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Dr. Jacqueline Butler PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 4700 Spring St, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: religious/spiritual issues, anxiety, meditation ... (Read more)
Dr. Idalia E. McGivern PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 9340 Fuerte Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941
Dr. Shirley J. Lanyi PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 4700 Spring St, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: domestic abuse, sexual abuse, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) ... (Read more)
Margaret R. Tess PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 500 Fesler Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
Dr. Sheldon Z. Kramer PHD
Specializes in Psychology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 7777 Alvarado, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Jesse M. Grygorfan PH.D
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 542 Tyrone St, El Cajon, CA 92020
Dr. Tina Louise Mayes PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 7777 Alvarado Rd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Ms. Faridia Hassani Rezai PH.D
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 7183 Navajo Rd, San Diego, CA 92119
Cynthia Ann Thayer LCSW
Specializes in Psychology, Social Work
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4700 Spring St, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), couples issues, grief ... (Read more)
Dr. Aaron J. Blashill PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 6363 Alvarado Court, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), mindfulness ... (Read more)
Dr. Sadia Najmi PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Address: 6386 Alvarado, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: exposure and response prevention (ERP), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Christine E. Calix PHD
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4700 Spring St, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Linda Schrenk PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 7863 La Mesa Bd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Georges Alexandre Tichy PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 8787 Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Kristin M. Persson PSY.D.
Specializes in Group Therapy, Counseling, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 4494 Palm Av, La Mesa, CA 91941
Dr. Benedetto Giuseppe Forrest Brunetto PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: Riverview Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
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What is Psychology?

Psychologists are not medical doctors, but they are important workers in the mental health field. A psychologist studies the way people feel and think, as well as how thoughts and feelings change the way people act. When psychologists work with patients directly to help them feel better, they practice clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists diagnose mental health disorders and provide treatment in the form of therapy.

A clinical psychologist might work with individuals, families, groups, or organizations. They may see people who are struggling to work through difficult circumstances, trying to overcome bad habits or patterns in their lives, recovering from a brain injury, or suffering from mental illness such as depression.

Clinical psychologists are skilled assessors. Through talking to their patients they can: (1) identify which thoughts or feelings are causing the problems in their patient's life, (2) help their patient acknowledge what emotional strengths they bring to face those problems, and (3) make plans for treatment.

Treatment varies widely depending on the patient's problems and the psychologist's areas of expertise. There hundreds of recognized modes of therapy; in addition, a patient may need to see a psychiatrist (medical doctor) for medication treatment. Whichever therapies a psychologist uses, the goal is to help patients see areas in their life where their thoughts or feelings are holding them back and causing distress. Through therapy, psychologists can encourage their patients to develop new ways to adapt so that they can lead happier lives.
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