“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”  ~ Mark Twain

I am Dr. Brewer and I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 26277)

I never knew that I was going to be a healer when I grew up, but my friends certainly saw that potential in me. Over the years, people from all walks of life have felt comfortable and safe sharing their personal secrets with me, and I have always been more than happy and willing to help them sort out issues from relationship conflicts to personal identity confusion. My skills and sense of responsibility for helping others developed in college where I became a peer counselor and realized my passion for psychology and the healing arts. From there, I applied to a doctoral program in psychology and am now a doctor of clinical psychology.

With over 15 years of professional clinical experience, I specialize in treating men’s issues, addictions, and other concerns such as depression and anxiety. I also offer forensic services including pre-employment evaluations for law enforcement, and psychological evaluations for LGBT asylum and immigration extreme hardship.

In addition to my work as a clinical and forensic psychologist in the San Diego area, I am an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University. I was also a contributing mental health writer for the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News when it was in publication.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

My Office
Located in Banker’s Hill within walking distance of Hillcrest and Mission Hills, my office is in a historic two-story craftsman building. I think you will find it a safe, welcoming, warm and comfortable location. There is always plenty of parking just outside the building.

My Philosophy for Therapy and Counseling
I encourage people to develop a sense of personal freedom by deepening their self-understanding, changing harmful patterns, and helping them develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. In general, I use an evidence-based approach that combines my personal experience working as a healer, your values and preferences, and scientific theories that many psychologists commonly use.

Personal growth and development is a process that is unique to each individual that comes into my office, but it always happens in a safe and supportive environment where we will be able to work together to explore your concerns and work toward your goals.