Nancy Cha, PhD

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Korean, Chinese

I am a licensed psychologist who provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy. I work with people facing challenges with interpersonal relationships, work-life balance, and issues of identity and a shifting sense of self. It’s healthy to seek therapy throughout life transitions, periods of stagnation, and moments when life presents internal and external blocks. Psychotherapy can help find a genuine, integrated way of living and relating to others. I work from a relational and insight oriented approach to help recognize patterns, identify blind spots, and enhance awareness of unconscious habits and choices that impact one’s life and functioning.


I have specialized training in and expertise with a variety of concerns including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (i.e. sexual trauma, childhood abuse, racial trauma), anxiety disorders, mood disorders, cultural/racial identity and shame. I utilize evidence-based approaches to treat symptoms associated with anxiety and PTSD. I employ an Emotionally Focused conceptualization to help move couples  from distress to trust and closeness. Lastly I use a modern analytic framework to run my interpersonal process groups.
I especially enjoy working with people wanting to explore issues of cultural diversity (i.e. race, ethnicity, sexual orientation) and welcome the integration of one’s faith or questions of faith into psychotherapy. While short term treatment can be effective, often lasting change comes with long term, deep and meaningful work addressing core issues.
License Number: California: 32982; Hawaii: PSY-1376
License State: California, Hawaii
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay
San Diego, California, United States
Individuals, Couples, Groups
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamic
Anxiety, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Divorce, Marital Concerns, Life Transitions, Parenting, Personal Growth, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relational Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Grief, Women's Issues, Depression
Last modified: August 4, 2022

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