Therapists in San Diego, CA

Photo of Michael Toohey, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Michael Toohey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I recognize that coming to therapy is a courageous first step and that you are taking a chance when you make that first appointment, especially when you are struggling. I consider it an honor to be entrusted by one seeking help. I demonstrate that honor by being committed to providing you with practical feedback in an empathetic and compassionate manner. With cognitive behavioral strategies, I provide techniques to manage and reduce negative symptoms by tailoring treatment to each individual’s needs.
I recognize that coming to therapy is a courageous first step and that you are taking a chance when you make that first appointment, especially when you are struggling. I consider it an honor to be entrusted by one seeking help. I demonstrate that honor by being committed to providing you with practical feedback in an empathetic and compassionate manner. With cognitive behavioral strategies, I provide techniques to manage and reduce negative symptoms by tailoring treatment to each individual’s needs.
(619) 853-6745 View (619) 853-6745
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Valerie Vecente
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
Hello! My name is Valerie Vecente. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with youth and adults. I enjoy supporting youth and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I believe you are the expert in your life! While supporting you through this journey, I use an approach that will benefit you. This may include use of techniques from CBT, Family Systems, DBT to name a few. I believe in allowing the client to guide the sessions while I support you. You are the expert in your life!
Hello! My name is Valerie Vecente. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with youth and adults. I enjoy supporting youth and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I believe you are the expert in your life! While supporting you through this journey, I use an approach that will benefit you. This may include use of techniques from CBT, Family Systems, DBT to name a few. I believe in allowing the client to guide the sessions while I support you. You are the expert in your life!
(858) 879-6855 View (858) 879-6855
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Griselda Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
The idea of perfection put forth on social media has caused many people to face unique challenges daily. Masking one's flaws while forming online friendships have led to low self-esteem and in turn, isolation and withdrawal from face-to-face social interactions. The pressure of perfection often leads to increased anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and lack of motivation to attend school. Parents often report concerns with their child's poor academic performance and their struggle to engage in day-to-day life; clinging to video games and online interactions. These behaviors impact family and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
The idea of perfection put forth on social media has caused many people to face unique challenges daily. Masking one's flaws while forming online friendships have led to low self-esteem and in turn, isolation and withdrawal from face-to-face social interactions. The pressure of perfection often leads to increased anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and lack of motivation to attend school. Parents often report concerns with their child's poor academic performance and their struggle to engage in day-to-day life; clinging to video games and online interactions. These behaviors impact family and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
(619) 332-4982 View (619) 332-4982
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Andre Liebenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
Do you have difficulty exchanging self-criticism with curiosity? Condemnation with compassion? The journey to becoming our true selves begins with an invitation to invade our own privacy with a gentle sense of wonder. I extend this invitation to you today. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety and spiritual issues.
Do you have difficulty exchanging self-criticism with curiosity? Condemnation with compassion? The journey to becoming our true selves begins with an invitation to invade our own privacy with a gentle sense of wonder. I extend this invitation to you today. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety and spiritual issues.
(619) 693-3659 View (619) 693-3659
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Lisa Ann Auslander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I believe growth comes from enhancing our understanding of ourselves and learning to make choices that can lead us to greater freedom and lasting positive change. Removing symptoms, changing self-defeating patterns, improving self-esteem, working with our strengths, and developing healthy relationships are each a part of this meaningful process. As a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine, I teach and supervise residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I believe growth comes from enhancing our understanding of ourselves and learning to make choices that can lead us to greater freedom and lasting positive change. Removing symptoms, changing self-defeating patterns, improving self-esteem, working with our strengths, and developing healthy relationships are each a part of this meaningful process. As a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine, I teach and supervise residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program
(858) 863-7962 View (858) 863-7962
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The Lotus Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
I offer Telehealth counseling services for a wide range of life's challenges. I provide services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, transgender related issues, women's issues, adolescent issues, trauma, addiction, to serious or terminal heath issues. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each clients' individual needs to assist in attaining the personal growth they are striving for.
I offer Telehealth counseling services for a wide range of life's challenges. I provide services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, transgender related issues, women's issues, adolescent issues, trauma, addiction, to serious or terminal heath issues. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each clients' individual needs to assist in attaining the personal growth they are striving for.
(619) 279-5782 View (619) 279-5782
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(213) 531-5473 View (213) 531-5473
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Jose Cherbowsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
In therapeutic processes, counselors and patients are challenged to create a platform that encourages change and enhances the quality of life. Counseling is a unique opportunity to build an "internal kaleidoscope" that helps us see and understand life in multiple ways. . I offer bilingual (English/Spanish) services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. The techniques I use include a combination of theoretical perspectives such as psychoanalytic, existentialist, and expressive art therapy. Education: Ph.D. in Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist .Certification: Expressive Arts Therapy (UCSD) Training: Group Psychotherapist (AMPAG) . I look forward to working with you.!
In therapeutic processes, counselors and patients are challenged to create a platform that encourages change and enhances the quality of life. Counseling is a unique opportunity to build an "internal kaleidoscope" that helps us see and understand life in multiple ways. . I offer bilingual (English/Spanish) services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. The techniques I use include a combination of theoretical perspectives such as psychoanalytic, existentialist, and expressive art therapy. Education: Ph.D. in Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist .Certification: Expressive Arts Therapy (UCSD) Training: Group Psychotherapist (AMPAG) . I look forward to working with you.!
(760) 600-5580 View (760) 600-5580
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Jasna Smanja
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
***evening and weekend appointments available. Entering therapy can be difficult and it is very important to find a therapist with whom you connect well. My goal in therapeutic relationship is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment to honor vulnerability required to make changes in one's life. My approach is collaborative. I believe everyone has a unique story and inherent wisdom. I hope to be able to help uncover that and assist with teaching necessary skills to cope and to make changes needed to get desired results.
***evening and weekend appointments available. Entering therapy can be difficult and it is very important to find a therapist with whom you connect well. My goal in therapeutic relationship is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment to honor vulnerability required to make changes in one's life. My approach is collaborative. I believe everyone has a unique story and inherent wisdom. I hope to be able to help uncover that and assist with teaching necessary skills to cope and to make changes needed to get desired results.
(858) 780-5061 View (858) 780-5061
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Riza Loreine P Callejas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Looking for a therapist of color who can help honor all the different cultures you identify with and represent? Because there is a huge blindspot in Western mental health, I take on a very intentional and holistic approach to helping you feel safe to unpack the many layers that make up You. Together, we can explore any past trauma (intergenerational, racial, childhood), learn how to express and regulate your emotions, reduce people-pleasing and over-functioning that often leads to burnout, improve your confidence, practice self-compassion/acceptance, and ultimately, your relationship with yourself and others.
Looking for a therapist of color who can help honor all the different cultures you identify with and represent? Because there is a huge blindspot in Western mental health, I take on a very intentional and holistic approach to helping you feel safe to unpack the many layers that make up You. Together, we can explore any past trauma (intergenerational, racial, childhood), learn how to express and regulate your emotions, reduce people-pleasing and over-functioning that often leads to burnout, improve your confidence, practice self-compassion/acceptance, and ultimately, your relationship with yourself and others.
(858) 365-8506 x4 View (858) 365-8506 x4
Photo of Ronald Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Ronald Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
(619) 383-1102 View (619) 383-1102
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David Lipsitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
⯌ Providing in-person evaluations (neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, psychoeducational). ⯌ Serving children, adolescents, adults. ⯌ SPECIALIZING in: ⯌ Impact of emotional wellness on learning (and vice-versa). ⯌ Strengths-based, non-pathologizing approach. ⯌ Strategies for ADHD, learning differences (i.e., dyslexia, intellectual giftedness), anxiety, temperamental & sensory sensitivity (i.e., highly sensitive children/adults), autism spectrum/neurodiversity, stress management, time management, & emotional wellness. ⯌ Licensed in CA, MA, and HI.
⯌ Providing in-person evaluations (neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, psychoeducational). ⯌ Serving children, adolescents, adults. ⯌ SPECIALIZING in: ⯌ Impact of emotional wellness on learning (and vice-versa). ⯌ Strengths-based, non-pathologizing approach. ⯌ Strategies for ADHD, learning differences (i.e., dyslexia, intellectual giftedness), anxiety, temperamental & sensory sensitivity (i.e., highly sensitive children/adults), autism spectrum/neurodiversity, stress management, time management, & emotional wellness. ⯌ Licensed in CA, MA, and HI.
(617) 390-8293 View (617) 390-8293
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Dr. Jim Coil
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Do you hear your inner critic telling you “I am not good enough; I am not worth it?” Does it feel overwhelming to experience uncertainty in everyday life and relationships? Does it feel as though you “have not been yourself lately”, feeling sad or anxious longer or deeper than you expected? Do you desire to have healthier relationships? I hear you. My hope is to help you have greater quality of life, and achieve healing. Whether you wish to become a happier person, to feel less anxious, more confident, have better relationships, stop an unhealthy habit, or to simply understand yourself better, I can help you achieve this.
Do you hear your inner critic telling you “I am not good enough; I am not worth it?” Does it feel overwhelming to experience uncertainty in everyday life and relationships? Does it feel as though you “have not been yourself lately”, feeling sad or anxious longer or deeper than you expected? Do you desire to have healthier relationships? I hear you. My hope is to help you have greater quality of life, and achieve healing. Whether you wish to become a happier person, to feel less anxious, more confident, have better relationships, stop an unhealthy habit, or to simply understand yourself better, I can help you achieve this.
(619) 452-1168 View (619) 452-1168
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Shera Daroga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Shera and my pronouns are she/her/hers. Thanks for stopping by! Have you been feeling isolated or lonely lately? Needing support, whether LGBTQIA+ , sexism, racism, ableism, or anything else that resonates with you? Let's work together to build your sense of self. Ready to make a significant shift in who you are and how you show up in life? Or questioning your purpose? Or perhaps you're struggling with all that is happening in our world these days and need an outlet to talk about it.
Hi there! I'm Shera and my pronouns are she/her/hers. Thanks for stopping by! Have you been feeling isolated or lonely lately? Needing support, whether LGBTQIA+ , sexism, racism, ableism, or anything else that resonates with you? Let's work together to build your sense of self. Ready to make a significant shift in who you are and how you show up in life? Or questioning your purpose? Or perhaps you're struggling with all that is happening in our world these days and need an outlet to talk about it.
(310) 807-6985 View (310) 807-6985
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
(760) 227-2399 View (760) 227-2399
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Max Doshay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Dr. Max Doshay believes it is of utmost importance to treat all patients holistically and examine all levels of their functioning. Incorporating a variety of evidence-based assessment methods such as the WAIS IV, MMPI 3, WRAML 3, TAT, Vineland Adaptive Scales, and Bender Visual Spatial Gestalt Test (and more!), Dr. Max and his team can help tailor an individualized treatment plan through Neuropsychological Evaluations that meets the patient’s specific wants and needs instead of applying a “one size fits all” therapeutic technique used by many in the mental health industry.
Dr. Max Doshay believes it is of utmost importance to treat all patients holistically and examine all levels of their functioning. Incorporating a variety of evidence-based assessment methods such as the WAIS IV, MMPI 3, WRAML 3, TAT, Vineland Adaptive Scales, and Bender Visual Spatial Gestalt Test (and more!), Dr. Max and his team can help tailor an individualized treatment plan through Neuropsychological Evaluations that meets the patient’s specific wants and needs instead of applying a “one size fits all” therapeutic technique used by many in the mental health industry.
(858) 346-6571 View (858) 346-6571
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Jessica Swerbilow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
I believe that human beings are capable of tremendous growth, love, and connection—and that none of us have to be stuck where we are. No matter where you’re starting from, therapy can support you in breaking out of “stuckness” and discovering more of who you really are. I relate to all of my clients as whole and complete, not broken or needing to be fixed. From that context, I’ll support you in discovering the barriers and obstacles to having your life and relationships really thrive. Together, we’ll explore some of life’s most important questions.
I believe that human beings are capable of tremendous growth, love, and connection—and that none of us have to be stuck where we are. No matter where you’re starting from, therapy can support you in breaking out of “stuckness” and discovering more of who you really are. I relate to all of my clients as whole and complete, not broken or needing to be fixed. From that context, I’ll support you in discovering the barriers and obstacles to having your life and relationships really thrive. Together, we’ll explore some of life’s most important questions.
(619) 486-5761 View (619) 486-5761
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Janet Carrasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I work with clients in helping them free themselves from their past, and into a healthy and productive present. I attain this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan to fit your needs. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience. My clinical experience is working with adults and families. I use an eclectic therapy approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies. I tailor sessions to each individual's needs.
I work with clients in helping them free themselves from their past, and into a healthy and productive present. I attain this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan to fit your needs. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience. My clinical experience is working with adults and families. I use an eclectic therapy approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies. I tailor sessions to each individual's needs.
(510) 288-2736 View (510) 288-2736
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Donald Hua
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92119
Not accepting new clients
Do you lash out at people for no obvious reason? Do you avoid certain situations or emotions? Do past memories seem to haunt you? Does it seem like there is an ongoing battle inside yourself? These are often signs of trauma, symptoms that can keep people from living fulfilling lives. I have 5+ years working with military veterans, LGBTQ+ folx, and survivors of childhood trauma using culturally sensitive and intersectional approaches. Poly and kink friendly.
Do you lash out at people for no obvious reason? Do you avoid certain situations or emotions? Do past memories seem to haunt you? Does it seem like there is an ongoing battle inside yourself? These are often signs of trauma, symptoms that can keep people from living fulfilling lives. I have 5+ years working with military veterans, LGBTQ+ folx, and survivors of childhood trauma using culturally sensitive and intersectional approaches. Poly and kink friendly.
(619) 326-3767 View (619) 326-3767
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Jim Carter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Are you seeking specialized treatment approaches supported by clinical research studies? Do you want an experienced and compassionate therapist to guide you in this process? I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, and substance use. My clients are usually highly motivated to work collaboratively and achieve specific results. I serve clients in person at my North County San Diego office, and via teletherapy throughout California.
Are you seeking specialized treatment approaches supported by clinical research studies? Do you want an experienced and compassionate therapist to guide you in this process? I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, and substance use. My clients are usually highly motivated to work collaboratively and achieve specific results. I serve clients in person at my North County San Diego office, and via teletherapy throughout California.
(858) 752-3520 View (858) 752-3520

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
71% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
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

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary