Therapist Profile

Harry Polkinhorn, PhD
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3232 Governor Drive Suite J San Diego, CA 92122-2931
(858) 395-4440
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have twelve years of experience in the field of psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, including dream work. We work towards the reducing symptoms or distressing behaviors, and we work on problems in personal and professional relationships. I have also had experience working with groups of both victims and perpetrators in the field of domestic-violence treatment. I maintain a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in University City. My training in psychology was completed at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I am adjunct faculty in the doctoral program in depth psychology. I am a graduate of the adult analytic training program of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. I also hold a doctorate in English from New York University and a masters in art from San Diego State University. My extensive background in the humanities provides me with a unique approach to the process of therapy. I am also Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where I direct SDSU Press, and a permanent visiting professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. Please see my website at

About My Practice

Office Hours
Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


BA, English, UC Berkeley, 1967, MA, English, SDSU, 1970 MA, Art, SDSU, 1982, MA, Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2001, graduate, adult psychoanalysis, San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, 2012

Area of Specialty

Domestic Violence
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Personality Disorders


Theoretical Orientation
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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