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 Kate Strolle'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, M.Ed, M.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing for almost 10 years. I have an M.A. from the University of San Francisco, and completed my hours for licensure at many different locations in California. I also have a masters degree in education and was a teacher before I became a therapist. I really enjoy working with people. I am a client centered therapist and utilize a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have worked extensively with clients w...

This is Deanna Daniels'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, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 17 years of clinical experience. My guiding approach to effective therapy focuses on seeing the problem as separate from the person. I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. I choose to sit in a place of curiosity to help you uncover already present strengths or develop new approaches to life's challenges. I work collaboratively with those who consult me and foster a non-pathologizing and safe environment for people to have honest and sometimes painful conversations with the goal of reclaiming l...

This is Misty Walsh'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, LPC, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

There are times life gives us more than we can handle, and I'm here to help you through. In this moment you may be feeling uncertain and isolated. You are not alone though; we can work through things together. Starting counseling is the first step towards finding greater happiness and stability. I completed graduate school in counseling psychology in 2001 and I've been licensed for private practice for a over a decade. I'm currently licensed in three states: Oregon, California and Georgia. I utilize an integrated approach in client-centered therapy. You will f...

This is Edie Gardner'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,CPA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

Come ride the Self-Improvement Bus with me! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My main niche is working with people who suffer from anxiety. My main tool to combat anxious thoughts is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which basically boils down to making sure your current thought process is building you up instead of working against you. CBT has a very logical approach to bring subconscious, negative thinking into the conscious world in order to change thinking patterns that aren't working for you any longer. I am very focused on how stories of the pa...

This is Tiffany  Winston '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, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience working with children/teens, families, couples and adults conducting outpatient therapy. I have been running anxiety and depression groups for the last 5 years and its completely my passion. Anxiety is my specialty and I always say “I love anxious people” because they are my favorite population. I love using humor to inspire change and I am driven by my clients goals. I truly believe that every person that walks through my door knows what’s best for them and I just help them facilitate their jou...

This is John ODonoghue'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,LCP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 27

For 25 years I have had the privilege to help people navigate difficult passages in their lives, in a variety of settings. Give yourself credit for reaching out, because a good therapist during these times can make a huge positive difference. In retrospect you may see that ill fortune, suffering and emotional pain helped you grow, and that without these challenges you may not have learned what you needed to progress. As Eckhart Tolle has said, suffering can be your greatest teacher. I did not become a therapist until midlife, and have had my own share of major lif...

This is Jami Davis'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, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project to develop and coordinate Sexual Assault Response Teams in rural communities, I went on to...

This is Catherine DeMonte's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

I truly respect your decision to seek therapy at this time. Facing our issues and difficulties head-on is how they get resolved or healed. I know the right fit between client and therapist is imperative. My approach is to treat you with absolute, unconditional positive regard and respect. I have been a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist for over 25 years in Southern California where I see clients with a wide range of relational or interpersonal issues. My style is proactive, engaging, empathic and effective. Some typical issues I see are intimacy and coup...

This is Dr. Jason Darling's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and graduated from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2007. I have worked with a culturally and ethnically diverse client population and have experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, and time with family. My counseling style is client-centered, collaborative and flexible. A primary focus at the onset of therapy is allowing the client to become comfortable with the online counseling modality and provide as much support and gu...

This is Lisa Markinson'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, 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...

This is Dr. Jacqueline Ashley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with over nine years of behavioral health experience. I have worked with clients on a variety of concerns including depression; stress and anxiety; relapse prevention; coping with grief and loss; motivation, self-esteem, and confidence; and coping with life changes. I have formerly worked in psychiatric and medical inpatient settings, integrated behavioral health in primary care, and in employee assistance. I am a private practice telebehavioral health therapist and see a handful of clients here on Be...

This is Dr. Jennifer Payne's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

"When we get tired of continuously circling in our emotional wilderness, then we are ready to take any steps necessary to get what is waiting for us to obtain." - J. Payne Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready for a change? I would love to partner with you to move toward the emotional healing that is available to you. What problems are you facing? Depression? Anxiety? Trauma? Low self-esteem? Relationship problems? I have over twenty years of experience helping clients to move from confusion toward clarity. I am licensed as a Licens...

This is Dr. Stephanie Nicolai's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California with experience in providing counseling to adults for approximately 6 years in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, and outpatient. Currently, I am the Director for a residential mental health clinic specializing in acute mental illness and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). The primary issues that I have the most experience in are depression, anxiety, stress, major life transitions, and self-esteem/confidence. My treatment approach can be summed up with ...

This is Samira Soroory'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, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Finding the right treatment makes all the difference when working with and achieving relief from anxiety and other related problems. My name is Samira and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I recently opened my own private practice in California. I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Grief and Loss, and Self-Esteem. I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults and have expert experience working with parents to manage anxiety and other symptoms. I work with clients both in person and online. After training wit...

This is Samantha 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): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Thank you for your interest. I have been practicing within the mental health field for 7+ years now. I believe creating a contained and safe space to talk only about your needs is incredibly powerful and healing. We all strive to balance so much and it has become increasingly easy to put ourselves last. I welcome you. My style is down to earth, genuine and authentic. I don’t have any tricks up my sleeve. I believe that change and hope occur when people feel safe, comfortable and connected. I strive to become an ally on your journey and an aid when a few extra copi...

This is Lynn Repasky'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I have over 18 years of experience working with clients throughout the developmental cycles- from elementary school through older adult issues.  I received my Masters in Social Work from University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. I believe that therapy can be the best gift that one can give themselves and that therapy does not "fix" things - no one is "broken" - we may not have found our best, and most enjoyable self as of yet and that is something therapy can assist with. Each client is different and that is what I work with.  I utilize self-directed ...

This is Jeanne Ivary'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, I am so glad you are here and are taking steps toward getting a little support and help! We all need it sometimes. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist near Sacramento, California. I have about 25 years of experience in many aspects of mental health and social services, including child welfare, county mental health and intensive outpatient services as well as private practice. I have helped people struggling with addiction, relational problems, trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as a little of everything else that comes up in life. I am alw...

This is Keisha Young'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, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Keisha Young and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with years of work with individuals, couples, and families. I use a strength based, warm but also direct approach. I pull from different models, depending on what my clients’ needs are. The primary modalities used are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, multi-dimensional family therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy. I cover many areas, including anger management, anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, parenting, behavior modification, a...

This is Betty Nourparvar'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,SEP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! Therapy can be a profound journey of transformation. It is my goal to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where my clients have the opportunity to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to gain the insight needed to make lasting changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the mental health field for over 14 years and have acquired formal training in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, outpatient psychiatric clinics, Community-Based Adult Services programs and ...

This is Claudia Viadro'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I work with clients to help them examine their beliefs about themselves and the world they live in. I help people discover distortions they have about their sense of responsibility, safety and control. Often clients feel guilty, vulnerable, trapped and shameful based on adverse childhood experiences. We tell ourselves stories. We see reflections of ourselves in others and then develop ways of coping and surviving based on those reflections whether they are accurate or not. My work with my clients helps them begin to write the stories about themselves ...

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 92103 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