• About Me

    Dr. Shira Oretzky is a licensed clinical psychologist and sports psychologist. She works as a faculty Psychologist at San Diego State University as well as has a private practice in La Jolla, CA. She specializes in working with young adults, adolescents, children, and athletes.

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  • Overview
    Degree: PhD
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    • Anxiety
    • Athletic Performance
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Body Image Issues
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • Biofeedback
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Family Systems
    • Integrative
    • Mindfulness-Based
    • MI (Motivational Interviewing)
    • Psychodynamic
    • Somatic
    Services Offered:
    • Family Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting:
    • Community Clinic
    • Individual Private Practice
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Psychologists
    License #: PSY22471
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Dr. Shira A. Oretzky is a clinical psychologist and sport psychologist whose career has spanned a variety of academic, intensive outpatient, and private clinical settings. She has worked at San Diego State University (SDSU), Counseling & Psychological Services for 12 years and is a liaison to SDSU Athletics. Dr. Oretzky also has a private practice in La Jolla, California primarily focused on working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her research on how yoga can improve depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms in young adults naturally led her to incorporate psychophysiology and a mind-body approach in her practice. Her training in sport psychology and work with athletes inspired Dr. Oretzky to co-found MindEdge, a sport and performance consulting company. She is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) and the co-chair of the SDPA Sport Psychology Committee. She is a member of the San Diego Sport Psychology Associates and Association for Applied Sport Psychology, through which she is currently completing certification. She has presented at various conferences and symposia including the American Psychological Association and her work has been featured in publication.In addition to her local pursuits, Dr. Oretzky sailed around the world as a psychologist on Semester at Sea, a multi-country study abroad program for college students. She has lived and worked in Central America and has traveled extensively throughout South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This international experience brings a unique multicultural perspective to her work.

    Gender: Woman
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Blue Cross-Blue Shield PPO
    • Scripps Medical Plan EPO
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale