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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hi! I'm Danielle Peters, MFT, but you can call me Nell. I'm excited about working together with you to get through whatever might be holding you back from having the life you want. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and have eleven years experience working both for the community and in the private sector in northern California. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addictions, codependence, eating disorders, cutting, and trauma. I have also helped people to cope with problematic relationships, parenting issues, grief/loss and life transitions. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders in both clinical and housing settings. I am also able to provide assistance to those struggling with work/life balance, difficulties at work, and managing everyday stress/anxiety. Additionally, I am experienced in working with and providing support to parents experiencing loss of child custody, at various stages of managing their child custody situation, as well as working with individuals stru...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 18

I have had the privilege of helping people with anxiety, self-esteem and motivation, and learning disabilities for over twenty years. I am here to help you with stress management, assisting you with managing anxiety while staying committed to your goals, improving relationships with yourself and others, and enhancing your motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I find that mindfulness-based approaches can be very helpful for stress management and making positive, authentic life choices, moving you toward your best life and most fulfilled self. I have also work...

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...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 5 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have experience serving people who have struggled with depression, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and more. For the past 2.5 years I have provided free counseling services to a local LGBTQ+ center and this has allowed me to gain experience with sexual and gender identity issues as well as support clients in open or poly relationships. I believe that all individuals are unique and deserve to be served with an approach ...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there, I'm Eric Anderson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgemental environment to help get you through what it is that is bothering you so you can start feeling better and live your life. I have experience working with a variety of issues but my primary areas of specialty are in treating additions and unwanted behaviors, managing conflict in relationships, and trauma and abuse. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and have a great deal of experience helping those...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Congratulations on taking the first step towards making changes in your life! "At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." ― Lao Tzu I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been working with families, couples, and individuals in a mental health capacity for 18 years. I use a strength-based approach with my clients, as I often find that in times of crisis and high stress clients can lose sight of their strengths and the coping skills they already possess. I ut...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression

My overall goal in therapy is to help clients to develop tools whereby they can overcome problems or relationships which may be getting in their way. I do believe we are all here to find ways to live our lives to the fullest and therapy can help almost everyone make the changes which lead to increased happiness and fulfillment. I work with a wide range of issues including relationships, family problems, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or career issues. Theoretically speaking, I am eclectic, drawing on different approaches according to the needs of a partic...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 10

Hello. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Oregon and California. My counseling/therapeutic work is deeply influenced by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Approach, Existential Psychology, Somatic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm also an experienced parenting coach who works with the model of Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). In my spare time, I enjoy walking, writing, playing tennis, cooking and baking. Issues of Focus: Couples Therapy I believe that finding a good match with a therap...

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....

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 92158 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.