Felise B. Levine, Ph.D.


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Felise B. Levine, Ph.D.

About Dr. Levine

Welcome to my website. I am a licensed psychologist who is uniquely trained as an individual and couples therapist and psychoanalyst. This training helps me understand the individual in the context of their important relationships. 


I've been practicing psychology, writing and teaching in California since 1987. I am very active professionally and have served on the Ethics Committee and as a past president of the San Diego Psychological Association.  Volunteerism is very important to me and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of a non-profit charity in my community.


Most people come to therapy because of anxiety, depression, addictions, medical problems and relationships difficulties.  My approach is to work with my patient's goals to resolve their conflicts and lead happier lives.


Three core beliefs guide my work. First, I believe that everyone can change if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Second, I believe in the importance of working on significant relationships, especially the family of origin. Third, is the importance of balance between work and play.

Services offered

Individual psychotherapy

Couples therapy

Family therapy


Specialization: Depression and anxiety related to self-esteem, relationships, work, and medical issues. 

For an initial appointment give me a call or send a text

Felise B. Levine, Ph.D.

3252 Holiday Court # 205, La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 692-0355

Psychotherapy: A Tool that Can Help

There are many forms of psychotherapy that can benefit you, including long-term insight oriented therapy and short-term goal directed therapy. There are also therapies designed to help your couple or family relationships.  

DEPRESSION CHECKLIST

  • I feel blue or down in the dumps most of the time
  • Things I used to enjoy don't feel enjoyable now
  • I can't get motivated to do very much
  • I often feel discouraged and hopeless
  • I often feel angry and negative about my life
  • Everthing takes too much effort
  • I feel guilty much of the time
  • My friends and family tell me I'm sad and upset too often
  • It scares me that I have suicidal thoughts or fantasies about ending my life

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ONE OR MORE OF THESE ITEMS, YOU MAY BE DEPRESSED AND WOULD BENEFIT  TALKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL.


ANXIETY CHECKLIST

  • I worry about too many things
  • I suffer from phobias, fears of bad things happening
  • I feel stressed and wound tight much of the time
  • I can't relax or sit still
  • I do repetive behaviors to make me feel better  (checking doors and windows, counting, rearranging things)
  • My superstitions control my life
  • My sleep is restless and unsatisfying
  • I have persistent and unwanted thoughts that intrude in my mind

IF YOU CHECKED YES TO ONE OR MORE OF THESE ITEMS, YOU COULD BE SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY. PLEASE TALK TO A PROFESSIONAL.

MARITAL/COUPLES THERAPY: Why wait until it's too late

If you answer yes to most of the following, you probably have a healthy relationship:

  • I look forward to coming home to see my partner
  • My partner is my best friend
  • We share many of the same values, hopes and dreams
  • We can have different opinions and disagree without disrespecting each other
  • We manage to find solutions to difficult problems
  • Despite our ups and downs, I'd still pick my partner again
  • I feel supported by my partner and he/she feels the same way


If you answer yes to one or more of these items, you might benefit from couples/marital therapy

  • We have problems communicating
  • We recycle old arguments and harber resentments
  • We constantly bicker but rarely resolve the problem
  • We fight about the children and undermine each other as parents
  • We often argue about each other's families
  • I often feel lonely and unsupported
  • We have sexual problems
  • Trust has been violated and is too hard to re-estabish
  • One of us feels bullied and controlled
  • Knowing what i know now about my partner, I'm not sure I'd chose him/her again.


Phone:858-692-0355 for more information