Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Kirstie Arvizu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
When I was a junior in high school, I began to struggle with severe anxiety and panic attacks. Even with a great support system, trying to “take a deep breathe” when panicking was just not cutting it. I needed to go deeper than that. It wasn’t until I found a counselor that allowed me to feel comfortable sharing my insecurities and fears, that I learned to take control of my worries. I instantly felt more at ease when I knew I was going to see my counselor. That is when I realized: I want to be that sense of warmth and guidance for others.
(760) 840-2206 
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San Diego, CA 92131
Offers online therapy
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Carolyn Rhoades
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
Are distressing thoughts and memories keeping you feeling stuck in the past? Every time you have tried to dig yourself out, shame, guilt, and overwhelming thoughts keep you feeling stuck. These feelings and thoughts can feel so isolating and exhausting. Traumatic experiences can have a detrimental impact on how individuals cope with stress and regulate emotions. I understand that at different times in our lives we endure various situations that can cause distress, leading to unhealthy feelings, behaviors, and patterns.
(858) 358-7780 
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
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Alyssa Balli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Welcome to the start of new beginnings! My name is Alyssa and I have experience helping children and adults navigate and talk through the complexities of clinical diagnosis, negative self-image, and trauma. Whether a client is new to therapy or returning to work on their therapeutic goals, I am intentional about ensuring you will feel heard, understood and welcomed!
(858) 519-8002 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Yu-An Chien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSA
Verified
Accept New Client-Life is a journey full of change, and sometimes with uncertainty. During life hardships, we may want to talk to someone, get a helping hand, take a break and rest our soul to prepare us for the growth. I provide Bilingual English/Mandarin-Chinese therapy to children ( 6 and up), adults and family who need a teammate. I specialize in treating trauma, mood-related disorder, cultural and identity difficulties, adjustment in life transitions, and chronic stress. I help individuals and families work through challenges and adversities, gain courage, understanding of self, and skills to grow a meaningful, purposeful life.
(858) 683-8726 
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San Diego, CA 92120
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Stephanie Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I provide individual therapy to adults working through trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship problems, among other issues.
(619) 514-4019 
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
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Nadia Zamani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Nadia Zamani is an associate Marriage and Family therapist practicing in San Diego. She practices from a decolonial feminist and post structural lens. The theory she practices from is narrative therapy, which essentially involves looking at the narrative that has been created from dominant beliefs of society, family, friends, etc. She helps clients explore these narratives and recognize if they are serving our lives or not. She pays attention to relationships and how they are shaping our realities. Her work consists of supporting individuals with their problem-saturated stories as they begin to challenge dominant beliefs.
(619) 567-1895 
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San Diego, CA 92109
Offers online therapy
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Arielle Penn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hi, my name is Arielle Penn I have been working with individuals challenged by an array of mental health issues and substance abuse issues for nearly 30 years. I received a master of social work, MSW, from the prestigious University of Southern California, USC, and am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW., specializing in mental health issues. I have been a clinical director at some of the most renowned treatment centers in California and have had the honor to supervise new clinicians. I am very passionate about helping others. I also offer nearly 30 years of experience and hope that this will garner your trust.
(619) 330-0767 
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San Diego, CA 92126
Offers online therapy
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Harry Dixon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
If you have struggled to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality and gender can have on your life and your mental health. If you feel like you're looking for a therapist who understands race and sexuality issues. If you're feeling lonely, depressed, and lost and confused about who you are. I want you to know that there is hope for you, you are not alone and together we can make changes towards understanding all of you. With my help you can better understand yourself and find healing through my effective use of my cultural awareness, cognitive, and self-compassion based therapies.
(619) 514-4174 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Ching
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CDWF+C, CEDS+S
Verified
I work with motivated individuals who are making a big impact in their work, home, community, and world. Established professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, business owners, ministry leaders, and mom's in midlife receive specialized support so you can achieve your desired changes in life personally + professionally. Perfectionism, overwhelm, fear of failure, frustrations and shame around recurring struggle keep getting in the way of you feeling connected to what matters most - your work, your family, your health. It can get loud btw your ears, especially after failed attempts of trying to figure things out on your own.
(619) 344-8261 x9 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Caroline Ridout Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are creative yet highly anxious and depressed. Innovators find an improved capacity to create with informed anxiety management. I am a harm reductionist who embraces the belief that addiction is a brain disease and not a character defect and that persons with addictive illness need more clinically-informed care. I support authenticity for both the client and the therapist, understanding that little can hurt us when we are at peace with the truth of our own stories.
(619) 207-4649 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma
MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you struggling with panic, worry or trauma? If so, whether large or small, it may cause anxiety. Or maybe you even feel traumatized? This can happen for any situation that causes disturbance to your daily routine, thinking and ability to function to your full potential. Whatever your anxiety or trauma is about, we can help! We are a team of therapists working extensively with anxiety issues. These could be about relationships, life events, or any negative experience. If you are struggling with moving past a traumatic incident, or anxiety, please contact us. We will have one of our therapists contact you soon.
(619) 357-4948 
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
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Christopher Booth
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, here is a little about myself to help make your decision. I am a licensed psychologist and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and OCD-related disorders among adolescents and adults. I am licensed in both California and Arizona and am providing teletherapy online. I also have expertise in helping people cope with medical conditions or other life stressors that may affect mental health and happiness.
(858) 251-6718 
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
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Heidi Furnish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
If you are an individual, couple or family struggling with stress, difficult emotions, relationship issues, trauma or any other life challenge, I am here to provide a safe space to help you find hope and restoration. Difficulties come our way unexpectedly and in many different ways. I am dedicated to getting to know each person’s story with compassion and respect, and working collaboratively towards the achievement of personal and collective goals of my clients.
(406) 946-5302 
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
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Cappy's House Counseling Services, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAR, CCTP
Verified
I work with people who struggle with self-esteem, often survivors of childhood trauma. Perhaps you struggle with depression & anxiety, feeling unseen & struggling in relationships. Or you may stay awake at night thinking of the past, the negative “voices” still ringing in you ears & heart, telling you that you have little or no value. More than anything, you desire to be known and valued for who you are on a deep level, to feel and be safe to be yourself. Together, we will create a safe environment where you can heal and be transformed from the inside out.
(619) 745-1333 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Nate Bohy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Nate Bohy is a caring and reliable therapist, who helps individual adults and couples with the following: Mood Problems (depression, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, lack of motivation and energy, loss and grief, difficulty adjusting), Relationships (family discord, relationship stress, codependency, communication problems, anger management, intimacy problems), Stress and Anxiety (nervousness, tension, worry, panic attacks, trauma), and Academic Difficulties. If you are faced with one of these stressful challenges, or just striving to strengthen your overall health, life satisfaction, or creativity, Dr. Bohy can help.
(619) 648-3569 
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San Diego, CA 92110
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Mikolic
Psychologist, PhD, ABN
Verified
Is your child struggling in school? Are you seeking compensation after an injury? Are you experiencing memory problems? I am Board Certified Neuropsychologist with over 9 years of experience in hospital settings helping patients with neurological complications after stroke, heart attack, or brain injury. If your loved one struggles with memory problems and is no longer independent, an evaluation may help your family plan for their care. Attention Deficit/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and being Gifted, qualify for school assistance to help students succeed. Let's meet to discuss if an evaluation may help!
(833) 361-5282 
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San Diego, CA 92122
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Ray
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified
Advanced Health Care is HERE To HELP during COVID-19. Now more than ever, life can be stressful, confusing, and painful at times. The purpose of our work together is to help you live a healthier, happier, and more meaningful life. Whether you want to be a happier person, to have better relationships, or to simply understand yourself better, I can help you achieve this. I combine support, insight, and direction to help you have the skills to better manage your life, and obtain greater peace and joy. There is no greater blessing than helping a person improve their life, and I appreciate the opportunity to help you!
(619) 378-4402 
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San Diego, CA 92128
Offers online therapy
Photo of Wendy Salazar, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Wendy Salazar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I believe in a holistic approach in order to address any underlying issues and bring about deep healing of the mind/body/spirit. I can help you to resolve your relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting problems, low self-esteem, spiritual issues, grief, or any other difficult life experience that you may be dealing with. I am here to provide you with a safe, empathic space in which to share and discover the meaning in the suffering that you've been experiencing in order to be able to heal from it on a deep level and improve your life.
(858) 215-1958 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Yvette A Aguayo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
As a San Diego native, I am familiar and sensitive to the needs of the military, families of all cultures, as well as the court mandated client. I'm committed to the uplift of my community and am a child activist at heart. I'll empower you to lead YOUR definition of a successful life. Whether you're a veteran, anxiety-filled parent, or facing marital challenges you don't have to face this difficult time alone. I have 15+ years of experience to offer, including working with those who have been reluctant to initiate therapy in the first place.
(619) 592-8739 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Terry Surinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello, I’m so glad you’ve taken moment to learn how I can be of help. When personal challenges or obstacles arise, it would be my privilege join you in facing these problems; to listen and work with you at your own pace to increase your understanding and insight, gain perspective and develop a practical plan of action.
(858) 923-4881 
San Diego, CA 92122
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Diego are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in San Diego then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in San Diego, or Child Psychologists in San Diego.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Diego psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in San Diego specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.