Ben Cobos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in gay people who are conflicted with their spirituality.
New Year, New You? Hello, my name is Ben and I am an Associate Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. I am excited you are taking the first step in becoming a better version of yourself! Whether you’re searching for help in improving your life or trying to overcome hurdles that are blocking you from that progression, I know and believe that therapy can help you. Relationships are a huge passion of mine. I am very familiar with the ups and downs they contribute to our mental health and self-esteem. I strive to help identify and build positive characteristics that create a healthy and fulfilled relationship.
(619) 356-2976
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in gay people who are conflicted with their spirituality.
New Year, New You? Hello, my name is Ben and I am an Associate Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. I am excited you are taking the first step in becoming a better version of yourself! Whether you’re searching for help in improving your life or trying to overcome hurdles that are blocking you from that progression, I know and believe that therapy can help you. Relationships are a huge passion of mine. I am very familiar with the ups and downs they contribute to our mental health and self-esteem. I strive to help identify and build positive characteristics that create a healthy and fulfilled relationship.
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Harry Dixon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
I identify as a gay, Korean American counselor (he/him).
If you have struggled to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality can have on your life and your mental health. If you feel like you're looking for a therapist who understands race and sexuality issues. If you're feeling lonely, depressed, and lost and confused about who you are. I want you to know that there is hope for you, you are not alone and together we can make changes towards understanding all of you. You can boldly discover your inner self and find healing through my effective use of cognitive and self-compassion based therapies.
(425) 276-7860
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San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
I identify as a gay, Korean American counselor (he/him).
If you have struggled to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality can have on your life and your mental health. If you feel like you're looking for a therapist who understands race and sexuality issues. If you're feeling lonely, depressed, and lost and confused about who you are. I want you to know that there is hope for you, you are not alone and together we can make changes towards understanding all of you. You can boldly discover your inner self and find healing through my effective use of cognitive and self-compassion based therapies.
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Gay bisexual etc, it is important to teach lost souls self acceptance, allowing them to live comfortably with their sexuality and live a healthy loving productive life.
Transpersonal Relationship Growth was founded by myself, Dr Cheryl Demalignon in 1987. I have been helping individuals, couples and families to better their relationships by having them improve their personal identity and increase their self esteem. We attract those relationships with others that mirror our love or dislike for ourselves. The quality of your life, the things you chose to do that provide growth and meaningfulness determine the degree of harmonious interpersonal connections you establish with others.
(619) 735-7792
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San Diego, CA 92119
Gay bisexual etc, it is important to teach lost souls self acceptance, allowing them to live comfortably with their sexuality and live a healthy loving productive life.
Transpersonal Relationship Growth was founded by myself, Dr Cheryl Demalignon in 1987. I have been helping individuals, couples and families to better their relationships by having them improve their personal identity and increase their self esteem. We attract those relationships with others that mirror our love or dislike for ourselves. The quality of your life, the things you chose to do that provide growth and meaningfulness determine the degree of harmonious interpersonal connections you establish with others.
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Dr. James DiGloria, PsyD., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Offers online therapy
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety or depression? You may be in the process coming out for yourself or to loved ones. Dealing with issues related to sexuality and relationship issues. Do you struggle with issues related to your sexuality and/or gender expression? Whether you are single, married, poly or straight, gay, queer, or bi-, having difficulty in work, intimate or lifestyle relationships, or just stuck in what seems like a never ending struggle, I am fully committed to helping you find your authentic Self. Let's talk to see if we are a good match.
(619) 356-3455
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San Diego, CA 92102
Offers online therapy
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety or depression? You may be in the process coming out for yourself or to loved ones. Dealing with issues related to sexuality and relationship issues. Do you struggle with issues related to your sexuality and/or gender expression? Whether you are single, married, poly or straight, gay, queer, or bi-, having difficulty in work, intimate or lifestyle relationships, or just stuck in what seems like a never ending struggle, I am fully committed to helping you find your authentic Self. Let's talk to see if we are a good match.
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Impetus for Proactive Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
I work well with couples, families, adolescents, young adults, older adults, survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (GLBTQQI) community, active duty servicemembers and veterans of the U.
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the IMPETUS for our growth." (Mister Rogers). Approaching mental health and psychotherapy from a person-centered, solution-focused, and action-oriented perspective allows me to assist individuals from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds with creating and maintaining fulfilling relationships while sustaining a balanced life.
(619) 382-2909
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
I work well with couples, families, adolescents, young adults, older adults, survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (GLBTQQI) community, active duty servicemembers and veterans of the U.
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the IMPETUS for our growth." (Mister Rogers). Approaching mental health and psychotherapy from a person-centered, solution-focused, and action-oriented perspective allows me to assist individuals from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds with creating and maintaining fulfilling relationships while sustaining a balanced life.
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Philip Charles Hammel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ACT, Mindfulness, relationship conflict, men's issues, compassion fatigue/burnout, life transitions, grief/loss, gay/lesbian, self-esteem/self-compassion, and resilience.
When I am working with clients they can expect to be both cared for and challenged, as I feel that is the ideal balance in making progress. I would describe my style as warm, friendly, and compassionate combined with clinical skills and professionalism. I like to create a conversational space where my clients can feel comfortable to share their thoughts and feelings and I can hopefully augment those with my perspective and validation. I try to create an ideal environment for personal growth for the clients I feel privileged to assist.
(760) 642-6509
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ACT, Mindfulness, relationship conflict, men's issues, compassion fatigue/burnout, life transitions, grief/loss, gay/lesbian, self-esteem/self-compassion, and resilience.
When I am working with clients they can expect to be both cared for and challenged, as I feel that is the ideal balance in making progress. I would describe my style as warm, friendly, and compassionate combined with clinical skills and professionalism. I like to create a conversational space where my clients can feel comfortable to share their thoughts and feelings and I can hopefully augment those with my perspective and validation. I try to create an ideal environment for personal growth for the clients I feel privileged to assist.
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Paul R Sussman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
My professional background includes working with Stress/anxiety, trauma/abuse, gay/bisexual/heterosexual men, women and couples, and military culture.
Feeling good matters! I am both a clinical psychologist and marriage family therapist with 20+ years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and groups close to Balboa Park, San Diego. I love psychology and my work. I specialize in the areas of intimacy and relationships, sexuality, self-esteem, trauma and coping, sexuality/sexual orientation, anxiety and mood. I strongly believe in the importance of "creating safety", confidentiality and building a solid trusting therapeutic alliance together. I work well with motivated, higher functioning individuals and couples committed to learning, growth and development. My style is direct, empathic and action-oriented.
(619) 663-5916
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San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
My professional background includes working with Stress/anxiety, trauma/abuse, gay/bisexual/heterosexual men, women and couples, and military culture.
Feeling good matters! I am both a clinical psychologist and marriage family therapist with 20+ years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and groups close to Balboa Park, San Diego. I love psychology and my work. I specialize in the areas of intimacy and relationships, sexuality, self-esteem, trauma and coping, sexuality/sexual orientation, anxiety and mood. I strongly believe in the importance of "creating safety", confidentiality and building a solid trusting therapeutic alliance together. I work well with motivated, higher functioning individuals and couples committed to learning, growth and development. My style is direct, empathic and action-oriented.
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Bryan Schnebelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Do you find it difficult to navigate through environments that might not understand who you are as an individual, whether it be in the military, a faith-based community, with family, or with your support system? As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am an advocate for underrepresented individuals and communities and feel passionate about helping in whatever way I can. I help adults and adolescents who are struggling with challenges related to identity, orientation, relationship functioning and family issues, communication, as well as working to help heal and overcome traumatic experiences that might be holding them back.
(619) 330-9886
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Do you find it difficult to navigate through environments that might not understand who you are as an individual, whether it be in the military, a faith-based community, with family, or with your support system? As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am an advocate for underrepresented individuals and communities and feel passionate about helping in whatever way I can. I help adults and adolescents who are struggling with challenges related to identity, orientation, relationship functioning and family issues, communication, as well as working to help heal and overcome traumatic experiences that might be holding them back.
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Matthew Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
(619) 304-9584
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
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Soraiya Khamisa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am honored to be considered in your journey towards growth. I view this work as a privilege to be able to support and empower clients to tackle the challenges we face through our lives. At core, I aim to help those I work with identify strengths and learn how to use them, whether that is in individual or couples/relationship therapy. I recognize the importance of providing culturally sensitive support and being collaborative through our work together. I believe growth starts from a place of understanding ourselves, the systems we function in, and the cultures we hold.
(619) 356-7555
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am honored to be considered in your journey towards growth. I view this work as a privilege to be able to support and empower clients to tackle the challenges we face through our lives. At core, I aim to help those I work with identify strengths and learn how to use them, whether that is in individual or couples/relationship therapy. I recognize the importance of providing culturally sensitive support and being collaborative through our work together. I believe growth starts from a place of understanding ourselves, the systems we function in, and the cultures we hold.
Jake Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
Are you looking for greater intimacy or the ability to express your desires more fully in your relationships? I'm passionate about working with all aspects of sexual wellness, including gender, sexual, and relationship diversity. If you're looking to shed the societal expectations placed on you and step into your fullness, let's work together. We'll separate you from your problems and focus on strengths rather than your supposed deficiencies. For couples, we'll find collective strengths and nurture a strong, meaningful connection. We'll look at your patterns to consider where you get stuck and how you can find new ways of relating.
(619) 614-7387
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
Are you looking for greater intimacy or the ability to express your desires more fully in your relationships? I'm passionate about working with all aspects of sexual wellness, including gender, sexual, and relationship diversity. If you're looking to shed the societal expectations placed on you and step into your fullness, let's work together. We'll separate you from your problems and focus on strengths rather than your supposed deficiencies. For couples, we'll find collective strengths and nurture a strong, meaningful connection. We'll look at your patterns to consider where you get stuck and how you can find new ways of relating.
J.M. Evosevich
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CADC, BCBA, RN Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
In today's 24/7 instant communication and gratification culture, stress and pressure are often all too common, in addition to dealing with COVID-19, its limitations to life and social isolation. Our jobs, relationships, friendships and even our pets demand time from us and results in little "me" time. Going offline to nurture yourself is all too uncommon but can be the key to a more contented, joyous, and thriving life. My practice specializes in helping you have a more happy, healthy, productive, and more importantly relaxed life. Taking an hour of your time to go offline has great benefits to creating peace in your life.
(858) 290-7309
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
In today's 24/7 instant communication and gratification culture, stress and pressure are often all too common, in addition to dealing with COVID-19, its limitations to life and social isolation. Our jobs, relationships, friendships and even our pets demand time from us and results in little "me" time. Going offline to nurture yourself is all too uncommon but can be the key to a more contented, joyous, and thriving life. My practice specializes in helping you have a more happy, healthy, productive, and more importantly relaxed life. Taking an hour of your time to go offline has great benefits to creating peace in your life.
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Hazel Hamann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
I believe in your capacity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I'm here to offer support in witnessing and helping to untangle the threads of discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, and emotional turmoil. I understand that there are multilayered forms of oppression that can impact our daily lives and sense of being. I specialize in concerns related to gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and sexual practices. I’m a psychotherapist, gender therapist/gender specialist, and consultant.
(858) 251-8653
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
I believe in your capacity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I'm here to offer support in witnessing and helping to untangle the threads of discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, and emotional turmoil. I understand that there are multilayered forms of oppression that can impact our daily lives and sense of being. I specialize in concerns related to gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and sexual practices. I’m a psychotherapist, gender therapist/gender specialist, and consultant.
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Kurt Helfrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Are you at a point in your life where you feel you need that extra support? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides a supportive environment to allow individuals to grow and reach their full potential. I work with adults and couples, and have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 17, along with their families.
(619) 664-4667
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Are you at a point in your life where you feel you need that extra support? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides a supportive environment to allow individuals to grow and reach their full potential. I work with adults and couples, and have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 17, along with their families.
Brian Buzzella
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
We choose our partners because the relationship brings us joy, connection, and safety. How do we maintain the good stuff as life gets more complicated? How do we recover from relationship hurts and regain the connection we desire? Whether as a couple or an individual, anxiety and fear can try to limit our choices. Worry can be difficult-to-control. A desire to avoid feeling afraid can lead to our world shrinking. Concern about the ways others evaluate us can make time with others much less satisfying. Together we can find ways to break free, claiming the life you've always wanted.
(619) 350-4162
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
We choose our partners because the relationship brings us joy, connection, and safety. How do we maintain the good stuff as life gets more complicated? How do we recover from relationship hurts and regain the connection we desire? Whether as a couple or an individual, anxiety and fear can try to limit our choices. Worry can be difficult-to-control. A desire to avoid feeling afraid can lead to our world shrinking. Concern about the ways others evaluate us can make time with others much less satisfying. Together we can find ways to break free, claiming the life you've always wanted.
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Ezak Marquez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor supervised by Kiley Lizama, LMFT 96218 at HOPE Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
(619) 329-9950
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor supervised by Kiley Lizama, LMFT 96218 at HOPE Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
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Karisa Quick
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M A ED, LPCC, PPS Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Accepting new online clients in California. LGBTQ+, EMDR, trauma, Religious deconversion. I’m a queer, non-binary therapist who loves helping people recover from painful experiences, deal with life stress, and take control of their lives. Imagine being open about anything on your mind without the fear of judgment. We will take steps together to help you move towards your ideal self by focusing on your healing, goals, dreams, passions, fears, and unique qualities. Therapy is personal and beautiful and can bring up difficult feelings. We will work to help you feel safe and develop skills to deal with these intense emotions.
(909) 244-3219
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Accepting new online clients in California. LGBTQ+, EMDR, trauma, Religious deconversion. I’m a queer, non-binary therapist who loves helping people recover from painful experiences, deal with life stress, and take control of their lives. Imagine being open about anything on your mind without the fear of judgment. We will take steps together to help you move towards your ideal self by focusing on your healing, goals, dreams, passions, fears, and unique qualities. Therapy is personal and beautiful and can bring up difficult feelings. We will work to help you feel safe and develop skills to deal with these intense emotions.
Ben N Quan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 227-7430
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
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Anthony Barnes
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Being different is isolating in so many ways, but the most difficult is the isolation we feel from ourselves. When the world tells us we aren't good enough, or we don't belong, we start to believe it. We discount our gifts, we push away those that truly love us, and we tear ourselves down at any chance we get. And because of this, we don't believe we deserve to heal. It's just not fair. But the truth is, no one can save you but you. It's not your fault you feel this way, but it is up to you to step into your healing. It's tough work, and it will be painful. But you're not alone. And in the end, you will learn to love all of you.
(818) 392-5301
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
Being different is isolating in so many ways, but the most difficult is the isolation we feel from ourselves. When the world tells us we aren't good enough, or we don't belong, we start to believe it. We discount our gifts, we push away those that truly love us, and we tear ourselves down at any chance we get. And because of this, we don't believe we deserve to heal. It's just not fair. But the truth is, no one can save you but you. It's not your fault you feel this way, but it is up to you to step into your healing. It's tough work, and it will be painful. But you're not alone. And in the end, you will learn to love all of you.
Expansive Therapy - Start Online Therapy This Week
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LMHC Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations New York and California. 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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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations New York and California. 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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