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.


Stephanie Sandoval, MA

Stephanie Sandoval, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Diego, California 92101 | 408-896-3086

Therapy can be an adventure. Explore a deeper part of yourself and your history. Learn how to effectively manage painful thoughts and feelings. Create a better relationship with yourself and others. Your feelings matter, your mind matters, your mental health matters.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist

2214 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101 | (877) 619-6701

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.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Solana beach, California 92075 | 760-930-0886

My approach to therapy is very warm, caring, and straight forward. I have worked as a psychologist in my Carlsbad private practice for over 22 years. My goal is to work with you to reduce your distress and help improve the quality of your life.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

591 CAMINO DE LA REINA, SUITE 802, San Diego, California 92108 | 858-519-8002

Welcome! At A Place of Growth, we provide strive to first create a safe and comfortable environment in order for you to begin the process of healing through your current struggles. Please contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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.

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.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide a safe and compassionate place for you to address your concerns and will work with you to discover a path towards restoration and growth. Please reach out today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Diego, California 92101 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

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.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Carlsbad, California 92008 | 619-554-0120

I am a doctoral-level therapist dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Let's work together to help you courageously cope with life’s biggest stressors and confidently make changes to foster a sense of balance in your life.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200, San Diego, California 92121 | 844-724-7365

With the CBT and Seven Dimensions of Transformational Living (7-DTL) approach, let's identify your strengths leading to the attainment of life-transformative goals, supported by the concept that "Microchange leads to substantive change" (Microchange360.com).



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.