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Marky Reynolds,
LCSW, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
Caroline de Pottél, Ph.D,
LCSW, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
3202 3rd Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92103 (Hillcrest / Banker's Hill)
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Phone: (619) 297-2611
5190 Governor Drive, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92122 (Golden Triangle / La Jolla )
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Phone: (858) 455-0278
What you can expect when working with me…
· A respectful and collaborative approach
· Relaxed and non-judgmental attitude
· Curiosity and interest in your experience
· A genuine belief that you can get long-lasting help, personal growth and renewed enthusiasm
· A respect for diversity… gay-friendly and culturally sensitive
I offer to individuals and couples a unique and practical solution to many of life’s problems when other forms of treatment have failed.
Relationships and career
Eating disorders
Life transitions
Blocks to creativity
Depression and anxiety
Grief and loss
I work with you to...
· Hear about your current concerns, what is bringing you to therapy
· Begin to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in new ways
· Use these insights to make lasting changes
· Become curious about your dreams, daydreams and fantasies for more awareness

My training
(post-graduate & graduate) and degrees:

· Certificate, Psychoanalysis (6 years), San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute
· Certificate, Psychotherapy (3 years), San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute
· Licensed LCSW in State of California
· Masters Degree (MSW) in Social Work, San Diego State University
· Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health and Human Services, Pennsylvania State University
I use the strengths of psychoanalysis to:
· Help each person gain insight to underlying factors of personal problems
· Utilize a trusting therapeutic relationship
· Create change from understanding self-defeating behaviors

I use my research about envy.
· Everyone compares themselves
with others and makes a judgment.
· Everyone wants what others have and feels envy
· Everyone hides feelings of envy because of shame
· Anyone can transform that which is envied into personal life goals

Academic degrees:
Psychology PhD, MA, and BA; MA in social work

Clinical training:
· Board Certified Psychoanalyst
· Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
· Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at San Diego Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
· UCSD Voluntary Clinical Instructor
My current experience and affiliations…
· Clinical Instructor, faculty, San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
· UCSD Voluntary Clinical Instructor
· Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice
· Executive Committee, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
· Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, California Clinical Social Work Association, American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical social Work
Special Expertise:
I enjoy writing about theoretical and clinical topics. For example, I have completed empirical research and clinical papers on envy as well as papers on patient blocks to progress in treatment. I have presented my work at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally.

See: Envy in the Context of Patriarchal Hierarchies in Other/Wise online journal.

As an experienced and compassionate professional, I offer help to other mental health professionals with their clinical cases. Together we can identify your blind spots through discussions, reading, and writing. I find writing a powerful vehicle for expanding clinical knowledge.
How to begin…
· Call me…with questions
· Set up a free consultation and arrange a time
· Or e-mail me.

Individual and Couples Therapy

I work on a flexible fee structure to make therapy and Practical Analysis possible.
I have been well trained academically and clinically. During my 30+ years of private practice I have learned that change takes time. Thus, compassion and patience are enduring traits that I bring to each person that comes for help. Together we navigate a path to improve your life, goals, and relationships.

Humans are fragile in some ways and very strong in other ways. I am interested in helping each person embrace the fragility and the strengths of their humanness. Everyone feels lost in life from time to time. I offer help to understand those inner blocks that are difficult to see. Then, even harder, I help transform those revelations into practical change.

I am experienced in cultural diversity, gay relations, and recovery issues.

My fee structure is flexible.


3203 3rd Ave., San Diego, CA, 92103
5190 Governor Dr., Suite 102, San Diego, CA, 92122
San Diego Therapy and Practical Analysis