Professional Counseling in Oceanside, CA

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kevin

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rakefet

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Adrienne Levy, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Adrienne

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Communication
  • Spiritual/Relious Issues
  • Marriage/Intimate Relationships
  • Identity Issues

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Andrew

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, relational problems, depression or wrestling with an addiction? I can help. I am a highly skilled and compasionate counselor who will provide the safety and structure that will help you find healing and restoration.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Couple's Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Depression
  • Child Therapy
  • Trauma

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Daryl

Online Counselor

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervension
  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression
  • Infidelity and Guilt
  • Relationship Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Overcoming Relationship Stress

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Thomas

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individuals / Couples / Families
  • Infidelity / Communication
  • Anxiety / Depression / PTSD
  • Obsessions And Compulsions (OCD)
  • Chemical / Sexual Addictions
  • Unwanted Emotional Reactivity
  • Gender Identity Disorders (GID)
  • Mood And Personality Disorders

Philip Kolba, MA

Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Counselor

Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sue

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage/Relationship Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Men's and Women's Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Divorce Counseling
  • Trauma Incident Reduction
  • Discernment Counseling

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With The Center for Change

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Pornography Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage Counseling

Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Phone & Email:  Connect With Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Addiction Treatment Services
  • Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • Drug Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Illness Treatment
  • Self-Harm Treatment

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Pamela

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

Are you unable to sleep? 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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety And Panic
  • Relationship Counseling
  • agoraphobia
  • Social Phobia
  • ptsd
  • depression

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rebecca

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Parenting, Family Issues
  • Healing From Infidelity
  • Trauma And Abuse
  • Grief And Loss
  • Children And Teens
  • Premarital Counseling

Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Patricia Kelly

Within Driving Distance of Oceanside, CA

Seeking therapy is a sign of personal strength and acknowledgement of challenges in your life. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to help you resolve your concerns and connect with your value. Therapy works, solutions appear, and life is easier and joyful.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples
  • PTSD and Energy Psychology
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Spiritual Growth, Mindfulness
  • Dream Work
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Business Consulting

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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. (2014). 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program. Retrieved from
2. City of Oceanside CA. (2013). Oceanside at a Glance. Retrieved from
3. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County QuickFacts. Retrieved from
4. Medline Plus. (2014). Veterans and Military Health. Retrieved from
5. California Mental health Service Authority. (2014). Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI). Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Oceanside. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Oceanside and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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