Jeff Kleinberg, Therapist in California — Zencare
Jeff A. Kleinberg
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Jeff A. Kleinberg


Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, LIMFT PhD
California Accepting Online
Updated March 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jeff Kleinberg, Ph.D. is a licensed therapist in San Diego county. He works with adults (men and women) who are successful in their careers or other aspects of their lives yet feel disconnected from relationships, life meaning & purpose. They may experience "Imposter "Syndrome" despite success, e.g., "if people found out who I really am..." Some who found measures of success have painful experiences of the past that appear in the present. Perhaps you overworked to compensate for feeling inadequate, unworthy, to cover shame for not "being enough?" Has external success done its job for you?

Dr. Kleinberg also works with men and men's issues as they continue buying into unhealthy masculine norms like adhering to the "don't talk, don't share, don't express" rules that prohibits us men from richer and fuller life experiences.

Dr. Kleinberg integrates mindfulness, insight-oriented and skills-based approaches to help clients explore root causes of symptoms using awareness for how earlier relationships and experiences impact the present while also focusing on practical strategies such as mindful practices, meditation and problem solving. He brings an organizational, systems-oriented and coaching perspective into his practice. His Ph.D. dissertation was written on executive coaching.

In his approach, Dr. Kleinberg is interactive with honest conversation vs. head nodding "uh huh. I see... and how do you feel about that" response. He is authentic, genuine and open. He has (and continues to) work with US Veterans, executives, college students and business owners.

Dr. Kleinberg is dedicated to offering an inclusive, diverse, affirming and equitable practice, serving people of the global minority and those in our LGBTQIA community.

Message to clients

With me as your personal consultant, you'll be moving toward a life of greater vitality, meaning, and purpose. I get to know you, the you behind the smile or stiff face, first and foremost. Without a connection between us, change isn't likely to happen. I help you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed, offering true listening, reflection, curiosity, interest and a deep desire to help you move forward.

I support, guide, reflect and use humor when appropriate to bring myself in as a co-active collaborator and personal guide in the trenches with you to cultivate tangible outcomes and long-term workable life strategies, greater inner peace and balance.

My hope for you is finding relief, personal freedom, agency and mastery from yourself, your thoughts, feelings and life circumstances. I want for you to experience openness to embrace love and vulnerability, having healthier relationships (marriage, partnership, friendships, employees), life engagement, contentment, and overall greater energy and fulfillment.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)


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 3PM-6PM
  • Tue 10AM-1PM; 3PM-6PM
  • Wed 10AM-1PM; 3-5PM
  • Thu 10AM-1PM; 3-6PM
  • Fri 10AM-1PM; 3-6PM
  • Sat 8AM-2PM
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

HALLIDAY CENTRE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY AND WELLNESS, Inc., Licensed Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2018
WAVW Counseling, Associate MFT, 2013 - 2014
VETERANS VILLAGE San Diego, Associate MFT, 2012 - 2014

Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D. Human and Organization Development, 2001
Fielding Graduate University, MA Human Development, 1999
National University, MA Counseling Psychology, 1995


California: 97003