Porschia Brown
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MSPH Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
I treat a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, cultural & racial identity, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, & maladaptive coping to name a few.
I firmly believe that relationships are the core of the human experience. We are inherently social and cannot function optimally in silos. I utilize the clinical relationship to provide support, understanding, practice, and modeling to help clients improve the relationships with others as well as their own personal relationship with self. Psychodynamically oriented, I like to offer insight into that which precipitates and maintains current difficulties while utilizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to foster problem-solving and coping.
(858) 358-5071
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
I treat a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, cultural & racial identity, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, & maladaptive coping to name a few.
I firmly believe that relationships are the core of the human experience. We are inherently social and cannot function optimally in silos. I utilize the clinical relationship to provide support, understanding, practice, and modeling to help clients improve the relationships with others as well as their own personal relationship with self. Psychodynamically oriented, I like to offer insight into that which precipitates and maintains current difficulties while utilizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to foster problem-solving and coping.
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Kiley Dunne Lizama
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in multicultural counseling focused on racial identity, life transitions and trauma.
**I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS**My name is Kiley and my pronouns are She/Her. I am the founder of Diaspora Therapy Group, a multicultural group practice. I utilize person-centered and strengths-based approaches to help you identify how your life experiences impact how you interact with the world. I work with older adolescents and adults struggling with traumatic life experiences and understand therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming. I work with you every step of the way to identify and work towards YOUR goals.
(442) 200-2657
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San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in multicultural counseling focused on racial identity, life transitions and trauma.
**I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS**My name is Kiley and my pronouns are She/Her. I am the founder of Diaspora Therapy Group, a multicultural group practice. I utilize person-centered and strengths-based approaches to help you identify how your life experiences impact how you interact with the world. I work with older adolescents and adults struggling with traumatic life experiences and understand therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming. I work with you every step of the way to identify and work towards YOUR goals.
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Amy Lew
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to my training in trauma, motivational interviewing, EMDR, and other client-centered modalities, I also have experience working in a racial identity lab and have a deep appreciation for one's ethnic background and culture(s).
Have you been looking for someone who understands that your culture is a key component to your healing? Has depression, anxiety, relational issues, or traumatic stress been hindering you from being present and engaged in life? If you are looking for someone to support you and/or your loved ones in finding ways to reengage life and relationships, I can help. If you are a teen or college student looking for help in readjusting to school, sustaining friendships, or in handling the stress of the pandemic, I can be a support for you. Are you a parent seeking out support in this particularly isolating time? I am here for you as well.
(619) 432-4768
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to my training in trauma, motivational interviewing, EMDR, and other client-centered modalities, I also have experience working in a racial identity lab and have a deep appreciation for one's ethnic background and culture(s).
Have you been looking for someone who understands that your culture is a key component to your healing? Has depression, anxiety, relational issues, or traumatic stress been hindering you from being present and engaged in life? If you are looking for someone to support you and/or your loved ones in finding ways to reengage life and relationships, I can help. If you are a teen or college student looking for help in readjusting to school, sustaining friendships, or in handling the stress of the pandemic, I can be a support for you. Are you a parent seeking out support in this particularly isolating time? I am here for you as well.
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David Gumpert
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
As a licensed psychologist, I help my clients overcome issues that negatively affect their lives and prevent them from reaching their potential in life and their careers. Have issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, grief, men’s issues, racial identity, self-esteem, stress, or trauma been holding you back? I understand how confusing and overwhelming these problems can be. We’ll utilize evidence-based techniques to create lasting change instead of short-term solutions. I help individuals, couples, families, and men of all ages in a collaborative and compassionate partnership.
(858) 227-6140
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
As a licensed psychologist, I help my clients overcome issues that negatively affect their lives and prevent them from reaching their potential in life and their careers. Have issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, grief, men’s issues, racial identity, self-esteem, stress, or trauma been holding you back? I understand how confusing and overwhelming these problems can be. We’ll utilize evidence-based techniques to create lasting change instead of short-term solutions. I help individuals, couples, families, and men of all ages in a collaborative and compassionate partnership.
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Elizabeth A. Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, regardless of age, ethnicity, type of addiction, and/or sexual/gender orientation. I have worked in the mental health/psychology field since 2000 and am passionate about helping individuals, families and couples achieve more functionality, wellness, awareness and insight. I have concentrated training/experience providing treatment to disenfranchised/marginalized groups, inmates, parolees, people with sexual compulsions/deviant sexual interests and people with personality disorders. I provide direct, yet compassionate feedback of a solution-oriented nature to help clients achieve goals.
(619) 825-1048
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, regardless of age, ethnicity, type of addiction, and/or sexual/gender orientation. I have worked in the mental health/psychology field since 2000 and am passionate about helping individuals, families and couples achieve more functionality, wellness, awareness and insight. I have concentrated training/experience providing treatment to disenfranchised/marginalized groups, inmates, parolees, people with sexual compulsions/deviant sexual interests and people with personality disorders. I provide direct, yet compassionate feedback of a solution-oriented nature to help clients achieve goals.
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Kendrick Dial
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Therapy is very much a part of the human journey. Over the years, society’s views on therapy have shifted. I’ve been an informal therapist long before I knew what a therapist was. I was the quiet friend listening to the stories of friends in an effort to hold space. In 2004, I made the transition from the technical field to the helping profession of working as a counselor in a residential facility, then working with homeless and runaway youth, foster care, then veteran’s and Child Welfare Services, collegiate setting . In 2013, I graduated from USC’s School of Social Work and working with a diverse range of clients.
(619) 648-3929
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San Diego, CA 92105
Therapy is very much a part of the human journey. Over the years, society’s views on therapy have shifted. I’ve been an informal therapist long before I knew what a therapist was. I was the quiet friend listening to the stories of friends in an effort to hold space. In 2004, I made the transition from the technical field to the helping profession of working as a counselor in a residential facility, then working with homeless and runaway youth, foster care, then veteran’s and Child Welfare Services, collegiate setting . In 2013, I graduated from USC’s School of Social Work and working with a diverse range of clients.
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Dr. Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs
Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a broad range of emotional & behavioral problems via individual, couples, family & group psychotherapy. My treatment approach is integrative, most heavily influenced by evidence-based, cognitive behavioral & humanistic-existential theories. I address intersectional cultural experiences & various psychological systems that may be contributing to your presenting concerns. My style is empathic & non-judgmental & I tailor treatment to meet each individual's unique needs by working collaboratively with patients, to optimize their emotional, mental & physical well-being.
(619) 452-1044
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating a broad range of emotional & behavioral problems via individual, couples, family & group psychotherapy. My treatment approach is integrative, most heavily influenced by evidence-based, cognitive behavioral & humanistic-existential theories. I address intersectional cultural experiences & various psychological systems that may be contributing to your presenting concerns. My style is empathic & non-judgmental & I tailor treatment to meet each individual's unique needs by working collaboratively with patients, to optimize their emotional, mental & physical well-being.
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Nancy J Lin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Not accepting new clients
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and have trouble shutting your mind off from stressful thoughts or upsetting memories? Has it been a while since you remember feeling excited about life, family, career or activities you used to love? Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you are willing to consider stepping out of your comfort zone to make some meaningful changes, let me help.
(619) 494-3405
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Not accepting new clients
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and have trouble shutting your mind off from stressful thoughts or upsetting memories? Has it been a while since you remember feeling excited about life, family, career or activities you used to love? Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you are willing to consider stepping out of your comfort zone to make some meaningful changes, let me help.
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Melissa Pérez
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As a Bilingual (Spanish & English), Queer Bisexual Xicana, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I understand that most of us want to feel seen, heard, & accepted. And although outward validation & affirmation helps, the deep work & healing lies in being able to validate & affirm ourselves, all of our identities, & lived experiences. In our lives, as we continue evolving & changing as individuals, we reach points where the coping strategies we have previously used, & that have helped us survive at one point, may no longer serve us, & can actually interfere with our ability to connect to ourselves & others.
(619) 273-0859
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San Diego, CA 92154
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As a Bilingual (Spanish & English), Queer Bisexual Xicana, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I understand that most of us want to feel seen, heard, & accepted. And although outward validation & affirmation helps, the deep work & healing lies in being able to validate & affirm ourselves, all of our identities, & lived experiences. In our lives, as we continue evolving & changing as individuals, we reach points where the coping strategies we have previously used, & that have helped us survive at one point, may no longer serve us, & can actually interfere with our ability to connect to ourselves & others.
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Sesen Negash
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92182
Offers online therapy
Acute and long-standing stress can trigger emotions, thoughts, and reactions that shape our sense of self and our relationships. If you find it increasingly difficult to cope with stressors, stay emotionally regulated, and connect to others, I may be able to help. My approach to therapy is compassionate, culturally responsive, collaborative, and non-pathologizing. Further, I am informed by multiple evidence-based perspectives and believe that societal influences significantly contribute to the way people receive, process, and respond to stress, problems, trauma, and relationships.
(858) 358-5951
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San Diego, CA 92182
Offers online therapy
Acute and long-standing stress can trigger emotions, thoughts, and reactions that shape our sense of self and our relationships. If you find it increasingly difficult to cope with stressors, stay emotionally regulated, and connect to others, I may be able to help. My approach to therapy is compassionate, culturally responsive, collaborative, and non-pathologizing. Further, I am informed by multiple evidence-based perspectives and believe that societal influences significantly contribute to the way people receive, process, and respond to stress, problems, trauma, and relationships.
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Harry Dixon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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.
(619) 514-4174
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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.
Ji Eun Ko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Feeling trapped, stuck, or hurting? Whether you feel trapped in physical circumstances like COVID, feel stuck in your life, or are hurting from loss, you can have healing and change. Maybe you're struggling with your sense of self, a traumatic past, or unhealthy relationship patterns. Perhaps you feel out of control with depression and anxiety, and cultural tension. You may even feel isolated and unknown, or just a general sense of discontent. You are looking in the right place if you want to rejuvenate your wellbeing, your mindset, your relationship, your environment, or all of the above.
(619) 473-2893
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Feeling trapped, stuck, or hurting? Whether you feel trapped in physical circumstances like COVID, feel stuck in your life, or are hurting from loss, you can have healing and change. Maybe you're struggling with your sense of self, a traumatic past, or unhealthy relationship patterns. Perhaps you feel out of control with depression and anxiety, and cultural tension. You may even feel isolated and unknown, or just a general sense of discontent. You are looking in the right place if you want to rejuvenate your wellbeing, your mindset, your relationship, your environment, or all of the above.
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Julie Badaracco
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Hi there! I am Dr. Julie Badaracco and I work with adolescents, and adults on depression, anxiety, acculturation issues, identity development, trauma, time and stress management, and major life transitions. I genuinely enjoy working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, and will work to incorporate your cultural identity and values into your therapy. My therapy approach is collaborative in nature as I strive to understand who you are and your unique concerns. I value a strong working relationship, as I believe that to experience growth and healing you must feel that you can trust me and speak openly.
(619) 292-0493
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
Hi there! I am Dr. Julie Badaracco and I work with adolescents, and adults on depression, anxiety, acculturation issues, identity development, trauma, time and stress management, and major life transitions. I genuinely enjoy working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, and will work to incorporate your cultural identity and values into your therapy. My therapy approach is collaborative in nature as I strive to understand who you are and your unique concerns. I value a strong working relationship, as I believe that to experience growth and healing you must feel that you can trust me and speak openly.
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Cathy A Thompson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with folks who need support in managing a wide variety of issues from self-esteem and identity concerns to the stress of dealing with multiple roles, relationships, and life demands (as students, partners, friends, parents, new professionals, family members, community activists, etc.) My clinical interests include multicultural and women's issues, racial/ethnic identity development (especially among biracial/multi-racial/ethnic/cultural individuals), sexual and gender identity development, adjustment and transition issues, and building healthy relationships through assertive communication and positive self-esteem.
(858) 925-5901
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with folks who need support in managing a wide variety of issues from self-esteem and identity concerns to the stress of dealing with multiple roles, relationships, and life demands (as students, partners, friends, parents, new professionals, family members, community activists, etc.) My clinical interests include multicultural and women's issues, racial/ethnic identity development (especially among biracial/multi-racial/ethnic/cultural individuals), sexual and gender identity development, adjustment and transition issues, and building healthy relationships through assertive communication and positive self-esteem.
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Yisook E Baik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Offers online therapy
I have a passion in helping anyone to find peace and harmony in his or her relationships. Whether you desire deeper intimacy with your spouse or deeper understanding of your child or your mother, I can help you to discover new insights. It is a great joy for me to see that my clients discover new perspectives and new fulfillment as well as they discover the strengths they have already had.
(858) 799-0273
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San Diego, CA 92111
Offers online therapy
I have a passion in helping anyone to find peace and harmony in his or her relationships. Whether you desire deeper intimacy with your spouse or deeper understanding of your child or your mother, I can help you to discover new insights. It is a great joy for me to see that my clients discover new perspectives and new fulfillment as well as they discover the strengths they have already had.
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Tamara Sharifov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I specialize in PTSD, complex trauma, suicidality, mental health concerns, relationship conflict, impacts of structural/cultural racism, as well as the day-to-day struggles that come with life. All with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to the general population, I work with those in the humanitarian sector, front-line workers, and military personnel. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT-Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness-based treatment, under leading expert Dr. Paul E. Holmes. I also have unique knowledge of armed-conflict, and sexual assault.
(760) 309-6306
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
I specialize in PTSD, complex trauma, suicidality, mental health concerns, relationship conflict, impacts of structural/cultural racism, as well as the day-to-day struggles that come with life. All with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to the general population, I work with those in the humanitarian sector, front-line workers, and military personnel. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT-Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness-based treatment, under leading expert Dr. Paul E. Holmes. I also have unique knowledge of armed-conflict, and sexual assault.
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Kendall Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses on supporting children, family, parents, and maternal mental health at all stages, women's issues, and racial trauma, leading with the understanding that every family and individual’s story is unique. There is no one path. The goal is to help you understand the path you are on and how you can embrace, question, challenge, change, and ultimately grow along your journey.
(619) 304-9429
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses on supporting children, family, parents, and maternal mental health at all stages, women's issues, and racial trauma, leading with the understanding that every family and individual’s story is unique. There is no one path. The goal is to help you understand the path you are on and how you can embrace, question, challenge, change, and ultimately grow along your journey.
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Azita Hickey
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, identity conflicts, sexuality concerns, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in treating helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes. I welcome all genders and specialize in working with marginalized populations.
(619) 771-0514
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, identity conflicts, sexuality concerns, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in treating helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes. I welcome all genders and specialize in working with marginalized populations.
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Mindy Le Tran
MA, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it can be really challenging to make time for ourselves and for our mental health. For some of us, it's even more difficult when our identities and culture held no space for our feelings or emotions. We may have had to put up with crossed boundaries, invalidated feelings, unrealistic expectations, and conditional love that depended on how much we have accomplished. Those difficult and maybe even traumatic experiences that we, and our families, have lived through may have been written off as "this is just how things are." Although we may want to rest and pause, we instead might begin to feel shame or guilt for doing so.
(619) 374-9918
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it can be really challenging to make time for ourselves and for our mental health. For some of us, it's even more difficult when our identities and culture held no space for our feelings or emotions. We may have had to put up with crossed boundaries, invalidated feelings, unrealistic expectations, and conditional love that depended on how much we have accomplished. Those difficult and maybe even traumatic experiences that we, and our families, have lived through may have been written off as "this is just how things are." Although we may want to rest and pause, we instead might begin to feel shame or guilt for doing so.
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Adeleine Conanan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping adolescents and adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
(619) 614-7865
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San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping adolescents and adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.

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Try these Therapists to find help with racial identity in San Diego. Race issues or racial identity issues in San Diego can be the cause of cause of stress and anxiety. Working to resolve racial challenges can be helped by a racial Therapist experienced in racial identity counseling. Therapists are highly skilled at understanding cultural and racial identity issues, and can be sensitive to the challenges presented.