San Diego is one of the biggest cities in California and is often considered to be the birthplace of the state. San Diego is also known for its extensive beaches. Sometimes, life can be like a beach. It can be relaxing, fun, and a nice place to stay. However, there are also problems with a beach. Sometimes, a storm can ruin the fun, or a tidal wave appears to sweep everything you know away. 

A counselor can be your lifeguard who helps you have an entertaining day on the beach. They can give you advice and mental health treatment that will calm any storms and tidal waves before they cause damage. Speak to a San Diego-based counselor today and see what they can do for you.

This is Dr. Jason Darling's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and graduated from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2007. I have worked with a culturally and ethnically diverse client population and have experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, and time with family. My counseling style is client-centered, collaborative and flexible. A primary focus at the onset of therapy is allowing the client to become comfortable with the online counseling modality and provide as much support and gu...

This is Joel Touchet's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Therapy is Collaborative Imagine you want to hike a new mountain trail. You’ve never been on it before, and your friends tell you it is exciting and fulfilling. It’s also difficult and sometimes dangerous. You get to the parking lot and feel nervous, excited, and worried. After walking across the parking lot toward the beginning of the trail, you find that there is a guide waiting at the trailhead for you. You feel relief and confidence as you start the climb. Like a trail guide that walks down the path with you, I’ll help you through the difficult times and s...

This is Christina Kee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, who has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have worked with clients suffering from depression, to debilitating anxiety, as well as adjusting to life changes. I am also a Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist, and enjoy working with parents who want to improve their relationship with their child. My counseling approach is open, warm and aimed to help you have better understanding and insight. Each client has a unique need, and I also...

This is Jennifer Waters's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): ATR,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

If you’re contemplating taking the next step in getting help, please know that you are not alone. I would be honored to support you through your journey and guide you as you find hope again. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Massachusetts) and Registered Art Therapist who has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I passionately believe that we are all capable of achieving our personal goals if provided with the right support. I strive to help my clients find joy, discover inner-strengt...

This is Jade Yamada's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hi there, my name is Jade Yamada and I am a licensed clinical social worker( (LCSW) in the state of California. I am so glad you are stopping by because it means that you have made a decision to reach out and seek help. I understand that this is not easy to do, and I am here to support and help you through this process. I have been providing therapy as a psychotherapist over 10 years, and I have worked with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, social issues, and self image/ low self esteem. I also work with couples that are struggling with v...

This is Kimberly Sampson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

You can expect a compassionate and loving witness. I bring with me not only my education and experience but a genuine curiosity about who you really are and how you view the world around you. I will ask you questions to understand what is not working for you, and I will work with you to make things better. Sometimes I might challenge you, but in a caring and helpful way. When I work with you, my work is not over when the session is up. I put a great deal of thought and consideration into my clients behind the scenes. I will do whatever is necessary on my e...

This is CAROL SCHMIDT's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Do you feel isolated and alone, trying to cope with the ramifications of Covid19? Are you struggling, worrying about your family, your job, and the future? Do you have feelings and thoughts that trouble you? Emotional stress has known effects on physical health, so maybe now is the time to take care of yourself and sort things out. I am an energetic, approachable, and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with an MSW from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from USC. I have 10+ years of experience providing integrative psychologi...

This is Sydney Erskine's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Sydney. I am a licensed MFT in the state of California. I completed my Masters in Psychology in 1994 and received my license as of January 2000. I have worked in centers for addiction treatment, dual diagnosis, and private practice in the bay area. I utilize a holistic approach with my clients customizing treatment as appropriate for the individual. This allows for the integration of our bio-psycho-social-spiritual self. My theoretical background includes, but is not limited to, in brief, Psychodynamics, and Bowen; investigating the systematic learned...

This is Jenna McAdam's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 40

I have expertise in issues related to drug/alcohol abuse, stages of recovery, grief, anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, aging, caretaking, codependency, men’s issues, women’s issues, parenting and coparenting.when working with an individual my goal is to empower that person to make the changes they desire to make. I am collaborative and attachment based. I am able to establish rapport and a good working relationship quickly. I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and am informed by Positive Psychology. I take an active role I. The therapy and enco...

This is Natalie Ragus's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! No matter what circumstances brought you seek help, you are further along in your journey to greater well-being today than you were yesterday simply because you are here. Congratulations on taking this important step to living your best life! Let me tell you a little about myself, my professional background, and how I can support you as you navigate the challenges you are currently facing. I have a master's degree in clinical social work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. The bulk of my experience as a therapist ...

This is Kimberly Pelle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MPH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Kimberly Pelle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Social Work. I have over five years of experience in mental health and medical social work. I received the majority of my training in an inpatient mental health unit and in the hospital setting including a geriatric clinic, primary care, emergency department, intensive care, and maternal child health. I am passionate about working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, caregiver stress, and copin...

This is Paula Alvarez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of California and Missouri. I have worked in locked and outpatient mental health facilities for the last 27 years. I facilitated group treatment of domestic violence perpetrators in Spanish and English for eight years. I specialize in treating trauma-related symptoms, anxiety and depression, anger management, geriatric well-being, mental health recovery, cultural diversity issues, and self-esteem issues. I am writing my dissertation for my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in organizational psycholo...

This is Jazmine Maddox's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I have always loved to help and work with people, which is why I graduated on May 19th, 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in psychology at Salisbury University. I also completed my Masters in Social Work program at Salisbury University on May 24th, 2017. I have obtained my LMSW license in the state of Maryland and I have also obtained my LCSW license in the state of Delaware,Texas, and California. I have been providing counseling services since 2016 and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group se...

This is Bernadette  Wood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 3

Hi and welcome. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and have worked in the field of social services for over 31 years. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploitation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. I have a laid back approach and am here to support the...

This is Mary Cabarles's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome to my page. My name is Mary and I have been in the social work field since I was a sophomore in college. My experience has varied from group homes, residential facilities, job coaching, comorbid disorders, homelessness, domestic violence, working in the criminal justice department, trauma, abuse, family dynamics and working in the public sector. I have worked with elementary school aged children, adolescents, teens aging out of the system, adults, elderly and hospice. I started my private practice in the midst of the pandemic as stress levels rose from ...

This is Ana Cristina Giaquinto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PSWII,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome to Better Help Self-Care Time! Congratulations, you have taken the first step to feel better by putting yourself first and being good to yourself! My name is Ana Cristina Giaquinto, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 12 years of experience working with people of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, races, social classes and sexual orientations. My approach is eclectic including client-centered, solution focused and attachment therapy utilizing dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing techniques . If you experience a...

This is Nicole Gibson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT #94690
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

You may be wondering why anyone would go to a therapist. After all, everyone has problems, right? Though it is true that we all have problems in some regard, what most don’t realize is that without help, your problems can impact your work or school life, your relationships with your family and friends, your physical health and your overall quality of life. I have vast experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy will be addressed in an empathetic and thoughtful manner. My clientele in...

This is Liliana Huichapan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help you may be experiencing some difficulties in your life and you're looking for a counselor to help you sort through things. I wanted to tell you a little about myself to help you decide if I may be a good fit for you. My name is Liliana Huichapan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in California. I have over 15 years of professional experience that include trauma, abuse, and criminal justice systems both pre-trial and post conviction. I’ve been providing psychotherapy for a wide range of issues and popul...

This is Nancy Maletz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been counseling for 40 years and still feel the exhilaration of seeing one of my clients take their first steps towards a better more fulfilling life. We all need hope and the ability to see choices and occasionally we are so far into the rabbit hole that no choices seem possible. Without choice, there is no hope. I believe in the positivity of choice and change even though this seems scary at times. Over the years I have worked with multiple clients, individuals, couples, families and teens, who want to feel well but ...

This is Henry Ostendorf 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am Henry William Ostendorf. My gender pronouns are He/Him/His. I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in San Francisco, California with over twenty years of experience counseling others to better cope with psychological and social distress. I'm a helper by nature. I consider myself to be respectful, kind, empathetic and resourceful. I practice Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sometimes known as CBT. This type of counseling has been clinically proven to provide positive therapeutic outcomes. With CBT you may feel better,...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in San Diego? (Here Is How Our San Diego Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Diego area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the San Diego therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of San Diego, or elsewhere in the San Diego county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in San Diego, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of San Diego and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around San Diego offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A San Diego therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 1406630 people in the city of San Diego, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 92127 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in San Diego, couples counseling in San Diego, family conflict therapy in San Diego, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in San Diego, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around San Diego, California can serve:

92014, 92025, 92027, 92037, 92038, 92039, 92071, 92072, 92092, 92093, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92134, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92153, 92154, 92158, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92163, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92173, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92195, 92196, 92197, 92198, 92199