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Oceanside Psychotherapists

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  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mack G.
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Rozanne is an extremely competent psychotherapist. She is insightful, honest, caring and kind. What a wonderful experience working with Rozanne, changed my life!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bonnie G.
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She is a very good therapist and I have referred many of my friends to her. She helps you see things in a different way and guides you to make good choices.

OC Synchronicity
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    Pamela S.
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    Leeanne is the most awesome Practioner I have ever worked with, I saw her for brain mapping and neuro feedback at Sovereign Health, but she always gave much more than that in her caring, compassionate, and insightful response to my questions about my mental illness. I've never had a therapist who was so well informed, with so much scientific data to back up her work and recommendation. not only did she help me she read me like a book without judgement, and made me feel loved , lovable, and set me on the right path to recovery with her recommendations. I will forever be grateful for having known her and being one of her clients.

    Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW
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    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    He listen to my husband and I with respect and professionalism. He helped us to developed an initial plan to work as a couple, allowing me and my husband to have hope. His work is of great value to couples who find themselves in trouble with their relationship like my husband and I. Thank you!

    Antoniella DelVecchio
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      Julia L.
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      Antoinella has helped me so much. I highly highly recommend her. I had been seeing another therapist who was good, but I wasn't getting to the root of some of my issues. I believe that mental and physical problems, "dis-ease" have spiritual or energetic origins. I wanted to discover the root of some problems that were not improving with traditional talk therapy. Antonella is a psychotherapist who offers another dimension. She is also very intuitive and clairvoyant. She saw and identified multiple things the first time I met her before we even spoke that were spot on. I was doubtful about the validity of past life regression before doing it with her, however, in doing the regression, I discovered information that explained a lot of my current experience. With that, EMDR and energetic clearing, I have found much needed relief.


      My work stands out as I have many years of experience conducting original research in Anxiety Disorders. I addition, I have received specialized training from international experts in Aniety Disorders. I bring this specialized research and training to each of my patients in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. The most important step is to call me so that we can see if we are a good fit. Anxiety can limit your life. Take that first step today on your journey to breaking free from the grips of anxiety.


      Life is full of challenges, expected and unexpected. Sometimes, it can be stressful, overwhelming, and even confusing to sort things out alone, and when we are stressed out, sometimes we are prone to illness. With a gentle, compassionate and supportive approach, I am committed to guiding my clients reach their potentials and strengths. I teach clients relaxation and breathing techniques, so that they are capable of dealing with stress and anxiety effectively. Anxious clients have the tendency to focus on the future; therefore, I help my clients get in touch with their inner resources and live in the here and now. The more stressed out and anxious clients are, the more tendency there is for them to get sick. I assist them to decrease their stress level and physical symptoms by teaching them stress management and time management. I also use hypnosis to reduce illness and promote relaxation. I work with individuals (from young children to teenagers to adults) who are facing a variety of issues, including: identity issues, self-esteem, sadness and depression, anxiety and managing stress, using self-control, expressing feelings and more. Working with young children requires special skills because young children do not have the same communication skills or vocabularies as adults have. By using artwork and sand tray, I assist young children who have different problems including depression, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, defiant, temper tantrums, bed wetting and social and school problems. I also teach parents effective tools to discipline and raise responsible children. You may wonder why your teenager sometimes feels there is no way out! During teen years, when teenagers are hurtling through intense physical and emotional changes, mood swings are typical. More often, parents feel frustrated when their teens go through drastic mood swings. I help my clients express their sadness in a healthy way. I assess for suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts. I assist clients identify their negative thoughts and help them tap into their inner resources by using guided imagery and hypnosis. In addition, I give them daily homework to lessen their depression and increase their self-esteem, self-worth and self-image.


      I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and divinity. I practice as a board-certified professional counselor, relationship expert and META healer, holistic pastoral psychotherapist and wellness practitioner. As a holistic META health and mind, body, and spirit integration specialist, I help individuals, families and couples understand the hidden meaning of physical, emotional and mental health challenges and assist them to return to their natural state of harmony, balance and wholeness. I hold diplomate status and board certifications with numerous accreditation institutions and professional organizations for counseling as well as holistic health, including The American Psychotherapy Association, The American Association for Integrative Medicine, The Pastoral Medical Association and The International META Medicine Association.


      As an author of 2 books called Facing Your Fears, and Following Your Dreams and Finding Success, and having been a psychotherapist for 30 years, I offer individual, group and personal coaching services. With my program and techniques, clients find their lives will change in the direction they have always hoped for and dreamed of, but could not discover the way to do it. I have trained with John Gray and Jack Canfield, and have been successful in helping couples and individuals for 30 years. I provide a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere. You can find testimonials on my web site.


      Our services include psychotherapy, counseling, consulting, and training. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist and experienced with children, therapeutic arts, and play therapy. I've been in the field for twenty years. I was trained in EMDR, an effective process for overcoming trauma, obstacles, or enhancing performance. I provide individual, child, couples, and family therapy. Educational workshops and coaching related to parenting, communication, stress management, and conflict resolution are also available. I'm located in San Diego's beach area.


      Counseling For Tranquility provides individual, couple's and group therapy to people looking to achieve balance and tranquility in their lives. I specialize in parenting issues, couples looking to better their relationship and communication, group therapy for therapists, as well as childhood abuse.


      I am a professional psychotherapist. I specialize in couple's counseling and individual adult counseling on a variety of concerns and issues. I believe everyone has a potential and can overcome limits and problems.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How does hypnosis work?

      Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

      What is a psychologist?

      A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

      A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

      • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
      • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
      • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
      • Overcoming addictions.
      • Managing chronic illness.
      • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

      What are the types of psychologists?

      Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

      • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
      • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
      • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
      • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
      • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
      • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
      • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
      • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
      • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
      • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
      • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
      • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
      • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
      • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
      • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
      • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
      • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
      • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
      • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

      What can hypnosis help you with?

      According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

      • Irritable bowel syndrome
      • Tension headaches
      • Alopecia areata
      • Asthma
      • Phobias
      • Insomnia
      • Addictions
      • Bedwetting
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Labor and delivery
      • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
      • Stress
      • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
      • Cancer-related pain
      • Weight loss
      • Eating disorders
      • Warts
      • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder
      • Smoking cessation

      How is hypnosis used in therapy?

      Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

      According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

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