Dr. Jessica Sperber

About Jessica A. Sperber

I have a private practice where I see people for psychotherapy and medication management. I enjoy working with people with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as those with difficulties with relationships, coping skills, and general sense of self. I have a special interest in working with people with chronic pain, chronic medical conditions, and addictions. As a psychiatrist who is also a psychotherapist, I am able to think about people psychologically as well as biologically and this better informs my understanding of the person.

As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, I pursued my interest in pain and studied neurobiology. In medical school, I completed one year of clinical research at the UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine. During my final year of residency training, I was Chief Resident of the La Jolla VA Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program where I gained extensive experience working with people with substance problems. I completed advanced training at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.

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San Diego Psychoanalytic Center
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner


University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego
Center for Pain Medicine Medical Student Researcher

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Molecular Cell Biology with emphasis in Neurobiology;
Minor in Bioengineering


Psychiatry Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Addiction Medicine Diplomate, American Board of Preventative Medicine

Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry

Contact Dr. Sperber

If you were referred and have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call my office at (858) 750-2424