Life can take its toll on even the most resilient of us all. Luckily, there are proven ways to find relief and support—and our experts are here to help.
Struggling to cope with a new diagnosis? Feeling worn down by the ups and downs of managing chronic illness? You don’t have go at it alone—let our specialists help.
Meet Our Founder
Dr. Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (License #: PSY30925)
Dr. Tanaka founded Coronado Psych with the mission to offer clients in Coronado and the broader San Diego community evidence-based psychological services provided by highly trained, doctoral-level mental health professionals.
Currently, Dr. Tanaka specializes in working with young adults, adults, and seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, life transitions, health behavior changes, health-related psychological distress, and more. In addition to providing in-person psychotherapy, Dr. Tanaka has extensive experience providing remote psychological services through telehealth. She invites you to explore our website for more information about our practice; and is happy to answer any further questions you might have regarding the psychotherapy process.
Interested in therapy, but having trouble finding the time? Having difficulty finding the right therapist near you? It might be time to consider telehealth.
What Happens at the Initial Consultation?
Want to find the best therapist for you? The initial consultation allows you to learn how a specific provider can help address your unique needs and goals, ensuring that you find the right “fit.”
3 Goals of the Initial Consultation
- Learn more about the therapist.
- Briefly assess your needs and goals for therapy.
- Inform you about how a therapist can help.
Meet Our Clinicians
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Tanaka since 2013. I have observed first-hand her ability to provide expert psychological services carefully tailored to the individual needs of each client. She does so with the utmost warmth and empathy.
Dr. Tanaka is truly dedicated to providing the best service to her clients–which is evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback provided by her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a psychologist. San Diego is fortunate to have her as a mental health resource.”
Dr. Adrienne Kovacs, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
What Happens at Your First Session?
Ever wonder what the first session of psychotherapy is like? Understanding the goals of a typical first session can help you make the most of your time with your new therapist.
3 Goals of the First Session:
- Learn about practice policies and limits to confidentiality.
- Assess your symptoms and other factors that influence treatment.
- Discuss goals and further gauge “fit.”
Life transitions are significant changes that people go through over the course of their lives. How we deal with these transitions can vary depending on the nature of the transition (planned or unplanned, temporary or permanent, etc.) and the personal