Counseling in Oceanside, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Jill Silverman, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in helping clients to resolve relationship, marriage, depression, anxiety, personal growth and trauma issues. I work with adults and couples. I help clients to become more self-aware, confident and satisfied with their lives.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

I am passionate about helping clients raise their level of self-awareness and transform themselves and their relationships into the level they have always wanted and dedicated to helping you discover new ways of challenging old patterns of thoughts and behaviors.

Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Are you stressed? I provide a safe place to explore your concerns, help you to reconnect to inner strengths, restore relationships, reduce anxiety/ stress. Don't hesitate to call for a free telephone consultation to begin your breakthrough towards happiness.

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Family is where we gain tools to navigate life-expressing needs or desires, regulating frustration and other emotions, making important decisions, or forming relationships. Sadly few of us had "perfect" families that taught us all we needed to know for success.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

My approach to therapy is very warm, caring, and straight forward. As a psychologist with over 20 years experience, I have extensive training and experience to address your unique needs most effectively. I work in a collaborative way to achieve results.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Dr. Drecun is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion in assisting individuals in reaching their fullest potential.

Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Eating Disorder Treatment Center


Within driving distance of Oceanside

Montecatini is an intimate treatment program in Carlsbad, California, where adolescent girls and adult women ages 16 and above can receive personalized care to heal from eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental or behavioral health concerns.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

I focus on dealing directly with your problem or concern and helping you resolve it as quickly as possible. This brief-therapy model is cost-effective and time-efficient so you can get on with your life productively. I care about helping you live well and feel great.

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Are you facing painful relationships? Painful memories? Painful emotions? If you are feeling disconnected in your marriage, discouraged or stuck in life, my goal is to help you experience healing and healthy connections.

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Thomas is warm, caring, compassionate, and supportive. He helps individuals, couples, and families to efficiently reach their therapeutic goals. Thomas can bring you one step closer to your goals in each session, starting with the first.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Sometimes life hurts! If you want connection in your relationships, the ability to deal with life’s challenges and harmony in your family, therapy can help. I create a safe, warm and respectful environment where you can be seen, heard, and your experiences understood.

Donald Hall, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Donald Hall, director of Murrieta Counseling, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with relationship problems. . He specializes in working with couples in crisis and adolescents.

Related Sites:
City of Oceanside
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Oceanside, CA

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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