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Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Profession(s): Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

"I am a licensed psychologist who is dedicated to empowering individuals, enriching lives, promoting personal growth and development by providing profession..." read more

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Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00442

Lauren Feiner, Psy.D.

Lauren Feiner, Psy.D.

Profession(s): Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Coaching

"My philosophy for therapy includes an individual approach that is tailored to meet the unique needs of the person. I provide a balance of exploration and s..." read more

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Lauren Feiner, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19926

 
 
Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT,CEAP, SAP

Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT,CEAP, SAP

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"With compassion and understanding, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues. As an interactive, so..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT,CEAP, SAP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02541

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Espen Correll, MA, iMFT #59290

Espen Correll, MA, iMFT #59290

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Memberships: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists [AAMFT] * American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists [AASE..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Espen Correll, MA, iMFT #59290 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01718

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Elizabeth A. Perkins LMFT

Elizabeth A. Perkins LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you feel stuck and unable to make changes? Is life overwhelming you? When you get caught up in the static of life you lose focus of your unique awesomen..." read more

San Diego, CA 92110

Elizabeth A. Perkins LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14995

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Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist

Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Coaching, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

""In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." Carl Jung I truly believe that people are not what happened to them. They are what they ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92117

Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06764

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Kimberly Sandstrom, IMFT

Kimberly Sandstrom, IMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I'm hopeful and handy when it comes to matters of the heart. My own heart is for relationships--reflection, restoration, and repair. I work with couples, a..." read more

San Diego, CA 92131

Kimberly Sandstrom, IMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16940

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Erin E Cragin, LMFTI

Erin E Cragin, LMFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to gain freedom from the tyranny of guilt and shame that block growth and healing. I work in a ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92120

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Erin E Cragin, LMFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06890

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Melonie Gale MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC, NCC

Melonie Gale MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"~OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE~ Melonie Gale believes counseling is a personalized & collaborative relationship within a safe and supportive environment that ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

Melonie Gale MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01164

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C. Allen Ruyle

C. Allen Ruyle

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Each of us needs a little extra help or support from time to time in order to clarify who we are, what we need, what's going on and why certain things are ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

C. Allen Ruyle Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15469

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Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT

Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to th..." read more

San Diego, CA 92116

Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02548

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Dr. Aimee Cornelius Pearson, PsyD

Dr. Aimee Cornelius Pearson, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I help individuals work on life issues tied to anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, stress symptoms tied to childhood trauma, and families st..." read more

San Diego, CA 92110

Dr. Aimee Cornelius Pearson, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09752

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San Diego, California, is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of over 1.3 million citizens. Located on the border of Mexico, the city has an ethnically diverse population. According to the 2010 Census, nearly 30% ofcitizens are Latino or Hispanicand 16% are Asian1, adding to the cultural diversity of the city. Despite the fact that San Diego has one of the highest numbers of homeless residents, many of whom are veterans, the city has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

 

Home to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, the city also provides members of the University of California, San Diego a place to call home. With thriving business and educational resources, the cityremains at the forefront of community and social service programs.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Rates of mental illness and emotional disturbance in San Diego are on par with state and national averages. In 2000, 7.4% of people under the age 18 had a serious emotional disturbance, and 6% of adults had a serious mental illness2, according to data published by the California Health and Human Services Agency for San Diego County. In addition, more than 10,000county residents were admitted for a 72-hour psychiatric hold or evaluation in 2008 and 20093. Illicit drug use in the San Diego-San Marcos-Carlsbad metropolitan area is approximately 15%, and just over 11% of citizens in the region have a substance use problem, which is slightly more than national or state averages. However, the rate of depression in the same area is less than 5%, a figure that is lower than the national rate of major depression4.

 

Focusing on Resources for Mental Health
San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is made up of six departments, and each caters to meet the needs of a different segment of the population: Children’s Mental Health Services, Aging and Independence Services, Public Health Services, Child Welfare Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, and Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services. Through intervention, prevention, and treatment programs, the agency promotes well-being and recovery to all area residents5. The HHSA developed a destigmatizing campaign called It’s Up to Us that aims to empower area residents to speak up about mental illness, access mental health resources, recognize symptoms, and provide support to those afflicted.

 

Innovative measures have been taken to ensure San Diego continues to reach every citizen in need. Through an integrated countywide delivery system, Live Well San Diego ensures that all mental health workers, such as nurses, social workers, and welfare specialists, work together to ensure that every resident has equal access to quality mental health care.For San Diego area residents, clinical settings are not restricted to county facilities, but include home visits, public health centers, and family resource organizations.

 

In addition, the Behavioral Health Services Division focuses on providing continuing care and resources for all citizens of San Diego County. The division aims to reach all children, youth, adults, elderly, and families by practicing the county’s Live Well San Diego mission in everything it does.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0666000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) San Diego County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/San%20Diego/Table1.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Diego.pdf

5 County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/