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Dr. Derek Schwartz

Clinical Psychology
San Diego, CA
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

8813, Villa La Jolla Dr, San Diego, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

8584521517

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Tricare

About

Bio

Dr. Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Health Psychology. His treatment range extends from "traditional" conditions such as depression, anxiety, and anger to life coaching, stress management, lifestyle enhancement, pain management, cardiac disease, and coping with cancer. He is also a board certified biofeedback practitioner who combines psychotherapy, biofeedback, and hypnotherapy to maximize therapy effectiveness and create a truly "integrated practice." He treats adolescents, adults, and elderly with a wide variety of issues. He not only uses academic/clinical training but his own personal experiences to assist people with all aspects of life's hardships...physical and emotional. ---------------------------------------- Please visit Dr. Schwartz' website: www.sandiegopsychologist.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Clinical Psychology

Integrative Medicine

Pain Management

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Probiotics: Hi Isaac, my understanding is that taking probiotics daily can be beneficial. Such as the yogurt variety. However, there are many supplements and dietary products out there so be careful. In addition, you may have certain medical/dietary concerns unaccounted for. My recommendation is to discuss your probiotics with your PCP and/or a registered dietitian/nutritionist to confirm.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Weight Loss: Hi Saritha, I'm sure you'll get many answers but I'm partial to the elliptical machine (with arms) and the stair-climber/master. The idea is whole body cardiovascular exercises and/or high repetition/lower weight resistance training. Don't forget, diet usually wins over exercise for weight loss only; so don't forget about that. "F.A.T". F = Frequency of eating. A = Amount. T = Type of food.
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Fear: I'm not one to do "dream interpretation", but I think this is about fear. Not just of being raped, but by a family relation no less, and then doing nothing about it. If anything, you can use the dream to make sure you're more aware of your surroundings and MAKE SURE nothing every happens to you. Always being alert in shady situations and generally being more vigilant. In a way it's a good fear.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This was the first anyone has helped me with this in all this time--I've suffered from nightmares, sudden anger outbursts, & terrible anxiety--but you cared...Thank you ...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. I have low blood pressure and heart rate 90/50 and heart rate usually between 50- low 60's sometimes 71-77 but usually 50-60
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California School of Professional Psychology; San Diego
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University in The City of New York; BA in Psychology
MD

Residency

Sharp Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, San Diego, CA

Residency

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Division of Mental Health (DHM), La Jolla, CA

Residency

Bayview Hospital, Chula Vista, CA
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