Araceli López-Arenas, PhD, MPH (PSB94022904)Verified

Shibley Psychology

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Practice Information

(619) 307-93462333 1st Ave
Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92101





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Licensure & Certification

License TitlePsychological Assistant
Licensed InCalifornia
License NumberPSB94022904

License TitleSupervisor: Mariela Shibley, PsyD (Licensed Psychologist)
Licensed InCalifornia
License NumberPSY23239


PhD, Counseling PsychologyTexas A&M UniversityMPH, Social & Behavioral HealthTexas A&M Health Science CenterMS, Educational PsychologyTexas A&M UniversityBA, Psychology (minor in Chicano/Latinos Studies)University of California, Irvine
  • Welcome Message

    ¡Hola! Hi and welcome! I want to congratulate you for taking the first step in recognizing that you may need support in the areas that you're struggling with (e.g., addiction, career, motivation, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, life transitions, etc). Step two is finding a provider that you feel comfortable working with and developing a therapeutic relationship. If you are highly motivated to make changes in your life, then let's schedule a phone consult to determine if you would like to start working with me. I specialize in addressing four main areas: addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.

    Many of these issues coexist with other issues that you may be facing and we can address the complexities of your presenting concerns. I provide evidence-based treatments and use a multi-theoretical approach including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Positive Psychology.

    I'm bilingual/bicultural and have a specialty in working with diverse and multicultural individuals. I have a special interest in working with entrepreneurs, creatives, Veterans, immigrants, first-generation college students, LGBTQ+, and other diverse groups. The last step in seeking therapy is making an appointment. Let's talk and see if we are a good fit!

  • Skills and Expertise


    • Acculturation
    • Adjustments
    • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Body/Self Image
    • Cancer
    • Career-Related
    • Chronic Illness/Pain
    • Codependency
    • Cultural Oppression
    • Depression
    • Drug/Substance Abuse
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Education-Related
    • Family Separation/Conflict
    • First-Timers in Therapy
    • Friendship Conflicts
    • Geriatric
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Immigration
    • Identity Issues
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Maternal Mental Health
    • Medical-Related
    • Military/Veterans
    • Mood Disorders
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship issues
    • Sex Conflict
    • Shame
    • Sleep Issues
    • Spirituality
    • Sports Performance
    • Trauma & PTSD
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Weight Related
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Immigration Evaluations


    • Tweens & Teens (11-17)
    • Young Adults (18-25)
    • Adults (25-59)
    • Older Adults (60+)

    Session Types

    • Individual

    Service Types

    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Anger Management
    • CBT
    • Career Counseling
    • Gestalt
    • Humanistic
    • Immigration Evaluation
    • Integrative
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Multicultural
    • Positive Psychology
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
    • Trauma-Focused
    • Compassion Focused
    • Strength-based
    • Existential
  • Rates and Insurance

    Session Cost

    Reduced Rates Available

    Insurance Accepted

    • PPO-Out of Network
    • Self-pay
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