We are now proudly serving residents of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, UTC, Golden Triangle, Bird Rock, Sorrento Valley, and University City.

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 clinical psychologists use proven methods to help you cope with anxiety, grief, depression, difficult family dynamics, trauma, and more.  

Health Psychology

Chronic illness, physical injuries, and other health concerns can make you feel helpless and alone. Our experts understand the unique challenges of coping with physical illness and can help.


Receive care in the comfort and safety of your own home, wherever you may be. We offer telepsychology appointments for all eligible California residents.

Managing chronic illness or a new medical condition can quickly wear you down. But you’re not alone – our skilled psychologists can support you.

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.


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.

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 the Founder

Dr. Rika Tanaka founded Coronado Psych with the goal of providing high-quality, expert psychological care to clients in the community. She is pleased to now offer the same quality care to La Jolla and surrounding areas, as the demand for expert therapy services continues to grow in the broader San Diego community.

Dr. Tanaka specializes in treating anxiety, stress, depression, anger, life transitions, sleep, health-related psychological concerns, and more in young adults, adults, and seniors. She is an experienced telehealth provider and is passionate about increasing access to quality care through her online therapy services.

Browse our site to learn more about Coronado Psych and be sure to read Dr. Tanaka’s posts to learn more about how therapy can work for you.

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Want to see a therapist, but don’t want to add another commute to your week? Having trouble finding the right expert for your needs? 

Online therapy
 can bridge the gap.

What Happens at the Initial Consultation?

What Happens at the Initial Consultation?

Interested in therapy, but not sure where to start? At the initial consultation you can learn how a psychologist can help you with your specific needs, and whether the provider would be a good ‘fit’ for you.  

3 Goals of the Initial Consultation

• Get to know your therapist
• Discuss your goals for therapy

• Learn how your therapist can support you

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What Happens at Your First Session?

In Person Therapy

What is the first session of therapy like? Taking the time to prepare ahead of time can ensure that you maximize your time with your service provider and get the most out of your first session.

3 Goals of the First Session

• Review informed consent and practice policies

• Assess your unique needs for treatment

• Talk about your goals and how the therapist can help

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.
Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

Moving Forward During COVID-19

I never planned on expanding my practice to Coronado during a global pandemic. Just a few months ago, I was busy carefully laying out detailed plans and timelines to grow my practice here. And then, suddenly, all these plans came to a halt.

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Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

Cognitive Restructuring: Part 2

Cognitive Restructuring is a fundamental component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and refers to our ability to assess and challenge automatic negative thoughts that contribute to heightened distress. In part 2, we discuss systematically evaluating these automatic negative thoughts.

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Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

The ABC’s of CBT

The “ABC’s” of CBT refers to a framework for understanding how our thoughts and behaviors work together to influence our feelings. Developed by Albert Ellis, a psychologist whose work heavily influences modern CBT practice, the ABC’s are considered a fundamental component of CBT.

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