• John McConnell, Ph.D

    • Psychologists
    • Psychotherapists
    • Counseling Services
    3821 Front Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 993-3397
    Weekdays, Saturdays, and some evening hours available.
    • About

      Our services include:

      - Individual, Couple, Family, Polyamorous Families, and Group Therapy

      - Specializing in Inner Financial Health, Addictions, Parenting, Depression, BDSM

      - Emotionally Focused Therapy, Hypnosis, Inner Family Systems

      - Short-term work on symptom relief

      - Long-term work on personality, deep change & growth

      - Consultation to therapists

      With thirty years of experience, I bring warmth, experience, and practical insight to my work. I have learned to be flexible in approaching different problems with different tools.

      I enjoy providing psychotherapy now as much as when I was new to the field. To keep fresh I limit the hours I practice each week, read widely, attend & create new workshops, consult with colleagues on new ideas, and find pleasure in my clients and their progress. I also enjoy the technical process of the work itself, and the elegance and logic of current theories of psychotherapy.

      Fifteen years ago almost all my work was individual psychotherapy. Now over half my work is with couples and complex relationships, giving workshops, and supervision. Only 18% of therapists doing couple therapy in the US actually have training in couples work! If you seek relationship counseling, be sure your therapist has the training!

      Every person I see is different: different strengths; different weaknesses; and their own way of managing conflict and connection. I love this aspect of my work. The endless variety that people bring into my office makes my work an ongoing source of challenge, interest and pleasure.

    • Whom to Contact

    • Directions

      The little yellow Craftsman house on Front Street between Robinson and University. Limited parking in back.