Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Caroline Myra Loretan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Caroline Myra Loretan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
It does take courage to set up that first appointment, and the fit between therapist and client is an important one for the success of therapy. I encourage my clients to ask questions and express concerns about therapy and determine whether my approach and style are a good fit for you. Some common reasons people seek therapy have to do with self-exploration, how to communicate better with people, and how to cope with stressful life situations. My approach is a collaborative one and goal oriented. My focus is to support you find healthier coping skills to manage the challenging situations life might bring.
(619) 722-3315
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Polina Eidelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Trained as a clinical scientist at UC Berkeley, I am dedicated to providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a compassionate, warm, individualized, flexible, and collaborative manner. Many of my patients are accomplished people who are doing well in their lives, but they struggle with internal difficulties that interfere with their ability to feel fulfilled and successful. If this sounds like you, or if you are experiencing depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, shame, anxiety, difficulties making decisions, a feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, or trouble managing your emotions, I can help.
(619) 771-0464
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Center for Anxiety Sleep and Trauma (CAST)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You are a highly motivated, hard-working, and responsible person. You value your relationships and achieving your goals. However, your anxiety often keeps you from taking the necessary steps to do the things that are important to you. You have spent so long fighting and struggling to feel better that you feel completely out of control in your life and with your emotions. You are exhausted, overwhelmed, and are ready to stop struggling and start living the life you imagined for yourself. You have tried everything under the sun to manage your anxiety but it only brings temporary relief. You are ready for lasting change.
(619) 452-2544
San Diego, CA 92102
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Svetlana Ishchenko
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I am fascinated by the affects of attachment and bonding on interpersonal relationships and have a deep commitment to helping people articulate and address the core issues with which they struggle. I am currently working towards my PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Certification), as I am passionate about supporting women and families experiencing fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy/infant loss, TFMR, grief, adoption, and parenting. I am a a mom who struggled with postpartum anxiety and OCD with both of my pregnancies, so I know firsthand how shameful and isolating these experiences can be.
(619) 350-8704
San Diego, CA 92108
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Desiree Aspiras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that inspiring individuals to find hope and meaning is essential to creating significant change and personal growth. I work alongside my clients with to help them move towards their goals and reconnect with what matters most to them. Compassion, creativity, and a social-justice lens are important to me and informs my practice.
(619) 900-6171
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Miranda Millican
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Welcome to my practice! I consider myself to be a “down to earth” therapist with an open and relaxed style that my clients tell me helps them to feel at ease with me right away. I have a genuine relationships with my clients and often my sessions are filled with laughter, tears, and deep realizations. I learn something new from each one of my clients and enjoy the process of growing as a therapist and person with each client I encounter. If you reach out, I guarantee a call or email back on the same day you reach out so we can connect and see if we are a good fit. I am offering in-person and virtual sessions.
(619) 367-9270
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Shannon J. Oliveira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal as your therapist is to help you create a meaningful and enjoyable life. Whether you come to treatment to manage a pre-existing condition/diagnosis, or are looking to improve the relationships in your life; I am happy to assist you until you get to where you would like to be. In today's society; stress, anxiety, and depression can often take over our health, wellbeing, and relationships leaving one with an unsatisfactory life. In treatment we can explore the obstacles that are causing you pain or are holding you back from your full potential, and work together towards creating happiness and contentment.
(707) 674-6193
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Jennifer Reimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you often feel that you're moving through life without purpose or a clear path forward? Maybe you've lived with pervasive invalidation from those around you and struggle to manage strong emotions. Our goal is to work to control impulsivity and live with intentionality. Together we'll build coping skills, shift your passive approach of determining your life and get you to a place of better understanding your own goals and values—not trying to live your family’s or society’s vision of life.
(619) 268-3048
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Kimberly Caparso
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, ED, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Many situations in life can cause stress, depression, and anxiety, challenging us to make very difficult changes in our lives. In order to successfully negotiate these life changes, the support of a therapist may be necessary to regain confidence in ourselves, and in turn improve relationships with others. It is a big step to begin your search for a therapist, and therefore I give you credit for taking this first step! It is important to find a therapist that you are comfortable with. Life is a journey and we all definitely need some assistance with bumps along way!
(619) 369-1278
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Riley Cormack
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
(619) 378-7009
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San Diego, CA 92120
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Brenda Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist and parenting coach, I have devoted my career to helping people change their lives in positive ways. These changes can involve assisting parents in altering the problematic behavior of their children, coaching to achieve life goals, or overcoming troublesome habits. I use a positive, solution-oriented approach to maximize performance and help people solve the problems in their lives. I use a combination of individual, couples and family based work to allow the whole family to be part of the solution.
(858) 376-7969
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Willa Marquis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
“What happened to my happy child?” Parents often come to me feeling overwhelmed and confused by their child’s obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety. Often it starts with a small fear – about something bad happening to Mom or Dad, about getting sick, about failing a quiz – but the anxiety grows over time and keeps your child from the calm and joy you wish for them. Your child may retreat and avoid people and situations that used to bring them happiness. Many parents do their best to help them regain control of their thoughts and emotions, but they become disheartened when their efforts seem to make no difference.
(619) 439-1893
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Anahita Shahbazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Don't run away from grief. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn. " -Rumi. Welcome! I am Anahita. As a person, I have gone through a lot of difficulties from childhood to adulthood. I know dealing with mental health problems is hugely daring, as I experienced and battled such dilemmas in my youth and suffered immensely. It took me several years to overcome my struggles.
(858) 683-1235
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San Diego, CA 92126
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Anoushey Khan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , MS
Verified
Verified
You have taken the first step, now let's talk! If you are seeking support for yourself, for your child or another loved one I'm here for you. I help people find purpose and meaning in their family, friendships, work and all other areas of life while also learning tools and strategies to overcome obstacles and challenges that interfere with their relationships and their vision for their life. I not only adapt my professional expertise to fit your unique needs and situation but also bring my own life experiences as a mom, as a partner, friend and fellow human who has grappled with similar issues.
(858) 758-4381
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Lauren Bryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We will work together to help navigate life stresses and upsetting events in order to find your healing journey. Through our time together we will explore past/current wounds, life's difficulties, and future desires to help build mind, body, and spiritual connections. If you are seeking and wanting to integrate faith into our time together, I am honored to have this as a centering piece of our time together.
(619) 350-0461
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Lynn Lunceford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you find yourself struggling with things that used to feel easy? Are you worried about a job, money, or relationship that seems to be slipping through your fingers? Do you have a child who’s struggling and things seem to be getting worse? It can feel like your world is collapsing in on you and no one understands what you’re going through. Do you find you’re having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or just communicating? Even though you’re doing the best that you can, you just might need a little help getting things back on track.
(619) 324-3773
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Jehna Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You are looking to grow, heal or both. You are ready to start the work on yourself and you want a professional's support. A session with me will look like a warm goal-driven conversation. I utilize an insight oriented approach where I aim to empower you to recognize the patterns that keep you stuck and dissatisfied. I offer a sounding board and a safe place where you can decide how you really feel. I commit to being the empathic catalyst to push you toward a more content version of yourself.
(619) 775-2779
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San Diego, CA 92104
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Azita Hickey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, identity conflicts, sexuality concerns, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in treating helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes. I welcome all genders and specialize in working with marginalized populations.
(619) 771-0514
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Jason Unruh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Let’s be honest. Being stuck in anxiety, fear, depression, and despair is very discouraging and frustrating. It feels awful, it limits you, makes you feel hopeless, and just creates suffering and conflict in your life. So, what can we do about it? We can ignore it and hope it goes away, read a bunch of self-help books, or maybe try that 5-step plan to happiness we read about late last night. Some of these things might work but sometimes we just need help from a caring therapist who really understands you and can help guide you to a healthier and happier you. I would be honored to help you live the life you've always imagined.
(858) 780-4468
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Jonathan Paul Marquez
Psychologist, PhD, BCB
Verified
Verified
Life can get tough and overwhelming for anyone. You may find yourself wanting to go at it alone and attempt to "stuff" issues such as anxiety, sadness, feeling withdrawn, or relationship problems. I work with my patients to identify specific, well-researched, and concrete tools that can help combat mental health issues and empower them to react with more control, insight, and balance. We'll work as a team to give you the skills you need to gain deeper insights, manage the inevitable barriers you face, and gain more control over your psychological concerns so you can live a better life.
(858) 298-3726
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San Diego, CA 92121

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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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in San Diego?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.

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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.