Michael B Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I remain current with research literature associated with the profession while practicing in Laguna Niguel, California, serving Adult and Adolescent populations.
I have worked in Mental Healthcare for more than 30 years and specialized in Mood Disorders, i.e., Anxiety and Depression, which are frequently pre-existing conditions for more than 50% of patients with alcohol and/or drug addiction. I also treat Bipolar Disorders and ADD which are frequently medicated at home with alcohol and illicit drugs. I also provide Christian counseling for those who prefer a Scriptural approach to their issues. Individual, couples and family counseling is available for those experiencing Marital Discord, Domestic Abuse and other family related issues. Outpatient Detox and Rehab availble.
(949) 485-4210
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I remain current with research literature associated with the profession while practicing in Laguna Niguel, California, serving Adult and Adolescent populations.
I have worked in Mental Healthcare for more than 30 years and specialized in Mood Disorders, i.e., Anxiety and Depression, which are frequently pre-existing conditions for more than 50% of patients with alcohol and/or drug addiction. I also treat Bipolar Disorders and ADD which are frequently medicated at home with alcohol and illicit drugs. I also provide Christian counseling for those who prefer a Scriptural approach to their issues. Individual, couples and family counseling is available for those experiencing Marital Discord, Domestic Abuse and other family related issues. Outpatient Detox and Rehab availble.
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Sharon Reeder
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
I have worked in many inpatient and outpatient settings, and thus gained extensive experience in working with adolescent/young adult clients and dual-diagnosis patients (clients with a mental or physical illness and an addiction problem).
My client's goals are to better understand his/her behaviors, thoughts, and emotions so that he/she is empowered to action, rather than reaction, in the face of life's challenges. He/she is eager to know him or herself better, to embrace the journey of self-awareness, thus leading to more freedom and grace, versus control, in interpersonal relationships. Most of all, my client wants to be truer to his or her genuine self: a better version of his/her genuine self, not a changed version. This will involve more acceptance and love of self and others.
(949) 613-5548
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
I have worked in many inpatient and outpatient settings, and thus gained extensive experience in working with adolescent/young adult clients and dual-diagnosis patients (clients with a mental or physical illness and an addiction problem).
My client's goals are to better understand his/her behaviors, thoughts, and emotions so that he/she is empowered to action, rather than reaction, in the face of life's challenges. He/she is eager to know him or herself better, to embrace the journey of self-awareness, thus leading to more freedom and grace, versus control, in interpersonal relationships. Most of all, my client wants to be truer to his or her genuine self: a better version of his/her genuine self, not a changed version. This will involve more acceptance and love of self and others.
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Marissa F. DeFeo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Offers online therapy
My goal as a therapist is to assist you on your journey of self-awareness and personal discovery. I like to take a here-and-now approach during therapy and I also believe that understanding your present and being able to be fully aware of your thoughts and actions in the moment will help unlock and uncover unresolved issues from your past. I strongly believe in the concept of subjective reality. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and have a special interest in working with adolescent females, and individuals and couples in areas of sexual intimacy.
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Offers online therapy
My goal as a therapist is to assist you on your journey of self-awareness and personal discovery. I like to take a here-and-now approach during therapy and I also believe that understanding your present and being able to be fully aware of your thoughts and actions in the moment will help unlock and uncover unresolved issues from your past. I strongly believe in the concept of subjective reality. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and have a special interest in working with adolescent females, and individuals and couples in areas of sexual intimacy.
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Sheryl E Woodhouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience with adolescent issues and parent/child conflict in addition to working with families facing issues involving blended families, domestic violence - victims of crime and sexual assault.
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(949) 212-6228
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience with adolescent issues and parent/child conflict in addition to working with families facing issues involving blended families, domestic violence - victims of crime and sexual assault.
Take major insurance, credit cards SEE CLIENTS ON SATURDAYS UPON ARRANGEMENT
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Alisa Gibney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
The families of South Orange County are under tremendous pressures; the stress can be compounded by those facing the challenges of a teen demonstrating behavioral or emotional issues. At times, the behavior of your teen may be so disruptive and worrisome that it risks the health and normal functioning of not only your teen, but your entire family. At times like this, you may benefit from partnering with me to guide you through a specialized adolescent assessment and determine necessary treatment for your child.
(949) 484-0951
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
The families of South Orange County are under tremendous pressures; the stress can be compounded by those facing the challenges of a teen demonstrating behavioral or emotional issues. At times, the behavior of your teen may be so disruptive and worrisome that it risks the health and normal functioning of not only your teen, but your entire family. At times like this, you may benefit from partnering with me to guide you through a specialized adolescent assessment and determine necessary treatment for your child.
Wave After Wave Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MS, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Your son is definitely going through something. You're worried about the pre-teen, teen, or young adult in your life. He seems down, depressed, discouraged, but then just tunes out the world with his video games. He's anxious, dealing with pressure, school, friends, & he needs to actually face his struggles. He won't open up to you or other family members. He seems to be isolating more - you think he might have some addiction going on. He's not as interested in his usual activities. You're basically concerned about the direction of his life. What you really want is your kid to be happy, motivated, and moving in a good direction.
(949) 334-2376
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Your son is definitely going through something. You're worried about the pre-teen, teen, or young adult in your life. He seems down, depressed, discouraged, but then just tunes out the world with his video games. He's anxious, dealing with pressure, school, friends, & he needs to actually face his struggles. He won't open up to you or other family members. He seems to be isolating more - you think he might have some addiction going on. He's not as interested in his usual activities. You're basically concerned about the direction of his life. What you really want is your kid to be happy, motivated, and moving in a good direction.
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Jennifer Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
The decision to begin therapy is often difficult. Having the right therapist will make all the difference. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents. If you are experiencing frustration or loneliness in your relationships or feeling more irritable and depressed in your life, therapy can help. It is helpful to gain a professional perspective and find solutions you may not have otherwise known were there. My personal style is warm and interactive. I use humor when appropriate to help you feel comfortable and create a caring space, without judgment. If you want someone to talk to please call me for a free 20 minute phone consultation, or write me an e-mail.
(949) 385-5297
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
The decision to begin therapy is often difficult. Having the right therapist will make all the difference. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents. If you are experiencing frustration or loneliness in your relationships or feeling more irritable and depressed in your life, therapy can help. It is helpful to gain a professional perspective and find solutions you may not have otherwise known were there. My personal style is warm and interactive. I use humor when appropriate to help you feel comfortable and create a caring space, without judgment. If you want someone to talk to please call me for a free 20 minute phone consultation, or write me an e-mail.
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Kristin Bachman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Dr. Kristin Bachman believes in individualized, client focused care that is designed to fit your life. Kristin has over 10 years of experience and is passionate about providing counseling that encourages her clients to live their best lives yet. Kristin has a PhD in Clinical Psychology who specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults who struggle with grief & loss, anxiety, life transitions including parental divorce and general mental health and wellness. Additionally, Kristin provides both care and psychological testing for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other psychological disorders.
(858) 281-4586
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Dr. Kristin Bachman believes in individualized, client focused care that is designed to fit your life. Kristin has over 10 years of experience and is passionate about providing counseling that encourages her clients to live their best lives yet. Kristin has a PhD in Clinical Psychology who specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults who struggle with grief & loss, anxiety, life transitions including parental divorce and general mental health and wellness. Additionally, Kristin provides both care and psychological testing for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other psychological disorders.
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Karen Marley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Everyone experiences challenging times in their lives and occasional conflict in their relationships. Sometimes we are not able to work through these problems on our own and feel, although we have tried everything, we are stuck. Here's where I can help.
(949) 558-2090
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Everyone experiences challenging times in their lives and occasional conflict in their relationships. Sometimes we are not able to work through these problems on our own and feel, although we have tried everything, we are stuck. Here's where I can help.
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Lisa Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
(949) 441-5958
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
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Stephanie Fell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
**I only accept insurance at my Artesia office and am currently FULL. Laguna Niguel office is cash pay only, I have some availability** Life can get difficult, for all of us. Some issues can be managed easily, and others can be extremely hard to navigate. Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious? Are you suffering from managing your daily life and feeling like you're drowning? Are you having difficulties with your partner? Let's talk about it! I work with a wide variety of individuals and symptoms including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, LGBTQ, couples, and families.
(562) 268-5372
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
**I only accept insurance at my Artesia office and am currently FULL. Laguna Niguel office is cash pay only, I have some availability** Life can get difficult, for all of us. Some issues can be managed easily, and others can be extremely hard to navigate. Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious? Are you suffering from managing your daily life and feeling like you're drowning? Are you having difficulties with your partner? Let's talk about it! I work with a wide variety of individuals and symptoms including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, LGBTQ, couples, and families.
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Michelle S Duenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Staying or being connected to others---Isn't that what we all desire? To have meaningful and healthy relationships with our spouses, children, friends and co-workers. It is our relationships that determine our fulfillment in life. Do you experience depression, anxiety or stress that complicate how you relate with others? Do you find it difficult to get others to take you seriously or listen to what you have to say? Come and explore these issues and more in a professional and caring environment.
(949) 214-4711
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Staying or being connected to others---Isn't that what we all desire? To have meaningful and healthy relationships with our spouses, children, friends and co-workers. It is our relationships that determine our fulfillment in life. Do you experience depression, anxiety or stress that complicate how you relate with others? Do you find it difficult to get others to take you seriously or listen to what you have to say? Come and explore these issues and more in a professional and caring environment.
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Denise Marie Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I specialize in a developmental play therapy model to enhance a child's ability to self regulate, learn new social skills, resolve trauma and improve child-parent relationships. My training includes certification as a Registered Play Therapist and my experience with children and their families is focused on brain based therapeutic play that is informed by the neurobiology of each child. The field of neuroscience has validated the use of play therapy for a broad variety of childhood disorders. This model can eliminate distressing behaviors and attend to appropriate developmental tasks. My experience with child therapy has enriched my work with parents, couples and individuals.
(949) 484-0983
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I specialize in a developmental play therapy model to enhance a child's ability to self regulate, learn new social skills, resolve trauma and improve child-parent relationships. My training includes certification as a Registered Play Therapist and my experience with children and their families is focused on brain based therapeutic play that is informed by the neurobiology of each child. The field of neuroscience has validated the use of play therapy for a broad variety of childhood disorders. This model can eliminate distressing behaviors and attend to appropriate developmental tasks. My experience with child therapy has enriched my work with parents, couples and individuals.
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Julie A Davis
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
For the past 20 years, I have worked in Hospitals, Inpatient and Outpatient, Eating Disorder Clinics, a Women and Children's Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter, non-profit counseling centers for families and in an extremely challenging College setting with ages 17-65.In my private practice I see Individuals, couples, children and families. My experience working in numerous settings with people from diverse backgrounds with mild to severe mental health issues, has helped me develop a level of professional competence to help you and your family members with the highest level of care. Your well-being is my highest priority.
(949) 287-2871
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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For the past 20 years, I have worked in Hospitals, Inpatient and Outpatient, Eating Disorder Clinics, a Women and Children's Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter, non-profit counseling centers for families and in an extremely challenging College setting with ages 17-65.In my private practice I see Individuals, couples, children and families. My experience working in numerous settings with people from diverse backgrounds with mild to severe mental health issues, has helped me develop a level of professional competence to help you and your family members with the highest level of care. Your well-being is my highest priority.
Cort Curtis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist with over 44 years of experience practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples. When you are feeling troubled and don't know where to turn, therapy can be a safe place to work through your difficulties and concerns. Many of us would rather try to deal with problems on our own; but when you are feeling "stuck" or when problems keep repeating, an objective person who knows how to listen can help you through a difficult time.
(855) 531-4416
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist with over 44 years of experience practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples. When you are feeling troubled and don't know where to turn, therapy can be a safe place to work through your difficulties and concerns. Many of us would rather try to deal with problems on our own; but when you are feeling "stuck" or when problems keep repeating, an objective person who knows how to listen can help you through a difficult time.
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Enas Elshiwick
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage/family therapist. I have experience working with a variety of clients, including, issues of relationships, marriage and family, personality, obsessions, compulsions, drug and alcohol addictions, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety, paranoia, and other issues that effect daily lives.
(949) 485-2836
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage/family therapist. I have experience working with a variety of clients, including, issues of relationships, marriage and family, personality, obsessions, compulsions, drug and alcohol addictions, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety, paranoia, and other issues that effect daily lives.
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Randy Moraitis
Counselor, MA, CIP, BCPC, CRC, CPC Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I help people get healthy and successful through coaching, counseling and interventions and I truly care about my clients. I am well known for getting results, that's why many of my clients include therapists, physicians, CEO's, attorneys, and dentists. I will guide you or your loved one to achieve major breakthroughs in relationships, career, finances, spiritual life, emotional life and health and wellness. And if you have a loved one affected by addiction or mental health issues, I would be honored to do an intervention to get them the help and care they need and deserve.
(949) 383-5443
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I help people get healthy and successful through coaching, counseling and interventions and I truly care about my clients. I am well known for getting results, that's why many of my clients include therapists, physicians, CEO's, attorneys, and dentists. I will guide you or your loved one to achieve major breakthroughs in relationships, career, finances, spiritual life, emotional life and health and wellness. And if you have a loved one affected by addiction or mental health issues, I would be honored to do an intervention to get them the help and care they need and deserve.
Samira Soroory
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Are you always a little bit afraid that your anxiety will show up at the worst time? I know the feeling! Anxiety can be scary, even when it shows up when you are leaving the house, meeting a friend, or ordering food. Everyday tasks don’t seem that easy with anxiety around. I want to help turn the volume down on your anxiety so that even the simplest asks will become easier. I like to use a combination of CBT, ERP, and Mindfulness to help reduce anxiety. I am now currently accepting new clients via tele-health.
(310) 953-4060
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Are you always a little bit afraid that your anxiety will show up at the worst time? I know the feeling! Anxiety can be scary, even when it shows up when you are leaving the house, meeting a friend, or ordering food. Everyday tasks don’t seem that easy with anxiety around. I want to help turn the volume down on your anxiety so that even the simplest asks will become easier. I like to use a combination of CBT, ERP, and Mindfulness to help reduce anxiety. I am now currently accepting new clients via tele-health.
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Kimberly Salter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Not accepting new clients
I am a very directive therapist and work with clients willing to work hard and make their lives healthier and better - my specialty areas are addictions, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, relationship issues, job related issues, women's issues and overall empowerment of self.
(949) 612-2415
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Not accepting new clients
I am a very directive therapist and work with clients willing to work hard and make their lives healthier and better - my specialty areas are addictions, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, relationship issues, job related issues, women's issues and overall empowerment of self.
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Christopher Hawkey
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Welcome! Many people who find their way to my profile are in search of relief. Some are seeking peace in a life dominated by big and difficult-to-control emotions. Others hope to free themselves from a seemingly never-ending battle with sadness or worry thoughts. Some just want to sleep or learn to live without the weight of past traumatic events. Regardless of the specific reason for your visit here, you are undoubtedly on a path to reduce your suffering and maximize your fulfillment in this one precious life.
(909) 264-9052
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Welcome! Many people who find their way to my profile are in search of relief. Some are seeking peace in a life dominated by big and difficult-to-control emotions. Others hope to free themselves from a seemingly never-ending battle with sadness or worry thoughts. Some just want to sleep or learn to live without the weight of past traumatic events. Regardless of the specific reason for your visit here, you are undoubtedly on a path to reduce your suffering and maximize your fulfillment in this one precious life.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Laguna Niguel and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.