Clinical Psychology

With the right therapist, you can learn to ride life’s biggest waves
with confidence, purpose, and joy.

With the right therapist, you can learn to ride life's biggest waves with confidence, purpose and joy.

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:



Young Adults (18+)


Seniors (65+)




It can be scary to reach out and ask for help—but our team of clinicians are specialized in providing evidence-based counseling and therapy services to clients just like you!

What We Treat

At Coronado Psych, we do our best to ensure that our expert therapists each offer specialized care to meet your unique needs and goals. We specialize in providing therapy and counseling services for:



Chronic Illness

Anger Management

Chronic Pain

Coping Skills

 Major Depression

 Gender Expression

 Behavioral Issues

 Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Social Skills

 Chronic Illness

Emotional Disturbance



Life Transitions


Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

 Anxiety Disorders

 Sexual Identity

 Interpersonal Issues

Learning Disabilities

Family Conflicts

Substance Dependance

Relationship Issues

Sleep or Insomnia

Stress Management

Women’s Issues

LGBTQ+ Issues

Substance Abuse

 Gender Identity

 Childhood Trauma

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 Academic difficulty

Learn More

For more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email ( or schedule a initial complimentary consultation.

How We Help

Our expert clinicians customize evidence-based therapy and counseling techniques to best fit your needs and goals.

Here are some ways in which our therapists can help:

– Cognitive-behavioral therapy

– Motivational interviewing

– Schema therapy

– Interpersonal techniques

– Solution focused therapy

– Humanistic

– Client centered therapy

– Mindfulness

– Interpersonal and familial exploration

– Harm Reduction

Adult therapy
Therapy for Children

Other ways in which our therapists can help:

– Family Therapy

– Child and Adolescent Therapy

– Testing/Evaluation

– Parent coaching/consultation

– Dialectical Behavior Therapy

– School Consultation & Educational Coaching

– Special Education/IEP Navigation and Support

Our psychologists only use evidence-based methods and work collaboratively with each client to needs and goals.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Learn more about the “ABC’s of CBT” and how it can



Lost interest in the things that used to interest you? Feeling low, tired, or just not yourself anymore? Therapy and counseling with the right provider can help!


Can’t shake the feeling that something bad is going to happen? Or finding yourself stuck in a constant state of worry? We can help!


Dread going to bed at night? Or find yourself frustrated and exhausted, time and time again, after a poor night’s sleep? It might be time to try something new!

Together, we can develop tailored practical techniques to help you cope with life’s biggest stressors.

Stress Definition Coronado Psych
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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Do I have anxiety
Dr. Rika Tanaka, PhD

Do I Have Anxiety or An Anxiety Disorder?

Co-Author Courtney Maliakkal, B.S. Public awareness of anxiety and related disorders has spread considerably, leading many of us to wonder, “Do I have an anxiety disorder?” Because there are many kinds of anxiety disorders and these disorders vary in presentation, the answer to this question is

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