Professional Counseling in San Diego, CA

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Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Rakefet

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


My approach to therapy is very warm, caring, and straight forward. As a psychologist with over 20 years experience, I am trained in a wide range of treatment modalities that address your unique needs most effectively. I work in a collaborative way to achieve results.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jonathan

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


PRACTICAL HELP. RESULTS ORIENTED. 30 years of professional experience with Couples and Individual Adults. Married 30 years. Author, 'Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex and Women Don't Get Enough Love.' Let's work together so you can have a happier life.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Relationships
  • PreMarital
  • Marriage
  • Divorce

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Shirley

845 Fort Stockton drive, San Diego, CA 92103


My expertise in treating anxiety disorders for 20+ years will finally help you overcome your anxiety problems--panic, social anxiety, OCD, etc. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindful and Compassion-Focussed therapy for a supportive, targeted path to recovery.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • stress and anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety (GAD)
  • Fear of flying, bridges, roads,
  • Relationship, couple counseling
  • Stress-related Medical issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety and Depression
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Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Vangie

2214 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


HAVE QUESTIONS or CONCERNS about your/your child's EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE? I provide culturally compassionate services that empower both students and parents to navigate the education system and to achieve emotional wellness during times of educationally transition.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations
  • Academic Evaluations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Gifted Education
  • College Accommodations
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Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Mary

5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, CA 92116


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Self-Esteem/Empowerment
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Relationships and Intimacy
  • Personal and Spiritual Growth
  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Women's Issues
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
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Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Dr. Nikki

4080 Centre Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103


Everyone experiences emotional pain at some point in life. It is inevitable. With over 10 years of counseling experience, I offer a safe and caring space for you to address your concerns. Let me walk with you on your journey toward healing and wholeness. There is HOPE.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Stillbirth loss
  • Infant loss
  • Miscarriage
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Abortion guilt

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759
Phone & Email:  Contact Tami

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92131


Do you feel distant & emotionally disconnected from your partner? Do you long to have a stronger connection? Are there hurts that seem to go unresolved? I help couples understand their negative patterns & learn to create a more secure, connected, & loving relationship.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Recovery From Infidelity/Affairs
  • Couples & Pre-Marital Issues
  • Family and Individual therapy
  • Couples Intensives - 2 or 3 day
  • Sexual Compulsivity & Addiction
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Relational Issues

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Peter

12625 High Bluff Dr., Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92130


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety And Fears
  • Depression And Sadness
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Test Anxiety & Performance
  • Sleep Problems
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Melonie Gale, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC(WA), NCC

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Melonie

3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92103


~ Over 25 years Experience ~ Choosing the right Counselor for you is as important to your therapy as your motivation to change and grow. Melonie Gale can quickly and effectively get to the heart of your issues and patterns giving you choice to change and grow.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Relationship Issues, All Kinds
  • Depression Issues
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Pattern Changing
  • Couples Therapsy
  • Family Of Origin Issues

Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Phone & Email:  Contact Rachel

2121 5th Ave. Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92101


Have you lost your passion for life? Fear and anxiety holding you back? Unresolved grief standing in your way? There is hope. I help clients understand their lives and their goals more clearly. Together we can create a path for healing.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Creative Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth
  • Improved Self-Confidence
  • Communication Skills

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Related Sites:
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

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in San Diego. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in San Diego and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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