At Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates, Inc., we have an unparalleled team comprised of extremely dedicated, highly trained and skilled psychologists (PhD), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) serving the needs of coastal San Diego, Del Mar, Encinitas, Point Loma and La Jolla.


Joseph Gannon, Ph.D.
Joseph Gannon, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Gannon has an interest in working with pre-teens to adults. In addition to individual psychotherapy, Dr. Gannon also works with couples and families. LEARN MORE
Ruth A. McKercher, Ph.D.
Ruth A. McKercher, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
Dr. McKercher’s primary practice has been in the treatment of mood disorders – depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.  LEARN MORE
Walter J. Litwin, Ph.D.
Walter J. Litwin, Ph.D.Licensed Counseling Psychologist
Dr. Litwin has extensive experience providing psychotherapeutic and psychological evaluation services across all levels of care. He enjoys working with individuals in individual, couples and family therapy. LEARN MORE
Robert M. Gerstle, Ph.D.
Robert M. Gerstle, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Gerstle treats children, adults and older adults. He specializes in children and family therapy and performs psychological evaluations for all ages. He uses psycho dynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness in his psychotherapy. LEARN MORE
Maria Sadeghi, Ph.D.
Maria Sadeghi, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Sadeghi’s expertise is in behavioral medicine, women’s issues, addictive disorders, and family therapy and has been described as a master therapist, due to her ability to connect with clients, conceptualize problems, and offer strategies to overcome those problems. LEARN MORE
Erin Grimes, PhD
Erin Grimes, PhDLicensed Psychologist
Dr. Grimes’ approach to therapy focuses on working with the client to meet the individual or family where they are in order to connect with their needs. Dr. Grimes works with clients to strive toward improved functioning and well-being and offers individual and family therapy services, as well as couples counseling. LEARN MORE
Art Rosengarten, Ph.D.
Art Rosengarten, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Rosengarten has been in solo private practice in North County San Diego for over thirty years. His approach with individuals and couples is eclectic, gentle, penetrating, and illuminating.  LEARN MORE


Amy Torn, LMFT
Amy Torn, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Amy has more than a decade of experience counseling individuals and premarital couples. She has trained and practiced extensively as a cognitive-behavioral therapist and offers holistic, solution-focused counseling. LEARN MORE
Ken Fried, LMFT
Ken Fried, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ken is a passionate and seasoned therapist and life coach who has been helping people improve the quality of their lives and relationships for nearly 30 years. He loves working with families and couples as well as doing individual counseling with adults, adolescents and children. LEARN MORE
Parinaz Ghahramani, Ed.S., LMFT
Parinaz Ghahramani, Ed.S., LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Parinaz has worked with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children, adults and groups struggling with a variety of issues and problems. She has enjoyed working with people of diverse cultural, economical and ethnic backgrounds. LEARN MORE
Joyce Prince, LMFT
Joyce Prince, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Joyce employs behavioral therapy to help stop the negative, destructive behaviors and then combines DBT and insight therapy to examine and resist the impulse to act negatively toward oneself or others. LEARN MORE
April L'Heureux, LMFT
April L'Heureux, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
April’s work has encompassed a large range of clients and agencies, including working with creative people in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. LEARN MORE
Kristen Clayton, LCSW
Kristen Clayton, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Kristen’s focus is helping children, adolescents, adults and families achieve their highest level of functioning by offering education, strategies and perspective to assist in personal growth. LEARN MORE

Our family therapists, marriage therapists and psychologists serving the areas of San Diego, Del Mar, Encinitas and La Jolla have extensive training and experience in handling a variety of issues.

Your mental health should never be taken for granted. If you have any questions, or are interested in learning more about our services and programs, CONTACT US today at (858) 259-0599 to set up your appointment with our therapists and psychologists in San Diego.


We are committed to providing you the finest psychiatric best practices

to fully enhance your psychological and emotional well being.