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Paula Kettula, LCSW

Office: Paula Kettula, LCSW
1855 1st Avenue
Suite 201B
San Diego, CA 92101
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Online Therapy
Private Practice Consulting
School Observations
Practice Description: Immediate openings - Flexible fees!

True power is in the courage to be who you are!
I work with individuals (adults/children/youth), couples and families based on their unique needs, qualities and strengths. I have an eclectic approach so that treatment can be effectively tailored to the specific problem, person and life situation. My practice focuses on treating the entire person from a mind-body-spirit-soul perspective. In addition to using the typical talk therapy techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other modern psychological treatment methods, I believe it is important not to forget about one's soul and connection with the Spirit. Through the process of aligning oneself with the eternal truths and one's own path, many fears, anxieties and depression may transform or are perceived differently. This type of work is based on thousands of years of wisdom of humanity's experiences about this world that we still possess in the unconscious mind. I use variety of different ways to connect with the unconscious such as Jungian sandplay, art, music, dream analysis, symbolic interpretation, fairy tales and myths, guided imagery and meditation.

Few words about my work with children:

I especially love working with children. My approach with them is based on utmost respect of their needs, wants and wishes and the belief in the amazing power of children to be able to heal themselves. Children deserve to be treated with the greatest honor and dignity. Just because children are not able to put their opinions, values and emotions into words, does not mean that they don’t have them. Behavioral problems of children are signs of deeper psychological wounds that have to be remedied, and it is our responsibility as adults to help them with this.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Early Childhood
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Child Abuse
Conduct Disorder
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Play Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Military/Veterans
Early Childhood
Additional Languages: Finnish
Education: Masters of Science in Social Work
San Diego State University, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Social Policy with Social Work Concentration
University of Jyväskylä/East Carolina University, 2000

Montessori Teaching Diploma
Montessori Training Center Perugia, 2016
License #: LCS25403
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified Yoga Teacher
Trained in EMDR Therapy
Sand Play Therapy
Fee Schedule: $150 Initial Assessment (60 min.)
$120 Regular Psychotherapy Session (50 Min.)
$90 Adjusted rate for students and single parents with low income
$250 School Observation (90 min.)
$350 School Observation with written report
$950 Comprehensive education assessment and recommendations
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Tufts Health Plan
Veteran's CHOICE Program
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I will file ALL insurance claims so you don't have to worry about it! Also, if you have financial difficulties, you may qualify for having to only pay the co-pay amount for your PPO insurance instead full session price.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday

Paula Kettula, LCSW, Therapist in San Diego

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In Practice Since:  1999
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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