Female Therapists in Aliso Viejo, CA

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April Nelson Afoa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
~ ALL THINGS RELATIONAL ~ My work revolves around the interactions between & relationships among people.
~ ALL THINGS RELATIONAL ~ My work revolves around the interactions between & relationships among people.
(714) 482-6319 View (714) 482-6319
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Alyssa Label
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Hello! My name is Alyssa Label and I’m a board-certified Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 16 years. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings. I specialize in grief, depression, women's health, neurodivergence, trauma, & stress management. I am trained in inclusive, Feminist, LGBTQIA, and trauma-informed care. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach based upon your needs as there is no ‘one size fits all’ in therapy. Starting therapy can feel intimidating and vulnerable.
Hello! My name is Alyssa Label and I’m a board-certified Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 16 years. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings. I specialize in grief, depression, women's health, neurodivergence, trauma, & stress management. I am trained in inclusive, Feminist, LGBTQIA, and trauma-informed care. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach based upon your needs as there is no ‘one size fits all’ in therapy. Starting therapy can feel intimidating and vulnerable.
(949) 990-3545 View (949) 990-3545
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Sharon Marie Dobbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Life can throw us into a whirlwind. May it be a life event you are adjusting to, the intrusiveness of a past or current trauma or that still small voice inside that tells you something’s just not right, such experiences and our responses to them are unique to us. My role as a therapist is to help you get connected with yourself and with what matters most in your life. We join together as a team to explore your life from a birds eye view to identify and work through barriers that might be holding you back from what you want most.
Life can throw us into a whirlwind. May it be a life event you are adjusting to, the intrusiveness of a past or current trauma or that still small voice inside that tells you something’s just not right, such experiences and our responses to them are unique to us. My role as a therapist is to help you get connected with yourself and with what matters most in your life. We join together as a team to explore your life from a birds eye view to identify and work through barriers that might be holding you back from what you want most.
(949) 635-4554 View (949) 635-4554
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Suzanne Arno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(714) 613-0208 View (714) 613-0208
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Dr. Daryl Sparks
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
I see each of my clients as far more complex and resilient than a diagnosis can define. I believe that a person experiencing disorienting life events can benefit from a therapist knowledgeable about the intense and chronic nature of their symptoms. I have many years of experience providing therapy targeted at relieving emotional overwhelm and preventing mental and physical exhaustion.
I see each of my clients as far more complex and resilient than a diagnosis can define. I believe that a person experiencing disorienting life events can benefit from a therapist knowledgeable about the intense and chronic nature of their symptoms. I have many years of experience providing therapy targeted at relieving emotional overwhelm and preventing mental and physical exhaustion.
(949) 229-4369 View (949) 229-4369
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Maribel Uribe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Hi! My name is Maribel Uribe(She/Her/Ella), and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. By providing safe and non-judgmental support and encouragement, I assist my clients as they heal and reach their goals. We are so often impacted by previous experiences, and we don't always understand how those experiences influence and impact our present. My goal is to support my clients so they gain insight and realize their options. My clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds and with individualized challenges.
Hi! My name is Maribel Uribe(She/Her/Ella), and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. By providing safe and non-judgmental support and encouragement, I assist my clients as they heal and reach their goals. We are so often impacted by previous experiences, and we don't always understand how those experiences influence and impact our present. My goal is to support my clients so they gain insight and realize their options. My clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds and with individualized challenges.
(949) 828-5231 View (949) 828-5231
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OC Kids Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
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.
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.
(949) 247-8175 View (949) 247-8175
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Terapia en Español
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(949) 229-4801 View (949) 229-4801
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Jaleh Ghobadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
There's no rewind button in life, but it offers you the chance to create a different ending from where you stand today. It takes courage to acknowledge that where you are right now isn't where you want to be. It's an act of bravery to face the obstacles and challenges that may have held you back, whether they're related to your personal life, career, or societal pressures. But remember this: within you lies the strength to persevere, to rise above adversity, and to shape your destiny. With each step you take, no matter how small, you're forging a path towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Embrace your inner resilience!
There's no rewind button in life, but it offers you the chance to create a different ending from where you stand today. It takes courage to acknowledge that where you are right now isn't where you want to be. It's an act of bravery to face the obstacles and challenges that may have held you back, whether they're related to your personal life, career, or societal pressures. But remember this: within you lies the strength to persevere, to rise above adversity, and to shape your destiny. With each step you take, no matter how small, you're forging a path towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Embrace your inner resilience!
(657) 317-7684 View (657) 317-7684
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Adee Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life challenges and stressors? Feeling stuck, repeating negative behavior patterns that prevent you from moving forward and living your best life ? Are you struggling in difficult relationships with a significant other, family member, boss/co-worker or friend? Struggling with adjustment to a recent life change? Or have you experienced a recent or past devastating loss or trauma? Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or mood instability that affect your ability to function?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life challenges and stressors? Feeling stuck, repeating negative behavior patterns that prevent you from moving forward and living your best life ? Are you struggling in difficult relationships with a significant other, family member, boss/co-worker or friend? Struggling with adjustment to a recent life change? Or have you experienced a recent or past devastating loss or trauma? Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or mood instability that affect your ability to function?
(949) 991-5204 View (949) 991-5204
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Asiyeh Zargaran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(949) 749-6335 View (949) 749-6335
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Mahdis Bormand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual therapy, focusing on helping you navigate personal and relational challenges. I will work on enhancing self-awareness, emotional management, and communication skills. Whether you're facing stress, relationship issues, or personal obstacles, our sessions are tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll transform challenges into opportunities for growth, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on a journey towards positive change and improved well-being.
I specialize in individual therapy, focusing on helping you navigate personal and relational challenges. I will work on enhancing self-awareness, emotional management, and communication skills. Whether you're facing stress, relationship issues, or personal obstacles, our sessions are tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll transform challenges into opportunities for growth, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on a journey towards positive change and improved well-being.
(949) 619-6839 View (949) 619-6839
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Institute of Possibility Thinking
MA
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Hello I am Susan Hansted. Welcome to the journey of healing and returning to your Divine authentic self. Entreprenuers and high achievers often work from internal pressures based on how they unconsciously demonstrate their value. This causes us to suffer by people pleasing, finding it hard to set boundaries, and physically suffering from stress related (dis)eases. I am gifted with the ability to hear, feel, and see what goes beyond the natural senses which led me to helping high achieving entreprenuers. My gift is to help unlock the areas of your life that need healing and a fuller expression for an extraordinary life.
Hello I am Susan Hansted. Welcome to the journey of healing and returning to your Divine authentic self. Entreprenuers and high achievers often work from internal pressures based on how they unconsciously demonstrate their value. This causes us to suffer by people pleasing, finding it hard to set boundaries, and physically suffering from stress related (dis)eases. I am gifted with the ability to hear, feel, and see what goes beyond the natural senses which led me to helping high achieving entreprenuers. My gift is to help unlock the areas of your life that need healing and a fuller expression for an extraordinary life.
(949) 876-7536 View (949) 876-7536
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Maryam Afshari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Your main goal, regardless of the challenges you face, is to find solutions. Whether it's addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other obstacles, you desire a caring and attentive person who will support you, listen to you, and guide you as a coach on your path to resolution.
Your main goal, regardless of the challenges you face, is to find solutions. Whether it's addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other obstacles, you desire a caring and attentive person who will support you, listen to you, and guide you as a coach on your path to resolution.
(949) 877-3418 View (949) 877-3418
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Lisa Grinnell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(949) 989-5511 View (949) 989-5511
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Ariane Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Hi, my name is Ariane Willis-Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) operating out of San Diego, California and utilizing a telehealth platform. I work with a wide range of ages, from young adults to middle-aged, specializing in anxiety, stress, relationship and work difficulties utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help improve overall feeling and functioning. I work collaboratively with my clients to find solutions that are right for them and sustainable skills to improve overall functioning, self-care, communication, and mood.
Hi, my name is Ariane Willis-Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) operating out of San Diego, California and utilizing a telehealth platform. I work with a wide range of ages, from young adults to middle-aged, specializing in anxiety, stress, relationship and work difficulties utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help improve overall feeling and functioning. I work collaboratively with my clients to find solutions that are right for them and sustainable skills to improve overall functioning, self-care, communication, and mood.
(949) 537-2764 View (949) 537-2764
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Jami Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I am passionate about working with couples, individuals, and families to help them find their way through difficult times. With over 30 years of experience in substance abuse and 10 years as a licensed therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings and challenges, and together, we can work towards finding solutions and achieving your goals. Your well-being is my priority, and I am committed to helping you navigate your journey.
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I am passionate about working with couples, individuals, and families to help them find their way through difficult times. With over 30 years of experience in substance abuse and 10 years as a licensed therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and empathy to my practice. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings and challenges, and together, we can work towards finding solutions and achieving your goals. Your well-being is my priority, and I am committed to helping you navigate your journey.
(949) 506-3674 View (949) 506-3674
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Julia Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
As a clinical social worker and life coach, I meet my clients where they are, and we work together to identify triggers, false narratives, and limiting beliefs that can hold you back and leave you feeling stuck. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based techniques, combined with the ability to identify barriers that prevent clients from evolving and reaching their goals, I’ve provided clients with the practical and transformational tools needed to create lasting change.
As a clinical social worker and life coach, I meet my clients where they are, and we work together to identify triggers, false narratives, and limiting beliefs that can hold you back and leave you feeling stuck. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based techniques, combined with the ability to identify barriers that prevent clients from evolving and reaching their goals, I’ve provided clients with the practical and transformational tools needed to create lasting change.
(949) 779-3798 View (949) 779-3798
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Tricia Righetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
My name is Tricia Righetti. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Luis Obispo County, California, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults specializing in substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression using a strength-based approach. Currently, I am working with adults. Typically I see individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance use issues. I have a deep understanding of childhood trauma as it relates to mental health/substance use.
My name is Tricia Righetti. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Luis Obispo County, California, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults specializing in substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression using a strength-based approach. Currently, I am working with adults. Typically I see individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance use issues. I have a deep understanding of childhood trauma as it relates to mental health/substance use.
(949) 787-1212 View (949) 787-1212
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Melissa Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing individual, couples, and/or group therapy. I maintain specialties in maternal mental health, trauma, and OCD. My specialty modalities include: EMDR and ERP. I maintain a private practice in Aliso Viejo, CA. I have served as clinical director and a primary therapist for various treatment programs in Southern California specializing in addiction, eating disorders, and mental illness.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing individual, couples, and/or group therapy. I maintain specialties in maternal mental health, trauma, and OCD. My specialty modalities include: EMDR and ERP. I maintain a private practice in Aliso Viejo, CA. I have served as clinical director and a primary therapist for various treatment programs in Southern California specializing in addiction, eating disorders, and mental illness.
(949) 482-4372 View (949) 482-4372

Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.