Kelly McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt like life's daily stressors are too much to handle? Are you wondering where you can turn to find some extra support? We all face challenges in our life, whether it is a transition to a new school or job, conflict in relationships, or difficulty managing our emotions. Seeking professional help can be the first vital step in making a change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults looking to transform their lives. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to explore the shifts needed to launch you into a life filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment.
(858) 943-2002
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt like life's daily stressors are too much to handle? Are you wondering where you can turn to find some extra support? We all face challenges in our life, whether it is a transition to a new school or job, conflict in relationships, or difficulty managing our emotions. Seeking professional help can be the first vital step in making a change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults looking to transform their lives. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to explore the shifts needed to launch you into a life filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment.
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Ian Schere
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) incorporates social learning theory and attachment theory.
One of the most important things for parents of pre-teens to remember, is that the biggest motivation for your child's behaviors is attention from you. Your child will try all sorts of things to get and keep your attention, and those behaviors that work will increase while those behaviors that don't will typically go away. Children love and thrive on praise from their parents, but in many cases, those behaviors that yield negative attention from you (such as yelling or punishing) will often reinforce those unappreciated behaviors, as well.
(619) 847-0202
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) incorporates social learning theory and attachment theory.
One of the most important things for parents of pre-teens to remember, is that the biggest motivation for your child's behaviors is attention from you. Your child will try all sorts of things to get and keep your attention, and those behaviors that work will increase while those behaviors that don't will typically go away. Children love and thrive on praise from their parents, but in many cases, those behaviors that yield negative attention from you (such as yelling or punishing) will often reinforce those unappreciated behaviors, as well.
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Deisy Cristina Boscán-La Jolla Psychology Center
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Play therapy is an important component of the specialized child psychoanalytic training process that enables me to develop a relationship with the child.
As a psychoanalyst I believe that an individual's feelings and behaviors are motivated by a variety of unconscious factors often resulting in people feeling stuck. Psychoanalysis helps individuals finally break these habits by understanding their root causes and enable significant changes at the very core of one's emotional responses. Using these experiences, the analyst helps the patient work on a deeply unconscious level to eliminate unproductive and destructive patterns. This opens the patient to new, fresh and genuine experiences and solutions in their lives. This process is achievable through empathy and respect.
(619) 304-4638
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Play therapy is an important component of the specialized child psychoanalytic training process that enables me to develop a relationship with the child.
As a psychoanalyst I believe that an individual's feelings and behaviors are motivated by a variety of unconscious factors often resulting in people feeling stuck. Psychoanalysis helps individuals finally break these habits by understanding their root causes and enable significant changes at the very core of one's emotional responses. Using these experiences, the analyst helps the patient work on a deeply unconscious level to eliminate unproductive and destructive patterns. This opens the patient to new, fresh and genuine experiences and solutions in their lives. This process is achievable through empathy and respect.
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Phyllis Tyson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, and identity issues whether they be around sexuality, gender, religion or culture. My years of experience have led me to believe that there is nothing more precious than our emotional and physical health, and the emotional and physical health of those we love.
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, and identity issues whether they be around sexuality, gender, religion or culture. My years of experience have led me to believe that there is nothing more precious than our emotional and physical health, and the emotional and physical health of those we love.
Julia Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I help children, adults, families, and couples break free from these unhealthy cycles, rewrite their life narratives, and make changes to create a life truly worth living.
Are you living a life you love, or are you stuck in the familiar “one step forward, two steps back” dance? Life can be colorfully painful, beautifully complicated, and completely overwhelming—and none of us were given a how-to guide. We all experience complicated twists and unexpected turns that cause sadness, worry, anger, and destructive patterns with food, drugs, alcohol, and within our closest relationships. Our lives are too short to lose precious time to unhappiness, feeling hopeless, and being stuck in the same vicious cycles. Therapy can give you a personalized roadmap to help you design a life you love.
(858) 585-9638
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I help children, adults, families, and couples break free from these unhealthy cycles, rewrite their life narratives, and make changes to create a life truly worth living.
Are you living a life you love, or are you stuck in the familiar “one step forward, two steps back” dance? Life can be colorfully painful, beautifully complicated, and completely overwhelming—and none of us were given a how-to guide. We all experience complicated twists and unexpected turns that cause sadness, worry, anger, and destructive patterns with food, drugs, alcohol, and within our closest relationships. Our lives are too short to lose precious time to unhappiness, feeling hopeless, and being stuck in the same vicious cycles. Therapy can give you a personalized roadmap to help you design a life you love.
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Martha Diamond
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Self-awareness and understanding of our internal needs and motivations is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and the ones we love. Our experiences as children are woven into our adult selves, and interact with our temperaments, life circumstances and connections with others. When these threads get tangled, psychotherapy can help us understand why and guide us in either untying the knots, or learning to accept them as part of the beauty of the fabric of who we are.
(858) 914-4223
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Self-awareness and understanding of our internal needs and motivations is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and the ones we love. Our experiences as children are woven into our adult selves, and interact with our temperaments, life circumstances and connections with others. When these threads get tangled, psychotherapy can help us understand why and guide us in either untying the knots, or learning to accept them as part of the beauty of the fabric of who we are.
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Yvonne Venger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents from all homes, particularly from military families.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to work with my clients to help them heal from their pain, make positive changes in their lives, and improve their sense of well-being. My background includes working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, crisis, military family issues, pre and post-partum concerns, infertility, school adjustment, ADHD and parenting issues. Currently my focus is on working with children and young adults, helping them navigate transitions and better cope with life. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy.
(858) 450-9112
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents from all homes, particularly from military families.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to work with my clients to help them heal from their pain, make positive changes in their lives, and improve their sense of well-being. My background includes working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, crisis, military family issues, pre and post-partum concerns, infertility, school adjustment, ADHD and parenting issues. Currently my focus is on working with children and young adults, helping them navigate transitions and better cope with life. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy.
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Joel D Lazar
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Dr. Lazar facilitates individual, family and couples counseling. He works with adults who are coping with depression, loss, anxiety, and worry and those who have present or childhood stressors that have made it hard to feel good about themselves or enjoy life. He also works extensively with kids, teens and parents to help families get along better and cooperate for everyone's benefit. In addition to working with children who misbehave, he helps kids who get sad, angry or worry excessively. He treats his clients as teammates to brainstorm solutions to challenges, and help clients also see their blessings.
(619) 324-3913
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Dr. Lazar facilitates individual, family and couples counseling. He works with adults who are coping with depression, loss, anxiety, and worry and those who have present or childhood stressors that have made it hard to feel good about themselves or enjoy life. He also works extensively with kids, teens and parents to help families get along better and cooperate for everyone's benefit. In addition to working with children who misbehave, he helps kids who get sad, angry or worry excessively. He treats his clients as teammates to brainstorm solutions to challenges, and help clients also see their blessings.
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Janelle B Pineda Farias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92038
Offers online therapy
I commit to working with children, adolescents, and adults that are going up against depression and anxiety.
From time to time we may need support during a challenging time in our life. I look forward to meeting with you and working with you to reach the power of acceptance and be on your journey when reaching your goals. I hope to work with you to enhance your strengths and empower you to live a happier life and to look forward to the future.
(858) 295-3119
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92038
Offers online therapy
I commit to working with children, adolescents, and adults that are going up against depression and anxiety.
From time to time we may need support during a challenging time in our life. I look forward to meeting with you and working with you to reach the power of acceptance and be on your journey when reaching your goals. I hope to work with you to enhance your strengths and empower you to live a happier life and to look forward to the future.
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Joseph Edwards LMFT Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
(619) 780-2902
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
Concerned about your child or teen? I help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. I work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. I help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. I have helped hundreds of families and I am confident I can help you. My practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(619) 378-7281
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
Concerned about your child or teen? I help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. I work with: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. I help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. I have helped hundreds of families and I am confident I can help you. My practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
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Paula Waisman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to examine issues that impact our quality of life. I help bring awareness to the source of emotional stress, help you with better self-understanding and more realistic expectations, while working together to arrive at solutions. I have had experience working with young adults, adolescents, children and families in various practice settings, including private practice, schools, hospitals and university counseling centers. Currently,my practice is mostly individual psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment. I also provide ADHD and learning disability evaluations.
(619) 663-4973
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to examine issues that impact our quality of life. I help bring awareness to the source of emotional stress, help you with better self-understanding and more realistic expectations, while working together to arrive at solutions. I have had experience working with young adults, adolescents, children and families in various practice settings, including private practice, schools, hospitals and university counseling centers. Currently,my practice is mostly individual psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment. I also provide ADHD and learning disability evaluations.
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Courtney Giboi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Half of my practice is with children, teens, and families and the other half is with trauma survivors and international populations of all ages.
*Accepting new clients* Stress, disconnection, transition, stuckness. These are extremely difficult human experiences. Yet, our societies, cultures, and learned responses often tell us to move on, hide, or push away our real experiences. Having worked in a variety of international, educational, and clinical settings, I’ve been privileged to witness how exploring one’s challenges and pain can provide meaning, healing, and growth. Grounded in both the science and personalized applications of psychology and therapy, I believe the earlier we can process and make meaning of our experiences, the more meaningful life opportunities await.
(858) 289-6234
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Half of my practice is with children, teens, and families and the other half is with trauma survivors and international populations of all ages.
*Accepting new clients* Stress, disconnection, transition, stuckness. These are extremely difficult human experiences. Yet, our societies, cultures, and learned responses often tell us to move on, hide, or push away our real experiences. Having worked in a variety of international, educational, and clinical settings, I’ve been privileged to witness how exploring one’s challenges and pain can provide meaning, healing, and growth. Grounded in both the science and personalized applications of psychology and therapy, I believe the earlier we can process and make meaning of our experiences, the more meaningful life opportunities await.
BrightMind Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, MS Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
BrightMind is a group practice of therapists treating children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind's mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported by scientific evidence. Our treatments are tailored for our clients' age and developmental stage. BrightMind strives to instill youth and their families with the skills and insight necessary to independently manage stress, mental health challenges, and life experiences. All of our behavioral treatments reflect our values, which are: science-based, child-empowe
(619) 452-3950
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
BrightMind is a group practice of therapists treating children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind's mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported by scientific evidence. Our treatments are tailored for our clients' age and developmental stage. BrightMind strives to instill youth and their families with the skills and insight necessary to independently manage stress, mental health challenges, and life experiences. All of our behavioral treatments reflect our values, which are: science-based, child-empowe
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Willa Marquis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
“What happened to my happy child?” Parents often come to me feeling overwhelmed and confused by their child’s obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety. Often it starts with a small fear – about something bad happening to Mom or Dad, about getting sick, about failing a quiz – but the anxiety grows over time and keeps your child from the calm and joy you wish for them. Your child may retreat and avoid people and situations that used to bring them happiness. Many parents do their best to help them regain control of their thoughts and emotions, but they become disheartened when their efforts seem to make no difference.
(619) 439-1893
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
“What happened to my happy child?” Parents often come to me feeling overwhelmed and confused by their child’s obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety. Often it starts with a small fear – about something bad happening to Mom or Dad, about getting sick, about failing a quiz – but the anxiety grows over time and keeps your child from the calm and joy you wish for them. Your child may retreat and avoid people and situations that used to bring them happiness. Many parents do their best to help them regain control of their thoughts and emotions, but they become disheartened when their efforts seem to make no difference.
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Tamara Halperin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Parents are never given a handbook on how to parent their child.
Life can be stressful for adults, and children too. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment to work through challenges that begin to interfere with daily life. I am passionate about working with youth, families, and adults to help foster a sense of balance, begin healing, and promote growth. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, integrative approach, with a trauma informed lens and an emphasis on evidence based therapies. Together, we will explore the impact past experiences have on your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. We will then build upon the resiliency you already posses to create meaningful change.
(858) 203-9019
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Parents are never given a handbook on how to parent their child.
Life can be stressful for adults, and children too. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment to work through challenges that begin to interfere with daily life. I am passionate about working with youth, families, and adults to help foster a sense of balance, begin healing, and promote growth. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, integrative approach, with a trauma informed lens and an emphasis on evidence based therapies. Together, we will explore the impact past experiences have on your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. We will then build upon the resiliency you already posses to create meaningful change.
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Michelle Barrett
MEd
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Happy Child Coach & Baby's Day Out: Relationship based play therapy.
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
(858) 254-5342
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Happy Child Coach & Baby's Day Out: Relationship based play therapy.
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
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Jacie Wilcock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I became a therapist because I want to help. Personally, I have been helped tremendously by participating in therapy and I know the benefits therapy offers to anyone who is struggling with…life. Whether you’re an adult struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues or you’re a parent struggling to help your child, therapy can help. If you are looking for someone who will accept you as you are and help you get to where you want to be, I might be the right therapist for you.
(858) 771-2602
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I became a therapist because I want to help. Personally, I have been helped tremendously by participating in therapy and I know the benefits therapy offers to anyone who is struggling with…life. Whether you’re an adult struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues or you’re a parent struggling to help your child, therapy can help. If you are looking for someone who will accept you as you are and help you get to where you want to be, I might be the right therapist for you.
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Golden State Psychology
Psychologist, MS, LEP, PPS Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist and have been in practice for over 13 years. I specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders that impact learning such as ADHD, Auditory Processing and Visual Processing Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and social/emotional difficulties. If your child is frustrated, homework is tedious, has difficulty following directions, or has challenges with peers it may be due to an underlying issue and I will work to shed light on and resolve those issues. Relieve your child of the frustrations of learning by finding their strengths and natural learning language.
(760) 377-1381
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist and have been in practice for over 13 years. I specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders that impact learning such as ADHD, Auditory Processing and Visual Processing Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and social/emotional difficulties. If your child is frustrated, homework is tedious, has difficulty following directions, or has challenges with peers it may be due to an underlying issue and I will work to shed light on and resolve those issues. Relieve your child of the frustrations of learning by finding their strengths and natural learning language.
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Lukasz Urban
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My passion in life is helping people heal from trauma and depression through warm, authentic, and professional care. Through my clinical training, I discovered that I have a natural talent for working with children and adolescents. I am fascinated by new technologies and like to incorporate them into treatment whenever it can help an individual live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(619) 387-7621
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My passion in life is helping people heal from trauma and depression through warm, authentic, and professional care. Through my clinical training, I discovered that I have a natural talent for working with children and adolescents. I am fascinated by new technologies and like to incorporate them into treatment whenever it can help an individual live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in La Jolla, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in La Jolla build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.