Madeline Polonia (she/her)

Psy.D.

I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego, CA. I'm passionate about helping others feel more in control of their anxiety.

Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle to communicate what you need with your friends and family? I can help you figure out how to feel more in control. With therapy, you can learn how to take better care of yourself and focus on more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving. Counseling can help you to trust yourself and deal with uncertainty. I look forward to working with you collaboratively.

My Background and Approach

I am trained in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and have completed extra training courses in mindfulness-based stress reduction and HeartMath interventions training programs. These approaches are the foundation to learning and implementing effective tools and techniques in dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression. CBT teaches you to focus on what is in your control: your thoughts and behaviors. I work collaboratively with you so that you can understand how to change your negative, self-limiting beliefs in order to feel better. We'll practice role-plays to learn how to communicate needs and set boundaries in relationships. As a result, you will practice healthier ways of thinking and behaving in your relationships. I'll teach you self-regulation skills to help you be more present in your body. My goal as your therapist is for you to become more kind and patient with yourself in order to feel more resilient and empowered to navigate your daily stressors.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that every individual has the innate strength and resilience to overcome challenges. I also very much believe that asking for help and being vulnerable is a sign of strength. I do believe that people can change if they really want to change. I value respect, patience, kindness, integrity, and compassion. I practice what I preach thus I always make time for self-care. I love nature and enjoy hiking or walking on the beach.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Lyra Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $190 - 190/session

Info

858-243-2684 Email Madeline
5752 Oberlin Dr. Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92121

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