Therapists Specializing in Medical Professionals' Mental Health in San Diego

Many medical professionals are at risk of burnout and work-related stress due to the nature of the work: long hours, a complex and intense workload, exposure to suffering, and a high emotional load. These pressures can be overwhelming and can increase vulnerability to symptoms of common mental health challenges, such as depression or anxiety.

When these symptoms start to impact daily life or work, it can help to remember that your own wellbeing is equally as important as that of your patients. Therapy can be a powerful tool for improving your overall health and functioning. Many efficacious therapy modalities can be explored with the providers below, so find an approach that resonates with you and is a good fit for your needs. Some therapists might focus on helping you develop new coping skills, explore workplace problems, and reason through potential solutions to these problems. Other providers might help you examine your thinking patterns and help you develop alternative perspectives.

Find therapists in San Diego who specialize in medical professionals’ mental health below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!

Roberto  Figueroa

Roberto Figueroa

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
Finding hope is the first step in getting better. And there are reasons to be hopeful. Research has consistently demonstrated the benefit of multiple treatment approaches. It has also shown that the most effective treatment is the combination of psychotherapy and medication treatment.

I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated.

Daria  Stepanian

Daria Stepanian

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $135 per session

Life is weird. It is stressful, complicated, confusing, and painful, there’s no denying that. There is something beautiful about being human and having a human experience with emotions in this weird world. There is beauty in feeling emotions such as love and joy, but also beauty in the depths of sadness and despair. It is part of our human experience, and being human is something we have to embrace with all its beauty, ugliness, vulnerability and discomfort that comes with it. Sometimes we need help in embracing who we are, and that’s where other people come in; Asking for help can be scary, I see that, and I am here for you. As human beings, it is natural to reflect on where we are in our lives and the journey we have traveled. I believe therapy is the journey of the self through the self, and it is my passion to help you enter this journey and hold light in room full of difficult emotions and painful experiences. I commit to make your healing journey as comfortable and authentic as possible, and help support and encourage you along the way.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Adrienne  Meier

Adrienne Meier

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $250 per session

I always tell everyone the most important part of therapy is the connection with the therapist, so I encourage you to take time to find someone who you are comfortable with and feels like a good fit for you. Having a space where you can be yourself is so important! You’ll find that I am genuine, compassionate and engaged in the therapeutic process. I view therapy as a collaboration so I will pose thoughtful questions and challenge you to think about things differently to progress towards the goals you have. I look forward to the opportunity to work together to optimize and improve your life.

Stephanie  Macadaan

Stephanie Macadaan

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $215 per session

As your therapist it is my job to ensure that I am working effectively, using the latest research and training to help you make positive changes in your life. I take my role seriously, and continually work to ensure that I am honing my skills to best meet your needs.

Whether you are looking for individual or couples counseling, I have got you covered with specialized training, and a safe and comfortable office where you will feel heard, understood and challenged.

Leah  Wolff

Leah Wolff

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

My approach is to start where you are at. Together we will build a partnership to identify goals; develop growth; build tools; and navigate stressful or confusing challenges. These may include issues such as loss, work stress, divorce, family concerns, and life transitions.

I’ll use evidenced based modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness based practices to help you increase awareness around certain behaviors, regulate emotions, create new ways of thinking and identify patterns.

I provide a nonjudgmental, supportive space where we can work together to create change in you life.

Sharma  Bennett

Sharma Bennett

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $185 per session

Although it can be difficult to reach out for help, I believe we are most fully alive when we embrace our potential for growth. Often the desire to make more informed choices and gain a deeper understanding of who you are leads to increased self regard and less fear. Feeling fearful while moving forward is possible; the first step may be making the call to begin the process.

Jill  Maher

Jill Maher

5252 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92117

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $190 per session

Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 15 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in women’s trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

I also provide support for women who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself. I am here to provide support and offer guidance on helping you to recover and build a life worth living. I look forward to working with you and being a part of your journey!

Andrew  Katsinas

Andrew Katsinas

Online Sessions, CA

4153 Utah Street, San Diego, CA, 92104

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

I believe that therapy should always be a safe environment, but "comfort" may need to be challenged in order for desired, transformative change to occur. My clients tend to come at a weekly session frequency for maintenance of a steady "flow" to our work.

My hope for any potential client is that they find the therapist that sufficiently aligns with their needs. If we find that after a couple sessions that our dynamic is not quite working, I will help you find a therapist that is a better fit.

Please feel free to contact me for a free, 15 minute phone consultation to determine whether we are a good therapeutic match. I look forward to hearing from you!

Elizabeth  Torres

Elizabeth Torres

12625 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

Therapy can be a helpful way to find clarity and courage about what you are wanting for your life. I work well with people who “think too much” and are “too sensitive” or “intense”. I take a practical approach and am happy to answer any questions you may have. I’m currently offering telehealth only for clients in California and Massachusetts.

Before the first meeting I send some questionnaires through my secure online portal to get a sense of how someone is doing using standardized measures (5-10 minutes max to complete). In the first meeting for individual therapy, or Initial Evaluation (75 minutes), we will talk about what you want help with and what your life is like. I will be interactive and collaborative as we identify things you would like to work on or things you would like to change. I will be honest about whether I think I can be helpful.

For couples, I will spend 120 minutes for a first session so there is time to hear from both members of the couple about their lives and what they are needing help with. After the initial evaluation individual sessions are typically 50 minutes and couples’ sessions are 90 minutes, unless otherwise arranged.

While many clients come weekly at first, I also work with people on a bi-weekly, monthly, or even episodic basis. I invite you to reach out and see if we are a good fit.

Doug  Polster

Doug Polster

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

My approach is supportive yet directive and I encourage my clients to gradually step out of their comfort zone. I believe the best way to ensure progress is to get comfortable being uncomfortable so that you can be comfortable again! Whether it’s stress, anxiety, racing thoughts, pain, or all of the above, my goal with every client is to help them better understand how to use their brain to their advantage so that they can achieve their goals.

Please don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a complimentary phone consultation to see if my services are right for you. I look forward to hearing from you!

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