Lara Zappaterra

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(858) 956-7579 Website

Lara Zappaterra

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 956-7579
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon All sessions are being held via Zoom during the pandemic. Connection and support is still available, especially during this time of need.

About

Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
With expertise in multiple evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic, relational, mindfulness-based, and existential), I tailor my approach to that most helpful for you. Together, we work to identify the core issues binding you. We all struggle in life at times, and support is available to significantly reduce distress.
My practice philosophy is that our current behaviors and emotions make sense and serve a function. We are all doing the best we can with the resources we have. With compassion and gentle feedback, we work to uncover what function our behaviors and feelings are playing, process and honor them, and identify alternate modes of meeting our needs.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am considered an out-of-network provider, which means that insurance companies often reimburse clients directly for my services.
Email me or call (858) 956-7579 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: California / PSY31872
  • School: George Washington University

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Columbia University / M.A.

Location

San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 956-7579
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Italian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • AEDP
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022
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Lara Zappaterra

Psychologist, PhD