Psychologist and Therapist in La Jolla, California Rachael Polokoff, Psychologist

License: PhD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in La Jolla, California Rachael Polokoff, PhD

Rachael Polokoff, PhD

Many of us feel overwhelmed with demands of work, health issues, family life, financial pressures and ask- “Where is the space for self-care?” Maladaptive coping skills (addictive behaviors, substance use issues, avoidance of activities) can easily take the place of healthy self-care techniques. However, there is a healthier path to walk down, which I can help you to master. I have spent my career helping teenagers and adults cope with difficult behavior patterns, and I can attest that once the source is uncovered, these behaviors can be changed to more accurately reflect your authentic self (artistic, creative, social, etc). I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat mood disorders, addictive behaviors and codependency.

I am also well versed in treating chronic pain and health issues. I work in individual and group treatment modalities. am certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion (MSC) and versed in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a creative in the Los Angeles community, I also use poetry and music to encourage more mindful participation in the world around us. As a psychologist, I can provide cognitive, psychological and personality testing to help differentiate between conditions that have similar symptoms but different treatments.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


  • English
  • Spanish



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Rachael Polokoff. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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