Now accepting clients in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Rancho Peñasquitos.

Who We Can Help

At Coronado Psych, we are committed to providing the highest quality mental health services to our community. Our team of expert clinicians specialize in providing therapy and counseling services to a wide range of clients, including:

Our Services

Clinical Psychology

Our licensed clinical psychologists can help you whether you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, family dynamics, life transitions, grief, trauma, or more.

Health Psychology

Having difficulty coping with a new diagnosis/injury? Or feeling overwhelmed by the unpredictable highs and lows of chronic illness? Our expert health psychologists can help.

Telepsychology

Hate the idea of commuting to and from therapy? If you are a resident of California, you can now safely access our expert care with the utmost convenience.

Over time, physical health conditions can leave you feeling helpless and alone. Luckily, there are proven methods to help you regain hope and confidence – let our experts help.

Our Dedication to You

At Coronado Psych, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality therapy and counseling services possible. We believe the best care comes from truly caring and compassionate experts who are highly skilled in tailoring evidence-based practices to meet your unique needs and goals.

Expert Care

Each clinician on our team is a doctoral-level psychologist, who has spent many thousands of hours honing their skills in helping clients just like you!

Goal Oriented

Not only are our clinicians the most highly trained mental health professionals, but all our clinicians are also truly dedicated to helping you find relief and reach your goals.

Compassionate

Our clinicians pride themselves on their professionalism, expertise, compassion, and care—and we encourage you to reach out for an initial consultation to see if we are the right fit for you.

Meet Our Clinicians

Dr Rika Tanaka

Dr. Rika Tanaka

Founder/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY30925
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illnesses, Life Transitions

Dr. Ryan Halquist

Dr. Ryan Halquist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY27221
Specialties: LGTBQ+ Life Experiences, Substance Abuse or Use

Dr. Sarah Tuberman-Green, Psy.D.

Dr. Sarah Tuberman-Green

Registered Psychological Assistant
Under the Supervision of Rika Tanaka, Ph.D., PSY30925.
License #: PSB94024850
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, and Family

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Rika Tanaka is the founder of Coronado Psych, a private practice dedicated to providing the highest-quality psychological services to the community. Residents of Carlsbad and North County and access the same expert care, as Coronado Psych now offers services in the greater San Diego region. 

Dr. Rika Tanaka has extensive experience working with young adults, adults, and seniors having difficulty with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, grief, sleep, chronic health conditions, and more. She specializes in providing psychotherapy through telehealth, and is happy to be able to offer high-quality services to clients throughout California.

For more information about Coronado Psych, please feel free to explore our website, where you will find many posts written by Dr. Tanaka about psychotherapy and its many benefits to you.

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Can’t seem to find the right therapist for you? California residents can now safely access our high-quality care through our secure platform at home, work, or wherever they may be.

What Happens at the Initial Consultation?

Want to know more about a psychologist and how they can help you with your unique needs and goals? The initial consultation is your chance to ask these questions and learn more about how the provider you’re thinking of working with can help.

3 Goals of the Initial Consultation

• Learn about your therapist’s relevant experience
• Talk about your reasons for seeking therapy
• Understand more specifically how they can help you

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What Happens at the Your First Session?

Online therapy

A first session with a new therapist can be a little intimidating. Learn more about what to expect during your first psychotherapy session so you can feel confident and get what you need. 

3 Goals of the First Session

• Understand polices and give informed consent
• Share your symptoms and factors that influence your treatment plan
• Assess if you and the therapist are a good “fit”.

Learn More

If you would like more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email (info@coronadopsych.com) or schedule a initial complimentary consultation.

“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.
Licensed Psychologist/Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

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Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

The Mind-Body Connection

The mind-body connection is both how our mental states influence our bodies AND how our physical states influence our thoughts and feelings. For example, fear and anxiety can lead to increased muscle tension, heart rate, sweating, etc. And physical pain can lead to feelings of anxiety or depression, especially in the long-term.

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Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

Sources and Symptoms of Stress

Assessing our sources and symptoms of stress provides a useful framework for understanding our stressors and our abilities to cope. It may be daunting to try to “unpack” all of the ways in which we feel stressed. However, once we embark upon this task together, my clients often find that this process can provide some relief and improve confidence in their abilities to tackle their stress.

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