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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development such as adjustment to disability, depression & anxiety, attention difficulties & learning issues, bullying of children, self-injuri...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

It is my intention to meet you where you are, with my full presence and experience, honoring your inherent wisdom and all that has brought you to this place. Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I have over 10 years or counseling experience and specialize in working with anxiety. I use CBT, and client centered therapy to help you reach your goals. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting re...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LPCC,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7 year old son whom is a gift as he keeps me active and young at heart. I also have many furry four legged children including two horses and two dogs. I love the arts and find nature to be the most beautiful canvas of all. I am strong ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LPCC, LMHC, NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Clinal Counselor in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have eight years of professional experience and I have worked in inpatient treatment centers as well as independently in a private psychiatric office to provided individual, couples & family counseling. I have treated a diverse population that includes children, college students, adults, couples and families. My eclectic approach to counseling meets the needs of each client to foster personal empowerment and growth. As a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am Dr. Angel Faith, a licensed psychologist and life coach based out of Los Angeles, California. I received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and completed my undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Much of my training and experience has been focused on providing one-on-one therapy to adults struggling with a variety of mental wellness concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, life transitions and stress management. Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Do you worry that your l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello there and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California that provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals seeking help with managing day-to-day stressors, sudden life changes, crisis and trauma. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I have experience with helping others living with anxiety, depression, adjustment changes, issues of grief and loss, LGBT issues, trauma, harm reduction and behavioral change. I understand and utilize modalities that are strength-based and solution...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California and Michigan, and I've actively worked with clients as a psychotherapist, case manager, and coach since 2011. I have worked with a diverse assortment of clients who've faced a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, career difficulties, OCD, LGBT-related matters, relationship issues, emotional abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and educational. I see my role as providing you with my experience and specialized knowledge in a supportive manner to help y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LMFT,MS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence." - Thich Nhat Hanh My goal is to be present with you throughout your therapeutic journey. I believe everyone deserves someone who is present, patient, open, non judgmental, and willing to listen and hear you. Empathy is more then a word, it is a philosophy and ethical standard that guides my practice. I always try to create a comforting, loving, warm, and empathetic environment for everyone who comes in. I have over 4 years of experience helping those in need. My experience includes work with youth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

If you are feeling stuck, unsure, frustrated, or stressed about the things going on in your life right now and you want to do something to make it better, I would like to help. I am marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 20 years experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have helped clients with a wide range of subjects including stress & anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, sexuality & gender identity issues, and addiction & co-dependency recovery. My counseling style is warm and engaging. Others describe me as a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi! My name is Mary. I've been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California for over 10 years. I earned my Master's of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University in 2003. I decided to pursue my Master's because I was working with people in my community--and saw the benefits that they were gaining from working with Therapists. I decided that that was a way I could help them even more! Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately in your everyday life to bring clarity, hope, and serenity. Whether you're looking for supportive guidance while navigating a challenging situation or as you turn toward a new direction in life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. As a clinical psychologist and diplomate of ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

You deserve to live a fulfilled life with meaning and joy! I am excited to support you in promoting your mental health and well-being with our therapy sessions. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with 5 years of experience in providing therapy to couples, families, and individuals. I have specialized training, experience, and interest in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, phase of life issues for transitional age youth, and eating disorders. I have a background in working in community outpa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Throughout life everyone experiences moments where they feel stuck. Whether it be an emotional place, in relationships, in our daily lives, or in patterns that we can’t quite understand why they keep happening, we feel stuck. Together we can examine these points in your life and work together to get unstuck. The foundation of my practice starts by developing a strong working alliance with my clients and deeply understanding what changes they are seeking. My name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with over 7 years’ exp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Lcsw,Msw
Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

Starting a therapist search is quite overwhelming, I commend you in taking the first step in creating positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I earned my degree from the University of Southern California. I currently provide my services to clients ranging from teenagers to the elderly. I continue to work in outpatient settings as well as in acute hospitals. I also currently supervise interns in earning their graduate degree. I have helped many clients from all paths of life struggling with their own set of str...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
M.S. MFT,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, my name is Carissa Baker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My goal is to come along side you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help you navigate the "white rivers" of life. I consider being a therapist not just a "job" but a true calling and passion of mine in life. It is a great privilege to “sit in the mud” with someone while helping them get “unstuck”. Often times, the bravest step is the first step in seeking outside help. I am a positive thinker and seek to try creative alternatives to help...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I help people focus on their specific goals and make life changes while dealing with any emotional, traumatic, behavioral, social and/or relational issues. My approach is warm, connected, and artistic, yet honest and serious when and if needed. The way I practice therapy is by seeing each individual as unique and curtailing their counseling for their specific needs and desired outcomes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is evidence based, is taking grounded concrete action in one's thinking, behavior, emotions, habits, and/or hobbies has been a focus o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. What this means is that I provide therapy/counseling to anyone in California (a Marriage and Family Therapy license does not mean I only work on marriages!) I believe that we all need to address mental health in our lives, just as we address our physical health. Seeking support does not mean something is wrong with you. In my view, it actually means something is right! Those who recognize when they need a little extra (or a lot extra) support are a foot in the right direction to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I believe that humans are naturally driven towards growth and fulfillment and I enjoy supporting people on this journey. I have a collaborative approach and utilize techniques from CBT, DBT, the nurtured heart approach, behavioral therapy, ecotherapy, expressive arts, play therapy, mindfulness, and meditation. I have 10+ years of experience helping people create positive and lasting change through individual and group therapy, school-based counseling, and behavior modification programs. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and with individua...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I offer deep listening and thoughtful collaboration to help you bring clarity and insight to the things in your life that you would like to change. I strive to bear witness to your experiences, see the world through your eyes, and help you move toward being the person you want to be. I work with the day to day challenges of bringing optimal functioning, wellness and wisdom to your life, as well as with crises, disruptions, and t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
ATR,LPCC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

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 (LMHC) 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-strengths and re...

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 92145 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.

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