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Monica Arango, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Encinitas, California 92024
"Change is the essence of life, however within this fast paced world that we live in, it may prove stressful and at times overwhelming. So why struggle when you can get back to feeling great about yourself and your life. Do not to put yourself last!! and take the first step toward improving your overall wellbeing."
(760) 840-2052
Verified
Encinitas, California 92024
"Change is the essence of life, however within this fast paced world that we live in, it may prove stressful and at times overwhelming. So why struggle when you can get back to feeling great about yourself and your life. Do not to put yourself last!! and take the first step toward improving your overall wellbeing."
Julieann Myers-Center For Healthy Change, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CACIII, MAC, EMDR, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
"There is HOPE! I believe counseling is a "product!" You should have measurable improvements in your life when you are in counseling. I am skilled at providing a safe relationship where you can explore difficult situations, patterns and experiences while learning new ways to address old patterns. We will identify what has not been working and what is working, with the goal of practicing effective strategies to create more positive results. I am a Certified EMDR and Sex Addiction Practitioner, Nationally Certified Master Addictions Specialist, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker."
(760) 289-5958
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"There is HOPE! I believe counseling is a "product!" You should have measurable improvements in your life when you are in counseling. I am skilled at providing a safe relationship where you can explore difficult situations, patterns and experiences while learning new ways to address old patterns. We will identify what has not been working and what is working, with the goal of practicing effective strategies to create more positive results. I am a Certified EMDR and Sex Addiction Practitioner, Nationally Certified Master Addictions Specialist, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker."
Kim Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92129
"Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! I work with individuals, couples and families to help facilitate change and reach goals to achieve more fulfillment and happiness in life and to get through those road blocks. Whether you are managing a relationship challenge, feeling down or anxious, or coping past trauma/loss, I am here to help you make lasting positive life changes. In working with couples I meet with partners jointly OR one partner if the other is not ready to begin. I also can provide online/telephone therapy to CA residents. www.kimjonescounseling.com www.kimjonescoaching.com"
(858) 204-2599
Verified
San Diego, California 92129
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"Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! I work with individuals, couples and families to help facilitate change and reach goals to achieve more fulfillment and happiness in life and to get through those road blocks. Whether you are managing a relationship challenge, feeling down or anxious, or coping past trauma/loss, I am here to help you make lasting positive life changes. In working with couples I meet with partners jointly OR one partner if the other is not ready to begin. I also can provide online/telephone therapy to CA residents. www.kimjonescounseling.com www.kimjonescoaching.com"
Elisabeth Cullaty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Escondido, California 92025
"Being compassionate and offering a safe, tranquil healing space for self discovery and personal empowerment is very important to me. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, major life changes, substance abuse, and women's issues. I offer EMDR therapy, insight oriented therapy, and mindfulness based practices. I have been working in the field of social work for 26 years with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and a Masters in Liberal Arts/concentration in Psychology from Harvard University."
(442) 777-6530
Verified
Escondido, California 92025
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"Being compassionate and offering a safe, tranquil healing space for self discovery and personal empowerment is very important to me. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, major life changes, substance abuse, and women's issues. I offer EMDR therapy, insight oriented therapy, and mindfulness based practices. I have been working in the field of social work for 26 years with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and a Masters in Liberal Arts/concentration in Psychology from Harvard University."
Jodi Abramowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Del Mar, California 92014
"I am a collaborative psychologist who see value in a therapeutic relationship which balances support and challenge. Together we will create a truly individualized treatment plan based on you or your family's unique needs and struggles. My work with clients is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with integration of family system approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, and relational approaches to elicit change and assist my clients and families in meeting their goals for treatment. I work hard for my client's and families and am truly passionate about these relationships and my role in their lives."
(858) 348-5908
Verified
Del Mar, California 92014
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"I am a collaborative psychologist who see value in a therapeutic relationship which balances support and challenge. Together we will create a truly individualized treatment plan based on you or your family's unique needs and struggles. My work with clients is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with integration of family system approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, and relational approaches to elicit change and assist my clients and families in meeting their goals for treatment. I work hard for my client's and families and am truly passionate about these relationships and my role in their lives."
Valerie Rock, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
La Jolla, California 92037
"I believe in providing a collaborative and supportive environment to maximize the therapeutic experience. I help clients cope with negative thoughts and behaviors that may hinder relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy is focused on building and nurturing interpersonal relationships and decreasing daily stress, by assisting clients in capitalizing on strengths and defining goals."
(619) 405-9898
Verified
La Jolla, California 92037
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"I believe in providing a collaborative and supportive environment to maximize the therapeutic experience. I help clients cope with negative thoughts and behaviors that may hinder relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy is focused on building and nurturing interpersonal relationships and decreasing daily stress, by assisting clients in capitalizing on strengths and defining goals."
Katie C. Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92128
"My goal as a therapist is to create a relationship with my clients based on collaboration, compassion, and respect. I focus on meaningful connection with my clients and will work with you to create positive and long-term changes in your life. My treatment approach is varied depending on the needs of each individual."
(858) 461-6922 x705
Verified
San Diego, California 92128
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"My goal as a therapist is to create a relationship with my clients based on collaboration, compassion, and respect. I focus on meaningful connection with my clients and will work with you to create positive and long-term changes in your life. My treatment approach is varied depending on the needs of each individual."
April Monahan Titera,
MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Poway, California 92064
"I have over 18 years of experience helping teens and their parents live together happily, through encouraging them to be accountable, courageous and flexible. I have also helped many women AND men struggling with disordered eating and food addictions, using mindfulness, emotionally-focused and strength-based approaches. I am passionate about strengthening the entire family unit by empowering couples who face issues of addiction and infidelity. I embrace the values and knowledge I gained from Anasazi Foundation and the Arbinger Institute."
(858) 213-0395
Verified
Poway, California 92064
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"I have over 18 years of experience helping teens and their parents live together happily, through encouraging them to be accountable, courageous and flexible. I have also helped many women AND men struggling with disordered eating and food addictions, using mindfulness, emotionally-focused and strength-based approaches. I am passionate about strengthening the entire family unit by empowering couples who face issues of addiction and infidelity. I embrace the values and knowledge I gained from Anasazi Foundation and the Arbinger Institute."
Susan Graf-Cote, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92108
"By promoting a safe space where you can create, and recreate the you that is well. Tapping into the strengths that live in your heart, we will gain access to your ideals and understanding and build upon them. We will awaken the part of you that will teach you to become your own coach. I will introduce you to several techniques and theoretical orientations that best suit you. I will not subject you to change through somebody elses belief systems instead of your own. With my guidance, you will find the answers to change your life and find peace."
(858) 842-5224
Verified
San Diego, California 92108
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"By promoting a safe space where you can create, and recreate the you that is well. Tapping into the strengths that live in your heart, we will gain access to your ideals and understanding and build upon them. We will awaken the part of you that will teach you to become your own coach. I will introduce you to several techniques and theoretical orientations that best suit you. I will not subject you to change through somebody elses belief systems instead of your own. With my guidance, you will find the answers to change your life and find peace."
Kayla Corazao, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92101
" Do you want a more fulfilled life but something is blocking you? Do you want deeper, more meaningful relationships but struggle to connect? Maybe you have past trauma, or are dealing with various stressors and/or barriers and need some help navigating this time in your life. "
(619) 345-5712
Verified
San Diego, California 92101
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" Do you want a more fulfilled life but something is blocking you? Do you want deeper, more meaningful relationships but struggle to connect? Maybe you have past trauma, or are dealing with various stressors and/or barriers and need some help navigating this time in your life. "
Kiana Behnood, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92128
"If you, your spouse or your children are dealing with uncomfortable emotions and sensations related to anxiety, depression or trauma, I can work with you to develop effective coping skills to reduce the uncomfortable effects of anxiety, depression or trauma"
(858) 879-3851
Verified
San Diego, California 92128
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"If you, your spouse or your children are dealing with uncomfortable emotions and sensations related to anxiety, depression or trauma, I can work with you to develop effective coping skills to reduce the uncomfortable effects of anxiety, depression or trauma"
Kelsey Lynn Paulson, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92121
"Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 15 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain."
(858) 943-6379
Verified
San Diego, California 92121
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"Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 15 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain."
Ashley Cherry, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, Psy.D., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92128
" Is your child having frequent tantrums, showing defiance, or having difficulty regulating their emotions? Are you experiencing difficulty interacting or connecting with your child? Is your child experiencing behavioral difficulties at school? Adults and children communicate and interact with the world very differently. As, a parent, it can become very overwhelming and even frustrating at times to communicate effectively with children and understand the child’s needs and wants. It is my job to bridge that gap and assist children and parents in communicating and engaging in a way that is meaningful to both. "
(858) 879-3434
Verified
San Diego, California 92128
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" Is your child having frequent tantrums, showing defiance, or having difficulty regulating their emotions? Are you experiencing difficulty interacting or connecting with your child? Is your child experiencing behavioral difficulties at school? Adults and children communicate and interact with the world very differently. As, a parent, it can become very overwhelming and even frustrating at times to communicate effectively with children and understand the child’s needs and wants. It is my job to bridge that gap and assist children and parents in communicating and engaging in a way that is meaningful to both. "
Deborah Cosmetis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92110
"Throughout life we are all faced with challenges and times of transition. During these times, it can be helpful to speak to a professional for support and guidance. As a licensed psychologist, I provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for self exploration and personal growth. I will offer my observations and feedback regarding your current problems and long-standing patterns and help you to increase self awareness, acceptance, problem solving skills, and well being."
(619) 552-3545
Verified
San Diego, California 92110
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"Throughout life we are all faced with challenges and times of transition. During these times, it can be helpful to speak to a professional for support and guidance. As a licensed psychologist, I provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for self exploration and personal growth. I will offer my observations and feedback regarding your current problems and long-standing patterns and help you to increase self awareness, acceptance, problem solving skills, and well being."
Addiction & Mental Health Counseling of San Diego, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92127
"We are licensed psychologists helping people with addictive behavior and/or mental health problems achieve their goals. We work from a client-driven perspective, and expect each session to be beneficial to you (we use a brief feedback form each session to find out if the session met your needs). We do not believe in the disease model of addiction, and do not use a 12-Step approach. Instead, we view addictions as learned behavior that the person has the ability to control. We offer goals of moderation as well as abstinence."
(858) 914-4117
Verified
San Diego, California 92127
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"We are licensed psychologists helping people with addictive behavior and/or mental health problems achieve their goals. We work from a client-driven perspective, and expect each session to be beneficial to you (we use a brief feedback form each session to find out if the session met your needs). We do not believe in the disease model of addiction, and do not use a 12-Step approach. Instead, we view addictions as learned behavior that the person has the ability to control. We offer goals of moderation as well as abstinence."
Janelle Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Carlsbad, California 92008
"Let's meet! Video on my website www.jncounseling.com || Are you feeling a little depressed or anxious, but feel shy asking for help in your situation because it's, "not as bad as most people." There IS a root to your depression and anxiety that I can help you heal from. Your emotional healing is the biggest gift you can give to your health, future and everyone in relationship with you. You are worth it (even if you don't feel like it)."
(760) 790-4031
Verified
Carlsbad, California 92008
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"Let's meet! Video on my website www.jncounseling.com || Are you feeling a little depressed or anxious, but feel shy asking for help in your situation because it's, "not as bad as most people." There IS a root to your depression and anxiety that I can help you heal from. Your emotional healing is the biggest gift you can give to your health, future and everyone in relationship with you. You are worth it (even if you don't feel like it)."
Ori Lidor Psy.d., Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92123
"If you've found me here then you must be gearing up to make some changes in your life. Maybe you're worrying too much and happy too little. Maybe you're feeling lost, hopeless, or in a rut. Wherever you are, you've decided you want to feel better and be better, and you've shown the courage to ask for support. What a wonderful thing. My work with you will be collaborative, caring, and non-judgmental. I will help you reconnect to your inner-resources and strengths, to build new coping skills and problem-solving strategies, and to then apply those new ways of "being" in order to live a life that feels fulfilling and joyful to you. "
(858) 281-4533
Verified
San Diego, California 92123
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"If you've found me here then you must be gearing up to make some changes in your life. Maybe you're worrying too much and happy too little. Maybe you're feeling lost, hopeless, or in a rut. Wherever you are, you've decided you want to feel better and be better, and you've shown the courage to ask for support. What a wonderful thing. My work with you will be collaborative, caring, and non-judgmental. I will help you reconnect to your inner-resources and strengths, to build new coping skills and problem-solving strategies, and to then apply those new ways of "being" in order to live a life that feels fulfilling and joyful to you. "
Whitney McLennan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Encinitas, California 92024
"Working through difficult experiences and emotions can be challenging. It can be even harder to make desired changes in ones life when certain patterns have been established for so long. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel safe and supported throughout this process. By creating a comfortable and lighthearted environment, individuals, families, and couples are able to gain some reprieve from the difficulties they are experiencing. This allows change to begin to occur in the lives of my clients. "
(760) 642-1595
Verified
Encinitas, California 92024
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"Working through difficult experiences and emotions can be challenging. It can be even harder to make desired changes in ones life when certain patterns have been established for so long. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel safe and supported throughout this process. By creating a comfortable and lighthearted environment, individuals, families, and couples are able to gain some reprieve from the difficulties they are experiencing. This allows change to begin to occur in the lives of my clients. "
Rene Williamson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Diego, California 92116
"Confused? Stressed? Frustrated? Depressed? Need help with your relationship, your kids or other life challenges? Sometimes we all just need a compassionate, caring person to listen and provide informed and appropriate feedback and guidance. I believe that 90% of therapy's effectiveness is in choosing the right person. You either "click" with your therapist, or you don't. If you find a good match, you are half-way there! Please call me for a free telephone consultation, so we can discuss your concerns to see if I am a good fit for your particular needs. I look forward to your call."
(619) 377-8639
Verified
San Diego, California 92116
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"Confused? Stressed? Frustrated? Depressed? Need help with your relationship, your kids or other life challenges? Sometimes we all just need a compassionate, caring person to listen and provide informed and appropriate feedback and guidance. I believe that 90% of therapy's effectiveness is in choosing the right person. You either "click" with your therapist, or you don't. If you find a good match, you are half-way there! Please call me for a free telephone consultation, so we can discuss your concerns to see if I am a good fit for your particular needs. I look forward to your call."
Jeff P Jones, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Asking for help is often tough, especially for us as men. Who do you turn to in times of crisis or confusion? We are socialized to be independent and "do it myself." However, there are times where we all need some help. Someone to talk to that won't judge us or ridicule us. One of the most difficult things to do is to make that first phone call to someone you don't know, asking for help. You just hope to get someone trustworthy, compassionate and competent. These are my strongest traits, and I welcome your call today."
(858) 215-1949
Verified
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"Asking for help is often tough, especially for us as men. Who do you turn to in times of crisis or confusion? We are socialized to be independent and "do it myself." However, there are times where we all need some help. Someone to talk to that won't judge us or ridicule us. One of the most difficult things to do is to make that first phone call to someone you don't know, asking for help. You just hope to get someone trustworthy, compassionate and competent. These are my strongest traits, and I welcome your call today."

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Video Game Addiction in San Diego

The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.

Get help form a therapist in San Diego with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:

1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.

For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blogout on something that might be happening in the video games.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Diego you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Diego and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Diego or family therapy in San Diego.