Sam Reif,Ph.D., LCPC, LPCC

Sam Reif,Ph.D., LCPC, LPCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPCC - LPCC11241
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180.008465
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: Free 15 minute consultation
$200 fee per session
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

San Diego, California 92122

My Approach to Helping

I have had excellent training and preparation for our work together. I have an undergraduate psychology degree from University of California at Santa Cruz (1991), A masters degree and Ph.D. from Finch University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School (1997), a one year internship in both Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Medicine from Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital (1996), and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine from University of Chicago (1997).

I am an evidence based practitioner that utilizes research supported interventions toward helping you attain your therapy goals. Areas of expertise include cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and depression- including exposure and response prevention for OCD and other anxiety disorders, and cognitive behavior therapy for improving health outcomes. Through science, expertise, and a bit of humor, the two of us will work together to develop and implement strategies for change. Initially therapy may be somewhat didactic, with a focus on psychoeducation. The objective is then to move to more of a coaching perspective, as you take on more of the role of applying what you have learned. From there, I am happy to let you take the lead as I step back and become a supportive cheerleader. The ultimate goal of therapy is for you to have gained the skills and confidence necessary to move forward on your own (aka- you fire me!). Perhaps a questionable business practice, but one that leads to much therapeutic success!

Services I Provide

  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    Individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic medical issues, or other obstacles to living their best life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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