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.


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Cathy S Harris

LCSW
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 work can result in your improved ability to function, a deeper engagement in... Read More
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 work can result in your improved ability to function, a deeper engagement in... Read More
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  • Languages: English

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.