5405 Oberlin Drive, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92121

 

liana.abascal@gmail.com

858-344-0731

© 2018 Liana Abascal, PhD, MPH

SERVICES

Psychotherapy:

  • Therapy for adults, adolescents, families and groups.

 

Health Coaching:

  • Customized programs to help you achieve specific goals to improve your health and well-being.  This includes help for those wanting to move towards whole food plant-based eating for health. 

 

Consulting and Speaking:

  • I am available for speaking or consulting for professional engagements, patient or provider education, and medical marketing.  I am also available to consult with patient family members and treatment teams. 

 

**Most services can be in person, by phone, or video-conferencing (Zoom).  Psychotherapy clients must be in the state of California. 

For potential clients, I like to offer a complementary 1/2 hour "meet and greet".  This allows us to learn about each other and see if we would work well together.  

Specialty Areas

  • Lifestyle medicine and general wellness/quality of life

    • Behavior change

    • Exercise promotion

    • Nutrition/Plant-based eating

  • Eating and weight disorders

    • Subclinical eating disorders/ disordered eating

    • Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder

    • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

    • Diabulimia (insulin restriction/omission)

  • Diabetes and Chronic Disease management

    • Diabetes burnout

    • Family conflict around diabetes

    • Diabetes & eating disorders comorbid, diabulimia (insulin restriction/omission)

    • Chronic disease management

  • Anxiety, Mood, or Personality Disorders

  • Other

    • Career and life stage transitions

    • Assertiveness training

    • Interpersonal skills and relationships

 

I utilize empirically-supported treatments individualized for your specific needs including:  Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Positive Psychology. 

Reimbursement for psychotherapy

  • I do not take any insurance.  However, if you have a PPO, you can potentially receive reimbursement at the out-of-network rate.  You would need to check with your insurance company for details.   I also offer a sliding scale when appropriate.