Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Encinitas, California

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


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Cathy S Harris

LCSW
22 years experience
Your commitment to yourself will pay off! Are you are ready to engage in deeper work? Wellness-Focused work uses self-compassion, radical acceptance, affirmations and other means to lead to your best life. My Discover You! coaching and counseling approach can help you get unstuck. Read More
Your commitment to yourself will pay off! Are you are ready to engage in deeper work? Wellness-Focused work uses self-compassion, radical acceptance, affirmations and other means to lead to your best life. My Discover You! coaching and counseling approach can help you get unstuck. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Crystal Duncan

LCSW
5 years experience
I am Crystal Duncan, LCSW, and my mission is to be at peace with myself, my work and my social and personal relationships. I strive to live a wholehearted authentic life and I believe it is my purpose to help others find their authentic self and resolve past and present issues preventing them from being who they were meant to be. Read More
I am Crystal Duncan, LCSW, and my mission is to be at peace with myself, my work and my social and personal relationships. I strive to live a wholehearted authentic life and I believe it is my purpose to help others find their authentic self and resolve past and present issues preventing them from being who they were meant to be. Read More
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  • Experience: 5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Encinitas, California

If you want all the beauty and benefits of San Diego County without the crowds and the traffic of the city proper, consider Encinitas, California. Just 25 miles north of San Diego, this community maintains a small-town feel with the laid-back vibe of a surfer culture. Besides the plentiful sand and sun, Encinitas has a low crime rate (123.3 incident per 100,000 in the population) as compared to the United States average (280.5 per 100,000). As an added bonus, Encinitas has made it a point to preserve the downtown area and avoid the over commercialization that often befalls ocean front areas.

The preservation of Encinitas is the work of the people who live there. As of July 2017, Encinitas was home to 63,184 individuals. The population is predominantly white and young with a median age of 40 as of 2016, and they’re well educated compared to people in surrounding communities. An impressive 94.7 percent of the residents finished high school, and more than 60 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is $103,842, which far exceeds that of the county as a whole ($66,529) and that of the state ($63,783). The poverty rate of around 7 percent is much lower than the surrounding area.

Because the county is so large and diverse, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) divides the area into six geographic areas: Central, East, North Central, North Coastal, North Inland, and South. The Encinitas area is in the northern part of the county and is primarily served by North County Health Services (NCHS) for mental and behavioral health. Outside of the facility setting, many individual counselors and therapists are available through their private practices. These licensed professionals assist citizens with anxiety, depression, attention disorders, and more. Services are available for all ages and stages of life from infancy to the elderly.

Addictions in Encinitas, California

As beautiful as Encinitas is, the city’s residents still struggle with addictions and the associated mental health difficulties. In the communities in and around San Diego, opioid addiction killed 150 residents between 2008 and 2015. Emergency room visits for opioid use and/or abuse tripled between 2006 and 2014 among those in their twenties and thirties. The epidemic has hit males especially hard. Men make up two-thirds of the deaths and the emergency room visits related to opioid crisis. As the presence of fentanyl and its synthetic sisters grows on the market, the death toll will likely increase.

While addiction and substance abuse were once considered the result of criminal activity and failures of character, modern approaches to treatment acknowledge that these are forms of mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health report that these difficulties often occur alongside another diagnosis, which may indicate that the person is self-medicating a mental health disorder with an addictive substance. If the use of drugs or alcohol has taken over a person’s life to the point that he or she neglects family, employment, hobbies, and other activities of daily living, it’s time to seek help.

Encinitas has significant resources to help those struggling with such cooccurring disorders. North County Health Services offers an assessment and referral service. Scripps offers inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services at multiple sites throughout the county. San Diego Health & Human Services agency offers a toll-free access and crisis line around the clock, seven days a week to connect those seeking help with appropriate services. Crestwood Behavioral Health in San Diego operates a Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC), Hummingbird Healing House, Social Rehabilitation, and other services in a continuum to address addiction and other diagnoses.

Finding the Help You Need

If you or someone you love is looking for assistance with addiction or any other mental health issue, E-counseling.com is here to help. The convenient online directory provides a confidential way to search for a qualified professional. Far more than just a list of therapists and their contact information, the site provides you with each provider’s qualifications, experience, and any specialties such as trauma, holistic therapy, and marriage and family therapy. You’ll also find a personal statement written by the professional to give you an idea of how he or she approaches the therapeutic relationship.