Find a Therapist in San Diego, CA

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Dan Vaci

Dan Vaci

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My approach to therapy is collaborative, strength-based and results-focused. I encourage clients to take responsibility for their choices while we co-creat..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

Dan Vaci Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14450

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Ann Marie Salazar, MA, LMFT

Ann Marie Salazar, MA, LMFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Self-awareness is the first step toward meaningful change. Through therapy, you can become aware of triggers for previous emotional injuries. In therapy, w..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Ann Marie Salazar, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01685

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Julie S. Kraft, LMFT

Julie S. Kraft, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe that a warm, trusting relationship with a therapist can change a person's life. Therapy should be a safe place to explore your struggles, hopes, ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92117

San Diego, CA 92126

Julie S. Kraft, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13254

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Hayden  Dover, MFT

Hayden Dover, MFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My holistic approach to healing draws on my view of the body and mind as a dynamic integrated organic system in constant relationship with its environment...." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

Hayden  Dover, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04717

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Sabrina Monahan, LCSW

Sabrina Monahan, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Teens and young adults: are you feeling sad all the time? Unmotivated? Not sleeping well? Worried about lots of little things? Talking with someone rea..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Sabrina Monahan, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14585

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Sheila Henry, LMFT

Sheila Henry, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-- A painless healing. Is This True For You? You're using alcohol or drugs to mask the pain of an old trauma, and you ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92122

Sheila Henry, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20943

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Sarah Cook Ruggera, LMFT

Sarah Cook Ruggera, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Helping People Who Ask The Question...."Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"..." read more

San Diego, CA 92121

Sarah Cook Ruggera, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07515

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Rene Williamson, M.S.

Rene Williamson, M.S.

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I enjoy helping my clients to explore their beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions to see if they are compatible with the relationships and life outcomes ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92116

Rene Williamson, M.S. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01383

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Riley Cormack, MA, LPCC

Riley Cormack, MA, LPCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"When wrestling with problems, questions and important decisions in our lives one of the best things we can can do is to talk it over with another person. I..." read more

San Diego, CA 92101

Riley Cormack, MA, LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05126

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Lori Underwood, MA

Lori Underwood, MA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"The style of therapy I practice is emotionally focused and goal-directed. We focus more on solutions and less on the problems that brought you (or someone ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Lori Underwood, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13267

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San Diego, California, is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of over 1.3 million citizens. Located on the border of Mexico, the city has an ethnically diverse population. According to the 2010 Census, nearly 30% ofcitizens are Latino or Hispanicand 16% are Asian1, adding to the cultural diversity of the city. Despite the fact that San Diego has one of the highest numbers of homeless residents, many of whom are veterans, the city has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

 

Home to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, the city also provides members of the University of California, San Diego a place to call home. With thriving business and educational resources, the cityremains at the forefront of community and social service programs.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Rates of mental illness and emotional disturbance in San Diego are on par with state and national averages. In 2000, 7.4% of people under the age 18 had a serious emotional disturbance, and 6% of adults had a serious mental illness2, according to data published by the California Health and Human Services Agency for San Diego County. In addition, more than 10,000county residents were admitted for a 72-hour psychiatric hold or evaluation in 2008 and 20093. Illicit drug use in the San Diego-San Marcos-Carlsbad metropolitan area is approximately 15%, and just over 11% of citizens in the region have a substance use problem, which is slightly more than national or state averages. However, the rate of depression in the same area is less than 5%, a figure that is lower than the national rate of major depression4.

 

Focusing on Resources for Mental Health
San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is made up of six departments, and each caters to meet the needs of a different segment of the population: Children’s Mental Health Services, Aging and Independence Services, Public Health Services, Child Welfare Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, and Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services. Through intervention, prevention, and treatment programs, the agency promotes well-being and recovery to all area residents5. The HHSA developed a destigmatizing campaign called It’s Up to Us that aims to empower area residents to speak up about mental illness, access mental health resources, recognize symptoms, and provide support to those afflicted.

 

Innovative measures have been taken to ensure San Diego continues to reach every citizen in need. Through an integrated countywide delivery system, Live Well San Diego ensures that all mental health workers, such as nurses, social workers, and welfare specialists, work together to ensure that every resident has equal access to quality mental health care.For San Diego area residents, clinical settings are not restricted to county facilities, but include home visits, public health centers, and family resource organizations.

 

In addition, the Behavioral Health Services Division focuses on providing continuing care and resources for all citizens of San Diego County. The division aims to reach all children, youth, adults, elderly, and families by practicing the county’s Live Well San Diego mission in everything it does.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0666000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) San Diego County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/San%20Diego/Table1.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Diego.pdf

5 County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/