PsychSanDiego is a full service psychotherapy
practice. Whether you need individual or group
psychotherapy, parenting or couples session we can
help. We will work together to come to a full
conceptualization of your presenting problem and
create an individualized treatment plan that is best
suited to your presenting issues and needs.
PsychSanDiego also offers specialty seminars,
workshops and group presentations.
Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
Individual Psychotherapy for Children and
Individualized Parenting Plans
Group presentations and Public Speaking Events
PsychSanDiego is available to make presentations on
a number of topics to both small and large
audiences. Speak with any of our therapists to find out more about possible topics and
Schedule your appointment
PsychSanDiego works with many insurance companies to
try and provide better mental health to all. We also
offer sliding scale payments on a limited basis,
when necessary and appropriate.
We accept cash payments, checks, Visa and MasterCard.
All payments are due at time of service.
Groups, Seminars & Workshops:
At PsychSanDiego we offer a variety of psychotherapy
groups, seminars and workshops.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for
This group is intended for children diagnosed with
ADD/ADHD or with attention and focusing problems.
The purpose of the group is to help children
identify difficulties and learn new ways of coping
and controlling behavior. The group is ongoing and
is currently enrolling boys and girls ages 8-10.
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ADD/ADHD Parenting Group:
Intended for parents of children with ADD/ADHD, the
group provides parents with the latest information
regarding ADD/ADHD and teaches proven methods for
managing their child's behavior. The group
environment allows parents to hear from the group
facilitators, as well as other parents in similar
situations. This group is ongoing and is currently
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Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mood
This group is intended to help adults who are
suffering from mood disorders (depression, bipolar
disorder, seasonal affective disorder, post-partum
depression, etc.) Members are taught to address
cognitive distortions and negative behavior
patterns, and are given the tools to identify and
modify distorted thinking and promote more positive
functioning. Significant issues are processed with
other group members who can relate on a personal
level, as well as with the facilitators, who bring
in their knowledge and expertise.
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Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Anxiety
For adults who are suffering from anxiety disorders
(generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety,
shyness, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.) this
group will provide a safe and supportive environment
where members can address and overcome their
anxiety. Using CBT,
members are taught to address distorted thinking and
negative behavior patterns, and are given the tools
to control catastrophic thinking and promote more
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The Teen Cognitive Behavioral Group:
Process groups are designed to help people work
through their problems with the guidance of
therapists and feedback from others, in a
therapeutic and supportive setting. This group is
designed to address adolescent problems in a
collaborative and dynamic framework. Topics for
discussion are determined by the members and can
range from specific issues to more general areas
such as conflict, peers, school, anger and
relationships. The Teen Group is open to
adolescents ages 15-18.
All groups meet on a weekly basis. For more
information about specific group times or to
schedule an appointment click the link below.
Find out if group is right for
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Group Psychotherapy
What is Group Psychotherapy?
Group psychotherapy is a different format for
receiving psychological help. Most of us think of
psychotherapy as one-on-one sessions with a trained
professional. Group psychotherapy offers another
valuable option- not only does a group participant
get the help and advice of a therapist, but also the
perspective and support of peers in the group.
Although two people can form a group, psychotherapy
groups are generally comprised of 5-10 members and
one or two therapists. Group members are carefully
selected by the therapists based on several factors:
1) Is the prospective member at a place where they
can benefit emotionally, intellectually and
therapeutically from group dynamics? 2) Are they at
a place where they can give back to the group in a
therapeutic and appropriate manner? 3) Are they
dealing with issues that relate to the topics other
group members are processing?
Humans are social beings! We function in groups from
birth on. We are born into a group, our family. We
then join several other groups throughout childhood:
playgroups, schools, sport teams, band, peer groups.
In adulthood we continue to join and form groups:
work groups, companies, churches, social groups,
couples, new families, not to mention society in
Group psychotherapy allows us to explore our typical
behaviors as they play out in the therapy room. Our
patterns in group psychotherapy tend to mirror the
dynamics we have with others in our daily life. That
means that in group we can get real time feedback
from the therapist and the other group members on
some of the behaviors, thoughts or emotions that may
be causing problems for us in the real world.
Another advantage of group psychotherapy is the
support and understanding we receive from other
group members. Sometimes it can feel as though no
one really understands our experiences. In groups we
connect with other individuals with similar issues;
people who can relate to some of our same problems,
feelings or thoughts.
Who Can Benefit From Group Psychotherapy?
Groups are generally appropriate for persons dealing
with relationship problems, social skill issues or
specific issues such as
Some groups are more general in their scope; others
are very focused, such as social skills groups,
disorder specific group, parenting groups, or
teaching groups. You can ask your doctor, therapist
or counselor whether group psychotherapy is right
Find out if group is right for
PsychSanDiego regularly offers short seminars. These
are often scheduled in the evenings or Saturday
If you ever wondered what it was like to feel
If you deal with stress, anxiety or tension daily…
If you find that your emotions get extremely intense
quickly, but it then takes you awhile to calm down…
If you suffer from chronic pain…
This is a seminar for you!
The first Saturday of every month we meet at
PsychSanDiego to teach you the basics of anxiety,
tension management and relaxation training.
Relaxation is more than just sitting back and
enjoying yourself. Relaxation is an actual set of
physical changes that occur in your body, from your
heartbeat, to muscle tension, to your brain waves.
Come in and learn how to manage tension. Discover
how you can quiet your mind and your body when you
need it the most.
is a 1 ½ hour seminar. Learn how tension and anxiety
develop and grow. Find out how you can control them.
The last half hour of the seminar is spent actively
practicing a relaxation script. You will come out
feeling more relaxed than ever before, and more
importantly, you will have the tools to start
practicing these skills on your own.
Register for Relaxation 101
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Parenting the Difficult Child:
How do you enforce limits on a child who does
not seem to care about consequences?
How do you reason with children who cannot
soothe themselves when they get upset?
How do you deal with a child who does not seem
to respond to the rules you set or your methods
If these are some of the questions you ask yourself,
then our two-hour seminar on Parenting the
Difficult Child is designed for you. This course
if offered once a month. Together we review some of
the basic principles of limit setting, reinforcement
and consequences. We discuss how to establish and
enforce rules with children who might not always
respond to conventional methods of parenting, and we
provide frameworks for implementing these techniques
This seminar is great for anyone who deals with
children: parents, extended family, caretakers and
Fees: $60 per person or $85.00 per couple.
At this time PsychSanDiego is only offering one
workshop. We are open to any suggestions and
requests for other workshops.
Parenting in the 21st
Century: How to take care of your children and
Do you find yourself repeating the same things
time and time again to your children?
Does it feel like many of your requests end up
Does your child seem immune to your attempts to
set limits and consequences?
Do you sometimes feel like nothing works unless
you raise your voice or argue?
If this sounds like your parent-child relationship,
PsychSanDiego can help. By teaching you a few
fundamental laws of parenting, and working together
to create a child-specific parenting plan, we can
help you restore harmony in your house.
Many parents who come our way have tried every trick
they know. Some feel like nothing will make a
difference. As pediatric psychologists, we see
children who may be overwhelmed, hyperactive, or
simply outright oppositional. Whether you are
dealing with a child who has emotional or behavioral
impediments, or simply a child who just doesn’t seem
to respond to conventional parenting, these methods
work, and they can work for you.
Research shows that children fare better with clear
limits and appropriate consequences. Boundaries in
the home help children feel safe and secure, and can
greatly reduce acting out of any kind. Many parents
believe that they should innately know how to make
their children behave, and become frustrated with
themselves and their children when their methods
don’t work. Time and time again, parents have told
us that parenting classes should be part of
pre-natal services, because they work.
If you can apply our methods they will work.
We offer a 100% guarantee if you are not satisfied.
If after three months of applying these principles
you do not feel your parenting skills have improved,
and your children are not more compliant, just call
us and ask for your money back, no questions asked.
For many parents, cost and
time can be an issue. For those parents who are
still not sure they can commit to the full seminar,
we also offer a one time 2 hour course on “Parenting
the Difficult Child”.
If you find that you need more individualized help
and support in building a parenting program just for
you, you can still sign up for the 6 week seminar on
Parenting in the 21st Century.
Come on in and start your journey to a calmer home,
and more compliant children today. Cost for
individuals is $200 for the six (6) week workshop
and $60 for the two-hour seminar. To accommodate
parents who both want to attend we have a couple’s
fee of $85.00 for the two-hour course and $ 340.00
for the five week seminar.
Space is limited to 10 people per event. Payments
can be made at registration time or on a weekly
here for more information or to register for
Parenting in the 21st Century Today
All persons who participate in
the two-hour seminar on
the Difficult Child”
and decide that they want to go on to the six-week
workshop will be given $35.00 off. Refer a friend
and get an additional 10% off your fee.
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