Marlene Haley, MEd, MCC

Careers You Love, Inc. Designated Master Career Counselor

Location: 402 West Broadway, Suite 400, San Diego 92101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Marlene.
Career CounselingCareer Testing & Evaluation
Certified Career CoachProfessional Resume Writer
Executive & ProfessionalsBusiness Coach

Do you want to find a career you love, make a difference and earn high income? I provide holistic career counseling and coaching services, and over the past 20 years I've successfully assisted thousands of professionals identify careers that are fulfilling.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego 92116
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Self-Esteem/EmpowermentDepression/Anxiety
Relationships and IntimacyPersonal and Spiritual Growth
Grief/Loss/BereavementTrauma/Abuse/PTSD
Women's IssuesPregnancy/Postpartum Issues

I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to the relationship is warmth, caring, and a gentle and compassionate presence.

Lorna Hecht, MFT

Couples, Family and Individual Therapist

Location: 591 Camino De La Reina, Suite 918, San Diego 92108
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CouplesIndividuals
FamilyLifecycle Changes
AnxietyParenting
Family ConflictDepression

In therapy, you set your goals for treatment. I will offer ideas based on my understanding of what is effective and helpful and coach you on ways to move forward. Whatever your personal situation, it's to be expected that at some point in life you might need help movi

Sarah Ray, Psy.D., QME

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 7851 Mission Center Court, Suite 300, San Diego 92108
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Chronic PainDepression
Women's IssuesAnxiety
Psychological EvaluationsTrauma/PTSD
Personal GrowthPOST, AME, QME & IME Evaluations

The purpose of our work together is to help you live a healthier, happier, and more meaningful life. I am not here to tell you what to do or how to live your life, but to assist you in creating the life that you desire - in a way that works for you.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Psychologist Assistant

Location Near Therapist: San Diego, CA
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Individual/ Marital/ FamilySexual abuse and addictions
Obsessions and CompulsionsPTSD/ Trauma
Grief and LossUnwanted Same Sex Attraction
Christian CounselingDepression/ Anxiety

Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. I will help you heal and overcome these wounds and help you achieve your goals so you can live a more free, joyful, authentic and assertive life.

Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: San Diego, CA
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Relationship IssuesDepression
AnxietyMarital Conflict
Anger ManagementBehavioral Issues
Family Conflict

Dr. Wendt provides couseling to those dealing with painful emotional and behavioral issues using a cognitive/behavioral and family systems approach to help enhance and enrich one's sense of well-being in relation to self and others.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 12625 High Bluff Dr., Suite 104, San Diego 92130
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Lambrou.
Anxiety And FearsDepression And Sadness
Stress ManagementWeight Loss
Test Anxiety & PerformanceSleep Problems

I focus on dealing directly with your problem or concern and helping you resolve it as quickly as possible. This brief-therapy model is cost-effective and time-efficient so you can get on with your life productively. I care about helping you live well and feel great.

Baya Mebarek, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist

Location: 11772 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 157, San Diego 92121
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Mebarek.
Couples CounselingFamily Therapy
Anxiety & Stress TherapyCounseling Children & Teenagers
Treatment Of DepressionClinical Hypnosis
RelationshipTherapyGrief Therapy

I am committed and focused on helping you develop effective strategies to deal with and overcome your problems or concerns as quickly as possible. I am passionate about helping you create healthy relationships. Life can be challenging but you can live it well and fully!

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location: 12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego 92130
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Drecun.
Depression/AnxietyCouple Counseling
HypnotherapySubstance Abuse
Children/AdolescentsLife Coaching
Career AssessmentsSex Therapy

Dr. Drecun is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion in assisting individuals in reaching their fullest potential.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A.

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Location: 3160 Camino del Rio South, Suite 304, San Diego 92108
Fast Contact: Email or Call Roxanne.
TraumaGrief And Loss
Life TransitionsAnxiety And Depression
Identity And Self-EsteemParenting/Family Issues
Crisis Intervention

"I am passionate about providing therapy that meets your particular needs in an environment of safety, respect and trust. I will work with you toward making purposeful changes in yourself and in your relationships."


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City of San Diego
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy San Diego California

Counseling Poway, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Santee, Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Ramona, Coronado, Del Mar

San Diego is located along the coast in Southern California bordering along Mexico. With over 1.2 million people it is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest in the continental U.S. San Diego has a Mediterranean climate and is home to numerous military facilities. The economy is comprised of computer sciences, agriculture, defense related manufacturing, financial services, and tourism. One of the largest draws to San Diego is Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, which see thousands of visitors a month. European settlers first discovered San Diego in 1499. It was incorporated as a city of the United States in 1850,1 with a significant naval presence developing in the early 1900s to protect the border with Mexico. The military has continued to have a strong influence in this area to the present day. In the past twenty years, San Diego has been undergoing an urban renewal, developing the city with skyscrapers, five star hotels, restaurants, and boutiques.

Mental Health in San Diego

San Diego has had an ongoing problem with suicide. While rates in the first part of the 2000s were 20 percent lower than in the first part of the 1990s, in recent years the suicide rate has begun to rise again.2 Veterans of the armed forces have specific issues that raise their risk of taking their own life, and with well over 230,000 veterans living in San Diego County,3 there is a high need for specialized treatment.

The San Diego County Division of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is an excellent resource for San Diego citizens who are in need of mental health care support. BHS offers a wide variety of programs and services for children, adults, and families at dozens of locations throughout San Diego. Prevention, treatment, and intervention services aim to help individuals live happy, healthy lives. For more information about BHS's programs or to get a referral, call 1-888-724-7240.4

Current Initiatives

Live Well San Diego is a 10-year health initiative organized by over 50 San Diego County departments. By garnering widespread public and private support, the goal of the program is to bring awareness to the root causes of physical and mental illness and address the rising cost of health care. Protecting community members from all forms of abuse is a primary undertaking of the project. Additionally, the program seeks to educate the public about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. The wellness and prevention component of the Affordable Care Act fits nicely into the overall goals of the program.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014). San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
2. County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. (2011). Suicide in San Diego County 2000-2009. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/documents/CHS-SuicideReport_2011.pdf
3. United States Census Bureau. (2014). Community Facts - San Diego County, California. Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
4. County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/
5. California Health Line. (2014). San Diego County's 10-Year Public Health Initiative Shows Early Progress. Retrieved from http://www.californiahealthline.org/insight/2013/san-diego-countys-10-year-public-health-initiative-shows-early-progress