How much does counseling cost?

You ask, I answer.

Paying for couples or individual counseling shouldn’t be a guessing game, and I want to be up front with how much counseling costs.  I will answer your question about how it works at my office in San Diego, CA. My goal is to help you budget for your counseling sessions ahead of time, as well as giving you options to pick the right therapist for your situation. 

One of the main questions I get is, “How much does Counseling cost?”

Here are three options that we provide at Estes Therapy in San Diego:


  • Option 1: $175 per session: You can meet with Jennine Estes (that’s me!), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, for $150 per therapy session and each session is for 50-minutes long. Some people meet with me once a week, other people meet with me every other week or once a month. It all depends on your particular needs, goals set in counseling, and financial situation.
  • Option 2: $120 per session: You can meet with a Marriage and Family Therapist intern (graduated with their master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently working on gaining their clinical hours for licensure in California) for $120 per 50-minute counseling session.  The interns receive my direct supervision and I over see each clinical case…basically you are paying for two therapists to focus on your situation at the cost of one intern.  Meet the interns
  • Option 3: Low Fee $90 for low-income families (limited spots available). We don’t let money stand in the way from getting the help you need.  We offer several low fee/low cost slots with high quality therapy services for all individuals in San Diego. No matter where you stand financially, we are here to help you get what you want in life. 
Please call to discuss our counseling services further 619-558-0001.  


The interns are supervised by Jennine Estes, MFC#47653.