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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Diego, California

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 or 877-606-6161.


Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

7840 Mission Center Court, Suite 102, San Diego, California

Psychotherapy is a broad term that can encompass many different types of treatment. My approach is patient centered and based on both psycho-dynamic and systemic principles. My style is direct and transparent and I emphasize the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. The therapy may be oriented to crisis intervention and/or personal growth depending upon what the client's needs require.


Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, California

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.


Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, California

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.


Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mission Valley, Hillcrest and Mission Hills, San Diego, California

My approach to psychotherapy is to be open, honest, and caring. I provide a safe and confidential space to explore the challenges in your life. I help you see the strengths you naturally have, and manage the areas that are not working as well. We collaboratively explore your current needs, while developing tools that will help support you in the future.


Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

My approach to therapy is warm, caring and straight-forward. As a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I specialize in helping my clients overcome depression and anxiety, increase self esteem, work through grief and develop healthy relationships. I am results oriented. My goal is to help you start feeling better as soon as possible.


Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy or counseling is an essential tool to provide individuals, couples or family groups who may have been in conflict, discord or even crisis to a new level of resolve and ideally into a functioning working relationship with restored possibilities of effective communications and an integration of new responses and new relationship insight and responsibility. Counseling an psychotherapy are meant to help a person see themselves and the world around them in a manner which can provide them with valuable insights, awareness and useful life tools which will lead to effective and successful behaviors, personal contentment and greater possible happiness.


Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

12625 High Bluff Dr., Suite 104, San Diego, California

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.


Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

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.


David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, California

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.


Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California

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.


Relate Therapy Center, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

4452 Park Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego, California

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.


Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

2121 5th Avenue Suite 214, San Diego, California

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.

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Finding a San Diego Counselor to begin the process of healing and restoring broken relationships starts with a phone call or e-mail to one of the Theravive counselors on our site.  As a team, you and your psychologist or counselor determine where you want to be and what the best path is to get there.  In many situations, we can be very reactionary to events and people in our lives.  A therapist helps to make these reactions more purposeful and specific changing to a more responsive way of living where you are more in control of how and when you choose to respond to situations in your life.  This approach reduces the chance of ending up in a cycle of anger and frustration with another person enabling both of you clear and direct communication about the problem and issue.  Choosing a Counselor San Diego, CA is a start towards more clear and purposeful living.

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Help for marriages, separation, divorce, individuals, families and relationships in San Diego, CA and the surrounding areas.

Other Areas of Practice: self-esteem counselor, addiction therapist, burnout counselor, career change San Diego, psychological assessment, chronic pain management, depression counselling San Diego, CA, grief & loss, abuse, debt counselling San Diego, aging parents, spiritual & Christian counselor San Diego, CA, bipolar, ADHD. Also including personality disorders, adolescents and youth counselor California, trauma therapy, eating disorders, stress & anxiety.

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Therapy San Diego, CA

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San Diego is a city located within a number of deep canyons that have created a park like setting throughout the city.  The climate, with the city’s location on the ocean, provides a semi-arid warm environment.  With less than twelve inches of rain per year, San Diego borders on an arid climate.  The climate can quickly change as you travel through the city due to the numerous hills, canyons, and mountains. San Diego has worked hard in recent years to reduce the crime rate and has been successful with having the sixth lowest crime rate of any city in the U.S.  A San Diego counselor will work with you to overcome areas in your life that are needing positive change.

Biotechnology companies fuel the economy of San Diego with numerous facilities located throughout the greater San Diego area.  Additionally, defense, tourism, and manufacturing support this local economy.  Much of the economy is influenced by the major port along the southern most part of the U.S.  San Diego is currently viewed as having a housing affordability crisis with prices of residential homes more than tripling in the past decade.  While there are a number of different faiths here, the most popular religion is Christian.  Counselor San Diego, CA offers individuals and families an opportunity to resolve longstanding hurts and difficulties that negatively impact their lives.  San Diego is currently a moderate Democratic city having shifted from years of a strong Republican hold. 

San Diego is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 325.19 square miles and a water area of 47.19 square miles.  The population of San Diego is 1.39 million people with 485,091 households and a median annual income of $66,116. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for San Diego, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in San Diego 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