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 and see what they can do for you.

This is Katherine Jones'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, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am an LMFT who works to create a safe and validating space for clients to express the struggles they are enduring. I am interested in working in a strengths-based way guiding clients to find the answers they need to heal and move forward. I work to be personable and also offer DBT and CBT skills in hopes of creating strong basis for coping as we explore the issue at hand as well as patterns that know longer serve the client. With these resources, I work with those who are experiencing stress at work or in their relationships, are recovering from childhood...

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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, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I am Lea and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I have experience working with single individuals, couples and families. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients at all phases of life and with a wide range of mental health issues from depression and anxiety to substance abuse and trauma. I have worked in a wide variety of settings from detox hospitals, residential programs, clinics and schools. I have experience working with all kinds of people from all different backgrounds. I feel I personally have the most experience...

This is Krystal Johnson'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Krystal Johnson, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Children, Youth and Families, from California State University, Hayward, in 2011 and received my Licensure in 2015. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. Throughout the years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important a...

This is Angelique Ellingboe'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

My name is Angelique Ellingboe and I have been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for over 30 years in the state of California. I attended San Diego State University where I obtained my MSW and i received my BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. My work experience includes working with clients in a medical/rehabilitation setting and helping them learn to cope with life challenges, low self-esteem, body image issues related to the disease processes, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety. I also have e...

This is Alina Ghitea'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, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am an individual and couples therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience as a counselor and mental health practitioner. As humans, I believe we live in an interdependent world in which diverse relationships within family, community and workplace frame our lives. I have worked with clients who have experienced struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and career transitions. I partner with you as a reflective, healing presence in the midst of uncertainty and persistent change. My counseling style is warm and hopeful. I see...

This is Sally Millsap'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,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hi, My name is Sally. I have been a social worker for over 30 years. I attended Graceland College and graduated with a BSW in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. I attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Masters in Social Work. Most of my work has been as a medical social worker. I have worked in four different states. My first job after graduate school was at an inpt. Rehab Center. I counseled patents and their families who had strokes, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. I then worked at a high risk OB unit and a NICU. I worked with drug exp...

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

Hi, welcome to the BetterHelp community. I want to commend you for the courage it took to take the first steps in seeking support at this time. My name is Tyler Cole and I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in the states of California, Colorado, and Washington. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor and bring with me 7+ years of experience working in a wide variety of settings. I have experience providing counseling across a spectrum of diverse individual and family needs in community clinics, schools, residential care, and private practice. Th...

This is Renette Herrera'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, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have over 13 years experience in counseling families, children, teenagers and individuals. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship problems, trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mood Disorders. My counseling approach is person centered and solution focused. I am eclectic in my approach and use other modalities as well in therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment The...

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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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome to my profile page! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of private practice experience. I graduated from Cal State East Bay with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. I chose Marriage and Family Therapy and Career and Adult Development as my specialty areas of emphasis. My under graduate degree is from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. My counseling philosophy is supportive, collaborative and proactive. In other words, we get things done! I believe in the science of Biopsychology so I always accept you for who you are...

This is Melissa Coulson'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,Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a social worker licensed in California with 4 years of experience working as a medical social worker and clinician. I have assisted clients with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, and chronic illness among others. I have also worked with clients who just need someone to support them through challenging experiences, emotions, and life changes. My style is direct, positive, and warm with a focus on supporting clients but holding them accountable to their goals for treatment. You are coming here to gain the tools and understanding to de...

This is Jill Di Carlo'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2005. My experience includes, but is not limited to, working with adults who are experiencing challenges such as relationship conflicts, family issues, codependency, and symptoms of depression or anxiety. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and person-centered. My professional mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those I serve. I look forward to the opportun...

This is Meredith Ball'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Thank you for your curiosity to discover more about your hopes, strengths, and dreams. I am grateful you have chosen to move forward in pursuit of your goals. I am grateful to have walked alongside hundreds of brave souls over the past two decades as a LCSW. I bring professional expertise and training, as well as my warm, welcoming, and strengths-focused self to each and every gathering with you. With active listening, unconditional support, and some humor as well, I look forward to empowering you toward your life goals, passions and self-identified jo...

This is Kait Bowles'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,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Hi! My name is Kait and I am a licensed clinical social worker in San Francisco with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, autism, bipolar disorder, relationship challenges, career concerns and parenting problems. My extensive experience in school social work and child development has allowed me to embrace any challenge and understand the wide variety of experiences people come to therapy with. My therapy style is relationship ba...

This is Gabriel Figueroa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. On your search for healing and healthy change, finding a good fit can be challenging. No matter who you choose and give the honor of welcoming a therapist into your world, trust your intuition and that he/she will guide you on the beginning of establishing a healthier journey. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions ...

This is Karen DeSocio'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 18451,MSW,BA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker of 24 years practicing behavioral health therapy and have been practicing social work for 40 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have worked with many different populations helping with problem solving, providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior Therapy. I use workbooks and handouts that present helpful. My therapy style is supportive and caring and encouraging the person to be...

This is Aldemar Martinez'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,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), with 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. I also have a degree in Psychology, with I believe compliments my clinical and social work skills to formulate a more complete and wholistic approach to therapy. Additionally I am a Certified Trauma Professional, and use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my primary theoretical approach to trauma. I believe that each individual brings into his/her therapy experience a unique set of skills, which I encourage to identify through Narrative Therapy. Co...

This is Marcella Smithson'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. ,M.P.H.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

There are times when we need to explore some growth & healing work. Thankfully the ability to grow & heal is built into our human-nature, a nature that comes alive when receiving the support we need. Therapy is for receiving this support, and in a way that fits with you. And so I trust in this: Creating in your own expressive way a better life is what I know you are able—and meant—to do. Supporting you in discovering this for yourself will be a heartfelt privilege for me. I am trauma-attachment focused and informed. I am trained in EMDR by Curtis C. Rouanzoin,Ph....

This is Lisa Rakusin'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in the state of California with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Life Transitions & Grief. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Mary Ann Mayer'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. Please note that I am only able to legally provide therapy to residents of the state of California. I specialize in PTSD and have worked extensively with active duty military and veterans, as well as civilians. I've assisted both male and female survivors of sexual assault in their healing process. Many of us have trauma in our backgrounds that affects our coping with life's challenges. We'll explore negative thought patterns in relation to trauma and work to "flip the script." I have wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Diego, California (San Diego, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My belief as a therapist and as a person is that all people, no matter where they are in life, are equipped with the innate ability to experience mental health. I do not see people as “broken”, rather, at some point in life, all people will find themselves “stuck” for one reason or another. My focus is to create a safe environment to educate and support clients while assisting them in meeting and exceeding their stated life goals.

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 $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


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 in-app messaging 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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 92150 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:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

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

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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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