Lauren Woolley, PhD, Psychologist in San Diego, California, 92117

Lauren Woolley, PhD

Lauren Woolley, PhD
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Lauren Woolley, PhD

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 23740
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 42423
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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5252 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, California 92117
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

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: $175 -initial session
$150 - 50 minute session

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Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability

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You're trying your best, but you still feel overwhelmed. You want to feel peaceful and present to those you love, but you feel stretched thin. Being a woman in the world can be challenging. We're showing up for children, partners, friends and coworkers. Even with the best of intentions, it's hard to find time to take care of yourself. Maybe others have noticed you're stressed. Even though it feels vulnerable to walk through the door of a therapist, you're willing to try. You want to feel better.

I am glad you're looking for support. Experiencing stress can feel isolating, even when surrounded by caring people. You've been doing this yourself long enough. Let me help you find some tools. You deserve a compassionate and accepting space to address your concerns. During our first meeting, I listen carefully and ask questions to fully understand your problems and how they impact you. Then, we work together to identify useful strategies to reduce your stress and address your difficulties. My wish is that you leave my office with hope and some peace.
I welcome individuals of all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions and political values. Please contact me to learn if my approach is a good fit for you.

Email or Call Lauren Woolley, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 42423

More Info About My Practice

I want to make it easy for you to seek help. I offer Saturday appointments and the ability to complete paperwork online. Please contact me if you have any questions that can simplify this process. I recommend emailing me or completing the contact form on my website. Please indicate good times for me to reach you by phone, so we can avoid playing "phone tag." You're also welcome to leave a voicemail message if that's more convenient.

My office is in Clairemont at the northwest corner of Genesee Ave. & Balboa Ave. It's is easily accessible from I-5, I-805 and the 52. There is plenty of free parking.

While I am not currently contracted with any insurance companies, my services do qualify as out-of-network benefits. If you're unsure if you have out-of-network benefits or how to use them, I am happy to clarify any questions you might have and provide guidance on how to speak with your insurance provider to learn about coverage.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It's common to ask, "Do I really need therapy?" It makes good sense given therapy involves a commitment of time, financial resources and emotional energy. You may wonder, "Will it really help me?" or "Don't most people go through this without needing therapy?" Determining if your problem requires professional help may be challenging.

We frequently know what to do for physical pain. If you injure your ankle, you stop and rest. You may elevate your foot and apply ice. If the pain impacts your ability to work, attend school or socialize, you seek out a medical professional. Knowing the steps to take for emotional pain are often less clear. However, the "You tried to heal it, and it keeps hurting. Get help," approach can also apply here.

For example, you're stressed. You talked with a trusted friend or read a self-help book. You still don't feel better or your emotional pain has worsened. It's impacting your performance at work or school. It's affecting your interpersonal relationships or the ability to enjoy once pleasurable activities. You just want to feel better. You tried to heal it, and it keeps hurting. Now would be a good time to reach out to a therapist.*

It can feel uncomfortable contacting a therapist. Remember, most therapists chose this profession, because they truly enjoy helping people. I am glad when people call me for support, because I have tools to help manage anxiety, depression and stress. I invite you to email or call me today if you're on the fence about therapy and need guidance.

* If you are in crisis and/or having thoughts of wanting to hurt or kill yourself, seek help immediately by contacting 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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