Therapists in Carlsbad, CA and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Carlsbad, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Carlsbad to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Often, when clients come to me, they don't realize trauma is the source of why they feel stuck, depressed or anxious. They realize they have patterns in relationships that are unhealthy or unproductive but can't seem to choose differently or connect...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
Laura Lee Townsend
LMFT, LPCC 15
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs...
Suzanne Riedel
LMFT, EMDR
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

Sometimes, self-acceptance comes with some obstacles. Trauma, secrets, life stressors and messages we’ve received throughout life leave us feeling inadequate or lost. As an individual, couple or family, it takes courage to begin a journey toward...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

HM Psychological Services (HMPS) is a small group practice located in San Diego, CA. Every therapist and staff member strives to provide the best therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, and children in individual, family, and couples therapy....
In-Person Sessions:

La Mesa, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Mary Nelsen Tamborski, wife and mother of three young boys, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Downtown La Mesa, San Diego. She is also a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parenting Coach. 
Mary is co-author of the "Positive...
Dr. Gary Hittle
Ph.D Psychology
In-Person Sessions:

La Mesa, California

I have been in private psychological practice for more than 30 years specializing in individual, marital, and relational therapy, family problem interventions, adolescents, treatment of sexual and substance abuse, and family therapy related to these...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Parenting challenges you in ways you could have never imagined. When you add in all of life’s demands sometimes it can just feel too much. Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned parent, you’ve been struggling for awhile or feeling like...
In-Person Sessions:

Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

We all possess an innate ability to make healthy changes. No matter how distressing life stressors are, I believe that you can become more emotionally effective and take charge of your life! Backed by neuroscience on attachment and relationships, I...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Florida

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a compassionate, supportive space for you to share your concerns. I have with over 20 years' experience helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. Effective...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
Anne Lee
LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Lake Forest, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea...
Laura Myers
LMFT, CLC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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In-Person Sessions:

Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

We all struggle with challenges and feel overwhelmed at times. My job is to create an environment where you feel safe. Together, we will explore ways to reach your goals and improve your life. I am licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy with over...
Jan Covyeau
AMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you find the relationships in your life lacking connection? Relationships can make life worth living or they can make your life challenging. Whether it is a marriage that isn't going well, a parent/child relationship that never seems to work or...
In-Person Sessions:

Encinitas, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe we are all wired for connection, and, whether extraverted or introverted, rejection and isolation are incredibly painful experiences. Our brains and bodies are built in such a way that protects us from threats and harm. While these...
Randi Beckman
LCSW, MSW, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Carlsbad, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Florida

Wanting Support to Help you Feel: Less stressed Grounded and centered More productive Present and engaged Happy in life and in relationships My nurturing and empathic presence creates the space needed to help you identify, understand, and move...
Janice Gingerich
PsyD, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Life can bring difficult, unexpected, and emotionally daunting challenges to our relationships and personal mental health. I commend you for valuing your own well-being and interpersonal growth by considering therapy. I hope to support and empower...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
Briana Lefman
LPCC-S 2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help you connect to the 'why' behind your patterns, your pain, anger, avoidance, and dysfunction. I help you shift from anger to understanding. I'll help make sense of it. I'll teach you how to identify what you've been living without. I'll teach...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Carlsbad, California

Nestled in San Diego County, Carlsbad is the 5th richest city in California. It is referred to as “The Village by the Sea” and is listed as one of the wealthiest cities in the country. It is a small city, with a population of just 112,000 and just 39 square miles of city ground.

The median household income in Carlsbad is $105,00 and the average property value is an astonishing $640,000. Despite the obvious wealth in the area, Carlsbad still has a poverty level of about 7%.

The city is a tourist attraction for people from all over the country. It is divided into 4 quadrants. The Northwest quadrant is considered the barrio and is home to the very small minority population in Carlsbad. The Northeast quadrant is made up of modest single-family homes. The Southeast quadrant is made up of expensive, master-planned living communities and is predominantly white. The Southwest quadrant is home to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and is rather exclusive.

Mental Health Statistics for Carlsbad

Despite its wealth, Carlsbad has its share of illicit drug use and substance abuse issues. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that illegal drug use is just as high in Carlsbad as it is in other part of California and the United States generally.

When it comes to diagnosed substance use disorders, Carlsbad is significantly higher than the rest of the region and the nation. An estimated 11.6% of teens and adults in Carlsbad suffer from a substance use disorder as compared to just 9.6% in California and 9% in the United States.

The number of people who are suffering from a major depression in Carlsbad is lower than the national and state averages. In surveying people aged 18 and older, just 4.8% reported suffering a major depressive cycle in the past year. This is compared to 5.6% for California and 6.6% for the U.S.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Carlsbad, California

There appear to be plenty of mental health professionals available in Carlsbad. There are almost 300 mental health providers for every 100,000 people in the city. There are almost 4 times as many mental health professionals as there are general physicians.

One reason people are reluctant to seek out mental health assistance is because of the stigma associated with mental health disorders. In communities that are predominantly white (83%) and extremely wealthy, it can be scary to admit that you have a mental health issue. The fear of being looked at differently can be too great for people to openly seek mental health treatment information.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Criminal activity
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Worsened mental health issues
  • Substance abuse

If people had private, online access to mental health information, they may not be so reluctant to seek out help.

What Makes Carlsbad Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Carlsbad is a beautiful town. It is, after all, called the “Village by the Sea.” It offers a mild climate right near the water.

  • Climate: Carlsbad enjoys 243 sunny days every year. The temperatures are mild and even the winters are not very harsh.
  • Economic: The median household income is $105,000. Carlsbad is considered one of the wealthiest cities in California and even the country.
  • Culture: Carlsbad is a tourist town. It is also a town where more than 80% of the population is white. There is little diversity in the city.

Divorce Rate in Carlsbad, California

The divorce rate in Carlsbad is rather high. It is different for men and women. About 11% of men in Carlsbad have been divorced whereas over 13% of Carlsbad women report being divorced.

One reason the divorce rate is so high is that with great wealth comes great stress. A lot of people who have amassed the kind of wealth we see in Carlsbad are on their second or third marriages. There is a high number of “trophy wives” in this part of the state.

Mental Health Resources in Carlsbad

There are plenty of mental health professionals in Carlsbad. There are over 325 mental health professionals in the city. However, because of the stigma associated with mental health disorders, people are less likely to seek out mental health assistance.

Wealthy people tend to be reluctant to seek out mental health services. They are afraid members of their social groups will find out. The fears of stigma and shame are great. If these people had access to information in a secure and private setting, they would be more liable to seek out help.