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Dr. Merle Michelle Askren is a Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy, and maintains a private practice in San Diego.

She has over 25 years experience as a Psychologist and graduated from an American Psychological Association accredited PhD program. She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a variety of clients. Among her areas of expertise are depression, stress management, aging, various addictions including the addict and his/her family] She was the Psychological Consultant for an in- and out-patient adolescent substance abuse treatment center for over ten years. She graduated from Level I and II of the Imago training for couples counseling. She has worked in the juvenile justice system and has vast experience with adolescents. She has completed advanced training in the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory and has used it in conducting team-building workshops in work settings. Currently she is enthusiastic about incorporating Mindfulness and Meditation into treatment.

Dr. Askren is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


  • University of San Francisco

Office Hours

Mon2:00am - 11:00am
Tue2:00am - 11:00am
Wed2:00am - 11:00am
Thu2:00am - 11:00am
Fri2:00am - 11:00am


Initial Psychological Consultation$200.00
Couples Psychotherapy Session$200.00
Adolescent Psychotherapy Session $200.00
Adult Psychotherapy Session $200.00
Follow up session$200.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

Dr. Askren is amazing. I highly recommend her. She has helped with a wide range of issues in both marriage counseling and individual counseling. Through her education and experience she pinpoints the problems and provides step-by-step solutions. She listens and is incredibly easy to talk to. The world is a better place with psychologists like her.

Overall Rating

Dr. Askren is very intelligent and is an exceptional communicator. She identified the issues correctly almost immediately and offered solid advice, both of which speak to her depth and breadth of experience. Highly recommended.

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