Kayla Knopp

Licensed Psychologist (CA 32016)

Kayla Knopp

Licensed Psychologist (CA 32016)

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 32016
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Couple, family, or other multi-person therapy: $195
Individual therapy: $175
Sessions are 50 minutes. Extended 110-minute sessions may also be available on a case-by-case basis for a session fee of $350.
I provide time-limited, evidence-based therapies, with an average treatment length of 8 to 20 sessions.
I also offer lower-cost options that combine evidence-based online programs with therapy sessions. Read more about these options on my website, or give me a call.
Free Initial Consultation


San Diego, California 92122

My Approach to Helping

I love to work with people on relationships of all types - couples, family, friends, coworkers, or anyone else who is important to you. Everyone feels stuck or unhappy in relationships sometimes. My goal is to help you get unstuck from unhelpful patterns in your life and your relationships so you can experience more fulfillment and joy. To do this, I can help you better understand yourself and your loved ones, increase empathy and connection, and support you in changing behaviors that are not working for you.

I believe relationships matter. Research shows that relationship distress causes problems in your health, mental health, work, children - it can even shorten your life. On the other hand, healthy relationships protect you from stress and help you thrive. Unfortunately, too many people don’t have access to effective help for their relationships. Because of this, I also prioritize increasing access to couple therapy. I offer telehealth, evening and weekend scheduling, and lower-cost options that combine research-supported online programs with therapy sessions.

Because I believe everyone deserves healthy relationships, I believe in using relationship therapy that works. I practice evidence-based therapy, which means I use therapeutic practices that have been studied and supported by empirical research studies. My clients should feel confident that the interventions I provide have been shown to be effective.

I also practice from an affirming, feminist, and anti-racist philosophy. This means that I unconditionally accept and value my clients’ gender, sexual, racial, cultural, and other identities. My practice takes into account each person’s unique experiences within contexts of social and systemic oppression, and the impact of these forces on your interpersonal relationships.

If you are struggling, stuck, or unhappy in your relationship with someone important to you, I can help. Contact me today to take the first step toward healing and happiness.

More Info About My Practice

I work with couples, groups, and individuals. I specialize in working with people with diverse relationship types and issues, including LGBTQIA+ people, nonmonogamous relationships, interracial and intercultural relationships, military and veteran families, sexual issues and diverse sexual interests, infidelity, and more. Please call me if you would like to learn more about my training and areas of expertise.

I use evidence-based treatments to help people improve their romantic, family, and interpersonal relationships. My primary clinical approaches are Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT), Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT or EFCT); I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapies, and a variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I see couples, families, friends, coworkers, and individuals. I have special training and expertise in working with issues specific to:
    Military Veterans
    LGBTQ+ and Same-Gender Couples
    BIPOC and Interracial or Intercultural Couples
    Non-Monogamous Couples
    Sexual Issues, Kinks, and Sexual Diversity

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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