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Dr Eli Reding

​Licensed Psychologist – he/him

Welcome to Grounded Therapy, where your healing journey begins. I’m Dr. Eli Reding, a dedicated San Diego trauma therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome the effects of trauma and achieve lasting well-being. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and personalized care. Whether you’re struggling with PTSD, anxiety, or emotional distress, I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Fully Remote Telehealth

Serving California & Minnesota

"I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and strive to empower my clients to achieve their fullest potential."

What’s it like working with you?

Expect a therapy journey that’s engaging and personalized. My approach is informal and energetic, creating a space where you feel comfortable to actively participate and share. I see myself as a guide, offering both new skills and objective feedback, while equally valuing your input and perspectives. Our sessions are a collaborative process, aiming not just to navigate challenges, but to empower you in your overall functioning and well-being. I’m here to support you, but also to learn from you – it’s a partnership every step of the way.

How do your values shape your approach?

I actively work to offer a personal and identity-informed approach that is often lost in the current healthcare system. I believe most people are doing their best to make it through life — and even that goal can be difficult at times. That’s why I offer an existential-humanistic approach that focuses on coming alongside you as you work to more clearly identify your personal desires. In our work together, I will also coach you on how to shift your daily lived experiences to be more in line with your goals. Bottom line, I strive to validate each person I work with and support them in their efforts to build a more meaningful life.

My Professional Journey

I trained as a generalist and earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2019, completing my clinical internship at the Kansas City VA in 2018. I have a broad clinical background but have worked the most with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, other mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder), adult ADHD, and adjustment concerns.  I have completed training for the following evidence-based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). My therapeutic stance is utilizing evidence-based practices informed by a humanistic-existential approach while incorporating aspects of cultural identity and minority stress. ​ 


PSY33495 (California)
LP6693 (Minneosta)

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