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Aalona Counseling Center
Specialties: Sex Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Relationships, Sexual Addiction, Hypnotherapy
Location: Clairemont
Advance Counseling
Specialties: Psychotherapy, ADD/ADHD, Addictions, Anger Management, Chronic Pain, Depression/Anxiety, Panic/Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hypnotherapy, Marriage Counseling, Couples, Relationships, PTSD, Sexual Abuse/Incest, Trauma/Abuse, Weight Management
Location: Mission Valley
Advantage Counseling
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Couples, Adolescents, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management, Grief/Loss, Psychological Testing, Men's Issues
Location: Clairemont
Affordable Quality Counseling
Specialties: Relationships, Addictions, Anger/Fear, Trauma/Abuse, Depression/Anxiety, Personal Growth, Relationship Coaching, Conflict Resolution
Location: La Jolla/UTC, University Heights
Linda M. Altes, Ph.D.
Specialties: Custody/Co-Parenting, Divorce, Psychoeducational Testing, Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Associates for Individual & Family Development
Specialties: Couples, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Expressive Arts Therapy
Location: Solana Beach, Vista
Association for Compassionate Transformation
Specialties: Adults, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, Children, Adolescents, Couples, Hypnotherapy, Trichotillomania
Location: Carmel Valley
Lisa A. Auslander, Ph.D.
Specialties: Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Relationships, Intimacy, Cognitive Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Shirley Babior, LCSW, MFT
Specialties: Panic/Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Cognitive Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Stress Management
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill, La Jolla/UTC
Judy Kaplan Baron, Ph.D., MFT
Specialties: Career Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Relationships, Solution-Oriented Therapy
Location: Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa
Carol S. Bateman, Psy.D.
Specialties: Adults, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Aging Issues, Chronic/Terminal Illness, Cognitive Therapy, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Infertility Counseling, Life Transitions, Physical Illness, Pre-Marital Counseling, Remarriage, Women's Issues
Location: Old Town
Beach Psychotherapy
Specialties: Individuals, Couples, Children, Adolescents
Location: Pacific Beach
Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Specialties: Personal Growth, Depression/Anxiety, Stress Management, Relationships, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Assertiveness Training
Location: Carlsbad
Beth Creager Berger, Ph.D.
Specialties: Cognitive Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Panic/Phobias, Physical Illness, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Women's Issues
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Rustin Berlow, M.D.
Specialties: Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Medications, Depression/Anxiety
Location: Solana Beach
Dan Bjierke, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Positive Psychology, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Grief/Loss
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Karen Bloch, LMFT
Specialties: Personal Growth, Adults, Couples, Parenting, Children, Adolescents, Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Liza Boyer, M.S.W., LCSW
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss, EMDR, Trauma/Abuse
Location: La Jolla Downtown
Gail L. Braverman, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Stress Management, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Grief/Loss, Individuals
Location: Kensington
Elisabeth Caetano, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Life Transitions, Cognitive Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Codependency, Adults, Christian Therapy
Location: Rancho Penasquitos
Paula E. Carmona, APRN, BC
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Physical Illness, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
Location: Clairemont
Danielle Michaelis Castillo, LMFT
Specialties: Individuals, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Life Transitions, Marriage Counseling, Infidelity, Communication, Military Issues, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues, Stress Management, Professional Development
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Jose Cherbowsky, Ph.D., MFT
Specialties: Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Multicultural Issues, Expressive Arts Therapy, Groups, Parenting
Location: Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa
Laura Christofferson, LCSW
Specialties: Play Therapy, Children, Adolescents, Parenting
Location: Mission Valley
David Christopher, M.S., MFT
Specialties: Psychotherapy, Couples, Addictions, Depression/Anxiety, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Codependency, Interventions
Location: Solana Beach
Mary M. Clark, Ph.D.
Specialties: Sex Therapy, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, Hypnotherapy
Location: Mission Valley
Sara Cloostermans, M.C., MFT, LPCC
Specialties: Women's Issues, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues, Depression/Anxiety, Adults, Young Adults, Parent/Child, Multicultural Issues
Location: La Jolla Downtown
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services
Specialties: Cognitive Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD
Location: Carlsbad
Cognitive Therapy Institute, A.P.C.
Specialties: Cognitive Therapy, Panic/Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Stress Management
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Compassionate Heart Couples Counseling
Specialties: Couples, Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship Coaching, Emotionally Focused Therapy
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Conjoint Couples Counseling
Specialties: Couples, Individuals, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, Communication, EMDR
Location: Del Mar
The Couples Institute of San Diego
Specialties: Couples, Gottman Couples Therapy, Pre-Marital Counseling, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues, Infidelity, Intimacy, Relationship Coaching, Sexuality, Divorce
Location: University City/Golden Triangle
Specialties: Couples, Infidelity, Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy
Location: Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa


Lisa Davidson, Ph.D.
Specialties: Individuals, Couples, Families, Psychological Testing, Neuropsychological Testing, Forensic Evaluations, Psychiatric Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities
Location: Poway
Dana Davis, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Parenting, Relationships, Trauma/Abuse, EMDR, Grief/Loss, Depression/Anxiety, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Women's Issues
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, Del Mar
Caroline de Pottel, Ph.D., LCSW
Specialties: Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Depression/Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Creativity Blocks, Relationships
Location: University City/Golden Triangle
Deborah Donie-Seligson, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Life Transitions, Relationships, Menopause, Depression/Anxiety, Personal Growth, EMDR
Location: Del Mar
Benjamin Edwards, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Relationships, Couples, Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Anger Management, Depression/Anxiety, Individuals, Men's Issues
Location: Mission Valley
Patricia Eichelberger, MFT
Specialties: EMDR, Personal Growth, Addictions, Grief/Loss, Trauma/Abuse, LGBT Issues, Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxiety
Location: Kensington
Molly Fassler, M.S., MFT
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Stress Management, Adults, Communication
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill


Carolyn Gerard, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Couples, Infidelity, EMDR, Christian Therapy
Location: Downtown San Diego
Christina Gietzen, Psy.D.
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Cognitive Therapy, Relationships, Addictions, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Neurofeedback, Self-Esteem, Solution-Oriented Therapy, Identity Development
Location: Kearny Mesa
Susan Granata, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Personal Growth, Depression/Anxiety, Mindfulness, Relationships, Marriage Counseling
Location: Encinitas
Alexander C. Green, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
Specialties: Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Disorders, Depression/Anxiety
Location: Carmel Valley
Cathy S. Harris, LCSW
Specialties: EMDR, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, Codependency, Trauma/Abuse, PTSD, Sexual Abuse/Incest, Sexuality, Identity Development, Military Issues
Location: Point Loma
Lorri A. Hilbert, Ph.D., MFT
Specialties: Personal Growth, Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationships, Pre-Marital Counseling, Grief/Loss
Location: Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley
Carolyn E. Hudson, Ph.D.
Specialties: Personal Growth, Mindfulness, Mind/Body Therapy, Hypnotherapy
Location: University City/Golden Triangle


Louise Jacobus, LMFT
Specialties: Couples, Individuals, Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Trauma/Abuse, Mind/Body Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Spiritual Growth
Location: Kensington
Joseph Jeffers, MFT
Specialties: Life Transitions, Depression/Anxiety, Couples, LGBT Issues, Grief/Loss, Groups
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Neda Khodaparast, Psy.D.
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Parent/Child, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse/Incest
Location: Clairemont
Jonathan Kramer, Ph.D.
Specialties: Adults, Individuals, Couples, Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Solution-Oriented Therapy, Life Coaching
Location: La Jolla/UTC, Carmel Valley
Maggie Locke, M.A., MFT, CBT
Specialties: Body Centered Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Somatic Therapy, Anger/Fear, EMDR, Addictions, Relationships
Location: Point Loma


Bill C. Martin, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Christian Therapy, Relationships, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, Personal Growth, Sexual Addiction
Location: Del Mar, Mission Valley
Margie Martin, M.S., MFT
Specialties: Empowerment, Individuals, Couples, Relationships, Women's Issues, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Overeating, Bariatric Surgery
Location: Clairemont
Peggy McCarthy, Ph.D.
Specialties: Personal Growth, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Mindfulness, Dream Work, Sandtray Therapy, Creativity, Spiritual Growth
Location: Encinitas
Emily K. McCutchan, MFT
Specialties: Families, Relationships, Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, Children
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Tina Mears, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Self-Esteem, Codependency, Trauma/Abuse, EMDR, Young Adults, Domestic Violence
Location: Mission Valley
Carole Meredith, MFT
Specialties: Relationships, Depression/Anxiety, Stress Management, Personal Growth, Parenting, Mind/Body Therapy, Meditation, Grief/Loss
Location: La Jolla/UTC, Carlsbad
Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Individuals, Couples, PTSD, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Spiritual Growth, Dream Work, Energy Psychology, Huntington's Disease, Business Consulting
Location: Del Mar
Reena Mittal, MFT, MBA
Specialties: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/Abuse, EMDR, Dream Work, Career Counseling
Location: Carmel Valley
Amy K. Montague, Ph.D.
Specialties: Psychotherapy, Women's Issues , Children, Adolescents, Families
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Relationships, Depression/Anxiety, Anger/Fear, Grief/Loss, Stress Management, PTSD, Trauma/Abuse, EMDR, Women's Issues, Infertility Counseling, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
Location: Kensington


Marti Peck, Ph.D.
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Marriage Counseling, Sexual Abuse/Incest, Grief/Loss, Trauma/Abuse, Psychoanalysis
Location: Old Town
Linda Perreault, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Infertility Counseling, Divorce, Men's Issues, Parent/Child, Marriage Counseling
Location: La Jolla Downtown
David A. Peters, M.S., MFT
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/Abuse, Parenting, Sex Therapy, Addictions, Intimacy, Infidelity, Stress Management, Codependency, Compulsive Overeating, Couples, Pre-Marital Counseling, Divorce, Families
Location: Mission Valley
Judy Pettigrew-Boyle, Psy.D., MFT
Specialties: Relationships, Couples, Pre-Marital Counseling, Stress Management, Depression/Anxiety, Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Professional Development
Location: Del Mar
Judy Phillips, Ph.D.
Specialties: Neurofeedback, Depression/Anxiety, Stress Management, Sleep Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Panic/Phobias, Trauma/Abuse, PTSD
Location: Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa
Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D., MFT
Specialties: Personal Growth, Marriage Counseling, Adolescents, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Relationship Coaching
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill, Encinitas
Donna Ray, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Divorce, Pre-Marital Counseling, Sexuality, Weight Management, Children, EMDR
Location: Cardiff by the Sea
Denise Ross, M.A., MFT
Specialties: EMDR, Depression/Anxiety, Individuals, Couples, Hypnotherapy
Location: Del Mar, South Park
Peter Roussos, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Couples, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Intimacy, Sexual Difficulties
Location: Del Mar
Lisa A. Ruderman, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Marriage Counseling, Relationships, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR
Location: La Jolla/UTC


San Diego Center for Well Being
Specialties: Personal Growth, Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationships, Pre-Marital Counseling, Grief/Loss
Location: Rancho Bernardo
Jennifer S. Sandoval, Psy.D.
Specialties: Couples, Sex Therapy, Families, Depression/Anxiety, Children, Christian Therapy, Infidelity, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues, Sexual Difficulties
Location: Del Mar
Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD
Specialties: Personal Growth, Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Divorce, Relationships, Couples, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, Young Adults, PTSD, Trauma/Abuse, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Medical Conditions, Stress Management, Mind/Body Therapy
Location: La Jolla/UTC
Linda E. Savage, Ph.D.
Specialties: Relationships, Couples, Sex Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Women's Issues
Location: Vista
Schneider Counseling & Coporate Solutions
Specialties: Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Corporate Consulting, Career Counseling, Relationships
Location: Mission Valley
Jennifer Shapiro, Ph.D.
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Compulsive Overeating, Bariatric Surgery, Depression/Anxiety
Location: Sorrento Valley/Sorrento Mesa
Lori Sherer, M.A., MFT
Specialties: EMDR, Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Addictions, Anger Management, Military Issues, Parenting, Women's Issues
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Jill Silverman, LCSW
Specialties: Personal Growth, Depression/Anxiety, Relationship Coaching, Communication, EMDR, Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Stress Management, Workplace Issues
Location: Carmel Valley
Regina Smalley, Ph.D.
Specialties: Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxiety, Life Transitions, LGBT Issues
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Louise Stanger, Ed.D., LCSW, BRI II
Specialties: Addictions, Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Interventions, Solution-Focused Coaching
Location: La Jolla Downtown
Nina Stark, LCSW, BCD
Specialties: Positive Psychology, Accelerated Healing, Peak Performance, EMDR, PTSD, Consultation
Location: La Jolla/UTC
James A. Staunton, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Adults, Adolescents, Families, Relationships, Depression/Anxiety, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Chris Stearns, M.A., MFT
Specialties: Life Transitions, Grief/Loss, Couples, LGBT Issues
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Dana Terrell, M.S.W., LCSW
Specialties: EMDR, Trauma/Abuse, Panic/Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Adolescents, Workplace Issues, Peak Performance
Location: North Park
Cynthia Thayer, LCSW, BCD, SEP
Specialties: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/Abuse, Anger/Fear, Grief/Loss, Stress Management, Mind/Body Therapy, Codependency
Location: La Mesa


Trish Vernazza, MFT, ATR-BC
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Couples, Adolescents, Art Therapy, Infidelity, LGBT Issues
Location: Carlsbad
Lynn Waldman, LCSW
Specialties: Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Custody/Co-Parenting, Marriage Counseling, Parenting
Location: Carmel Valley
Nicole Weiss, LCSW
Specialties: Depression/Anxiety, Codependency, Grief/Loss, Intimacy, Self-Esteem
Location: Pacific Beach
Temple Zander, Ph.D.
Specialties: Professional Development, Parent Coaching, Midlife Crisis, Life Transitions, Eating Disorders, Addictions
Location: Hillcrest/Banker's Hill
Denise M. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Specialties: Mind/Body Therapy, Meditation, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Compulsive Overeating, Bariatric Surgery
Location: La Jolla/UTC

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