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San Diego Psychotherapist Dr. Ahern

Adrianne Ahern, Ph.D., adult and adolescent psychotherapist, works with the trauma that one experiences (and that resides in the body, mind, and spirit) using the individual’s own healing ability to unlock the energy in limiting beliefs, negativity, reactions that do not serve, and spiritual impasses.  Ahern has developed an evidence-based four-step process that rewires the brain to harness its power to meet one’s goals in every area of life.  Dr. Ahern is the author of two books, Snap Out of it NOW!® (June, 2007) and Back in Charge! (June, 2009), and her method was showcased on a nationally broadcast 90-minute public television program.


Ahern, a compassionate and intuitive psychotherapist, developed effective tools that bridge the disciplines of psychology, psychophysiology, and the art of natural healing using meditative breath work.  In private practice, Dr. Ahern is able to share Snap Out of it NOW!® techniques with clients in a one-on-one setting.  It is in this environment that she is able to partner with clients to go beyond the basic framework provided in her books and group presentations.  Dr. Ahern enjoys the intimacy of this setting where she can work hands-on teaching techniques that help individuals take charge of their lives and experience tangible results in a brief period of time.


Dr. Ahern speaks to corporations and organizations nationwide, delivering an informative and inspirational message that empowers her audience to take charge of their lives through the intrinsic power of the brain. She also leads seminars specifically to help focus performance and gain the competitive edge. Dr. A's Snap Out of it NOW!® techniques produce tangible, immediate results to reduce stress, clarify unconscious obstacles, and tap peak performance. She has worked with hundreds of clients, including top CEO's and elite athletes, parents and children, who have benefited from her simple yet profound processes.

A graduate of UCLA, Adrianne earned two master’s degrees and her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley/Alameda.  Ahern spent the first six years of her career at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla working with Dr. Judy Churchill and Dr. Paul Randolph in the development of Scripps’ Employee Assistance Program. Dr. Ahern is currently on the medical staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla California. She sees clients at her private practice in San Diego at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego 92130.  Her office line is (858) 764-2422.