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 Joanne Shi'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hi! My name is Joanne and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The most common question I get is "Why did you decide to become a counselor?" To be honest, my joy is to be able to help and support people through their difficult times. I understand that everyone has their own story and their own battle that they are facing so my goal is to be an attentive and helpful listening ear. I graduated from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology and completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Cal Poly Pomona. I have worked with a variety of ages rangin...

This is Dr. Noelani Rodrigues's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Compassion fatigue
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, anxiety, emotional difficulties, relationships, and di...

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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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

You have come to the right place! My Name is James Birks (pronouns: he, him) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. I am a Southern California native and completed my Bachelors of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and my Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC). I completed my extensive clinical training at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and several other community based organizations. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families regardi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy 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...

This is Dabney Worth'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles including family systems, psychodynamic, CBT, stress management, mindfulness and EMDR....

This is Arianna Helfant  Peterson'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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with many types of issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to infidelity and chronic illness. I...

This is Adrienne Usman'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, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW SUBSCRIBERS* Hello there! My name is Adrienne and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology, where my interest piqued on family and social issues that impact our lives from early childhood into adulthood. From there, I went on to receive my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. I have experience working with children, adolescents, parents, fa...

This is Valerie Sonnikson'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, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi there! My name is Valerie and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been working in the counseling field since 2010 with children, families and adults in a variety of settings. My most recent work has been with young children and their families, and we often focused on parenting, support for the parents/primary caregivers, behavioral support and training, and navigating life transitions. I approach counseling through a strength-based lens and will work with you to uncover your needs and goals. I believe that the therapeu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi there! Thank you for reading my profile and considering me to support you at this time. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT with over 10 years of experience working with adolescent/teens and young adults. My graduate school training focused on Narrative and Solution Focused, Collaborative and Competency-Based Therapies, but I pull from various models when working with patients/clients. Over the course of these last few years, I’ve had the fortune of being able to work with so many different people who I admire for their enlivening and inspir...

This is Toi Lynn Wyle'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, MFT, C-HT, E-RYT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome. I’m so glad you reached out today. We are in the middle of unprecedented challenges, and you do not have to face them alone. I’m a Psychotherapist, Personal & Professional Coach, Hypnotherapist, Career Counselor, and Yoga & Meditation teacher with 25 years of experience supporting others along their life path. ~~I believe in my clients~~ I believe in their inherent wisdom and resources. I’ve had the honor of witnessing my clients move inner and outer mountains to make positive life changes as they become who they are meant to become. I belie...

This is Linda Fong'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: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

We are part of a common humanity. We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We also share the same path to growth through our personal journeys of self-effort to overcome challenges. Do you feel like you are mastering this game of life? I’m here to remind you that You are more powerful over the story of your past or unhappy thought patterns. The Truth is that your life is simply what you create it to mean. Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky. I have a passion for wo...

This is Mark Mendelow'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, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 30

Hello! My name is Mark Mendelow and I’m a masters-trained, licensed clinical social worker. I attended University of California and have been a clinician for over 30 years. My initial training was psychodynamically focused treatment with children and families, I then completed post-masters training in family therapy, including couples counseling. I enjoy working with both individuals and families, and have special interests in LGBTQ issues, grief counseling and concerns related to healthcare, having worked in hospital settings for many years. I welcome the ch...

This is Erin Hamer'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Erin and I am from California. I have been a social worker for over 12 years and have experience working with people from all different walks of life who may be going through some struggling times. I received my Bachelor as well as my Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. I understand it can be hard to find a counselor who you feel comfortable speaking with. My approach is empathetic and supportive. The feedback I’ve received from clients is that they find me to be nonjudgmen...

This is Anke Kalaiah'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: 12

Hello there! Welcome to the pages of better help, and welcome to my counselor profile. My name is Anke Kalaiah, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and it is my pleasure to be able to introduce myself to you. This year has been extremely tough for so many of us. Anxiety and depression seem to be on an all-time high. Every week or even every day seems to bring on some other uncertainty and challenge - from Pandemics to economic struggles, societal unrest, natural catastrophes like fires and storms, and questions about how to juggle all of our differen...

This is Gary Santorella'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, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 27

My training is in brief cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we will deal in the here and now. When we discuss family history, it will be in the context of understanding how over-learned behaviors are influencing you current situation, then develop new ways (behaviors and thinking) to deal with the challenges you are facing. I work best with clients who have a specific goals that they are trying to achieve. That doesn't mean that we can't spend some time figuring this out. But once we do, we will come up with a jointly derived game plan and measures to de...

This is Terese Ghilarducci's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living in the Bay Area in California. I have been licensed for 20 years and most of my work has been with working with foster families. I am also a school counselor at an Alternative Education School and have been working there for the past 13 years. My daily work consists of working with adolescents who have a variety of issues that have impacted their academic life. My students are working through many obstacles such as school phobia, stress and anxiety, depression, family, and substance abuse issues. I also facilit...

This is Natalie  Graves'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi my name is Natalie Graves and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and 5 years of clinical experience working with individuals and families. My experience includes working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD and other impulse control disorders, substance use, parenting struggles, feelings of low self-worth, emotional dysregulation, relationship and communication difficulti...

This is Mark Shokair's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello there, my name is Mark Shokair and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I hold a masters degree in counseling psychology from California State University East Bay. I've been working in the mental health field for more than 15 years. During that time I have worked with many different populations including children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. I have worked with varying levels of severity ranging from mild dysfunction to severe disorders. Currently I work in a private practice setting with people who str...

This is Val Ruszovan'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, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Hello, I am Val Ruszovan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of California. I commend you on having the courage to begin the journey on the path to self-discovery and healing. I know it can be challenging to ask for help and I am here to partner with you, to be an ally and guide, as you find the path to live a life filled with intention, meaning, and joy. I approach each client as their own unique person and provide treatment that is client-centered, strength-based, and individually tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. I have over ...

This is Deborah Rivera'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

My name is Debbie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California with over 28 years of experience working with a variety of client issues. These include depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, HIV, autism support and family issues (most specifically substance abuse of a loved one and military family issues). My clinical focus tends to be mostly on depression, anxiety, family substance abuse/codependency, and HIV. My counseling and treatment approaches are unique and tailored to each individual and I come from a compassionate strength based approach us...

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 92147 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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Emergency Situations:

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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