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Dr. Carol Ray

As a licensed Clinical Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping you make positive, lasting changes in your personal life and your relationships. Trust and collaboration are the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship. Together we will explore your feelings and thought patterns and focus on what you would like to change in your life. I provide a nurturing, empathetic and confidential environment. My primary goals as a therapist are to work collaboratively with you to determine treatment objectives, to do everything I can to help you achieve these objectives and to empower you to know and trust your own inner strengths.

Specializing in teen and young adults is my passion!  As a teen, I was diagnosed with depression and therapy was tremendously helpful through that difficult time.  The adjustment to college was also more challenging than I anticipated.  Academic pressures, break-ups and living away from home was a lot to manage.  Now, helping clients during this phase of life is my calling.

I invite you to call me for a complimentary phone consultation. I would be happy to discuss treatment options and how we might work together.


  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology

  • Masters in Social Work, Emphasis: Mental Health 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 



Reach out however you feel most comfortable. I'm available via phone, email or even text. 

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I am committed to providing a safe, affirming, and inclusive therapeutic space for all races, national origins, relationship status, sexual orientations, disabilities, ethnicities, gender identities and religions.

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Virtual therapy allows therapy to be delivered in the comfort of your home - when and where you need it. I am committed to providing exceptional care in whatever capacity is most comfortable for you. Some clients feel time is tight - work schedules, illness, childcare needs - are all important, but ultimately these things leave little room to prioritize your health & well-being.

Shifting therapy sessions to your home makes therapy portable, accessible, confidential, and comfortable. Leaving you feeling more at ease, less frazzled/stressed, and more apt to open up and, in turn, therapy can be more effective and efficient.

Offering virtual and in-person sessions in San Marcos.  Virtual appointments are available throughout California.

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