Doyne Stephen E Phd

(858) 452-5900

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 416, La Jolla, CA | Directions   92037

32.884048 -117.225859

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ; Sat Closed ; Sun Closed ; Appointments Available

 
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Neighborhoods: Northern, Northern San Diego, University City

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Doyne Stephen E Phd
Doyne Stephen E Phd

Reviews for Doyne Stephen E Phd

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A qualified, empathic experienced professional – Many of the reviews about Dr Doyne do not resemble the man who compassionately and with great insight assisted my children through the divorce process between their father and myself. Dr. Doyne made recommendations that supported what was in the best interest of the children while my husband and I were mired down in our anger and fighting over the division of every aspect of our marriage, including the children. For any parent unfortunate enough to be going through a high conflict divorce in San Diego there is support and help in the office of Dr. Stephen Doyne. He can see past the charade of what parents are attempting to present to the attorneys, courts, judges, and mediators etc to make the often unpopular but appropriate recommendations to protect and aide the children from the hideousness of divorce. Looking back, both my ex-husband and myself realize and appreciate the knowledge and expertise of Dr Doyne. Our children benefited greatly from having Dr Doyne involved in our case. My ex and I don't agree on a lot but we do agree on the value and importance of having a professional like Dr Doyne on the case to look after what is best for the children. We highly recommend him.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

He Saved My Kids LIfe – Dr. Doyne's decades of experience allows him to quickly see through the smoke screens and game playing of his often highly educated and successful clients and do what is in the best interest of the children involved. Dr. Doyne does not wince in making what he believes are the best recommendations for the children in the cases assigned to him even when there is extraordinary pressure to do otherwise. In my case, I was divorcing a successful attorney who on the exterior appeared to have his life together. Behind closed doors he was an abusive alcoholic. My ex-husband was so convincing at hiding his issues that even his closest friends did not realize the degree of his problems until years after they became friends. It took Dr. Doyne just a few sessions to realize my ex-husband's behavior was putting our kid in danger physically and hurting our kid emotionally. When Dr. Doyne reported his concerns to the court, my ex-husband responded by attacking Dr. Doyne personally and professionally. Dr. Doyne never relented and continued to champion what he saw was best for our kid. Our kid was being put in one dangerous situation after another with the father, but the courts would not intervene until he was physically hurt - even when my ex-husband was picked up for drinking and driving with our kid in the car the courts refused to intervene. I was terrified each time i had to do the drop- off with my ex-husband. There in NO doubt in my mind that Dr. Doyne saved our kid's life. Because of Dr. Doyne I have a chance to stop the cycle of violence that was part of my ex-husband's family heritage. Saving our kid came at a huge cost to Dr. Doyne, so I can say with the greatest of confidence he will do what is in the best interest of any children who are lucky enough to find their way into his office. Most families will never need the type of expertise required in my unfortunate case, but you can rest assured Dr. Doyne not only can spot what is best for children, but he has the courage to be a real advocate for them!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Stephen Doyne, Divorces Inc. – Stephen Doyne is not a good person in my world. Having had two people in my famiy divorce, under his reccomendation, and being the only one in my family to mantain a consistent marraige (without any counsel, by the way), I am qualified to say that Stephen is a guy who will 'jump the gun' and tell his patients to divorce. His flaw is that he sees the world as cut and dry, without any regard to helping families 'work through their problems'.. Something that is underrated in this world, and diminished by so called qualified people like Stephen. If you are wise and believe in your family or family at all, I really suggest you look elsewhere for advice.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

What's deeply wrong with this man and the divorce industry – Doyne's legacy is disgrace. He has been exposed to have fraudulent certifications, to have lied on his resume three times, to have changed the names of institutions he claimed granted him legitimate credentials, has bilked dozens of parents out of millions of dollars at $20,000 per "evaluation" (an outrageous sum for someone with his weak, fraudulent credentials), has been sued numerous times for fraud, malpractice, lying and theft.

These are not controvertable facts--see the evidence by searching Doyne, Channel 10, San Diego Reader, or simply review the files for yourself at https://angiemedia dot com/case-files/stephen-doyne-files/.

At events he speaks at he regularly tells audiences that the lawsuits against him have "been dismissed." First, it's a lie. There are at least two ongoing lawsuits involving Doyne. That the man continues to lie about verifiable facts should speak volumes more about his integrity and professional values.

But even more troubling is that Doyne does not tell his audience members that the only reason he is able to protect himself against these charges--which are demonstrably true-is that he is hiding behind what he calls "quasi-judicial immunity." In other words, he's saying "I've been successful in thwarting efforts to hold me accountable for my lies, fraud, and abuse of my clients and their children because even though I'm a private professional, I work in a courthouse sometimes."

No kidding folks--like any doctor, he works in a private practice, is not paid by courts, yet fraudulently charges tens of thousands of dollars per "evaluation" and claims he cannot be liable for liability for fraud and professional negligence that every one of his professional colleagues can be held accountable for.

His only defense is that he can lie, cheat, and steal because he believes there are "immunity" laws which allow him to get away with it.

Yet despite the fact that he essentially admits to dozens of extraordinarily harmful acts of bilking clients and their children--he hasn't issued any apology, hasn't changed his fraudulent and thieving ways, hasn't refunded any client's money, and most troubling repeatedly continues to make the very same misrepresentations that have been proven false numerous times.

He's a "free radical" criminal taking advantage of his clients, thumbing his nose at the law, and screwing over attorneys, their clients, and their children, yet getting paid millions per year. And because of the inaction of courts and complacency of attorneys who throw their clients into the cesspool of this man's practice, he continues to earn millions under the nose of the judges and attorneys we've entrusted with the responsibility to care for our community.

San Diego--if you're willing to permit this kind of corruption and abuse, you're contributing to the demise of your community. In which case you must be ignorant, far too self-abosrbed to see the big picture, in on the deal, or taking way too much Prozac. Wake up San Diego--before it sinks further into despotism. To quote Ben Franklin, "It's a republic, if you can keep it." Take it back, and keep it the great city that it is.

"You can run on for a long time

Run on for a long time

Run on for a long time

Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar

Go and tell that midnight rider

Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter

Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand

Workin' in the dark against your fellow man

But as sure as God made black and white

What's done in the dark will be brought to the light.

You can run on for a long time

Run on for a long time

Run on for a long time

Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Sooner or later God'll cut you down"

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

730 Custody Evaluators in San Diego – I am a 730 custody evaluator in San Diego, Ca.

My sole intention is to increase strife and hostilities between parents who are in the middle or after divorce. I am a master of this practice. After all, I have a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology.

I am not concerned about the effects of my mal-intended actions on children of divorcing parents.

Proper professional credentials are not important to me, as I can, and have, purchased a "Diplomate Diploma" from a diploma mill for $350.00. (Search "the credentialing con".

I claim on my CV/resume, that I have been an adjunct professor at two local Universities thirty five years ago. However, I can not prove this, and when these two universities were questioned about this, they both replied they have no records of me ever teaching or being adjunct faculty on their campus. This information, and the replies from the Universities are on file in San Diego Superior Court action; "Tadros vs. Doyne".

I lie through my teeth in order to meet my financial goals, and ensure I am paid more than one million dollars per year for my salary, and to meet my financial obligations.

I have very close relationships with local attorneys to ensure the money- machine does not stop, and keeps churning Millions $$ for those of us in this business.

I am a San Diego 730 Custody Evaluator often approved and sometimes recommended by the court.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Sociopath has run wild – Stephen Doyne is a sociopath who has been permitted to run wild. Stay away from this individual who has fraudulent professional credentials. While with my child in this individuals office in the blazing sun, it was quite warm, 84 degrees is what his thermostat read.

I asked him politely to turn it down a bit so my child and I would be more comfortable. My child had sweat on her forehead running down to her nose. He attempted to lower the temperature of the thermostat. After fifteen minutes or so, and no relief in temperature, I reached up and lowered the thermostat about ten degrees or so. It immediately began cooling down the office. We felt better within less than ten minutes. That in and of itself is not a big deal. However, two months later in Stephen Doyne's office, he scolded me for having lowered the temperature on his thermostat two months prior. This is a very sick individual who is narcissistic, and exhibits sociopathological traits. When speaking with Stephen Doyne, he almost never looks you in the eyes. He gazes left, riight, down and out to the window. This behavior has proven to be clinically that of a pathological liar.

If anyone recommends this individual to you for anything, politely acknowledge,thank whoever it is, and then contact the state board of Psychology for complaints filed against him, and then get a referral to a good psychologist. There are many in this state who are good. However, he is not one of them.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Stay Away From This Man! – After nearly a year of "mediation" with Doyne, days and days of working with him with no progress whatsoever and over $10,000 in fees, I told Doyne that he wasn't making any progress and that I would no longer pay for his services. Doyne retaliated by filing a "report" against me with CPS claiming that I abused my son by holding him upside down in my living room during play. Even Doyne acknowledged that it was clearly play, yet Doyne, apparently displeased that I objected to paying for his outrageously expensive and entirely ineffective 'services' (indeed, his presence greatly escalated the anger and hostility my wife exhibited), contacted CPS. CPS investigated and found his report to be baseless, yet my ex-wife sought sole custody based upon Doyne's (false) report.

Shocking in and of itself, but what's worse, after the CPS investigation concluded that his report was false, he sent me a letter offering to "recommend" how I could "re-establish a relationship" with my son if I paid him $4,000.

No kidding folks--the man filed false reports, gave perjurous testimony, and when I complained, retaliated, then >requested a bribe<

The man is a criminal, has been sued numerous times, received literally hundreds of complaints, and is the shame of the San Diego divorce industry. Avoid at all costs.

If your lawyer agrees to or recommends this man, sue your lawyer. I've since found dozens of horror stories on the net about his incompetence, false credentials, overbilling, and maliciousness.

Good luck with being great parents for your children--the best way to do so is to stay out of divorce court.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I thank him. – After reading some of the reviews, I feel that I needed to share my experience. Dr. Doyne was nothing but professional and thorough. He helped bring my ex-wife and I to a desirable and fair arrangement with our son.

Though it is expensive, it was well worth it as my son has really come through exceptionally well in what was a very trying time for him. I would recommend him to anyone.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I had a good experience – I was a regular patient of Dr Doyne during my divorce and subsequent custody evaluation.(Over two years) It was a horrible experience to go through and I very much appreciate Dr Doyne's support and caring attitude. He offered me advice that helped me understand and get through the process of the evaluation.

He listened and provided support and encouragement.

He was instrumental in helping me through such a difficult time.

I see him now "as needed". It has been five years total I have been a patient of Dr Doyne's.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Do not use this man--he'll decimate your kids, you, your ex – Doyne has been exposed to be a criminal fraud and is entirely ineffective at helping parents resolve disputes. There are literally hundreds of news stories, blogs, and horror stories about how incompetent and crooked this man is. Regardless of what your attorney tells you he'll try to run up the tab to $20,000 or more for completely ineffective services. He encourages conflict between you and your ex--a very dangerous and destructive force. If he screws up and you bring it to his attention, he'll blame you and take your kids away. He has become so notorious among the family law community and on the web that no sane attorney in town will use him. If your attorney recommends or accepts Doyne, sue your attorney. Tell your attorney you want to stay away from evaluators--resolve your dispute with a professional (non-family law) mediator or through collaborative solutions such as uptoparents dot org. He almost always grants custody solely or primarily to mothers (he teaches classes giving out materials that state that men are always the abusers), breaks court rules about contact with clients and lawyers, and uses you and your children for his own profit. Google his name to find the dozens of horror stories about this man, including the Channel 10 story and comments: (insert the w-w-w and dot coms not allowed by citysearch) w-w-w10news dot com/news/19985926/detail.html, w-w-w.batteredmomslosecustody.wordpress.dot com/2009/05/25/stephen-doyne-bogus-child-custody-evaluator-sued-for-fraud-negligence/, w-w-w.sandiegoreader.dot com/news/2009/jul/01/city-light-2/, w-w-w.angiemedia.dot com/2009/12/13/ccfc-press-release-on-stephen-doyne-corruptionfraud-case/, w-w-w.angiemedia.dot com/2009/11/18/stephen-doyne-and-san-diego-family-law-courts-under-fire/ for but a few of the scathing reviews. Family court is full of crooks who will prey on your vulnerability or anger. Stay calm, give love, and get out as quickly as you can. Good luck and God bless.

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