Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Anna Barbara Dowd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a first generation Polish-American. Learning a new language, adapting to a new country and establishing my identity taught me about resilience, embracing change, and working hard. Whatever issues you face, I know you are resilient. You have unique strengths with the ability to change and grow. My passion is counseling families, couples, children, adolescents and adults. My approach is holistic, which covers your total wellbeing - Physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I'll help you use your own values, skills, and knowledge to heal troubling issues and live a much better life - One with greater meaning to it.
(619) 374-8898 x1
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San Diego, CA 92116
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Claire Babbitt, LMFT, J.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a variety of psychotherapy services for individuals, and families to help find ways to increase understanding of themselves and others, process feelings, and identify and practice new approaches to existing problems. My approach is compassionate, but direct and goal-oriented. My work as a psychotherapist is grounded in the extensive study and experience in individual and relational psychotherapy.
(858) 997-1133
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San Diego, CA 92127
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Jennifer Rickard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you seeking support in moving through a life or relational challenge? Sometimes we all need support in finding creative solutions or building strong relationships. As a couple and family therapist, I have a strong conviction in the healing power of healthy relationships.  Connecting to your authentic self and fostering wellness in all relationships in your life is a primary focus of my work.  I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy for youth and adults of all family and relationship constellations, and I create a supportive space in which to explore gender, sexuality, sexual expression and relationship styles.
(619) 457-6022
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(760) 280-9425
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Carrie Jaffe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you have the same painful relationship, job, or family problems over and over? Have you been unable to figure out why, or how to do it differently? I can help you learn how and why, and help you change these patterns. If you are unhappy, insecure, stuck in self-defeating patterns, have repeated relationship conflicts, addiction issues, or have stopped progressing in life, I can help you gain insight, change negative patterns, modify personality issues, achieve consistent Recovery from addictions, and live a happier life. I also have expertise in helping people cope with, and recover from relationships with narcissistic people.
(858) 375-4733
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Paul Standal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am hopeful that you perceive me as warm, easy to talk to, and a good listener. I am committed to making it safe for you to express your feelings, explore issues, solve problems, and to pursue personal goals. I believe that I offer a depth of experience along with understanding, empathy and compassion. My goal is to provide you with tools to gain awareness and insight into your issues so that negative feelings and self-limiting behaviors can be confronted and resolved. In learning healthier coping skills, you will ultimately gain a greater sense of personal satisfaction in your relationships and in your life!
(858) 367-3932
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Raquel Garber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Choosing to start therapy opens an array of possibilities for living a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I have deep respect for what brings you to my office. We begin from where you are, knowing it takes courage to trust a new person with your most personal issues. I create a safe and warm environment to explore important and often uncomfortable life issues. As a Certified Grief Educator I am committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief.
(619) 292-0261
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Caitlin Ferriter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you struggling to get a hold of your emotions? Does how you feel rule what you do, whether that be staying in bed all day, avoiding people, or saying things you later regret? Many people struggle to make effective choices when they experience strong emotions. My practice seeks to help you understand your emotions, develop a sense of trust in your experiences, and to learn tools to manage your emotions and make choices that enhance your quality of life.
(858) 800-3668
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Gyna Costa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Latinx therapist and part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+ clients, and/or clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I can help clients who may be going through life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or may be experiencing issues related to acculturation and the emotions that may cause. I have informed my practices around trauma, inclusion, connection, and sense of belonging. I enjoy learning from the people I serve and provide care to. I believe that developing a good therapeutic connection is key to a successful treatment.
(619) 648-5142
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San Diego, CA 92120
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Vanessa Villasenor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth. Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
(858) 519-8002
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Donna Keehn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SAP, CISM
Verified
Verified
My clinical background includes a robust, private practice with in depth expertise in working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, anger management, relationships and attachment disorders. In addition, I am also a SAP for the DOT, a CISM credentialed provider, with a focus on individual and mass community trauma, and a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Specialist. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I held significant corporate positions at a Fortune 500 Company (IBM) and partnered with one of America's Largest Private Companies (New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc).
(310) 361-3168
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Sabine Starr
ACC
Do you have free floating anxiety, feel alone and overwhelmed and/or important decisions to make? Do you desire to feel a strong belonging in your life? I can help you gain clarity and live a fulfilling life within your current situation and onward to your goals. Life will start to feel right again, as it should. My specialty is to find and offer what gets you results and empowers you.
(619) 373-1622
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Not accepting new clients
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Julie Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My client is someone trying to manage stress, whether it be a romantic problem, feeling stuck in your career or relationships, coping with grief and loss, or just trying to figure out how to feel better. Maybe your marriage has hit a rough patch with communication, conflict, trust, or adjusting to parenthood. You are interested in self-growth and living an authentic and fulfilling life and want to work in collaboration with someone who can help you along that path.
(760) 394-5033
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San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
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John L Guinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the IMPETUS for our growth." (Mister Rogers). Approaching mental health and psychotherapy from a person-centered, solution-focused, and action-oriented perspective allows me to assist individuals from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds with creating and maintaining fulfilling relationships while sustaining a balanced life.
(619) 382-2909
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San Diego, CA 92116
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Paul Lesnik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Congratulations on addressing your therapeutic concerns. Taking this first step often is a powerful journey toward healing. it is my belief the relationship you have with your therapist is crucial to the rapid resolution of issues. I believe therapy should be a rewarding, hopeful and, whenever possible, brief process. A client's motivation to change and willingness to work is crucial to success. My belief is the combination of insight followed by action is the surest pathway to change. My practice is addressing the barriers clients perceive that stop them from living the life they imagine possible.
(561) 536-3620
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Alexandra (Lexi) Roa
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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Emma Porterfield
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Teenage life can be hard to understand, even when things are going well. Offering individual therapy for teens and pre-teens. Family therapy or parenting training available as well. All of us are living on a spectrum of surviving---------thriving. Whether you need support just getting through each day, or things are more stable and you're looking to grow, I'm here to support you wherever you are at!
(619) 916-4487
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Monica Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Searching for a space where you can just be you? Sometimes life can present challenges that make it hard for us to simply exist as who we are. As your therapist, I will provide a space that is both comforting and non-judgemental. Here we can work together to help you explore unique aspects of yourself that can help you address hardship, live as the fullest version of yourself and a life that feels satisfying for you. My approach to therapy is client-centered, compassionate, collaborative, curious and rooted in the idea that you have the capacity to re-story and improve the reality of your life.
(619) 333-7014
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San Diego, CA 92108
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UpThink Personal Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Working two decades as a therapist, clinical supervisor and business owner, I've developed expertise in marriage, family, individual and child counseling, conflict resolution, anger management, personal development, men's and women's issues. I have 25 years of experience in theater, art and improvisation. This background enables me to incorporate creativity into therapeutic settings. Living in different countries and traveling extensively, I've gained knowledge of different cultures. Experience in business, psychology, the arts and cultural diversity gives me a unique, multi-dimensional perspective for effecting therapeutic change.
(619) 492-3737
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Artmiz Bahadori
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I want you to know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for support. I enjoy working with adults of any age who struggle with experiences like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other challenges that make life difficult. I position myself through a strength-based, client centered lens in my therapeutic work and believe that one way we make meaning of our lives is through our beliefs and the stories we tell. My goal is to facilitate these encounters and empower you towards reaching personal success through collaboration and a non-pathologizing approach. My approach is warm, culturally sensitive, and judgment-free.
(619) 536-0407
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San Diego, CA 92101
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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.

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.