Lindsay  Elizondo

Lindsay Elizondo

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Bankers HIll Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 6, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s mental health
  • Young adult mental health
  • Relationships
  • Loss and grief
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Elizondo (pronouns she/her) specializes in working with women, religious harm and trauma, young adults (18-25ish), relationship issues, grief, and depth work. She particularly enjoys helping women examine the impact of sociocultural norms and expectations (e.g., to not take up physical, emotional, relational, or sexual space). There is much healing to be had in challenging these messages, reconnecting with your body and emotions, accepting yourself as you are, and re-centering your values and your voice.

Dr. Elizondo draws from relational psychodynamic, emotion-focused, intersectional feminism, and trauma-informed therapies to meet the specific needs of each client. What this boils down to is an exploration of your relationships, emotions, and unique context with curiosity and compassion. Why look at these things?

First off, Dr. Elizondo knows that our relationships fundamentally shape us, and are the door to our healing and growth. Not only the therapeutic relationship, but your relationships with yourself, with safe and trusted friends and family, and with your community. Dr. Elizondo also believes that unhelpful ways of relating (e.g., people pleasing, avoidance) are your best attempts to get your needs met. And she will explore with you other, perhaps more effective, ways of meeting those needs.

Second, blocked or overwhelming emotions are often at the root of our problems. As such, Dr. Elizondo will explore your relationship to your emotions, how you experience them in your body (where they originate), and how to tune into the important messages they send you. By accepting, understanding, and effectively responding to your emotions, you unlock their wisdom and freedom.

Third, your unique identity markers (e.g., ethnicity, gender, culture, ability status, sexuality, body size, socioeconomic, religion, etc.) shape your context, how you uniquely experience the world, and how the world uniquely experiences and treats you. It is thus essential to understand these factors as best as possible in order to help you. In addition, racial justice and equity for marginalized communities are core professional and personal values of hers. She works to decolonize therapy by centering your values, treating you as the expert of your experience, and inviting feedback to ensure therapy works for you. She also actively examines her own biases and assumptions, and critically evaluates psychological knowledge, which has historically drawn from a White, cishetero, capitalistic, and patriarchal viewpoint, and often at the oppression of marginalized populations.

Lastly, in addition to psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapies, Dr. Elizondo's training emphasized the integration of spirituality and psychology, which informed her specialization in religious harm and trauma.

*If you think Dr. Elizondo might be a good fit for your needs but you have concerns about paying for therapy, please don't hesitate to talk to her about this. She is passionate about therapy being accessible for anyone who needs it, and is open to finding something that works for you both.


Message to clients

I work with adults to better understand their whole, human selves through the transformative experience of feeling seen and known in an empathic, validating, and authentic therapy relationship. From this place, we can safely explore how your specific context—culture, relationships, and systemic issues—impacts who you are today and what you need to move towards healing and growth. Like all good relationships, this work takes courage and trust, so let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit.


Specialties

Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lindsay Elizondo is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (45min-50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Bankers HIll practice
317 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
In-Home Therapy, Skilled Nursing Facilities, 2019 - 2020
Mount St. Mary's University, Counseling& Psychological Services, 2018 - 2019
University of Washington, Tacoma Student Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018

Rosemead School of Psychology, PsyD, 2018
Rosemead School of Psychology, MA, 2015
University of Colorado, BS, 2011


Languages

English