Cyndi Pulsinelli, Therapist in San Diego, California — Zencare
Cyndi  Pulsinelli
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Cyndi Pulsinelli

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Sorrento Valley Accepting In-person
I do offer telehealth therapy via Zoom.
Updated March 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Life coaching
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationships
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Cyndi Pulsinelli is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, California. She primarily works with individuals and families. She specializes in treating eating disorders, grief and loss, mood disorders, and trauma. Cyndi also offers career and life coaching in her practice.

Her clients often come to her for support when they are feeling stuck or lost; some may feel like life isn’t working for them anymore. When she initially meets with a client she is assessing their core values, strengths, and their ideal way of living. Through exploring what needs to change in a client’s life to live according to their preferred way of living, she helps clients identify effective coping tools, whether they be emotional regulation skills, interpersonal dynamics, or effective communication tools.

As a client begins to live in line with their core values, utilizing their strengths and effective coping strategies, their sense of self begins to flourish. Together, this process brings them closer to a life where they begin to thrive mentally, emotionally and relationally.

Cyndi practices using evidence-based treatment modalities including EMDR, ERP, DBT and CBT, while cultivating hope through a strengths-based approach.

Message to clients

Courage means to feel fear and do it anyway. Stepping into therapy and facing what isn’t working in our lives takes courage. The beauty of therapy is that it’s safe place to be heard, feel seen, and gain effective insight in order to make lasting changes. It’s an honor for me to be your guide and witness on your journey! I look forward to hearing from you.


Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Cyndi Pulsinelli is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $300 (50min)
  • Individual & Family Session Extended: $350 (90min)
  • Initial Intake Extended: $350 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Sorrento Valley practice
5405 Morehouse Drive, Ste 330, San Diego, California 92121
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 11am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Clinical Advisor, 2013 - Present
Private Practice, Therapist, 2018 - Present
San Diego Police Department, Crisis Interventionist, 2011 - 2013
San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Grief Education Care Center, Bereavement Counselor, 2012 - 2013

Azusa Pacific University , MA, Clinical Psychology Emphasis Marriage and Family Therapy, 2013
Portland State University, BA, Psychology, 2010
Portland State University, BA, Communication Studies, 2009
Portland State University, Minor Civic Leadership, 2009


California: 96867