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.


We Offer:

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 availability.


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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.


Group Psychotherapy

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children:

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 enrolling members.

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Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mood Disorder Group:

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 Disorder Group:

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 positive functioning.

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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 you today!

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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?


Why Groups?

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 general.

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 depression or anxiety. 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 for you.

Find out if group is right for you today!



PsychSanDiego regularly offers short seminars. These are often scheduled in the evenings or Saturday mornings.

Relaxation 101:

If you ever wondered what it was like to feel totally relaxed…

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.

Relaxation 101 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 today!

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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 of discipline?

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 at home. 

This seminar is great for anyone who deals with children: parents, extended family, caretakers and educators. 

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 yourself!

  • 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 in arguments?
  • 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 basis.


Click here for more information or to register for

Parenting in the 21st Century Today


All persons who participate in the two-hour seminar on Parenting 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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