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Salvatore Dinovo, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Founder, Sage Psychology SD

Stress is an inevitable part of life and aspect of the human condition which, in its unhealthy and extreme forms, can manifest as clinical anxiety, depression, and other problems in living (e.g., substance misuse). Perhaps you have experienced the attendant extremes in thought, behavior, and emotion that are brought about by struggles in modern living but you, like many, have hesitated to ask for help or, after trying various forms of therapy, have not made the progress you expected and you’re questioning whether therapy is right for you. This is where I come into play.


Combining years of rigorous training and experience with empathy, creativity, and humor, I employ research-supported interventions to help clients cope with life’s struggles. I will work collaboratively with you to help you understand your problems/concerns and achieve your personal goals using CBT, DBT, and other evidence-based methods that have been shown, through decades of scientific research, to alleviate suffering and help clients lead more fulfilling lives.


Throughout my career as a clinician, educator, and researcher, I have specialized in working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and related syndromes (e.g., personality disorders) and life challenges. Extend me the privilege of working with you. Feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment.


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Evidence-Based Solutions for Life's Difficulties

Specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Assessment for Adult Anxiety, Depression, and Stress-Related Conditions

Clinical Specialties

Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders
Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety​

Clinical Depression
Major Depression and Dysthymia (Persistent Depressive Disorder)

Life Adjustments & Transitions
Academics, Career, Divorce, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress

Perfectionism & Self-Esteem

Differential Diagnosis

I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral approaches to case conceptualization and treatment. In my clinical practice, I emphasize empirically-supported, evidenced-based interventions for a variety of interpersonal problems and psychological conditions, most notably anxiety disorders, unipolar depression, and personality disorders, as well as presenting concerns that transcend diagnostic boundaries, including life transitions, stress, and emotion dysregulation.


In tandem with my commitment to helping clients through approaches that have been shown to work, I utilize a collaborative approach that accounts for client’s unique attitudes, beliefs, circumstances, stressors, and strengths.




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Resources on Anxiety, Depression, and Evidence-Based Practices 

  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) - Click for External Links

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) - Click for External Links

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Contact Me

**Feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation**


Give me a call at (619) 494-0892, fill out the form below, or simply schedule a consultation at the link below: 



I am committed to your privacy. Please do not submit personal health information as transmission is not HIPAA compliant. I will return all inquiries Monday through Friday within 24 hours.


Please note: If you need to talk to someone immediately, you can call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room (ER).

2423 Camino del Rio South 

Ste 211, San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: (619) 494-0892

Salvatore Dinovo, Ph.D., Psychologist, Founder of Sage Psychology SD

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