Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Lakeside, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Lakeside, California.


Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety and stress are prevalent and uncomfortable conditions that can be treated. Constant worry, tension and fear create havoc in the day to day life of an anxious person. The correct combination of stress reduction techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and emotional release contributes to a reduction in the symptoms of Agoraphobia, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. New understanding and behavioral patterns can release you from the painful cycle of anxiety and depression. An eye of the storm exists in every situation and therapy can help you find this peaceful place. I specialize in individualized treatment approaches that can free you from fear.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92130 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety can take away your personal power at the most important moments and start to have too much control over your behavior. Over time, chronic stress can break down a healthy view of yourself. Starting from our first session, I will support your understanding of anxiety, its biological effects, and its impact on your relationships. I will support you to build on developing insight and develop habits that support anxiety and stress reduction. At the end of therapy, you will have a clear plan for sustained control over anxiety and chronic stress. I'm reachable through phone for a free 20-minute consultation to further discuss your needs and answer any questions about my therapy approach.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91942 - Nearby to Lakeside.

A little anxiety or stress can be good for us. It motivates us to get to our work done, to study for an exam, or to help us recognize we are overwhelmed and need to slow down. When anxiety is problematic, it creates an unhealthy sense of well-being and it interferes with daily living. Because there are different forms of anxiety, and because often anxiety can occur with depression, I work with individuals to assess what kind of anxiety they may be experiencing, and then focus holistically on not only managing the symptoms of anxiety, but also gaining a better awareness of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of anxiety.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety as often been referred to as worry gone out of control. When anxiety gets to high levels it can be very debilitating making it very difficult to function at home, work and interpersonal relationships. Anxiety can also result in panic attacks in which a person may feel like they are going to shut down. I assist clients in identifying triggers to their anxiety and developing strategies to successfully cope. I help the client understand how their thought patterns directly influcence their feelings of anxiety. I than assist the client in learning how to better manage thought patterns and adopt thought patterns that lead to increased feelings of calmness and self-control.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety and Stress can be overwhelming and can feel debilitating and make it difficult to work through our daily commitments. Through therapy, we can learn coping skills that will assist you in better handling your anxiety and stress as you navigate through daily stressors. We can work with you on building a toolbox of skills to assist you in making progress.

Jessiline Berry
Anxiety Counselor

Jessiline Berry

Available for Online Therapy

To the extent that irritability and hypervigilance are symptomatic of underlying trauma, I use an integrative approach to treating anxiety and stress. Talk therapy is incredibly useful in helping change your thoughts, but you cannot talk your way out of feeling; you can only feel your way out of feeling. When anxiety and stress are robbing you of the ability to feel embodied and present for your life, it can be difficult to manage interpersonal relationships, sexual vitality, work obligations, career ambitions, and even physical health. By reducing anxiety and stress, you can be intentional about finding ways to thrive in all areas of your life.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Lakeside.

While mild anxiety is a normal part of our everyday lives, it can sometimes be paralyzing, and undermine your work, your relationships, and your ability to interact in the world. That's when you need help. Psychotherapy for anxiety can take a variety of forms: Psychodynamic Therapy - to vent, release, and understand the highly charged emotions that cause your suffering. Cognitive Therapy - to change irrational thoughts to calming ones. Mindful Awareness - to train you to hold calm while observing uncomfortable feelings. Physiological Interventions - to release stress by increasing serotonin levels in your body. Working together, we will choose the best approach for your situation.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Anxiety Counselor

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Like most issues that people experience today, anxiety and stress can be caused by un-resolved trauma in one's past. Trauma can leave a wound when it has not been processed and resolved. This wound, when not delt with, can lead to other issues including anxiety and stress. An effective way to treat anxiety and stress is to look at and deal with unresolved trauma in the individuals past and present. An effective way to deal with trauma is through the technique called EMDR. I am trained through the EMDR Institute and have helped individuals heal the wounds left by their trauma experiences. When this occurs, the stress and anxiety can subside and the individual feels better.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92121 - Nearby to Lakeside.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92154 - Nearby to Lakeside.

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

Brian Jones, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I begin by understanding how you experience anxiety/stress because how you experience them is unique for you. Then we begin to increase your tolerance for how you experience anxious/stressful thoughts, feelings, memories, and/or situations. This is necessary so the anxiety/stress stops being an overwhelming experience that interferes and gets in the way of your life. It's crucial to be able to become more comfortable when you experience anxiety/stress because they're a part life. The problem is the distressing and limiting to debilitating effect they have on you. As you learn to be able to do this, you will begin to experience more peacefulness, calm, hope, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Lakeside.

If you suffer from unmanageable stress, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, a difficulty to relax or release your worries, you may experiencing stress and anxiety. You can live free of distress, anxiety or fear. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders or stress-management, research shows that therapy is the most effective option. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your stress, worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to successfully manage stress, overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Anxiety Counselor

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92109 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Dr. Peck is trained in evidence-based models of treatment for anxiety and stress disorders. The good news about anxiety and stress is that there are treatments that have been rigorously studied and are proven to be effective! Unfortunately, not all providers treating these common issues are using the most effective treatments. Dr. Peck can provide education on how anxiety develops, and equip you with a toolbox of coping strategies that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress disorders. Treatments include: Biofeedback, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Exposure and response prevention (a component of cognitive-behavioral therapy), and Coping Cat (children and teens).

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Learn effective ways to observe and manage your anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If you are struggling with overwhelm in your daily life, overthinking seemingly small decisions or have underlying anxious feelings that you're sick of being there, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) can help. I'm unique from others who practice ACT because I don't treat it as simply "learning coping skills." ACT is an approach to living your fullest life and walking, proudly, with your values leading the way.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety and stress are part of living in our busy world. When your anxious thoughts and fears seem overwhelming and are impacting your life in negative ways, therapy can help. I create a warm, engaged, and supportive atmosphere where your experiences can be understood and accepted. Using a holistic approach that includes body-based mindfulness and stress reduction strategies, we can work together to help you get back to living a life that brings joy and meaning.

Lisa Saldana, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Stress and Anxiety is a challenge that many of us are faced with. There are many of life's difficulties that are too big to face alone. Therapy can help you develop an awareness of what you feel, why you feel that way and what your triggers are. We can work together to determine how you might change your reaction to them. Coping skills and techniques will be discussed to help manage stress and anxiety. Deep breathing techniques, mindful meditation practices and exploring sleep and eating habits help to manage stress.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92118 - Nearby to Lakeside.

I provide personalized, accessible, and effective evidence-based psychotherapy to clients struggling to cope with anxiety and stress. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with the right therapist has been found to be effective in relieving a variety of symptoms of anxiety, including excessive worry, nervousness, restlessness, sleep difficulty, muscle tension, and more. Although CBT cannot erase stress from happening, when tailored to your unique needs and goals, it can improve confidence in your ability to cope with a wide range of stressors as they come about.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Anxiety Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93065 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Are you worried about things going out of your control? Do you experience overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks? Are you obsessed about someone or something that is driving you crazy? I can help you find the roots of your fears, worries and anxieties, identify destructive patterns, work through inner conflicts, and move on to peace, and a calm state of mind that you deserve.

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92103 - Nearby to Lakeside.

I specialize in treating people's anxiety, stress, panic attacks, OCD, social, & generalized anxieties, etc. Since I overcame a fear of flying, I understand the complexity of your disorder and also have the professional knowledge to help you. With a combination of research-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness & Compassion Focused CBT, together we will target your specific problems in a collaborative way. I have co-authored several published books specifically devoted to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders to aid you on your path. I welcome your call anytime and together, we can help you regain control of your life!

Jonathan Kramer, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Anxiety and stress can be cooled and calmed down, if you know how. As a results-oriented, practical psychologist with 30 years of experience, I can help you more clearly understand the sources your stress and anxiety, know what to do about them, and gain greater control over them. My multi-faceted approach works with your mind, body, actions and relationships. It's possible to be calmer and have greater control. Let's work together to help you have greater control, comfort and calmness.

Tanya Dantus, MFT, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Tanya Dantus, MFT, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Lakeside.

Somatic Experiencing & the other somatic psychology techniques are excellent at supporting individuals at recognizing & releasing the anxiety & stress they hold in their bodies & minds. So many of us walk around in so much anxiety & stress, we are not even fully functional or efficient in our lives. Let me support you in having the right awareness & tools to truly show up with clarity in your life to make grounded, centered decisions. Let's get started.


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Lakeside is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 6.89 square miles and a water area of 0.38 square miles.  The population of Lakeside is 21,079 people with 7,297 households and a median annual income of $62,894. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lakeside, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Lakeside are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lakeside public health department.