justin LaPilusa


justin LaPilusa


Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - PSY25187
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Galaxy Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Tricare
Fees: 100.00 to 175.00 on a sliding fee scale. 10 minute free consultations.
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7851 Mission Center Court
San Diego, California 92108
3010 First Avenue
San Diego, California 92103

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My Approach to Helping

I utilize a straight forward and empathic approach to treatment. I believe that to have a happy life one must focus on having meaning and purpose, while also developing effective skills for dealing with problems and challenges in your day to day life. Quality of life has also been shown to come from relationships, so I also work toward improving relationships and increasing an individuals self awareness to better manage his or her interpersonal effectiveness. My approach to therapy uses a combination of support and skill building to help you heal or make the changes you need to have a better life.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $175 dollars. Sliding scale fees are available for individuals needing financial assistance. I am also on a variety of insurance panels. If we are out of network with your insurance company, we will bill your insurance company as a courtesy to you so that you can be reimbursed by your insurance company.

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

Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. I also conduct psychological evaluations for Workers' Compensation or Personal Injury cases.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can help you learn more about your own personal way of managing your life so that you can improve upon your current skills and develop new ones as well. Therapy can help you feel less strained and overwhelmed, providing tools to manage these feelings. Therapy can help you increase self confidence and pursue your goals and dreams. Therapy can help you feel greater pleasure in activities you invest in, as well as improve your physical health (such as decrease headaches, stomachaches). Therapy can help your sleep or decrease reliance on substances. Therapy can help improve your performance at your job or at home. Therapy can help you cope if you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. Therapy can help you if you suffered a trauma and you can't seem to stop thinking about it. Lastly, therapy can help you feel a greater sense of peace and connectivity within yourself and with others.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Biofeedback
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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