Stacy T. Watnick, PhD, Psychologist in San Diego
(Previously Dr. Stacy Buhbe) Human beings have a great capacity for growth and change, and having a guide during that process is incredibly helpful. I believe it is my role to help clients find their strengths, and apply them to the areas in which they struggle. I work well with people who have realized their lives are not going the way they want, but can't quite figure out how to do things differently. I am an interactive, engaged therapist, and I genuinely enjoy helping my clients figure out how to be the kind of person they want to be.
Relationships with others are a central component in our lives. Partners, children, parents, family and friends influence and impact the way we live day to day. Even relationships from our past can effect the way we feel now. I have a particular strength in helping people understand and change relationships.
I have extensive experience with the following subcategory issues: military members and their families, substance abuse, alternative relationships (including poly and kink) and sexual health. I am also a Probation Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator and Supervisor. I have trained interns to learn to be the best therapists they can be.
Call or Email Stacy T. Watnick for a free phone consultation now - (619) 282-7333


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: PSY19073 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • TriWest
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Growth and Empowerment
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Work with translators


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Consumer-Oriented provider
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017
Stacy T. Watnick, PhD, Psychologist in San Diego

Stacy T. Watnick

Psychologist, PhD