breath – go ahead. The process of finding a therapist can feel daunting and overstimulating, much like the world in general. Bear in mind that you don’t have to commit to a particular person right away. What’s most important is that you feel safe, supported, and heard. It might take a bit to find someone with whom you resonate, so I invite you to take the time and space you need. Our society conditions us to feel a sense of urgency, and it’s helpful to remind ourselves that we are more than our productivity, and we are more than our labels. As a person and professional, I celebrate diversity and multiculturalism of all kinds.
I also have specialized training in geriatric and health psychology.
Take a breath – go ahead. The process of finding a therapist can feel daunting and overstimulating, much like the world in general. Bear in mind that you don’t have to commit to a particular person right away. What’s most important is that you feel safe, supported, and heard. It might take a bit to find someone with whom you resonate, so I invite you to take the time and space you need. Our society conditions us to feel a sense of urgency, and it’s helpful to remind ourselves that we are more than our productivity, and we are more than our labels. As a person and professional, I celebrate diversity and multiculturalism of all kinds.
(858) 293-4344 View (858) 293-4344
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Cynthia A Cotter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Cynthia A. Cotter, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her neuropsychological evaluations describe and quantify cognitive deficits typically found in older adults. These assessments benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and care planning for individuals with degenerative dementias and those with cognitive difficulties associated with medical conditions or trauma. In conjunction with her evaluations, Dr. Cotter provides feedback, education, and support for elders, families, caregivers, and residential staff. Dr. Cotter's assessments also contribute to determinations of mental capacity required for legal purposes. She provides psychological evaluations and pre-surgical psychological screening.
Cynthia A. Cotter, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her neuropsychological evaluations describe and quantify cognitive deficits typically found in older adults. These assessments benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and care planning for individuals with degenerative dementias and those with cognitive difficulties associated with medical conditions or trauma. In conjunction with her evaluations, Dr. Cotter provides feedback, education, and support for elders, families, caregivers, and residential staff. Dr. Cotter's assessments also contribute to determinations of mental capacity required for legal purposes. She provides psychological evaluations and pre-surgical psychological screening.
(619) 992-4519 View (619) 992-4519
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John Mingo
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
I offer a genuine, straight-forward approach to psychotherapy. This approach includes identifying specific goals and the mastery of real-life coping skills: all with the support you deserve. Having 20 years of experience in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Santa Fe/Poway area, I have worked in clinic and hospital settings in addition to private practice. Age range of my clients: teenagers to older adults. I also offer families and individuals comprehensive assistance setting up an entire treatment team of professionals (psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.). You can start this life-changing process with a free phone consultation.
I offer a genuine, straight-forward approach to psychotherapy. This approach includes identifying specific goals and the mastery of real-life coping skills: all with the support you deserve. Having 20 years of experience in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Santa Fe/Poway area, I have worked in clinic and hospital settings in addition to private practice. Age range of my clients: teenagers to older adults. I also offer families and individuals comprehensive assistance setting up an entire treatment team of professionals (psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.). You can start this life-changing process with a free phone consultation.
(619) 780-2497 View (619) 780-2497
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Kathy J Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Over the last 37 +years I have been a psychotherapist. I have worked with all ages of the life-cycle, including families who have loved ones that have been diagnosed with dementia. I have been a care-giver and daughter of a parent who had a diagnosis of Alzheimers. I have been married for 37 years, and the parent of 2 adult children. My lived and professional experiences , make me qualified to provide clients with a treatment plan and services specifically suited to meet their individual needs. I also limit the number of clients that I work with, so that I can be responsive and available for whatever support that may be needed.
Over the last 37 +years I have been a psychotherapist. I have worked with all ages of the life-cycle, including families who have loved ones that have been diagnosed with dementia. I have been a care-giver and daughter of a parent who had a diagnosis of Alzheimers. I have been married for 37 years, and the parent of 2 adult children. My lived and professional experiences , make me qualified to provide clients with a treatment plan and services specifically suited to meet their individual needs. I also limit the number of clients that I work with, so that I can be responsive and available for whatever support that may be needed.
(619) 574-0677 View (619) 574-0677
Nicole Kathleen Sellin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
I have extensive professional experience with individuals diagnosed with a variety of mental health issues from all walks of life including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been practicing within this field for nearly 20 years. I am a firm believer that we all possess the ability to discover our strengths, overcome our troubles, and create healthy, fulfilling lives, especially when given the right support. We deserve to be heard, respected, and supported in a nonjudgmental, down-to-earth environment; where we are appreciated for who we are, where we came from, and the direction we wish to go. I am here to offer you space to explore those areas of your life that cause you difficulty and together discover solutions that lead to a happier, peaceful life.
I have extensive professional experience with individuals diagnosed with a variety of mental health issues from all walks of life including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been practicing within this field for nearly 20 years. I am a firm believer that we all possess the ability to discover our strengths, overcome our troubles, and create healthy, fulfilling lives, especially when given the right support. We deserve to be heard, respected, and supported in a nonjudgmental, down-to-earth environment; where we are appreciated for who we are, where we came from, and the direction we wish to go. I am here to offer you space to explore those areas of your life that cause you difficulty and together discover solutions that lead to a happier, peaceful life.
(858) 321-8589 View (858) 321-8589
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Kristin Whelan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Waitlist for new clients
impairment, dementia, traumatic brain injury/concussion evaluations, worker’s compensation, organ transplant candidacy, aging baselines, comprehensive neuropsychological evals, as well as diagnostic assessment of mental health conditions, personality disorders, intellectual and learning disabilities, ASD, and other cognitive/neurodevelopmental conditions.
Dr. Whelan is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about establishing a strong alliance with her patients and providing excellence in care. She provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with an array of psychological, neurological, and medical conditions. Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders, chronic pain, sleep/eating disorders, substance use, grief, trauma, and bipolar spectrum conditions. She provides individualized, evidence-based psychotherapy involving a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT),
impairment, dementia, traumatic brain injury/concussion evaluations, worker’s compensation, organ transplant candidacy, aging baselines, comprehensive neuropsychological evals, as well as diagnostic assessment of mental health conditions, personality disorders, intellectual and learning disabilities, ASD, and other cognitive/neurodevelopmental conditions.
Dr. Whelan is an experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about establishing a strong alliance with her patients and providing excellence in care. She provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with an array of psychological, neurological, and medical conditions. Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders, chronic pain, sleep/eating disorders, substance use, grief, trauma, and bipolar spectrum conditions. She provides individualized, evidence-based psychotherapy involving a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT),
(619) 738-2306 View (619) 738-2306
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Tina Do
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92106  (Online Only)
I am a bicultural psychologist with experience helping people live better. I provide individual therapy to adults and older adults. Whether you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, one key factor to predict positive change is the trust you have with your therapist. That is my goal.
I am a bicultural psychologist with experience helping people live better. I provide individual therapy to adults and older adults. Whether you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, one key factor to predict positive change is the trust you have with your therapist. That is my goal.
(619) 404-0366 View (619) 404-0366
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Colleen Auth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
(619) 452-1009 View (619) 452-1009
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Donna M Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I care...Let me help. We will create a safe, non-judgmental space from which to begin the process of healing. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who have challenges in substance abuse, anxiety, depression, borderline personality issues and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with the LGBT community, specifically with Transgender people and their families. My rich life experience (fancy language for I'm older) allows me to truly align with partners and families that have members who are transgender and to be an ally with transgender individuals as they transition.
I care...Let me help. We will create a safe, non-judgmental space from which to begin the process of healing. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who have challenges in substance abuse, anxiety, depression, borderline personality issues and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with the LGBT community, specifically with Transgender people and their families. My rich life experience (fancy language for I'm older) allows me to truly align with partners and families that have members who are transgender and to be an ally with transgender individuals as they transition.
(619) 780-2559 View (619) 780-2559
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#1 Psychological Evaluations & Testing Service
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Founded in 1993, Help Therapy has a team of over 50 licensed neuropsychologists and psychologists who offer a wide range of psychological evaluations. For patients who need extra support, therapy is also offered. Patients are matched to a provider of their choice based on their specific needs and preferences. Clinicians work with seniors, adults and youth (age 7+) all throughout California.
Founded in 1993, Help Therapy has a team of over 50 licensed neuropsychologists and psychologists who offer a wide range of psychological evaluations. For patients who need extra support, therapy is also offered. Patients are matched to a provider of their choice based on their specific needs and preferences. Clinicians work with seniors, adults and youth (age 7+) all throughout California.
(619) 492-4586 View (619) 492-4586
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Bapsi Slali
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Waitlist for new clients
I particularly enjoy working with military spouses, the elderly, and people struggling with PTSD issues.
Having been in practice as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years in the San Diego community, I offer my clients the experience and wisdom that has been gathered over time. My personal belief is that each individual has a unique perspective that must be understood, and that every individual has the strength and ability to successfully address and resolve troubling issues.
I particularly enjoy working with military spouses, the elderly, and people struggling with PTSD issues.
Having been in practice as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years in the San Diego community, I offer my clients the experience and wisdom that has been gathered over time. My personal belief is that each individual has a unique perspective that must be understood, and that every individual has the strength and ability to successfully address and resolve troubling issues.
(858) 215-1956 View (858) 215-1956
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Marjorie Milstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I have extensive experience working with adults of all ages (young, middle-age, older) with a wide range of problems associated with adulthood, and adult development, as well as mood, anxiety, and self -esteem disorders. See training and professional appointments below. See website for more information; google marjoriemilsteinlcsw.com.
I have extensive experience working with adults of all ages (young, middle-age, older) with a wide range of problems associated with adulthood, and adult development, as well as mood, anxiety, and self -esteem disorders. See training and professional appointments below. See website for more information; google marjoriemilsteinlcsw.com.
(619) 543-1133 View (619) 543-1133
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Susan Valoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Waitlist for new clients
I provide supportive, compassionate counseling for adults and older adults who are navigating life transitions; living with mental or physical illness; coping with caregiving stressors; grieving the loss of a loved one; and/or dealing with the challenges of aging. I also work with neurodiverse older adults, including people who are autistic and/or living with ADHD or dyslexia. We all need someone to listen without judgment, and to help us through difficult periods in our life. Therapy can also be a means to better understand why we do what we do, and how to reach our goals that may seem out of reach.
I provide supportive, compassionate counseling for adults and older adults who are navigating life transitions; living with mental or physical illness; coping with caregiving stressors; grieving the loss of a loved one; and/or dealing with the challenges of aging. I also work with neurodiverse older adults, including people who are autistic and/or living with ADHD or dyslexia. We all need someone to listen without judgment, and to help us through difficult periods in our life. Therapy can also be a means to better understand why we do what we do, and how to reach our goals that may seem out of reach.
(619) 853-6829 View (619) 853-6829
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Stephanie Ann Massey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
(619) 432-3764 View (619) 432-3764
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Dr. Patricia Sikkeland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you a middle aged or older adult who is struggling with life circumstances? Do you feel haunted by problems? We can work together to make you a better version of yourself. Let’s Embark on a fearless journey of self-discovery, as you courageously delve deep into the intricate layers of your psyche. Let the revelations of this inner exploration guide you towards a newfound sense of empowerment and authenticity, as you boldly navigate the path to your true self and embrace the limitless possibilities that awaits you!
Are you a middle aged or older adult who is struggling with life circumstances? Do you feel haunted by problems? We can work together to make you a better version of yourself. Let’s Embark on a fearless journey of self-discovery, as you courageously delve deep into the intricate layers of your psyche. Let the revelations of this inner exploration guide you towards a newfound sense of empowerment and authenticity, as you boldly navigate the path to your true self and embrace the limitless possibilities that awaits you!
(562) 580-4217 View (562) 580-4217
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The Halliday Center for Psychotherapy & Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
Seeking a therapist can be a daunting task. Our therapists strive to help our clients achieve the personal growth and healing goals that they are reaching for, and to provide a warm, safe, and supportive atmosphere for that growth and healing to occur. Clarity, centeredness, and happiness are realistic goals to strive for. Our therapists are dedicated to helping people understand the causes of their problems and, to either solve those problems or, to come to peace with them. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with a wide variety of issues and concerns.
Seeking a therapist can be a daunting task. Our therapists strive to help our clients achieve the personal growth and healing goals that they are reaching for, and to provide a warm, safe, and supportive atmosphere for that growth and healing to occur. Clarity, centeredness, and happiness are realistic goals to strive for. Our therapists are dedicated to helping people understand the causes of their problems and, to either solve those problems or, to come to peace with them. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with a wide variety of issues and concerns.
(760) 635-3310 View (760) 635-3310
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Denise Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
My name is Denise Holmes, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and seniors in a number of different specialty areas, including anxiety, depression, medical stress, life adjustments, trauma, goal planning, life transitions, relationships, aging, stress management, and trauma. My treatment approach is eclectic, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Narrative and Psychodynamic Theory. My style is empathetic, nonjudgmental, interactive, and collaborative.
My name is Denise Holmes, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and seniors in a number of different specialty areas, including anxiety, depression, medical stress, life adjustments, trauma, goal planning, life transitions, relationships, aging, stress management, and trauma. My treatment approach is eclectic, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Narrative and Psychodynamic Theory. My style is empathetic, nonjudgmental, interactive, and collaborative.
(408) 837-0772 View (408) 837-0772
Jean Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I conduct Medicare authorized tests of memory on a yearly basis for elderly clients.
I have been helping others improve their mental and emotional well-being for over 25 years. I enjoy working with all ages (infancy through adulthood and old age). I am equipped to handle severe mental illness and crises as well as difficult life transitions and stressful times. As a former Navy Psychologist I work exceptionally well in areas related to military service and traumatic stress and substance use disorders. I work in a collaborative way to find the most effective treatment for you. By the end of your first session, we have identified the problems to work on and a plan to help.
I conduct Medicare authorized tests of memory on a yearly basis for elderly clients.
I have been helping others improve their mental and emotional well-being for over 25 years. I enjoy working with all ages (infancy through adulthood and old age). I am equipped to handle severe mental illness and crises as well as difficult life transitions and stressful times. As a former Navy Psychologist I work exceptionally well in areas related to military service and traumatic stress and substance use disorders. I work in a collaborative way to find the most effective treatment for you. By the end of your first session, we have identified the problems to work on and a plan to help.
(858) 207-3856 View (858) 207-3856
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Bernadette M. Di Toro
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I bring together the heart and science of psychology to my practice and 19 years experience in the field of mental health. I have worked as a researcher and clinician in inpatient and outpatient settings (including UCSD and the VA) and focused on trauma, grief, depression, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and forensics. I received a B.A. from Lehigh University in Psychology and Health & Human Development, an M.S.Degree from SDSU in Gerontology (the study of aging), and an M.A. Degree and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
I bring together the heart and science of psychology to my practice and 19 years experience in the field of mental health. I have worked as a researcher and clinician in inpatient and outpatient settings (including UCSD and the VA) and focused on trauma, grief, depression, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and forensics. I received a B.A. from Lehigh University in Psychology and Health & Human Development, an M.S.Degree from SDSU in Gerontology (the study of aging), and an M.A. Degree and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
(858) 348-4139 View (858) 348-4139
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Emily Campbell
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MACC, APCC, CDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
My clients seek support for overcoming trauma and PTSD, grappling with codependency, and enhancing coping skills. They navigate life transitions, manage anxiety and depression, and may be dealing with relationship or self-esteem issues. They may be individuals with ADHD or OCD who are looking for strategies to manage their symptoms. Seniors and those with intellectual disabilities can seek deeper understanding. LGBTQ+ clients may explore identity and acceptance. Each person, regardless of their challenge, desires to find inner peace, resilience, and joy. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to come as they are.
My clients seek support for overcoming trauma and PTSD, grappling with codependency, and enhancing coping skills. They navigate life transitions, manage anxiety and depression, and may be dealing with relationship or self-esteem issues. They may be individuals with ADHD or OCD who are looking for strategies to manage their symptoms. Seniors and those with intellectual disabilities can seek deeper understanding. LGBTQ+ clients may explore identity and acceptance. Each person, regardless of their challenge, desires to find inner peace, resilience, and joy. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to come as they are.
(661) 279-3144 View (661) 279-3144