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Collaborative care to help you live your life consistent with your values and achieve desired goals.
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Compassionate care to help you tap into your strengths

Do you want to be heard, understood, and create positive changes in your life? People generally do, and these qualities are important when seeking out a therapist. The foundation of my approach is helping patients identify their strengths so they can utilize them in their daily lives. At the end of the day you're an expert in your own life and I collaborate with you to identify what's going on to help create change. Helping people create positive change in their lives is something I value highly and something I'm lucky to do for a living.
John Helmer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College Mental Health
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Mindfulness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletes
  • Men's Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Trauma


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Networks (MHN)
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • United Healthcare


  • Initial 60 minute session: $200
  • Ongoing 55 minute sessions: $175

* Telehealth only at this time *

Dr John Helmer Psychologist APC

La Mesa, CA 91942-6004