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  EMDR Therapists in San Diego County

(All consultants are also Certified EMDR Therapists)

Dana Terrell, LCSW
Address: North Park in Central San Diego with quick, convenient freeway access, San Diego, CA 92104
Contact: Phone: (619) 283-5665/ Website:
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety and Fears, Addictions and Substance Abuse (for those in recovery programs), Loss and Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Panic Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders (Anger, etc.), Self-esteem Issues, Assertiveness, Attachment Issues, Brain Spotting Protocol, Integrated EMDR Protocol for Headaches
Serving: Young Children under 6, Children, Adolescents, Individual Adults
Insurance: Private Pay, most PPO insurances reimburse a portion of my fee
License: LCS13773

Jeffrey Smith, LMFT, AC
Address: 1, Vista, CA 92083
Contact: Phone: (760) 207-6617/ Website:
Specialties: Relationship Issues, ADD and ADHD and Impulse Control, Borderline Personality Disorder and Thought Disorders, Brainspotting Protocol, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Performance Enhancement, Loss and Grief, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Disorders and Sexual Abuse Recovery and Sleep Disorders.
Serving: Individual Adults and Children, Couples and Families
Insurance: PPO's, Tricare, Victims of Crime, and Private Pay
License: MFC 36687

Lorna Christensen, MA, MSW, LCSW
Address: P O Box 2136, Del Mar, CA 92014
Contact: Phone: (858) 453-8111/ Website:
Specialties: Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Attachment Issues, Lifespan Integration, Energy Psychology, Relationship Issues
Serving: Adolescents and Adults through Individual Therapy
Insurance: PPO's, POS, Aetna, Magellan and others
License: LCS9367

Sara G. Gilman, LMFT
Address: 721 N. Vulcan Ave. Ste. 107-108, Encinitas, CA 92024
Contact: Phone: (760) 942-8663/ Website:
Specialties: Performance Enhancement, Business Success Consulting, Forensic Testimony, Grief & Loss, Hypnosis, Trauma and PTSD, Life Coaching, Depression, Relationship Issues
Serving: Adults, Individuals, Couples, Business Owners and Teams
Insurance: Fee for service. Insurance billing available.
License: MFC 21586

Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD, AC
Address: 4700 Spring Street, La Mesa, CA 91941
Contact: Phone: (619) 698-5435/ Website:
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Couples and Relationships, Grief and Loss, Abuse, Depression and Anxiety or Fears, Panic Disorder
Serving: Individual Adults and Couples
Insurance: Blue Cross PPO, CNN, Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO, United Healthcare PPO, and other PPOs

Address: 2210 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. G1, Encinitas, CA 92024
Contact: Phone: (760) 452-2776/ Website:
Specialties: PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, and Eating Disorders
Serving: Adults, Teens, Pre-Teens
Insurance: PPO's - Out of Network Provider
License: MFT41442


Deborah J. Nielsen, LMFT
Address: 767 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Contact: Phone: (760) 937-5361/ Website:
Specialties: EMDR (Certified), PTSD and anxiety, motivation, and depression
Serving: children as young as three, adolescents, families, couples, individuals
Insurance: MHN, Health Net, Private Pay
License: MFC32618

Nina Stark, LCSW, PsyD
Address: 3252 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037
Contact: Phone: (760) 633-2437/ Website:
Specialties: Positive Psychology, Relationship Issues, Child, Adolescent Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Addictions or Substance Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Divorce, Domestic Abuse or Violence, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Infertility or Adoption, Life Coaching, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Spirituality, Impulse Control Disorders (Anger, etc.), Attachment Issues, Energy Psychology
Serving: (including very young children & Parenting concerns), Adolescents, Adults and Elders through Individual, Couples and Family Therapy
Insurance: Fee for service, PPO's
License: LCS 4510


Alia Witt , LMFT
Address: 1545 Hotel Circle South # 250, San Diego , CA 92108
Contact: Phone: (619) 297-7891/ Website:
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Fear, Panic, Trauma and PTSD, Grief and Loss, Couples and Marriage, Divorce, Attachment Issues, Domestic Abuse or Violence, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues
Serving: Adults, Adolescents, and Elders through Individual, Couples or Group Therapy
Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Magellan, MHN, PacifiCare, Tricare/Triwest, UBH, UHC, ValueOptions, PPO’s, Private Pay
License: MFC28824

Andrea Bernard, Ph.D.
Address: 2011 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 205, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Contact: Phone: (760) 815-8682/ Website:
Specialties: Women, adolescents, couples, depression, anxiety, reproductive and post-partum issues, bipolar disorder, divorce, grief work, EMDR
Serving: adolescents, adults, couples
Insurance: most insurance and private pay accepted
License: PSY 13143

Bernadette Talia, LCSW, SEP
Address: 1234 East Main Street , El Cajon, CA 92021
Contact: Phone: (619) 438-6150/ Website:
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Loss and Grief, Anxiety and Fears, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Panic Disorders, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Domestic Abuse or Violence, Sexual Abuse, Children of Alcoholics, Attachment Issues, Relationship Issues, Couples, Parenting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Christian Counseling, Anger Management and fluent in Arabic and Aramaic
Serving: Adults, Elders, Adolescents, and Children through Individual and Group Therapy
Insurance: Tri Care, PPOs are Accepted, Life Synch Humana, Blue Shield of California, IEAP, Fee for service
License: LCS 24868

Carol Clemenko, Ph.D.
Address: 4096 Park Blvd (enter on 1600 block of Polk Ave.), San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Phone: (619) 260-0865/ Website:
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety/Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Addictions or Substance Abuse, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Family of Origin issues
Serving: NO immediate OPENINGS for new adults in Individual or Couples Therapy
Insurance: Medicare; private pay; and an out-of-network-provider for Aetna, Blue Cross/Shield, etc.
License: PSY 8757; also MFC 18253

David M. Ross, LCSW
Address: 426 Pennsylvania Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Phone: (619) 876-2014/ Website:
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, EMDR, Addictions or Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Lifespan Integration, Panic Disorder, Spirituality
Serving: Adults through Individual and Couples
Insurance: Tricare, PPOs and Private Pay
License: LCS 18572

Deborah Donie-Seligson MA, LMFT
Address: 1330 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Contact: Phone: (858) 755-8113/ Website:
Specialties: Relationship issues, loss & grief, anxiety & depression, women's issues, complex PTSD
Serving: wonderful people who even when they are successful on the outside, are dealing with internal conflicts or losses.
Insurance: TriCare/TriWest, most PPOs will accept
License: MFC32297

Jane Benson, LCSW
Address: 2790 Truxtun Rd, #130, San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Phone: (858) 642-1500/ Website:
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Panic Disorder, Readjustment to civilian life issues and problems
Serving: Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elders through Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapies
Insurance: The Vet Center provides counseling (and outreach and referral) services free of charge to eligible veterans and their family members. Eligible are war zone deployment, sexual harassment/ assault while on active duty, personnel 90 days or closer to discharge, bereavement issues for significant others of KIA's (Afghanistan and Iraq).
License: LCS 17974

Kathleen Rapp, MSW, LCSW
Address: 767 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Contact: Phone: (858) 793-4580/ Website:
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety & Panic, Depression, Divorce, Life Coaching, Attachment Issues, Energy Psychology, Relationship Issues
Serving: Adolescents, Adults, and Elderly through Individual , Couples and Family Therapy
Insurance: If space available.
License: LCS12202

Melodee Arnold, RN, LMFT, CGP
Address: Golden Triangle/University City, San Diego, CA 92122
Contact: Phone: (619) 287-7782/ Website:
Specialties: Certified Group Psychotherapist, Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Addictions or Substance Abuse, Chronic Pain or Illness, Divorce, Domestic Abuse or Violence, Elderly Person's Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Loss and Grief, OCD, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Adult Children of Alcoholics
Serving: Adolescents, Adults and Elders
Insurance: Blue Shield, Tricare, MHN, Magellan, Value Options, Cigna, Schaller Andedrson, PacifiCare, Aetna, Interplan, Claremont, PSBH, Victims of Crime, Corphealth, United Healthcare and UBH
License: RN #285959, MFC #16149

Nancy Deutsch, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Address: Central San Diego with easy freeway access and near bus lines, San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Phone: (619) 295-1175/ Website:
Specialties: Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Attachment and Bonding Issues, Parenting Issues, Young Children Under the Age of 6, Parents of Children with Special Needs, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem
Serving: Adults and Children through Individual Therapy
Insurance: PPO, POS, Blue Shield, TERM, Children's Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
License: #LCS 11547

Nubia Pena-Offerdahl, LCSW
Address: 7777 Alvarado Rd, Suite 315, La Mesa, CA 91942
Contact: Phone: (619) 818-4351/ Website:
Specialties: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, gambling problems
Serving: adults, children and adolescents.
Insurance: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, VOC, MHN, Tricare, Aetna, Private Pay, California problem Gambling treatment program
License: 20829


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