Therapists in Brea, CA

Photo of Tanya Ward, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brea, CA
Tanya Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821
Welcome to Restoration Therapy Group: a haven where faith and healing converge. Our Christian-centered therapists, specializing in EMDR therapy, are dedicated to guiding motivated individuals and families through trauma's depths, including couples in crisis and parent-child relationships. If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, dig in, and do the hard work to rewrite your story and step into a future brimming with potential, you're our ideal client. Take your first step today with a free consultation. Your journey towards transformation begins here.
Welcome to Restoration Therapy Group: a haven where faith and healing converge. Our Christian-centered therapists, specializing in EMDR therapy, are dedicated to guiding motivated individuals and families through trauma's depths, including couples in crisis and parent-child relationships. If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, dig in, and do the hard work to rewrite your story and step into a future brimming with potential, you're our ideal client. Take your first step today with a free consultation. Your journey towards transformation begins here.
(714) 203-6189 View (714) 203-6189
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Lillian L Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
I am a culturally sensitive Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I speak Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a CA state authorized gambling services provider for gamblers and their families. I am here for your if you are looking for personal growth, healthy relationships with others, and peace of mind. I will provide a safe environment to help you explore different options and alternatives for reaching your goals. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
I am a culturally sensitive Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I speak Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a CA state authorized gambling services provider for gamblers and their families. I am here for your if you are looking for personal growth, healthy relationships with others, and peace of mind. I will provide a safe environment to help you explore different options and alternatives for reaching your goals. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
(951) 221-4124 View (951) 221-4124
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Bryan Alberto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
Finding a therapist that is a good fit is important in the process of therapy. My emphasis is to make sure I create an environment that makes clients feel understood, comfortable, and supported. My early experience in the mental health field consists of working with children, adolescents, and adults navigate and adjust to life stressors during the pandemic. I followed up my practicum experience by working as a school-based therapist to continue supporting clients. I take on a collaborative approach to assist clients in navigating their anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I am available for in-person and telehealth appointments.
Finding a therapist that is a good fit is important in the process of therapy. My emphasis is to make sure I create an environment that makes clients feel understood, comfortable, and supported. My early experience in the mental health field consists of working with children, adolescents, and adults navigate and adjust to life stressors during the pandemic. I followed up my practicum experience by working as a school-based therapist to continue supporting clients. I take on a collaborative approach to assist clients in navigating their anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I am available for in-person and telehealth appointments.
(657) 837-2138 View (657) 837-2138
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Lynn Nishimura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92822  (Online Only)
Updated 04/2024: I am currently accepting new clients. Searching for a therapist is not easy! I recognize this and will respond to therapy inquiries within two business days. If you're searching for a therapist, my guess is you've tried everything else and the feelings of overwhelm simply won't go away. Maybe your mind is holding on to the same negative thought; it feels heavy, and it’s exhausting. You might be looking for a safe place to simply catch your breath – a place to process and re-group. This is where our path cross.
Updated 04/2024: I am currently accepting new clients. Searching for a therapist is not easy! I recognize this and will respond to therapy inquiries within two business days. If you're searching for a therapist, my guess is you've tried everything else and the feelings of overwhelm simply won't go away. Maybe your mind is holding on to the same negative thought; it feels heavy, and it’s exhausting. You might be looking for a safe place to simply catch your breath – a place to process and re-group. This is where our path cross.
(657) 214-9997 View (657) 214-9997
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Kaci Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821
Hi there, I'm Kaci, and I'm so glad you're here. I love to work with kids, teens, adults, and couples who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, or relational issues. I enjoy helping clients who are tired of feeling stuck in their pain and patterns, who believe life has more to offer them. I also offer EMDR therapy, and when requested, I enjoy integrating Christian faith into our work.
Hi there, I'm Kaci, and I'm so glad you're here. I love to work with kids, teens, adults, and couples who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, or relational issues. I enjoy helping clients who are tired of feeling stuck in their pain and patterns, who believe life has more to offer them. I also offer EMDR therapy, and when requested, I enjoy integrating Christian faith into our work.
(657) 222-2926 View (657) 222-2926
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Dorothy Yeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, Gottman
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
In my 18 years of practice, I've had the honor for helping many couples, as well as individuals with depression, anxiety and trauma. If you repeatedly fight over the similar things and feel disconnected in your relationship, I can help you! I am trained in Gottman's Method and love to work with couples to decrease disconnection and deepen intimacy. Training in EMDR gives me effective tools for treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I am also passionate to help second generation Asian Americans, bridging the cultural/generational gap between first and second generation. 我會說中文.
In my 18 years of practice, I've had the honor for helping many couples, as well as individuals with depression, anxiety and trauma. If you repeatedly fight over the similar things and feel disconnected in your relationship, I can help you! I am trained in Gottman's Method and love to work with couples to decrease disconnection and deepen intimacy. Training in EMDR gives me effective tools for treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I am also passionate to help second generation Asian Americans, bridging the cultural/generational gap between first and second generation. 我會說中文.
(657) 246-0003 View (657) 246-0003
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Gabrielle M. Aroz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
I am happy you are here. The journey to becoming the healthiest version of you can often be frightening. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore and navigate your journey and to help you learn tools to help you manage your emotions when difficult situations come your way. If we are a good fit, I hope to share in your journey in a compassionate and authentic manner. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, teens, and transitional youth. I also have experience working with parents, providing interventions and strategies to help build healthy relationships with their children.
I am happy you are here. The journey to becoming the healthiest version of you can often be frightening. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore and navigate your journey and to help you learn tools to help you manage your emotions when difficult situations come your way. If we are a good fit, I hope to share in your journey in a compassionate and authentic manner. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, teens, and transitional youth. I also have experience working with parents, providing interventions and strategies to help build healthy relationships with their children.
(714) 699-9762 View (714) 699-9762
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Alexis Garza-Kjorvestad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
Alexis Garza is a licensed marriage and family therapist with two master's degrees from Pepperdine University: one in clinical psychology with a dual emphasis in marriage and family therapy and licensed professional clinical counselor, and one in psychology. She went to Vanguard University of Southern California for her undergraduate studies in psychology. She has over 20 years in the human services industry. Her first career was in law enforcement as a 911 operator/police dispatcher.
Alexis Garza is a licensed marriage and family therapist with two master's degrees from Pepperdine University: one in clinical psychology with a dual emphasis in marriage and family therapy and licensed professional clinical counselor, and one in psychology. She went to Vanguard University of Southern California for her undergraduate studies in psychology. She has over 20 years in the human services industry. Her first career was in law enforcement as a 911 operator/police dispatcher.
(657) 530-6825 View (657) 530-6825
Photo of J Michael Russell, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Brea, CA
J Michael Russell
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PsyD, NCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Brea, CA 92823
I mainly work with clients who are "psychologically minded" and interested in examining long-standing personality traits that may get in the way of having fulfilling personal and professional lives. Often my clients are therapists or aspiring therapists. I am an Emeritus Professor and a "Research Psychoanalyst." That means I have a PhD in Philosophy and have also trained in counseling and acquired a PsyD in Psychoanalysis. What I offer draws from this mix of backgrounds. I most like working with individuals (and couples and groups) who want to be challenged on both an intellectual and an emotional level.
I mainly work with clients who are "psychologically minded" and interested in examining long-standing personality traits that may get in the way of having fulfilling personal and professional lives. Often my clients are therapists or aspiring therapists. I am an Emeritus Professor and a "Research Psychoanalyst." That means I have a PhD in Philosophy and have also trained in counseling and acquired a PsyD in Psychoanalysis. What I offer draws from this mix of backgrounds. I most like working with individuals (and couples and groups) who want to be challenged on both an intellectual and an emotional level.
(714) 497-3917 View (714) 497-3917
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Amy Reitsma-Cho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
I have over ten years of experience helping people in emotional distress to find internal stability and gain tools to build more fulfilling lives.
I have over ten years of experience helping people in emotional distress to find internal stability and gain tools to build more fulfilling lives.
(657) 571-3466 View (657) 571-3466
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Pamella Florence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
Welcome! My therapeutic style is designed around your needs. Together we will come up with a plan that is obtainable and realistic. We will focus on solutions while developing new skills to help empower you to enhance your life experience. Using your strengths and abilities, our work will help you gain insight and new tools. I am an empathetic listener and sharing your life experience will help get you to your goals in a timely manner.
Welcome! My therapeutic style is designed around your needs. Together we will come up with a plan that is obtainable and realistic. We will focus on solutions while developing new skills to help empower you to enhance your life experience. Using your strengths and abilities, our work will help you gain insight and new tools. I am an empathetic listener and sharing your life experience will help get you to your goals in a timely manner.
(619) 848-0585 View (619) 848-0585
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Yolia Xiaoyin Zhong
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMF
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
It has been a while since you felt stuck, terrified, hopeless, or worthless. Yet, you have always been smiling to pretend you are okay. Or you are very used to distancing yourself because “nobody cares about me”. Life can be very challenging when you can hardly recognize the person next to you, more importantly, when you can’t even recognize yourself. Whether it has been years over the same issues and difficulties, or there has been a sudden tragic change to your life, believe it! You are already doing the best you can at any given moment!
It has been a while since you felt stuck, terrified, hopeless, or worthless. Yet, you have always been smiling to pretend you are okay. Or you are very used to distancing yourself because “nobody cares about me”. Life can be very challenging when you can hardly recognize the person next to you, more importantly, when you can’t even recognize yourself. Whether it has been years over the same issues and difficulties, or there has been a sudden tragic change to your life, believe it! You are already doing the best you can at any given moment!
(657) 571-2606 View (657) 571-2606
Photo of Jasmine Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brea, CA
Jasmine Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821
Waitlist for new clients
Being an adult can be overwhelming, stressful, and chaotic at times. Between work demands, financial stress, keeping up with all of your obligations, and working toward your goals, you may feel like you're barely holding on. When you add anxiety, depression, unresolved childhood trauma, or health challenges to the mix, the responsibilities of adult life get even harder. You want to have more self-confidence and learn to manage life's highs and lows but don't know where to start.
Being an adult can be overwhelming, stressful, and chaotic at times. Between work demands, financial stress, keeping up with all of your obligations, and working toward your goals, you may feel like you're barely holding on. When you add anxiety, depression, unresolved childhood trauma, or health challenges to the mix, the responsibilities of adult life get even harder. You want to have more self-confidence and learn to manage life's highs and lows but don't know where to start.
(714) 880-8619 View (714) 880-8619
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Brett Krieger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92822  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people discover and achieve greater levels of peace, hope, freedom and joy. I strive to create a nurturing and caring atmosphere for others to safely share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am committed to help clients pursue their therapeutic goals at a pace they feel comfortable with and in ways that best fits their distinctive personality and needs.
I am passionate about helping people discover and achieve greater levels of peace, hope, freedom and joy. I strive to create a nurturing and caring atmosphere for others to safely share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am committed to help clients pursue their therapeutic goals at a pace they feel comfortable with and in ways that best fits their distinctive personality and needs.
(657) 245-4827 View (657) 245-4827
Photo of Laura L. Steele, Psychologist in Brea, CA
Laura L. Steele
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821
I know from my years of experience working with individuals, couples,​ and families that you have the resources to make big changes in your life. I am committed to helping people develop healthy relationships and live productive and satisfying lives. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, my specialties include treating trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. With my years of experience, I have expertise in EMDR Therapy. I am passionate about the power of EMDR to change lives.
I know from my years of experience working with individuals, couples,​ and families that you have the resources to make big changes in your life. I am committed to helping people develop healthy relationships and live productive and satisfying lives. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, my specialties include treating trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. With my years of experience, I have expertise in EMDR Therapy. I am passionate about the power of EMDR to change lives.
(657) 213-2765 View (657) 213-2765
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Chazstine Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
You have taken the first step in your healing journey by being on here today! Therapy can help provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can be holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself. What would your days look like with better coping skills to deal with every day stressors?
You have taken the first step in your healing journey by being on here today! Therapy can help provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can be holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself. What would your days look like with better coping skills to deal with every day stressors?
(657) 385-7069 View (657) 385-7069
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Daeleigh Valentine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy and focus on skills-based interventions. I’ll bring in mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when clients present with general anxiety issues. I try and create a warm, inviting, and collaborative environment for my clients.
I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy and focus on skills-based interventions. I’ll bring in mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when clients present with general anxiety issues. I try and create a warm, inviting, and collaborative environment for my clients.
(510) 370-4241 View (510) 370-4241
Photo of Sarah E. Reed, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brea, CA
Sarah E. Reed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821
I believe therapy is often the safe place to land. Struggling daily with past or present issues can often require incredible perseverance. Therapy may be helpful. I provide a warm, empathetic environment for you to begin to share, and a continued sense of safety. We will work together to uncover a better understanding of the struggles that brought you to therapy. I believe you have the ability to find what is needed to gain the growth and strength necessary to maintain a more connected sense of self.
I believe therapy is often the safe place to land. Struggling daily with past or present issues can often require incredible perseverance. Therapy may be helpful. I provide a warm, empathetic environment for you to begin to share, and a continued sense of safety. We will work together to uncover a better understanding of the struggles that brought you to therapy. I believe you have the ability to find what is needed to gain the growth and strength necessary to maintain a more connected sense of self.
(714) 577-2910 View (714) 577-2910
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Christopher P. Plant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to achieve to your potential? Dr. Plant uses a warm and compassionate approach to help his clients actively work through their personal challenges to begin to lead a more meaningful and values-driven life. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, the impacts of traumatic life experiences, and/or trying to strive for the higher callings of life, Dr. Plant has a true passion for working with people just like you. He has developed expertise in helping his clients overcome complex and challenging life problems through his experiences applying evidence-based treatments in clinical and research settings.
Are you struggling to achieve to your potential? Dr. Plant uses a warm and compassionate approach to help his clients actively work through their personal challenges to begin to lead a more meaningful and values-driven life. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, the impacts of traumatic life experiences, and/or trying to strive for the higher callings of life, Dr. Plant has a true passion for working with people just like you. He has developed expertise in helping his clients overcome complex and challenging life problems through his experiences applying evidence-based treatments in clinical and research settings.
(714) 640-6955 View (714) 640-6955
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Michael Evans-Zepeda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brea, CA 92821
Michael D. Evans-Zepeda is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2011. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, especially when we are in pain. When working with clients, Michael does his best to co-create a safe containing environment that allows us to explore, integrate, change, and accept difficult aspects of our lived experience. This is accomplished through the exploration of how the past comes into the present moment and by working in the relational space between therapist and client.
Michael D. Evans-Zepeda is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2011. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, especially when we are in pain. When working with clients, Michael does his best to co-create a safe containing environment that allows us to explore, integrate, change, and accept difficult aspects of our lived experience. This is accomplished through the exploration of how the past comes into the present moment and by working in the relational space between therapist and client.
(657) 571-6827 View (657) 571-6827

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brea, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Brea, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brea, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brea?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.