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Lynda G Helfend
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
It is difficult to make the decision to seek help, and the prospect of finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable can be daunting. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and my goal is to work with you in order to fully identify and understand your concerns. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Having worked in a variety of settings including the National Asthma center and a large urban general hospital I am skilled at tailoring therapy sessions to the needs of each client.
It is difficult to make the decision to seek help, and the prospect of finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable can be daunting. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and my goal is to work with you in order to fully identify and understand your concerns. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Having worked in a variety of settings including the National Asthma center and a large urban general hospital I am skilled at tailoring therapy sessions to the needs of each client.
(949) 391-4145 View (949) 391-4145
Photo of Talah Moaddab, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92688, CA
Talah Moaddab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious, alone, stuck, or disconnected in your life? Has something bad happened to you in the past and it seems to be controlling how you feel and interact with others in your life today? Often times when trauma occurs, it gets locked in our body and we learn to live through life functioning from a set of beliefs and behaviors. These beliefs and behaviors may not be serving you well and may actually be causing disruptions towards a happier self.
Do you feel anxious, alone, stuck, or disconnected in your life? Has something bad happened to you in the past and it seems to be controlling how you feel and interact with others in your life today? Often times when trauma occurs, it gets locked in our body and we learn to live through life functioning from a set of beliefs and behaviors. These beliefs and behaviors may not be serving you well and may actually be causing disruptions towards a happier self.
(949) 267-3314 View (949) 267-3314
Photo of Yuki Laib, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92688, CA
Yuki Laib
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
I would like my clients to feel safe and to share without worrying about being judged. I will listen and ask questions to make sure I understand and validate so that they feels heard.
I would like my clients to feel safe and to share without worrying about being judged. I will listen and ask questions to make sure I understand and validate so that they feels heard.
(424) 405-4524 View (424) 405-4524
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Phillip Cha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
I would describe my style as creative, contemplative, and collaborative. My clients initially come to me for answers, but they eventually realize that the truth lies deep inside of them. My joy is watching my clients tapping into their inner wisdom and cultivating their skills to live meaningful lives. While science is the backbone of my practice, I see psychotherapy as an art form and a sacred practice that draws upon one's deeply held values and cultural & indigenous resources.
I would describe my style as creative, contemplative, and collaborative. My clients initially come to me for answers, but they eventually realize that the truth lies deep inside of them. My joy is watching my clients tapping into their inner wisdom and cultivating their skills to live meaningful lives. While science is the backbone of my practice, I see psychotherapy as an art form and a sacred practice that draws upon one's deeply held values and cultural & indigenous resources.
(619) 332-4236 View (619) 332-4236
Photo of Michelle Funez Arteaga, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92688, CA
Michelle Funez Arteaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. I enjoy working with people who are unsure about therapy as well as those experienced and enthusiastic. I specialize in helping you feel comfortable talking about the core issues that might be underlying the reasons for seeking therapy at a no-pressure pace.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. I enjoy working with people who are unsure about therapy as well as those experienced and enthusiastic. I specialize in helping you feel comfortable talking about the core issues that might be underlying the reasons for seeking therapy at a no-pressure pace.
(510) 990-9759 View (510) 990-9759
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Dr. Heather Kaplan-Santos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Some of the presenting themes I work with include feeling "stuck", anxiety and rumination, difficulty with achieving goals, overwhelm, disconnection from self or others, lack of motivation, loss of independence, and loss of joy. I work by providing support and psycho-education related to these experiences to reconnect you to hope and wellness. My goal is to provide you a safe place to process, a place to feel connected, and provide an opportunity for you to feel heard. My approach is designed to give you with insight about how your mind works and help you to create a plan that optimizes your functioning and well-being.
Some of the presenting themes I work with include feeling "stuck", anxiety and rumination, difficulty with achieving goals, overwhelm, disconnection from self or others, lack of motivation, loss of independence, and loss of joy. I work by providing support and psycho-education related to these experiences to reconnect you to hope and wellness. My goal is to provide you a safe place to process, a place to feel connected, and provide an opportunity for you to feel heard. My approach is designed to give you with insight about how your mind works and help you to create a plan that optimizes your functioning and well-being.
(949) 539-0663 View (949) 539-0663
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Mya Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hi there, I'm Mya! A Healthy Outside Starts from the Inside. My specialty is relationships. Not just the relationships you have with those around you, but the relationship you have with yourself. Life should not be a struggle; it should be an adventure you enjoy. Therapy can help you whether you are trapped in a routine that's no longer serving you, facing a new difficulty, or simply seeking to improve the general quality of your life. Dr. Little has years of experience working with athletes and people in high-stakes professions to improve performance and eliminate performance barriers by reducing stress.
Hi there, I'm Mya! A Healthy Outside Starts from the Inside. My specialty is relationships. Not just the relationships you have with those around you, but the relationship you have with yourself. Life should not be a struggle; it should be an adventure you enjoy. Therapy can help you whether you are trapped in a routine that's no longer serving you, facing a new difficulty, or simply seeking to improve the general quality of your life. Dr. Little has years of experience working with athletes and people in high-stakes professions to improve performance and eliminate performance barriers by reducing stress.
(949) 776-5324 View (949) 776-5324
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Caroline Hanna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
Hey there! I am Caroline. How many times have you found yourself seeking purpose? It may feel as if you are disconnected or lost. Sometimes we have trouble setting boundaries in relationships. Life can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, unresolved trauma and/or relationship troubles, you don't have to do this journey alone. Together, we can navigate through challenging and uncomfortable roads in order to discover the meaningful path you wish to be on. I will walk alongside you to identify your values, strengths, and preferences in a collaborative and empowering way.
Hey there! I am Caroline. How many times have you found yourself seeking purpose? It may feel as if you are disconnected or lost. Sometimes we have trouble setting boundaries in relationships. Life can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, unresolved trauma and/or relationship troubles, you don't have to do this journey alone. Together, we can navigate through challenging and uncomfortable roads in order to discover the meaningful path you wish to be on. I will walk alongside you to identify your values, strengths, and preferences in a collaborative and empowering way.
(714) 599-8083 View (714) 599-8083
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Stephanie Magana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
In all seasons of life, we experience obstacles between where we are and where we'd like to be. These obstacles can often present themselves in the form of anxiety, depression, a lack of self-confidence, relational issues, or unresolved trauma/grief, etc. I work with individuals in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, challenge old patterns and beliefs, and find new ways of thinking and living. It is my hope that therapy is a positive journey for every individual and that starts with finding the right therapist. My approach is very relational, interactive, and direct.
In all seasons of life, we experience obstacles between where we are and where we'd like to be. These obstacles can often present themselves in the form of anxiety, depression, a lack of self-confidence, relational issues, or unresolved trauma/grief, etc. I work with individuals in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, challenge old patterns and beliefs, and find new ways of thinking and living. It is my hope that therapy is a positive journey for every individual and that starts with finding the right therapist. My approach is very relational, interactive, and direct.
(949) 373-3803 View (949) 373-3803
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Richard Lappin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in a safe, nurturing environment. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and supervisor of therapists, and I use this experience to tailor my services to meet your individual and specific needs. I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, from children with ADHD and school problems, to adolescents with substance abuse issues, to adults grappling with mood disorders and marital problems.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in a safe, nurturing environment. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and supervisor of therapists, and I use this experience to tailor my services to meet your individual and specific needs. I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, from children with ADHD and school problems, to adolescents with substance abuse issues, to adults grappling with mood disorders and marital problems.
(714) 752-0988 View (714) 752-0988
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Charlene Lulling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
In our fast-paced society, it is difficult to take the time to wonder, especially about ourselves. Questions such as “Why do I get so angry?”, “Why am I not happy?”, or “Why do I have so much conflict in my relationships?” do not have easy answers. Sometimes, we need to slow down and sit with someone, like a psychotherapist, who can provide a safe space to explore the answers to these questions and more.
In our fast-paced society, it is difficult to take the time to wonder, especially about ourselves. Questions such as “Why do I get so angry?”, “Why am I not happy?”, or “Why do I have so much conflict in my relationships?” do not have easy answers. Sometimes, we need to slow down and sit with someone, like a psychotherapist, who can provide a safe space to explore the answers to these questions and more.
(714) 912-7337 View (714) 912-7337
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Gina Cordato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello! My name is Gina Cordato. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals facing various challenges. With a client-centered approach, I create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in the power of collaboration and work closely with each client to tailor treatment plans to their unique needs and goals. Whether you're navigating life transitions, struggling with mental health issues, or seeking personal growth, I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Hello! My name is Gina Cordato. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals facing various challenges. With a client-centered approach, I create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in the power of collaboration and work closely with each client to tailor treatment plans to their unique needs and goals. Whether you're navigating life transitions, struggling with mental health issues, or seeking personal growth, I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(949) 978-0150 View (949) 978-0150
Photo of Connie Taylor, Psychologist in 92688, CA
Connie Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Relationships can be difficult and I believe that the relationship we cultivate with ourselves is of utmost importance in the way we communicate with others. Are we accepting and compassionate when we notice mistakes or are we critical and judgmental? By improving our ''inside voices' we can alleviate much of the stress and tension in our lives. When working with individuals, couples, or groups, I remain unbiased and non-judgmental as I attempt to be a "clear mirror" for Self discovery. I believe that "life doesn't happen TO us. It happens FOR us." As an Imago therapist, I enjoy working with couples very much.
Relationships can be difficult and I believe that the relationship we cultivate with ourselves is of utmost importance in the way we communicate with others. Are we accepting and compassionate when we notice mistakes or are we critical and judgmental? By improving our ''inside voices' we can alleviate much of the stress and tension in our lives. When working with individuals, couples, or groups, I remain unbiased and non-judgmental as I attempt to be a "clear mirror" for Self discovery. I believe that "life doesn't happen TO us. It happens FOR us." As an Imago therapist, I enjoy working with couples very much.
(909) 474-7668 View (909) 474-7668
Photo of Katherine Barton, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92688, CA
Katherine Barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Equine
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
Let's get this healing journey started! Are you facing challenges in your marriage? You don't have to navigate these difficulties alone. I'm Katherine, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing you with a supportive and understanding environment for individuals and couples like you. Together, we can work through your emotions, address past traumas, and develop effective coping strategies tailored to your unique needs.
Let's get this healing journey started! Are you facing challenges in your marriage? You don't have to navigate these difficulties alone. I'm Katherine, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing you with a supportive and understanding environment for individuals and couples like you. Together, we can work through your emotions, address past traumas, and develop effective coping strategies tailored to your unique needs.
(714) 710-1867 View (714) 710-1867
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Justin Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 14 years and love what I do. I approach all my clients with empathy and compassion whatever reason they are seeking therapy. I have been trained specifically to work with couples, relationships, and individuals suffering from addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, infidelity, and grief. I want my clients to achieve results including greater independence, symptom reduction, and general quality of life. My approach to therapy is eclectic and depending what are your core issues you bring in.
I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 14 years and love what I do. I approach all my clients with empathy and compassion whatever reason they are seeking therapy. I have been trained specifically to work with couples, relationships, and individuals suffering from addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, infidelity, and grief. I want my clients to achieve results including greater independence, symptom reduction, and general quality of life. My approach to therapy is eclectic and depending what are your core issues you bring in.
(949) 649-2546 View (949) 649-2546
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Monique Austria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I believe therapy has the potential to give us the power and tools to build the life we want for ourselves. Together we explore the past, present relationships and experiences which influence our thoughts and actions. As your therapist I guide you through life obstacles, past trauma, negative thoughts that hinder progress and undermine your confidence. I work with adult individuals who have experienced trauma, difficulty grieving, anxiety, work stress, recent loss, family stress, and feeling stuck in life.
I believe therapy has the potential to give us the power and tools to build the life we want for ourselves. Together we explore the past, present relationships and experiences which influence our thoughts and actions. As your therapist I guide you through life obstacles, past trauma, negative thoughts that hinder progress and undermine your confidence. I work with adult individuals who have experienced trauma, difficulty grieving, anxiety, work stress, recent loss, family stress, and feeling stuck in life.
(949) 919-6743 View (949) 919-6743
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Sean Meyer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
My name is Dr. Sean Meyer, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California. As a doctoral-level clinician, I enjoy working with my clients from a collaborative approach, that is, exploring and identifying their priorities for our sessions together and helping them achieve the goals they've identified. My preferred therapeutic approaches and these depend greatly on the client I am working with, are cognitive behavioral (CBT) and solution-focused therapies. I enjoy working with most age groups (18+) and those presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, and sexual/gender challenges.
My name is Dr. Sean Meyer, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California. As a doctoral-level clinician, I enjoy working with my clients from a collaborative approach, that is, exploring and identifying their priorities for our sessions together and helping them achieve the goals they've identified. My preferred therapeutic approaches and these depend greatly on the client I am working with, are cognitive behavioral (CBT) and solution-focused therapies. I enjoy working with most age groups (18+) and those presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, and sexual/gender challenges.
(949) 832-6786 View (949) 832-6786
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John J O'Donnell III
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , CATC IV
Verified Verified
Support and unconditional positive regard for you! My mission is for you to feel comfortable and empowered during this process. My personal philosophy is a nurturing, genuine, care taking ability from the therapist while working together towards reframing or refocusing cognitive thought patterns to create solutions in our lives. I would love to met your needs in therapy and for you to reach all your goals which is my biggest satisfaction working with others in this field. Your outcome is very important to me! I will ask you as we work together how you think you are doing. I listen and your responses and feedback matters to me.
Support and unconditional positive regard for you! My mission is for you to feel comfortable and empowered during this process. My personal philosophy is a nurturing, genuine, care taking ability from the therapist while working together towards reframing or refocusing cognitive thought patterns to create solutions in our lives. I would love to met your needs in therapy and for you to reach all your goals which is my biggest satisfaction working with others in this field. Your outcome is very important to me! I will ask you as we work together how you think you are doing. I listen and your responses and feedback matters to me.
(949) 779-8291 View (949) 779-8291
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Discover Counseling Center, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life. Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer works with Children/Teens/Young Adults and Danielle works with Adults.
At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life. Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer works with Children/Teens/Young Adults and Danielle works with Adults.
(714) 909-2528 View (714) 909-2528
Photo of Carla Wills, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92688, CA
Carla Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping others overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma while improving communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. If you're seeking support and guidance on your journey towards emotional well-being you've come to the right place. Using evidence-based techniques I create a safe and nurturing environment where we can address your unique challenges.
I specialize in helping others overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma while improving communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. If you're seeking support and guidance on your journey towards emotional well-being you've come to the right place. Using evidence-based techniques I create a safe and nurturing environment where we can address your unique challenges.
(619) 535-1037 View (619) 535-1037

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92688

70+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 92688 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
74% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 92688 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92688?

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.

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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.