Jan Rakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
Compassion Focused
(858) 376-7984
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San Diego, CA 92130
Compassion Focused
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
Compassion Focused
(858) 956-7579
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92117
Compassion Focused
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Compassion Focused
(619) 332-5010
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San Diego, CA 92108
Compassion Focused
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
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Alfred D Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
Compassion Focused
(619) 648-4120
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San Diego, CA 92128
Compassion Focused
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
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Candea Mosley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92119
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
Compassion Focused
(833) 469-0669
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92119
Compassion Focused
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
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Katie Guerrero Soto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Hi, my name is Katie Soto and I am a licensed therapist and I look forward to meeting with you. I am a bilingual English-Spanish speaking therapist in San Diego and I am passionate about working with children, teens and adults who are having a difficult time processing their feelings or that are just looking to find some clarity. I provide a therapeutic environment that allows you to feel safe and accepted. I also provide therapy to military families including active duty service members and their family members.
Compassion Focused
(858) 519-8002
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Compassion Focused
Hi, my name is Katie Soto and I am a licensed therapist and I look forward to meeting with you. I am a bilingual English-Spanish speaking therapist in San Diego and I am passionate about working with children, teens and adults who are having a difficult time processing their feelings or that are just looking to find some clarity. I provide a therapeutic environment that allows you to feel safe and accepted. I also provide therapy to military families including active duty service members and their family members.
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Marilee Alice Valine-Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, Educ Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Do you worry all the time? Stay awake thinking about your future or ruminating about the past? I can help you navigate many of life's challenges. As a therapist working with a diverse group in an outpatient hospital setting and prior teacher for 22 years has provided extensive experience which allows me to assist you get better. Growing up in a military family I have experienced many of the unique problems military families face and can help. Feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad are normal emotions and times can be difficult to manage. I can help you develop skills and coping strategies to improve your self, life and relationships.
Compassion Focused
(619) 473-4130
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92110
Compassion Focused
Do you worry all the time? Stay awake thinking about your future or ruminating about the past? I can help you navigate many of life's challenges. As a therapist working with a diverse group in an outpatient hospital setting and prior teacher for 22 years has provided extensive experience which allows me to assist you get better. Growing up in a military family I have experienced many of the unique problems military families face and can help. Feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad are normal emotions and times can be difficult to manage. I can help you develop skills and coping strategies to improve your self, life and relationships.
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Susannah Muller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, JD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
You seem fine on the outside, but inside you feel you are not good enough, a failure, never enough. You want to be able to go through the day without feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or all on your own. You're your own worst critic. You don't want to need alcohol or pot or comfort food to cope. You want to be able to handle your emotions better. You're wondering if life will ever get better, or if this is as good as it gets. Deep down, you feel guilty or ashamed. Social events may be difficult for you. Maybe you've been through a trauma (abuse, car accident, relationship breakup, etc.) and are having trouble moving on.
Compassion Focused
(619) 324-3957
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92121
Compassion Focused
You seem fine on the outside, but inside you feel you are not good enough, a failure, never enough. You want to be able to go through the day without feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or all on your own. You're your own worst critic. You don't want to need alcohol or pot or comfort food to cope. You want to be able to handle your emotions better. You're wondering if life will ever get better, or if this is as good as it gets. Deep down, you feel guilty or ashamed. Social events may be difficult for you. Maybe you've been through a trauma (abuse, car accident, relationship breakup, etc.) and are having trouble moving on.
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Azmaira H Maker
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I specialize in child, adolescent, family, and adult therapy and assessments. My team of highly experienced clinicians and I provide evidence-based therapy, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical and psychiatric services, equine assisted psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and nutritional consults. With over 20 years of experience, we offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
Compassion Focused
(858) 367-0931
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Compassion Focused
I specialize in child, adolescent, family, and adult therapy and assessments. My team of highly experienced clinicians and I provide evidence-based therapy, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical and psychiatric services, equine assisted psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and nutritional consults. With over 20 years of experience, we offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
Lindsay Tourville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Hello and welcome! My name is Lindsay- I am a licensed therapist providing online services for you to access from the comfort of your own home. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years, and have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a variety of adversity and mental health issues. My passion to work in mental health began to grow during my own adolescence as I found myself pulled to help and support others. I specialize in working with older teens (16+) and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and work/school/relationship problems.
Compassion Focused
(626) 317-8499
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Compassion Focused
Hello and welcome! My name is Lindsay- I am a licensed therapist providing online services for you to access from the comfort of your own home. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years, and have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a variety of adversity and mental health issues. My passion to work in mental health began to grow during my own adolescence as I found myself pulled to help and support others. I specialize in working with older teens (16+) and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and work/school/relationship problems.
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Joan F. Pastor
Psychologist, PhD, CLD, License Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
As an award-winning, highly compassionate, AND results-driven clinical psychologist, I've 25 + years of experience in: 1. Diagnostics 2. Assessment-based executive, career & organizational coaching. 3. All areas of leadership. 4. Gifted 5. Brain Enhancement and Emotional Self-Regulation. You are struggling or just looking for peace and joy. I apply Positive Psychology, Transformational Thinking & Mindfulness to business and personal results. You really can have what you want, & you deserve it. Specialties: Executives/Mgmt., cultural diversity, entertainment healthcare, VC and banking industries, and anyone who hungry to learn.
Compassion Focused
(424) 625-2927
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Compassion Focused
As an award-winning, highly compassionate, AND results-driven clinical psychologist, I've 25 + years of experience in: 1. Diagnostics 2. Assessment-based executive, career & organizational coaching. 3. All areas of leadership. 4. Gifted 5. Brain Enhancement and Emotional Self-Regulation. You are struggling or just looking for peace and joy. I apply Positive Psychology, Transformational Thinking & Mindfulness to business and personal results. You really can have what you want, & you deserve it. Specialties: Executives/Mgmt., cultural diversity, entertainment healthcare, VC and banking industries, and anyone who hungry to learn.
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Brenda Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I offer emotional and therapeutic support to women during all phases of life including the perinatal period (pregnancy and post childbirth), adjustment to motherhood, reproductive trauma, miscarriage grief and loss, and interpersonal relationships affected by pregnancy and childbirth through every stage of womanhood. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and help guide you to your best self. ~ ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ CA Virtual/TELEHEALTH & SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE.
Compassion Focused
(858) 346-6767
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Compassion Focused
I offer emotional and therapeutic support to women during all phases of life including the perinatal period (pregnancy and post childbirth), adjustment to motherhood, reproductive trauma, miscarriage grief and loss, and interpersonal relationships affected by pregnancy and childbirth through every stage of womanhood. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and help guide you to your best self. ~ ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ CA Virtual/TELEHEALTH & SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE.
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Roberto Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
I am committed to use my extensive experience and the effective skills I have developed throughout my professional career in mental health to help you feel better in a short time. I have a deep understanding of why we end up suffering or are stuck and unable to get to that state of well-being we all deserve and are capable of achieving. Sometimes one just needs a little help from an expert. At a minimum, my aim is that you leave having more insight into what the problem is and how to resolve it. We can do the rest together or you can try on your own. I am confident that you will not regret the experience.
Compassion Focused
(619) 614-7567
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92116
Compassion Focused
I am committed to use my extensive experience and the effective skills I have developed throughout my professional career in mental health to help you feel better in a short time. I have a deep understanding of why we end up suffering or are stuck and unable to get to that state of well-being we all deserve and are capable of achieving. Sometimes one just needs a little help from an expert. At a minimum, my aim is that you leave having more insight into what the problem is and how to resolve it. We can do the rest together or you can try on your own. I am confident that you will not regret the experience.
Salina Bambic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you stressed out and anxious? Does it feel like no matter what you do you can’t seem to feel better? Are you struggling with feeling stressed and anxious most of the time? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I’m so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.
Compassion Focused
(619) 373-9230
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Compassion Focused
Are you stressed out and anxious? Does it feel like no matter what you do you can’t seem to feel better? Are you struggling with feeling stressed and anxious most of the time? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I’m so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Living in a cycle of repetitive patterns and glazed over by depression and anxiety? Feeling as if you aren’t tethered to anything and have no understanding of your identity? Feeling emotionally stuck or having a hard time putting words to your feelings? My role is to open the space for my clients to gain an understanding of their purpose, themselves, and the world around them through relational and scientific-based practices. I create a holistic environment that capitalizes on diversity and meets the needs of my clients by offering a variety of learning methods.
Compassion Focused
(878) 999-7726
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Compassion Focused
Living in a cycle of repetitive patterns and glazed over by depression and anxiety? Feeling as if you aren’t tethered to anything and have no understanding of your identity? Feeling emotionally stuck or having a hard time putting words to your feelings? My role is to open the space for my clients to gain an understanding of their purpose, themselves, and the world around them through relational and scientific-based practices. I create a holistic environment that capitalizes on diversity and meets the needs of my clients by offering a variety of learning methods.
Julia Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Compassion Focused
(951) 438-7873
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92110
Compassion Focused
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Stephanie Feliciano (Gurewitz)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Let’s keep this simple. I’m a nice person just like you. I listen to intuitively help you figure out how to improve your situation, whatever the case may be — 100% judgment free. I work as a therapist and life coach, integrating yoga and holistic expertise to create healing. You want to feel better, and I make that space for you.
Compassion Focused
(224) 347-6718
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Compassion Focused
Let’s keep this simple. I’m a nice person just like you. I listen to intuitively help you figure out how to improve your situation, whatever the case may be — 100% judgment free. I work as a therapist and life coach, integrating yoga and holistic expertise to create healing. You want to feel better, and I make that space for you.
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Melanie Greenberg, PhD
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
In 2021, the pandemic and recent events present challenges you never imagined. Anxiety, worry or stress stop you from being present in life & relationships. Past traumas or attachment hurts get re-triggered. Chronic stressors in your family, work, health, marriage or parenting remain unresolved. Yet challenging times present an opportunity for growth & transformation. You may find new courage to change old, conditioned patterns & self-defeating habits. You may finally be ready to confront difficult emotions, make different choices, live healthier, or take more risks. Our therapy together will be a journey to mould your future self.
Compassion Focused
(415) 367-3172
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92127
Compassion Focused
In 2021, the pandemic and recent events present challenges you never imagined. Anxiety, worry or stress stop you from being present in life & relationships. Past traumas or attachment hurts get re-triggered. Chronic stressors in your family, work, health, marriage or parenting remain unresolved. Yet challenging times present an opportunity for growth & transformation. You may find new courage to change old, conditioned patterns & self-defeating habits. You may finally be ready to confront difficult emotions, make different choices, live healthier, or take more risks. Our therapy together will be a journey to mould your future self.
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Amy Munroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
My specialty is in the area of issues unique to women. I aim to assist women in managing the daily struggle with worries and concerns that are difficult to overcome which may be related to being a daughter, wife, mother or professional. I also specialize in pregnancy related struggles whether it be infertility or postpartum. Finally, I have a great deal of knowledge and understanding about medical traumas individuals are struggling to recover from. I will help you to identify clear goals for treatment and partner with you in the process of reaching those goals. I look forward to speaking with you!
Compassion Focused
(619) 940-1367
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Compassion Focused
My specialty is in the area of issues unique to women. I aim to assist women in managing the daily struggle with worries and concerns that are difficult to overcome which may be related to being a daughter, wife, mother or professional. I also specialize in pregnancy related struggles whether it be infertility or postpartum. Finally, I have a great deal of knowledge and understanding about medical traumas individuals are struggling to recover from. I will help you to identify clear goals for treatment and partner with you in the process of reaching those goals. I look forward to speaking with you!
Amy Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
We all can feel a little overwhelmed when we experience a life hurdle or a pandemic crisis. At times, having someone to provide a non-judgmental space that promotes self-reflection, stability, and growth. Have you been feeling stuck due to anxiety, poor self-esteem, shame, guilt and its impacting your personal or professional relationships? It doesn't have to be so difficult. Life can be amplifying and empowering if we harness our own strengths effectively. I'm passionate about helping others by utilizing a collaborative, holistic, grounded in evidence based therapeutic approach designed for your specific needs and goals.
Compassion Focused
(619) 597-1505
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Compassion Focused
We all can feel a little overwhelmed when we experience a life hurdle or a pandemic crisis. At times, having someone to provide a non-judgmental space that promotes self-reflection, stability, and growth. Have you been feeling stuck due to anxiety, poor self-esteem, shame, guilt and its impacting your personal or professional relationships? It doesn't have to be so difficult. Life can be amplifying and empowering if we harness our own strengths effectively. I'm passionate about helping others by utilizing a collaborative, holistic, grounded in evidence based therapeutic approach designed for your specific needs and goals.

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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is compassionate mind training, which teaches the skills and attributes of compassion. Check these San Diego Compassion Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Compassion Focused couples therapy in San Diego

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