Therapists serving clients in San Diego, CA

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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem

I am a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working with a diverse group of patients in both the community mental health and private practice setting. I've worked extensively with clients who have depression/anxiety, but have also worked extensively with the severely mentally ill, addiction, trauma/abuse and sexual issues. Of course, at the heart of all of these are the relationships that form the framework of our everyday lives, so it goes without saying that addressing those concerns are always part and par...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Dr. Forzani. I offer straightforward and compassionate services to clients seeking a real, knowledgeable and open therapist. My experience includes over 15 years with adults in crisis and transition, as well as teens and young adults looking to improve their lives. My background and practice focuses on the LGBTQI community, adults facing transition, and adolescent girls seeking to build confidence and positivity. I hold a certificate in cognitive therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and am able to provide as much practical cognitive-behaviora...

PhD,LMFT,CSAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Aloha & welcome to my page. Do you feel like you have lost your way – that nothing feels quite right – or that the past seems to be repeating itself? My view is that we all begin from a place of wholeness, but we sometimes lose belief in ourselves along the way. I have the depth of professional and life experience to see and work with you as a unique individual. Let me be a support and guide as you navigate the journey to your true potential. My expertise includes a broad range of issues including traumas, addictions, emotional difficulties, relationships, and...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Life can be a road full of pain, anguish, loss and despair. Unexpected tides and turns can leave you feeling lost, confused and hopeless. It can be a dark and stormy place, but it doesn't have to be. Healing is found within the safety of a therapeutic relationship that involves trust, empathy and unconditional presence. As a clinical psychologist, writer and advocate, my love and passion for the community of mental well-being has been ever-present. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented and emotion-focused, with a particular interest in relationships/co-dep...

LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Amanda Orr and I am a licensed therapist with 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have been a supervisor for 2 years. I specialize in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. I have also assisted people with obsessive compulsive disorders including hoarding disorder. I meet my clients where they are at in a respectful, compassionate way and I adapt my style to what is best fitted for the presenting issue. There is nothing to work through too big or small! I have ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Thank you for reviewing my information. It takes a lot of courage to seek help. You are on the right path to building a better healthier you. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a happy, peaceful and progressive life. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with many diverse populations, I recognize that your circumstances are unique and I can assure you that we'll approach this process in a way that is comfortable as well as incorporates your individuality and your strengths. My counseling style is to be warm, approachable and relata...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens attentively and who at times offers feedback and guidance. The primary focus of my counseling is in th...

MS,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Emmily and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have had 6 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including home private practice settings, home visits, and community mental health treatment. I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, trauma/abuse, borderline personality ...

M.S., LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I have extensive experience of over 10 years in treating individuals, couples, children and families. I work in conjunction with my clients to treat presenting symptoms and address the roots of their issues, by using tools for growth and self-improvement, while providing a safe, warm and supportive environment. I am competent in a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, gender, LGBT, addictions, trauma, relationships, cultural issues, parenting, grief, addiction and aging (among many others). I believe in empowering my clients through a strength based appr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

If the old coping strategies have stopped working, or worse, are becoming self destructive, reaching out for help can be both a scary but ultimately liberating first step toward growth and healing. My communication style is direct, but equally warm, empathic, and relatable always working toward creating a setting where you can feel comfortable and safe to be vulnerable and honest. I sincerely know how debilitating addiction, anxiety, depression, losses, and life's unexpected events can be. I work with individuals and families, and am on staff/consult with nearby m...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Diego area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of San Diego, elsewhere in the San Diego county.

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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in San Diego ranges from $75-$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 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.

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. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. 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, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A San Diego therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 1,406,630 people in the city of San Diego, 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 92134 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.