Counseling in Oceanside, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

400 S. Melrose Drive, Ste. 103, Vista, California 92081 | 760 806-4350

We all search for happiness and fullfillment in our lives. Therapy helps us address the issues that stand in the way of experiencing true happiness and harmony. I have over 20 years experience as a clinician and provide a safe and compassionate environment.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

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

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Edward has provided coaching and therapy support to assist individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals since 1997, through collaborating with his clients to develop a personalized, comprehensive, integrative and holistic plan for success.

Related Sites:
City of Oceanside
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Oceanside, CA

Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Diego, San Marcos, La Jolla, Escondido

In 2001, the city of Oceanside entered into a ten-year agreement with Coca-Cola where Coke provides the city with funds, approximately 40% of the revenue generated from vending sales.  This money is then put into a youth program where clubs, groups, and community centers have to apply for some funding to help with their youth programs.  No transportation, administration, or capital funding applications will even be considered, it is strictly for youth-driven projects, activities or events.  Oceanside has a Junior Lifeguard program that allows kids from 9-17 to learn about beach safety and ocean lifesaving skills from experienced lifeguards.  There are certain criteria that must be met before the kids can go through the training.1  Another fun event during the year is an outdoor sculpture competition, where an artists� sculpture will be voted on and the winning sculptures will be on display outside the Oceanside Public Library Courtyard.  There are also monetary prizes for the winners.

Mental Health in Oceanside

The beautiful coastal city of Oceanside is the northernmost of San Diego County's cities. It is located immediately to the south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, which is the largest public employer in the city.2 Partly due to the proximity of the Marine Corps Base, there are many veterans living in the city of Oceanside. In fact, more than 16,000 veterans lived in the city in 2010, which is almost ten percent of the entire population.3 Veterans and active service members face special risks of mental health issues due to the stresses of combat and separation from family members. This leads to an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and even suicide.4 Veterans, current service members, and anyone else who faces any of these mental health issues should seek out therapy as soon as possible. The US Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Oceanside can help with veterans' issues. It can be reached at 760-643-2000.

Current Initiatives

The Student Mental Health Initiative, from the California Mental Health Services Authority, seeks to strengthen the mental health of students throughout California, from K-12 eduction on through higher education. Focuses include campus-based mental health programs, mental health promotion programs, peer to peer support activities and suicide prevention programs. Its partners include regional and statewide K-12 programs, California Community Colleges, California State University and the University of California. In Oceanside, these partners include Oceanside Unified School District and Mira Costa Community College.5


1. Oceanside Fire Deptartment. (2017). 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program. Retrieved from
2. City of Oceanside CA. (2016). Oceanside at a Glance. Retrieved from
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County QuickFacts. Retrieved from
4. Medline Plus. (2017). Veterans and Military Health. Retrieved from
5. California Mental health Service Authority. (2017). Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI). Retrieved from

Oceanside is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 41.25 square miles and a water area of 0.92 square miles.  The population of Oceanside is 175,691 people with 60,493 households and a median annual income of $57,703. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Oceanside, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Oceanside 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 Oceanside 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 Oceanside public health department.