Dr. Gretchen Pound, PHD

Clinical PsychologyFemaleAge 52

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Gretchen Pound, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Alliant International University medical school in 2005. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gretchen Pound, PHD

True Nature Healing Center

9815 Carroll Canyon Rd Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92131 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(858) 663-7285

Telehealth available

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"Dr. Pound has an integrated approach to treating and caring for patients.  She believes that the mind and body have an inherent wisdom to heal itself.  In other words, every illness has an underlying cause, of..."

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Pound's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress

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I saw Dr Pound from age 12 or so to 14 and I’m still recovering from the damage she did. I had a very abusive home life and not only did she do nothing to help me or my mental health, she was friends with my abuser (another licensed psychologist). She shared my session notes with my abuser which provided ammo against me in her daily, hours-long, verbally abusive tirades I endured. She completely destroyed any and all trust I had in both mental health professionals and adults in general. I’m now an adult myself and I am working to heal myself still while also undoing the damage she inflicted, but I’m angry still and have every right to be. I lived through it, barely and much to the disappointment of her and my abuser, and I wholeheartedly believe she should lose her license. I’ve left this review before but I see it’s been deleted. Every time I see it taken down I will put it back up. Unprofessional and unethical.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dr. Pound saved my life! She's not going to beat around the bush. When you ask her something (mentally health related) you are going to receive a professional answer. At first she was my damage control and suicide prevention therapist. After a few months, she became my healing and education therapist. Her office feels like a sanctuary. It's always clean and cozy. The atmosphere is inviting and I always feel welcome there. Before finding Dr. Pound I regularly ended up in some sterile, lifeless, space. Those offices made me feel watched or like I'm "Patient B-391". I never get that feeling talking to Dr. Pound. She really listens. Occasionally she'll type out a quick note or tell Lilly something. Her grounding techniques are solid. Don't be afraid to tell her that it's not working for you. She is more than willing to shift gears and try a different approach. Just give it a little time and if it doesn't work, she'll find you one that does. She can't help if you don't communicate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Pound has an integrated approach to treating and caring for patients.  She believes that the mind and body have an inherent wisdom to heal itself....Read more

Biography

Dr. Pound's primary goal is to provide patients with a broader understanding of health and a more lasting sense of well-being.  Instead of traditional...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • ADHD Parent Coaching
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

Education

2015
Soul Of Yoga Institute
2013
San Diego College Of Ayurveda
2005
Alliant International University
Medical School
2004
Juvenile Hall, San Diego
Internship Hospital
2003
San Diego Children's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Pound frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Adolescent Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pound treats.

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Dr. Pound's office is located at 9815 Carroll Canyon Rd Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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True Nature Healing Center

True Nature Healing Center9815 Carroll Canyon Rd Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92131
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