Michael Kimmel, Psychotherapist

Michael Kimmel, Psychotherapist

As a San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist (LCSW#20738), I assist my clients in achieving their goals and becoming the men and women they want to be. I love my work and am committed to my clients' personal growth. I work well with motivated, higher functioning individuals and couples committed to their growth and development.

I specialize in the following areas:

Individual (1-to-1) Therapy

  • Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks
  • Depression, Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Recovery from Physical, Verbal and/or Sexual Abuse
  • Self-Esteem, Body Image & Social Skills
  • Sexual Orientation, Coming Out and GLBTQ Issues
  • Substance Use, Dependence and Abuse

Relationship Therapy

A good relationship is like a precious jewel and should be treated that way. If you and your partner have drifted apart, are taking each other for granted, or are having the same arguments over-and-over again, relationship therapy can make the difference between giving up and working through your obstacles. In our work together, I can help you and your partner to deepen your relationship and create a new level of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Free Telephone Consultation

I offer potential clients - both individuals and couples - a free telephone consultation so you can ask me any questions you may have before scheduling your first session.

My Office

My practice is located in the Kensington area of San Diego, at the intersection of Marlborough Drive and Hilldale Road (north of Adams Avenue). There is plenty of free street parking. The office is easily accessible from the 8 and 15 freeways.

"Life Beyond Therapy"

I write the "Life Beyond Therapy" column for Gay San Diego (San Diego, California), the Erie Gay News (Erie, Pennsylvania), the Gayzette (Lincoln, Nebraska), The Letter (Louisville, Kentucky) and Out & About (Nashville, Tennessee).


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Specialization(s): LGBTQ psychotherapy for individuals & couples

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 Michael Kimmel, 08-28-2011 02:13PM

By: a client of Michael's

I've been seeing Michael on and off for 5 years. He's great. Sometimes it's hard to get in to see him, cuz he's so busy, but once he gave up his lunch hour to see me when I was in a crisis.

He helped me when I got laid off my job, had to file bankruptcy and had problems with my boyfriend.

He does relational somatic work that I really like, called bioenergetics. It puts the mind and the body together, and it has really been useful to me in being able to express anger without hurting anyone.

I may have to relocate for a new job, and if so, I will really miss Michael. He's been a big part of my life for 5 years' now. He's helped me a lot.

 Michael Kimmel, psychotherapist, 07-29-2011 02:30PM

By: former client of Michael's

I used to see Michael for panic and anxiety. He was very helpful. He took a 3-part approach to helping me cope with the anxiety and panic attacks, and it was practical and useful. We also talked about my addictive qualities, like too much sex, alcohol and food. He was helpful with that too. Check him out.

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