As Psychologists, and Marriage & Family Therapists, we treat hundreds of patients and understand the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face. Combining traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Coaching, we have successfully treated patients with Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Relationship Issues, ADHD, and a host of other issues. Unlike traditional therapy that relies heavily on the past and understanding why you do what you do, Cornell Counseling and Behavioral Health is focused on helping you with the tools to move forward and create change. We have a more collaborative and goal-oriented approach to treatment.
If you are struggling with anxiety, mood disorder, chemical dependency, relationship issues, or behavioral issues, know that by taking the time to seek out professional assistance, you have already achieved the first and most important step to improving your life. I am here to assist you in taking the next steps to reach your full potential. I provide a nurturing and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples, and families.
Valerie Armstrong is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 46903), with over two decades of experience working with children, adults and families. Valerie has extensive experience in treating child abuse/neglect and trauma. She is skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed care. Valerie has directed state-funded mental health programs for both children and adults serving hundreds of individuals. Valerie received her Master's Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in 2001, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1995.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are painful experiences that can result from life transitions, relationship struggles, social conflicts, or feeling overwhelmed by the world around you. You may be tired of living your life on autopilot and have reached a point where you are ready to make changes. I believe therapy can help you develop more self-awareness and an actionable plan to relieve these symptoms. I can help you move towards a more satisfying life! I believe therapy should be conducted in a compassionate, respectful, supportive way.
Feeling down, unmotivated, or flat? Are you disengaging in previously pleasurable activities leaving you feeling unmotivated and anxious? Through a collaborative partnership, I can help you lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life, helping to reduce anxiety and boost problem solving all from the comfort of your living room!
I specialize in providing couples with the tools to navigate the "growing pains" of marriage. Whether it is communication issues, high conflict, being caught in a negative cycle or infidelity, I am here to help. I provide you with the tools to create a better, stronger and a more fun marriage! I am solution focuses and goal driven, giving you the results you need now not over years of therapy. Traditional couples counseling focuses way too much on re-hashing conflict, and not enough on the tools to navigate conflict.
Are you currently fixated on the gap between where you are verses where you want to be? The more you try to bridge this gap the more anxious and frustrated you become and before you know it, you are stuck in a negative feedback loop. There isn't a day that goes by where you aren't your harshest critic. Let's work together to untie the knots of anxiety that has kept you from living your full life. Learn to cultivate greater self love, acceptance and the confidence in your abilities to tackle and be more resilient to the challenges of life.
As a SOLUTION-DRIVEN psychologist, I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a focused, problem solving psychotherapy, highly effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, anger, substance use problems (including gaming addiction), and relationship distress.
CBT is designed to provide symptom relief and personality change, prevent future symptomatic episodes, enhance quality of life, promote adaptive functioning in work/school and relationships, and increase the likelihood of making healthy and satisfying life choices.
As a Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist I have a unique approach to understanding both family dynamics and individual struggles such as anxiety, depression, stress, parenting etc. I focus on brief, solution focused therapy, therapy that works! Therapy and the needs of people that present for therapy have changed and you need a Psychologist/Therapist that understands the unique demands and challenges of today's world. I know that most people don't have the time or money to invest in years of therapy and getting nowhere. I combine Therapy and Life Coaching to build a treatment plan that addresses all your needs.
Hola, Mi nombre es Sofía Alonso, LMFT y APCC. He trabajado con niños, adolescentes, familias, parejas e individuos en diferentes entornos y países. Amo mi trabajo y me comprometo con todos mis pacientes en su proceso terapéutico, estoy ahí cuando más me necesitan. Quiero que experimente cómo la terapia le ayuda a mejorar y alcanzar sus metas. Tengo formación en diferentes áreas donde podrá elegir y decidir qué es lo mejor para usted, ya que usted es el experto en su vida donde la terapia le ayudará a identificar y aclarar situaciones que puedan interrumpir o perturbar su rutina diaria.
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" - C.S. Lewis. Do you ever feel that you are not where you want to be in life, that there are always obstacles that you perceive are holding you back whether it be home, work, or societal issues. At times you may become angry, frustrated, hopeless, or depressed. You may view these feelings as ugly, or aspects of yourself you don't want the public, or your family to see or know. In essence you are not alone, you are simply on the path of trying to live in your truth, and the journey begins with asking for help.
Hello. Since you're visiting this page, it may be that you are thinking of starting therapy. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. The major emphasis of my clinical practice is psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and adolescents.
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!
Do you keep finding yourself in the same painful loops in your life, emotions, & relationships? It’s my goal to help you understand where the patterns & behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. I will guide you to acceptance & non judgement for the parts of yourself that seem unlovable. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself & the world now. Compassionately, through somatic work, shadow work & inner child work, we will heal & rewire thought & behavioral patterns from the root of where they stem so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, fulfillment, and joy.
Regardless of the specific issues you're dealing with, you're looking for answers. Whether it's about addiction, depression, relationship issues, or other challenges of life, you need someone who cares, listens, and coaches you through it.
Hello all, I am Crystal Purdue and have been practicing social work and working in the field of mental health for the past 9 years since graduating with my Masters in Social Work from USC in 2013. I currently am a clinical supervisor at a local nonprofit outpatient mental health clinic. When I am not supervising and educating future therapists, I like to focus my practice on maternal and parental mental health, specifically how our own trauma impacts the way/how we parent our children. I offer a sliding scale fee agreement that is discussed at first phone call to assist all clients with obtaining services regardless of income.
OC Kids Therapy was created out of the need for brief solution focused treatment for children and their families. With counseling and coaching we help children, teens and their families gain the tools to deal with many of the common issues kids experience such as: Anxiety, depression, self harm and lack of motivation. Often, typical "teen" and "child" issues such as acting out, parent child conflict, academic issues and social difficulties can be addressed within as little as 5 sessions.
Do you find yourself wanting better relationships? With yourself, with others? Do you want to manage those sometimes-unexplainable feelings, those that come from the past and future? Even the ones you’re thinking of right now. It could be the anxiety, the depression, trauma, family, relationships, friendships, generational patterns, you name it, together we can explore. I have always been drawn to the human experience and the stories we hold. From our stories comes growth and healing and being able to take that journey with you would be an honor.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
You have important goals to reach and want a life you can celebrate, but may be feeling stuck by anxiety, depression, loss, even trauma. I can work with you to help resolve negative feelings and circumstances you wish you could change but don’t know how.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Aliso Viejo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Aliso Viejo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Aliso Viejo, or Child Psychologists in Aliso Viejo.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Aliso Viejo psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Aliso Viejo specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.