Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Joseph Severino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
(619) 458-3919 View (619) 458-3919
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Joe Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
With 15 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve worked with hundreds of men, women, and children in the California area to address issues such as trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, irritability, and stress. I incorporate a collaborative approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, client-centered, and Dialectical modalities. I meet my clients where they are and tailor treatment to meet each client’s individual and unique needs.
With 15 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve worked with hundreds of men, women, and children in the California area to address issues such as trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, irritability, and stress. I incorporate a collaborative approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, client-centered, and Dialectical modalities. I meet my clients where they are and tailor treatment to meet each client’s individual and unique needs.
(858) 758-2812 View (858) 758-2812
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Helen Escalante
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Welcome! My name is Helen Escalante and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over four years of experience in the mental health field and passionate about helping clients live their best lives. I am your dedicated ally and together we can work collaboratively to unlock your inner potential, navigate life's challenges. and ultimately create a life that resonates with authenticity and purpose.
Welcome! My name is Helen Escalante and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over four years of experience in the mental health field and passionate about helping clients live their best lives. I am your dedicated ally and together we can work collaboratively to unlock your inner potential, navigate life's challenges. and ultimately create a life that resonates with authenticity and purpose.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Donica Dohrenwend
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Donica Dohrenwend, PhD and her team at Psychology 360, specialize in assessments and evaluations to help clarify diagnoses and identify the best supports and interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Evaluations can assist with diagnosing ADHD, Learning Disorders (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders etc). Psychology 360 also offers brief individual therapy, parent consultation, medication management and brain scans.
Dr. Donica Dohrenwend, PhD and her team at Psychology 360, specialize in assessments and evaluations to help clarify diagnoses and identify the best supports and interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Evaluations can assist with diagnosing ADHD, Learning Disorders (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders etc). Psychology 360 also offers brief individual therapy, parent consultation, medication management and brain scans.
(858) 461-6631 View (858) 461-6631
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Jake Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm ideal for people who want to see a therapist short-term (<1 yr) and get a new perspective on a specific issue. I think there's value in being in therapy simply to understand yourself better and in going for a specific challenge but I prefer the latter. I like motivated clients who want someone direct, kind, and knowledgeable so they can make changes to their life and move forward more confidently. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, confidence, or your identity, I can help provide an empowering perspective so you can get what you want from therapy and get on your way! Also trained in Brainspotting for emotional processing.
I'm ideal for people who want to see a therapist short-term (<1 yr) and get a new perspective on a specific issue. I think there's value in being in therapy simply to understand yourself better and in going for a specific challenge but I prefer the latter. I like motivated clients who want someone direct, kind, and knowledgeable so they can make changes to their life and move forward more confidently. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, confidence, or your identity, I can help provide an empowering perspective so you can get what you want from therapy and get on your way! Also trained in Brainspotting for emotional processing.
(619) 404-3092 View (619) 404-3092
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Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
(619) 567-3827 View (619) 567-3827
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Johanna (Jo) Stadtmueller
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Hi I’m Jo, I’m a Marriage and Family Associate and I enjoy helping clients who are on a personal journey of self-discovery and healing. They may struggle with negative self-talk, disordered eating, self-esteem, tolerating emotions, disconnection from spirituality, substance use, or interpersonal relationships. I assist clients increase coping skills, resilience, and well-being. Seeking a safe, supportive space for exploration and empowerment, they're motivated by a desire for positive change. In our therapeutic journey, warmth and collaboration prevail, acknowledging strengths, embracing vulnerabilities, and celebrating growth.
Hi I’m Jo, I’m a Marriage and Family Associate and I enjoy helping clients who are on a personal journey of self-discovery and healing. They may struggle with negative self-talk, disordered eating, self-esteem, tolerating emotions, disconnection from spirituality, substance use, or interpersonal relationships. I assist clients increase coping skills, resilience, and well-being. Seeking a safe, supportive space for exploration and empowerment, they're motivated by a desire for positive change. In our therapeutic journey, warmth and collaboration prevail, acknowledging strengths, embracing vulnerabilities, and celebrating growth.
(858) 358-7234 x3 View (858) 358-7234 x3
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Sarah Ahrem
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AFMT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
The decision to pursue therapy is remarkable, and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Welcome to my page! I've been where you are—uncertain but seeking support. This page offers insight into my approach and how I can assist you. I sought therapy to address wounds and unexpectedly found profound self-discovery, the cornerstone of my healing. Life is challenging, but restoration is possible. Whether you're starting or continuing therapy, I look forward to supporting your journey toward hope and positive change.
The decision to pursue therapy is remarkable, and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Welcome to my page! I've been where you are—uncertain but seeking support. This page offers insight into my approach and how I can assist you. I sought therapy to address wounds and unexpectedly found profound self-discovery, the cornerstone of my healing. Life is challenging, but restoration is possible. Whether you're starting or continuing therapy, I look forward to supporting your journey toward hope and positive change.
(619) 597-2689 View (619) 597-2689
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Graden Tonna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I am a devoted to helping you find relief from anxiety, anger, depression, shame, or whatever it is that leaves you feeling stuck. This relief can come by being in a relationship where all of you is welcomed and valued, even the parts of you that feel broken, extreme, or judged by yourself or others. Together, we'll get to know what's causing you these symptoms, help change your relationship to these symptoms, and work towards healing whatever wound is at the root. In this process you may find that "you" becomes more clear, and experience a greater freedom to show up in the ways you'd like at work, home, and in your relationships.
I am a devoted to helping you find relief from anxiety, anger, depression, shame, or whatever it is that leaves you feeling stuck. This relief can come by being in a relationship where all of you is welcomed and valued, even the parts of you that feel broken, extreme, or judged by yourself or others. Together, we'll get to know what's causing you these symptoms, help change your relationship to these symptoms, and work towards healing whatever wound is at the root. In this process you may find that "you" becomes more clear, and experience a greater freedom to show up in the ways you'd like at work, home, and in your relationships.
(619) 430-4411 View (619) 430-4411
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(760) 249-7112 View (760) 249-7112
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James Staunton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92115  (Online Only)
I am accepting new patients (January 2023). Is life overwhelming and you feel alone with your problems? Do you feel hopeless to achieve the relationship you always wanted? If you want to change, I can help. Maybe you get caught up in fear and anxiety you don't understand what is causing it. Have you been shocked to see yourself acting like your parents in ways you never wanted? Or, do you strive to understand yourself deeply and make sense of your life? Maybe you have that burning desire to find a kind of wholeness in yourself?
I am accepting new patients (January 2023). Is life overwhelming and you feel alone with your problems? Do you feel hopeless to achieve the relationship you always wanted? If you want to change, I can help. Maybe you get caught up in fear and anxiety you don't understand what is causing it. Have you been shocked to see yourself acting like your parents in ways you never wanted? Or, do you strive to understand yourself deeply and make sense of your life? Maybe you have that burning desire to find a kind of wholeness in yourself?
(619) 377-8319 View (619) 377-8319
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Riley Bastien
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello, I'm Riley (She,her) an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about aiding children, adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples to explore their identities and navigate the ups and downs of life. I prioritize creating a therapeutic and collaborative space for clients to experience unconditional positive regard, allowing them to have a voice of their own. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego. I have experience working with mild, moderate, and severe mental health diagnoses.
Hello, I'm Riley (She,her) an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about aiding children, adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples to explore their identities and navigate the ups and downs of life. I prioritize creating a therapeutic and collaborative space for clients to experience unconditional positive regard, allowing them to have a voice of their own. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego. I have experience working with mild, moderate, and severe mental health diagnoses.
(858) 786-0976 View (858) 786-0976
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Jennifer Schere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Psychotherapy is a deeply personal experience that can relieve anxiety and depression, and foster authentic connection and meaning in our lives. In my work for 20 years now as a psychologist and author, I remain committed and passionate about helping clients uncover early dynamics that still seem to interfere with securing the kind of relationships and positive feelings about ourselves that we all strive for. I often find myself in the role of gently reminding clients about the parts of themselves that have temporarily gone underground, and are vital to their creativity and well-being.
Psychotherapy is a deeply personal experience that can relieve anxiety and depression, and foster authentic connection and meaning in our lives. In my work for 20 years now as a psychologist and author, I remain committed and passionate about helping clients uncover early dynamics that still seem to interfere with securing the kind of relationships and positive feelings about ourselves that we all strive for. I often find myself in the role of gently reminding clients about the parts of themselves that have temporarily gone underground, and are vital to their creativity and well-being.
(619) 320-4435 View (619) 320-4435
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Brighten LeBeau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I work with couples, individuals, and young adults, including those who struggle with relationship issues, mood instability, self-acceptance, LGBTQ+ identity, anxiety, and OCD, who want to create a more true and beautiful life. My therapeutic approach begins with a curiosity that looks deeply into the negative beliefs you hold about yourself that are limiting your life. Through self-compassion, I can help you establish a view of yourself in order to bring awareness to the way you interact in the world. With your newly established awareness and self-acceptance, you can live and love with an authentic sense of purpose and connection.
I work with couples, individuals, and young adults, including those who struggle with relationship issues, mood instability, self-acceptance, LGBTQ+ identity, anxiety, and OCD, who want to create a more true and beautiful life. My therapeutic approach begins with a curiosity that looks deeply into the negative beliefs you hold about yourself that are limiting your life. Through self-compassion, I can help you establish a view of yourself in order to bring awareness to the way you interact in the world. With your newly established awareness and self-acceptance, you can live and love with an authentic sense of purpose and connection.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Connie Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Are you weary of waking up feeling unmotivated, hopeless or anxious? Or perhaps you find your relationships are preventing you from leading the life you want to live. All three of these challenges - depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships - are treatable. Applying new strategies and well-placed effort can lead to accomplishing goals and creating a happier life.
Are you weary of waking up feeling unmotivated, hopeless or anxious? Or perhaps you find your relationships are preventing you from leading the life you want to live. All three of these challenges - depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships - are treatable. Applying new strategies and well-placed effort can lead to accomplishing goals and creating a happier life.
(619) 432-3152 View (619) 432-3152
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Keri Lynne Sebourn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
The first step on the path to healing can be the hardest. Often times, we feel fragile, whether it be from past trauma, debilitating depression, anxiety, conflictual relationships, and the overall stresses attributed to life. Sometimes we feel surrounded by people who look but do not see us, hear but do not listen or understand which can lead you to feel isolated, disconnected, and misunderstood. Therapy is a space to navigate this desolate plane, a place to help you achieve a more fruitful and fulfilling connection with yourself and others. I have experience working with couples, individuals and families.
The first step on the path to healing can be the hardest. Often times, we feel fragile, whether it be from past trauma, debilitating depression, anxiety, conflictual relationships, and the overall stresses attributed to life. Sometimes we feel surrounded by people who look but do not see us, hear but do not listen or understand which can lead you to feel isolated, disconnected, and misunderstood. Therapy is a space to navigate this desolate plane, a place to help you achieve a more fruitful and fulfilling connection with yourself and others. I have experience working with couples, individuals and families.
(951) 355-7860 View (951) 355-7860
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Stephanie Byrd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
Getting praised for being so "together", when inside you feel like you're crumbling to pieces? Feeling pressured to change, but don't know where to start? I'd like to help. If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, anxious or sad and know you need to make some changes, Im here to help. If you and your partner are stuck in negative cycles and get frustrated trying to work through it couples therapy can help. I teach couples like you how to negotiate your needs and how to strengthen and rebuild your bond.
Getting praised for being so "together", when inside you feel like you're crumbling to pieces? Feeling pressured to change, but don't know where to start? I'd like to help. If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, anxious or sad and know you need to make some changes, Im here to help. If you and your partner are stuck in negative cycles and get frustrated trying to work through it couples therapy can help. I teach couples like you how to negotiate your needs and how to strengthen and rebuild your bond.
(727) 498-5874 View (727) 498-5874
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Jamey McCormick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92107
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about aiding individuals of all ages, including kids, adolescents, parents, and adults. My aim is to empower you or your family to better manage life's challenges and stressors. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, seeking to improve relationships, kick unhealthy habits, or simply aiming for a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to support your journey toward a happier, more confident, and fulfilled life. My expertise encompasses handling anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-esteem concerns.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about aiding individuals of all ages, including kids, adolescents, parents, and adults. My aim is to empower you or your family to better manage life's challenges and stressors. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, seeking to improve relationships, kick unhealthy habits, or simply aiming for a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to support your journey toward a happier, more confident, and fulfilled life. My expertise encompasses handling anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-esteem concerns.
(619) 473-7897 View (619) 473-7897
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Hillcrest Psychological Associates
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Having difficulty finding a therapist with an opening? We have over 28 clinicians ready for you to choose from. Often, the decision to seek therapy involves courage and strength. Through a trusting partnership and genuine connection, counseling can help improve your quality of life and increase self-esteem. We treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, and counseling specific to the LGBTQ+ community and college/graduate students. No matter what you’re seeking therapy for, one aspect remains the same: our dedication to your well-being.
Having difficulty finding a therapist with an opening? We have over 28 clinicians ready for you to choose from. Often, the decision to seek therapy involves courage and strength. Through a trusting partnership and genuine connection, counseling can help improve your quality of life and increase self-esteem. We treat a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, and counseling specific to the LGBTQ+ community and college/graduate students. No matter what you’re seeking therapy for, one aspect remains the same: our dedication to your well-being.
(619) 940-1186 x10 View (619) 940-1186 x10
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Ash Ziyar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I meet my clients where they are, empowering them in their autonomy to courageously overcome their challenges. It is my belief that the key to finding oneself is through the lenses of one’s circumstances. Using a warm, collaborative, client-centered approach, I strive to provide my clients the opportunity to improve their lives and relationships through awareness, self-discovery, and compassion. In co-creating a space for healing to occur, I invite my clients to discover their preferred vision for themselves and/or relationships and new ways of feeling better about life-altering experiences.
I meet my clients where they are, empowering them in their autonomy to courageously overcome their challenges. It is my belief that the key to finding oneself is through the lenses of one’s circumstances. Using a warm, collaborative, client-centered approach, I strive to provide my clients the opportunity to improve their lives and relationships through awareness, self-discovery, and compassion. In co-creating a space for healing to occur, I invite my clients to discover their preferred vision for themselves and/or relationships and new ways of feeling better about life-altering experiences.
(510) 988-5585 View (510) 988-5585

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Diego, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary