Counseling in Escondido, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

Scott Wood, M.A.

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

11665 Avena Pl., Suite 206, San Diego, California 92128 | 858.449.1835

Healthy relationships are important to our sense of well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help develop secure relational connections and craft manageable solutions to life's challenges. I look forward to supporting your journey to healing.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

My name is Reverend Sherri L. Board, M.A. I am a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and also a Certified Temperament Counselor. I enjoy helping my clients learn about their true temperament needs and also focus on helping adult survivors of childhood abuse with issues

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, relief from depression & anxiety.

Related Sites:
City of Escondido
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Escondido, CA

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Escondido has largely been associated with agriculture, with grapes, oranges and lemons the primary crop, along with olives and walnuts.  Growing avocados were added to the agriculture in the 1960’s.  However, from the 1970’s through today, the area has seen a large decline in the agriculture and a large boom in new housing developments. Regardless, agriculture is still one of the major industries in the area, along with tourism, retail, light industry and high tech.  The city has around 140,000 residents with a lot of the residents being more affluent due to the high housing prices in the area. Some points of interest in Escondido include the downtown area, with numerous restaurants and galleries, with every Friday night dedicated to the “Cruisin’ Grand”, which is held from April to September each year.1 It is very family oriented with a DJ and a hula hoop contest for the kids.  Hot rod and historic cars are also part of the fun on these Friday nights.

Mental Health in Escondido

The city of Escondido, California is known as one of the most conservative cities in America. Escondido is famous for its positions on illegal immigration.2 Having a population of 143,911 people, Escondido is home to many diverse races.3 Countless residents are victims of mental and substance abuse disorders that includes adolescents, men, women, pregnant women, postpartum women, and criminal justice clients.

The residents of Escondido have access to various non-profit organizations that aim to heal patients suffering from all sorts of mental health problems. Out of these organizations, the North Inland Mental Health Center caters to the needs of mental illness patients by providing them with a wide range of services to aid their recovery process and boost their well-being. With services like case management, medication clinics and customized therapy programs, the North Inland Mental Health Center works effectively in improving the quality of life of its patients. Call 760-747-3424 for further information.4

Current Initiatives

The Third District San Diego County Supervisor, Dave Roberts, reviewed an Escondido democratic initiative in which he emphasized mental illness as his primary concern. He has recently reported that he is in the process of implementing the �Laura�s Law�. This law would cater to the health requirements of mental illness patients by allowing judges to order medication for patients. The medication would help them to get back into a healthier state of mind where they are capable of making decisions.5


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5. The Escondido Democratic Club. (2017). Robert Reviews First 13 Months. Retrieved from

Escondido is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 37.07 square miles and a water area of 0.17 square miles.  The population of Escondido is 151,451 people with 45,041 households and a median annual income of $50,899. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Escondido, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Escondido is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Escondido therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Escondido public health department.