Cynthia A Cotter

Psychologist, PhD

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(619) 992-4519

Cynthia A Cotter

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers online therapy

12636 High Bluff Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 992-4519

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Cynthia A. Cotter, Ph.D. specializes in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her neuropsychological evaluations describe and quantify cognitive deficits typically found in older adults. These assessments benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and care planning for individuals with degenerative dementias and those with cognitive difficulties associated with medical conditions or trauma. In conjunction with her evaluations, Dr. Cotter provides feedback, education, and support for elders, families, caregivers, and residential staff. Dr. Cotter's assessments also contribute to determinations of mental capacity required for legal purposes. She provides psychological evaluations and pre-surgical psychological screening.
Dr. Cotter has over twenty years of experience working with older adults and received her training in hospital, rehabilitation, university research, and private practice settings. She completed her doctoral dissertation in conjunction with The 90+ Study at U.C. Irvine, the most comprehensive study of the very old to date.
Dr. Cotter provides psychotherapy for older adults struggling with depression/anxiety, grief/loss, health/lifestyle changes, and care of others. She utilizes interpersonal, existential, and cognitive-behavioral techniques in her practice and takes a non-judgmental, problem-solving approach to helping her clients achieve personal happiness and quality of life.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medi-Medi
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Disability
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: California / PSY24404
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Location

12636 High Bluff Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 992-4519
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Aging, Adjustment, Family Caregiving
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Testing and Evaluation

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Geriatric Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychological Surgical Prescreening Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Cynthia A Cotter, PhD, Psychologist in San Diego

Cynthia A Cotter

Psychologist, PhD