Meet Our Team

Truly dedicated and caring specialists to help you find relief and reach your goals.

The best care comes from deeply caring and compassionate experts skilled in customizing proven methods to meet your unique needs and goals.

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

Our Administrators

Pam Curry

Pam Curry

Marketing Director

Max Pennington

Max Perryman

Human Resource Director

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If you would like more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email ( 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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mental health counseling therapy
Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

Cognitive Restructuring: Part 1

Cognitive restructuring is another core component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Cognitive restructuring refers to our ability to assess and challenge automatic negative thoughts that contribute to heightened distress. In part 1, we discuss building awareness of our automatic (negative) thoughts.

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Guided Imagery
Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

What is Guided Imagery Relaxation Therapy?

Guided imagery is a relaxation strategy that can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, by helping us to find a sense of calm in both our minds and bodies. Through guided imagery, we can access the calming qualities of our real or imagined “happy” places by systematically imagining

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