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Philip Cisneros-Seibel, Ph.D. (Hillcrest)

Philip Cisneros-Seibel, Ph.D. (Hillcrest)


Philip Cisneros-Seibel, Ph.D. (Hillcrest)

(He/Him/His) Psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and LGBTQ+ concerns.

Dr. Cisneros-Seibel has over 20 years of experience as a therapist. He and his spouse recently moved to San Diego to be closer to the large extended family they have here. Dr. Cisneros-Seibel’s areas of specialty include treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma. He has experience working with individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and has a commitment toward assisting the LGBTQ+ community.

Dr. Cisneros-Seibel earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Kent State University in Ohio. He has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, community mental health and a psychiatric inpatient setting. While living in Ohio he was a faculty member of the Psychiatry Department of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and serves on the Ethics and Standards Committee of the San Diego Psychological Association.

Dr. Cisneros-Seibel’s approach to treatment is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and several therapies that are offshoots of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). What these therapies have in common is that they focus on the connection between emotions, thoughts and behaviors.The focus of all of these therapies is to relieve negative emotions and thinking patterns that stand in the way of achieving one’s personal goals. These approaches are all evidence-based, meaning that they have been shown through research to reduce negative emotions and to lead to improvements in life-satisfaction. Dr. Cisneros-Seibel strives to create a collaborative relationship with clients and a therapeutic environment that is open and non-judgmental. In working with clients Dr. Cisneros-Seibel encourages a balance between work/academics, personal relationships, self-care including physical exercise and personal creativity. Treatment for each client is individualized on the basis of their personal problem-solving approach, individual personality characteristics and cultural background.

Outside of the office Dr. Seibel enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, cycling and gardening.

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As the news surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the main priorities of Hillcrest Psychological Associates remain the same, to provide a space where our clients are supported on their journey to self-fulfillment and healthy relationships.


For the health & safety of our clients and staff, all psychotherapy sessions at will be held exclusively online through a HIPAA compliant telehealth or video session portal that is encrypted and secure, until further notice. We will be doing initial appointments via telehealth. We will move to face-to-face sessions when it is deemed safe.