Welcome to my practice

I’m an experienced psychologist who provides empirically supported treatment to help clients address depression, anxiety, and other common psychological concerns. I also work with clients navigating significant life, career, and health transitions. Before starting my private practice, I was director of the Counseling Center at the University of San Diego for 11 years. I serve as treasurer of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, and regularly offer presentations and workshops for  community groups and mental health professionals. My volunteer work has included working for a women’s shelter, a Red Cross Disaster Response Team, and a literacy program for Latino immigrants. Although I’m from the U.S., I grew up in Latin America, so I sometimes work with clients who speak Spanish. I’m also a committed LGTBQ ally and often work with members of this community.

Free initial telephone consultation.  Please explore this website to learn about my professional background, the kinds of services I provide, the costs involved and the insurance plans I accept, and so forth. If after learning about my practice you are interested in the possibility of engaging in treatment with me, please call, text or email me to arrange for an initial telephone consultation (858-349-6576 or steve@drstevesprinkle.com). There is no charge for the telephone consultation, and it usually takes 20-30 minutes. During the consultation I will ask about your concerns and discuss how we might work together to address your concerns through psychotherapy. The telephone consultation plays an important role in determining whether my practice is a good fit for you.