Counseling in Coronado, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Coronado, California will help you make the changes you want.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1339 Orange Ave, Suite 2, Coronado, California 92118 | 619-554-0120

I am a doctoral-level therapist dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Let's work together to help you courageously cope with life’s biggest stressors and confidently make changes to foster a sense of balance in your life.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner | GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I practice alternative approaches to emotional healing and wellness because traditional psychotherapy isn’t for everyone. I integrate an individual’s body, mind, and spirit/spirituality because sometimes we are stuck in one or all of these vital areas of our experience.

Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic, Ph.D

Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic, Ph.D


Available for Online Therapy

Our Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic provides comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We provide trauma informed individual and group sessions including yoga, mindfulness sessions, art, and dance therapi

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Finding one's way through the stormy days and nights sometimes requires a highly experienced guide. Self-limiting thoughts and feelings can be overcome. Joy and love can be realized by means of a skillful blending of Eastern and Western modalities.

Related Sites:
City Of Coronado, CA
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Coronado, California

North Island Naval Complex, Barrio Logan, San Diego Bay CA, Logan Heights, National City CA

This is an affluent town that is located in San Diego County California. It is by character a resort town. You can see it and get to it across the bay from downtown San Diego.1 The isthmus that it runs across is called �The Strand� affectionately by the locals.

Mental Health in Coronado

California is a beautiful state and Coronado is a great city to live in. The population is only about 23,300 citizens and the area is well educated.2 Surprisingly, divorce rates are low, drug abuse, and violence problems are also very uncommon in this city. The people here are generally well satisfied with their lives, their careers, and the world around them, which is not something that many people can say. However, if you consider the fact that the area is well educated and the communities are small, this is not quite so shocking. The government works to keep the area clean, safe, and secure for all of the people who reside here.

A local non-profit association who is working to help the community's mental health needs, Mental Health Systems has a great program called "Caring Helpers" if you are interetsed in getting involved in your community. The goals are to develop youth and adult leadership with a focus on the Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander communities, provide culturally inclusive training to educate and de-stigmatize the challenges of mental health, and support youth and adults in recognizing their strengths and finding a way to give back to their communities. For more information on impacting your community and beating mental illness stigma, please call 858-292-0903.4

Current Education

As of right now, this area can boast of great schools, quality education, and intelligent citizens. In this city, approximately 60% of the population, over the age of 25 years, has at least a bachelor�s degree. Elementary school through high school also ranks at the top of the safest school districts.5 Great education and a safe environment are keys in reaching mental health and a sense of security, especially in young people. The community has also done a great job in reaching out to those who are struggling and making sure that there are resources available to everyone who may need them. There are also mental health centers throughout the city to help those who have mental illnesses.6


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6. San Diego County. (2017). Licensed Mental Health Board And Care Facilities In San Diego County. Retrieved from

Coronado is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 7.93 square miles and a water area of 24.73 square miles.  The population of Coronado is 24,812 people with 8,500 households and a median annual income of $90,256. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Coronado, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Coronado is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Coronado public health department.