In Person Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Julie Kangas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I specialize in therapy for Autistic adults. Whether you’ve known you were Autistic your whole life, are newly diagnosed, or self-diagnosed, I can meet you where you’re at in this journey. I believe it is the journey of a lifetime to learn to live in your own body and care for yourself well. I want to help you meet your goals with compassion and the most up-to-date science. We now know that autism doesn’t look the way our culture often expects it to, and we see the harms of treatment models that aim to make you fit in with the neurotypical world. It’s hard living in a world that was not created for you or by you.
I specialize in therapy for Autistic adults. Whether you’ve known you were Autistic your whole life, are newly diagnosed, or self-diagnosed, I can meet you where you’re at in this journey. I believe it is the journey of a lifetime to learn to live in your own body and care for yourself well. I want to help you meet your goals with compassion and the most up-to-date science. We now know that autism doesn’t look the way our culture often expects it to, and we see the harms of treatment models that aim to make you fit in with the neurotypical world. It’s hard living in a world that was not created for you or by you.
(858) 771-2591 View (858) 771-2591
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Cindy Way: Hope Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
My specialty is working with individuals, couples, and families that are impacted by their relationship/marital issues, divorce, blended families, parenting/co-parenting, different- abilities (disability), and chronic pain/illness. Additionally, I apply a trauma-informed lens toward life experiences supporting PTSD/C-PTSD, Generational/Intergenerational Trauma, Cultural/Racial Trauma, and Military-related trauma.
My specialty is working with individuals, couples, and families that are impacted by their relationship/marital issues, divorce, blended families, parenting/co-parenting, different- abilities (disability), and chronic pain/illness. Additionally, I apply a trauma-informed lens toward life experiences supporting PTSD/C-PTSD, Generational/Intergenerational Trauma, Cultural/Racial Trauma, and Military-related trauma.
(858) 997-0934 View (858) 997-0934
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Hong Jeong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
(619) 431-4647 View (619) 431-4647
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Jennifer E Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Do you feel as if something is missing? Are you wanting to understand why you do the things you do? I help people seek out those answers to life's question as well as learn modern solutions to living your life on your own terms. My foundational method utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) with a nonjudgmental curiosity to assist you in achieving your desired goals.
Do you feel as if something is missing? Are you wanting to understand why you do the things you do? I help people seek out those answers to life's question as well as learn modern solutions to living your life on your own terms. My foundational method utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) with a nonjudgmental curiosity to assist you in achieving your desired goals.
(619) 489-6509 View (619) 489-6509
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Janet Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
(619) 815-8187 View (619) 815-8187
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Tien V. Phan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92111
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping individuals who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping individuals who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
(858) 330-4304 View (858) 330-4304
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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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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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Monet Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
My journey in the helping professions began as a Case Manager in 2008 and continued in various mental health settings including crisis work, county court, and rehabilitation centers, as a Mental Health therapist since 2014. I am skilled in Psychoanalytic treatment and work effectively with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, women’s issues, and Post Traumatic Stress. Having grown up in E. Los Angeles, later moving to the Bay Area and then desert cities, I have grown adept at working with a large range of populations from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents, and LGBTQI.
My journey in the helping professions began as a Case Manager in 2008 and continued in various mental health settings including crisis work, county court, and rehabilitation centers, as a Mental Health therapist since 2014. I am skilled in Psychoanalytic treatment and work effectively with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, women’s issues, and Post Traumatic Stress. Having grown up in E. Los Angeles, later moving to the Bay Area and then desert cities, I have grown adept at working with a large range of populations from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents, and LGBTQI.
(858) 533-2740 View (858) 533-2740
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Vanessa Jiroutek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
If you are looking for a therapist and need support, sometimes it can be difficult to choose or a discouraging process to find the right therapist to connect with. Imagine a place where you can be yourself. work towards personal goals and growth, free of judgment, with an objective professional. I work with a wide range of clients who are dealing with various issues including depression, mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, acute stress, trauma, anxiety, addictive behaviors, LGBT issues, codependency, grief and loss, life transitions, and marital issues, such as infidelity and strengthening communication skills.
If you are looking for a therapist and need support, sometimes it can be difficult to choose or a discouraging process to find the right therapist to connect with. Imagine a place where you can be yourself. work towards personal goals and growth, free of judgment, with an objective professional. I work with a wide range of clients who are dealing with various issues including depression, mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, acute stress, trauma, anxiety, addictive behaviors, LGBT issues, codependency, grief and loss, life transitions, and marital issues, such as infidelity and strengthening communication skills.
(858) 290-7118 View (858) 290-7118
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Eva Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92119
You feel like your mind is in a constant state of overwhelm between your responsibilities to yourself, your job, your loved ones. The competing roles, running to-do list, expectations keep you up at night, making the days feel like survival mode: Will I ever feel normal again? When will I ever be able to catch up? Will I ever be able to reset and find calm? You feel it in your bones that you need a break to re-evaluate, but you can’t ever seem to make the time. Maybe you hold yourself to expectations that no longer fit your life, or maybe they never did. It's time to freedom in who you are now.
You feel like your mind is in a constant state of overwhelm between your responsibilities to yourself, your job, your loved ones. The competing roles, running to-do list, expectations keep you up at night, making the days feel like survival mode: Will I ever feel normal again? When will I ever be able to catch up? Will I ever be able to reset and find calm? You feel it in your bones that you need a break to re-evaluate, but you can’t ever seem to make the time. Maybe you hold yourself to expectations that no longer fit your life, or maybe they never did. It's time to freedom in who you are now.
(619) 614-7556 View (619) 614-7556
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Cedric Staton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
At a time when life should be full of possibilities, do you find yourself grappling with stress, anxiety, or the heavy cloak of depression? You're not alone. Many young people just like you are searching for a way to peel back the layers of overwhelming emotions to find their true selves again. It's a journey that can feel isolating, but it doesn't have to be. My practice is a sanctuary for teens and young adults, ages 13 and up, who are ready to step into their power and reclaim the joy that life has to offer. The the path to mental well-being is not a straight line—it's a personal adventure that's as unique as you are.
At a time when life should be full of possibilities, do you find yourself grappling with stress, anxiety, or the heavy cloak of depression? You're not alone. Many young people just like you are searching for a way to peel back the layers of overwhelming emotions to find their true selves again. It's a journey that can feel isolating, but it doesn't have to be. My practice is a sanctuary for teens and young adults, ages 13 and up, who are ready to step into their power and reclaim the joy that life has to offer. The the path to mental well-being is not a straight line—it's a personal adventure that's as unique as you are.
(619) 374-9794 View (619) 374-9794
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Janine Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
Hi there, my name is Janine Thomas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Oakland and I provide tele-therapy throughout the state of California. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Focused Therapy to assist my clients with achieving the change they desire.
Hi there, my name is Janine Thomas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Oakland and I provide tele-therapy throughout the state of California. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Focused Therapy to assist my clients with achieving the change they desire.
(619) 724-5046 View (619) 724-5046
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Golzar Kouklan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Golzar Kouklan is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience in the field. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University and went on to earn her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Midwestern University.
Dr. Golzar Kouklan is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience in the field. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University and went on to earn her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Midwestern University.
(858) 358-5132 View (858) 358-5132
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Gregory Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Specialized therapy for teens and young adults: Are you the parent of a teenager who is having problems at school, with friends, and/or issues at home? Are you a college student or young adult dealing with issues relating to school, work, relationships, and/or family? I come to therapy with years of corporate business experience and my therapeutic background includes working as a mental health therapist at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, teaching the Heart to Heart seminar at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and training at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, CA.
Specialized therapy for teens and young adults: Are you the parent of a teenager who is having problems at school, with friends, and/or issues at home? Are you a college student or young adult dealing with issues relating to school, work, relationships, and/or family? I come to therapy with years of corporate business experience and my therapeutic background includes working as a mental health therapist at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, teaching the Heart to Heart seminar at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and training at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, CA.
(858) 333-4454 View (858) 333-4454
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Stephanie Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
I provide individual therapy to adults working through trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship problems, among other issues.
I provide individual therapy to adults working through trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship problems, among other issues.
(619) 514-4019 View (619) 514-4019
Alexandra Pestereanu- Gere
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I am particularly zealous about social injustice issues and working with the marginalized population. I am passionate about working with and helping people who are facing: depression, anxiety, traumatic events, racism, relationship conflicts, childhood problems, self-esteem issues, communication problems, and acculturation. I am concerned with the impact of anxiety and depression and improving intervention to support daily functioning and living with anxiety and depression for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.
I am particularly zealous about social injustice issues and working with the marginalized population. I am passionate about working with and helping people who are facing: depression, anxiety, traumatic events, racism, relationship conflicts, childhood problems, self-esteem issues, communication problems, and acculturation. I am concerned with the impact of anxiety and depression and improving intervention to support daily functioning and living with anxiety and depression for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.
(760) 280-5240 View (760) 280-5240
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Judith Bucholtz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
I am Judi Bucholtz and I am a PhD. and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. As a practical, interactive, interpersonal, and insight-oriented therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
I am Judi Bucholtz and I am a PhD. and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. As a practical, interactive, interpersonal, and insight-oriented therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
(619) 586-5285 View (619) 586-5285
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Jessie Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
My clients are typically feeling stuck, confused, and annoyed about falling into the same patterns when they come in to see me. In session, we will look at the ways you've tried to address your problems, and how those attempts are usually counterproductive. Together, we will work on increasing your brain's flexibility to create sustainable change within yourself and relationships most important to you. I love working with students and young adults with life transitions, premarital counseling, school stressors, anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
My clients are typically feeling stuck, confused, and annoyed about falling into the same patterns when they come in to see me. In session, we will look at the ways you've tried to address your problems, and how those attempts are usually counterproductive. Together, we will work on increasing your brain's flexibility to create sustainable change within yourself and relationships most important to you. I love working with students and young adults with life transitions, premarital counseling, school stressors, anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
(619) 815-4037 View (619) 815-4037
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Melissa Pérez
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Welcome! As a Bilingual (Spanish & English), Queer Bisexual Xicana, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I understand that most of us want to feel seen, heard, & accepted. And although outward validation & affirmation helps, the deep work & healing lies in being able to validate & affirm ourselves, all of our identities, & lived experiences. In our lives, as we continue evolving & changing as individuals, we reach points where the coping strategies we have previously used, & that have helped us survive at one point, may no longer serve us, & can actually interfere with our ability to connect to ourselves & others.
Welcome! As a Bilingual (Spanish & English), Queer Bisexual Xicana, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I understand that most of us want to feel seen, heard, & accepted. And although outward validation & affirmation helps, the deep work & healing lies in being able to validate & affirm ourselves, all of our identities, & lived experiences. In our lives, as we continue evolving & changing as individuals, we reach points where the coping strategies we have previously used, & that have helped us survive at one point, may no longer serve us, & can actually interfere with our ability to connect to ourselves & others.
(619) 724-4070 View (619) 724-4070