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.
Jewish
(858) 376-7984
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Jewish
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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Light Hearts Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I commend you for taking the first step in self-discovery and healing! I invite you to share your feelings and emerge with a "Lighter Heart." I want to hear YOUR story. Does the world often overwhelm you? Do you seem to "feel" things deeply or become easily emotional? Then you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSPs are more prone to over-stimulation, depression, anxiety, addictions and relationship difficulties. As a Highly Sensitive therapist, I can help you to recognize the benefits and hardships of this trait, be more productive, have better relationships, and protect yourself from overwhelm.
Jewish
(619) 735-7447
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San Diego, CA 92109
Jewish
I commend you for taking the first step in self-discovery and healing! I invite you to share your feelings and emerge with a "Lighter Heart." I want to hear YOUR story. Does the world often overwhelm you? Do you seem to "feel" things deeply or become easily emotional? Then you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSPs are more prone to over-stimulation, depression, anxiety, addictions and relationship difficulties. As a Highly Sensitive therapist, I can help you to recognize the benefits and hardships of this trait, be more productive, have better relationships, and protect yourself from overwhelm.
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Melissa Lapides
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, Counsel, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
f you are like most of my clients you are a influencer, high performer or CEO. You're creating a massive impact in your community, but you’re not just looking for one-dimensional success, you also want to thrive in your romantic relationships, your sex life, your mental health, your ability to feel more joy and pleasure. ​You've been committed to your personal growth but you know there's a deeper level to explore, right? You are ready to call in amazing sex, soul nourishing relationships and more PLEASURE!!!!
Jewish
(442) 245-3454
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Jewish
f you are like most of my clients you are a influencer, high performer or CEO. You're creating a massive impact in your community, but you’re not just looking for one-dimensional success, you also want to thrive in your romantic relationships, your sex life, your mental health, your ability to feel more joy and pleasure. ​You've been committed to your personal growth but you know there's a deeper level to explore, right? You are ready to call in amazing sex, soul nourishing relationships and more PLEASURE!!!!
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Judy Newman Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
San Diego, CA 92121
Ready to give up? Wonder if talk therapy really helps? Will anything help?? Hate the side effects of meds? Anxious, depressed, can't sleep, have endless migraines or pain which ruin your quality of life? Losing your memory? Afraid you will get Altzheimers? Go to the gym all the time to stay young and healthy? Have you had trauma in your life which keeps getting in the way of your happiness? Drinking or smoking too much? Your kids hyper, oppositional, not doing well enough in high school to get into a good college? Are your symptoms out of control?
Jewish
(619) 220-2525
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San Diego, CA 92121
Jewish
Ready to give up? Wonder if talk therapy really helps? Will anything help?? Hate the side effects of meds? Anxious, depressed, can't sleep, have endless migraines or pain which ruin your quality of life? Losing your memory? Afraid you will get Altzheimers? Go to the gym all the time to stay young and healthy? Have you had trauma in your life which keeps getting in the way of your happiness? Drinking or smoking too much? Your kids hyper, oppositional, not doing well enough in high school to get into a good college? Are your symptoms out of control?
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Oded R. Shezifi
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92124
Are you interested in learning more about your inner-life? How it is driving you and has shaped your personality? I am a licensed psychologist, a registered play therapist-supervisor, and a meditation teacher. I work mostly with early career therapists and students who are interested (or required) to learn more about themselves and participate in insight-oriented therapy. The main goal of the work is to help you enhance your skills of auto- and co- regulation and get better at introspecting and examining your (and your clients') inner perceptions, emotions, and thoughts.
Jewish
(858) 260-3583
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92124
Jewish
Are you interested in learning more about your inner-life? How it is driving you and has shaped your personality? I am a licensed psychologist, a registered play therapist-supervisor, and a meditation teacher. I work mostly with early career therapists and students who are interested (or required) to learn more about themselves and participate in insight-oriented therapy. The main goal of the work is to help you enhance your skills of auto- and co- regulation and get better at introspecting and examining your (and your clients') inner perceptions, emotions, and thoughts.
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Anisha M Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, CAMS-I Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92104
There is no question that life has been coming at us all hard lately. Forcing us to change in ways we could have never predicted. Transition is never easy, but it is even more complicated when you factor in trauma, depression, fear or any of the other possible roadblocks that are common in life. It is normal to respond to “new” with uncertainty, sadness, or even anger. These changes, and the reactions to them, can cause issues within a relationship (including parenting), sleepless nights, acting out, indecision and prolonged sadness.
Jewish
(562) 262-8747
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92104
Jewish
There is no question that life has been coming at us all hard lately. Forcing us to change in ways we could have never predicted. Transition is never easy, but it is even more complicated when you factor in trauma, depression, fear or any of the other possible roadblocks that are common in life. It is normal to respond to “new” with uncertainty, sadness, or even anger. These changes, and the reactions to them, can cause issues within a relationship (including parenting), sleepless nights, acting out, indecision and prolonged sadness.
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San Diego, CA 92121
The Healing I offer varies based on each case. It is a process that includes depth psych-spiritual discovery into your Being and unearths your inner guiding wisdom for you to move forward on your soul life path with heartfelt passion, clarity, purpose, peace, and love. It includes deep pranic healing which will clear your energy body of all that’s not serving you life. This is done to support the four aspects of a person. I do an in-depth look at my clients' lives through a 10 page assessment to find challenges, blocks, and patterns prior to starting sessions. I look forward to supporting your healing journey,
Jewish
(619) 304-8352
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San Diego, CA 92121
Jewish
The Healing I offer varies based on each case. It is a process that includes depth psych-spiritual discovery into your Being and unearths your inner guiding wisdom for you to move forward on your soul life path with heartfelt passion, clarity, purpose, peace, and love. It includes deep pranic healing which will clear your energy body of all that’s not serving you life. This is done to support the four aspects of a person. I do an in-depth look at my clients' lives through a 10 page assessment to find challenges, blocks, and patterns prior to starting sessions. I look forward to supporting your healing journey,
Waves, A Psychological Corporation
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Through **queer and/or trans - centered** individualized weekly therapy, Waves psychologists help teens and adults better understand themselves and start living their best life. Our specialties including ADHD Support, College and University Student Therapy, Deaf Cultural and Language - Affirming Therapy, Grief and Loss Therapy, Jewish - affirming Therapy, Online - Video therapy, Transgender and trans affirming therapy. *We also support clients in emotional pain through use of EMDR, an "extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from distressing life experiences" (from emdria.org website).*
Jewish
(619) 403-5578
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92127
Jewish
Through **queer and/or trans - centered** individualized weekly therapy, Waves psychologists help teens and adults better understand themselves and start living their best life. Our specialties including ADHD Support, College and University Student Therapy, Deaf Cultural and Language - Affirming Therapy, Grief and Loss Therapy, Jewish - affirming Therapy, Online - Video therapy, Transgender and trans affirming therapy. *We also support clients in emotional pain through use of EMDR, an "extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from distressing life experiences" (from emdria.org website).*
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Annie Hall Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Reaching out for help isn't always easy. Connecting with a therapist you trust is crucial for the success of the therapeutic process. As a marriage and family therapist, I strive to meet my clients' emotional needs in order to understand their world-views, experiences and struggles. It is a privilege to accompany a client towards a journey of health. I seek to form a collaborative bond within the counseling relationship. I have found that therapy can create the spark needed to pursue positive change in the lives of my clients.
Jewish
(858) 346-6587
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Jewish
Reaching out for help isn't always easy. Connecting with a therapist you trust is crucial for the success of the therapeutic process. As a marriage and family therapist, I strive to meet my clients' emotional needs in order to understand their world-views, experiences and struggles. It is a privilege to accompany a client towards a journey of health. I seek to form a collaborative bond within the counseling relationship. I have found that therapy can create the spark needed to pursue positive change in the lives of my clients.
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Sharon Shenker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Do you feel like you are in a position of weakness and want to reclaim your strength? Do you ever struggle in your relationships, as a parent, a partner, professionally, managing compulsive behaviors, anxiety, or life? Do you find your imagination grabs a hold of your thinking and you end up stuck, weighed down by feelings of anxiety and worry? Imagine feeling empowered and capable of knowing your values, and keeping clear boundaries.
Jewish
(310) 362-5425
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Jewish
Do you feel like you are in a position of weakness and want to reclaim your strength? Do you ever struggle in your relationships, as a parent, a partner, professionally, managing compulsive behaviors, anxiety, or life? Do you find your imagination grabs a hold of your thinking and you end up stuck, weighed down by feelings of anxiety and worry? Imagine feeling empowered and capable of knowing your values, and keeping clear boundaries.
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Rebecca Laia Kahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
**Welcoming New Clients and offering TeleHealth** Adulting is already hard enough; throw in infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety, pregnancy following loss (heIlo, anxiety!), loss/grief, trauma, relationship/communication issues and family conflict and now you've got discomfort, unpleasant feelings, disconnection and stress. While we may not be able to change all of the obstacles in your life, we can definitely work together to adjust expectations, reinforce coping skills, strengthen resilience, improve communication skills, set boundaries and elicit clarity and direction.
Jewish
(480) 418-6747
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Jewish
**Welcoming New Clients and offering TeleHealth** Adulting is already hard enough; throw in infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety, pregnancy following loss (heIlo, anxiety!), loss/grief, trauma, relationship/communication issues and family conflict and now you've got discomfort, unpleasant feelings, disconnection and stress. While we may not be able to change all of the obstacles in your life, we can definitely work together to adjust expectations, reinforce coping skills, strengthen resilience, improve communication skills, set boundaries and elicit clarity and direction.
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Kathleen Rapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Feeling frustrated? Going in circles? Are your best efforts not getting you closer to your goals? Do you have depression or worry that just won't go away? My clients tell me it is my acceptance and warmth which allows them to open up and feel safe. In this trusting relationship, they can explore themselves and heal their pain and traumas. I am committed to partnering with you to help you achieve your goals and create the life you want and deserve. Using my 25 years of experience, we can effectively and efficiently make change happen for you.
Jewish
(858) 793-4580
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Jewish
Feeling frustrated? Going in circles? Are your best efforts not getting you closer to your goals? Do you have depression or worry that just won't go away? My clients tell me it is my acceptance and warmth which allows them to open up and feel safe. In this trusting relationship, they can explore themselves and heal their pain and traumas. I am committed to partnering with you to help you achieve your goals and create the life you want and deserve. Using my 25 years of experience, we can effectively and efficiently make change happen for you.
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Sandra Milstein-Ostrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Do you feel stuck in a life that doesn't seem to be going anywhere? Do you constantly worry about money, your weight, your sleep, your relationships, but things don't seem to change? Maybe others don't really know what's really going on inside of you. They all seem to have their act together, yet you don't. Are you tired of pretending that everything's fine, when inside you feel a deep sense that something is missing? Do you put yourself down, often blaming yourself for your troubles, yet being tough on yourself is not helping? Are you finding yourself trying to stay busy, eating or drinking to escape, but it's not working?
Jewish
(858) 251-6685
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92129
Jewish
Do you feel stuck in a life that doesn't seem to be going anywhere? Do you constantly worry about money, your weight, your sleep, your relationships, but things don't seem to change? Maybe others don't really know what's really going on inside of you. They all seem to have their act together, yet you don't. Are you tired of pretending that everything's fine, when inside you feel a deep sense that something is missing? Do you put yourself down, often blaming yourself for your troubles, yet being tough on yourself is not helping? Are you finding yourself trying to stay busy, eating or drinking to escape, but it's not working?
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Melanie A Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
You are an adult, teen, or couple who faces ongoing stress, anxiety, problems in your marriage or relationship, past trauma or health issues. Anxiety, pain, and trauma reactions affect your ability to be fully present, face and calm difficult emotions, live healthier, and advocate for yourself. An uplifting, experienced therapist, I will help you find hope and new perspectives, face your fears, overcome self-limiting beliefs, stop avoiding and be proactive. I seek to help you move from shame to self-compassion, from self-doubt to clarity, from insecurity to empowered self-expression, from over-reactivity to clarity & mindful wisdom.
Jewish
(858) 203-2131
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92127
Jewish
You are an adult, teen, or couple who faces ongoing stress, anxiety, problems in your marriage or relationship, past trauma or health issues. Anxiety, pain, and trauma reactions affect your ability to be fully present, face and calm difficult emotions, live healthier, and advocate for yourself. An uplifting, experienced therapist, I will help you find hope and new perspectives, face your fears, overcome self-limiting beliefs, stop avoiding and be proactive. I seek to help you move from shame to self-compassion, from self-doubt to clarity, from insecurity to empowered self-expression, from over-reactivity to clarity & mindful wisdom.
Dorian L. Polson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
The goals of therapy are to achieve balance and wholeness and improve the over-all quality of life. I can help you do this by helping you gain an understanding of your behavior, identify obstacles that keep you stuck, and change old patterns that are no longer working for you. Often old beliefs from childhood continue to affect us throughout the life cycle. I can help you re-examine your old beliefs and make new decisions, which will lead to improved mood and greater effectiveness in all areas of your life. In addition to a general adult practice, my areas of specialty are women's health care, and stress management.
Jewish
(858) 324-4963
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92111
Jewish
The goals of therapy are to achieve balance and wholeness and improve the over-all quality of life. I can help you do this by helping you gain an understanding of your behavior, identify obstacles that keep you stuck, and change old patterns that are no longer working for you. Often old beliefs from childhood continue to affect us throughout the life cycle. I can help you re-examine your old beliefs and make new decisions, which will lead to improved mood and greater effectiveness in all areas of your life. In addition to a general adult practice, my areas of specialty are women's health care, and stress management.
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Stacy T. Watnick
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
Human beings have great capacity for growth and change. Having a supportive guide through the process is both helpful and meaningful. My role is to help clients find their strengths and apply them to the areas in which they struggle. I work well with people who have realized their lives are not going the way they want, but can't quite figure out how to do things differently. I am an interactive, engaged, supportive and collaborative therapist. I genuinely enjoy helping people be in the world the in the ways they wish to be.
Jewish
(619) 804-1958
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92104
Jewish
Human beings have great capacity for growth and change. Having a supportive guide through the process is both helpful and meaningful. My role is to help clients find their strengths and apply them to the areas in which they struggle. I work well with people who have realized their lives are not going the way they want, but can't quite figure out how to do things differently. I am an interactive, engaged, supportive and collaborative therapist. I genuinely enjoy helping people be in the world the in the ways they wish to be.
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Shari L Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone. If you’re emotionally exhausted from feeling “Never Good Enough”, from unbearable worry or sadness, or hopeless about things ever getting better, I would like to help. My clients tell me they feel “heard”, listened to without being judged, & that I "get them". I focus on you and YOUR goals, which may include healing emotional wounds, improving self worth and finding more joy & connection in your life. My passion is helping people cope with Narcissistic Abuse recovery, substance abuse, borderline personality traits, HSP issues, workplace bullying, ADHD, & relationship conflicts
Jewish
(858) 251-6552
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92123
Jewish
I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone. If you’re emotionally exhausted from feeling “Never Good Enough”, from unbearable worry or sadness, or hopeless about things ever getting better, I would like to help. My clients tell me they feel “heard”, listened to without being judged, & that I "get them". I focus on you and YOUR goals, which may include healing emotional wounds, improving self worth and finding more joy & connection in your life. My passion is helping people cope with Narcissistic Abuse recovery, substance abuse, borderline personality traits, HSP issues, workplace bullying, ADHD, & relationship conflicts
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Jania Sommers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I welcome individuals experiencing depression and anxiety who want to work from a strengths based perspective. Using compassion and mindfulness practice, and a feminist multi-cultural lens, I encourage people to work in a focused and positive way in order to find authenticity. In the past several years I have worked extensively with gay, lesbian and transgender people and am open, affirming and inclusive. In my experience, everyone has a creative spark that nourishes positivity and engagement.
Jewish
(385) 244-2432
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Jewish
I welcome individuals experiencing depression and anxiety who want to work from a strengths based perspective. Using compassion and mindfulness practice, and a feminist multi-cultural lens, I encourage people to work in a focused and positive way in order to find authenticity. In the past several years I have worked extensively with gay, lesbian and transgender people and am open, affirming and inclusive. In my experience, everyone has a creative spark that nourishes positivity and engagement.
Julie Datnow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Perhaps you find yourself wondering "Why does everything feel so much harder for me than it does for other people?" Something feels "off" or "out of sync" in your relationships, in your energy level, your ability to focus or your motivation. You want to find more joy and meaning in life but feel like you need help developing the skills to make that hope a reality. You are willing to put in the work to create the life you desire but first you need a supportive, empathetic professional with interventions empirically proven to help improve your anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship or depression symptoms.
Jewish
(858) 251-6660
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Jewish
Perhaps you find yourself wondering "Why does everything feel so much harder for me than it does for other people?" Something feels "off" or "out of sync" in your relationships, in your energy level, your ability to focus or your motivation. You want to find more joy and meaning in life but feel like you need help developing the skills to make that hope a reality. You are willing to put in the work to create the life you desire but first you need a supportive, empathetic professional with interventions empirically proven to help improve your anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship or depression symptoms.
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Dr. Jason N Linder
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
I help people have better relationships, resolve painful memories/experiences they can’t overcome (I am certified in EMDR), embrace and accept who they are, and manage anxiety more wisely. I adjust my approach to fit your needs, preferences, and finances. I have advanced training in relationships, trauma, immigration evaluations, and mindfulness (I write about them on Psychology Today). You can usually expect change in 2-8 sessions. As a psychology doctor and professor, I’m updated on the latest therapy research, and am dedicated, caring, and collaborative. You should feel understood, hopeful, and safe in your confidential therapy.
Jewish
(619) 473-7607
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92131
Jewish
I help people have better relationships, resolve painful memories/experiences they can’t overcome (I am certified in EMDR), embrace and accept who they are, and manage anxiety more wisely. I adjust my approach to fit your needs, preferences, and finances. I have advanced training in relationships, trauma, immigration evaluations, and mindfulness (I write about them on Psychology Today). You can usually expect change in 2-8 sessions. As a psychology doctor and professor, I’m updated on the latest therapy research, and am dedicated, caring, and collaborative. You should feel understood, hopeful, and safe in your confidential therapy.

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Jewish Therapists
If you're looking for Jewish therapy in San Diego or for a San Diego Jewish therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to Jewish cultural issues. They include Jewish therapists, Jewish psychologists, Jewish psychotherapists and Jewish counselors.

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.