Stephanie Ho Ph.D., Psychologist in Carlsbad, California, 92008

Stephanie Ho


Stephanie Ho


Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 23000
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • ValueOptions
Fees: I offer a free phone consultation for potential new clients, as it is helpful for those who are considering therapy and want to determine if we might be a good fit together. Please contact me for specific fee information if you are planning to self-pay for treatment. Otherwise, those who plan to use their insurance benefits are recommended to call their plan to determine what they can expect to pay out-of-pocket (i.e. co-pay, co-insurance, full contracted rate until deductible met, etc.).


2725 Jefferson St.
Suite 6-103
Carlsbad, California 92008

My Approach to Helping

In my professional experience, people come to therapy when they are feeling unhappy, stuck or blocked in some way and feel that they have exhausted their available resources and coping mechanisms. My role as a therapist is to serve as a guide to help the client identify and express their needs and wants, as well as assist the client in recognizing their strengths and abilities to heal and grow. I work with clients to help them understand their past experiences and current situation in order to move forward and make changes to facilitate the life and relationships they want. I am warm, compassionate, collaborative and interactive in my approach.

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free brief phone consultation. Please contact me for information about fees for individual and couples therapy. I do offer some reduced fee appointment slots for college students, graduate students, and others based on financial circumstances. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, all major credit cards, as well as Health Savings Account (HSA) cards and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Magellan Healthcare, MHN, Multiplan, and Value Options. I also accept Medicare assignment. I am considered an out-of-network provider for most other insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a monthly statement to provide to your insurance company for reimbursement if necessary for out-of-network benefits.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love to help clients come to that "a-ha" moment! Those moments are the times when clients sort through all of their painful past experiences, their unmet expectations, their old wounds and hurts and disappointments, their "could-a, would-a, should-a" statements, and finally accept the reality of their story and what has happened to them. It is only then that a client decides to make a change in their thinking, feeling, reacting, relating, and behaving in order to start a new chapter of their story and have the present and future be more of what they truly want and need. While I cannot change a client's past, I can help them to have compassion for their past self (particularly during childhood when they had no control over what was happening in their life) and work on embracing the power and control they have now as adults to make different choices and decisions.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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