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Online therapy in San Deigo

Online therapy in San Diego has many benefits when compared to traditional therapy. This is because online mental health services are often more focused on the patient’s well-being versus the therapist themselves. You may have noticed that you can quickly become uncomfortable in a face-to-face, San Diego counseling situation even if your therapist is perfectly qualified and otherwise has all of the tools necessary for helping you. This discomfort comes from the fact that you are not at ease in such a situation and this will, more than likely, cause your therapy to last much longer before you feel as though it is helping. Online counseling is usually not limited by these same sorts of interferences, which makes it far more likely that you will complete your course of therapy in half the time or less.

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Mental Health in San Diego

The latest San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency study released Mental Health Condition Statistics for 2016. The report includes a total of 447,326 people with mental health conditions in the county.

That is a 2.7% increase over the past year (413,063 people). The rate of adults aged 18-64 increased by 15.5% to 72,306 people, while the number of children under the age of 18 decreased by 3% to 72,026 people.

Suicide rates are roughly twice as high among males as females (14 per 100,000 population versus 6.5 per 100,000 population) while depression rates are nearly triple as high among females than males (27.7% versus 9.3%) with females aged 18-64 under the age of 65 having a significantly higher prevalence of mental health conditions compared to males in the same age group (50% versus 34%).


The top five most common diagnoses were: anxiety disorder (39%), mood disorder, including depression (32%), schizophrenia and psychotic disorders (11%), Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (9%), and impulse control disorders, not elsewhere classified which includes addictions such as compulsive gambling, compulsive spending, etc. (7%).

Other studies have indicated that there has been a steady decrease in people with serious mental health problems using services over the past decade or so – from 40% in 2007 down to 32% in 2012 – representing a decline of 52%, a trend which, according to many experts, should be of serious concern for the mental health community.

The statistics are clear that the country is facing a mental health crisis – suicide rates are twice as high among males, while depression rates triple among females aged 18-64. The report includes a total of 447,326 people with mental health conditions in the county.

Best Therapists in San Diego

Elaine Price

Elaine Price is a licensed clinical social worker and has been practicing in the field for over 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her graduate degree at Alameda College. Price has experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, life transitions, assertiveness issues, infidelity problems, infertility concerns, parenting issues, and more.

Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley with honors in psychology before heading off to get her advanced degree at Harvard University. She then returned to California to complete the requirements of her Ph.D. in psychotherapy at Western Psychologist Associates. She has experience working with teenagers suffering from anxiety, addiction, bullying problems, and more.

Nancy L. Hill

Nancy L. Hill is a clinical health psychologist who received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Point Park College. She has experience counseling people suffering from eating disorders, panic attacks, lifestyle changes, stress management problems, and more.

Michaele Basciano

Michaele Basciano is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of psychotherapy experience under her belt. She started practicing after completing her bachelor’s degree at PSU and then on to receive her master’s degree at Stony Brook University on Long Island. She has extensive training in art therapy and currently teaches adjunct classes on the subject for several universities in the area. Her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression problems,ill

Elaine Ahola

Elaine Ahola is a clinical psychologist and has been in practice for over 20 years after earning her doctorate degree from the Loyola University of Chicago. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and received an award for being one of the top psychologists in San Diego for 3 consecutive years. She specializes in treating people suffering from depression, anger management problems, relationship issues, and more.

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Common types of therapies in San Diego

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in San Diego is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in San Diego is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in San Diego focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

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Psychologists or therapists in San Diego help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a San Diego area therapist.  Online therapy in San Diego is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in San Diego via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the San Diego free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the San Diego area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. San Diego also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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