Oceanside, California Therapists

Find a therapist in Oceanside, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Oceanside, 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

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:

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

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...
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:

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...
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...
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...
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...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Oceanside, California

Oceanside in San Diego County, California is a coastal city.  According to the last report in 2010 by the U.S. Census, there was a population of 167,086 and it is estimated to be at 173,829 for 2017.  Almost 20% of the population is foreign-born.  The city is proud of restoring its historical houses and the ample amounts of activities that occur on its lengthy beach strip.  The Census states that Oceanside has a total area of 42.2 square miles.  The climate is semi-arid with maritime winds.  The median household income in 2016 was $58,949 and 11.6% were below the poverty line.  The top employers are Tri-City Medical Center, the City of Oceanside, and Mira Costa College.  One of the main attractions of the city is the Oceanside Pier, which is one of the longest wooden piers on the western U.S. coastline.  The Turkey Trot draws an estimate of 10,000 runners and walkers from 46 states and 8 different countries.  They have been host to Race Across America since 2006.  This 3000 mile bicycle race is considered to be the world’s toughest sporting event.  And they host The Beach Soccer Championships.  This festival is the largest on the west coast.  Oceanside has been the home of many professional athletes and notable people.

The number of people divorced is estimated to be at 12% in 2017.  It is challenging to find an accurate rate of divorce, since the U.S. Census made the submissions voluntary and California stopped reporting the statistics after the year 1990.   The U.S. rate in the same timeframe is estimated to be at 3.2 per 1000 population.  As you can see, Oceanside has a very high divorce rate.  The speculation of causes is that it is a strong military family community and that stress can detrimentally affect a marriage.

City Concerns

For the past 25 years, the state of California has been losing psychiatric and behavioral health care providers.  The closing of Oceanside’s Tri-City Hospital has a damaging impact on the community’s ability to care for those with mental health disorders.  The funding has been cut and California’s regulations on building new facilities have become too expensive.  Hospitals and police have been needed to cover the gaps.

The San Diego County is a proud military community.  The stigma of mental health makes it difficult for Veterans to feel that they can ask for help.  According to the VA San Diego Healthcare System, 12% of Veterans are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and almost 20,000 Veterans are receiving care for this condition since 2010.  The county also recognizes that approximately 50% of those incarcerated had a mental health condition prior to committing illegal behavior and it has the highest rate of recidivism in the state of California.

It is estimated that there are 298 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in San Diego County.

How We Can Help

We hope that our research can make it easier for you to find an ideal provider for yourself and / or a loved one.  Please list your conditions, how long you have had them, and any other concerns that you may have to review with a prospective counselor.  It is helpful to note other aspects as well, such as any relationship issues, workplace stress, and the goals that you would like to achieve through therapy.

Crisis Intervention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has help when you need it 24 hours per day and 7 days a week.  It is confidential and free.

Courage to Call is a free, confidential, Veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel, Veterans, and their loved ones.

Nonprofit Organizations

North Coastal Mental Health Center provides mental health services and substance abuse treatment to young adults, adults, and older adults.  Services are available for individuals who are not insured and for those who need a sliding scale payment program

Mental Health Systems serves the San Diego County area by providing mental health and substance abuse treatment.  They offer services to people who cannot afford private services or for whom appropriate services are not otherwise available.  They have outpatient, residential, and home-based services to children, youth, adults, senior adults, Veterans and military families, and adult offenders with mental health issues.

Health & Human Services Agency offers mental health services for children, youth, adults, and senior adults.

Mental Health Association in San Diego County provides mental health services and programs to adults and Veterans, including an adult day program for those who suffer from mental illness.

Mente Sana-Cuerpo Sano is a nonprofit organization serving the Latino community for crisis intervention and mental health.

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We thank you for visiting our website to help you move towards stronger mental and emotional health.   We hope that you found valuable resources in our directory and that this is one step closer to getting you the support that you need.