Samuel A. Newman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Samuel A. Newman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego
(619) 320-4249 Website

Samuel A. Newman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Samuel A. Newman, LMFT Marriage & Family Therapy
2214 5th Avenue
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 320-4249

Are you struggling with relationships? Do you need help recovering from a traumatic event? Do you often feel sad and low on energy? Are you searching for ways to be more emotionally stable and less shut down? For over 25 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on a range of issues including substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, codependency, couples counseling, pre-martial counseling and more. In a highly personalized and collaborative treatment style, I help people understand the deeper reasons for why difficulties keep repeating over and over.

I believe that our lives are a mixture of physical, environmental, relational, psychological, and spiritual elements so my treatment approach looks at how these factors affect your life. In my practice I use selected techniques from the areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, Gestalt, humanistic, transpersonal and 12 step programs.

Transformation occurs when we suspend our preconceived ideas long enough to examine our situation and understand the underlying factors that contribute to who we are. I can guide you through this process to achieve lasting change. In addition to my own practice, I am an Apex Recovery staff member.


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Professional School of Psychological Studies
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License and State: MFC25066 California


  • Cost per Session: $70 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • TriWest
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Professional School of Psychological Studies / MA in Counseling Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1986
  • Certificate: Clinical Hypnosis

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Samuel A. Newman, LMFT Marriage & Family Therapy
2214 5th Avenue
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 320-4249
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples counseling, blended families
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Blended Family
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Music Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relapse prevention
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017
Samuel A. Newman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego

Samuel A. Newman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT