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Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist

Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
Let's Connect (858) 533-2745
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Everything is different now. Since your cancer diagnosis, your entire life has been turned upside down. The future that once felt so bright and full of potential now seems dark and frightening. Not long ago, your schedule was packed with dinners, dates, and vacations. Now, your calendar is all doctor appointments and hospital visits. The physical exhaustion and side effects of treatment pale in comparison to the emotional toll. You’re constantly wracked with fear over your illness. Loved ones offer support, but they don’t understand what you’re going through. You wonder if you’re going to feel this scared and lost forever.
I assure you that your fears and concerns are entirely valid, and you don’t have to do this alone. Using a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches we’ll give you the tools to manage your anxiety, depression, and distress. We’ll help you reconnect with the things that matter most to you, so you can live with less fear and greater calm.
Stop pulling away from life. Move beyond the overwhelming feelings of fear, isolation, and hopelessness. Let’s rediscover the parts of you that the cancer can’t touch and reclaim the hope that’s been missing. It’s time to live a life of meaning, purpose, and optimism again. Call me now for your free 20-minute consultation, and let’s get started today!
Call or Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist now for a free 15 minute consultation - (858) 533-2745

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Serving clients throughout the state of California

San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 533-2745
I offer tele-health sessions throughout the state of California. I am available weekdays and some evenings.
I specialize in Cancer - Psycho-oncology Care, Anxiety and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
Let's Connect (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Serving clients throughout the state of California

San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 533-2745
I offer tele-health sessions throughout the state of California. I am available weekdays and some evenings.
I specialize in Cancer - Psycho-oncology Care, Anxiety and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Wire, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I accept insurance. If you have a PPO Insurance Plan with out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide you with a Super Bill to help with reimbursement. Questions? Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
"
I accept insurance. If you have a PPO Insurance Plan with out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide you with a Super Bill to help with reimbursement. Questions? Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY23660 Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
  • In Practice for 19 Years
  • License: California Board of Psychology PSY23660 / 2010
  • Attended Palo Alto University, Ph.D. , Graduated 2005
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As a former Director for Psychiatry and Psychology Services at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, I have over a decade of experience working with thousands of cancer patients and their loved ones. I consider this work a true calling and an honor to do.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
"
As a former Director for Psychiatry and Psychology Services at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, I have over a decade of experience working with thousands of cancer patients and their loved ones. I consider this work a true calling and an honor to do.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
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Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Cancer - Psycho-oncology Care
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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I work with clients with a cancer diagnosis struggling with treatment side effects, life disruptions, and the intense fear that their lives will be shortened. Clients learn to manage and cope with the physical and emotional side effects, improve communication in relationships, and adjust to life with cancer. They experience less fear, increased calm, improved sleep, and more life satisfaction.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
"
I work with clients with a cancer diagnosis struggling with treatment side effects, life disruptions, and the intense fear that their lives will be shortened. Clients learn to manage and cope with the physical and emotional side effects, improve communication in relationships, and adjust to life with cancer. They experience less fear, increased calm, improved sleep, and more life satisfaction.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 533-2745
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Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD

6 Endorsements

Leslie Farias Sanchez - Trauma Therapist
Leslie Farias Sanchez - Trauma Therapist
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
I truly admire Veronica's knowledge and expertise in supporting client's who are navigating their cancer diagnosis as well as supporting their family members through such a difficult time. She is extremely compassionate, caring, and kind.
Mara D. Frey Emdr Trained
Mara D. Frey Emdr Trained
Licensed Mental Health CounselorLMHC
Dr. Cardenas is an amazing, experienced Dr. Psycholog-Oncology Care Specialist. She is able to bring to light your insecurities in a supportive manner. Also will help you to connect to the best version of yourself not matter the life challenges you face.
John Ranieri Jr.
John Ranieri Jr.
CounselorLPCC-S
I wholeheartedly endorse Veronica, a dedicated therapist specializing in cancer care. Her compassionate and tailored approach provides invaluable emotional support for individuals navigating the complexities of a cancer diagnosis. She's an inspiration!
Dr. Laura Summerhill
Dr. Laura Summerhill
Clinical Social Work/TherapistPhDLCSW
Dr. Cardenas is compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled! She walks with clients through really dark times and equips them with skills that afford a better quality of life and richer relationships. You want her on your team!
Liza Samuel - Trauma & Grief Therapist
Liza Samuel - Trauma & Grief Therapist
Registered Clinical Social Worker InternMSWRCSWIEMDR
Dr. Cardenas has a heart of gold. She is incredibly passionate and committed!
Dr. Lynn Northrop
Dr. Lynn Northrop
PsychologistPhDCP
Dr. Cardenas is such a beautiful human being, and an incredible clinician. She is authentic, kind, compassionate and engaging. She is masterful in delivering evidence-based treatment in a manner that supports each person uniquely.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

I also speak

Spanish

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

I also speak

Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

Serving clients throughout the state of California

San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 533-2745
"
I offer tele-health sessions throughout the state of California. I am available weekdays and some evenings.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
"
I offer tele-health sessions throughout the state of California. I am available weekdays and some evenings.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 533-2745
Photo of Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist, PhD, Psychologist
Veronica Cardenas - Cancer Care Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024