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Better relationships and mental health start here.

Choose from short- or long-term psychotherapy with a skilled, experienced therapist.

  • Carrie Jaffe, PhD San Diego LinkedIn

Relationship Issues

Are you tired of having the same relationship problems over and over? Do you pick the

wrong people and end up in unhappy relationships? Do you wonder how to get your needs met?

If you are looking for help to improve relationships with a partner, friend, family member, or coworker, you could benefit from working with a therapist who specializes in these issues. I help  individuals create more satisfying attachments. 

Call me now to begin building more fulfilling relationships with others and with yourself. 

Depression and Avoidance

Do you find yourself feeling depressed and avoiding people or social situations? Do you wish you had more

friends, but are anxious or fearful about them? Are you overly sensitive?

Depression and avoidance are closely related and you may be experiencing one or both. I can help you understand why you feel the way you do and help you get back to living the life you want while feeling more confident and comfortable with people.

Call me today to  start your journey to feeling less depressed and better about yourself.

Family of Origin Issues

Were you raised in

a dysfunctional family?

Are there issues from your childhood that

continue to bother you? Would you like to improve your relationships with parents and siblings? 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you heal old wounds and understand yourself more fully. Armed with your new insight, you will be better equipped to relate to parents, siblings, and the world more effectively.   

Call me today for an appointment and to learn about how my style of psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you feel more empowered, self-reliant, and able to learn to manage family stresses more effectively . 

Alcohol/Drug Addiction

No matter where you are in your relationship with substances, you could benefit from

talking with someone who can help you decide whether you have a safe and healthy relationship with substances, or whether it has become a problem. 

Dr. Jaffe understands addiction and the issues that people face who struggle with the misuse of substances and addiction.

Call me today! 



Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families

Do you get involved with people who abuse substances? Do you caretake

people or get too involved in other peoples' problems at your own expense? If so, you

may have been raised in a dysfunctional home.  Dr. Jaffe specializes in helping adults heal from alcoholic and other dysfunctional family problems. Contact me today to find out how she can help you. 

About Me


Here is the technical stuff; the personal stuff is in the next paragraph. I have over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I have a strong reputation as a trusted and ethical therapist. I particularly enjoy working in private practice, as it allows me to create  safe and trusting relationships with my clients. I am skilled in helping people in either long- or short-term therapy and have pursued post-graduate training and education in the following areas: psychodynamic psychotherapy / family of origin issues; brief, or short-term psychotherapy; psychotherapy for people struggling with addiction and recovery, and their family members; psychological testing and assessment.

Over the many years that I have spent helping people improve their lives as we work through their issues together, I believe that what makes me a good therapist is not my training or my education, but my ability to listen and to put myself in your shoes. As therapists, we are trained in certain techniques and approaches, but what matters most in therapy is having a warm, safe, trusting relationship with a therapist who understands you.  Skilled at listening with my "3rd ear," I can help untangle the emotional layers beneath your words to promote a deeper understanding of yourself. Self-knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you have to guide you toward making the decisions and taking the actions that are right for you. 

  I am exceptionally accepting and non-judgmental and am a 


445 Marine View Avenue, #300

Del Mar, CA 92014

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