Find a cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists in San Diego, CA

Find cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists in San Diego, CA

Find cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists in San Diego, CA

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Find cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Collada Counseling

Collada Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I am not an expert. I have skills, knowledges, and experiences just as you do. Therapy is a journey and on this journey I will work collaboratively with you. Throughout our journey we might find a better understanding of the problems, some of their effects, and some things that might contribute. Throughout our work together we will explore values and identify positions regarding different ideas that might allow you to identify preferred directions you would like to travel. I enjoy when I have created a safe space to process or explore something hard. I find it incredibly powerful when I get to witness someone share a challenge, connect to a p
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Sam T. says, "Daphne is so personable shes understanding and so wise! I love that she really cares about her clients and listens but also gives you exactly what you need to hear she has helped me so much I would highly recommend daphne shes changed my life around !" Read more
Season Massage

Season Massage

Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Trevor F. says, "Jessica was very professional during our appointment and provided me with an expert level massage. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great massage." Read more
Steffe B

Steffe B

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have been working with people through my proven system to reach their goals in parenting, relationships, careers and nutrition for over 20 years. We start with a discovery call to clarify your goals and desires and to ensure we are a good fit. I then create a tailored program for your success. As we work through you'll find your stress level decreases as your communication and clarity of your needs improve. I am excited to hear from you. Look forward to speaking with you and seeing you grow. It all begins with "YOU" Steffe B The most gratifying part of my job is watching my clients soar. As they grow achieving their goals and d...
Korogy Spiritual Counseling And Coaching

Korogy Spiritual Counseling And Coaching

Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Reno S. says, "I am a female, aged: 18-29 Kali is absolutely the best. She has completely changed my life for the better. She offers helpful “tools” to help you manage what ever stress or life situation you are going through. We talk once every other week for about 90 mins and I honestly cannot wait to talk to her (sometimes we go over 90 mins depending on what we are talking about she never cuts me off because even though our appointment has technically ended (which is just another amazing thing she does)). She genuinely cares about me and my life (which is refreshing because to most counselors I was notes on some paper). She is not afraid to challenge my way of thinking about my problems and she encourages me to look at them in a different way. She is able to take my issues and turn them on theirs heads and shows me that there are infinitely many ways to fix it and she helps guide me down the path that I feel most comfortable with. If you are still not sure if Kali is right for you, she offers a “15 mins” (our first phone call lasted an hour hence the quotes on the time) free phone call to ensure she is the right fit. There is literally nothing to lose. " Read more

Your cognitive behavioral therapy questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does cognitive behavioral therapy cost?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) costs $100 to $250 per session without insurance, depending on your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. Many therapists offer virtual therapy appointments for $50 to $200 per session

The average cost of CBT with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay. However, many health insurance plans do not cover therapy costs unless you have a billable diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week for a membership plan or $85 to $135+ per session. Onlien therapy websites provide therapy in a variety of formats, depending on the site. Popular formats include text messaging, online chat, email, phone, or live video sessions with a licensed therapist.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a popular form of therapy that focuses on identifying and changing thought patterns that have a negative influence on your behavior or emotions. CBT is a structured, goal-oriented treatment approach based on these core principles:

  • Our thoughts impact our feelings and behaviors.
  • Our deeply rooted core beliefs impact how we view ourselves, our environment, and our future.
  • Unhelpful thought patterns can contribute to mental health problems and negative behaviors.
  • Recognizing how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and changing how we think can improve our mental health and well-being.

What can cognitive behavioral therapy help with?

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help with a wide variety of concerns, including these and more:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Chronic stress
  • Phobias
  • Addiction and substance use
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Personality disorders

Does cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most successful treatment methods available. Many research studies have demonstrated CBT to be as effective as or more effective than other therapy methods and medications.

However, CBT works best for individuals who take an active role in their treatment and apply the skills and techniques learned in their therapy sessions to challenges they face in everyday life. It's also important to remember results take time, and though CBT can significantly improve your mental health, some issues could persist after therapy ends.

Where can I find the best cognitive behavioral therapist near me?

When searching for a therapist for CBT, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips in your search:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or addiction—look for therapists who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the therapist's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask cognitive behavioral therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find the best therapist for you:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • What are your certifications?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • Are you more directive or guiding in your sessions?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • How long will each session last?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How many sessions do you expect I'll need?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?

Reviews for San Diego cognitive behavioral (cbt) therapists

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Grace M.
Daphne is very understanding, she listens to me well, she listens to my concerns, she’s very good about finding solutions, she also helps me learn more about myself and my relationship by recommending videos and books .I really love her, she’s great , I feel like she gets me . I had learn so munch from her in the last few months. I highly recommend her to anyone. She definitely knows her stuff and she very smart.
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach
As a massage therapist, Jessica listens to her clients' needs, in addition to utilizing her education and intuition to assist in their recovery from physical and/or mental stress. She is able to adapt each session to her client's specific needs, whether that be heavy or lighter pressure, deep tissue work, relaxation or a combination. Jessica is a graduate of the Aveda Institute as well as Northwestern Health Sciences.
Season massage
Ashley P.
It has been a true blessing finding Kali. I have worked with several counselors over the past few years, and Kali stands alone. After experiencing a series of (traumatic) events that left me feeling devastated and seriously impacting my health, I found myself feeling like a complete outsider in my life, like I didn’t know or recognize myself anymore. I felt broken. Along with this, I’ve had some topics that have been extremely difficult for me to speak about, even to myself at times. Never have I felt so heard or understood as I felt when speaking with Kali. I couldn’t believe how well she seemed to understand what I was saying, because I myself didn’t even understand a lot of it - and no other counselor that I have worked with was able to grasp what I was trying to put into words that way she has. She has helped me see that it was/is ok to have felt all of what I have felt - shame, fear, anger; she helped me understand that it’s all part of the healing journey and that I have a right to feel the way I feel, something I have struggled with for a very long time. She has a gentle, confident approach to helping me face issues from a different, and sometimes more difficult angle. I appreciate that she is not afraid to challenge me; I always seem to benefit from the perspectives she suggests, no matter how difficult or different from mine they are. She is helping me to see that this dark period of my life is filled with light, and that I AM NOT ALONE. And she does it all with a warmth that makes my soul feel taken care of. I am so grateful for Kali!
Korogy Spiritual Counseling and Coaching
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