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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.

ShiraOretzky

Shira Oretzky, PhD

Clinical Psychologist 7946 Ivanhoe Ave. Suite 203, La Jolla, CA 92037

Dr. Shira A. Oretzky is a licensed clinical psychologist and sport psychologist whose career has spanned a variety of academic, intensive outpatient, and private clinical settings. She has worked at San Diego State University (SDSU), Counseling & Psychological Services for 11 years and is a liaison to SDSU Athletics. Dr. Oretzky has a private practice in La Jolla, California primarily focused on... Read More

Dr. Shira A. Oretzky is a licensed clinical psychologist and sport psychologist whose career has spanned a variety of academic, intensive outpatient, and private clinical settings. She has worked at San Diego State University (SDSU), Counseling & Psychological Services for 11 years and is a liaison to SDSU Athletics. Dr. Oretzky has a private practice in La Jolla, California primarily focused on working with children, adolescents, and young adults.

Her research on how yoga can improve depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms in young adults naturally led her to incorporate psychophysiology and a mind-body approach in her practice. Her training in sport psychology and work with athletes inspired Dr. Oretzky to co-found MindEdge, a sport and performance consulting company. She is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) and the co-chair of the SDPA Sport Psychology Committee. She is a member of the San Diego Sport Psychology Associates and Association for Applied Sport Psychology, through which she is currently completing certification. She has presented at various conferences and symposia including the American Psychological Association and her work has been featured in publication.

In addition to her local pursuits, Dr. Oretzky sailed around the world as a psychologist on Semester at Sea, a multi-country study abroad program for college students. She has lived and worked in Central America and has traveled extensively throughout South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This international experience brings a unique multicultural perspective to her work.

SteveAlper

Steve Alper, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker 9850 Genesee Avenue, Ste..520, La Jolla, CA 92037

Life is so much more than the constant stress and tension that comes with battling depression, anxiety, family stress, fears, dependencies, compulsions and loneliness. I would like to help you attain the joy, health, and vitality you would like to experience. Our work together would aid you in living the life you have always wanted, solving the challenges you face and bringing passion, resilience... Read More

Life is so much more than the constant stress and tension that comes with battling depression, anxiety, family stress, fears, dependencies, compulsions and loneliness. I would like to help you attain the joy, health, and vitality you would like to experience. Our work together would aid you in living the life you have always wanted, solving the challenges you face and bringing passion, resilience and personal power back to your life.

I offer over thirty-five years of experience doing therapy with individuals, couples and adolescents. I have developed numerous techniques and methods that have proven to be highly effective. My clients and I collaborate on treatment planning, goal setting and acknowledging progress. Clients are unique and so is the work we do together. I look forward to meeting you.

JenniferWarkentin

Jennifer Warkentin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 7817 Herschel Ave, Suite 202 , La Jolla, CA 92037

I work with individuals, couples, and families to help each person resolve problems, to create more satisfying relationships, and to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, couples conflict, substance abuse, eating disorders, chronic illness, and pre-marital issues, but I also have experience helping people through a wide range of other problems... Read More

I work with individuals, couples, and families to help each person resolve problems, to create more satisfying relationships, and to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, couples conflict, substance abuse, eating disorders, chronic illness, and pre-marital issues, but I also have experience helping people through a wide range of other problems that may be bothering them (please see "Services Provided" for more detailed information). My approach is mostly collaborative - I believe that my clients should have options when choosing what type of therapy treatment they feel is best for them. I also, when appropriate, will work closely with a client's healthcare providers as part of the treatment. This way, my clients have additional support as we work through challenges.

I absolutely love working as a therapist! Nothing gives me more satisfaction than saving a marriage, increasing the bonds of love between family members, or helping someone overcome an addictive pattern and find new meaning in his or her life.

KellieDelliColli

Kellie Delli Colli, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600, La Jolla, CA 92037

Are life challenges, stress, fear, worry, or physical symptoms interfering with your goals for work, school, relationships, physical, or spiritual well-being? Do you experience sadness, lack of motivation, problems concentrating, problems sleeping or eating, and decreased pleasure from activities you enjoy? Do you want to feel calm, present, positive, focused, and engaged in what is meaningful... Read More

Are life challenges, stress, fear, worry, or physical symptoms interfering with your goals for work, school, relationships, physical, or spiritual well-being? Do you experience sadness, lack of motivation, problems concentrating, problems sleeping or eating, and decreased pleasure from activities you enjoy? Do you want to feel calm, present, positive, focused, and engaged in what is meaningful to you? I specialize in treating people who experience panic attacks, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. I utilize an integrative approach consisting of mind (thoughts), brain, and body techniques to illuminate awareness and ability to challenge negative patterns.

I focus on the connection between your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, physical, and psychological symptoms. I will teach you the necessary skills to modify your thinking to change your mood. I incorporate brain mapping (QEEG), neurofeedback, and biofeedback to illuminate imbalances in your brainwaves and autonomic nervous system (calming / fight or flight).

You will train your mind, body and brain to function more efficiently and effectively to increase health and healing. You will explore current and past experiences to discover new ways of relating to yourself and others. You will work through difficulties by utilizing your strengths and practicing new coping skills.

NinaStark

Nina Stark, Psy.D, LCSW

Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker 3252 Holiday Court, Suite 101, La Jolla, CA 92037

One of the most important decisions you will make as you weigh your therapist options is selecting the most well-matched therapist for you. Only you can determine who that is. What I can do is describe what sets me apart so you can decide whether my blend of talent, expertise and experience is what you’re most seeking. With this in mind, consider the following:

- If you know you have... Read More

One of the most important decisions you will make as you weigh your therapist options is selecting the most well-matched therapist for you. Only you can determine who that is. What I can do is describe what sets me apart so you can decide whether my blend of talent, expertise and experience is what you’re most seeking. With this in mind, consider the following:

- If you know you have psychological work to do but aren’t particularly fond of the idea of being in therapy, I love to find solutions for people like you.

- If it’s important to you you to enjoy your therapy journey rather than feel dragged down by facing your challenges, we will get along great.

-If you will settle for nothing less than root cause solutions instead mere symptom management, that’s how I work.

-If you’re seeking a level of wisdom that simply isn’t available in a therapist who hasn’t been around the block quite a few times, I might well be the seasoned therapist you’re hoping to find.

-If you don’t take well to cookie-cutter approaches and instead want a fully individualized and customized plan for resolving your particular situation & goals, that aligns with your unique temperament, customization is the only way I work.

-If you’re wanting to work with a therapist whose toolbox ranges from conventional to integrative, and who is equipped to help you attain your goals in as thorough, deep and rapid a way as possible, we’re going to get along great.

More specifically, -if you want to finally stop spinning your wheels treating symptom after symptom, I combine state-of-the-art rapid treatment modalities with my extensive training and decades of experience in spotting the root cause of problems, to help you do just that. In addition providing this with adults, I also do this children all the way down to toddlers, as well as with parenting challenges.

-If Central or South American Spanish is your first language, I am not merely bilingual, I’m bi-cultural.

-If you have not gotten what you wanted from prior therapy or are skeptical that the journey can be worthwhile, I have a strong track record of doing particularly well with folks like that.

Finally, -If this combination of strengths matches what you’re looking for, let’s have a brief phone conversation so we can go our next step toward discovering whether we’re an ideal match.

LizaBoyer

Liza Boyer, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker 7132 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037

Welcome! You may be looking for a therapist because you are ready to make some changes, or you may be in distress. Either way, I believe that achieving or regaining personal happiness reflects an ability to change and grow. First, there is awareness and acknowledgment that one is ready, followed by the desire to find help to do so. The next step is finding the right therapist to assist with... Read More

Welcome! You may be looking for a therapist because you are ready to make some changes, or you may be in distress. Either way, I believe that achieving or regaining personal happiness reflects an ability to change and grow. First, there is awareness and acknowledgment that one is ready, followed by the desire to find help to do so. The next step is finding the right therapist to assist with personal growth.

If you choose to work with me, I will honor your decisions and choices. I have the ability to create a safe, confidential environment for you in my office, where we can explore the issues that are troubling you. We will work as a team.

I can assist you in reconnecting with your inner strengths, in transitioning through times of uncertainty, and improving your quality of life. We will identify the ways of coping that may not be working for you, and you will learn more helpful patterns of thinking and behavior. We will focus on confidence, self-esteem, and lasting skills, in order for you to attain a wider range of self-expression and satisfaction with your life and relationships.

My approach to therapy is caring, warm, and authentic. We’ll set new goals together, and find the ways to achieve them. My focus is solution-oriented, and I employ a variety of widely-researched and effective therapeutic approaches to achieve success in our work. My process is growth-oriented and strengths-based, and it is built on years of specialized training and successful experience with my clients.

I can offer you a complimentary telephone consultation prior to making an appointment, so please call me at: 858-243-0940, or email me through the Contact form in the links above to see if I’m the therapist that you’ve been hoping to meet. I look forward to hearing from you!

NancyCapers

Nancy Capers, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , La Jolla , CA 92037

For over twenty years I have been assisting individuals and couples create better lives for themselves and their families. I believe that through insight, understanding our motives, and positive behavioral changes people experience the healing they deserve. By offering a trusting and nurturing relationship with me, my clients feel free to face their concerns and begin the healing they need.... Read More

For over twenty years I have been assisting individuals and couples create better lives for themselves and their families. I believe that through insight, understanding our motives, and positive behavioral changes people experience the healing they deserve. By offering a trusting and nurturing relationship with me, my clients feel free to face their concerns and begin the healing they need.

YanonVolcani

Yanon Volcani, PhD

Clinical Psychologist 1224 Prospect St, Suite 110, La Jolla, CA 92037

Since 1982 I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist In California focusing on children, adolescent and adult psychological assessment and treatment. Much of my work has been in the area of divorce helping children navigate the complexities of their experience and helping parents co-parent effectively. At times I have served as a Parenting Coordinator, consultant to attorneys, and as a... Read More

Since 1982 I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist In California focusing on children, adolescent and adult psychological assessment and treatment. Much of my work has been in the area of divorce helping children navigate the complexities of their experience and helping parents co-parent effectively. At times I have served as a Parenting Coordinator, consultant to attorneys, and as a consultant in custody evaluations and the reunification process. I use a variety of highly effective psychological treatments designed specifically for each person I work with and believe in a team approach to solving problems and improving life for my clients.

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.

My... Read More

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.

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