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KatieErreca

Katie Erreca, PsyD

Psychologist 9404 Genesee Ave. Suite 245, La Jolla, CA 92037

Working with a professional therapist is a decision no one takes lightly and it is one that can change your life. Every persons challenges are as unique as they are so I offer unique ways of understanding those challenges, exploring positive solutions and supporting my clients work toward incorporating those remedies into their lives. The goal of therapy is long lasting positive life changes that... Read More

Working with a professional therapist is a decision no one takes lightly and it is one that can change your life. Every persons challenges are as unique as they are so I offer unique ways of understanding those challenges, exploring positive solutions and supporting my clients work toward incorporating those remedies into their lives. The goal of therapy is long lasting positive life changes that result in more individual happiness, better relationships, personal insight and the ability to gracefully handle the stresses life offers.

StephanieKnatzPeck

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Psychologist; Assistant Clinical Professor

Psychologist 4445 Eastgate Mall Suite 200, La Jolla , CA 92121

Dr. Peck is a clinical psychologist and published author who provides individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, adults and their families. As a practitioner-scientist trained at top institutions, Dr. Peck provides evidence-based treatments routed in science. This is done in an artful and compassionate way that honors the unique needs and personality of each of her clients.... Read More

Dr. Peck is a clinical psychologist and published author who provides individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, adults and their families. As a practitioner-scientist trained at top institutions, Dr. Peck provides evidence-based treatments routed in science. This is done in an artful and compassionate way that honors the unique needs and personality of each of her clients. This unique approach allows clients to benefit from proven, cutting-edge treatments while still allowing for the deeper benefits of therapy such as self-reflection, growth, and personal evolution. Dr. Peck completed her pre- and post-doctoral training at renowned clinics at UCSD and possesses highly specialized training in evidence-based psychological treatments currently regarded as the most effective, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based treatments. Through her training at scientific institutions, Dr. Peck remains faithful to a scientific model of practice, choosing models of treatment proven to work. These models are then tailored to the unique needs of each client and delivered with a spirit of compassion and closeness in a way that is stimulating and engaging.

JonathanKramer

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist 3211 Holiday Court #201 , La Jolla, CA 92037

Hi, I’m Dr. Jonathan Kramer. I’ve had over 30 years of professional experience helping Individuals and Couples have the life they want, and know that people seeking help want a lot more than talk and support. Productive and constructive counseling instead of being stuck in the past and the pain, let’s work together to help you live a happier, more satisfying and successful life.

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Hi, I’m Dr. Jonathan Kramer. I’ve had over 30 years of professional experience helping Individuals and Couples have the life they want, and know that people seeking help want a lot more than talk and support. Productive and constructive counseling instead of being stuck in the past and the pain, let’s work together to help you live a happier, more satisfying and successful life.

My professional style is caring, supportive, honest, helpful, practical, and results oriented. I’ll work as your confidante and ally, helping you more clearly understand yourself and more effectively handle your circumstances. I’ll help you to creatively solve your problems and challenges, and live a happier, richer and more fulfilling life. I’ve had over 30 years of experience using meditation and relaxation skills, and am the coauthor of Losing the Weight of the World (Doubleday/Berkley).

I know the secrets to success both personally and professionally, and can help you have a successful relationship too. My wife and I are the co-authors of Why Men Don’t Get Enough Sex and Women Don’t Get Enough Love (Simon & Schuster).

My professional style is caring, supportive, honest, helpful, practical, and results oriented. I’ll help you better understand yourselves as a couple, and learn the skills and secrets you need to know to have a successful, loving relationship.

DevonBerkheiser

Devon Berkheiser, PsyD

Psychologist 9850 Genesee Ave Suite 910, La Jolla, CA 92037

Working with an experienced therapist will result in improving your life through self exploration, identifying limiting thoughts and behaviors then discovering and trying out new ones. I collaborate with my clients in creating an environment and relationship that supports the discussions of problems, clear insight into those issues and the development of new behaviors and ways of thinking that... Read More

Working with an experienced therapist will result in improving your life through self exploration, identifying limiting thoughts and behaviors then discovering and trying out new ones. I collaborate with my clients in creating an environment and relationship that supports the discussions of problems, clear insight into those issues and the development of new behaviors and ways of thinking that result in the positive changes my client desires. I have a pragmatic approach which draws from many disciplines and is individualized to each person I have the honor to work with.

ChristieTurner

Christie Turner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 7946 Ivanhoe Avenue Suite 203, La Jolla, CA 92009

Therapy can uplift. It can recover and clarify forgotten strengths and develop new abilities. If you are facing challenges, consider collaboration to find a creative and practical way to meet them. I am glad to discuss your situation, and to describe my way of working. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Our conversation will be... Read More

Therapy can uplift. It can recover and clarify forgotten strengths and develop new abilities. If you are facing challenges, consider collaboration to find a creative and practical way to meet them. I am glad to discuss your situation, and to describe my way of working. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Our conversation will be confidential.

JasonBennett

Jason Bennett, MD

Psychiatrist 9404 Genesee Avenue Suite 335, La Jolla, CA 92037

My practice as a psychiatrist focuses on long term therapy, with or without medications. I generally perform an initial evaluation over several sessions, and I do not typically prescribe medications after only one visit. I treat only adults and I do not perform evaluations for 3rd parties (disability, forensic, governmental agency, etc.)

My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is... Read More

My practice as a psychiatrist focuses on long term therapy, with or without medications. I generally perform an initial evaluation over several sessions, and I do not typically prescribe medications after only one visit. I treat only adults and I do not perform evaluations for 3rd parties (disability, forensic, governmental agency, etc.)

My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is influenced by an appreciation of the unique biological, psychological and social aspects that contribute to emotional well being and/or suffering of an individual person. Biological treatments like

VirginiaFoster

Virginia Foster , PhD

Psychologist 7590 Fay Ave #522, La Jolla, CA 92037

I have been a psychologist for over 30 years working with adults through a variety of issues that interfere with their sense of well-being. After assessing the problems my clients present, we collaboratively create a treatment plan that will benefit them. We continually monitor progress toward the goal(s) we have designed together.... Read More

I have been a psychologist for over 30 years working with adults through a variety of issues that interfere with their sense of well-being. After assessing the problems my clients present, we collaboratively create a treatment plan that will benefit them. We continually monitor progress toward the goal(s) we have designed together.

LaurenFeiner

Lauren Feiner, PsyD

Psychologist 7817 Herschel Ave, Suite 202, La Jolla, CA 92037

Do you constantly worry about work, school, relationships, or personal issues? Are you doing self-destructive things to cope with the stress? Are you avoiding everything because it is too emotionally painful? Counseling can help address these issues and improve quality of life. Feiner Therapy San Diego can help provide the necessary tools and skills to live a more productive and fufilling life... Read More

Do you constantly worry about work, school, relationships, or personal issues? Are you doing self-destructive things to cope with the stress? Are you avoiding everything because it is too emotionally painful? Counseling can help address these issues and improve quality of life. Feiner Therapy San Diego can help provide the necessary tools and skills to live a more productive and fufilling life through personal counseling.

My focus in therapy is on a strength-based approach, empowering clients to utilize their unique strengths to overcome challenges. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I apply evidence-based approaches in counseling that have been shown by research to be effective. I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Stanford University, a treatment method that addresses dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

LisaRuderman

Lisa Ruderman, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist 9850 Genesee Ave #425, La Jolla, CA 92037

Healing Solutions For Loving Connections

When we feel disconnected from our relationships, it seems that everything in life is out of balance. My mission is to help individuals, families and couples reestablish long-lasting, loving connections that will renew and enhance all areas of their lives.

As a therapist I provide a safe and supportive environment... Read More

Healing Solutions For Loving Connections

When we feel disconnected from our relationships, it seems that everything in life is out of balance. My mission is to help individuals, families and couples reestablish long-lasting, loving connections that will renew and enhance all areas of their lives.

As a therapist I provide a safe and supportive environment helping strengthen relationships and empowering improved communication. As an educator, I train therapists domestically and internationally using state of the art strategies to help families heal and rebuild their marriages.

WayneBardwell

Wayne Bardwell, PhD

Psychologist 3252 Holiday Court , Ste. 109, La Jolla, CA 92037

I provide an environment in which to do psychotherapy that is an invitation to explore concerns, fears, perceived failures and any other issues that prompted the need to talk to a professional therapist. You will not be judged, diminished or misunderstood in the work we do together. I have been working for over 15 years to support clients as they transition from their specific challenges to the... Read More

I provide an environment in which to do psychotherapy that is an invitation to explore concerns, fears, perceived failures and any other issues that prompted the need to talk to a professional therapist. You will not be judged, diminished or misunderstood in the work we do together. I have been working for over 15 years to support clients as they transition from their specific challenges to the life they want to be living. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. I am also Past President and Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and a member of the American Psychological Association.

SheilaKamen

Sheila Kamen, PsyD

Psychologist 8950 Villa La Lolla Drive Suite A220, La Jolla, CA 92037

Are you longing for closeness? Has intimacy become challenging in your relationship? These fundamental needs are at the center of how we move through life and yet can become so confusing for us. I am Sheila Kamen and for over a decade my specialty as a psychologist and sex therapist has been assisting individuals and couples as they sort through their most personal life issues.

Creating an... Read More

Are you longing for closeness? Has intimacy become challenging in your relationship? These fundamental needs are at the center of how we move through life and yet can become so confusing for us. I am Sheila Kamen and for over a decade my specialty as a psychologist and sex therapist has been assisting individuals and couples as they sort through their most personal life issues.

Creating an extremely safe and caring setting provides you the opportunity to begin to open up about concerns that may be upsetting. Many of my clients experience depression, anxiety or life's concerns and know they need a professional to help them sort things out. I always feel so fortunate to be there working together.

However, because of my specialized training as a sex therapist, many clients open up to me about fears, doubts, concerns and feelings that affect their lives and relationships profoundly. It is my great honor to talk with them and support them as they begin to heal and discover what it means to see themselves and their sexuality in wonderful and healthy ways.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and offer a brief free phone consult. Feel free to contact me through the contact button on this site or give me a call.

IreneSaunders

Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD Board Certified Diplomate

Clinical Social Worker 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600, La Jolla, CA 92037

Experience all that transforms in your life when you begin living in a way that reflects compassion toward yourself, and a deeper connection with your emotions, dreams and truth.

I am a warm therapist with a comfortable style, over twenty years of experience and an excellent reputation in the professional community. Prior to establishing a full-time private practice, I provided therapy at the... Read More

Experience all that transforms in your life when you begin living in a way that reflects compassion toward yourself, and a deeper connection with your emotions, dreams and truth.

I am a warm therapist with a comfortable style, over twenty years of experience and an excellent reputation in the professional community. Prior to establishing a full-time private practice, I provided therapy at the Departments of Psychiatry at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital, and at Scripps Clinic, and trained other therapists.

I have expertise in many schools of therapy and healing, and will adapt therapy to meet your specific needs. Many women and men find my unique use of "focusing," integrated with other therapies, remarkably transformative and empowering.

RELIEF, PEACE OF MIND, BALANCE
Through our therapy you may shift out of your pain and the memories that hold you back, and tap into inner knowingness, wisdom and strength. You may be released from distressing symptoms, make important decisions, and become able to act in ways that are most true to yourself and propel your life forward.

THRIVING RELATIONSHIPS
Couples often say they now relate to their partners in ways that simply work better. They finally feel supported and understood and have a deeper connection. With the tools to handle conflict productively, they also become confident in the resilience of their relationship.

Such positive results are often just as true for relationships with children and other family members, friends and co-workers, and when you are seen individually. Even subtle changes in the way you relate to someone can be a powerful catalyst in transforming a relationship.

You, too, may find our work life changing even after prior therapy was of limited benefit.

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KarenThereseWilson

Karen Therese Wilson, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive 204B, La Jolla, CA 92037

Certainly there are times in our lives when we require education, guidance, and support to navigate through challenges that create pain in our lives and in our families. The phrase: “It takes a village to raise a child is a poignant reminder that when we are in pain, we never need to be alone, Therapy is designed to teach, support and direct you to new solutions to old issues keeping you from... Read More

Certainly there are times in our lives when we require education, guidance, and support to navigate through challenges that create pain in our lives and in our families. The phrase: “It takes a village to raise a child is a poignant reminder that when we are in pain, we never need to be alone, Therapy is designed to teach, support and direct you to new solutions to old issues keeping you from the life and relationships you deserve.

I am a licensed clinical therapist for over 15 years. I use a diverse treatment model, employing a variety of strategies depending on your specific needs. Collaborative care offers my clients the opportunity to grow through our relationship, which may also include other experts and methods, thus pinpointing issues and specific solutions. I believe humor is very healing as is working with a warm and caring therapist. My goal is to “act as a guide while you gain insight and move towards positive change, ultimately becoming your own therapist”.
I’d be honored to work with you.

ChristinaWatson

Christina Watson, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist 7825 Fay Ave., Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037

Do you or your child have trouble in school? Do certain subjects seem much more difficult to master than others? I can help you understand why, and what to do about it. I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the comprehensive assessment of attention and learning challenges, including: ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and other learning... Read More

Do you or your child have trouble in school? Do certain subjects seem much more difficult to master than others? I can help you understand why, and what to do about it. I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the comprehensive assessment of attention and learning challenges, including: ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and other learning differences. I also have unique experience with medical causes of learning challenges and extensive experience with assessing for intellectual disability and twice-exceptional giftedness. Following an assessment, I guide parents and clients in developing a plan of action for academic success based upon the assessment findings. I look forward to working with you!

MichelleMayBalke

Michelle May Balke, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 4275 Executive Square, Ste. 200, La Jolla, CA 92037

I am dedicated to providing my clients with the best counseling services and to making a positive difference in their lives in the shortest amount of time with results that will endure long after the counseling process ends.
Celebrating 36 years of helping thousands of Individual Children and Adults, Couples and Families as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980!... Read More

I am dedicated to providing my clients with the best counseling services and to making a positive difference in their lives in the shortest amount of time with results that will endure long after the counseling process ends.
Celebrating 36 years of helping thousands of Individual Children and Adults, Couples and Families as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980!

NasimBavar

Nasim Bavar, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist 8813 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite 2002, La Jolla, CA 92037

Are you feeling overwhelmed because you have been ignoring your needs and focusing on the needs of others? Eventually, you might even start having a series of physical, emotional, or relationship problems. And when you try to escape these difficulties, you notice that the challenges escalate. What is interesting is that most of us are not even aware that it is our own mind that is making it... Read More

Are you feeling overwhelmed because you have been ignoring your needs and focusing on the needs of others? Eventually, you might even start having a series of physical, emotional, or relationship problems. And when you try to escape these difficulties, you notice that the challenges escalate. What is interesting is that most of us are not even aware that it is our own mind that is making it harder for us to enjoy the things we have worked so hard to achieve and miss out on the opportunities right in front of us.
By working together, I can teach you how to become a more vibrant you. I will help you prioritize your values, and guide you in taking action towards your goals. I have a strength-based approach and will provide you with individualized care that is respectful and empowering.
Please feel free to email me at nasimbavar@gmail.com to set up a meeting. I believe that while we cannot change the events of our past, we can certainly choose to live a more meaningful present. I look forward to working with you.

TrevorOlson

Trevor Olson, Psy.D.

Psychologist 8813 Villa La Jolla, La jolla, CA 92039

It's a good idea to find out a counselor's philosophy. It is going to have a big formative impact on you, perhaps more than anything else about them. My philosophy is teleogical - that we are all going and becoming someone, somewhere. What I believe identity + relationship = the good life. So being a person is about having relationship and having relationship is about being someone, really... Read More

It's a good idea to find out a counselor's philosophy. It is going to have a big formative impact on you, perhaps more than anything else about them. My philosophy is teleogical - that we are all going and becoming someone, somewhere. What I believe identity + relationship = the good life. So being a person is about having relationship and having relationship is about being someone, really being someone. The student becomes a graduate. The job applicant becomes an employee and then a boss. The hurt person becomes fearful and bitter and lonely, and then lonelier. The person who loves becomes a lover. We are always becoming more of the person we are on a track to be.

Stop for a minute and ask yourself: who am I? That's my first question for you. Now here's the second: what kind of a person are you in the process of becoming? The core of my work is referenced in these two questions. The way I think, everything else falls in line behind your identity. 

The best way to do the work of becoming more of a person is in relationship. The simplest definition of relationship is the giving and receiving of love. Relationship opens up the door for us to heal and grow. Each one of us has a past which has marked us, a present that embodies us and a future which will find us. The healing of these three comes from being loved in relationship. A good phrase that gets at this is ‘being loved into loving.’ That's part of my job description. I can assure you I will end up caring about you whether you like it or not.

Healing from your past, knowing the freedom of forgiveness, gaining the courage necessary to leave behind a dark place, becoming able to give and receive love, are the personal stepping stones in relationship which will transform you into a better and better person. In good relationship you don't kind of change, you do change. Guaranteed, because good relationship breathes new identity into us, every time. That's what relationship is - the nature of life in us. My work is successful when you become more of the person you are supposed to be: a (real and true) person in (life-giving) relationship.


MarniGoldberg

Marni Goldberg, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Licensed Professional Cinical Counselor 7848 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

At times, life feels overwhelming and anxiety seems to take over our bodies and minds. These stressful times can feel isolating, but please know that you're not alone. Whether you, or your teen, experiences panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, difficulty adjusting to a new situation, or a similar life circumstance, there is relief out there.

It can be difficult to reach out for... Read More

At times, life feels overwhelming and anxiety seems to take over our bodies and minds. These stressful times can feel isolating, but please know that you're not alone. Whether you, or your teen, experiences panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, difficulty adjusting to a new situation, or a similar life circumstance, there is relief out there.

It can be difficult to reach out for help, but I have worked with many people who are suffering from the stress, anxiety, or depressive feelings that come up when the weight of life is coming down on your shoulders. I help my clients- whether teens, young adults, or young professionals- to understand themselves better and learn and practice coping skills to reduce or eliminate the troubling symptoms, and help them heal from the hurt they may have experienced in the past. I utilize a variety of techniques including helping you to understand your thoughts and behavior better (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and making adjustments to help change your perceptions and experiences of life. I teach my clients how to be more Mindful by being in the moment and letting things go more easily, and I encourage them to have more compassion for themselves. Sometimes you just need someone to listen to you and be there to support you. I would be honored to be able to be there for you.

I work best with teens, young adults, and families who are ready to take a look at what is not working for them, and be open to making some changes so that they can achieve more inner-peace, happiness, successful relationships, and quality of life.

I offer a direct, honest, warm, and compassionate approach to therapy. We will work together to explore your strengths and develop goals so that you can reach the level of functioning and life satisfaction that you desire.
Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation to see if I may be a good fit for you. I offer individual, group, and family therapy to meet your needs. I look forward to chatting with you soon!

LisaAuslander

Lisa Auslander, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive Suite A218, La Jolla, CA 92037

Within a warm and collaborative relationship, my clients experience profound growth by better understanding themselves and then making the choices they desire which result in the positive and long-lasting changes they are seeking. The process of therapy includes alleviation of emotional and psychological pain, learning new ways to respond to life’s challenges, gaining self-confidence,... Read More

Within a warm and collaborative relationship, my clients experience profound growth by better understanding themselves and then making the choices they desire which result in the positive and long-lasting changes they are seeking. The process of therapy includes alleviation of emotional and psychological pain, learning new ways to respond to life’s challenges, gaining self-confidence, identifying strengths and building on them and, finally, improving current relationships and developing new ones that support the new lives we are creating.

I have spent over 23 years providing not just direct services to clients but also training and supervising other clinicians including residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at UCSD School of Medicine

BrysonGreaves

Bryson Greaves, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 7946 Ivanhoe Ave, Suite 203, La Jolla, CA 92037

Hello and Welcome, my name is Bryson. Please take a moment to read a little about me and the work I feel so passionate about. I look forward to hearing from you.

Interpersonal relationships are powerful contributors to our overall health. Our intimate partner relationships, family relationships, work or peer relationships affect us in meaningful ways. When our relational lives are strong and... Read More

Hello and Welcome, my name is Bryson. Please take a moment to read a little about me and the work I feel so passionate about. I look forward to hearing from you.

Interpersonal relationships are powerful contributors to our overall health. Our intimate partner relationships, family relationships, work or peer relationships affect us in meaningful ways. When our relational lives are strong and connected we feel satisfied, empowered, hopeful, and more confident. When our relational lives are hurting, we feel anxious, sad, pained, frustrated, and left not knowing what to do to improve it. I work with my clients to address the heart of their stressors working toward tangible results with lasting effects. I work collaboratively & passionately to create a safe, responsive, and supportive environment to address your needs.

My practice centers around Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment informed therapies to help individuals, couples, and families address the core communication patterns that leave them feeling stuck and disconnected. In addition, I conduct research with Military Couples and help our Service men & women manage unique stressors in their lives.

My passion and expertise in couple, family, and individual therapy can help you grow, heal, and feel more connected in your relationships. Together we will address the core of your concerns, working with a sense of compassion and understanding. I welcome an opportunity to meet with you.

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