Counseling in San Diego, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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


Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD

Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Diplomate

(UTC) 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600, La Jolla , California 92037 | 858 202-1624

"Most everything you value flows from the relationship you have with yourself." Experience all that transforms in your life when you begin living in a way that reflects compassion toward yourself, and a deeper connection with your emotions, dreams and truth.

John Kane, LMFT

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed 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!

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2358 UNIVERSITY AVE, SAN DIEGO, California 92104 | 619-289-7644

IFS-Informed Therapy. Learn how parts of yourself can help you heal. Take real, compassionate steps toward a more meaningful life. Together, let's figure out how you can begin again, with compassion and purpose.

Darryl Moore, PhD, CSAT, CMAT

Darryl Moore, PhD, CSAT, CMAT

Psychologist

5480 Baltimore Drive, Suite 201, La Mesa, California 91942 | 8584338751

In addition to general psychology, I am also a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). My approach is eclectic, that is I work at finding an approach that meets your particular needs and circumstances.

David Peters, MS, MFT

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, California 92108 | 619-491-3492

Let's restore you to health and happiness! You will enjoy a professional atmosphere and comfortable working relationship. I use only scientifically proven techniques along with education and practical recommendations for growth and healing. Learn more at my website.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92130 | (858) 792-3541

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

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Fresno, California 93710 |

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships - more info in my bio! FIRST CLASS FREE! FREE in-depth communication guidelines at my website. Couples and family therapy LIGHTS ME UP:)! I am a relationship specialist utilizing EFT, PACT, NVC & more

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Available for Online Therapy

We get it – trauma can be stubborn, affecting everything from our body to our relationships. Refuse to let the haunting of your past control your present or dictate your future. Let's kickstart your journey to healing and growth, one defiant and sassy step at a time!

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, California 92131 | 858-254-6169

Do you feel distant & emotionally disconnected from your partner? Do you long to have a stronger connection? Are there hurts that seem to go unresolved? I help couples understand their negative patterns & learn to create a more secure, connected, & loving relationship.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

3252 Holiday Dr. #205, La Jolla, California 92037 | 619-750-0970

Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. I will help you heal and overcome these wounds and help you achieve your goals so you can live a more free, joyful, authentic and assertive life.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2840 Fletcher Pkwy., #123, El Cajon, California 92020 | 619-987-1790

Are you feeling stuck? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness, loss, or unworthiness? I can help you rebuild trust in yourself and work on change that is sustaining, so that you can be the person you were meant to be and live life according to your values.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

San Diego , California 92101 | 619-771-1797

I offer supportive space to explore your unique journey towards healing and personal growth. Together, we'll navigate your concerns with empathy, restore balance and foster positive transformation. Let's embark on a path of self-discovery and embrace a brighter future.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Coming to therapy can be a vulnerable experience, which is why I aim to provide a safe, supportive, empathetic and nonjudgmental environment. Whatever you are struggling with, I will help you recognize your strengths in order to overcome your obstacles.



Related Sites:
City of San Diego
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy San Diego California

Counseling Poway, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Santee, Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Ramona, Coronado, Del Mar

San Diego is located along the coast in Southern California bordering along Mexico. With over 1.2 million people it is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest in the continental U.S. San Diego has a Mediterranean climate and is home to numerous military facilities. The economy is comprised of computer sciences, agriculture, defense related manufacturing, financial services, and tourism. One of the largest draws to San Diego is Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, which see thousands of visitors a month. European settlers first discovered San Diego in 1499. It was incorporated as a city of the United States in 1850,1 with a significant naval presence developing in the early 1900s to protect the border with Mexico. The military has continued to have a strong influence in this area to the present day. In the past twenty years, San Diego has been undergoing an urban renewal, developing the city with skyscrapers, five star hotels, restaurants, and boutiques.

Mental Health in San Diego

San Diego has had an ongoing problem with suicide. While rates in the first part of the 2000s were 20 percent lower than in the first part of the 1990s, in recent years the suicide rate has begun to rise again.2 Veterans of the armed forces have specific issues that raise their risk of taking their own life, and with well over 230,000 veterans living in San Diego County,3 there is a high need for specialized treatment.

The San Diego County Division of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is an excellent resource for San Diego citizens who are in need of mental health care support. BHS offers a wide variety of programs and services for children, adults, and families at dozens of locations throughout San Diego. Prevention, treatment, and intervention services aim to help individuals live happy, healthy lives. For more information about BHS's programs or to get a referral, call 1-888-724-7240.4

Current Initiatives

Live Well San Diego is a 10-year health initiative organized by over 50 San Diego County departments. By garnering widespread public and private support, the goal of the program is to bring awareness to the root causes of physical and mental illness and address the rising cost of health care. Protecting community members from all forms of abuse is a primary undertaking of the project. Additionally, the program seeks to educate the public about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. The wellness and prevention component of the Affordable Care Act fits nicely into the overall goals of the program.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
2. County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. (2017). Suicide in San Diego County 2000-2009. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/documents/CHS-SuicideReport_2011.pdf
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). Community Facts - San Diego County, California. Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
4. County of San Diego. (2016). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/
5. California Health Line. (2017). San Diego County's 10-Year Public Health Initiative Shows Early Progress. Retrieved from http://www.californiahealthline.org/insight/2013/san-diego-countys-10-year-public-health-initiative-shows-early-progress

San Diego is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 325.19 square miles and a water area of 47.19 square miles.  The population of San Diego is 1.39 million people with 485,091 households and a median annual income of $66,116. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Diego, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in San Diego are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Diego public health department.