Santee, California Therapists

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
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San Diego, California

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California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Dr. Gary Hittle
Ph.D Psychology
In-Person Sessions:

La Mesa, California

I have been in private psychological practice for more than 30 years specializing in individual, marital, and relational therapy, family problem interventions, adolescents, treatment of sexual and substance abuse, and family therapy related to these...
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La Mesa, California

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California

Mary Nelsen Tamborski, wife and mother of three young boys, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Downtown La Mesa, San Diego. She is also a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parenting Coach. 
Mary is co-author of the "Positive...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in domestic violence, addiction, severe mental illness, behavioral modification, individual and family therapy, relational conflicts, crisis intervention, advocacy, social...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I have been working with families in San Diego since 1997. I have extensive experience with children, the transgender community, families involved with the Child Welfare System, and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety,...
Janice Gingerich
PsyD, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Life can bring difficult, unexpected, and emotionally daunting challenges to our relationships and personal mental health. I commend you for valuing your own well-being and interpersonal growth by considering therapy. I hope to support and empower...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I provide a safe place to unload and work on a new understanding. We will work collaboratively to understand the underlying issues often hidden from ourselves, that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns. My approach is respectful, caring, and...
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Matthew Bruhin is a CEO, Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist, as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is a State of California and State of Wyoming, Board Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Addiction Specialist, registered...
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I love helping you enjoy life more!
Kim Jones
LMFT, MA
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! I work with individuals, couples and adolescents/young adults to help facilitate change and reach goals to achieve more fulfillment and happiness in life and to get through...
Laura Myers
LMFT, CLC
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California

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In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

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California

Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D., known in the community as “The Weight Loss Therapist.” Dr. Seti is a California-licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer. Dr. Seti received her Doctorate of Psychology...
Jennifer Rickard
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, MS
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you seeking support in moving through a life or relational challenge? Sometimes we all need support in finding creative solutions or building strong relationships. I would enjoy supporting you in taking steps to achieve your goals. I will help...
Sarah Lawley
Psychotherapist
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Therapy in San Diego. Services Include: Eating Disorder Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Anxiety Therapy, Teen Counseling and More https://selfembodytherapy.com Hours: Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday:...
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San Diego, California

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California

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, CA who has experience working with clients of all ages struggling with ADD/ADHD, relationships, communication, grief, life transitions, trauma, self esteem and more. I am incredibly...
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San Diego, California

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California

HM Psychological Services (HMPS) is a small group practice located in San Diego, CA. Every therapist and staff member strives to provide the best therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, and children in individual, family, and couples therapy....
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California

Have you been feeling like you aren't reaching your full potential? That you aren't connecting to your true self? Maybe this has been a feeling for most of your life, or it's a recent insight you have discovered. It could have been a trauma, from...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Arizona

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience providing therapy to a wide range of clients, including individuals, couples and families. I have experience working in private practice, community health centers, and...
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Encinitas, California

I am Crystal Duncan, LCSW, and my mission is to be at peace with myself, my work and my social and personal relationships.  I strive to live a wholehearted authentic life and I believe it is my purpose to help others find their authentic self and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a compassionate, supportive space for you to share your concerns. I have with over 20 years' experience helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. Effective...
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Encinitas, California

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California

I believe we are all wired for connection, and, whether extraverted or introverted, rejection and isolation are incredibly painful experiences. Our brains and bodies are built in such a way that protects us from threats and harm. While these...
Connie Padera
MSW, ASW
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Encinitas, California

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California

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you struggle to find balance due to substance use or disordered eating habits? Maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It’s okay to not be okay, and I’m here...
Briana Lefman
LPCC-S 2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help you connect to the 'why' behind your patterns, your pain, anger, avoidance, and dysfunction. I help you shift from anger to understanding. I'll help make sense of it. I'll teach you how to identify what you've been living without. I'll teach...

An Overview of Mental Health in Santee, California

Located near bustling San Diago, Santee, California, is a beautiful, affluent city. But despite its proximity to city life and the ocean, Santee residents suffer from a mental health crisis that affects more and more people every year.

Mental Health Struggles in Santee

There are a variety of reasons Santee, California, residents might seek therapy. Some of the most common mental health complaints are depression and anxiety, but did you know that mental health services can help get you through a divorce, too?

Depression

When you think of mental illness, you likely think of diagnoses such as depression. Depressive disorders are some of the most common among mental health patients. People suffering from depression often exhibit similar symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Significant change in appetite
  • Social isolation
  • Sleeping all the time
  • Talking about death
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Substance abuse

If you think you or a loved one might be suffering from depression, it’s important to seek out a therapist right away. Therapy can help mediate these symptoms and get sufferers back on track toward the life they want.

Anxiety

Anxiety is another major mental health complaint facing Santee residents. Though some amount of worry is normal in a person’s everyday life, anxiety sufferers face abnormal amounts of worry on a daily basis. Often, patients find that they are so worried, sometimes about nothing in particular at all, that they have difficulty completing ordinary tasks. If you find yourself worrying so much that it interferes with your everyday life, it may be worth consulting a therapist to find out if you have an anxiety disorder. Other symptoms may include

  • Constant agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Nightmares
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irrationality
  • Social anxiety
  • Physical tension or muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Sense of impending doom
  • Panic attacks

If you suffer from any or all of these symptoms, you are not crazy, and there is help. Therapy can help you separate normal, rational worry from anxiety symptoms and learn to cope with these issues in your day-to-day life.

Divorce

Couples going through a divorce can also benefit from mental health services. Couples’ therapy can help both parties to work through stressors together and to resolve arguments, while individual therapy can help each person to express concerns they may be unwilling to discuss in front of the other. Whether your marriage is already dissolved or just seeing the first seeds of discord, a therapist can help you decide the best course of action for you and your partner. Once the marriage is over, therapy can also help to sort through the emotional rollercoaster associated with such a traumatic process.

Children of divorce can also reap great benefits from therapy. Children perceive the end of their parents’ relationship in different ways and a therapist can help them sort through that and figure out what the new relationship dynamic will mean for them.

Mental Health Barriers in Santee, California

There are many types of therapy, including individual, couples, group, and online settings. Each type of therapy is helpful in its own way, and what is needed will vary by person and diagnosis. To get started, seek out an individual therapist who can help you come up with a treatment plan and recommend additional steps toward improving your mental health.

The mental health needs in Santee are constantly growing as more and more people succumb to the pressures of everyday life. Unfortunately, Santee employs a mere 298 mental health professionals per 100,000 people, making it difficult for many citizens to find mental help. With so few options, barriers to mental health services become more and more difficult to overcome.

Transportation issues can leave people stranded with no way to make their appointments. Stigmatization can make people unwilling to admit they need help or afraid to ask for time off from work or other obligations in order to attend appointments. Budget concerns can also become a barrier as people may find it difficult to set aside funds to pay for therapy, or may have difficulty sorting through insurance issues related to payment. Others may find that they can’t afford the loss of income resulting from taking the necessary time off from work to attend.