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 John Deyo'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with over 11 years of experience working as a Counselor and psychotherapist. I have helped folks work through relationship dysfunction and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting challenges, and people who have experienced trauma or abuse. My counseling style is non-judgmental, interactive, and practical. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I view human emotional, psychological, and spiritu...

This is Rachel  Ford '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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been practicing social work and counseling for the past 13 years. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma and issues around work life balance. My style is client focused with a holistic approach as I believe that we have to address all parts of our being (socially, emotionally, physically and financially) to be the best versions of ourselves. Through my evidenced based, compassionate yet challenging style, I am able to move individuals from a place of "just...

This is Natalie McBroom'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, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping and social skills in general. I have also worked for several years with...

This is Rhapsody  Flores'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, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy and case management services to LGBTQ adults. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal relationship issues. During Rhapsody’s career as a Social Worker she has dedicated herself to on-going study and has specialty training in a wide-range of therapeutic interventions including trauma focused treatments such as. Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialecti...

This is Daren Casagrande'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Daren Casagrande. Growing up in San Jose, CA I was exposed to a very wide variety of identities, ethnicities, beliefs, and ideas. That wide exposure has really built into me an appreciation and interest in all of the different ways in which people see, experience, and make sense of themselves and the world. Between that and my family’s own brand of dysfunction, psychology became a natural interest for me. My experience and background is in the non-profit realm and is heavily focused on adolescent and transitional-aged youth (16-26) with strugg...

This is Rachel Wilson'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,C-IAYT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a psychotherapist and yoga therapist who believes in each person’s ability to heal themselves and the importance of looking at individuals holistically. Building a safe and trusting relationship is essential to the therapeutic process, so I strive to create a space where you feel free to be yourself, feel heard, and accepted for who you are. I am passionate about helping my clients to build self-awareness and explore the mind-body connection. I aim to help clients to find tools to feel more in control of themselves and their emotions. I create a space for cli...

This is Christie Stegmaier'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over seven years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training through House of Ruth; specializing in intimate partner violence. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. Although I am ...

This is Debra Tripp'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I am pleased to meet you. Deciding to put purposeful energy into personal growth is one of the best decisions a person can make. I know choosing a therapist is complicated, so let me tell you about how I work. I approach clients with a dual understanding of the need to make things better soon and to understand the deeper emotional system that created the need for treatment in the first place. I hold a developmental, cognitive and spiritual perspective that hopes to hold the whole person (or a couple) in a safe enough space to allow them to freely explor...

This is MAISHA GAINER'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: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles, California. I have worked within the mental health field since 2010 and developed my skills and expertise working with children, adolescents and couples. I have experience in family therapy, relational dynamics and parenting/custody issues. I support clients with improving their ability to cope with life stressors and understand/regulate their emotions. My goal in therapy is to support my clients with tapping into their personal essence and resources, to live a more effective, relational and creat...

This is Angela Shankman'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! My name is Angela Shankman and I am a LCSW from Los Angeles, California. I received my MSW from University of Southern California and I have worked with teens and adults in addiction treatment centers, criminal and juvenile justice mental health programs, and in school settings. While working in those settings, my goal was to bring a sense of peace and gentleness to my clients going through really tough situations. I help teens and young adults navigate and heal from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, stress, disruptive behavior, anger, LGBTQ+ rel...

This is Cheryl Stebbings'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, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Cheryl. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in the State of California, and have been working in this field for over eleven years. I understand that making the decision to reach out for help can be challenging and finding the right person who you feel you can trust to share your experiences with is an important first step in your journey. I believe that taking the time to develop a warm and trusting client/therapist relationship helps build the foundation for a productive and effective counseling experience. I am a caring,...

This is Dr. Nancy Nguyen'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,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I specialize in working with culturally diverse youth, couples and their families on various psychological concerns and enhancement of relationships. I specialize and train others in evidenced-based practices including, Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My specialty is Vietnamese American children,...

This is Lena Nicodemus'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! Seeking a therapist takes a lot of courage and so I am honored that you have come to my page. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have been working with people in various settings as a therapist for the past 7 years. I got my first Master's in expressive arts therapy and am now in the pursuit of further education in applied behavior analysis. My practice is about merging the two worlds, using behavior modification to find joy and creativity in our lives. I work with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues tha...

This is Lizette Alvarado'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi welcome to my profile! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I have provided mental health treatment in various settings such as in-home, school setting, and outpatient setting. As a bilingual therapist I have helped clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, working through difficult relationships, parenting issues, and trauma. I have also facilitated parenting groups, social skills groups,...

This is Vanessa Romero'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I'm Vanessa and I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of clinical experience. I work with a wide range of clients with varying concerns, but I specialize in working with clients struggling with change, anxiety, unexpected or difficult life transitions and grief and loss. I also work with couples and assist them with working through infidelity, lack of trust, loss of compassion and those struggling with maintaining their relationships. Lastly, I have vast experience with substance abuse treatment, with both inpatient and ...

This is Kristen Scaife's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 13 years experience proving counseling. I hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University. Additionally, I have clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine from the Henry-Benson Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. I am licensed to practice therapy in CA and VA. I feel privileged to have worked with children, adolescence and adults of diverse backgrounds in a variety of treatment settings including hospital...

This is Raechel Callejo'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,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Raechel Callejo. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #119641, through California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting and Narrative Exposure Therapy. I hold my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with specializations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, from National University. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In addition to trauma treatment, I have found success in helping cl...

This is Trenye Black's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. ,LMHC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello. It takes a significant amount of courage to ask for help. Whatever life transitions you are going through, I am here to help you. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (LMHC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. I am presently pursuing my Ph.D. in General Psychology. I am the proud wife of a Navy Chief, and together we have five daughters. I have worked in the mental health f...

This is Rigo  Rosas'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,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have experience in the field for over 10 years in various roles. I have a BA degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree from Santa Clara University obtained in 2015. I am also licensed in the State of California. I believe that therapy can lead to a place of healing and self-discovery as well as growth. My approach is to be empathetic, a collaborator, and to create a safe space where you can discuss anything that is on your mind. I have seen the power of therapy and I hope that we c...

This is Cindy Llora'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,Arizona
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

About Me I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT). I am licensed in Arizona and California. At this time I am providing therapy for Arizona only. I've been working in the counseling field for about 12 years. I have counseling expertise in the following areas; addiction, trauma, grief and loss, family conflict and relationships. I have worked with Individuals and Families in addiction and alcoholism. I have worked with PTSD and Trauma with Vietnam Veterans. I also have worked with dual diagnosed populations. The modalities I use are Cognitive Beha...

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 92143 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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If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

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