Find a Therapist in La Mesa, California.

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Gretchen J. Penner, ASW
Psychotherapist

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to La Mesa.

If you are struggling in life or feeling stuck and wanting to change, I offer a place for you to explore, gain insight, and experience growth and healing. I help people to identify negative patterns in their lives and in their relationships -- and then I help them to change those patterns. In the words of the Serenity Prayer, I help people have 'the serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the courage to change the things they can, and the wisdom to know the difference.'

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT
Psychotherapist

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92103 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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 La Mesa.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Mesa.

My psychotherapy approach relies on a personal growth model that is client-centered. I focus on client needs and utilize approaches that will result in desired change. The goal is to empower clients by teaching them skills and strategies that will allow them to have victory over their concerns and to have a meaningful existence. My objective is to teach clients to be proactive about their lives, self-sufficient and establish a healthy interdependence. It is my intention that clients increase their self-confidence and self-efficacy to attain their fullest potential and lead enriching lives.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Psychotherapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Some people seek psychotherapy for their anxiety, others for difficulty managing the memories from a traumatic event, and still others because they can’t see a way to make their relationship good again. There is hope and healing in psychotherapy. Whatever you are struggling with, I welcome the opportunity to help you through it. Please give me a call so we can talk about how I can help.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Psychotherapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Psychotherapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Psychotherapy can provide the skills and support you need to move forward in your life, to find your way through difficult and painful transitions, to reduce disturbing symptoms that prevent you from living your life in joy, peace and connection, to be the creative person you were once were or want to be, to happily relate to others in your life, to live a peaceful life free of overwhelming stresses, to overcome addictive behavior that sabotages careers, relationships and life satisfaction, to learn healthy sleep patterns that research is indicating is so crucial to good health, to reconnect to or develop a spiritual life, to live life with compassion, and to enjoy life.



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La Mesa is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mesa is 60,089 people with 23,785 households and a median annual income of $54,667. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for La Mesa, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in La Mesa is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your La Mesa therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local La Mesa public health department.