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Credentials and Expertise


Adrianne Ahern, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Diego, California.  Dr. Ahern specializes in psychotherapy, utilizing unique tools that bridge the disciplines of psychology, the science of neurophysiology and the art of natural healing.  Snap Out of it NOW!® is the process developed and utilized by Dr. Ahern that breaks past conditioning and rewires the physiology of the brain to achieve goals and create a more fulfilling and joyful life.


Professional Highlights:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY14473) with over 15 years in practice
  • Private Psychotherapy Practice, San Diego, CA
  • Medical Staff, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; M.A., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ongoing and advanced training in a variety of approaches for treating and unblocking mental, emotional and spiritual blocks including:
    • Evidence based four-step process, Snap Out Of It NOW!®
    • Energy Psychology methods to work with trauma residing in the body, mind, and spirit
    • Cognitive and behavioral approaches to change
    • HeartMath® 1:1 Licensed Provider techniques to achieve greater well-being, mental clarity, improved health, and relief from stress



  • American Psychological Association (APA) member for 20+ years
  • San Diego Psychological Association
  • Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
  • San Diego Press Club



  • Back In Charge – A Guide To Harnessing The Magic of Your Brain to Create the Life You’ll Love (Sentient, 2009)
  • SNAP Out of it NOW!® (Sentient, 2007)
  • Producer, public television pledge special, SNAP Out of it NOW!® with Dr. Adrianne Ahern (American Public Television)



  • Featured speaker for the following groups: Massachusetts Women’s Conference, Central California Women’s Conference,  San Diego Press Club,  San Diego Chamber of Commerce,  The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Women’s Expo, Clinical Interchange Conference, ScrippsHealth, Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital – Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital,  San Diego Uptown News, The Parent Connection, Riford Center, Spiritual Cinema Circle Film Festival at Sea
  • Speaking topics: “Snap Out of it NOW!®”, "Get Back in Charge! Learn How to Effectively Use Your Brain to Meet and Conquer Your Life's Challenges.”, “Get Back in Charge – Rediscover Your Power, Reclaim Your Resilience.”, “Career Recovery Starts with You!  How to Retrain Your Brain to Jump-Start Your Career.”, "Rx for Business: Business Recovery Starts with You! How to Bring Your Business Back to Life.", “Neuro-feedback and Peak Performance”, “Balancing Act”, “Managing Transition”, “Dealing with Difficult People”



  • Frequent expert commentator in print, radio and television, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Women Business  Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, La Jolla Light, NPR Radio, KUSI news
To schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Ahern’s office in San Diego, California at (858) 764-2422.