Michael Dale Kimmel - San Diego Therapist and Author


About Michael Dale Kimmel 

As a San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist, 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 am a California-licensed psychotherapist (LCSW 20738) with a full-time private practice in the Kensington neighborhood of San Diego. I specialize in action-oriented, relational, depth, and results-oriented psychotherapy with couples and individuals.

I am trained in a range of psychotherapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, somatic-relational and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

  • It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.

    – Albert Einstein

  • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

    – Charles Darwin

  • I want to host a religious show. I am sure that nobody wants the 11 oclock spot on Sunday morning. I think we should really get some of our own preachers and preach that gay is good. And we will have a great choir.

    – Kate Clinton

  • No wise person ever wanted to be younger.

    – Native American Aphorism

  • If everyone likes you, it probably means you are not saying much.

    – Author/political commentator Donna Brazile

  • It is not the perfect but the imperfect that is in need of our love.

    – Oscar Wilde

  • Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy, the joy of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dali going to accomplish today?

    – Salvador Dali

  • In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint or obligation.

    – Simone de Beauvoir

  • Some of us would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than let our illusions die.

    – W.H. Auden


Individual (one-to-one) Therapy

  • Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks
  • Depression, Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Recovery from Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse
  • Self-Esteem, Body Image and Social Skills
  • Sexual Orientation, Coming Out and LGBTQ Issues
  • Working with Difficult Emotions (e.g., Anger, Fear and Jealousy)

Relationship Therapy

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.

The intake process for couples work involves a one-hour intake session for each member of the couple. This greatly expedites the effectiveness of the therapy process when all three of us begin the work together.

Bioenergetic  Analysis

Bioenergetic Analysis is a unique and effective psychotherapy that helps resolve emotional issues by engaging the wisdom of the body in a safe and caring relationship with a highly trained therapist.


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