Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I provide comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (adults & adolescents) experiencing emotional dysregulation, strained relationships, overwhelming suffering (w/wo diagnosis of BPD), and/or thoughts of suicide or self-harm. My frame is client-centered, believing that you are the expert of your life, & therapy is a collaborate effort. I also work extensively within the Trans*/Nonbinary community, supporting an affirmed life for you and those around you. This can be at any age and include issues of disclosure, life changes, overcoming fear while balancing safety, & community advocacy.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 430-2475
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San Diego, CA 92121
Suicidal Ideation
I provide comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (adults & adolescents) experiencing emotional dysregulation, strained relationships, overwhelming suffering (w/wo diagnosis of BPD), and/or thoughts of suicide or self-harm. My frame is client-centered, believing that you are the expert of your life, & therapy is a collaborate effort. I also work extensively within the Trans*/Nonbinary community, supporting an affirmed life for you and those around you. This can be at any age and include issues of disclosure, life changes, overcoming fear while balancing safety, & community advocacy.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
Suicidal Ideation
(858) 201-6524
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Suicidal Ideation
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
The focus in my approach to therapy is to provide practical, tried and true, treatment that meet your values. We can work on a myriad of issues, some of which are handling transition periods, growing up, disconnection amongst family, relationship conflicts, addiction, or you’re worried about a possible condition like anxiety or depression. Do any of these questions resonate with you? Are you mistreating yourself or are those around you treating you poorly? Do you feel like people don’t understand you? Have there been times when you feel like you’re bored with life? Is your child seen as timid and have they been bullied?
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 330-0154
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San Diego, CA 92105
Suicidal Ideation
The focus in my approach to therapy is to provide practical, tried and true, treatment that meet your values. We can work on a myriad of issues, some of which are handling transition periods, growing up, disconnection amongst family, relationship conflicts, addiction, or you’re worried about a possible condition like anxiety or depression. Do any of these questions resonate with you? Are you mistreating yourself or are those around you treating you poorly? Do you feel like people don’t understand you? Have there been times when you feel like you’re bored with life? Is your child seen as timid and have they been bullied?
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I love working with young children (3-5), as well as helping older children and teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties, self-esteem issues, and school problems. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and grief, and families with relational issues. I was licensed as a psychologist in Argentina in 1993, moving to the US in 1998. I have more than 16 years of experience in mental health services. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural, and am sensitive to cultural factors in my work. I work with underserved populations and take Medi-Cal.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 350-4305
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San Diego, CA 92128
Suicidal Ideation
I love working with young children (3-5), as well as helping older children and teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties, self-esteem issues, and school problems. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and grief, and families with relational issues. I was licensed as a psychologist in Argentina in 1993, moving to the US in 1998. I have more than 16 years of experience in mental health services. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural, and am sensitive to cultural factors in my work. I work with underserved populations and take Medi-Cal.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
We are here to thrive, not just survive. As a licensed therapist, Shamanic practitioner and former bodyworker, I am here to help the soul searchers, truth seekers, and those on a quest to rediscover their authentic selves towards overall health and healing. I will support you on your journey to shed the layers of fear, shame, trauma and pain. I will help you on your spiritual or self healing journey, providing additional support as you encounter life's challenges. When the walls come down, and the truth of the authentic self begins to emerge, it may be difficult, but we will move through it together. We will identify triggers and blockages, and look into things such as unhealthy attachments, cognitive distortions (negative thoughts) and “less than healthy” belief systems. It doesn’t matter whether they came from trauma in childhood, abuse, unhealthy relationships, grief or loss, I am here to help. By identifying, processing, and releasing that which no longer serves you will allow the true healing to finally begin and set your feet on the path you were meant to walk.
Suicidal Ideation
(858) 251-1074
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Suicidal Ideation
We are here to thrive, not just survive. As a licensed therapist, Shamanic practitioner and former bodyworker, I am here to help the soul searchers, truth seekers, and those on a quest to rediscover their authentic selves towards overall health and healing. I will support you on your journey to shed the layers of fear, shame, trauma and pain. I will help you on your spiritual or self healing journey, providing additional support as you encounter life's challenges. When the walls come down, and the truth of the authentic self begins to emerge, it may be difficult, but we will move through it together. We will identify triggers and blockages, and look into things such as unhealthy attachments, cognitive distortions (negative thoughts) and “less than healthy” belief systems. It doesn’t matter whether they came from trauma in childhood, abuse, unhealthy relationships, grief or loss, I am here to help. By identifying, processing, and releasing that which no longer serves you will allow the true healing to finally begin and set your feet on the path you were meant to walk.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
We all have the ability to be our best selves, sometimes we need support as we strive to discover what that looks like. I have been working with families in San Diego since 1997 to help them do just that. I have extensive experience with children, the transgender community, families involved with the Child Welfare System, and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, domestic violence and abuse. I draw from diverse treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 494-3927
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Suicidal Ideation
We all have the ability to be our best selves, sometimes we need support as we strive to discover what that looks like. I have been working with families in San Diego since 1997 to help them do just that. I have extensive experience with children, the transgender community, families involved with the Child Welfare System, and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, domestic violence and abuse. I draw from diverse treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, EdD, LMFT, RN-BC Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Licensed therapist and a psychologist for over 32 years. I believe in empowering the client to move forward out of their pain and understand their issues to have better relationships with others and healthier lifestyles. I enjoy working with young, middle age, older adults and children. I use sandtray therapy, family systems, cognitive and behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis of dreams to deal with relationship, sexual addictions, depression, and marriage and family issues. Call me anytime. Phone counseling and Skype also available. I will give you good therapy and I will make it affordable for you. $75/couple $60/individual; 40 Group
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 762-3954
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92111
Suicidal Ideation
Licensed therapist and a psychologist for over 32 years. I believe in empowering the client to move forward out of their pain and understand their issues to have better relationships with others and healthier lifestyles. I enjoy working with young, middle age, older adults and children. I use sandtray therapy, family systems, cognitive and behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis of dreams to deal with relationship, sexual addictions, depression, and marriage and family issues. Call me anytime. Phone counseling and Skype also available. I will give you good therapy and I will make it affordable for you. $75/couple $60/individual; 40 Group
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Psychologist, Psy.D., MSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy. I have over 18 years of experience in the mental health field and I have worked in multiple settings, including college counseling centers, an inpatient residential treatment facility, and private practice. I am particularly interested in the treatment of relationship challenges, emotion regulation, anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with marginalized populations and welcome all genders.
Suicidal Ideation
(833) 965-1368
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92130
Suicidal Ideation
I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy. I have over 18 years of experience in the mental health field and I have worked in multiple settings, including college counseling centers, an inpatient residential treatment facility, and private practice. I am particularly interested in the treatment of relationship challenges, emotion regulation, anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with marginalized populations and welcome all genders.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92129
You have never really felt like you fit in anywhere. It seems as if people just do not get you and you might even be afraid to show them who you truly are. The opinions of others weigh heavily on you which has taught you how to bend and fold yourself to meet the needs of those close to you. You feel as if you have lost your voice or have even struggled to use it. But you keep going despite the growing disconnect between who you are and who you want to be. Now is the time to regroup, refocus, and live intentionally.
Suicidal Ideation
(951) 470-2676
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92129
Suicidal Ideation
You have never really felt like you fit in anywhere. It seems as if people just do not get you and you might even be afraid to show them who you truly are. The opinions of others weigh heavily on you which has taught you how to bend and fold yourself to meet the needs of those close to you. You feel as if you have lost your voice or have even struggled to use it. But you keep going despite the growing disconnect between who you are and who you want to be. Now is the time to regroup, refocus, and live intentionally.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Opening available now. You're used to doing whatever you set your mind to, but life is just feeling hard lately. It's clear something needs to change, but you don't know where to start. The things you usually try don't seem to be helping. You may have experienced a traumatic event, big changes or are dealing w/ major life challenges. You fake "being fine" around others, but worry this is the best life gets. Activities you used to enjoy feel like work & you wonder if you can get your passion back. There will never be a perfect time to start therapy, so make today the day you do it anyway. I can help you start feeling better.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 346-4420
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Suicidal Ideation
Opening available now. You're used to doing whatever you set your mind to, but life is just feeling hard lately. It's clear something needs to change, but you don't know where to start. The things you usually try don't seem to be helping. You may have experienced a traumatic event, big changes or are dealing w/ major life challenges. You fake "being fine" around others, but worry this is the best life gets. Activities you used to enjoy feel like work & you wonder if you can get your passion back. There will never be a perfect time to start therapy, so make today the day you do it anyway. I can help you start feeling better.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
No one is an expert more on your life than you. However, sometimes inviting in trusted support helps you get perspective on your fears, disappointments, and feeling stuck or confused about next steps in life. No matter the season of life you are in, asking for help is both courageous and what moves you forward. Your resiliency and the combined power of your strengths are how you navigate through life’s challenges. You and your loved ones are not a diagnosis; being human is not a flaw but a strength to be honored.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 736-5702
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92103
Suicidal Ideation
No one is an expert more on your life than you. However, sometimes inviting in trusted support helps you get perspective on your fears, disappointments, and feeling stuck or confused about next steps in life. No matter the season of life you are in, asking for help is both courageous and what moves you forward. Your resiliency and the combined power of your strengths are how you navigate through life’s challenges. You and your loved ones are not a diagnosis; being human is not a flaw but a strength to be honored.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-MATERNITY LEAVE (AUG-DEC 2020). At some point in our lives we can feel lost, sad, and/or anxious and could use an objective person to help us through. I work collaboratively to assist clients in gaining the coping and communication skills to improve their overall wellbeing and relationships. I offer both long-term and short-term treatment which is based off of a clients trauma history, wants, and needs. I believe in helping clients gain the insight and skills to be able to reach the goals set at the onset of therapy to end confidently to handle life's stressors in a healthier way.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 304-6301
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92108
Suicidal Ideation
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-MATERNITY LEAVE (AUG-DEC 2020). At some point in our lives we can feel lost, sad, and/or anxious and could use an objective person to help us through. I work collaboratively to assist clients in gaining the coping and communication skills to improve their overall wellbeing and relationships. I offer both long-term and short-term treatment which is based off of a clients trauma history, wants, and needs. I believe in helping clients gain the insight and skills to be able to reach the goals set at the onset of therapy to end confidently to handle life's stressors in a healthier way.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Michael Villanueva offers an unique approach to traditional counseling with an emphasis on Jungian psychology and two domains: Conditions more rooted in expressed psychological symptoms, and conditions more rooted in neurophysiological symptoms. This is a distinction reflecting years of experience in both counseling and analyzing the human EEG (AKA ‘brainwaves’). He can counsel and treat with various forms of talk therapy as well as analyze and train your neural pathways using neurofeedback. Dr. Villanueva also offers telehealth counseling.
Suicidal Ideation
(858) 877-9301
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92121
Suicidal Ideation
Dr. Michael Villanueva offers an unique approach to traditional counseling with an emphasis on Jungian psychology and two domains: Conditions more rooted in expressed psychological symptoms, and conditions more rooted in neurophysiological symptoms. This is a distinction reflecting years of experience in both counseling and analyzing the human EEG (AKA ‘brainwaves’). He can counsel and treat with various forms of talk therapy as well as analyze and train your neural pathways using neurofeedback. Dr. Villanueva also offers telehealth counseling.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92134
I specialize in treating adults who have been diagnosed with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating), anxiety, depression, and substance-use disorders. I also have a wide range of experience with active-duty Service Members and Veterans, particularly trauma survivors struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault, and moral injury.
Suicidal Ideation
(760) 840-2138
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92134
Suicidal Ideation
I specialize in treating adults who have been diagnosed with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating), anxiety, depression, and substance-use disorders. I also have a wide range of experience with active-duty Service Members and Veterans, particularly trauma survivors struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault, and moral injury.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Our goal is to work with you to help find a balance between understanding your concerns and learning the skills to make meaningful changes to live a full and healthy life. With a background rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) we use strategies to promote growth and recovery within your value system in a way that makes sense for your life. Our shared expertise include treating individuals with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, psychotic disorders, PTSD, substance use, Bipolar Disorder and other concerns with individuals, families, couples, and children all using individualized treatment plans.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 202-1239
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92131
Suicidal Ideation
Our goal is to work with you to help find a balance between understanding your concerns and learning the skills to make meaningful changes to live a full and healthy life. With a background rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) we use strategies to promote growth and recovery within your value system in a way that makes sense for your life. Our shared expertise include treating individuals with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, psychotic disorders, PTSD, substance use, Bipolar Disorder and other concerns with individuals, families, couples, and children all using individualized treatment plans.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
We don't always have control over the events in our lives , but we can choose how to handle them. Together we can navigate this process. My approach is client centered, based on the needs and goals of each individual client. I aim to support you through your journey, helping you rediscover your strengths, suggesting coping strategies, alternative thinking, and behavioral change to improve your quality of life.
Suicidal Ideation
(760) 748-0375
Verified

San Diego, CA 92128
Suicidal Ideation
We don't always have control over the events in our lives , but we can choose how to handle them. Together we can navigate this process. My approach is client centered, based on the needs and goals of each individual client. I aim to support you through your journey, helping you rediscover your strengths, suggesting coping strategies, alternative thinking, and behavioral change to improve your quality of life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Are you looking for a professional in psychotherapy, or you need a genuine and understanding individual who is professional at what you're looking for? I will create friendly, confidential, safe and secure environment for you to help you explore, identify, understand, and vent a source of your emotional pain. Through calming, distraction techniques and empowerment work we will overcome distressing feelings, intrusive and fearful thoughts, and avoid maladaptive behavior. I will help you develop more serenity and better insight into your past and present mental-emotional experience. Your ultimate goal will be to make a peace with yourself and the surrounding environment.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 683-5774
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92116
Suicidal Ideation
Are you looking for a professional in psychotherapy, or you need a genuine and understanding individual who is professional at what you're looking for? I will create friendly, confidential, safe and secure environment for you to help you explore, identify, understand, and vent a source of your emotional pain. Through calming, distraction techniques and empowerment work we will overcome distressing feelings, intrusive and fearful thoughts, and avoid maladaptive behavior. I will help you develop more serenity and better insight into your past and present mental-emotional experience. Your ultimate goal will be to make a peace with yourself and the surrounding environment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., LMFT, CCTP Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Taking a step towards healing shows your inner strength at play. I approach therapy with this idea in mind. Each person has their own personal strengths that they bring with them. I believe my role as a therapist is to not only hold space for the difficult times, but to bring to light my client's inner strengths that will assist them in taking steps towards building a life worth living. Goals for therapy are based on what you are looking to work towards. The therapy hour is not about me and my agenda, but rather you, and your needs, wants, and overall goals. Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing and growth.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 345-6954
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92101
Suicidal Ideation
Taking a step towards healing shows your inner strength at play. I approach therapy with this idea in mind. Each person has their own personal strengths that they bring with them. I believe my role as a therapist is to not only hold space for the difficult times, but to bring to light my client's inner strengths that will assist them in taking steps towards building a life worth living. Goals for therapy are based on what you are looking to work towards. The therapy hour is not about me and my agenda, but rather you, and your needs, wants, and overall goals. Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing and growth.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Are there times when you cannot explain the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. I enjoy helping those who are seeking change and are motivated to do so. I believe people should always work toward becoming their best selves. I work with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. If your family is suffering from functioning in a loving and happy manner and you cannot figure out where the problem lies, family therapy may be the right choice for you. From learning to function with a new baby, blending, or newly transitioning teenagers, I can help.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 569-1651
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92105
Suicidal Ideation
Are there times when you cannot explain the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. I enjoy helping those who are seeking change and are motivated to do so. I believe people should always work toward becoming their best selves. I work with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. If your family is suffering from functioning in a loving and happy manner and you cannot figure out where the problem lies, family therapy may be the right choice for you. From learning to function with a new baby, blending, or newly transitioning teenagers, I can help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Have you found yourself feeling more stressed? No longer interested in things that you used to enjoy? Maybe you are just having a hard time with life's ups and downs. I want to praise you for taking the first step in the right direction and advocating for yourself. Let me help and guide you in this journey.
Suicidal Ideation
(619) 361-7839
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92123
Suicidal Ideation
Have you found yourself feeling more stressed? No longer interested in things that you used to enjoy? Maybe you are just having a hard time with life's ups and downs. I want to praise you for taking the first step in the right direction and advocating for yourself. Let me help and guide you in this journey.

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists
If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in San Diego, please call a San Diego therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in San Diego who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Diego

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Diego you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Diego and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Diego or family therapy in San Diego.