Morgan Anderson, Psy.D. (La Jolla)
Licensed counseling psychologist specializing in individual therapy
Dr. Morgan Anderson is licensed clinical psychologist specializing in college mental health, anxiety/depression, couples counseling, psychoeducational assessment and identity development. Dr. Anderson has completed specialized training in a variety of clinical settings, including, college counseling centers, community mental health clinics, and student health centers. While completing supervised training at Portland State University, Dr. Anderson completed psychoeducational evaluations to assess students for ADHD and learning disabilities. Dr. Anderson also completed training at Chehalem Counseling Center in Newberg, Oregon, where she provided Spanish language counseling to Latino individuals. While completing her post-doctoral residency at University of California San Diego, Dr. Anderson worked as a team with medical providers to offer behavioral health services to UCSD students. Dr. Anderson has experience working with clients of all ages, and diverse backgrounds, and has particular expertise with both undergraduate and graduate age college students. Additionally, she has particular skill in working with couples and individuals with marginalized identities.
Dr. Anderson is a collaborative, strengths-based therapist. She approaches treatment with an integrative approach that pulls interventions from psychodynamic, object relations, and cognitive behavioral therapies. When working with couples, Dr. Anderson provides treatment informed by attachment theory and emotionally focused therapy. Dr. Anderson believes change is possible through a supportive and dynamic working relationship between therapist and client. Dr. Anderson provides a warm, supportive relationship that encourages open and honest feedback. Dr. Anderson works together with clients to find the style that fits each individual and aligns with the treatment goals. Dr. Anderson is dedicated to serving all individuals from various backgrounds and her approach to counseling in grounded in a multicultural and social justice framework. Spanish is her second language and she is passionate about serving the Latino community. Dr. Anderson is passionate about her clinical work and believes therapy provides a privileged relationship to support change and healing.
Dr. Anderson grew up in rural Montana, and also spent time in Guatemala, and Spain, before completing her graduate training near Portland, Oregon. Dr. Anderson completed two bachelor’s degrees, Spanish and Psychology, at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Dr. Anderson went on to receive her Doctor of Psychology degree from Pacific University located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Dr. Anderson then completed her clinical internship at University of San Diego, and her post-doctoral residency at University of California San Diego. Dr. Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in a private group practice providing services to a wide range of clients in the San Diego area.
Adjustment and life transitions, ADHD/learning disability assessment, health psychology, couples counseling, attentional/studying concerns, first-generation college students, depression, anxiety, sports performance, family-related concerns, peer and romantic relationship issues, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, identity concerns, cultural concerns, group therapy, Latino mental health, feminism and women’s issues. Her approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, assertiveness training and mindfulness approaches.
Fluent in English and Spanish