Laurel Sugden
Psychologist, PsyD, MPA Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Hello & Welcome - If you're ready to move forward and address the challenge that prompted your search, I invite you in for a free, initial consultation. I hope the information below about my practice, cutting-edge expertise, and professional credentials will help you decide if your specific goal and my professional expertise are a good match - otherwise I can provide a referral. As a licensed Clinical & Health Psychologist, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Treatment with adults, teens, and couples, my expertise includes Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Trauma, and Relationship Issues.
(949) 356-5002
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Hello & Welcome - If you're ready to move forward and address the challenge that prompted your search, I invite you in for a free, initial consultation. I hope the information below about my practice, cutting-edge expertise, and professional credentials will help you decide if your specific goal and my professional expertise are a good match - otherwise I can provide a referral. As a licensed Clinical & Health Psychologist, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Treatment with adults, teens, and couples, my expertise includes Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Trauma, and Relationship Issues.
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Meg Elam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with relationships and having trouble embracing life to its fullest? Does facing the day seem more challenging and overwhelming than it ought to? I would love to assist you to make some positive changes in your life.
(949) 312-5721
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with relationships and having trouble embracing life to its fullest? Does facing the day seem more challenging and overwhelming than it ought to? I would love to assist you to make some positive changes in your life.
Daniel Jimmerson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, CADC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm here to help you with life transition challenges, including struggles with addiction and dealing with traumatic experiences. If you have lost someone during the Covid crisis, I am specially trained to help with grief and loss of life concerns that often drive us to seek help. I have additional EMDR training and can help you with interventions specifically targeted to help with addiction, depression and trauma.
(949) 284-2587
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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I'm here to help you with life transition challenges, including struggles with addiction and dealing with traumatic experiences. If you have lost someone during the Covid crisis, I am specially trained to help with grief and loss of life concerns that often drive us to seek help. I have additional EMDR training and can help you with interventions specifically targeted to help with addiction, depression and trauma.
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Martha R Contreras-Pantoja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I believe the therapy process involves forming a relationship with someone who you can share with and trust. A third party who wont judge you, or share/gossip your most intimate secrets or life struggles with others. It's nice having friends and or family to share with, but that isn't always an option, nor is it always safe. I provide my clients with an environment free from judgement where you can let your guard down, vent, share and just be you. Therapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it means you're ready to grow and better understand yourself, others and hopefully life. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
(949) 537-2739
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I believe the therapy process involves forming a relationship with someone who you can share with and trust. A third party who wont judge you, or share/gossip your most intimate secrets or life struggles with others. It's nice having friends and or family to share with, but that isn't always an option, nor is it always safe. I provide my clients with an environment free from judgement where you can let your guard down, vent, share and just be you. Therapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it means you're ready to grow and better understand yourself, others and hopefully life. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
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Janna Marie Zangger
MSW, ASW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
It's okay to ask for help. In fact, it's brave! We live in a busy and uncertain world with many expectations. Often times people feel like they aren't enough. We spend our days working our hardest to be enough for those around us. You may feel you are not thin enough, a good enough mom, student, partner, employee; the list goes on! But you are enough! Whether you are struggling to navigate adolescence, young adulthood, parenthood, or eating disorder recovery, my goal is to create a space for you to feel safe enough to show up as you are and to know that it's okay to not be okay. You can achieve self-acceptance and self-love.
(833) 946-1377
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
It's okay to ask for help. In fact, it's brave! We live in a busy and uncertain world with many expectations. Often times people feel like they aren't enough. We spend our days working our hardest to be enough for those around us. You may feel you are not thin enough, a good enough mom, student, partner, employee; the list goes on! But you are enough! Whether you are struggling to navigate adolescence, young adulthood, parenthood, or eating disorder recovery, my goal is to create a space for you to feel safe enough to show up as you are and to know that it's okay to not be okay. You can achieve self-acceptance and self-love.
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OC Anxiety Center
APCC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I have a background working with teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as numerous other related psychological conditions and behavioral concerns. Cognitive Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention are evidence-based practices that have been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and OCD disorders. Cognitive therapy is a structured and direct form of psychological treatment and each plan is individually tailored to provide the best outcome and support.
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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I have a background working with teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as numerous other related psychological conditions and behavioral concerns. Cognitive Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention are evidence-based practices that have been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and OCD disorders. Cognitive therapy is a structured and direct form of psychological treatment and each plan is individually tailored to provide the best outcome and support.
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Erin Hulon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
(949) 522-7525
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
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Gina L. Rondinelli
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Toady's busy lifestyles confront us with many personal/professional challenges. Assuming multiple roles can impact our ability to meet the responsibilities of our daily lives. Financial stress, work/school responsibilities, relationship struggles and parenting problems can cause depression, anxiety, health concerns, anger, or alienation. Without an adequate support system, life stresses often seem insurmountable; the high cost of health care often discourages individuals from seeking outside help. I recogize the increasing need for affordable, competent, compassionate mental health care services. I believe in the healing process of psychotherapy, and offer flexible fees for those commited to doing the work.
(949) 565-2965
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Toady's busy lifestyles confront us with many personal/professional challenges. Assuming multiple roles can impact our ability to meet the responsibilities of our daily lives. Financial stress, work/school responsibilities, relationship struggles and parenting problems can cause depression, anxiety, health concerns, anger, or alienation. Without an adequate support system, life stresses often seem insurmountable; the high cost of health care often discourages individuals from seeking outside help. I recogize the increasing need for affordable, competent, compassionate mental health care services. I believe in the healing process of psychotherapy, and offer flexible fees for those commited to doing the work.
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Kelly V Karjoo
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Not accepting new clients
Our past experiences can have a very lasting effect on our lives and unfortunately don't magically disappear once we remove ourselves from the people or environment inflicting pain. The impact of these experiences can follow us for the rest of our lives if we don't take the necessary action to release ourselves & ensure a brighter present and future. These painful experiences can cause many issues if not addressed: relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty at work, substance abuse, etc. The best way to help get past the pain is to talk about it in a safe environment.
(949) 356-5247
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Not accepting new clients
Our past experiences can have a very lasting effect on our lives and unfortunately don't magically disappear once we remove ourselves from the people or environment inflicting pain. The impact of these experiences can follow us for the rest of our lives if we don't take the necessary action to release ourselves & ensure a brighter present and future. These painful experiences can cause many issues if not addressed: relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty at work, substance abuse, etc. The best way to help get past the pain is to talk about it in a safe environment.
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Dr. Amber Baker
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Dr. Baker is the creator and host of the popular Go Friend Your Self Podcast. Check out her episodes on her website www.DrAmberBaker.com to experience what distinguishes Dr. Baker and her practice. She offers specialized experience, warmth, support, ability to connect, creative approach, sense of humor, and love for her work. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with individuals, couples, physicians, first-responders as well as those with career and life decisions, or needing parenting support. She creates individually tailored sessions aimed at achieving your goals.
(949) 565-4866
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Dr. Baker is the creator and host of the popular Go Friend Your Self Podcast. Check out her episodes on her website www.DrAmberBaker.com to experience what distinguishes Dr. Baker and her practice. She offers specialized experience, warmth, support, ability to connect, creative approach, sense of humor, and love for her work. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with individuals, couples, physicians, first-responders as well as those with career and life decisions, or needing parenting support. She creates individually tailored sessions aimed at achieving your goals.
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Beverly Ventura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Life, Coach Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi As a therapist I use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients explore and resolve current and past issues holding them back. I help clients get unstuck in their lives, learn the skill sets needed to repair and rebuild relationships, heal emotional wounds and pursue the life they envision. I reinforce personal and professional growth,self awareness and life fulfillment.
(949) 216-8579
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi As a therapist I use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients explore and resolve current and past issues holding them back. I help clients get unstuck in their lives, learn the skill sets needed to repair and rebuild relationships, heal emotional wounds and pursue the life they envision. I reinforce personal and professional growth,self awareness and life fulfillment.
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 392-7785
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families; specifically children with emotional and behavioral problems. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 20 years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
(949) 536-9832
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families; specifically children with emotional and behavioral problems. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 20 years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
Valeri Liebig
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you going through a tough time? Do you feel stuck? Reaching out for help from a therapist can be a daunting task. I commend you for taking this step. The relationship between therapist and client is one of trust and is vital to the healing process. I will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which you and I can explore whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy. After a detailed assessment, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals in order to get you on the path to achieving healing and wellness.
(949) 392-6406
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you going through a tough time? Do you feel stuck? Reaching out for help from a therapist can be a daunting task. I commend you for taking this step. The relationship between therapist and client is one of trust and is vital to the healing process. I will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which you and I can explore whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy. After a detailed assessment, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals in order to get you on the path to achieving healing and wellness.
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Saadia Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
(714) 486-0279
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
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Denise Dunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
You feel like you “should” be strong, coping with life and in control of your emotions, and yet you feel helpless and doubtful losing belief in yourself. You want to be hopeful, feeling joy and peace in life but you do not know how to sustain that. You have a lot on your plate, exhausted, noticing continued and growing stress on yourself and your relationships with others. Often these times are coupled with feelings of loneliness, fear, anxiousness, impatience, resentment, bitterness, feeling inadequate along with shame or guilt for having those feelings.
(949) 201-9351
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
You feel like you “should” be strong, coping with life and in control of your emotions, and yet you feel helpless and doubtful losing belief in yourself. You want to be hopeful, feeling joy and peace in life but you do not know how to sustain that. You have a lot on your plate, exhausted, noticing continued and growing stress on yourself and your relationships with others. Often these times are coupled with feelings of loneliness, fear, anxiousness, impatience, resentment, bitterness, feeling inadequate along with shame or guilt for having those feelings.
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Marjan Tal.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
(949) 446-1129
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
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Luz Patricia Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Ms. Bayer is a bilingual experienced therapist who works mostly with adults individually or in couples. Based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, she specializes in working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends. Addressing them help people adjust and develop resources and coping skills to overcome the changes.She also works with trauma, abuse and grief.
(949) 877-3521
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ms. Bayer is a bilingual experienced therapist who works mostly with adults individually or in couples. Based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, she specializes in working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends. Addressing them help people adjust and develop resources and coping skills to overcome the changes.She also works with trauma, abuse and grief.
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Talah Moaddab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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.
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
(949) 439-3880
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.

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