NISD is committed to offering affordable counseling services to help reduce the barriers for people seeking mental healthcare. Our fees are between $30-75/session, depending on the level of experience of the therapist you select. We also offer discounted fees to college students and registered members of the Open Path Collective which shares our mission of making therapy affordable and accessible.

All our therapists are supervised by a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or an AAMFT Supervisor Candidate.

  • MFT Trainees – are 2nd year graduate students in San Diego State University’s MFT Program, working towards a Master’s in Counseling and 500 hours of clinical training.
  • MFT Interns – have obtained their Master’s degrees in Counseling and are beginning their first year of post-graduate clinical training.
  • MFT Senior Interns – have their Master’s degrees in Counseling and have completed more than 1 year of post-graduate experience and/or more than 1500 clinical hours.
  • MFT License-Eligible Therapists – have completed 3,000 clinical hours and are preparing for the California State licensing exams administered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).