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.

Ph.D., MFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

My commitment to providing high quality psychotherapy is backed by over 20 years of experience (licensed in California and Oregon). Combining evidence-based methods, a comprehensive knowledge of current research and a compassionate partnership with each unique individual, I offer support to help solve problems effectively, make healthy decisions, adjust more comfortably to change, and overcome emotional distress. Our work together will be tailored to your specific goals and will incorporate leading solution-focused, action-oriented approaches to help you creat...

MA, LMFT
Specialties: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 17

In almost all of my clinical work and research over the past 16 years as a therapist, and before that, as a design consultant or creative director for clients who were making important emotional and financial decisions, I almost always proceeded in the same fashion. I would listen deeply to their needs and present thoughts and concerns. And, then I would urge them to move forward with their lives or their projects. When there was fear or anxiety in their voices, I would reassure them that the goal was reachable if they just took one step at a time. When your mind ...

EdD, LCPC, CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, TRAUMATOLOGIST, CERTIFIED CAREER COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR & COACH I am an Anger Management Expert, Internationally Recognized TeleBehavioral Health Specialist, Traumatologist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, and U.S. History. With expertise in distance education and the virtual classroom, I am proficient in ANGEL, Blackboard, CampusCruiser, Canvas, eCollege, LoudCloud, Moodle, and WebCT Learning Management Systems, including the Wimba classroom. A former Tenured Profes...

MS, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Growth and change can be difficult, but you've already taken the first step. I'm Bonnie Fagan, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received both my Bachelor in Science and Master in Science degrees from Cal State Fullerton where I had the opportunity to gain experience treating children in the school setting, working with adults with substance abuse and relational issues, working with veterans, and counseling high school students. In the recent years, I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults on individual and interpersonal issues. My goal is to pro...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years and have been working as a clinical therapist for over 6 years. I have had the pleasure of working with adults, teenagers, and children (ages: 5-17). I began my undergr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years and I have been licensed in the State of California since 2007. I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in Monterey, California, and have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community resource centers and residential treatment facilities. I have treated a variety of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, anger management, stress management, and various adjustment problems. A...

MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

My deepest interest is the human condition: How do end up on the paths that we've chosen? Can we change? What can we do to live our lives to our fullest potential, our greatest enjoyment, our most inner harmony? I became a psychotherapist because I love using conversation as a tool to inspire radiant living and ease both the pain of everyday suffering and also bigger traumas. My inspiration for being present with others started with (not unusually) personal experiences with struggling to shape my identify and learn to be myself in the midst of a painful young a...

LMHC,BC PTSD Clinician,LPCC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to taking those first steps towards healing the body, mind and spirit. We all have the capacity to lead happy, healthy and productive lives. I specialize in anger management, addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and stress issues with individuals, families and couples. I provide my clients with effective tools and techniques to help them with their problems utilizing Cognitive-behavioral therapy and Dialectical behavioral therapy, for starters. I am also trained in an excellent and effective trauma therapy called Traumatic Incident Reduction thera...

MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 31

Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, goal setting, and career challenges.. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work collaboratively with you to jointly determine your specific needs and to develop...

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 92025 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.