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.


Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

591 CAMINO DE LA REINA, SUITE 810, 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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Donna Scott, LMFT

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2831 Camino del Rio South Suite 201, Suite 201, San Diego, California 92108 | (619) 500-4653

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.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

California 92067 | 760-930-0886

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.

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.

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.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, California 92116 | 619-220-4680

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.

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

3211 Holiday Court, #201 (Off I-5, Near UTC/UCSD), La Jolla, California 92037 | 858-780-0988

PRACTICAL HELP. RESULTS ORIENTED. 30 years of professional experience with Couples and Individual Adults. Married 30 years. Author, 'Why Men Don't Get Enough Sex and Women Don't Get Enough Love.' Let's work together so you can have a happier life.

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.

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2816 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116 | 917-826-2545

How NOT to get "stuck" in therapy? I respect each of my clients as exceptional, adjusting my style to keep our energy dynamic and productive but never pushy. I'm trained in a number of therapy styles and coaching techniques to make this effective for you.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

My name is Reverend Sherri L. Board, M.A. I am a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and also a Certified Temperament Counselor. I enjoy helping my clients learn about their true temperament needs and also focus on helping adult survivors of childhood abuse with issues

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.

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.



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.