Daniel Blaess, Ph.D. and 
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5th & Olive Psychologists also includes several Registered Psychological Assistants. Psychological Assistants are typically advanced in their clinical training, but not yet fully licensed and able to practice independently. These clinicians work under the supervision of Dr. Blaess, and function as employees of Daniel Blaess, Ph.D., Psychologist, Inc.  Accordingly, the psychological assistant can provide services that may be covered by insurances, including MediCare, Medi-Medi, Tricare, some private insurances.  Dr. Blaess, as well as the Registered Psychological Assistants, offer reduced fee services based on financial need.

I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy.  I have extensive training beyond my doctorate, including training in adult psychoanalysis.  I am particularly interested in the treatment of depression and anxiety, relationship problems, and personality issues.  

I also conduct psychological testing and assessments, including psychological evaluations needed for the courts or armed services.  

I am current an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, where I work extensively with executives and leaders from leading corporations (see CCL.org). I am also on the faculty at Alliant International University, where I have taught graduate students in clinical psychology, and at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and the U.S. Navy Psychiatry Residency Program, where I supervise the clinical work of psychiatric residents.
​Julie Manoogian has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in multiple settings, including college counseling centers, an inpatient residential treatment facility, and private practice. She is currently completing her doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology. 

Julie provides individual and couples therapy, and conducts psychological assessments. She is particularly interested in the treatment of trauma, relationship challenges, and depression and anxiety. She works from a psychodynamic framework that seeks to understand each individual’s patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to deepen self- awareness and insight, and provide a window for change.

Julie has a very open-minded and non -judgmental approach that helps foster a safe and comfortable space for sharing. Julie believes change can occur best when there is authenticity and genuineness in the therapeutic relationship. Julie offers some flexibility in appointment times. Please contact Julie directly to arrange for a consultation. 

Julie can be reached at 858-213-1014. 

Daniel Blaess, Ph.D.
Julie Manoogian, M.A.
PSB#: 94021341  
Dr. Di Toro has spent over 15 years in the field of mental health.  She obtained her doctorate and second masters degree in clinical psychology through the California School of Professional Psychology and is currently pursuing her CA license. She obtained an M.S. degree in gerontology from SDSU and a B.A. degree in psychology from Lehigh University where she studied psychology, neuroscience and health and human development. 

She has worked at UCSD in both research and clinical settings and at inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient programs. Dr. Di Toro works with people who are struggling with various challenges and utilizes an integrative approach.

Bernadette Di Toro can be reached at (858) 609-9173. 
Bernadette Di Toro, Psy.D.
PSB#: 94020759
Dr. Ana Thomat has a strong interest in people and their different cultures and worlds, which guided her along a path of living and studying on different continents. She completed her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International Business at the University of New South Wales and earned a Master’s degree in Global Studies at the University of Leipzig. 

In 2015 Ana graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Over the past six years Ana has conducted research and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and couples. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient. Ana believes that psychotherapy can help clients understand themselves in deeper ways and be effective in addressing acute problems and long-standing struggles. Ana’s approach to treatment is focused on empathic attunement and the therapeutic relationship. 

Ana Thomat can be reached directly at (619) 880-6690.  
Ana Thomat, Ph.D.
PSB#: 94022511