Education & Certification

Licensed In
New York

Graduated From
Wayne State University (1984)

National Register Member Since

Cheryl Anisman, PhD

I am a Clinical Psychology holding a PhD, and have been in clinical practice for over 30 years. I am a humanist with grounding in Psychodynamic Theory. I primarily work with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship, and self esteem issues. I empowering my clients using a variety of modalities including humor, meditative practices, and guided imagery. One of my areas of expertise is in Couples Therapy and have been trained in the Gottman approach. I am an LGBT affirmative therapist. I am a Professor who teaches aspiring therapists, and as a result stay current with the latest research.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Gender Issues (e.g., gender roles and equality, prejudice, male vulnerability and masculinity, feminist principles)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • LGBT Issues (e.g., workplace, academic or personal discrimination, stigma, gender assignment evaluation, gender identity)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    American Psychological Association
    National Register of Health Service Psychologists
    Canadian Register of Health Service Providers

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: M/W/F
By Appointment

Feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Health Care Plan Participation

I do not accept insurance.

Contact Information

Primary Contact

7229 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
P: 716-510-5336 (Office)