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.

MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello there! I'm a licensed therapist (MFT) for over 10 years, and have a warm, engaging and growth oriented approach. I've helped clients who are immersed in DEPRESSION and ANXIETY as well as those in a higher functioning place that simply need help navigating a specific struggle with guided support .** I use approaches like DBT( Dialectical Behavior Therapy)mixed with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies. I'm trained in Psychodynamic theory as well, and see the importance of knowing why you get stuck along with the need for concrete strategies to move...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a professional clinical counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychodynamic counselor, emotional wellness specialist and intuitive healing guide. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, complex trauma, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, and identity formation. My counseling style is engaging and reflective. I center each individuals unique truth which allows me to connect with you exactly where you are in life. My core values expressed through my style include respect, s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with over 5 years of clinical experience working in University College counseling centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, career challenges, self-esteem/motivational , substance use, and multicultural concerns. I understand how experiences and life transitions can increase stress and begin to impact emotional well-being, relationships, or individual performance. I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals...

MSW,LCSW,PPSC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings. I started out my career providing case management/counseling services and eventually went on to take management and leadership positions in community-based organizations. In the last 13 years, I have also been supervising and training bachelor and graduate students to provide case management and therapeutic services. I enjoy reading, playing word and puzzle games, and gardening (begi...

LCSW,MSW
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 ...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination of my teaching career (online Professor - Psychology, health/human services/Philosophy) and psychotherapy, I was given the gift of a special journey in revealing the i...

Ph.D.,Licensed Psychologist
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hi and welcome to my profile page! My name is Dr. Larry Carter II. I have a Ph.D. (2011) from the APA-Accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Texas Woman's University, and I have been licensed to practice as a Psychologist in the state of California since 2013. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the APA-Accredited program at Texas Tech University, and completed my post-doctoral residency at Family HealthCare Network in Visalia, California. I have also been certified by the Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Science...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

I truly respect your decision to seek therapy at this time. Facing our issues and difficulties head-on is how they get resolved or healed. I know the right fit between client and therapist is imperative. My approach is to treat you with absolute, unconditional positive regard and respect. I have been a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist for over 25 years in Southern California where I see clients with a wide range of relational or interpersonal issues. My style is proactive, engaging, empathic and effective. Some typical issues I see are intimacy and coup...

MA, LMFT
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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, My name is Shorena and I am a licensed psychotherapist since 2012. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. I feel passionate about the work I do and am humbled when clients make me a part of their journey toward healing and happiness. I counsel adults of all ages, specializing in treatment of anxiety, panic attacks and depression, relationship/marital conflicts, intergenerational conflicts, parenting issues, life transitions, existential crisis, grief and loss. My practice is cultural...

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 92170 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.