Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Marelys Padilla, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Marelys Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acknowledging your emotional pain and accessing help are the first steps towards wellness. You deserve the highest of praise for loving yourself and your family enough to embark on the path towards healing. I am so glad you are here! I can offer you a safe space to navigate the complexity of emotions that comes with wanting or actively raising a family. If you have suffered a loss, together we can work to transform debilitating grief into a more peaceful and dynamic experience. Through our work together, we can foster presence with your emotional process and encourage your healing. Caring for yourself is caring for your family!
(858) 533-1064
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Latanya Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to cope or survive a traumatic event that is affecting any or everything around you? Whether you were in a domestic violence relationship in which you don't know where to turn, experienced racial injustice, are a military servicemember who went through a deployment which left you isolated and depressed, I can help. Finding strength means finding a million reasons to smile and laugh when life gives you hundreds of reasons to give up. Isn't it time for you to find more reasons to appreciate how far you have come despite the obstacles that stand in your way?
(619) 329-8140
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Alexandra (Lexi) Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Lexi, an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who works from a trauma-informed and strengths-based lens to support clients in achieving their goals. I approach therapy from a place of authenticity, collaboration, and compassion. I believe that each of us is the expert on our own unique experiences, and we therefore have the power and ability to make the positive changes necessary to lead fulfilling lives. I often integrate DBT, Internal Family Systems, CBT, self-compassion, and positive psychology interventions to support clients. ​
(858) 281-2755
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Amira Gregory- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, ACSW
Verified
Verified
As a Black, queer clinician, I have witnessed the mental health challenges that can arise while existing in environments that do not affirm our identities. My practice is dedicated to uplifting the lives and experiences of historically marginalized communities, including Black and Indigenous People of Color and the LGBTQ+ community. My aim is to promote resilience, empowerment, and authenticity by cultivating an affirmative therapeutic relationship. My work draws from a trauma-informed, intersectional, client-centered framework with the goal of co-creating a supportive container for healing and self-exploration.
(213) 816-9060
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Sumi Hong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AAMFT, SUP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in CA and GA. I provide online therapy and clinical mentoring in Korean and English. Over thirteen years of working with clients, I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate. My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based humanistic psychology with an existential frame of reference. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and personal resources to help you to explore intrapersonal-interpersonal distress. Furthermore, I encourage the awareness of cultural diversity, authenticity, and honoring differences.
(408) 610-1469
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Tien V. Phan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping children and adolescents who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
(858) 251-8464
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Farnaz Khoromi
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes in their lives to create balance and foster growth. This empowerment begins with building a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on trust and understanding. Being from a diverse background myself, I recognize that each person's life circumstances, experiences, cultural diversity and beliefs are unique, and I work to develop an understanding of these factors and to see the world from the client's point of view.
(858) 683-8240
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Claire Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, anxiety, loss, and navigating life changes. Searching for a therapist can be a challenging process. You want someone who has experience and is personable and perhaps someone who is both professional and humorous. Nothing compares to finding a therapist that fits your treatment needs and matches your style. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you are looking to restart therapy, I am so glad that you have landed on my page.
(619) 273-3487
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Stress Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
To outsiders, you and your partner live the dream. You're blessed with a wonderful family and great friends. But the reality is your emotions can go from 0-100 in the blink of an eye, and you don't always understand why. But you keep falling back into the same patterns. Neither of you can shake the past and old arguments and pain keep resurfacing. You want the kind of relationship where you can share your wants and needs in a way where you both feel heard, respected, and cherished. You want to make this work, and you know it’s time to put those past mistakes and betrayals behind you.
(619) 382-2980
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Kristee Anne Beres
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for twenty years. I have extensive training in treating children, adolescents and adults. My practice focuses on helping children, adolescents and adults address clinical concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral disorders and adjustment disorders. I also provide emotional and clinical support and guidance for parents and family members. I work with individuals of all ages specializing in working with children and adolescents. However, I work with individuals of all ages.
(858) 943-3219
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Carolina Contreras
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Verified
Have you been struggling with waking up and having no energy? Have you noticed you stopped doing the things you used to enjoy and started isolating at home instead? Have you been feeling sadness for the past few months? If you have been experiencing these or other symptoms due to a recent life transition, or relationship problems, I encourage you to utilize this safe environment to process these feelings.
(619) 493-3430
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San Diego, CA 92139
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Maggie Burgess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There is a way to get past problems that seem insurmountable. There is a way out of the darkness and paralyzing stress. It starts by sharing with a trustworthy therapist who can guide you to think about your situation from a new angle, and approach your problems with new strategies.
(619) 468-7657
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Ami Strutin Belinoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in sport psychology and mental performance. I believe that in life we are always performing and sport is just one aspect. My work is process-oriented and easily accessible. The intention is that you can leave the office and apply what we processed into your daily life. Together we work to unfold the unhealthy and many times, the unconscious patterns, that inhibit you from reaching your goals and aspirations. We also reflect on your strengths. You may want to feel a certain way or you may want to actually attain tangible things in your life. When we access your authentic self everything is available to you.
(858) 256-1344
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Tonia Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I help individuals between the ages of 16 and 55 who are struggling with emotional pain, low self-esteem, and substance addictions as a direct result of traumatic experiences in their life. Through our work together they learn practical skills to process trauma, establish self-confidence and manage their emotional pain in healthy ways. As they begin to address and heal their traumas, they experience personal empowerment, improvements in their relationships and overall quality of life.
(619) 566-7710
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Patti Jakobcic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life transitions are so much a part of the senior population's experience, it is helpful to have a therapist who will listen and assist with the loss associated with these. Not only is it so important to have someone who will listen and validate one's experience, it is also helpful to learn skills that will help you to continue to cope with ongoing life issues. I provide in home sessions as I understand this may be a barrier to seeking individual counseling.
(619) 473-4459
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Jaina Sarkisyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Let me part of your journey in this brutiful life. As Glennon Doyle Melton says "Life is brutal. But it is also beautiful. Life's brutal and beautiful woven together so tightly they cannot be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Life is Bruitiful." Jaina is an experienced licensed psychotherapist with 17 years of experience providing exceptional clinical care to adults, couples, families and children. Jaina has many years of experience working with law enforcement, military, veterans and their families, and addressing women's issues, life transition issues and treating an array of diff issues and populations.
(858) 227-6212
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San Diego, CA 92126
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Center for Family Unity
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Televideo ANYWHERE in California and New Mexico ( NM cash clients only ) PARTNER on your back or far away emotionally? Are you a CHRISTIAN battling fear, anger or sadness? Are you MILITARY who is struggling? Has your family been challenged by trauma, infidelity, or finances? See Veronica for Military, Couples and Family Is your CHILD struggling with grief, impulsivity, anxiety, or aggression? Our team of seasoned therapists can help you! Has your BLENDED FAMILY left you feeling hopeless? Kellye for Blended Family
(619) 738-6960
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Danielle Michaelis Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MFA
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Are you an expecting or new mama feeling stressed and overwhelmed by recent global events? I offer teletherapy and in-person appointments to address these unprecedented challenges with my clients. My specialties include helping mothers navigate through: post-partum mood issues, anxiety, stressful life events, identity and career issues, as well as family challenges such as deployments, relocations, and relationship issues.
(619) 268-6457
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San Diego, CA 92106
Not accepting new clients
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Diane A Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Constantly in Crisis?. COUPLES at WAR? Utilizing a new holistic approach we can address your battle.. You may not need long term therapy. We can reframe your attitude about past hurts and you can disidentify with them. The need to change your present dilemma gives us a platform to get started. I can lighten your load, call me and I will be happy to talk to you. If you are in the process of "uncoupling" we can address issues with dignity and comfort.
(619) 663-5919
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Mandy Leonards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently work in private practice in San Diego, CA. I am originally from Indiana, and I am dually licensed in both states, so I can see clients who reside in all of California or Indiana. I specialize in trauma, eating disorders and body image. I am certified in EMDR which I use with many but not all of my clients. I have a laid back therapy style where I try to meet my clients where they are at and focus on providing a place that feels safe while we help you reach your goals in therapy.
(619) 651-9741
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San Diego, CA 92130
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What type of San Diego mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in San Diego?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.