Laura D Rivas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life is about balance, when we fall out of balance our relationships, family, health, work and sense of self often suffer. We get stuck, forget our strengths and many times don't see a way out. Through an eclectic and solution based interactive approach I strive to meet my clients where they are and work towards restored balance. I look to address the needs of the whole person and integrate mind body and spirt. Together we will work on old patterns that are keeping you stuck and build new ones so you can have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 793-9270
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life is about balance, when we fall out of balance our relationships, family, health, work and sense of self often suffer. We get stuck, forget our strengths and many times don't see a way out. Through an eclectic and solution based interactive approach I strive to meet my clients where they are and work towards restored balance. I look to address the needs of the whole person and integrate mind body and spirt. Together we will work on old patterns that are keeping you stuck and build new ones so you can have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Sabrina Norton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
This last year might have left you feeling uncertain about the direction you're headed! Do you want to clarify your goals, and find the necessary steps to reach them? It's important to have the right environment in which gives you the freedom to work toward your goals comfortably. Providing a holistic approach that blends elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with mind/body practices in order to help you to reach your goals in a focused , timely manner.
(209) 442-4434
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
This last year might have left you feeling uncertain about the direction you're headed! Do you want to clarify your goals, and find the necessary steps to reach them? It's important to have the right environment in which gives you the freedom to work toward your goals comfortably. Providing a holistic approach that blends elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with mind/body practices in order to help you to reach your goals in a focused , timely manner.
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Kathleen 'Kay' Wenger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In our work together we will maintain a comfortable, respectful atmosphere while exploring your concerns and tailoring an approach that fits your specific needs. In a world that can divide us, I work with people to focus on the positive attributes in their relationships and to explore forgiveness for the mistakes that are made along the relational journey. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am an educator of Marriage, Family Therapy at Pepperdine University where I have worked for 30 years as their Manager of MA Clinical Training and Professional Development. Call Today
(949) 446-1772
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In our work together we will maintain a comfortable, respectful atmosphere while exploring your concerns and tailoring an approach that fits your specific needs. In a world that can divide us, I work with people to focus on the positive attributes in their relationships and to explore forgiveness for the mistakes that are made along the relational journey. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am an educator of Marriage, Family Therapy at Pepperdine University where I have worked for 30 years as their Manager of MA Clinical Training and Professional Development. Call Today
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
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Katie Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In order to best serve and protect the health of our community during this time I am offering telehealth services, which means clients can participate in therapy from the comfort of their home or a quiet/private space. I recognized the immense anxiety and stress the current situation is causing some in our community and I am here to support you. I will continue to offer therapeutic support in stress reduction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, boundary setting, interpersonal effectiveness skills and self-esteem. I also specialize in substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
(949) 541-8071
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In order to best serve and protect the health of our community during this time I am offering telehealth services, which means clients can participate in therapy from the comfort of their home or a quiet/private space. I recognized the immense anxiety and stress the current situation is causing some in our community and I am here to support you. I will continue to offer therapeutic support in stress reduction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, boundary setting, interpersonal effectiveness skills and self-esteem. I also specialize in substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
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Darlene Violas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Each day should begin with mindfulness and gratitudes. In my practice I utilize a collaborative and empathetic approach to assist individuals and families to effectively work through issues that one is experiencing. We will explore issues that interfere with your life and work together to make the changes that will lead you to a life you deserve.
(949) 541-0272
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Each day should begin with mindfulness and gratitudes. In my practice I utilize a collaborative and empathetic approach to assist individuals and families to effectively work through issues that one is experiencing. We will explore issues that interfere with your life and work together to make the changes that will lead you to a life you deserve.
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Clint Christie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
(949) 446-1520
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
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Etana G Kempner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 407-5695
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
(310) 627-2088
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
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Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits. Others may have specific learning or processing problems that impede their ability to learn up to their potential. Many of these kids can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation.
(949) 407-5637
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits. Others may have specific learning or processing problems that impede their ability to learn up to their potential. Many of these kids can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation.
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Sabrina Ayoub
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, it will continuously confront you with pretty difficult circumstances. Sometimes, you will be confronted with physical pain, injuries and illnesses. At other times, life will throw issues at you that are psychologically demanding. No matter if your body or your mind is suffering, it usually takes a lot of healing to restore the things as they once were. During this state, it can be tremendously important to be surrounded by loving and caring individuals who can help you on your journey back to life.
(949) 238-7011
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, it will continuously confront you with pretty difficult circumstances. Sometimes, you will be confronted with physical pain, injuries and illnesses. At other times, life will throw issues at you that are psychologically demanding. No matter if your body or your mind is suffering, it usually takes a lot of healing to restore the things as they once were. During this state, it can be tremendously important to be surrounded by loving and caring individuals who can help you on your journey back to life.
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Diane Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
(949) 267-3023
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
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Soulidarity Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The patterns and habits we develop in life, even the ones that no longer serve us or actively cause us pain, often develop as a solution to a psychological dilemma. Even though they may not make sense in a current context, it is likely that these behaviors, attitudes and beliefs were once at least a part of a solution to an earlier problem; for example, a way of managing intense feelings or keeping thoughts out of awareness. Some worry it is a weakness to ask for help, but it actually represents strength and courage to allow oneself to engage in a safe, supportive relationship meant to help you challenge the old "solutions."
(949) 558-0915
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The patterns and habits we develop in life, even the ones that no longer serve us or actively cause us pain, often develop as a solution to a psychological dilemma. Even though they may not make sense in a current context, it is likely that these behaviors, attitudes and beliefs were once at least a part of a solution to an earlier problem; for example, a way of managing intense feelings or keeping thoughts out of awareness. Some worry it is a weakness to ask for help, but it actually represents strength and courage to allow oneself to engage in a safe, supportive relationship meant to help you challenge the old "solutions."
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Laura Lee Townsend - Trauma Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC, CHHC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love most and then feel tremendous guilt and shame; no one understands what’s going on with you. Or maybe you stuff the hurt, pain, and disappointment down deep inside where no one knows or sees it. You know how to put on a good face for everyone else. The emptiness and loneliness seem unbearable. Or maybe this describes your loved one who you can’t seem to reach no matter how hard you try.
(949) 799-4350
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love most and then feel tremendous guilt and shame; no one understands what’s going on with you. Or maybe you stuff the hurt, pain, and disappointment down deep inside where no one knows or sees it. You know how to put on a good face for everyone else. The emptiness and loneliness seem unbearable. Or maybe this describes your loved one who you can’t seem to reach no matter how hard you try.
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may feel like you're never enough and wrestling with constant negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out. I love working with clients who are ready, able, open-minded, and introspective — they’re the ones who often see the most progress from our work.
(310) 929-7923
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may feel like you're never enough and wrestling with constant negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out. I love working with clients who are ready, able, open-minded, and introspective — they’re the ones who often see the most progress from our work.
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Josh Beckman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I provide kind and professional care, my approach is flexible and I work with clients to identify and understand their challenges and help them work towards resolution. My focus is on healing life traumas, building strong and safe attachments and helping clients learn to live an authentic, connected life. I work to help identify the parts of us that feel disconnected, are in pain and help develop skills to feel better, connected and happy. As an adoptee, my clinical focus is working through the lifelong traumatic impact of adoption, abandonment or relinquishment and process unmet childhood emotional needs.
(760) 334-5619
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I provide kind and professional care, my approach is flexible and I work with clients to identify and understand their challenges and help them work towards resolution. My focus is on healing life traumas, building strong and safe attachments and helping clients learn to live an authentic, connected life. I work to help identify the parts of us that feel disconnected, are in pain and help develop skills to feel better, connected and happy. As an adoptee, my clinical focus is working through the lifelong traumatic impact of adoption, abandonment or relinquishment and process unmet childhood emotional needs.
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
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Allie Brody Runkel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PPS, LPCC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Are there parts of you that are in conflict with your highest Self? I am here to help you find your own inner healing, your deeper truths, your resilience, your awareness, and your strength. I work within a client-centered framework and take other tools from different modalities to meet you where you are. We will work collaboratively to discover and hold whatever may be arising with mindfulness and a holistic approach to finding stability and calm. We will explore the mind-body connection, somatic experience and felt sense of emotions together to get closer to what is present for you.
(949) 229-4833
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Are there parts of you that are in conflict with your highest Self? I am here to help you find your own inner healing, your deeper truths, your resilience, your awareness, and your strength. I work within a client-centered framework and take other tools from different modalities to meet you where you are. We will work collaboratively to discover and hold whatever may be arising with mindfulness and a holistic approach to finding stability and calm. We will explore the mind-body connection, somatic experience and felt sense of emotions together to get closer to what is present for you.
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Priscilla Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a beautiful home office located in Laguna Beach. I work with individuals, couples and families to help identify and process your experiences, build healthy communication, and restore respect and trust in your relationships. My practice is grounded in empathy and compassion for self and others with a solution-focused/wellness psychology orientation. I truly believe that change is possible, therapy an opportunity, and that everyone can reach their true potential.
(310) 340-2499
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a beautiful home office located in Laguna Beach. I work with individuals, couples and families to help identify and process your experiences, build healthy communication, and restore respect and trust in your relationships. My practice is grounded in empathy and compassion for self and others with a solution-focused/wellness psychology orientation. I truly believe that change is possible, therapy an opportunity, and that everyone can reach their true potential.
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Kathleen A Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. I empower you to transform trauma, fear and anxiety; to shed limiting beliefs; to break patterns and habits that no longer serve; and to give expression to all that lives within you. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation and spiritual discovery. My work is rooted in depth psychology, the conscious feminine, life path mentoring, shamanism, and spiritual practices.
(949) 541-8674
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. I empower you to transform trauma, fear and anxiety; to shed limiting beliefs; to break patterns and habits that no longer serve; and to give expression to all that lives within you. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation and spiritual discovery. My work is rooted in depth psychology, the conscious feminine, life path mentoring, shamanism, and spiritual practices.

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