Encinitas, California Therapists

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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

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:

Encinitas, California

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
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...
Connie Padera
MSW, ASW
In-Person Sessions:

Encinitas, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you struggle to find balance due to substance use or disordered eating habits? Maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It’s okay to not be okay, and I’m here...
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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Kaye has been in private practice for over 30 years. Due to the Covid crisis, she has moved her practice to entirely Virtual. This enables her to work with clients throughout the state of California. Kaye has seen science and psychology find common...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

Oceanside, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, New Jersey

Having you been having trouble managing your emotions? Have negative thoughts about yourself and the world been impacting your behavior? Together it is possible to identify skills to effectively cope with emotional distress, increase compassion...
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,...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in domestic violence, addiction, severe mental illness, behavioral modification, individual and family therapy, relational conflicts, crisis intervention, advocacy, social...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I have been working with families in San Diego since 1997. I have extensive experience with children, the transgender community, families involved with the Child Welfare System, and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety,...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I provide a safe place to unload and work on a new understanding. We will work collaboratively to understand the underlying issues often hidden from ourselves, that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns. My approach is respectful, caring, and...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Matthew Bruhin is a CEO, Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist, as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is a State of California and State of Wyoming, Board Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Addiction Specialist, registered...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I love helping you enjoy life more!
Kim Jones
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! I work with individuals, couples and adolescents/young adults to help facilitate change and reach goals to achieve more fulfillment and happiness in life and to get through...
Laura Myers
LMFT, CLC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D., known in the community as “The Weight Loss Therapist.” Dr. Seti is a California-licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer. Dr. Seti received her Doctorate of Psychology...
Jennifer Rickard
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, MS
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you seeking support in moving through a life or relational challenge? Sometimes we all need support in finding creative solutions or building strong relationships. I would enjoy supporting you in taking steps to achieve your goals. I will help...
Sarah Lawley
Psychotherapist
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Therapy in San Diego. Services Include: Eating Disorder Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Anxiety Therapy, Teen Counseling and More https://selfembodytherapy.com Hours: Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday:...

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.