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Paola Berg, LCSW

Paola Berg, LCSW


Licensed in CA #106065
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
My goal is to be a strong support for you by providing therapy through a trauma-informed lens.

My Therapy Style

I believe in the power validation and empowerment have in reducing strong feelings of guilt and shame. By providing a safe and positive space for you to explore your core values and strengths, I strive to support you in creating growth and healing within yourself. My goal is to be a strong support for you by providing therapy through a trauma-informed lens.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My decision to become a therapist was guided by a genuine desire to be a source of comfort and understanding for individuals facing life's challenges. I believe in the transformative power of empathy and the importance of creating a space where others feel seen, heard, and valued. Throughout my experiences, I have witnessed the significant impact that meaningful connections can have on one's well-being, and I am dedicated to fostering such connections in the therapeutic relationships I build.

What are your interests outside of work?

My pets, my culture, my family, and friendships.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Move my body every hour, go for short walks, and humming (to activate my vagus nerve).

What book have you read more than once?

Don Quixote de la Mancha. I appreciate that he is a dreamer.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Border Angels, located in the heart of San Diego. They support asylum seekers seeking services in SD. They give back to my community and provide a safe place where all are welcome.

How do you recharge?

Zumba class three days a week at my neighborhood YMCA. I can't hold a rhythm but I love that it always makes me smile seeing myself try in the mirrors.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs (Lola and Don Quixite, DQ for short) and one cat (Keke). Most recently, my cat Keke found her christmas gift bag under the tree and shredded it. She was able to get all her new toys out.