Salina  Bambic

Salina Bambic


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Florida Accepting Online
Hillcrest Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-doubt
  • Work stress
  • Stress management
  • Depression

Professional statement

Salina helps young adults and adults who struggle with anxiety, work stress, dating anxiety and self-esteem. People struggling with anxiety may have thoughts constantly centering around what could go wrong, have fear of making a mistake or failing. They might lie awake at night replaying memories from throughout the day with anxious thoughts robbing their energy, time and peace of mind. These anxious thoughts can make them doubt themselves and can have a negative impact in their personal and professional relationships.

Salina works with her clients to reduce anxiety’s impact in their daily lives through a therapy modality called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In CBT, clients learn how to change their thought patterns to avoid self-shaming and hypercritical thoughts that can lower their self-esteem and self-confidence. Instead clients learn how to create new thought patterns that can reduce anxiety and learn to take positive actions in their daily lives. Salina also provides her clients with a safe space where she takes time to learn about their unique concerns and needs. She provides a space for them to explore and gain insight of what’s making them feel anxious and overwhelmed. Often, talking through emotions can help clients find relief. Paired with skill-building from CBT and other therapy modalities like mindfulness practices, clients learn how to find meaning in their lives and manage their anxieties, reduce self-doubt and gain relief.

Salina earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and also has additional training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is dedicated in helping you reduce and manage anxiety in your life so that you can get relief, gain peace of mind and feel more satisfied in your daily life. It's possible. Reach out today and let's get started.

Message to clients

Life can get hard sometimes. Know that you're not alone and that therapy can help.

My primary goal is for my clients to feel empowered by the knowledge from our sessions so that they feel like they have the resources within themselves to succeed despite challenges.

My clients have reported my counseling approach to be warm, collaborative and interactive. You will learn new skill development and get practical tools so that you can get relief, gain confidence and manage anxiety in a positive and healthy way. It’s possible to feel more present and connected in your relationships, learn to look at new situations with possibility and manage overthinking.

If this sounds like something you're interested in reach out to me today. I would love to see how we can connect and help you on your journey to achieve your goals.


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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Self-doubt - Exploring how self-doubt shows up in one’s life and the origins of this self-doubt; training oneself in self-esteem and confidence

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and 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


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


Salina Bambic 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: $195 (55min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I'm happy to provide you with a "Superbill" for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if needed.


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 9:00-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hillcrest practice
302 Washington Street, San Diego, California 92103
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 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
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 9am-5:30pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Davita Outpatient Health Care Clinic, Medical Social Worker, LCSW, 2012 - 2021
Sharp Hospital, Medical Social Worker, LCSW, 2009 - 2011
San Mateo Children And Family Services, LCSW, 2004 - 2008

San Diego State University, MSW, 2002
University of San Diego, BA, 1994


California: 26174

Florida: TPSW2809