Loss, Grief, And Bereavement Therapists in San Diego, California

Grief counselors in San Diego, California are available to support you through life’s unexpected and painful moments, including the loss of a loved one. Zencare has over 9 grief counselors in San Diego that can help you during this difficult time — most are located near the Gaslamp Quarter, Banker’s Hill and La Jolla. Loss is a terrible but inevitable aspect of life that impacts everyone differently. Grief can manifest following various emotionally significant losses, such as the passing of a beloved family member or friend, a job loss, or a divorce. Grief encompasses a range of emotional and psychological symptoms, potentially overlapping with conditions like depression and anxiety. If you’re experiencing grief you may grapple with feelings of irritability, emotional numbness, self-blame, and apprehension about the future.

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Jen Green

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Stress management - Women's issues
Online only
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Mayamotion Healing

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Cultural adjustment - Depression - Identity development - Trauma
Online only
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Bernadette Antoinette Wood

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Emotion regulation
 In-person & online
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Stephen Mosblech

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Depression - Perfectionism - Creative blocks & writer's block - Performance anxiety
Online only
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Avigail Schotz

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Family issues - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues
Online only
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N. Cherie Nassi

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Caregiver stress & support - Life transitions - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Transition to new parenthood - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
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Lily Theresa Gatica

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Life transitions - Trauma - Couples counseling - First or Second Generation Hispanic/Latinx Adults
Online only
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Karen Lau

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Race & cultural identity - Stress management - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Angelyne Arellano

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Relationship issues - Trauma - Cultural adjustment - Self-esteem
Online only
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Monica Rixon

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Body image - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Life transitions - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Enamory

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Couples counseling - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Sexual health & dysfunction
Online only
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Rebecca Bruno

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Travis Bauer

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trauma - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Men's issues
 In-person & online
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Ferris Wahl

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Adolescent mental health - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Insomnia & sleep issues - Childhood trauma - Life purpose & meaning
Online only
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Cori Rosenthal

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Codependency - Eating disorders - Mindfulness - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Carol Randolph

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Relationships - Mood disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Kavita Ajmere

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Depression - Mindfulness - College student mental health - Self-esteem
 In-person & online
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Johanna Murphy

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Christopher Cordry

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Depression - Substance abuse - Trauma - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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The Emerald Therapy Collective

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Trauma - Relationship issues - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Men's health
 In-person & online
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Andrea Guttman

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Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Burnout - Self-esteem - Parenting - Stress management
 In-person & online
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Salina Bambic

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Self-esteem - Self-doubt - Work stress - Stress management
 In-person & online
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Cyndi Pulsinelli

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Eating disorders - Relationships - College & graduate student mental health - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Depression
 In-person & online
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The Center for Couples Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Couples counseling - Premarital counseling - Relationship issues - Trauma - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
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Jeffrey Mann

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Trauma - Sleep disorders - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Panic Disorder
 In-person & online
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Rob Martin

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - ADHD - Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Psychotic disorders
 In-person & online
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San Diego Therapy Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Career counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Lindsay MacMaster

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - ADHD - Anxiety - Child mental health - Depression - Parenting
 In-person & online
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Lauren Woolley

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Panic attacks / panic disorder - Anxiety - Social anxiety - Perfectionism - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Irene Saunders

Therapist

Accepting clients from San Diego, California

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Relationship issues - Codependency
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in San Diego, California

How do I find a therapist in San Diego, California?

Find a therapist near you in San Diego, California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in San Diego, California?

Yes, most San Diego, California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in San Diego, California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in San Diego, California?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in San Diego, California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in San Diego, California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in San Diego, California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in San Diego, California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in San Diego, California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in San Diego, California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in San Diego, California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in San Diego, California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in San Diego, California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in San Diego, California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in San Diego, California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local San Diego, California therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near San Diego, California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in San Diego, California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in San Diego, California on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in San Diego, California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in San Diego, California?

Start your search for a great therapist in San Diego, California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of San Diego, California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in San Diego, California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in San Diego, California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in San Diego, California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in San Diego, California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in San Diego, California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most San Diego, California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in San Diego, California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in San Diego, California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in San Diego, California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.