Deborah Hopper, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with 30 years of clinical experience in a range of settings including outpatient, psychiatric partial hospital and inpatient services, hospital
emergency room and medical floors, residential treatment, an Employee Assistance Program, and organizational work. Her graduate training emphasized behavioral medicine approaches to
mind-body disorders, and she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, insight-oriented and strengths-based treatment approaches. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression, living with chronic health conditions, bereavement, issues related to aging, and brief therapy. She teaches a variety of stress management and mindfulness practices tailored to each individual’s needs. Dr. Hopper uses treatments that have been demonstrated to be effective. She places importance on each person identifying and/or developing a source of strength to draw upon in times of difficulty, such as family, friends, nature, finding meaning and purpose, religion/spirituality, etc. She works with adults and older adults.
Dr. Hopper has been told she’s a very good listener. She strives to compassionately understand
you as a unique individual and to work collaboratively and constructively with you to achieve
your goals in treatment.
Dr. Hopper graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)-San Diego
in 1992. She has practiced meditation for 34 years. Deborah is a member of the American
Psychological Association and the San Diego Psychological Association, where she chairs the
Disaster Response Committee. She volunteers with the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental
Health and Services to the Armed Forces.