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.


Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to 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.

Philip Kolba, MA

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92672 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to 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.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92008 - Nearby to 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.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Oceanside.

Are you stressed or anxious? I provide a safe place to explore your concerns, help you to reconnect to inner strengths, restore relationships, reduce anxiety/stress. Call for a free telephone consultation to begin your breakthrough towards happiness and fulfillment.

Donald Hall, M.A.

Donald Hall, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92562 - Nearby to 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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Montecatini

In 92009 - Nearby to 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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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

Scott Wood, M.A.

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.



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

References

1. Oceanside Fire Deptartment. (2017). 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program. Retrieved from http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/fire/div/jrlifeguards.asp.
2. City of Oceanside CA. (2016). Oceanside at a Glance. Retrieved from http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/about/city.asp.
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/.
4. Medline Plus. (2017). Veterans and Military Health. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/veteransandmilitaryhealth.html.
5. California Mental health Service Authority. (2017). Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI). Retrieved from http://calmhsa.org/programs/student-mental-health-initiative-smhi/.

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.