Find a Therapist near San Diego, CA

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in San Diego, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in San Diego or find a child psychologist or family therapist in San Diego. You can also connect with San Diego-area therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in San Diego who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for San Diego

San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the U.S. It’s richly diverse, with more than 30% of residents identifying as Hispanic or Latino and nearly 17% as Asian. This underscores a massive estimated need for culturally competent therapy in the area.

Despite the fact San Diego has one of the highest numbers of homeless residents in the U.S., many of whom are veterans with mental health issues, the city has been ranked as one of the country’s best places to live.

Rates of mental illness and emotional disturbance in San Diego are on par with state and national averages. About 7.4% of residents under the age 18 have a serious emotional disturbance, and 6% of adults have a serious mental illness, according to data published by the California Health and Human Services Agency for San Diego County.

Illicit drug use in the San Diego-San Marcos-Carlsbad metropolitan area is 15.3%, with 11.6% having a diagnosable substance use disorder—higher than the state and national averages. Methamphetamine and heroin use and dependency are on the rise in San Diego, as are fatal prescription drug overdoses. Nearly a quarter of residents struggle with binge drinking.

The rate of depression in the same area is 4.8%, considerably lower than the state and national rates. Still, suicide is the second-leading cause of non-natural deaths in San Diego, outnumbering homicides by more than 2 to 1.


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