Patricia A. Mangini, PhD

California license: PSY 6380

Imagine finding a therapist who believes that healing your emotional pain is a journey toward health and well-being for you and all those you love and connect with. One who believes that therapy is a process shared between you and your therapist that is challenging, but worth the effort. That is how I approach my craft.

I use a variety of modalities and tailor treatment to you, depending upon your needs. We will work together to help you learn to put aside your struggle and become the "whole" person that you have always wanted to be.

If this is your desire, please continue to explore this site and call me for an appointment.

I have been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist for the past 30 years and have expertise in treating a wide range of personal issues and conflicts. I have successfully counseled Individuals, Couples, and Families, as well as, led Groups.

It is important to know that I still enjoy what I do, after all these years. I am also continually working to increase my skills and stay current with treatment models.

I have been specially trained and certified as an Imago therapist and have been using this model to help Couple and singles for the past 14 years. I recently received additional training and am now certified as a Workshop Presenter by the internationally recognized organization, Imago Relationships International. Imago therapy helps couples and singles to develop the communication skills that restore and strengthen inter-personal relationships. It was developed by Drs. Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt over 20 years ago. Their bestselling book Getting the Love You Want outlines the theory and practice of Imago and has sold over 2 million copies.

About Me

I love what I do and feel grateful to have found a profession that has enriched me as a person and as a professional. I am an intuitive clinician who is always looking for new ways to treat my clients and have integrated many frameworks into my work.

I have been in a committed relationship for 18 years with the love of my life, Steve. He and I have used the Imago ideas and practices to enhance our relationship. Although I would not describe him as a "touchy feely" sort of man, he has been an enthusiastic supporter of Imago therapy and its theories. I believe that my work with couples has helped us to move through the tests of long term relationships.

I received my Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1977. I am licensed to practice in the state of California.

I have training in a variety of therapeutic styles including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, gestalt, insight-oriented, developmental and existential/humanistic.

For the past 14 years I have been certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and now present workshop using that theory. The Getting the Love You Want workshops are for couples, of all orientations and stages, and is a life and relationship changing experience.

I trained for 3 years with Erving and Miriam Poslter, Ph.D. in Gestalt Therapy

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • San Diego Psychological Association
  • Imago Relationships International

Contact Patricia

Patricia A. Mangini, PhD
California license: PSY 6380
Office Phone: 619.296.8103 ext. 15
Office Location:
4036 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Patricia Mangini, IMAGO Relationships, Verified Credentials
Patricia A. Mangini, PhD


Upcoming weekend workshops:

  • January 25-26, 2020
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  • November 7-8, 2020
  • December 5-6, 2020

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