Paul Santero, Psy. D.

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  • Licensed Psychologist
  • 3252 Holiday Dr. #205, La Jolla, California, 92037
  • Phone: 619-750-0970
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  • Session Fees: 200.00 per 45 minute session. I accept Medicare and Blue Shield insurance
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Everyone, at one time or another encounters challenging experiences, which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being their true, authentic self. I specialize in helping people to overcome and heal these wounds which results in living a more free, authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.

I started my career in the field of human services in the late 1980’s helping people with developmental disabilities. I realized my gifts of listening, critical thinking, insight, encouragement and motivation would be best used in the counseling profession. After receiving my masters as a marriage and family therapist, I entered the doctorate program of psychology at the Southern California Seminary. I finished my doctorate in 2011 and now work as a California licensed psychologist at the St. Joseph Psychological Clinic that I established.

I apply my knowledge, training and experience in scientifically proven psychological techniques with my Christian values to maximize the help I can give to achieve the client's goals.  I am familiar and competent in a variety of counseling theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytical and EMDR. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to address the specific needs of each individual.

I have received and developed specialized training and skills in the areas of: 

  • Sexual Addiction
  • Unwanted same sex attraction
  • Co-dependency
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Shame
  • Marriage/ Couples / Family Counseling
  • OCD
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling

I have been happily married for 14 years and have 2 beautiful children.

Dr. Paul Santero Reaches

San Diego CA