Dr. Jen Bachtold,Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-II

Dr. Jen Bachtold,Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-II

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Psychologist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology License - 33078
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthscope
  • HSA
  • Lyra Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • The Holman Group
  • TrustMark
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Fees: $225 for Initial intake and $175 per session thereafter.


San Diego, California 92154
West Hollywood, California 90048

My Approach to Helping

Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a CADC-II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) with over 16 years of professional experience in addiction and recovery, a Certified Specialist in Anger Management, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I believe that building a rapport is the most important aspect of the therapeutic connection between therapist and patient. I will meet you where you are at! If you are unsure of therapy, we will explore it together and I will assist you on your therapeutic journey! I use a humanistic and cognitive-behavioral model that puts the patient first and includes CBT, ACT, IPT, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing. I am here to help you cope with whatever you are experiencing no matter how big or small! I have worked with an array of patients from adolescents to elderly to those in the foster care system, corrections and justice system, detox, residential and outpatient centers, private practice settings, and in-home care. I currently work with adults, first responders, law enforcement, and with those suffering from chronic pain, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, mental and emotional disturbances, change of life transitions, relationship problems, intra and interpersonal issues, trauma, anger, and just every day stresses! Our office also conducts independent comprehensive DUI assessment and court-ordered evaluations that can assist you in your legal case. I have experience delivering evidenced-based therapies in individual and group therapy, including providing individual short-term and long-term psychotherapy, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Whether you are new to the therapy process or if you are in search of a new therapist, I am here to help guide you on this path!

More Info About My Practice

I am currently conducting sessions in a telehealth format only either over the Zoom platform or by telephone! Contact me, I am here to help you!

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Totally understandable! The therapy process can be extremely daunting if you are unfamiliar with how it works. Many of my patients are first-time therapy seekers! I understand how vulnerable it can be to divulge personal information to a stranger. I am here to listen and be with you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey. I am here to help guide you through the process and meet you where you are at!

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Career Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Identity Issues
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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