Dr. Dayna Northart is a licensed psychologist in California (PSY 28677). She obtained her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver followed by her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. After completing her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California in the chemical dependency department, and she continued working in the general adult psychiatry department for several years at Kaiser. Currently working with the Naval Medical Center San Diego as well as private practice, Dr. Northart has experience working with a large scope of concerns with people of varying ages and backgrounds. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, substance use, and couples counseling. Dr. Northart works with couples currently experiencing relationship difficulties as well as couples seeking pre-marital counseling.
Dr. Northart takes in integrative approach to counseling and works collaboratively with clients to discover the techniques that are most healing for each unique person. She utilizes cognitive behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in individual therapy, and a range of couples therapy techniques, including the Gottman Method.
Dr. Northart is located in San Diego’s Mission Valley area, where she provides therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She offers flexibility in fees and scheduling. Please contact her for a phone consultation to discuss how she can best meet your needs.
Therapy Services include: Individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and couples therapy. Click here for more information on counseling services.
- Child Therapy: Therapy for children can be useful in helping kids develop problem-solving skills, cope with stress, and manage a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help addressing school difficulties, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Other children benefit from learning about their emotions as well as appropriate expressions of emotions. Others may improve by discussing their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major life transition, such as a new baby, divorce, family change, move, or serious illness.
- Teen Counseling: Counseling for teens can be very important in easing the transition between childhood and adulthood, which can be a confusing phase in life. Teen counseling and teen therapy can make a lasting impact on his/her adult life. If you need guidance, support or just more information for your teen counseling decision, complete the contact form below.
- Adult Therapy: Therapy for adults will help a person explore possibilities for a better quality of life. Therapy can also be very important in improving behavioral and emotional functioning and improving relationships with others.