B.A., University of California,San Diego;

M.A. and Ph.D., CA School of Professional Psychology, San Diego;


University of California,Irvine Medical Center; 

San Diego Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Individual, Marital, & Family Psychotherapy; Psychological Testing;



Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder,Attention Deficit Disorder,

Learning Disabilities, Parenting


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Insight and behavior have been extremely interesting to me ever since I could look at my own behavior and ask “What was I thinking?”

The process of sorting out feelings and thoughts (past and present) eases emotional disorders and promotes personal growth because it makes us aware of options.  Constructive choices are better than destructive ones.

Emotions, thoughts, and behavior tend to travel together, so intervention at any point can result in overall change.

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Evaluacion Psicologica

Seeing a therapist can be a daunting experience, particularly if one has to deal with insurance companies.  Insurance benefits depend on numerous factors that are subject to change.  A reasonable question such as whether or not I accept insurance becomes difficult to answer.

I highly advise people to consult the back of their insurance cards to check for possible authorization requirements - particularly if there is a phone number to call for mental health/substance abuse benefits

Using my maiden name professionally, which was meant to simplify referrals since my husband is my office partner, actually adds to the confusion in some cases.  Therefore, if TERI WRIGHT, Ph.D. is not listed on the panel, TERI WRIGHT BUDNER, Ph.D. may be.  If, regardless of my identity, I am not a preferred provider, you may ask your insurance company about out-of-network benefits.