Female Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Dr. Lucy Xiaojing Ma
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
Do you feel frustrated in life? Do you want to know where went wrong and where can make new changes? Do you have fear for things, others, and your own future? Do you feel stuck, unmotivated, or unsure about the meaning of your life and purpose? Do you feel you need someone to be there for you as your resource and support team? I am here for you. I will hold a safe place for you to explore your inner world and the outer world. I will guide you to find your own path, passion, and your meaning in life. Don't waste your life. You deserve a better life with inner joy and peace.
Do you feel frustrated in life? Do you want to know where went wrong and where can make new changes? Do you have fear for things, others, and your own future? Do you feel stuck, unmotivated, or unsure about the meaning of your life and purpose? Do you feel you need someone to be there for you as your resource and support team? I am here for you. I will hold a safe place for you to explore your inner world and the outer world. I will guide you to find your own path, passion, and your meaning in life. Don't waste your life. You deserve a better life with inner joy and peace.
(858) 358-6867 View (858) 358-6867
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Susan Berzon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
As a psychodynamic therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families with varying issues and goals. Certified in EMDR, I specialize in trauma assessment on the premise of shame within the human condition. Through a holistic practice, I use evidence-based treatments such as Attachment style, CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, and Strengths-based therapy with experience in clinical settings such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, substance rehabilitation, and schools.
As a psychodynamic therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families with varying issues and goals. Certified in EMDR, I specialize in trauma assessment on the premise of shame within the human condition. Through a holistic practice, I use evidence-based treatments such as Attachment style, CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, and Strengths-based therapy with experience in clinical settings such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, substance rehabilitation, and schools.
(619) 848-0970 View (619) 848-0970
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Gabrielle Loomis-Annett
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LISAC, LPCC, EMDR, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
I work with women who have recently experienced a traumatic event and help them return to a sense of normal. I also work with women who have experienced traumas in the distant past but who have been feeling chronically anxious, depressed, out of control and/or hopeless. Perhaps you cannot remember the last time you did not feel anxious or depressed. Or perhaps your body being in stress for so many years has created health issues. Or perhaps you have turned to compulsive behaviors to escape or numb the pain such as over drinking, over eating, perfectionism, codependency, dieting, binge watching TV and more.
(760) 209-6244 View (760) 209-6244
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B. Andrea Vielma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CA LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Feeling confused or stagnant....overwhelmed or uncertain about your next steps? It can be challenging to navigate the chaos around us during difficult periods. As a licensed psychotherapist, change agent, and strategic life coach, my goal is to assist individuals in uncovering the underlying reasons behind their challenges. By gaining fresh perspectives and enhancing self-awareness, I help people find their own new insights and an enhanced understanding of themselves. Through a blend of empathy, understanding, and even a great deal of humor, I guide individuals to overcome the barriers to living their best life.
Feeling confused or stagnant....overwhelmed or uncertain about your next steps? It can be challenging to navigate the chaos around us during difficult periods. As a licensed psychotherapist, change agent, and strategic life coach, my goal is to assist individuals in uncovering the underlying reasons behind their challenges. By gaining fresh perspectives and enhancing self-awareness, I help people find their own new insights and an enhanced understanding of themselves. Through a blend of empathy, understanding, and even a great deal of humor, I guide individuals to overcome the barriers to living their best life.
(619) 292-0359 View (619) 292-0359
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Ashore Psychology- Bianca Plotkin, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Are You Feeling Lost At Sea: Tired Of Treading Water And Feeling Like You Are Drowning? Unwind The Tides Of Stress And Anchor Your Mind. Come Ashore and get the help and support you need at Ashore Psychology. I am the founder of Ashore Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in California. My approach is client-centered, with the belief that people are capable of making positive changes in their lives when provided with the appropriate tools and support. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, reflect and gain perspective on your life experiences and challenges.
Are You Feeling Lost At Sea: Tired Of Treading Water And Feeling Like You Are Drowning? Unwind The Tides Of Stress And Anchor Your Mind. Come Ashore and get the help and support you need at Ashore Psychology. I am the founder of Ashore Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in California. My approach is client-centered, with the belief that people are capable of making positive changes in their lives when provided with the appropriate tools and support. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, reflect and gain perspective on your life experiences and challenges.
(858) 330-3484 View (858) 330-3484
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Dr. Shanni Tal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Traumatic experiences can really shift our view of ourselves and the world. We can feel stuck, disconnected from others and alone - wanting to hide away the parts of ourselves we feel too ashamed to share. Healing is possible when you are able to express your inner world to another, in a non-judgmental space. I strive to provide a safe environment for my clients, and have a warm and understanding approach to therapy. Together we can explore your past and learn about your emotional responses and patterns. Ultimately, you can learn to feel empowered by a new and compassionate understanding of yourself.
Traumatic experiences can really shift our view of ourselves and the world. We can feel stuck, disconnected from others and alone - wanting to hide away the parts of ourselves we feel too ashamed to share. Healing is possible when you are able to express your inner world to another, in a non-judgmental space. I strive to provide a safe environment for my clients, and have a warm and understanding approach to therapy. Together we can explore your past and learn about your emotional responses and patterns. Ultimately, you can learn to feel empowered by a new and compassionate understanding of yourself.
(619) 853-2464 View (619) 853-2464
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Sarah Minas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you.
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you.
(858) 946-4941 View (858) 946-4941
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Michelle Lynn Slater
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
If you have arrived here you're looking for a safe place to unpack. Maybe your coping strategies are being tested and your relationships strained. You need and deserve all the support you can get. Here in the safety and peace of my office you will find that you do not have to go through your anxiety, depression, trauma and pain alone. You can make meaning out of suffering. You will see that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved.
If you have arrived here you're looking for a safe place to unpack. Maybe your coping strategies are being tested and your relationships strained. You need and deserve all the support you can get. Here in the safety and peace of my office you will find that you do not have to go through your anxiety, depression, trauma and pain alone. You can make meaning out of suffering. You will see that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved.
(619) 458-3946 View (619) 458-3946
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Amanda DePaolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92176  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you on your journey towards feeling well. Entering therapy is a courageous step. I provide an empowering space centered in empathy and compassion. I aspire to assist my Client's in developing tools and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, complex trauma and family and relationship challenges. My experience working in the field of mental health for 10 years has assisted me to develop clinical skills to provide meaningful interventions. I specialize in using holistic, cognitive behavioral approaches and trauma informed care.
My goal is to support you on your journey towards feeling well. Entering therapy is a courageous step. I provide an empowering space centered in empathy and compassion. I aspire to assist my Client's in developing tools and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, complex trauma and family and relationship challenges. My experience working in the field of mental health for 10 years has assisted me to develop clinical skills to provide meaningful interventions. I specialize in using holistic, cognitive behavioral approaches and trauma informed care.
(619) 332-5343 View (619) 332-5343
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Sharna Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Sharna Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2018. Sharna provides a warm, empathic approach focused on building a healthy therapeutic relationship and working together to empower the client. She additionally is strengths-based and likes to address what is already working well for a client. With her social work background, Sharna is very skilled at finding and helping clients utilize resources in the community. Outside of work, Sharna loves to spend time with her friends and family whether it's getting lunch, walking the farmers market, going to the beach, or going on a walk.
Sharna Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2018. Sharna provides a warm, empathic approach focused on building a healthy therapeutic relationship and working together to empower the client. She additionally is strengths-based and likes to address what is already working well for a client. With her social work background, Sharna is very skilled at finding and helping clients utilize resources in the community. Outside of work, Sharna loves to spend time with her friends and family whether it's getting lunch, walking the farmers market, going to the beach, or going on a walk.
(858) 567-2169 View (858) 567-2169
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Tiffany Libby, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCTS-I, WIEBGE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic alliance is one of the most important aspects of therapy. I tailor my approach to meet your needs, as I feel it is important to find what works for you, not what “should” work. Utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, I hope to encourage a feeling of self-love and acceptance. I believe that growth happens in many different areas, and I aim to help you create change that affects all aspects of your life. By working together, we can help identify your natural strengths, and learn simple ways to enhance your life and relationships, for results that are sustainable and long-term.
I believe the therapeutic alliance is one of the most important aspects of therapy. I tailor my approach to meet your needs, as I feel it is important to find what works for you, not what “should” work. Utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, I hope to encourage a feeling of self-love and acceptance. I believe that growth happens in many different areas, and I aim to help you create change that affects all aspects of your life. By working together, we can help identify your natural strengths, and learn simple ways to enhance your life and relationships, for results that are sustainable and long-term.
(619) 374-5281 View (619) 374-5281
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Marlee Cornue
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Connecting people with themselves and others is my passion. If you're looking to better understand your own attachment patterns, heal from relational wounds and trauma in a safe and supportive environment- let's chat! I love working with couples (marriage, engagement, parent/ child dyads) as well as individuals hoping to gain tools to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others around them.
Connecting people with themselves and others is my passion. If you're looking to better understand your own attachment patterns, heal from relational wounds and trauma in a safe and supportive environment- let's chat! I love working with couples (marriage, engagement, parent/ child dyads) as well as individuals hoping to gain tools to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others around them.
(619) 314-6572 View (619) 314-6572
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Heather Murray
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Heather, a trauma therapist dedicated to providing comprehensive support to individuals navigating through challenging experiences. With a specialization in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a focus on LGBTQIA+ issues, and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by military personnel, I'm here to offer a compassionate and effective approach to healing. My commitment is to walk alongside you with empathy, respect, and expertise as you embark on your path towards healing and growth. If you're ready to take the next step towards healing, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to support
Hello, I'm Heather, a trauma therapist dedicated to providing comprehensive support to individuals navigating through challenging experiences. With a specialization in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a focus on LGBTQIA+ issues, and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by military personnel, I'm here to offer a compassionate and effective approach to healing. My commitment is to walk alongside you with empathy, respect, and expertise as you embark on your path towards healing and growth. If you're ready to take the next step towards healing, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to support
(619) 789-6974 View (619) 789-6974
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Claire Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115  (Online Only)
Life is an emotional journey. During challenging times, we often struggle to maintain hope and optimism. Feelings of depression and anxiety are common throughout many tough transitions and can leave us overwhelmed and stuck. My passion lies right here, helping clients weather life's setbacks on the path toward happiness and success. Seeking therapy is a vulnerable first step toward living the life you envision. I strive to bring light and clarity to clients, inspiring them to find the hope and meaning essential to creating lasting change and personal growth.
Life is an emotional journey. During challenging times, we often struggle to maintain hope and optimism. Feelings of depression and anxiety are common throughout many tough transitions and can leave us overwhelmed and stuck. My passion lies right here, helping clients weather life's setbacks on the path toward happiness and success. Seeking therapy is a vulnerable first step toward living the life you envision. I strive to bring light and clarity to clients, inspiring them to find the hope and meaning essential to creating lasting change and personal growth.
(619) 658-6397 View (619) 658-6397
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Darcy McLean Aguilar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Our current Covid-19 climate of living, can be highly stressful and anxiety provoking for many people. Are you feeling anxious? Down? Stuck? Frustrated? Not sure what it is but cannot put your finger on it? Perhaps you have experienced a crisis and feel like you are spinning out of control. Or maybe life somehow now feels unmanageable. These feelings can cause an increase in limiting beliefs and negative self-talk, which can also affect your personal and professional relationships. This is not at all unusual, and IS very recoverable. It is my pleasure to help you make sense of it, regain your footing, and help you get back on track.
Our current Covid-19 climate of living, can be highly stressful and anxiety provoking for many people. Are you feeling anxious? Down? Stuck? Frustrated? Not sure what it is but cannot put your finger on it? Perhaps you have experienced a crisis and feel like you are spinning out of control. Or maybe life somehow now feels unmanageable. These feelings can cause an increase in limiting beliefs and negative self-talk, which can also affect your personal and professional relationships. This is not at all unusual, and IS very recoverable. It is my pleasure to help you make sense of it, regain your footing, and help you get back on track.
(760) 978-6289 View (760) 978-6289
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Sabine Starr
ACC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Do you have free floating anxiety, feel alone and overwhelmed and/or important decisions to make? Do you desire to feel a strong belonging in your life? I can help you gain clarity and live a fulfilling life within your current situation and onward to your goals. Life will start to feel right again, as it should. My specialty is to find and offer what gets you results and empowers you.
Do you have free floating anxiety, feel alone and overwhelmed and/or important decisions to make? Do you desire to feel a strong belonging in your life? I can help you gain clarity and live a fulfilling life within your current situation and onward to your goals. Life will start to feel right again, as it should. My specialty is to find and offer what gets you results and empowers you.
(619) 373-1622 View (619) 373-1622
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Kelli Raymond
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
I help clients interrupt patterns in relationships, set boundaries, confront codependency and learn to have healthy intimacy. My ideal client is someone willing to make healthy changes to their lives in order to improve their overall wellbeing. I have experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety and are struggling with intimacy issues and trauma. I enjoy helping clients learn how to set healthy boundaries so they can have more fulfilling relationships. I take particular interest in helping women develop healthy relationship patterns and fully process prior relationships.
I help clients interrupt patterns in relationships, set boundaries, confront codependency and learn to have healthy intimacy. My ideal client is someone willing to make healthy changes to their lives in order to improve their overall wellbeing. I have experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety and are struggling with intimacy issues and trauma. I enjoy helping clients learn how to set healthy boundaries so they can have more fulfilling relationships. I take particular interest in helping women develop healthy relationship patterns and fully process prior relationships.
(619) 514-2463 View (619) 514-2463
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Dr. Larkin Hoyt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
For 20 years, Dr. Hoyt has worked with women struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. She uses CBT/ACT, and Polyvagal therapies promoting skill building to regulate body and brain connections. She integrates techniques to manage your stress response cycle, while teaching mindfulness, and processing past trauma to promote psychological well-being in a judgement free space.
For 20 years, Dr. Hoyt has worked with women struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. She uses CBT/ACT, and Polyvagal therapies promoting skill building to regulate body and brain connections. She integrates techniques to manage your stress response cycle, while teaching mindfulness, and processing past trauma to promote psychological well-being in a judgement free space.
(619) 759-5757 View (619) 759-5757
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Iren Fellegvari
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
As a life coach I help you to reach your full potential in your business or in your personal life. Biofeedback helps to decrease stress. As a psychologist working with individuals and families I use talk therapy: CBT, DBT, Solution Focused brief therapy or EMDR and ETT, EFT based on the person's choice and comfort level. During my 15 years of praxis I have helped people with anxiety, PTSD, OCD, depression, codependency, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, eating disorder and addictions. Lots of couples regained their love for each other. Teenagers and their parents learnt to solve their problems.
As a life coach I help you to reach your full potential in your business or in your personal life. Biofeedback helps to decrease stress. As a psychologist working with individuals and families I use talk therapy: CBT, DBT, Solution Focused brief therapy or EMDR and ETT, EFT based on the person's choice and comfort level. During my 15 years of praxis I have helped people with anxiety, PTSD, OCD, depression, codependency, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, eating disorder and addictions. Lots of couples regained their love for each other. Teenagers and their parents learnt to solve their problems.
(858) 386-7291 View (858) 386-7291
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Gracie Madero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Hello! I am Dr. Gracie Madero and am a queer-identified Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My specialties include gender and sexuality, young adults, identity development, the coming out process, relationship issues and trauma. I have experience working with long term patients utilizing a Psychodynamic approach and have specialized training in working with gender and sexuality, including completing numerous practicums and positions working within the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello! I am Dr. Gracie Madero and am a queer-identified Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My specialties include gender and sexuality, young adults, identity development, the coming out process, relationship issues and trauma. I have experience working with long term patients utilizing a Psychodynamic approach and have specialized training in working with gender and sexuality, including completing numerous practicums and positions working within the LGBTQ+ community.
(619) 848-1372 View (619) 848-1372
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.