Find a Therapist in Imperial Beach, California.

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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.

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.

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 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.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

Psychotherapy can be an intimidating process to start. Beginning work with me, I will ease your concerns, guide you through the steps required to work though your particular problem, and give you actionable steps to take along the way. The first step is making sure we are a good fit and that you are comfortable to go deeper into your current stressors. Let's start with a free consultation to discuss your needs and formulate a plan to get you back to feeling good.

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.

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.

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.

Stephanie Sandoval, MA
Psychotherapist

Stephanie Sandoval, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to Imperial Beach.

Welcome. Glad you are here! Come as you are. Therapy can be an adventure. Explore a deeper part of yourself and your history. Learn how to effectively manage painful thoughts and feelings. Create a better relationship with yourself and others. Your feelings matter, your mind matters, your mental health matters. I am passionate about supporting clients on their own journeys of self-exploration, reflection and development through talk therapy. I have an accepting, creative and empathic style and offer a relational model to help clients explore their inner selves. I will meet you wherever you’re at in life and provide a safe, therapeutic environment for health, healing, and recovery.

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.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Psychotherapist

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships! more info in my bio - FREE INTRO NIGHTS & video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBi2tmxQunQ Psychotherapy can be an incredibly powerful tool for improving many different areas of ones life. Clients can overcome depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, work issues, lack of self-esteem, grief, anger & so much more. Understanding how to get from these challenges to a better place is no easy task. Utilizing the education & experience of a therapist can help you understand what happened in your childhood that's affecting you now, how your brain got wired & how you can change it, how you can calm yourself and provide much needed self-empathy:)

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy is not anything to be scared of, or intimidated about. Seeking out a therapist or being in therapy isn't an admission of weakness or some kind of character flaw. Therapy is a collaborative process and a partnership with someone who is trained in and experienced with facilitating personal growth. And in this process, you are in the driver's seat. Our minds and emotions and relationships involve complicated machinery just like our bodies do and in the same way a medical doctor helps you stay physically healthy, Psychotherapy is designed to help you be and stay mentally and socially strong, and continually in a position to take on life's many challenges as your best self.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Psychotherapist

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

As an integrative psychotherapist, my style of practice is eclectic, multifaceted, and tailored to your own needs. With a foundation in depth psychotherapy, I blend mindful self-compassion, parts-work (Internal Family Systems/IFS), as well as humanistic and relational approaches to facilitate your healing process. We will work towards building insight and bringing to consciousness elements of your experience that may have remained hidden, or obstructed, yet continue to often show up in undermining ways in your day-to-day experience. By building insight, we learn and cultivate new ways to respond to life, instead of coming from a place of reaction.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91942 - 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.

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.

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.


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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.