Therapists Specializing in Codependency in San Diego

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in San Diego who specialize in codependency below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Haroon  Burhanullah

Haroon Burhanullah

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I use HIPPA compliant video evaluation to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief. I provide thorough evaluation and medication management at the privacy of your home or office. I strive to offer top-quality, evidence-based mental health care and will work with you to implement the best treatment plan based on your unique needs.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Abby  Krom

Abby Krom

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

You’re ready for a change and although you may not be sure how therapy will help you, you are wanting to see what’s possible for your life. Therapy with me provides a space away from your family and friends to really express what’s going on for you. It’s a non-judgmental space but I am an active therapist. I listen with curiosity and offer feedback based on what I am hearing. It’s important to have a dialogue and explore what is going on for you in new ways.


Ryan  Chandler

Ryan Chandler

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Appreciating and respecting that courage, my work is to help my clients attain their goals, discarding whatever has prevented them from doing so in the past. I consider therapy a collaborative effort between the individual and therapist. My hope is that the clients with whom I work feel supported and empowered to make the changes they desire.

Treatment focuses on increasing awareness about life patterns, building on strengths, and developing new coping abilities. My professional strengths include: a knowledge of a variety of presenting issues and treatment options, an innate ability to connect easily with clients, and the capacity to incorporate the realities of daily living into the process.


Deborah  Helt

Deborah Helt

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $180 per session

My goal as a therapist is to help clients hear themselves, feel their emotions and build greater awareness of what they want and need to thrive.  I strive to support my clients' connection to their own wisdom and to help clients balance action, insight and acceptance.

I believe that each of our lives is an ecosystem, comprised of the interconnecting forces that influence our well-being. This includes our relationships with other people, with cultural and economic forces and even our own bodies. When we suffer trauma or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost. Therapy can be an invaluable tool finding our way to vitality and connectedness.

I also believe that some of the distress that we experience cannot be separated from the political, cultural and economic environment in which we live.  I am interested in finding ways to connect the emotional healing and improved self-care often associated with therapy to broader social movements working to promote a fairer, more resilient, more sustainable world. I’m also interested in neuroscience, mindfulness practices and am well versed in recent scientific research about the impacts of social isolation on physical and mental health outcomes. While I am a traditionally trained therapist, these influences also frequently appear in my work. I find that I often attract clients that are interested in exploring how cultural forces are also impacting our collective well being.


Marcelle  Little

Marcelle Little

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Finding the right “match” can feel overwhelming and equally important to the therapeutic alliance. Marcelle is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice to ensure clients feel safe, heard, and as an equal partner in the therapeutic process. With a background in meditation and yoga, sessions with Marcelle integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches to include the mind, body, and soul. She works with clients to explore the root barriers, to gain new awareness into emotional and relational patterns. At the same time, she focuses on practical strategies, with an emphasis on relaxation and meditation practices, to help clients integrate their felt experience.


Jennifer  Leupp

Jennifer Leupp

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

It's very brave of you to reach out for help! Admitting you need help and asking for it is the first step to healing. Many people find this step to be quite challenging and you are already here.

I enjoy using Mindfulness practices and Humor because therapy should be a place where you feel grounded and can laugh. Sessions with me are validating, challenging and fun. Together, we will figure out a plan for your healing. And we will always go at your pace, never pushing to a place you don't feel ready to be.

As an experienced therapist, I believe that you can break free from frustrating patterns and emotions and heal. You don’t have to continue feeling this way and you don’t have to do it alone. Call me today for a free 15-minute consult. I can’t wait to hear from you.


Jessica  Improta

Jessica Improta

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Finding a therapist is a little like dating - you may have to try a few out to find the right fit for you, and I encourage that for you. Should we be a good fit, I will honor our work together and do my best to adjust as needed (I love feedback)...to help heal the wounds of the past, and create the path forward that you want. We will build a relationship founded on rapport and trust and may even share some laughs together. I hope to meet you soon!


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Jeanne  Serra

Jeanne Serra

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Tricare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone consultation and take that first step. I look forward to learning more about your reason for seeking therapy and determining how I can help. If we find out that we aren't a good fit, I will happily refer you to my network of therapists, as my number one goal is to get you the support you need.


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