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About Dr. Jean Ybarra

CA PSY19968

Dr. Ybarra earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University GSEP. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego.

She has been licensed in psychology since 2004. However, she has worked in the field of psychology for over two decades. Dr. Ybarra has worked with a diverse population of people and their challenges in outpatient and hospital settings, group homes, clinical settings, and private practice.

Through her work and experiences, she has developed a nonjudgmental, strength-based approach to psychotherapy. Dr. Ybarra believes in leading her clients down a path that she has walked, helping them reach their highest potential.

Her belief that each person has the ability to grow and heal from their situations comes from a foundation based on the universal principles that we are each an architect of our own future and that each person is capable of growth and change to the extent that the change is desired.

She thrives in working with inquisitive people and enjoys teaching, having supervised several pre-doctoral interns, as well as master’s level interns, as they earned their hours towards licensure. She also enjoys working collaboratively with other mental health and medical professionals to learn more as well as to give her clients the best efforts in their healing journey.


"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts..." Lao Tzu

About Phillip


Phillip Ybarra, LPCC, LAADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #12138

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor LCi04650315

Phillip earned his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at National University in San Diego. He is currently credentialed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).

Phillip has over two decades of serving the San Diego and Inland Empire providing  counseling services for those in need.

Phillip worked for the Department of Defense at Camp Pendleton providing counseling services to active duty service members for 18 years.  He has also worked at Indian Health on the Rincon reservation where he became familiar working with Natives and understanding Native Way.  In addition to his clinical work, Phillip remains active as a mentor for promising counselors-in-training, as an occasional instructor, and CCAPP ethics investigator.

Phillip specializes in working with people with current or past trauma, utilizing EMDR Therapy, as well conducts family, and individual therapy, using a client-centered approach with the goal of building a sense of agency in the clients with whom he works.

Phillip also has extensive experience working with clients with substance used disorders.

Phillip has worked with many diverse populations in various clinical settings, including inpatient facilities, crisis homes, out-patient clinics, family interventions, and private practice.  Phillip is a DOT-qualified substance abuse professional (SAP) who provides SAP “Return to Duty Services” for employees participating in the Department of Transportation random drug testing pool.

He maintains a license in the State of Arizona as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC).

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus