Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Escondido, California

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

Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Katina Boulai

Katina Boulai, MA, LMFT

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Deanna Daniels

Deanna Daniels, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with 16 years of clinical experience. My guiding approach to effective therapy focuses on seeing the problem as separate from the person. I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. I choose to sit in a place of curiosity to help you uncover already present strengths or develop new approaches to life's challenges. I work collaboratively with those who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Amanda Wiginton

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Bonnie Monfils

Bonnie Monfils, Lmft, M.S.

Hello! My name is Bonnie and I am Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Practitioner of Clinical Counseling. My career started at a Dual diagnosis clinic helping individuals with mental health and substance use issues. I have also volunteered much of my time with the LGBTQ community. Within in the last four years my work has been in community mental health, child welfare, family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Molly  Roha-Fuentes

Molly Roha-Fuentes, MS, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting, communication, life changes and grief and loss. My style is warm, open and engaging, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I take an eclectic approach with clients, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Negar Nazari

Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.

Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years


Jesse Moon

Jesse Moon, MA, LMFT

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Overview of Mental Health Resources in Escondido, California

Escondido is a San Diego suburb with a high cost of living. The city has an estimated population of 149, 912 people and a median income of $54, 268. The income is fairly normal compared to the national average, but it’s low compared to surrounding areas. The San Diego County median income, by comparison, is $69, 346.

The city’s residents enjoy a low crime rate and ample employment opportunities. Housing prices are steep, with the median property value resting at $368, 500. This might explain why the homeownership rate is less than 50%.

Escondido Demographics

Escondido is a racially diverse city, with over 50% of the population identifying as Hispanic. 38% of residents are white, 6% are Asian, and less than 2% are black.

The city has a lot of inhabitants who were born in another country. 48% can speak a language other than English.

17% of the population lives below the poverty line. Single females are most likely to fall into this category.

There are multiple private higher education institutions in Escondido. Most students in the area graduate from massage therapy programs.

Escondido Crime Rate

Escondido does not have a big crime problem.

In 2017, the city’s official website reported: “Annual crime statistics for the year-to-date have been reported as of April. Homicide, rape cases, residential burglary, larceny and, motor vehicle crime are down from this same time period last year; robbery and aggravated assault cases reflect the same numbers as this reporting period for 2016.”

Escondido Mental Health

Escondido, like most California cities, has problems with its mental health services. San Diego County has been excused of spending most of its resources on consultants and political projects rather than truly helping patients. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, at the end of the 2016-17 fiscal year, the county had more than $170 million leftover from the Mental Health Services Act.

“They’re not addressing the seriously mentally ill… They have allowed the problem to be on the shoulders of our jails and prisons and hospitals,” Theresa Bish, a former member of the county mental health advisory board, said.

San Diego county is not alone. Multiple California counties are sitting on more than $100 million in unspent mental health resources.

“We have a lot of work to do to fight stigma and help those suffering with mental illness… Demanding CA counties use the $2.5 BILLION in unspent Prop 63 funds would go a long way to doing that,” Assemblyman Todd Gloria complained in October.

Proposition 63, or the Mental Health Services Act, imposes a 1% tax on the state’s millionaires. The money is supposed to be spent exclusively on treating the mentally ill. San Diego County alone has raised more than $1 billion since the act was put into place.

Critics complain that the money has been poorly spent and residents still don’t have access to proper mental health services.

Rose King, one of the authors of the act, explained that: “They could put the money into existing programs… They could pay the psychiatrists more to get more psychiatrists into the system. They could hire more social workers and more clinical services people so patients don’t have to wait three or four months for treatment.”

Between 2004 and 2017 San Diego County’s suicide rate rose by almost 45%.

Although critics believe that more needs to be done, the county is making obvious efforts to improve the situation. Officials have created a program called “It’s Up to Us.” The goal is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Project One for All, meanwhile, aims to connect patients with providers.

Use our Therapist Directory

Finding a suitable therapist in Escondido can be a time-consuming project. There are many, many providers to choose from. Our therapist directory can help you sort through them. It’s very important that you match with someone you feel comfortable. That’s the best way to ensure that you’re happy with your treatment.