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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
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Dr. Joshua Morrison

Psychologist, PsyD (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, CA 92104
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (619) 815-4658
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Finding and embracing an authentic self is one of the core missions of adult life. What too often corrupts this search, though, is the phenomenon of shame - a destructive force if there ever was one. Shame can contribute to substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, poor health outcomes, maladaptive trauma responses, and, at extremes, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Such maladies, when approached in the context of a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship, can be transformed into signs pointing the way toward a meaningful and fulfilling sense of self.
I am a psychologist, writer, and proud father of twins who primarily works in a psychiatric hospital setting. There, I aid adults in navigating severe mental health crises. A common theme has been helping such individuals harness their inner creativity to reduce shame and, in its wake, generate celebratory connections with themselves, others, and the world.
The extremes of existence teach us about the spaces in between, and my experience treating individuals with severe mental health disorders has allowed me to feel comfortable in most any clinical situation. So, no matter who you are, I want to learn from you, and I want to invite you along in this learning process. Together, we can forge nobility from shame.
Call or Dr. Joshua Morrison now for a free 15 minute consultation - (619) 815-4658

My Practice at a Glance

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San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 815-4658

Pasadena, CA 91101

Call or email for free consultation. You can also book with me by clicking on my website!
I specialize in Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation and Self Esteem 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
Let's Connect (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 815-4658

Pasadena, CA 91101

Call or email for free consultation. You can also book with me by clicking on my website!
I specialize in Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation and Self Esteem 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross California
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (619) 815-4658
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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY34886 Dr. Joshua Morrison
  • In Practice for 1 Year
  • Attended California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), PsyD, Graduated 2022
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After completing my postdoctoral fellowship at an inpatient & outpatient behavioral health system, I became Operations Manager of the Psychology and Addictive Disorders departments of the inpatient psychiatric hospital. I am now the director of those same departments.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
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After completing my postdoctoral fellowship at an inpatient & outpatient behavioral health system, I became Operations Manager of the Psychology and Addictive Disorders departments of the inpatient psychiatric hospital. I am now the director of those same departments.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self Esteem

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
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I have sat beside numerous clients in crisis, whether due to substance use, suicidal ideation, a loss of self-worth, or trauma. I begin with stabilization via mindfulness exercises because little work can be done when in survival-mode. I then work on getting to know you and your cultural background so as to collaborate on a person-centered treatment plan involving support, challenge, and trust.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
"
I have sat beside numerous clients in crisis, whether due to substance use, suicidal ideation, a loss of self-worth, or trauma. I begin with stabilization via mindfulness exercises because little work can be done when in survival-mode. I then work on getting to know you and your cultural background so as to collaborate on a person-centered treatment plan involving support, challenge, and trust.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
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Irvin Yalom is a major influence on my style of therapy. I, like him, believe we are all attempting to navigate the inherent conflicts of existence, of life and death. I, like him, also believe the best way forward is often via interpersonal connection. I aim to create such a connection with you in order to propel and model positive transformation.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
"
Irvin Yalom is a major influence on my style of therapy. I, like him, believe we are all attempting to navigate the inherent conflicts of existence, of life and death. I, like him, also believe the best way forward is often via interpersonal connection. I aim to create such a connection with you in order to propel and model positive transformation.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD

Location

Primary Location

San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 815-4658

Additional Location

Pasadena, CA 91101

(619) 815-4658
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Call or email for free consultation. You can also book with me by clicking on my website!
Call for a free consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
"
Call or email for free consultation. You can also book with me by clicking on my website!
Call for a free consultation now - (619) 815-4658
Photo of Dr. Joshua Morrison, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD