Professional Counseling in San Diego, CA

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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
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

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
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

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist
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:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

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

San Diego, CA 92101


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:
    Individual
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching
Therapy Coupon Available

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Mary

5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, CA 92116


I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to the relationship is warmth, caring, and a gentle and compassionate presence.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Self-Esteem/Empowerment
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Relationships and Intimacy
  • Personal and Spiritual Growth
  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Women's Issues
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum Issues
Therapy Coupon Available

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Dr. Nikki

4080 Centre Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103


Everyone experiences emotional pain at some point in life. It is inevitable. With over 10 years of counseling experience, I offer a safe and caring space for you to address your concerns. Let me walk with you on your journey toward healing and wholeness. There is HOPE.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Stillbirth
  • Infant loss due to illness
  • Miscarriage
  • Pre-term labor loss
  • Abortion guilt
  • Addictions due to child loss
  • Depression due to child loss

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

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Fredric

7840 Mission Center Court, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92108


I have treated thousands of people over the 35 years that I have practiced psychotherapy. I have never encountered two histories or narratives that were the same, not even close. I strive to identify and support the uniqueness that I encounter in each of my clients.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couple/Marriage Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Issues
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Issues
Therapy Coupon Available

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rakefet

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, 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:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

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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

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in San Diego. 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 San Diego and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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