Photo of Carol R. Hughes, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Carol R. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Peace, freedom from conflict, is a fundamental human right. "Creating more peace in the world one person, one couple, one family at a time" is my professional mission statement. My goal is to use my clinical skills to assist as many people as possible to heal and empower themselves. I have extensive training in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, chemical dependency, eating disorders, and domestic violence. For ten years I served as an associate professor of Human Services at Saddleback College training prospective counselors, therapists and others pursuing professions in human services.
Peace, freedom from conflict, is a fundamental human right. "Creating more peace in the world one person, one couple, one family at a time" is my professional mission statement. My goal is to use my clinical skills to assist as many people as possible to heal and empower themselves. I have extensive training in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, chemical dependency, eating disorders, and domestic violence. For ten years I served as an associate professor of Human Services at Saddleback College training prospective counselors, therapists and others pursuing professions in human services.
(949) 558-2603 View (949) 558-2603
Photo of Darla Morfin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Darla Morfin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
(949) 403-6987 View (949) 403-6987
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Sibylle Georgianna
Psychologist, PhD, PSY, EMDR-C, CSAT-S, CCPS
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you visit face-to-face in the office or in an online consultation with me: there is hope for your/your loved one: Confused or overwhelmed by what you are facing (e.g., relationship distress, dealing with complex physical conditions)? Trying to make sense of what is going on? Affected by betrayal or simply looking for tools to navigate today's complex challenges? I help adults, couples, and adolescents to eliminate problem behaviors or issues related to stress including work, sex, love relationships. I treat sexual pain, internet and pornography addiction, emotional/sexual affairs, trauma, and financial betrayal.
Whether you visit face-to-face in the office or in an online consultation with me: there is hope for your/your loved one: Confused or overwhelmed by what you are facing (e.g., relationship distress, dealing with complex physical conditions)? Trying to make sense of what is going on? Affected by betrayal or simply looking for tools to navigate today's complex challenges? I help adults, couples, and adolescents to eliminate problem behaviors or issues related to stress including work, sex, love relationships. I treat sexual pain, internet and pornography addiction, emotional/sexual affairs, trauma, and financial betrayal.
(562) 203-8846 View (562) 203-8846
Photo of Lyn Truesdell, Psychologist in 92653, CA
Lyn Truesdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Waitlist for new clients
With her ability to establish quick rapport and a sense of calm, Dr.Truesdell gives the immediate sense she truly understands and cares, giving you the confidence to work with the issues you feel challenged with. She specializes in working with older adults and late life issues, anxiety, depression, and grief. She has also done extensive research on the treatment for late-life depression, and works with the knowledge that depression can be treated effectively at any age.
With her ability to establish quick rapport and a sense of calm, Dr.Truesdell gives the immediate sense she truly understands and cares, giving you the confidence to work with the issues you feel challenged with. She specializes in working with older adults and late life issues, anxiety, depression, and grief. She has also done extensive research on the treatment for late-life depression, and works with the knowledge that depression can be treated effectively at any age.
(949) 245-6784 View (949) 245-6784
Photo of Ryan Thurwachter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92653, CA
Ryan Thurwachter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed by emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety? If so, you are in good company because many people carry deep wounds from painful experiences where they learned beliefs about themselves or the world that limit their potential. The good news is we are capable of healing these wounds. I am a Level 1 Trained Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist who guides clients through a transformative journey of exploring the complexities of their emotions, behaviors, and underlying beliefs. Through this healing process, we will uncover self-compassion, resilience, and a deep sense of wholeness.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed by emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety? If so, you are in good company because many people carry deep wounds from painful experiences where they learned beliefs about themselves or the world that limit their potential. The good news is we are capable of healing these wounds. I am a Level 1 Trained Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist who guides clients through a transformative journey of exploring the complexities of their emotions, behaviors, and underlying beliefs. Through this healing process, we will uncover self-compassion, resilience, and a deep sense of wholeness.
(949) 749-3675 View (949) 749-3675
Photo of Wendy Purcell, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Wendy Purcell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
When you are suffering, personally, within your family or in a relationship, I offer therapy that goes beyond just talking about the past. I use an educational and directive Mind/Body/Spirit approach that assesses your current life situation, formulates new goals and gives you tools to use every day. I make therapy comfortable, positive and aim to get results as quickly as possible. I see myself as an active facilitator in a joint process, not an expert-patient relationship. I believe that everyone intrinsically knows what they need, it's my job to assist you on that journey.
When you are suffering, personally, within your family or in a relationship, I offer therapy that goes beyond just talking about the past. I use an educational and directive Mind/Body/Spirit approach that assesses your current life situation, formulates new goals and gives you tools to use every day. I make therapy comfortable, positive and aim to get results as quickly as possible. I see myself as an active facilitator in a joint process, not an expert-patient relationship. I believe that everyone intrinsically knows what they need, it's my job to assist you on that journey.
(949) 244-7246 View (949) 244-7246
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Alexandra Bozick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Do you find yourself needing help with life stressors that are more challenging than you can handle? Are you ready to make changes in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I provide a safe environment to address life’s challenges and uncover the best version of yourself. In working together, I will help you gain insight and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life while achieving your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to a more fulfilling life.
Do you find yourself needing help with life stressors that are more challenging than you can handle? Are you ready to make changes in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I provide a safe environment to address life’s challenges and uncover the best version of yourself. In working together, I will help you gain insight and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life while achieving your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to a more fulfilling life.
(714) 415-2634 View (714) 415-2634
Photo of Mary C Pratt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92653, CA
Mary C Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I have been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I love helping individuals and families feel more competent and happy. Whether it is an issue with your preschooler or communication problems with your teenager, I can help find a solution that everyone can live with.
I have been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I love helping individuals and families feel more competent and happy. Whether it is an issue with your preschooler or communication problems with your teenager, I can help find a solution that everyone can live with.
(949) 485-4563 View (949) 485-4563
Photo of Faith in Body, Mind, and Soul, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92653, CA
Faith in Body, Mind, and Soul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Welcome to my page! I assist with individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues at school, home, or work. If your goals include improving your relationships, academics, communication or overall happiness then you have come to the right place! I would like to assure you that I will assist you by providing treatment that is personalized to your goals and needs. As a young professional, I am able to relate to children, teens, and young adults to build a trusting relationship required for effective treatment and therapy.
Welcome to my page! I assist with individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues at school, home, or work. If your goals include improving your relationships, academics, communication or overall happiness then you have come to the right place! I would like to assure you that I will assist you by providing treatment that is personalized to your goals and needs. As a young professional, I am able to relate to children, teens, and young adults to build a trusting relationship required for effective treatment and therapy.
(323) 870-8654 View (323) 870-8654
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Kevin Mulcahy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 16 years of experience in treating struggling adolescents, young adults and their families. My goal is to help teens, adults and families get through this often difficult period of life. I specifically focus on working with individuals whose lives have been affected by relationship problems, social issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, panic disorder, drug issues, school related issues, anger, self esteem, mood disorders, sexual issues, and personal growth.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 16 years of experience in treating struggling adolescents, young adults and their families. My goal is to help teens, adults and families get through this often difficult period of life. I specifically focus on working with individuals whose lives have been affected by relationship problems, social issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, panic disorder, drug issues, school related issues, anger, self esteem, mood disorders, sexual issues, and personal growth.
(949) 779-6150 View (949) 779-6150
Photo of Junko Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Junko Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Everyone has a story; everyone has struggles; everyone is fighting their own battle. We all experience some degree of suffering though it and all of us need a safe place. A safe place where we can be who we really are, where we can listen to our own needs, wants, feelings, and beliefs. I create this kind of environment for you by providing validation, empathy, and compassion. I conduct psychotherapy with adults, young children, and adolescents. My style of practice is client-centered. I create an approach tailored to the particular characteristics and needs of each client.
Everyone has a story; everyone has struggles; everyone is fighting their own battle. We all experience some degree of suffering though it and all of us need a safe place. A safe place where we can be who we really are, where we can listen to our own needs, wants, feelings, and beliefs. I create this kind of environment for you by providing validation, empathy, and compassion. I conduct psychotherapy with adults, young children, and adolescents. My style of practice is client-centered. I create an approach tailored to the particular characteristics and needs of each client.
(949) 522-7580 View (949) 522-7580
Photo of Keith Rivera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92653, CA
Keith Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked 20+ years with children and adults who have experienced mental health challenges. My approach is simple: Meet people where they are at from a compassionate, non-judgmental, and honest perspective. I use a collection of therapeutic techniques specific to the needs of the person, and my underlying philosophy is to facilitate conversations that evoke critical thinking so that people can master the skills necessary to resolve their own issues.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked 20+ years with children and adults who have experienced mental health challenges. My approach is simple: Meet people where they are at from a compassionate, non-judgmental, and honest perspective. I use a collection of therapeutic techniques specific to the needs of the person, and my underlying philosophy is to facilitate conversations that evoke critical thinking so that people can master the skills necessary to resolve their own issues.
(510) 390-7600 View (510) 390-7600
Photo of Yasamin Shenasi, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Yasamin Shenasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Feeling worthless, helpless, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Do you feel that life is unmanageable? Sometimes do you feel that the light is too far away? Are you exhausted and worn out? I read once "It is not how we fall in life but how we get back up that matters." I believe in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, non-shaming approach to therapy. My focus in therapy will help you get the strength to "get back up". Our sessions will focus on what your needs are, and together, we can begin the process of healing.
Feeling worthless, helpless, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Do you feel that life is unmanageable? Sometimes do you feel that the light is too far away? Are you exhausted and worn out? I read once "It is not how we fall in life but how we get back up that matters." I believe in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, non-shaming approach to therapy. My focus in therapy will help you get the strength to "get back up". Our sessions will focus on what your needs are, and together, we can begin the process of healing.
(949) 787-0224 View (949) 787-0224
Photo of Lester Ramirez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92653, CA
Lester Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
My style in therapy is welcoming, direct, and strength-based. I meet clients where they are to help them deal with difficult and painful moments. I work as a team with clients to assure them that things will get better and they will be able to heal over time.
My style in therapy is welcoming, direct, and strength-based. I meet clients where they are to help them deal with difficult and painful moments. I work as a team with clients to assure them that things will get better and they will be able to heal over time.
(408) 614-7378 View (408) 614-7378
Photo of Danielle Ball, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Danielle Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
If you are reading this you may feel stuck, anxious, frustrated… all of the above. Are you searching for change and a way to get through it all? Change may seem scary and impossible. BUT change is possible. I am here to support you on your journey.
If you are reading this you may feel stuck, anxious, frustrated… all of the above. Are you searching for change and a way to get through it all? Change may seem scary and impossible. BUT change is possible. I am here to support you on your journey.
(949) 806-4688 View (949) 806-4688
Photo of Dr. Justin C. Lutz, Psychologist in 92653, CA
Dr. Justin C. Lutz
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
I am a firm believer that therapy is a process and starting therapy can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. From finding a good fit between yourself and a clinician to being open and vulnerable with another person – the prospect is at times a lot to take in and can feel monumental. Regardless of what it is that brings you to therapy, reaching out is the first step and I wanted to congratulate you on the courage it took to take those steps and let you know that things can get better, you can solve that problem and you can reach that goal.
I am a firm believer that therapy is a process and starting therapy can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. From finding a good fit between yourself and a clinician to being open and vulnerable with another person – the prospect is at times a lot to take in and can feel monumental. Regardless of what it is that brings you to therapy, reaching out is the first step and I wanted to congratulate you on the courage it took to take those steps and let you know that things can get better, you can solve that problem and you can reach that goal.
(949) 828-3050 View (949) 828-3050
Photo of Valerie Murphy, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92653, CA
Valerie Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
You may be getting sick of trying so hard and never feeling like you are enough. Maybe you are drowning in self-doubt and criticism. When the ANXIETY of failing or being rejected becomes your main motivation, it’s time for a new way of being in the world. After working together, my clients are able to enjoy the process of growing, connecting, and achieving. Clients start to feel pulled towards their goals, rather than pushed by fear.
You may be getting sick of trying so hard and never feeling like you are enough. Maybe you are drowning in self-doubt and criticism. When the ANXIETY of failing or being rejected becomes your main motivation, it’s time for a new way of being in the world. After working together, my clients are able to enjoy the process of growing, connecting, and achieving. Clients start to feel pulled towards their goals, rather than pushed by fear.
(424) 500-3220 View (424) 500-3220
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Resilient Self Holistic Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, R-DMT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Do you feel like things will never get any better? Do you have dreams that seem like they will never happen due to an illness or other setback? Do limitations keep you down? It may seem like things are never going to get better and that you just have to accept your limitations, but that's not true. No matter what the handicap or barrier is, you have the power within yourself to pursue your dreams. I have seen it happen and I can help you get there. I help people with barriers live healthy, productive lives.
Do you feel like things will never get any better? Do you have dreams that seem like they will never happen due to an illness or other setback? Do limitations keep you down? It may seem like things are never going to get better and that you just have to accept your limitations, but that's not true. No matter what the handicap or barrier is, you have the power within yourself to pursue your dreams. I have seen it happen and I can help you get there. I help people with barriers live healthy, productive lives.
(714) 482-6452 View (714) 482-6452
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Harmony Heals
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Are you troubled by past trauma and overwhelmed at the thought of getting help? Dealing with trauma is incredibly difficult but fortunately you don't have to do it alone. At Harmony Heals we specialize in bringing about a sense of resolution and giving clients the power to forge their own destiny. Our entire office is focused on getting you the help that you need and guiding you on your personal journey to growth and mental well-being.
Are you troubled by past trauma and overwhelmed at the thought of getting help? Dealing with trauma is incredibly difficult but fortunately you don't have to do it alone. At Harmony Heals we specialize in bringing about a sense of resolution and giving clients the power to forge their own destiny. Our entire office is focused on getting you the help that you need and guiding you on your personal journey to growth and mental well-being.
(949) 478-0773 View (949) 478-0773
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Tracy Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
During the process of therapy, working through the struggles of life can bring you to a deeper and more meaningful place, not only finding, but also liking who you are. Therapy will help you learn coping skills, setting boundaries, changing perceptions that keep you stuck, finding the connection you want in relationships, building self-esteem, finding release from loss and grief, openness to change, and a willingness to accept your worth and find your authentic voice.
During the process of therapy, working through the struggles of life can bring you to a deeper and more meaningful place, not only finding, but also liking who you are. Therapy will help you learn coping skills, setting boundaries, changing perceptions that keep you stuck, finding the connection you want in relationships, building self-esteem, finding release from loss and grief, openness to change, and a willingness to accept your worth and find your authentic voice.
(949) 393-4292 View (949) 393-4292

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92653

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92653 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92653 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92653?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.