Therapists in 91912

Photo of Agustin Valadez, LMFT, @ A Safe Calm Space, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91912, CA
Agustin Valadez, LMFT, @ A Safe Calm Space
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chula Vista, CA 91912
Not accepting new clients
I am grateful for the ability to share my passion for helping others as they navigate the difficulties that life can bring. I am not a stranger to challenging times and in the same way that I have learned to work through these difficulties, I want to help you do the same in your own way. Whether you are in a transition, a challenging relationship, feeling depressed, or just needing to talk to someone to get clarity in your life; I am here to help. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist I am able to provide culturally relevant services in Spanish as well.
I am grateful for the ability to share my passion for helping others as they navigate the difficulties that life can bring. I am not a stranger to challenging times and in the same way that I have learned to work through these difficulties, I want to help you do the same in your own way. Whether you are in a transition, a challenging relationship, feeling depressed, or just needing to talk to someone to get clarity in your life; I am here to help. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist I am able to provide culturally relevant services in Spanish as well.
(619) 552-2360 View (619) 552-2360
Photo of Luis Alberto Contreras, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91912, CA
Luis Alberto Contreras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91912
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
(619) 369-1307 View (619) 369-1307
Photo of Marilee Alice Valine-Foley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91912, CA
Marilee Alice Valine-Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, Educ
Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91912
Do you worry all the time? Stay awake thinking about your future or ruminating about the past? I can help you navigate many of life's challenges. As a therapist working with a diverse group in an outpatient hospital setting and prior teacher for 22 years has provided extensive experience which allows me to assist you get better. Growing up in a military family I have experienced many of the unique problems military families face and can help. Feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad are normal emotions and times can be difficult to manage. I can help you develop skills and coping strategies to improve your self, life and relationships.
Do you worry all the time? Stay awake thinking about your future or ruminating about the past? I can help you navigate many of life's challenges. As a therapist working with a diverse group in an outpatient hospital setting and prior teacher for 22 years has provided extensive experience which allows me to assist you get better. Growing up in a military family I have experienced many of the unique problems military families face and can help. Feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad are normal emotions and times can be difficult to manage. I can help you develop skills and coping strategies to improve your self, life and relationships.
(619) 473-4130 View (619) 473-4130

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Number of Therapists in 91912

< 10

Therapists in 91912 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna
50% Health Net

How Therapists in 91912 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91912?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.