Gina M. Taffi, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
What is Psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis affords people the opportunity to work more intensely since sessions are scheduled more frequently. The meanings of your feelings can be explored at a deeper level with a new level of clarity, insight and freedom to explain why it is that we act, feel and believe as we do. As a relational psychoanalyst, I focus on the importance of understanding your unique subjective experience, attachment style and other significant life events that have informed all that is happening from within and outside of the therapeutic setting.
How long does it take?
I provide both short and long-term psychotherapy tailored to fit your specific needs and goals. For some people, focused therapy works well but for others, longer treatments are needed.
Will what I share be kept private?
All of your conversations with me are completely confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others).
How do I work with spirituality?
Spirituality is a highly individual matter for each person. For some, spirituality or faith is central to their lives and organically becomes a part of our conversation. For others, spirituality does not emerge as a consideration. I leave it up to the person I'm working with to initiate such a dialogue with me.
What is a Psychologist?
A Psychologist is a licensed professional who has completed a graduate program in Psychology that includes clinical training and internships, and who provides care for individuals with mental and emotional problems. Psychologists typically have a doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) and have undergone postdoctoral training; however, they are not physicians and cannot prescribe medication. Psychologists are trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques rather than in one particular school or theory. I draw on the disciplines of psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis in my work.
What agency licenses Psychologists in California?
The practice of both licensed and unlicensed professionals in the field of psychotherapy is regulated by the California Board of Psychology.
Will my insurance company pay for psychotherapy?
Many insurance plans reimburse for psychotherapy sessions. Some of my patients elect not to use their insurance for privacy reasons. If you have a health plan that is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), I will provide billing information that will allow you to seek reimbursement from your insurance provider.
How do I begin?
Contact me for an appointment online or by phone
at (858) 699-8011.
A meeting is a strange and wonderful thing
Presence one person to another
Present one to another
Life flowing one to another.
Serving Del Mar and all of San Diego County.