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.
Couples
(858) 376-7984
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Couples
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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Shelise Decal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
Couples
(619) 304-5055
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
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Paul Santero
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being their true, authentic self. I specialize in helping people overcome and heal these wounds which results in living a more free, authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
Couples
(858) 295-3546
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being their true, authentic self. I specialize in helping people overcome and heal these wounds which results in living a more free, authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
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Brenda G Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Couples
(619) 649-8025
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92117
Couples
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
Couples
(678) 831-9282
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Couples
When you are striving to achieve your best in relationships, your career, and overall life, it helps to have a partner, coach to help you. That is where Dr. Lepora comes in. She is invested in her clients, connects wells with others, and has the phenomenal experience to help you develop your strategy and implement your goals. Dr. Lepora uses a holistic approach that scans and assesses you as a whole person. Dr. Lepora specializes in transformation and life transitions. For a complimentary consultation, schedule on my calendar at CALENDLY.COM/DRLEPORA/15MIN
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Marjan Davoudi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
Couples
(858) 205-5486
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
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Acacia Counseling & Wellness, La Jolla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UC San Diego, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We also have an in-house psychiatrist to help with any medication management needs. We are committed to providing a safe,supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
Couples
(858) 251-6667
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Couples
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UC San Diego, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We also have an in-house psychiatrist to help with any medication management needs. We are committed to providing a safe,supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
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Felicia Conover
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a client centered, trauma informed and culturally competent licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide a warm, friendly and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore and process your concerns, fears, and other various life struggles that may be impacting your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. I believe it is important to have a safe place where you can process your thoughts and feelings to help you grow, heal, and become your best self.
Couples
(858) 766-6042
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92122
Couples
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a client centered, trauma informed and culturally competent licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide a warm, friendly and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore and process your concerns, fears, and other various life struggles that may be impacting your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. I believe it is important to have a safe place where you can process your thoughts and feelings to help you grow, heal, and become your best self.
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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.
Couples
(858) 956-7579
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92117
Couples
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.
Julie Kyker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
Couples
(619) 376-1135
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Couples
Are you are distressed with the uncertainty & loss from Covid-19? Has it added to an already challenged relationship(s)? Finding the right-fit therapist to help you reconnect to those you love can be a relief. Maybe there is too much togetherness at home right now. Or you're getting caught up in your cycle of disconnection. One of you wants to talk and the other wants space. Or worse, you’re in the same room on your own screens, feeling alone. Perhaps this added stress has intensified your already existing problems around sex, finances, extended family, betrayals, or grief. You know this is not how you want your relationship to be.
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
Couples
(858) 496-7681
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Couples
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Couples
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Couples
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
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Rebecca Rabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
Couples
(619) 502-9466
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92106
Couples
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
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Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
Couples
(858) 762-9943
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92107
Couples
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
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Kimberly Lauro
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Seeking treatment for depression, anxiety or chronic pain can be intimidating especially when you are feeling down, with little energy and overwhelmed. Because you are here, you are on the right track! I'm a clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience helping people like you improve mood, energy, empowerment and quality of life.
Couples
(858) 413-9273
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Couples
Seeking treatment for depression, anxiety or chronic pain can be intimidating especially when you are feeling down, with little energy and overwhelmed. Because you are here, you are on the right track! I'm a clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience helping people like you improve mood, energy, empowerment and quality of life.
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San Diego, CA 92108
The ideal client is MOTIVATED and realizes there is a need for CHANGE starting with one's self. Sometimes we just need that push in the right direction; a new set of eyes; that guidance to the answers that's already within. If that's what your're looking for, then you've found the right person! Are you struggling with your daily activities? Not feeling like yourself? Filled with constant worry? Just know you are not alone. Often times, life gets the best of us and we're bombarded with stress and life's constant demands. Let me help you to gain the tools to reduce those stressors and get back to enjoying life.
Couples
(858) 360-8991
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
The ideal client is MOTIVATED and realizes there is a need for CHANGE starting with one's self. Sometimes we just need that push in the right direction; a new set of eyes; that guidance to the answers that's already within. If that's what your're looking for, then you've found the right person! Are you struggling with your daily activities? Not feeling like yourself? Filled with constant worry? Just know you are not alone. Often times, life gets the best of us and we're bombarded with stress and life's constant demands. Let me help you to gain the tools to reduce those stressors and get back to enjoying life.
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Abbee Desue - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
Couples
(619) 391-2297
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
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Tarina Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92122
What is stopping you from reaching your fullest potential? Sometimes we as human beings need to confront our past in order to regain our future in an assertive way. Therapy can be a helpful tool in empowering your life.
Couples
(858) 375-5693
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92122
Couples
What is stopping you from reaching your fullest potential? Sometimes we as human beings need to confront our past in order to regain our future in an assertive way. Therapy can be a helpful tool in empowering your life.
San Diego, CA 92121
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
Couples
(858) 217-4894
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San Diego, CA 92121
Couples
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
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Tanya L Hilber
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Do you want help with finding balance in your life? I am an interactive, empathetic therapist and provide support, understanding, practical feedback and guidance. Sometimes the sense of self is not meeting personal, professional, or social needs. By working together, we can develop awareness and effectively address life challenges to find balance in your life. Treatment is personalized to you or your child and the specific situation.
Couples
(619) 722-3376
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Couples
Do you want help with finding balance in your life? I am an interactive, empathetic therapist and provide support, understanding, practical feedback and guidance. Sometimes the sense of self is not meeting personal, professional, or social needs. By working together, we can develop awareness and effectively address life challenges to find balance in your life. Treatment is personalized to you or your child and the specific situation.

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Couples Therapists
If you're looking for couples therapists in San Diego or for a San Diego couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in San Diego. Couples counseling can be effective and saves many relationships, but if you're part of a couple in distress remember that the sooner you get help, the more likely couples counseling will bring about a positive result.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Diego. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Diego

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Diego you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Diego and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Diego or family therapy in San Diego.