Therapists in Solana Beach, CA

Gordon Caras
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Each person has specific needs and goals towards which they aspire fulfilling. Emotional/psychological struggles interfere adversely in actualizing these pursuits. It can be a complicated web to disentangle but well worth the effort, a gift to yourself and your loved ones. Whether it be depression, anxiety, low self-confidence/esteem, relationship turmoils, directionless, internal emptiness, impulsiveness, etc., many things can paralyze you, but help is possible. For all this comes under a close, skilled exploration mutually taken by us to unravel and resolve the unremitting knots and enduring knocks that presently bind you.
Each person has specific needs and goals towards which they aspire fulfilling. Emotional/psychological struggles interfere adversely in actualizing these pursuits. It can be a complicated web to disentangle but well worth the effort, a gift to yourself and your loved ones. Whether it be depression, anxiety, low self-confidence/esteem, relationship turmoils, directionless, internal emptiness, impulsiveness, etc., many things can paralyze you, but help is possible. For all this comes under a close, skilled exploration mutually taken by us to unravel and resolve the unremitting knots and enduring knocks that presently bind you.
(858) 808-1712 View (858) 808-1712
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Maria Dalhamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Maria Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you struggling to adjust to life’s transitions? I work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and manage overwhelming feelings that impact daily living and your ability to function effectively. My approach focuses on curiosity, reflection, and analysis to validate and acknowledge the many factors that influence an individual’s beliefs, behaviors, and practices.
Hi, I am Maria Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Are you struggling to adjust to life’s transitions? I work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and manage overwhelming feelings that impact daily living and your ability to function effectively. My approach focuses on curiosity, reflection, and analysis to validate and acknowledge the many factors that influence an individual’s beliefs, behaviors, and practices.
(858) 203-0514 View (858) 203-0514
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Louisa Triandis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Welcome! We all want to live life as our best selves, but that can be especially challenging during difficult times. I have over 25 years of experience helping children, teens, families, adults and couples build on their strengths and get clear about what they want for their futures. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also utilize art therapy, Brainspotting (a brain based therapy that helps clients identify, process and release emotional and physical pain) and the Nurtured Heart Approach (a relationship based model that helps people focus on their successes rather than their failures, thereby increasing their Inner Wealth.)
Welcome! We all want to live life as our best selves, but that can be especially challenging during difficult times. I have over 25 years of experience helping children, teens, families, adults and couples build on their strengths and get clear about what they want for their futures. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also utilize art therapy, Brainspotting (a brain based therapy that helps clients identify, process and release emotional and physical pain) and the Nurtured Heart Approach (a relationship based model that helps people focus on their successes rather than their failures, thereby increasing their Inner Wealth.)
(619) 439-1987 View (619) 439-1987
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Nikoo Z Sadatrafiei
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
I'm specialized in treating behavioral and mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families which arise from life transitions, conflicts in relationships, parenting, child/adolescence behavioral issues, and mental illnesses. I have extensive experience on treating trauma, grief, domestic violence, and communication. As a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LAADC) I help individuals with their dual diagnosis. I am specialized in EMDR and hypnotherapy to facilitate change in perception. I'm certified in Gambling Disorder from the Office of Problem Gambling (CalGETS).
I'm specialized in treating behavioral and mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families which arise from life transitions, conflicts in relationships, parenting, child/adolescence behavioral issues, and mental illnesses. I have extensive experience on treating trauma, grief, domestic violence, and communication. As a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LAADC) I help individuals with their dual diagnosis. I am specialized in EMDR and hypnotherapy to facilitate change in perception. I'm certified in Gambling Disorder from the Office of Problem Gambling (CalGETS).
(858) 707-7602 View (858) 707-7602
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Aliza Ostrosky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Finding a therapist can be daunting, but remember, you made it this far, and it takes courage and vulnerability to seek support. Whether it’s work-life balance, stress and burnout, fertility or trying to conceive struggles, pregnancy and postpartum stress, relationship concerns, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem or other emotional health issues, you are not ALONE. Life can be difficult to navigate but I have hope that together we can achieve your goals, identify your strengths and get to a point where you are living authentically and fully. BILINGUAL: Spanish & English
Finding a therapist can be daunting, but remember, you made it this far, and it takes courage and vulnerability to seek support. Whether it’s work-life balance, stress and burnout, fertility or trying to conceive struggles, pregnancy and postpartum stress, relationship concerns, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem or other emotional health issues, you are not ALONE. Life can be difficult to navigate but I have hope that together we can achieve your goals, identify your strengths and get to a point where you are living authentically and fully. BILINGUAL: Spanish & English
(858) 240-1196 View (858) 240-1196
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Michelle Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Life transitions can throw us off balance, bringing a wave of emotional challenges. Whether it's adjusting after a breakup, coping with loss, or simply trying to learn how to be more vulnerable, these transitions can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck. You're looking for a way to give yourself permission to experience the big feelings, explore and process these emotions, develop coping strategies, and regain a sense of stability and purpose. You hope to can emerge stronger, more resilient, and better equipped to take on these challenges in the future.
Life transitions can throw us off balance, bringing a wave of emotional challenges. Whether it's adjusting after a breakup, coping with loss, or simply trying to learn how to be more vulnerable, these transitions can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck. You're looking for a way to give yourself permission to experience the big feelings, explore and process these emotions, develop coping strategies, and regain a sense of stability and purpose. You hope to can emerge stronger, more resilient, and better equipped to take on these challenges in the future.
(858) 901-6368 View (858) 901-6368
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Dr. Michele Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Are you or someone you care about overwhelmed by your relationship with food? Alcohol or Drugs? Do you struggle with feeling emotions and end up reaching for 'something' in order to cope? Do your relationships seem to fall apart or always leave you unsatisfied? Wish things were different? Do you need encouragement and guidance to change? I'm here to help! I specialize in the treatment of individuals and families struggling with the damaging effects of eating disorders and addiction.
Are you or someone you care about overwhelmed by your relationship with food? Alcohol or Drugs? Do you struggle with feeling emotions and end up reaching for 'something' in order to cope? Do your relationships seem to fall apart or always leave you unsatisfied? Wish things were different? Do you need encouragement and guidance to change? I'm here to help! I specialize in the treatment of individuals and families struggling with the damaging effects of eating disorders and addiction.
(619) 518-3415 View (619) 518-3415
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Luis Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! Are there moments in your life where you wished things could go better? Have you noticed changes in being able to connect with yourself (mind/body) or being able to connect with others (friends, family, new acquaintances)? Have you wondered what's wrong with your self-care? What habits are interfering with leveling up? I want to start by recognizing the tremendous courage and step forward in seeking therapy.
Hello and Welcome! Are there moments in your life where you wished things could go better? Have you noticed changes in being able to connect with yourself (mind/body) or being able to connect with others (friends, family, new acquaintances)? Have you wondered what's wrong with your self-care? What habits are interfering with leveling up? I want to start by recognizing the tremendous courage and step forward in seeking therapy.
(858) 358-6026 View (858) 358-6026
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Samuel Guntner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
I believe in the ideas of genuineness, empathetic understanding, and unconditional positive regard for my clients. My goal is to demonstrate acceptance for my clients from a holistic perspective that includes every aspect of who they are. Understanding all of the facets and intersecting identities that make up a person, allows me to support them at my best. I also wish to provide my clients with useful tools that can help them to be their best selves both within a relationship and individually.
I believe in the ideas of genuineness, empathetic understanding, and unconditional positive regard for my clients. My goal is to demonstrate acceptance for my clients from a holistic perspective that includes every aspect of who they are. Understanding all of the facets and intersecting identities that make up a person, allows me to support them at my best. I also wish to provide my clients with useful tools that can help them to be their best selves both within a relationship and individually.
(858) 533-2068 View (858) 533-2068
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Shay Groenewold
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Making the decision to seek therapy is not an easy one, and choosing the right therapist to meet your needs can be even more daunting!
Making the decision to seek therapy is not an easy one, and choosing the right therapist to meet your needs can be even more daunting!
(858) 295-1457 View (858) 295-1457
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April Delgadillo-Jolley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
You are feeling exhausted from coping with stress that you think you are handling "okay", but it just feels like groundhog day... wash. rinse. repeat. You are ready to FEEL you are handing things well. You are ready to feel relief and a sense of hope that comes from knowing "I got this!"
You are feeling exhausted from coping with stress that you think you are handling "okay", but it just feels like groundhog day... wash. rinse. repeat. You are ready to FEEL you are handing things well. You are ready to feel relief and a sense of hope that comes from knowing "I got this!"
(657) 385-8542 View (657) 385-8542
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Andrew Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Andrew loves working with people striving for growth & healing. His approach is collaborative, warm, strength-based, & compassionate, utilizing a variety of modalities. Therapy has vast rewards when you’re able to see yourself begin to thrive & find meaning / purpose in all areas of life & relationships. Among others he specializes in teen ADHD, adult ADHD, & ADHD in marriage
Andrew loves working with people striving for growth & healing. His approach is collaborative, warm, strength-based, & compassionate, utilizing a variety of modalities. Therapy has vast rewards when you’re able to see yourself begin to thrive & find meaning / purpose in all areas of life & relationships. Among others he specializes in teen ADHD, adult ADHD, & ADHD in marriage
(858) 391-4691 View (858) 391-4691
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Kylie Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Kylie & I am a Licensed Therapist. It takes courage to seek out help and support, congrats on taking that first step. I have experience with clients from all walks of life- children, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. I have worked as a Therapist in Medical and Psychiatric Hospitals, Schools, and Non-Profits. I love this career and knew I wanted to be a Therapist since I was 12 years old.
Hi! My name is Kylie & I am a Licensed Therapist. It takes courage to seek out help and support, congrats on taking that first step. I have experience with clients from all walks of life- children, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. I have worked as a Therapist in Medical and Psychiatric Hospitals, Schools, and Non-Profits. I love this career and knew I wanted to be a Therapist since I was 12 years old.
(858) 346-7504 View (858) 346-7504
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Michelle Settergren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome! My name is Michelle, and I'm glad you found your way here. Life has a way of introducing anxiety, stress, trauma and grief when we least expect it, and I'm here to help support you in returning to a place where you feel safe, self aware, and empowered. As a client centered therapist, I believe we all have the capacity to be self-healers. I've worked in several realms of healing and medicine for more than 10 years, and I approach my therapeutic connections with warmth and curiosity. I lovingly encourage you to come as you are.
Hi there and welcome! My name is Michelle, and I'm glad you found your way here. Life has a way of introducing anxiety, stress, trauma and grief when we least expect it, and I'm here to help support you in returning to a place where you feel safe, self aware, and empowered. As a client centered therapist, I believe we all have the capacity to be self-healers. I've worked in several realms of healing and medicine for more than 10 years, and I approach my therapeutic connections with warmth and curiosity. I lovingly encourage you to come as you are.
(858) 758-4297 View (858) 758-4297
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Beatriz Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Beatriz and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I’m a Latina bilingual spanish speaking therapist with many years of mental health experience.
Hi there! I'm Beatriz and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I’m a Latina bilingual spanish speaking therapist with many years of mental health experience.
(858) 758-1682 View (858) 758-1682
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Dianitza Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hello! I am an experienced and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find their path to emotional well-being.
Hello! I am an experienced and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find their path to emotional well-being.
(858) 758-7688 View (858) 758-7688
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Nancy Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker better known as your friendly neighborhood Therapist.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker better known as your friendly neighborhood Therapist.
(858) 544-6266 View (858) 544-6266
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Ashley Block
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from CSU East Bay and have been licensed since 2019. I have a range of experience working with children all the way up to older adults dealing with mental health issues, difficulty coping with family dynamics and grief/loss.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from CSU East Bay and have been licensed since 2019. I have a range of experience working with children all the way up to older adults dealing with mental health issues, difficulty coping with family dynamics and grief/loss.
(858) 786-1601 View (858) 786-1601
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Patricia Scheldrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Patricia Scheldrup, LCSW. Welcome to Conscious Counseling, where everyday reality and higher states of consciousness meet. Healing through holistic care: mind, body and spirit. Like the lotus flower, you too have likely survived harsh conditions, only to rise again. I will honor your resiliency, accentuate your strengths and help you build new pathways to calm. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I provide teletherapy services to adults throughout California and Texas.
Hi, I'm Patricia Scheldrup, LCSW. Welcome to Conscious Counseling, where everyday reality and higher states of consciousness meet. Healing through holistic care: mind, body and spirit. Like the lotus flower, you too have likely survived harsh conditions, only to rise again. I will honor your resiliency, accentuate your strengths and help you build new pathways to calm. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I provide teletherapy services to adults throughout California and Texas.
(512) 488-4316 View (512) 488-4316
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Crystal Carrillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hello, nice to meet you!
Hello, nice to meet you!
(858) 879-1762 View (858) 879-1762

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Number of Therapists in Solana Beach, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Solana Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
72% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
61% Trauma and PTSD
54% Grief
46% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Other
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Optum

How Therapists in Solana Beach, CA see their clients

76% Online Only
24% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Solana Beach?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.