Marc Gotbaum, LMFT

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Marc Gotbaum, PsyD, LMFT

License No. 18875

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military Support
  • OCD
  • Trauma
  • Attachment Theory
  • CPT
  • DBT
  • EFT
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness
  • TF-CBT

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  • In Person
  • Telehealth

Address: 3511 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 102 San Diego, CA 92108

  • 6-12
  • 13-17
  • 18-59
  • 60+
  • Couples
  • Families
  • California
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Cross Blue Cross
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield California
  • Cal VCB
  • Carelon
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Comp of CA
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare – California (South)
  • Meritain Health
  • MHN Managed Health Network
  • Optum
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • TriCare For Life
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VA Choice TriWest

About Marc Gotbaum, PsyD, LMFT

Hi, my name is Marc Gotbaum. I’ve been a licensed psychotherapist for more than 25 years. While I have been trained in several effective treatment modalities, I believe that meeting the patient/client where they are is the most important to achieving great outcomes and strong relationships with which to “do the work.” I have been a college professor, clinical director/supervisor, and lecturer for most of my career. I have a love for diverse people and cultures and my work with Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross (to mention just a few) has carried me to work and live across the globe; to Central and south America, Central and East Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, North and Central African… in a humanitarian mental health capacity.

I have treated survivors of disasters (man-made and natural) including combat veterans, internally displaced and gender- based violence, torture, famine and chronic diseases. I have a useful/survival amount of about 10 languages (I am only competent to conduct sessions in English) and a deep appreciation and competence in many cultures. I have had the honor and privilege to work with active-duty service members and their families, veterans from all service branches, as well as first-responders (fire-fighters, police, paramedics, physicians and nurses). I have a strong interest in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, grief and sleep issues. I enjoy working with adolescents, TAY, adults, and couples. I am happy to invite LGBTQ patients as well.

My general approach utilizes Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, Trauma Focused and Cognitive Processing, EMD/R, TFT/EFT Tapping. I am trained and familiar with many more, but these are my “go-to” approaches. I am not a prescriber of psychiatric medication but have directed and trained in medication support and compliance capacities.

I have a non-religious, yet spiritually Buddhist philosophy/practice that accepts all world views that serve and support happiness. I am a PADI SCUBA diver and Master Instructor and am certified to train Disabled (emotionally and physically) divers through DDI. I am a martial artist, long-distance open-water swimmer, and a trained chef. Most of all…I am a husband, Dad, stepfather and cheer-squad for 5 great kiddos