About Me

Rita McCrerey is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Pastoral Counselor specializing in Individual and Group Therapy with a private practice in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California.

Her areas of expertise include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Geriatric Care, Grief & Bereavement, Stress Reduction, Crisis Management, Chronic Illness, Divorce/Separation, Conflict Resolution, Life Transitions, Individual Growth & Spirituality. Rita has presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Aging, Caregiving, Cognitive Skills for Anxiety & Depression, Grief and Bereavement, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care & Counseling.

BA, San Diego State University
MSW, San Diego State University
MA, Pastoral Care & Counseling, University of San Diego

License in Clinical Social Work #12880, Board of Behavioral Sciences

Professional Activities
Rita has had over 40 years of experience in acute care hospitals, homecare agencies, hospice facilities, pastoral care settings, and outpatient psychiatry settings in San Diego County. She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist whose approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. As a Pastoral Counselor, Rita integrates the client's personal philosophical, spiritual and/or theological beliefs with sound techniques from psychology, social work and the behavioral sciences.

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