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 Kate Strolle'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, M.Ed, M.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing for almost 10 years. I have an M.A. from the University of San Francisco, and completed my hours for licensure at many different locations in California. I also have a masters degree in education and was a teacher before I became a therapist. I really enjoy working with people. I am a client centered therapist and utilize a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have worked extensively with clients w...

This is Patricia Alvarado'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, LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in Los Angeles, CA. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Studies both located in California. I have been in the helping profession for over six years, working with children, adolescent...

This is Jennifer Walker'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, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I have always valued people who were considered “different,” unusual, strange, or odd. These people are often the underdogs. The ones society often rejects, ignores, or discourages because they don’t fit into standard categories. Society is often limiting because of the constant need to label or categorize people. I have always been a fan of people who throw these labels to the wind and march to the beat of their own drum. These people are unique and they are often the types of people who end up changing the world because they forge their own paths instead of foll...

This is Norma Cuenca'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 8 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s values. I have experience in different settings, schools, agencies and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Karelin Wadkins, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in California. I have over 8 years of experience working with adults, couples, teens and families. My work experience both in person and online ranges from helping people deal with anxiety or depression, substance abuse or dependence, codependency, trauma history, self esteem issues and difficulty around changes in life. Often when we're dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse or any other mental health issue we just don't know how to deal with what is in front of...

This is Bethany Dorey'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,LICSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Thank you for reaching out. I understand that developing a therapeutic relationship with a complete stranger may feel unfamiliar, awkward or overwhelming. Please feel free to request clarification regarding my theoretical orientation, therapy style, education and experience at any time during the therapeutic process. My name is Bethany Dorey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington. I plan on obtaining a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy degree...

This is Camille Reinecker'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: Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and have had direct client care experience for over 3 years. Over the years I have had the privilege of running social skills groups for children age five to eight and process groups for adults and adolescents as well as a life discussions group for seniors at a retirement home. The various populations I have worked with have allowed me to gain insight into the different developmental stages. As a therapist I come from the perspective that you have answers and may need some tools to help find and unde...

This is Japera Harrison'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and Welcome! My name is Japera and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and couples. I have experience in working with issues including anxiety, stress, trauma, relationships, life transitions and much more. During our sessions, you and I will work together to identify problems and patterns, address blind spots, and find solutions to life's obstacles. My clinical approach is direct and no...

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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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Jamal Jones. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My practice is my passion because I make the world a better place by helping individuals, couples and families go from "surviving to thriving". As a mental health provider, I have worked for churches, the government, government contracted agencies, hospital outpatient, and correctional settings within the San Joaquin Valley. I am uniquely gifted in helping young adult and middle-aged men who are unhappy, hopeless, helpless, and anxious about their lives, relationships and careers; d...

This is Dr. Aimee Foster'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

While we can't always anticipate the curve balls life will throw, we can develop a healthy skill base to help us manage these struggles effectively. When we don't have the tools required to get us through tough circumstances we may develop increased symptoms of depression or anxiety, or the use of other maladaptive coping strategies like substances, disordered eating habits, self-harm, or additional compulsive behaviors. I'm interested in helping you learn how to manage life more effectively in a judgement free, supportive environment. With over 10 years of exp...

This is Priscillia Bui'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Priscillia Bui and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have been working with individuals, children and families for the past five years and have worked in outpatient and community mental health clinics. I have worked with individuals who have experienced a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and loss. I have specialty training in working with individuals who have experienced attachment disruptions, been involved in the child welfare system and who have been adopted. I am lookin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, LNHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

ABOUT ME Hello, My name is Cherie Harper; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an advocate for those who may suffer from a mental illness or have experienced a mental health crisis. With expert knowledge and 21 years of experience, my goal has always been to help erase the stigma that shadows around those who may suffer of a mental illness. My experience includes in-patient settings, community mental health, crisis residential, individual and couple’s counseling. I have a wide range of experience working with adults, older adults and Transitiona...

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion to help individuals improve their quality of life and well-being. I have over 2 decades worth of experience helping individuals with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, work and school issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, and phase of life issues. My counseling style is warm, empowering, and collaborative. I help individuals define what happiness means to them and how to achieve happiness with sustainable actions that will help them achieve just that. I...

This is Dr. Cherie Obranovich Babcock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, I am Dr. Cherie Obranovich Babcock, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California with over 10 years of experience. As a clinician, I work with clients to build a stronger sense of self by increasing self-awareness and strengthening effective coping skills. I am committed to forming a meaningful relationship with each client in a supportive and confidential environment to manage issues of concern. Additionally, I encourage clients to utilize unique personal strengths to achieve a greater sense of happiness, health, and balance in life. I have worked wi...

This is Crystal Orabona'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. I’ve worked in an outpatient hospital setting where I provided therapy to clients of all ages, from 13 to 85. I’m now providing clinical services in jail and my experience continues to grow as I work with those who feel they have hit “rock bottom” So whether you feel like you’re at your rock bottom, or just feel like you’ve gotten stuck, I’m here to help you get back up and get unstuck. I’ve addressed issues across the board; from depression and anxiety, to paranoia and psychosis, my goal is to help ...

This is Tina Logan'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Tina A Logan Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified by Psychology Today I provide video and phone sessions. Worries, nervousness and anxiety can be over-whelming. Uncertainty, during unknown times can make us anxious and depressed. I’m here to help. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help many of you during these unprecedented times. I am interactive, giving you suggestions, options, tools and hope for your future. My style is relaxed, supportive, encouraging, compas...

This is Sherry Farrell'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Sherry Farrell. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I earned a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in Clinical Psychology and went on to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. My story is unique in that I worked in the field of psychology for roughly 5 years and then turned to teaching young people while raising my own children. This allowed me to gain a broad understanding of how children and families operate in a clinical, educational and social setting. I am now pr...

This is Emma Pallone'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have a experience working with individuals who have endured trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship issues. I enjoy working with clients coming from a diverse range of backgrounds and am passionate about helping my clients achieve growth and healing as I support them through their process of transformation. I believe it is important as a therapist to recognize that there is no one size fits all approach. My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients and listen without judgment, providing guidance and learning. Everyone ...

This is Mandy Leonards'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step to making a change. It is not easy. I am an EMDR certified therapist who specializes in complex trauma, eating disorders and body image issues. I have my MSW from Indiana University and I have my LCSW in the state of Indiana and California. I have a private practice in San Diego. My experience has been with all sorts of clients of all ages. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit, a school, a crisis unit, a community mental health center and for the last several years my own private prac...

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 92117 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