Expansive Therapy - Start Online Therapy This Week
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal therapy practice with locations in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Maria at info@expansivetherapy.com.
(415) 799-1239
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal therapy practice with locations in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Maria at info@expansivetherapy.com.
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Valorie M. Adrio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I began working with the LGBTQ community in the mid-1990s when I oversaw the mental health program at Metro AIDS, St.
With over 30 years of experience, I help clients to begin again, try something new, transform their relationships, increase their sense of well-being, and heal emotional pain. As a culturally sensitive, growth-oriented, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I create safe, affirming, non-judgemental relationships quickly with individuals and couples from many backgrounds, painful histories, faiths, cultures, and sexual orientations. I enjoy working with couples in traditional marriages or in non-traditional relationships. I am currently seeing clients by telehealth only.
(858) 212-0257
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I began working with the LGBTQ community in the mid-1990s when I oversaw the mental health program at Metro AIDS, St.
With over 30 years of experience, I help clients to begin again, try something new, transform their relationships, increase their sense of well-being, and heal emotional pain. As a culturally sensitive, growth-oriented, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I create safe, affirming, non-judgemental relationships quickly with individuals and couples from many backgrounds, painful histories, faiths, cultures, and sexual orientations. I enjoy working with couples in traditional marriages or in non-traditional relationships. I am currently seeing clients by telehealth only.
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Having difficulty finding a therapist with an opening? We have over 18 clinicians ready for you to choose from. Often, the decision to seek therapy involves courage and strength. Through a trusting partnership and genuine connection, counseling can help improve your quality of life and increase self-esteem. We treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, and counseling specific to the LGBTQ+ community and college/graduate students. No matter what you’re seeking therapy for, one aspect remains the same: our dedication to your well-being.
(619) 940-1186 x10
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Having difficulty finding a therapist with an opening? We have over 18 clinicians ready for you to choose from. Often, the decision to seek therapy involves courage and strength. Through a trusting partnership and genuine connection, counseling can help improve your quality of life and increase self-esteem. We treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, and counseling specific to the LGBTQ+ community and college/graduate students. No matter what you’re seeking therapy for, one aspect remains the same: our dedication to your well-being.
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Caroline de Pottel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Primarily I see individuals: cultural diversity, LGBTQ, and adults raised in alcoholic families.
I use an in-depth focus that has a practical application. I understand past and present difficulties within the context of family relationships. I think of each person as dynamic and changeable. When a person comes to me for help, I understand that person to be stuck in ways that are out of their conscious awareness. Work and/or relationship functioning can easily be blocked or limited. Changing is complex and requires the assistance of a skilled and caring professional. If you are ready to face the deeper issues interfering with your personal success, it is time to contact me.
(858) 997-1799
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Primarily I see individuals: cultural diversity, LGBTQ, and adults raised in alcoholic families.
I use an in-depth focus that has a practical application. I understand past and present difficulties within the context of family relationships. I think of each person as dynamic and changeable. When a person comes to me for help, I understand that person to be stuck in ways that are out of their conscious awareness. Work and/or relationship functioning can easily be blocked or limited. Changing is complex and requires the assistance of a skilled and caring professional. If you are ready to face the deeper issues interfering with your personal success, it is time to contact me.
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Naomi Wahler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
As a proud Ally, I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and passionate about helping to build resilience and a sense of authenticity for those exploring or questioning their sexuality or gender.
Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and we find that the ways we usually cope are not helping. Sometimes our personal journey involves difficult, seemingly impossible crises or losses. Sometimes we try to manage emotions with activities that help us feel better for a short time but then the cost starts to outweigh the benefits. I believe we all go through times like this when we are tired of struggling. The path towards recovering from these experiences seems more doable when we are able to find a renewed motivation and clear goals towards change.
(858) 943-2658
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
As a proud Ally, I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and passionate about helping to build resilience and a sense of authenticity for those exploring or questioning their sexuality or gender.
Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and we find that the ways we usually cope are not helping. Sometimes our personal journey involves difficult, seemingly impossible crises or losses. Sometimes we try to manage emotions with activities that help us feel better for a short time but then the cost starts to outweigh the benefits. I believe we all go through times like this when we are tired of struggling. The path towards recovering from these experiences seems more doable when we are able to find a renewed motivation and clear goals towards change.
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Joseph Slimowicz
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I work with a range of problems, but have expertise in: substance use, trauma and PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and LGBT mental health.
Perhaps you feel conflicted about your drinking? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships, or friendships? Do you feel depressed - like you aren't yourself? As part of the human condition we struggle - let's work as a team towards action-orientated solutions to get you back to the life you want to live. I am described as genuine, warm, authentic and funny by the people who have worked with me. Visit my website to learn more.
(619) 483-2811
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I work with a range of problems, but have expertise in: substance use, trauma and PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and LGBT mental health.
Perhaps you feel conflicted about your drinking? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships, or friendships? Do you feel depressed - like you aren't yourself? As part of the human condition we struggle - let's work as a team towards action-orientated solutions to get you back to the life you want to live. I am described as genuine, warm, authentic and funny by the people who have worked with me. Visit my website to learn more.
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Kelsey Lynn Paulson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Kelsey also works with the LGBTQ and Kink communities, and provides Gender Affirming Therapy to the Transgender community.
Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 17 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
(858) 943-6379
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Kelsey also works with the LGBTQ and Kink communities, and provides Gender Affirming Therapy to the Transgender community.
Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 17 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
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Elizabeth Torres
Psychologist, Elizabeth Torres, PsyD, ABPP Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I see both individuals and couples (married and unmarried), and welcome LGBTQ clients.
I am a good fit if you are looking for a highly-experienced, collaborative, pragmatic, and solution-oriented therapist. I am experienced working with men and women dealing with a wide-range of issues. My early training in psychodynamic psychotherapy gives me a rich perspective to draw on. I am mostly a cognitive behavioral therapist, informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a heavy emphasis on acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. I recently published "Just This Moment: A Guide for Moms who want to enjoy Parenting, Raise Great Kids, and THRIVE!" available on Amazon.
(858) 780-4360
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I see both individuals and couples (married and unmarried), and welcome LGBTQ clients.
I am a good fit if you are looking for a highly-experienced, collaborative, pragmatic, and solution-oriented therapist. I am experienced working with men and women dealing with a wide-range of issues. My early training in psychodynamic psychotherapy gives me a rich perspective to draw on. I am mostly a cognitive behavioral therapist, informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a heavy emphasis on acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. I recently published "Just This Moment: A Guide for Moms who want to enjoy Parenting, Raise Great Kids, and THRIVE!" available on Amazon.
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Courtney Olinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have worked alongside the autism and neurodevelopment community since 2000, supported youth in the LGBTQ community, and have supported parents, families, couples and individuals of all ages when facing anxiety and depression.
Our journey through life is complex and for every person, will come with successes, joys, and pleasures as well as challenges, concerns, and problems. I believe it is important to view the whole person, within the context of their relationships, family, community and society to gain a better understanding of all that is helpful or unhelpful along this journey. I have been honored to support this journey for individuals of all ages when faced with concerns related to learning differences, school/work struggles, social/relational challenges, and the process of developing an identity that one can be proud of.
(619) 489-9297
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I have worked alongside the autism and neurodevelopment community since 2000, supported youth in the LGBTQ community, and have supported parents, families, couples and individuals of all ages when facing anxiety and depression.
Our journey through life is complex and for every person, will come with successes, joys, and pleasures as well as challenges, concerns, and problems. I believe it is important to view the whole person, within the context of their relationships, family, community and society to gain a better understanding of all that is helpful or unhelpful along this journey. I have been honored to support this journey for individuals of all ages when faced with concerns related to learning differences, school/work struggles, social/relational challenges, and the process of developing an identity that one can be proud of.
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William Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I truly believe no therapeutic session is alike. Each therapeutic session deserves an individualized and client-centered session to focus on the client's goals and needs. As a Pro-LGBT+ African American male, Marine Corps Veteran, father, husband, and clinician who has worked with a diverse range of clients, I am willing to take the time to understand your struggles and work with you to thrive and overcome life's hurdles. My experience ranges from community outpatient clinics, Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment, and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
(424) 233-1135
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I truly believe no therapeutic session is alike. Each therapeutic session deserves an individualized and client-centered session to focus on the client's goals and needs. As a Pro-LGBT+ African American male, Marine Corps Veteran, father, husband, and clinician who has worked with a diverse range of clients, I am willing to take the time to understand your struggles and work with you to thrive and overcome life's hurdles. My experience ranges from community outpatient clinics, Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment, and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
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Mikayla Weathers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe through a therapeutic & safe relationship, you will have the ability to work though past & current struggles. Whether you find yourself having trouble in your relationships, are dealing with a substance related issue, are desiring a better connection with yourself, or are struggling with trauma, I know I can help you, help yourself. My passion is walking along side those suffering to encourage and support healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming & support those dealing with gender identity/expression issues; self, family, and community acceptance; & those pre, during & post transition.
(619) 350-4755
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe through a therapeutic & safe relationship, you will have the ability to work though past & current struggles. Whether you find yourself having trouble in your relationships, are dealing with a substance related issue, are desiring a better connection with yourself, or are struggling with trauma, I know I can help you, help yourself. My passion is walking along side those suffering to encourage and support healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming & support those dealing with gender identity/expression issues; self, family, and community acceptance; & those pre, during & post transition.
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Rebecca Prolman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus include anxiety, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ challenges, and complex trauma.
However you come into therapy is perfect — you can't do this wrong. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, or the intensity of our emotions. Other times we can feel numb and not be able to feel much of anything. These are painful, but common experiences— you are not crazy. Together, we will collaboratively explore your experiences, feelings, hopes, and desires. I will offer guidance and tools that incorporate the mind, body, heart, and spirit; allowing for increased experiences of clarity, relief, and connection.
(760) 417-6961
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92093
Offers online therapy
My areas of focus include anxiety, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ challenges, and complex trauma.
However you come into therapy is perfect — you can't do this wrong. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, or the intensity of our emotions. Other times we can feel numb and not be able to feel much of anything. These are painful, but common experiences— you are not crazy. Together, we will collaboratively explore your experiences, feelings, hopes, and desires. I will offer guidance and tools that incorporate the mind, body, heart, and spirit; allowing for increased experiences of clarity, relief, and connection.
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Radiance Coaching and Healing
MA, PhD
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
The holistic sessions I offer are personalized and vary based on each individual. It is a process that includes depth psych-spiritual discovery into your Being to rediscover your own inner guiding wise self. The energy (reiki) portion will rebalance your subtle-energy body. There is a 10 page energy assessment to find energetic blocks, and patterns prior to starting sessions. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your Soul's healing journey,
(619) 304-8352
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
The holistic sessions I offer are personalized and vary based on each individual. It is a process that includes depth psych-spiritual discovery into your Being to rediscover your own inner guiding wise self. The energy (reiki) portion will rebalance your subtle-energy body. There is a 10 page energy assessment to find energetic blocks, and patterns prior to starting sessions. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your Soul's healing journey,
Starr MacKinnon
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Do you have difficulty keeping up with the demands of life? Do you feel disconnected or down? Does it seem like your mind is often running away with worry? Are you going through a big change and could use some guidance? You're not alone and I'd like to help! You and I both know that over time, life can get away from us. I can help you find new ways of living and being that reduce stress and struggle, while enhancing meaning, purpose, and enjoyment of life.
(619) 916-4128
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Do you have difficulty keeping up with the demands of life? Do you feel disconnected or down? Does it seem like your mind is often running away with worry? Are you going through a big change and could use some guidance? You're not alone and I'd like to help! You and I both know that over time, life can get away from us. I can help you find new ways of living and being that reduce stress and struggle, while enhancing meaning, purpose, and enjoyment of life.
Drew Scott
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92038
Offers online therapy
I know how hard it can be to open up to a new person. Trust between you and your therapist is key for successful treatment and I want to help ease the transition. In the session we will work to unpack how you are managing emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. My training has focused on high functioning individuals who may be successful in many domains (e.g., students, professionals) but are looking to improve functioning across the board. Let's look at past, present and future. We can collaborate to find the path for you - whether it is your first time or this is part of a long history in treatment.
(760) 253-1455
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92038
Offers online therapy
I know how hard it can be to open up to a new person. Trust between you and your therapist is key for successful treatment and I want to help ease the transition. In the session we will work to unpack how you are managing emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. My training has focused on high functioning individuals who may be successful in many domains (e.g., students, professionals) but are looking to improve functioning across the board. Let's look at past, present and future. We can collaborate to find the path for you - whether it is your first time or this is part of a long history in treatment.
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Danielle Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming- especially when you need one. I get it. I've been there. But you're on the right track. To get you started, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, so feel free to reach out. Even if we aren't the right fit, I'll refer you to someone who might be. I pride myself on offering compassionate, open-minded therapy tailored to your needs. I'm not your mother's therapist: shame, guilt and stigma have no room in my practice. My focus is your growth and well-being.
(619) 825-2414
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming- especially when you need one. I get it. I've been there. But you're on the right track. To get you started, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, so feel free to reach out. Even if we aren't the right fit, I'll refer you to someone who might be. I pride myself on offering compassionate, open-minded therapy tailored to your needs. I'm not your mother's therapist: shame, guilt and stigma have no room in my practice. My focus is your growth and well-being.
Sean Sprigle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I specialize in providing services geared towards adults, but I can work with other populations as well. My clients find me to be compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental and informative. I tend to work intuitively, while using my training and experience as a guide. I am focused on helping my clients heal as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
(858) 879-6083
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Office is near:
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I specialize in providing services geared towards adults, but I can work with other populations as well. My clients find me to be compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental and informative. I tend to work intuitively, while using my training and experience as a guide. I am focused on helping my clients heal as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
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Misha Marjani
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Dr. Misha Marjani is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD. Dr. Marjani uses a collaborative, integrative, and culturally sensitive approach in order to help individuals identify the goals that are most important to them and to help them move toward achieving their vision. In addition to her clinical work, she works as the clinical supervisor at an addiction treatment center in San Diego. Dr. Marjani works with adult individuals and groups in the San Diego area, as well as via telemedicine across the State of California.
(858) 358-5069
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Dr. Misha Marjani is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD. Dr. Marjani uses a collaborative, integrative, and culturally sensitive approach in order to help individuals identify the goals that are most important to them and to help them move toward achieving their vision. In addition to her clinical work, she works as the clinical supervisor at an addiction treatment center in San Diego. Dr. Marjani works with adult individuals and groups in the San Diego area, as well as via telemedicine across the State of California.
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Hawley Winter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, BC-TMH Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
(858) 217-4973
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
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Nancy (Locke) Capers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I now offer pandemic rates as many are struggling right now. I will discuss this with you over the phone. It's not uncommon to feel inadequate or like you can't adapt to circumstances. I provide a safe environment for you to examine what's happening in your life and why. Through insight, behavioral changes, emotional awareness and an understanding of how you got to where you are, healing begins. I have been working with individuals and couples for well over two decades. I specialize in working with Stepfamilies/Stepparents. I look forward to meeting you and being of service.
(858) 367-3923
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I now offer pandemic rates as many are struggling right now. I will discuss this with you over the phone. It's not uncommon to feel inadequate or like you can't adapt to circumstances. I provide a safe environment for you to examine what's happening in your life and why. Through insight, behavioral changes, emotional awareness and an understanding of how you got to where you are, healing begins. I have been working with individuals and couples for well over two decades. I specialize in working with Stepfamilies/Stepparents. I look forward to meeting you and being of service.

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in La Jolla. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.