Leon F. Seltzer, PhD, Psychologist in Del Mar
As a blogger for Psychology Today whose many articles have received over 22 million views --see http://bit.ly/1EFIEQT -- my specialties are suggested by the various topics I write on: from anger, stress, anxiety, depression, and narcissism, to self-image deficits, compulsive/addictive behaviors, and problematic relationships. Having published a comprehensive book on advanced therapeutic techniques, I'm familiar with all the major schools of therapy. My extensive research--plus over three decades and 30,000 hours of hands-on therapy experience--enable me to tailor my approach to best fit the needs of whoever I'm working with.
In general, I provide clients the opportunity to work through uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, develop useful insights about themselves, and discover better ways to communicate and problem-solve. Ultimately, my goal is to help you achieve a sense of clarity, comfort, satisfaction, self-acceptance, and well-being that's too long eluded you.
How I approach a problem depends on your specific needs and objectives. My focus might be on helping you better cope with some immediate difficulty, or--if your goal is to overcome chronic, self-imposed limitations, or resolve emotionally charged issues from your past--I might employ a more involved process of self-exploration.
Call or Email Leon F. Seltzer for a free phone consultation now - (858) 771-0321


  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • School: University of Cincinnati
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: PSY9596 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Cincinnati / Ph.D.
  • Year graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: PSY9596 CA Board of Psychology


  • Anger Management
  • couples counseling
  • Addiction


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017
Leon F. Seltzer, PhD, Psychologist in Del Mar

Leon F. Seltzer

Psychologist, PhD