Daniel Blaess, Ph.D. and 
Metro Psychological
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Metro Psychological 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 15 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.
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