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Dr. Baya Leyla Sidi-Ali-Mebarek PSY.D.
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Family Therapy
Address: 11772 Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Dr. Aleksandra Chatren Drecun PSY.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology, Family Therapy
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 12526 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Clinical Interests: anxiety, separation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... (Read more)
Julia A. Myers MAC  Master Addiction Counselor, MSCP MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology, SAP  Substance Abuse Professional, BCB Board Certified Biofeedback
Specializes in Psychotherapy, Psychology
Address: 240 9th Street, Del Mar, CA 92121
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... (Read more)
Mr. David Louis Christopher M.S.
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 141 Acacia Av, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Dr. Diane A. Carlson MFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2525 Pisa V, Del Mar, CA 92014
Clinical Interests: psychotherapy treatment, dissociative disorders, cognitive therapy ... (Read more)
Mrs. Carolyn Gerard MFT, M.A.
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 12625 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Clinical Interests: depression, infidelity issues, trust issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Adrianne Ahern-Grundland PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Address: 11622 El Camino Real , San Diego, CA 92130
Mr. Peter Christopher Roussos M.A.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: S6, Del Mar, CA 92014
Clinical Interests: couples therapy
Mrs. R. Alana Schuller MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 767 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA
Roberto Netter PH.D.
Specializes in Group Therapy, Child Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: S9, Encinitas, CA 92024
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Rene Lee Williamson LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Social Work, Family Therapy
Address: 12520 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Clinical Interests: depression, family therapy services, group therapy services ... (Read more)
Mr. Randy Mark Herman MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 12625 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Susanne Margaret Morgan MFT, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 2210 Encinitas Bd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Ms. Tarina Lynnette Griffin LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 6480 Weathers Pl, San Diego, CA 92121
Angela Gehegan Winslow MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 5230 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
Ms. Jacquelyn Amy Schwartz LMFT, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 11772 Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.
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