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 Luis Resendez'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). I also practice group therapy, including ...

This is Dr. Karin Celosse'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,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 5

(I do schedule live phone sessions - NO VIDEO at this time - but we will discuss this together after we start therapy, and come up with a schedule that works for us both) One of the hardest steps to take can simply be to ask for help. Many individuals feel that this makes them weak, especially if they have been accustomed to being told that they need to be tough or “keep it in the family”. But the simple fact that you have reached out for help speaks volumes about not only your resilience but also your strength. It is very common to feel overwhelmed, confused, ...

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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, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Do you want a change, such as the courage to move forward in your life? You may have tried to deal with this on your own and even exhausted most of the ways you usually use to deal with problems. Seeking professional support at this point is good coping, and it would be my honor to join with you toward meeting your goals. If you are feeling upset, worried, or angry, I want to address these concerns you and help you manage those feelings. In individual therapy, I focus on treating issues of mood, anxiety, repeated negative patterns of behavior (addictions), sexu...

This is Dr. H. Martin Malin Jr.'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., MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 30

Hi and welcome to my profile page at BetterHelp! Most of the people I work with call me Marty. I'm looking forward to meeting you and working with you. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in sexology. I have worked extensively in County Behavioral Health clinics, both as a therapist and a supervisor, and I have worked in private practice as well. I have also worked in a hospital setting at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and in grade schools, middle schools and high schools as well a...

This is Jack Gershfeld'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, Anger management
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Jack Gershfeld, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 6 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Fullerton, California. I work with individuals and couples who experience relationship distress and are yearning to find a way to re-connect and feel close to each other again. I teach in Pepperdine University, Chapman University and am a Clinical Supervisor at a community clinic in La Mirada. My approach is rooted in the research-based Emotionally Focused Therapy ...

This is Matthew Everhart'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,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hey there, my name is Matt, and I'm the therapist who got started because his mom thought being a social worker was a good career fit. Well add one more point for mom, since I got hooked! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) here in Los Angeles, where I passionately serve individuals and families in their homes, school, communities, and now, online. I made my company, Framework Family Counseling in order to develop my idea of "family connectedness," that all people DESERVE to feel belonging and connection within their family, and much of my work addresses ...

This is Saryna Konczey'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,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed therapist based in the Bay Area, California and have been delivering mental health services for 8 years. While most of my experience has been working with individuals, I also work with couples, families, and parents. I have clinical experience in a wide array of issues, including anxiety, depression, LGBT-related struggles, trauma, family and relationship conflicts, parenting struggles, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, tics, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, and selective mutism. My approach is very compassionate, strengths-focused, ...

This is Jami Davis'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, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project to develop and coordinate Sexual Assault Response Teams in rural communities, I went on to...

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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, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there, my name's Jeana Alvarado and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada. I applaud you on your decision to seek therapy. The hardest parts of this journey can be deciding it's time for help and finding the right therapist. In therapy, I will work alongside you towards your goals. I will help you find the answers you're looking for and the ways to get there. I understand that this can be a difficult process and I'm here to support and guide you through it. I have over 7 years of experience with therapy. My love for therapy started during my...

This is Nadja Zapasov'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: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 18

Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your positive and constructive thoughts and emotions to the creation of your goals is the first step in achie...

This is David Haynik'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and California. I'm committed to helping people work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging mental health issues. My approach to treatment is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and Eastern philosophy. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is paramount for effective treatment and is used as the base for personal growth and symptom reduction. I value the resiliency and unique strengths of every i...

This is Audrey Tuey'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! Reaching out for help is not always easy, so I commend you for taking this step. My name is Audrey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I received my Master's in Clinical Social Work from Azusa Pacific University in 2013. I have over 6 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents and adults with a focus on depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, and relationship issues. I utilize a strengths based, person centered, and solution focused approach while also incorporating some c...

This is Kelsey Barbieri'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Kelsey Barbieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed to practice in both California and Vermont. I have over 8 years of experience providing therapy to adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and issues related to military life. My goal with each of my clients is to build a strong, trusting relationship and work collaborative...

This is Alyssa Eisman'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, CADCII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative relationship with their therapist contributes to the overall effectiveness and success of therapy. I strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will work together to identify and address your concerns in order to foster meaningful change in yo...

This is Jackie Girgis'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Hello! You made it! You have come to the right place. A little bit about me and what you get...I'm Jackie. I'm a Licensed Therapist in the state of California. I have over 20 years of experience. I am highly trained and credentialed in multiple evidence-based therapies. I am also a chief clinical supervisor and I train and teach professional therapists. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, parenting, and family conflicts. I also have experience with substance abuse & recovery, grief & loss and veteran PTSD. I offer individual, coup...

This is Dr. Jennifer Payne'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

"When we get tired of continuously circling in our emotional wilderness, then we are ready to take any steps necessary to get what is waiting for us to obtain." - J. Payne Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready for a change? I would love to partner with you to move toward the emotional healing that is available to you. What problems are you facing? Depression? Anxiety? Trauma? Low self-esteem? Relationship problems? I have over twenty years of experience helping clients to move from confusion toward clarity. I am licensed as a Licens...

This is Cathy Pope'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, RN, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a RN and LMFT working for over 20 years as a family coach and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relational changes and challenges, life transitions, parenting- including having a child with special needs, trauma-both physical and emotional, and stress responses and recovery. I have also assisted people undergoing grief and loss. My counseling approach is warm and empathetic. I work collaboratively so that you get your individual needs and concerns addressed. I believe each person deserv...

This is Marla Dietz'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,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults in California and Nevada. With over seven years of experience as a therapist, I specialize in depression and anxiety, victims of trauma and abuse, and survivors of suicide attempt and suicide. My clinical experience includes school-based therapy and community mental health, online and tele-health services, and seeing individuals in my private practice. In counseling, I work from a dynamic model, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and...

This is Rosie Pescador'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, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, my name is Rosie Pescador, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed in the state of California. I have been a therapist for more than 12 years and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with different backgrounds and orientations. I use a multi-pronged approach that will incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dilectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and a strength based approach. I have extensive experience working wit...

This is Christine Gonzalez'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 CDAAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

You need a calming, encouraging counselor, someone who will listen, care, and get results. Call and let's talk about it. Begin your journey of recovery, peace, and healing today. Life CAN be better with a little help. I can help you to discover root issues, resolve past hurts, regulate mood, resolve conflicts, and learn skills to continue using in life. I support traditional and natural remedies. 10+ years of experience, all ages. I can provide effective treatments like guided imagery, creative therapies, CBT, DBT, & more. Christian counseling offered also. (Cer...

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 somes 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 92191 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 more than just a clinical social worker, 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 counseor 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