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)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

More than 9 years of providing clinical therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. Licensed and experienced. Specializations: Relationships, couples counseling, motivation and confidence, self-esteem, depression/anxiety, grief, and identity counseling. My private practice is located in Brea, California. Clinical Experiences, Publications, Awards, and Credentials: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Published writer for Family Process- Clinical journal for practitioners Published writer for Journal of Feminist Family Therapy Pre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I have over 27 years of experience providing counseling, psychotherapy, and life/career coaching services, from my offices in Los Angeles and in West Hollywood, California. I am a graduate of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, where I also serve as an Adjunct Associate Professor, teaching evidence-based clinical social work practice interventions (psychotherapy) in their graduate MSW program. When you have challenges in your relationship, job, family, finances, sex life, or health, you need someone to...

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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): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive environment I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behavior. Together we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. I work with my clients to alleviate their symptoms as well as find the root of the issue. Think of this as not only putting on a Band-Aid but also healing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns from relationship problems, addiction, OCD, depression and anxiety to name a few. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, educational, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral theory, humanistic approach, mindfulness-based therapies, and attachment theory. I will tail...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCD
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello Everyone! My name is Percival Fisher, Jr. However, you can call me "Percy" and I have been providing individual and group psychotherapy for 9 years. I am here to assist you to reach your goals in therapy. I provide a safe, warm, and interactive space to talk about your presenting issues. I have experience providing therapy to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, "coming out"/LGBTQIA related issues, and family conflicts. I utilize multiple treatment modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma...

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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, Addictions, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step into your therapeutic journey. I am honored that you are interested to work with me. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California with 8 years of experience providing direct mental health and behavioral health counseling. I am extremely passionate about individualizing therapy to each of my clients and believe that everyone is worthy of care and support. I have worked with clients with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, substance use, and ...

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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, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.A. in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University and a B.A. in Law and Society from University of California, Santa Barbara. I have a comprehensive practice that includes working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career challenges, life changes, recovery and parenting problems. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families and providing a safe and warm environment where my clients are free to explore and grow. I strongly believe that the collaborative nature of th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! My name is Valerie and I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been in private practice for over 10 years, working with individuals who are seeking support around issues of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other phase-of-life stressors (career, divorce, parenting, grief/loss). I am committed to helping them heal wounds and make positive changes in their lives. My style is "collaborative", which means we'll explore things together and uncover tools to help you gain insight, recognize patterns, problem-solve, a...

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

Hello, I am glad you are here. If this is your first time in therapy, this may feel overwhelming and scary to walk into. I want to let you know that I am glad that you are advocating for you and taking care of you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in the power in having a safe place to figure things out with someone who feels safe for you. Whatever hurdles you feel like are standing in your way right now, we can jump over them together at the pace you'd like. I am here to hold whatever you would like me to, so that you are getting w...

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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, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hi and Welcome, Feeling Crazy? Lost your peace? Struggling with thoughts and emotions? Sometimes life can lead us to a place where we want to “give up.” If you’re reading this you are probably looking for support. You’ve come to the right place. It takes a strong person to seek out counseling and support to initiate the change you are looking for. I would love to help you get there. My name is Sherie Abel. I’ve been a licensed Marriage and Family therapist for almost 20 years. Counseling is an area that ignites my passion. During sessions the worl...

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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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been practicing for 20 years. I have experience with addiction. My passion is to help you find healthier ways of coping. If you look to drugs, alcohol, or food, I can help you find better ways of managing so there are no negative consequences. If you have considered bariatric surgery and are struggling with relationships post op or with identity issues, I have personal experience and am open to guiding you towards healthier ways of living. I enjoy helping people work out solutions that work best for the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BFA,MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Liz Michaud, LMFT and I provide compassionate, in-depth psychotherapy to help clients strengthen their self-esteem, overcome fears, and deepen their understanding of themselves and others. My approach is non-judgmental and is aimed at helping clients feel seen and heard with kindness, which can be deeply healing. I support the cultivation of hope and resiliency in my clients while moving through life’s difficulties. Truth, empathy and compassion are fundamental tools that I use as a practitioner of psychotherapy and as a person, and I aim to help my cli...

This is Carol Lino'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: 14

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 14 years of counseling experience. I graduated from the University of Southern California and have since worked with clients from all walks of life. In my practice, I use eclectic methods of treatment to fit the individual needs of my clients. Some of the practice modalities that I use include humanistic, mindfulness, cognitive behavior, and solution focused therapy. I have worked with clients with concerns regarding depression, anxiety, trauma, and those who have experienced physical, emotional, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

I graduated from Loyola University with a Master's Degree In Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings and hold a Level 2 EFT practitioner certification with AAMET. I have extensive experience working with women’s issues, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, grief counseling, relationship issues, divorce recovery and couples counseling. Philosophy When we strengthen the relationship with ourselves, the outer world becomes much more balanced and fulfilling. I help my clients slow down and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome - When you're struggling, it can be exciting to dream of a better future - and also hard to think of making real changes. You might want your life to be better but aren’t yet sure how to make it happen. Or maybe life's given you news and you must adapt, either after a big loss or to respond to the behaviors of others. Making the next set of choices can be very important if you want life to improve again; finding the right therapist to help sort things out can be a relief. My Experience: I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist, fully licensed to practice...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hello! I am licensed in California as a clinical professional counselor, and I have been in practice since 2004 when I graduated with a Master's Degree in Psychology. With over 17 years of experience, I have worked in the school system, for an outpatient mental health clinic, private practice, and taught college-level psychology courses. I have extensive experience working with issues related to anxiety, depression, loss, self-confidence, life transitions, adjustment, eating disorders, relationships, parenting, families of origin, blended families, LGBTQ and mo...

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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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience, working with private practice clients, in-patient medical and psychiatric patients, and Employee Assistance Counseling (EAP). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety related issues, parenting problems, career challenges, adjustment to illness and end of life issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional trauma as adults or children. My counseling style is relaxed, accepting, client focused a...

This is Janet Lengsfelder'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,RN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I was a nurse first. As I worked in various settings with the goal of helping people recover from illness I realized that those who were motivated by a support team who knew them and helped them do the work of healing were the survivors. I decided I wanted to go on to learn more about how to help the whole person. My graduate degree followed by a three year training in Gestalt therapy gave me the tools to provide this deeper level of emotional first aid. As a fellow traveler along the road of life I know we all have challenges but I also have gained the wis...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT # 119507
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication issues, relationship issues, addiction issues, incarceration, abandonment issues, psychotic symptoms, Borderline Personali...

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 92193 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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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