KAREN KERSCHMANN, LCSW- CBT
PPO Insurance often covers cognitive behavioral therapy. Call your insurance company and ask: (1) the amount of your deductible and also (2) what percentage of behavioral health services they will cover for an out of network provider. Upon request, our office will provide a receipt.
Fees for this provider:
45-minute session: $180
90- minute session: $325
Our associate therapists provide sliding scale rates.
We all face many challenges in our lives. Along with demanding schedules, the increase in technology and expectations, more people need help to cope with their day to day lives. One method found to be helpful is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective and long-lasting results. After specialized training under the Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, certified by Academy of Cognitive Therapy, did I consider myself to be a true cognitive behavioral therapist.
Clinical hypnosis, alongside CBT therapy, can ‘amplify’ the desired shifts in thought and behavior. Although qualified cognitive behavioral therapists and hypnotherapists are available in San Diego, there were few clinicians who specialize in both. Therefore, I moved ahead to complete Michael Yapko’s intensive training in clinical hypnosis for mental health specialists. The results are gratifying, and I am so pleased that I can offer both modes of treatment.
Ms. Kerschmann contributes to the field through research and community action. Her work providing clinical consult is acknowledged in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5. Also, Ms. Kerschmann’s work with the cognitive behavioral process in teens has been acknowledged in the professional journal The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies. She is also a member of the San Diego Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Consortium.
Ms. Kerschmann’s experience includes training with the Mediation Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where she contributed to the creation of a parent-adolescent-school mediation program (CRESS).
Her educational background includes a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in law and political psychology. In addition to her private practice, Ms. Kerschmann is an advocate for current and former foster youth and is a foster parent for Special Families. Furthermore, she offers individual, group and family CBT therapy to former foster youth under the age of 25 for a low fee or pro bono.
ALLISON TABARRACCI, ASW InTern
Fee: 45-minute session: $100
For appointments with Allison, please contact the office directly at 619-889-0662.
If you are considering therapy, you’ve already taken an enormous step towards becoming your best self. As a practitioner with a special interest in anxiety, I focus on adjustments, life transitions, and life stressors. I help my clients learn to utilize their own unique strengths and create skills to effectively cope with stress and anxiety. Together we will develop strategies to help build resilience for dealing with future obstacles.
I take a holistic approach to mental health that addresses biological, psychological, and psychosocial factors with a focus on lifestyle, nutrition, and supplementation. I aim to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable and are able to be their authentic selves. It is my goal to instill hope in my clients and help them navigate a way forward. I am here to support and guide you towards reaching your goals and improving your well-being. If you are ready to take the first step, I am here to take this journey with you.
Allison is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
KAYLA CORAZAO, LCSW
Fees for this provider:
45-minute session: $120
90- minute session: $200
As a licensed clinical social worker, I use a comprehensive approach considering how all aspects of a person’s life can impact overall well-being. I work people from all ages and backgrounds, and see individual dealing with any kind of problem or conflict within themselves, interpersonal, romantic, work, family, etc. The goal is to help gain insight into the nature of their situation, as well as help them develop the skills for taking action and making changes that help them feel in control and happier. Together we will use powerful tools to support your individualized healing path.
The atmosphere that is created in the therapy session is one of warmth, safety, and acceptance. I have a straightforward, interactive approach to treatment. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe in the healing benefits of psychotherapy.
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