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Dennis Harris, MFT
Psychotherapist

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Psychotherapist

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Because I work with clients regarding a variety of issues; my first goal in therapy is to discuss what is bringing you into treatment and what you hope to gain from your time with a therapist. Together, we will develop a plan for how to work on the issue you are seeking to address. My training includes therapies such as : DBT, CBT, EMDR, and compassion focused therapy to name a few. I believe in getting to the root of the issue and exploring what therapeutic intervention would be the best fit to meet your needs. It is possible to experience a positive change when going to therapy.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Psychotherapist

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner

Available for Online Therapy

I work with an entire person--the mind, emotions, body, spirit, relationships. I offer an alternative approach to traditional psychotherapy because sometimes we are stuck beyond our thoughts. I believe we are often stuck beyond how we think about something, but by how our body holds and remembers the experiences. After all, we feel the anxiety in our chest, shoulders or stomach. When we are depressed, we struggle to move, sleep, concentrate etc. I work to remove the block from wherever it is stuck. My clients come to me after years of ineffective therapy. They are looking for more than talking about their struggles or identifying how they think about them in favor of a change in living.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

At A Place of Growth we provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults of all ages. The process of psychotherapy and finding the correct modality is important. We have top therapists that have been trained to provide you treatment in order for your success as you continue to make growth through your current stressors. Please contact us to begin scheduling appointments.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92118 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

Evidence-based psychotherapy can greatly benefit clients suffering with a wide range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, stress, trauma, and other big life challenges. My approach to psychotherapy is always evidence-based and collaborative. I take pride in my integrity in only offering my services to clients whom I feel confident I can help; and I am passionate about finding creative ways to tailor proven methods to fit my clients' unique needs. With the right "fit" between the therapist and client, psychotherapy can be very effective in helping clients make lasting and meaningful changes.

Richard Brouillette, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92108 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

I can help you adjust to the online experience so that you feel like we're together in the same room. I think you'll see it really helps. We are all having our coping skills triggered during the coronavirus crisis. Stress forces us into modes of finding comfort that may not be the healthiest for us. Schema therapy is uniquely placed to help build new coping skills exactly when you are feeling stress and fear. Schema therapy is the exciting result of what happens when therapists put together “what works” in therapy from many different schools of thought and approaches. I originally started training with it when I wanted to improve outcomes for my clients in a shorter period of time.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Psychotherapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC
Psychotherapist

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92101 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Psychotherapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

The word "psychotherapy" can be a confusing term. Essentially psychotherapy is another way to say counseling or therapy. In the therapy process, I assist clients in identifying how their thoughts impact their emotions and feelings which ultimately influence their choices and actions. I work with clients in developing ways to manage their thought patterens so they can better understand why they behave and feel the way they do. Once the client has a clear understanding of their issues, they can more effectively develop realistic and practical goals that will help them make the desired changes.

John Boesky
Psychotherapist

John Boesky

In 92116 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Psychotherapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92154 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

In laymen's terms, psychotherapy is the opportunity to talk about and process your problems or challenges with a trained therapist. Sometimes, we don't need someone to try to fix our problems for us, which is what most of our friends try to do when we talk about them. Sometimes we need someone who will listen and be a sounding board so we can think through and process for ourselves. I want to support you with your goals and your needs and we can make a therapy plan (psychotherapy or other types) that you feel will best suit your needs. Most importantly, I provide that safe environment for you to be able to be vulnerable, talk about, and process whatever is on your heart and in your mind.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Psychotherapist

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

Psychotherapy is one of the areas that I specialize in. Using a psychoanalysis technique called "bodywork" I can help the individual discover connections of present symptoms and feelings with past experiences. Bodywork allows the individual to experience the affect or body sensations of their presenting problem and connect them with the corresponding emotions. Bodywork can also show where the genesis of the presenting problem lies in their past experiences. A break-through happens when the individual discovers these patterns and understands the present problem is connected to root issue that has not been dealt with and needs to be processed in order for growth and healing to occur.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative in that I work with my clients to unearth dysfunctional patterns of behaving or relating that are keeping them from the fulfilling lives and/or relationships they seek. As a solutions-focused psychotherapist I use complementary therapy approaches and techniques to teach clients new skills, increase understanding and insight, and build healthier lifestyle habits that are customized to address their unique therapy goals. My clients are encouraged to practice these new behaviors and ways of thinking between sessions so that the changes they make through our work together produce more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Psychotherapist

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

ACT (pronounced "Act", aka Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is an evidenced based practice of learning how to observe and be with your thoughts, identify your feelings, and take committed action toward the things that are most important you. It's a form of psychotherapy that is often used sparingly by therapists as the training and practice encourages the therapist to experience the benefits of ACT for themselves. Know that many of the practices and skills we learn will be ones I've used myself and aren't robotic, rote, clinical mumbo jumbo.

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Psychotherapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92121 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

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.


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Imperial Beach is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 4.16 square miles and a water area of 0.32 square miles.  The population of Imperial Beach is 27,408 people with 9,014 households and a median annual income of $46,659. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Imperial Beach, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Imperial Beach, 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach public health department.