Find a Therapist in El Cajon, California.

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Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to El Cajon.

Brief therapy focused on solutions to help reduce anxiety, fears, worry, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, stress and obsessing. While understanding the past and the 'why' of having anxiety, fears, or even phobias may help, what really makes recovery effective is learning new skills for relaxation, new ways to think productively, and the lifestyle behaviors that reduce stress and anxiety. My 23 years of working with these problems and the associated depression that often follows with anxiety and the major clinical research agree that cognitive - behavioral therapy works. I use a variety of tools to help you get relief and overcome fears, anxiety, worry, and depression.

Relate Therapy Center, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Relate Therapy Center, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92116 - Nearby to El Cajon.

At Relate Therapy Center, we are experts in providing psychotherapy to help people heal from the pain and struggles they are facing. We specialize in providing relational therapy to help people make sense of the complex and complicated struggles they are facing. We offer support and guidance to help you find healing and to improve your life and relationships.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to El Cajon.

My approach to psychotherapy involves both traditional and cutting-edge techniques in an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and collaboration. The relationship can be an important source of healing along with the use of a wide range of tools to improve coping skills and build resources. Having a safe space to talk about your feelings and focus on your life is powerful. In addition, I use techniques that help you move through stuck places more quickly. We all have had negative events in our lives that have affected us and have caused stuck patterns and beliefs. There is a way out with the techniques I use such as EMDR and EFT. You can let go of the past and move on. I am here to help.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Psychotherapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to El Cajon.

Psychotherapy is a process of a therapist working directly with you, most often talking together, in a way that helps relieve anxiety, depression, compulsions, phobias, and other mental health concerns. There are a wide range of techniques used. I use some of the most researched and proven methods - Cognitive Psychotherapy and Mindful Awareness. Essentially this is a way of teaching you how to better understand you thoughts and feelings, and to train your mind to work differently, in a way that allows you to be at your best - more happy, at peace, and more effective in you life.

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T
Psychotherapist

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92128 - Nearby to El Cajon.

I approach each client with understanding, empathy, and acceptance. People face a variety of issues that can be challenging to overcome. I believe that each client possesses the skills and abilities to work through their struggles and look to see the best in my clients. I am uniquely gifted to walk with you on your journey towards wholeness, healing, and joy. Call for an appointment today!

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Psychotherapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92121 - Nearby to El Cajon.

Dr. Peck specializes in science-based psychotherapies that are proven to work! If you have a particular issue that you would like to target, Dr. Peck uses advanced behavioral methods to track and target behaviors so that you know you are making progress. This scientific approach is delivered with compassion and a deep commitment to honor and assist clients through their individual journey. As clients learn to leave behind what no longer serves them, deep insight and a new path is discovered.

Dennis Harris, MFT
Psychotherapist

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to El Cajon.

The word psychotherapy means healing for the soul. Sometimes your soul can use some care when difficult circumstances bring a lot of stress on you. You can find yourself making choices and acting in ways that are ineffective or hurtful to yourself or others. That’s when psychotherapy can help you manage your thoughts and emotions so they help you get through hard times. In those times it’s easy to lose perspective and a coach who listens and provides guidance can be very helpful to assist you in getting your life back on track.

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW
Psychotherapist

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to El Cajon.

Providing a safe non-judgmental place the therapeutically process your thoughts, feelings and life challenges, is one of the greatest benefits of therapy. As you talk through your challenges, I will help you discover your strengths and ability that is already within you. I will help you identify your true feelings and work through them in a healthy compassionate setting.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to El Cajon.

The process of therapy is and should be tailored to each individual's life experience. Research shows that clients in therapy, who seek assistance to deal with a whole range of issues, challenges, thoughts, and emotions, can experience a positive benefit. In our collaborative work, we will complete a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, where we look at many life factors that may be contributing to those challenges for which therapy is being considered. After an assessment, we will have a clearer idea of core values, possible goals and many ideas on designing a flexible plan that is easy to understand and use to bring about the transformation desired.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Psychotherapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to El Cajon.

I provide brief solutions-focused psychotherapy to help clients assess personal and professional functioning, clarify goals, and strengthen social and emotional skills. I specialize in brief online relationship counseling. Online counseling allows clients to seek help as needed, engage in therapy at a schedule that's convenient to them, and keep their counselor as they progress through life. I work with LGBTQ and hetero clients on individual, couple, and alternative relationship concerns. Clients explore issues that impact their professional and personal relationships, including communication, power dynamics, and intimacy. I accept US$ and cryptocurrencies.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to El Cajon.

I have a comprehensive approach to therapy that includes a person's psychological, biological, social, and spiritual being. My focus is on internal dynamics as well as what is influencing a person in the environment. I view people as having strengths that can be utilized both internally and externally. Therapy is a collaboration between the therapist and the client who work together to foster change and healing.

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT
Psychotherapist

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92103 - Nearby to El Cajon.

My general approach to the therapeutic process can be understood in the image of a tree that bears fruit. Perhaps you are unhappy with some aspects of your life (the fruit). It may be unhelpful thinking patterns, relationship issues, emotional that seem out of control, physical symptoms, etc. This "fruit" may be telling you that some healing is needed at the root level of the tree (you). The roots represent beliefs you have about yourself, others, and your world. My role is to guide the process of discovering the beliefs that are resulting in bad "fruit". Together we can work towards healing the roots so that your tree produces healthy fruit.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to El Cajon.

As human beings, we are wired for healing and growth. In the context of a safe, warm, attuned therapeutic relationship we can face emotions and situations that seem too overwhelming to face alone. My style is collaborative, respectful, and works in the 'here and now' with a belief in the human capacity for transforming difficult situations into opportunities for growth. Psychotherapy can help you connect with yourself and others, develop resilience to handle life's challenges, and assist you in navigating life's transitions.



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El Cajon is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 14.48 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Cajon is 103,679 people with 32,564 households and a median annual income of $45,925. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for El Cajon, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in El Cajon, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around El Cajon may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local El Cajon public health department.