Professional Counseling in San Diego, CA

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Irene Saunders, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Diplomate
Phone & Email:  Connect With Irene

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA


"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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Personal Growth/ Self Esteem
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ Bipolar
  • Couples and Relationship Issues
  • Mindfulness/ Mind + Body Therapy
  • Trauma/ Abuse
  • Grief/ Loss/ Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues/ Men's Issues
  • Addictions/ Compulsive Behavior
Therapy Coupon Available

Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Jennifer

2121 5th Avenue, Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92101


Are you having trouble moving forward after a difficult experience? Do you suffer from disruptive thoughts, memories and anxiety? Has your self-esteem and confidence been affected? I have specialized training to help with anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and relationships.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Brief Therapy
Therapy Coupon Available

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Cara

Mission Valley, Hillcrest and Mission Hills, San Diego, CA 92108


Sometimes we can't change our situation, but we can influence how we cope with it. With fifteen years of clinical experience, I see you as an individual, and we work together to improve how you feel.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • oncology
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • long term illness
  • cancer

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

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

4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Trauma/Distressing Life Events
  • Various Types of Anxiety
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Grief/Various Types of Loss
  • Identity And Self-Esteem
  • Parenting/Family Issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Food and Body Issues

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
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervension
  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression
  • Infidelity and Guilt
  • Relationship Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Overcoming Relationship Stress

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tami

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92131


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Recovery From Infidelity/Affairs
  • Couples & Pre-Marital Issues
  • Family and Individual therapy
  • Couples Intensives - 2 or 3 day
  • Sexual Compulsivity & Addiction
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Relational Issues
Therapy Coupon Available

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Vangie

2214 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


HAVE QUESTIONS or CONCERNS about your/your child's EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE? I provide culturally compassionate services that empower both students and parents to navigate the education system and to achieve emotional wellness during times of educationally transition.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations
  • Academic Evaluations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Gifted Education
  • College Accommodations

Scott Wood, M.A.

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

2333 Camino del Rio S., Ste 250, San Diego, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couple's Counseling
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Individual And Family Therapy
  • Spiritual Issues

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With David

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92108


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Sex And Intimacy
  • Stress Management
  • Addictions / Compulsivity

Donna Scott, LMFT

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

2831 Camino del Rio South Suite 201, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92108


Are you someone who longs to feel joy in your relationships but instead experiences pain over and over again? It is my passion and calling to help you learn how to transform your heartache into a whole heart. Don't delay, get help today.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Christian Therapy
  • Relationships
  • Adults abused as children
  • Marriage
  • Emergent Adults
  • Depression
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Elisabeth

9330 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92129


We all have tools and skills for life but sometimes we need an objective person to help us learn new tools and skills when the tools we have don't work for every situation. I help you to make concrete actionable changes in your life using a coaching counseling style.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Managing Life Changes
  • Empowerment
  • Solution Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Esteem

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Aleksandra

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130


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

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Couple Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Assessments
  • Sex Therapy

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Shirley

845 Fort Stockton drive, San Diego, CA 92103


My expertise in treating anxiety disorders for 20+ years will finally help you overcome your anxiety problems--panic, social anxiety, OCD, etc. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindful and Compassion-Focussed therapy for a supportive, targeted path to recovery.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • stress and anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety (GAD)
  • Fear of flying, bridges, roads,
  • Relationship, couple counseling
  • Stress-related Medical issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety and Depression

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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. (2014). San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
2. County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. (2011). 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. (2014). Community Facts - San Diego County, California. Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
4. County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/
5. California Health Line. (2014). 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

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