Dr. Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Diego, California, 92101

Dr. Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology - PSY 28897
Secondary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT 52348
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 19163
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2214 5th Ave
San Diego, California 92101
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna

Fees: Current out-of-pocket private pay fee is $115 per 60-minute session. Reduced fees and sliding scale options are available for clients facing financial hardship. Please feel free to speak with Dr. McNutt further about alternative fee options, if needed.

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Explore. Deepen. Grow. These are just some of the benefits that we can experience in working with a trusted professional who is able to help us talk through challenging life situations. My approach to therapy emphasizes the importance of developing a collaborative working relationship with clients, which focuses on accessing their own self-knowledge, in order to help them deepen their understanding and awareness of their inner life. As your therapist, I believe it is important to give attention to how various aspects of your life are inter-connected with one another, such as how your relationships are influenced by your thinking and feeling experiences, as well as your behavioral tendencies. In light of this, I believe it is also beneficial to explore how the patterns of these experiences have developed in our lives over time, in order to increase self-understanding and self-confidence in making decisions that will promote further emotional health. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a trusting and safe relationship, seeking to help you understand the challenges and possibilities for change within your life, while also helping you navigate through uncertainties. My commitment is to support your emotional growth while emphasizing the possibilities for positive change.

Email or Call Dr. Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19163

More Info About My Practice

I have over a decade of experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, various outpatient and rehabilitation settings, military installation support, and hospice care.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

A primary focus of my work in psychotherapy is with clients who are facing a significant experience of grief and loss, or traumatic stress. I have worked closely in providing therapy support for healthcare professionals, active duty military service members and their families, military veterans, and other professional populations that encounter traumatic grief experiences due to the nature of their professional work. I have over ten years of experience working in clinical counseling settings addressing the needs of individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with a chronic or terminal illness, as well as the many stressors associated with caregiving. A significant portion of my professional experience has included working as a clinician within hospice care and providing therapeutic support for individuals and families managing the difficulties of adjusting to a life-limiting illness. Many of the patients I have worked with have struggled with life adjustments associated with HIV/AIDS-related symptoms. In addition, as an LGBT-oriented therapist, much of my clinical work has included providing support to the LGBT community, including dealing with coming out concerns, working through relationship issues with partners, spouses, and families of origin, as well as managing the many forms of stress associated with social discrimination, sexual stigma, and identity adjustment.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe psychotherapy gives us an opportunity to develop more insight into how the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors we experience are connected with our emotional needs, our interpersonal relationships, and the motivational patterns that drive our decisions and choices. The practice of psychotherapy helps us explore and understand how our emotional experiences and patterns of thinking might also be affecting the health of our relationships with others. The continued growth of scientific research has demonstrated that the positive effects of psychotherapy actually help promote healthy brain functioning. In addition, as a relationally-based form of treatment, psychotherapy provides us with a relational experience that promotes empathy and insight, which in turn stimulates the activation and growth of our brain's neuronal functioning and capacity to adapt in how we relate with others. In light of this, psychotherapy has demonstrated that our psyche can achieve increased health through the experience of a safe, empathic, understanding, and insight-stimulating relationship with another human being.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work primarily with clients who are facing difficulty adjusting to issues of grief & loss, LGBT-related concerns, trauma-related stress, anxiety, depression, coping with chronic and terminal illness, aging and life transitions, and stress management for caregivers. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Spirituality

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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