Female Therapists in Capistrano Beach, CA

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Louise Yeilding
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults in individual and or couple counseling. I help clients resolve short term transitional issues as well as longer term difficulties. People who have struggled with an unresolved personal or relationship issue often experience depression and anxiety as a result of it. I address both the issue and the emotional response to the issue. I also provide extensive psychotherapy for clients suffering from longer term problems.
I work with adults in individual and or couple counseling. I help clients resolve short term transitional issues as well as longer term difficulties. People who have struggled with an unresolved personal or relationship issue often experience depression and anxiety as a result of it. I address both the issue and the emotional response to the issue. I also provide extensive psychotherapy for clients suffering from longer term problems.
(949) 344-2361 View (949) 344-2361
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Dr. Kramer
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
...Not just another therapist, but a Clinical Psychologist that is also a Certified Addiction Specialist. 'Substance abuse treatment..." the subject of my doctoral dissertation, is the mantra of my personal journey and commitment to help others find the path to a better life. I integrate state of the art brain science with psychotherapy, refining and building upon that which I have personally mastered. I am committed to compassionate client care, and to meet you exactly where you are... whenever you are ready, because, the truth of the matter is, that most people cannot recover on their own.
...Not just another therapist, but a Clinical Psychologist that is also a Certified Addiction Specialist. 'Substance abuse treatment..." the subject of my doctoral dissertation, is the mantra of my personal journey and commitment to help others find the path to a better life. I integrate state of the art brain science with psychotherapy, refining and building upon that which I have personally mastered. I am committed to compassionate client care, and to meet you exactly where you are... whenever you are ready, because, the truth of the matter is, that most people cannot recover on their own.
(949) 272-9142 View (949) 272-9142
Photo of Lauren Ryder, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lauren Ryder
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Is your child struggling with low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or are you experiencing parent-child conflict? Do you want to better understand your child's behavior and learn effective, evidence-based parenting strategies? If you find yourself getting frequently frustrated with your child's behavior, or notice yourself getting triggered while parenting, you have come to the right place! We can create harmony in your life. I provide therapy for children, families, teens, and parent coaching to create lasting change your family deserves.
Is your child struggling with low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or are you experiencing parent-child conflict? Do you want to better understand your child's behavior and learn effective, evidence-based parenting strategies? If you find yourself getting frequently frustrated with your child's behavior, or notice yourself getting triggered while parenting, you have come to the right place! We can create harmony in your life. I provide therapy for children, families, teens, and parent coaching to create lasting change your family deserves.
(949) 570-9504 View (949) 570-9504
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Tracy-Rose Cynthia Lisauskas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhDabd
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
I specialize in attachment disorders, codependency, addiction recovery, and divorce, and empowering people after traumatic experiences. I have experience working with the cycle of shame and how that can keep someone stuck in unhealthy patterns. My hope and goal is to allow you to understand better how unconscious drives and patterns negatively impact your life so that you can begin to feel more in control of your choices and life. I want to assist you in finding your internal guide thereby allowing you to feel more comfortable and empowered in your present life.
I specialize in attachment disorders, codependency, addiction recovery, and divorce, and empowering people after traumatic experiences. I have experience working with the cycle of shame and how that can keep someone stuck in unhealthy patterns. My hope and goal is to allow you to understand better how unconscious drives and patterns negatively impact your life so that you can begin to feel more in control of your choices and life. I want to assist you in finding your internal guide thereby allowing you to feel more comfortable and empowered in your present life.
(949) 738-5356 View (949) 738-5356
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Crystal Valerio-Sandoval
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Hello! In this therapeutic journey that you have decided to embark on, I believe in putting you first. What is that you desire to change? What is troubling you at the moment? What is that you need? Is it guidance, a listening ear, to overcome past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are you going through life changes? I have been in practice for 10 years. My experience includes working with adolescents, children, families, couples, elderly and adults. I practice various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. I have treated ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, divorce, and trauma.
Hello! In this therapeutic journey that you have decided to embark on, I believe in putting you first. What is that you desire to change? What is troubling you at the moment? What is that you need? Is it guidance, a listening ear, to overcome past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are you going through life changes? I have been in practice for 10 years. My experience includes working with adolescents, children, families, couples, elderly and adults. I practice various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. I have treated ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, divorce, and trauma.
(424) 408-4304 View (424) 408-4304
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Lisa Dunlop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
It is my life calling to facilitate healing and transformation for people who are ready for meaningful change and authentic self-expression. I have over 7 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and before that, I worked in hospice and meditation centers. I bring with me a long love of meditation and wisdom teachings. I have worked with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, identity, sexuality, gender, addiction, OCD, PTSD, and grief and loss. In working together, you will discover my style as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
It is my life calling to facilitate healing and transformation for people who are ready for meaningful change and authentic self-expression. I have over 7 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and before that, I worked in hospice and meditation centers. I bring with me a long love of meditation and wisdom teachings. I have worked with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, identity, sexuality, gender, addiction, OCD, PTSD, and grief and loss. In working together, you will discover my style as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
(424) 401-7758 View (424) 401-7758
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Lorraine Swineford
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Hi, yes, there are a lot of therapists to choose from. but for the moment, you and I have landed in the same space! If your looking for what makes me different, I've been around a few years and have been through a lot. I get it. I am also trained as a trauma therapist and have a specialized training in couples therapy. I work with families, individuals, couples and children. My only goal is help you feel better, I do that through holding space for you during the hard stuff, I will help you get through it. I am warm and kind, but I will tell it like it is when you need to hear it.
Hi, yes, there are a lot of therapists to choose from. but for the moment, you and I have landed in the same space! If your looking for what makes me different, I've been around a few years and have been through a lot. I get it. I am also trained as a trauma therapist and have a specialized training in couples therapy. I work with families, individuals, couples and children. My only goal is help you feel better, I do that through holding space for you during the hard stuff, I will help you get through it. I am warm and kind, but I will tell it like it is when you need to hear it.
(760) 313-6234 View (760) 313-6234
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Debbie Mancillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
(949) 993-1372 View (949) 993-1372
Eileen Kramer
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
(949) 676-3288 View (949) 676-3288

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Charlene Underhill Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
I see individuals, couples and children and treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, self-sabotage, pregnancy and post-partum difficulties, and parenting challenges. I use a psychodynamic perspective, working with my clients in a collaborative and insightful process. Problems are understood within a context of past interpersonal experiences which often help provide understanding to the client's current situation. I am also well prepared to help clients of faith effectively integrate spiritual convictions and concerns with psychological understandings and emotional health.
I see individuals, couples and children and treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, self-sabotage, pregnancy and post-partum difficulties, and parenting challenges. I use a psychodynamic perspective, working with my clients in a collaborative and insightful process. Problems are understood within a context of past interpersonal experiences which often help provide understanding to the client's current situation. I am also well prepared to help clients of faith effectively integrate spiritual convictions and concerns with psychological understandings and emotional health.
(424) 286-2734 View (424) 286-2734
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Bridgette Atallah
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Clemente, CA 92673
Beginning therapy is a deeply personal, courageous decision. Whether it is your first time seeking treatment, or you are looking for a change, I am here to work with you to create a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe building a strong therapeutic relationship is a critical foundation for future change. As such, I strive to provide warmth and empathy while utilizing an open, non-judgmental style. I also believe therapy should be a collaborative process, and will work with together with you as a partner in your treatment journey. I use this collaborative style with everyone I work with, from young children and teens to adults.
Beginning therapy is a deeply personal, courageous decision. Whether it is your first time seeking treatment, or you are looking for a change, I am here to work with you to create a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe building a strong therapeutic relationship is a critical foundation for future change. As such, I strive to provide warmth and empathy while utilizing an open, non-judgmental style. I also believe therapy should be a collaborative process, and will work with together with you as a partner in your treatment journey. I use this collaborative style with everyone I work with, from young children and teens to adults.
(949) 247-8186 View (949) 247-8186
Photo of Lily Habte, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lily Habte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Are you tired of the same arguments? Does everything feel difficult? Working from home has increased these challenges for many couples. My expertise is working with couples who are struggling with communication, addiction, and infidelity. An unhealthy dynamic in a relationship affects your self esteem, outlook, motivation, and happiness. I help my clients learn and adopt effective tools that they can implement and practice in their everyday life. You don't have to do it alone. Call, let's talk.
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Are you tired of the same arguments? Does everything feel difficult? Working from home has increased these challenges for many couples. My expertise is working with couples who are struggling with communication, addiction, and infidelity. An unhealthy dynamic in a relationship affects your self esteem, outlook, motivation, and happiness. I help my clients learn and adopt effective tools that they can implement and practice in their everyday life. You don't have to do it alone. Call, let's talk.
(949) 407-5701 View (949) 407-5701
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Melissa Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (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
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Deidre Bliss
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629
Offering tele-therapy/virtual sessions via zoom and telephone in California. Offering in-person and tele-therapy sessions in Arizona. The most important part of psychotherapy is the client relationship. It is my ongoing focus to provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I look forward to changing thought and behavior patterns that are contributing to your daily challenges. I will also help you explore the deep rooted issues that are underlying the suffering.
Offering tele-therapy/virtual sessions via zoom and telephone in California. Offering in-person and tele-therapy sessions in Arizona. The most important part of psychotherapy is the client relationship. It is my ongoing focus to provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I look forward to changing thought and behavior patterns that are contributing to your daily challenges. I will also help you explore the deep rooted issues that are underlying the suffering.
(480) 405-0306 View (480) 405-0306
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Dr. Roxanne Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ+ people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ+ people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
(949) 776-5354 View (949) 776-5354
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Karen Smith Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Karen Smith, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT138686), who is passionate about helping clients discover, or rediscover, their inner strength, and heal anything that is unresolved. My approach to providing therapy is taking a look at the whole picture, including the client's childhood, worldview, and current problem areas, and clearing out anything that could be holding them back from happiness and peace. I use EMDR, CBT, DBT, Psychoanalysis, and more, to uncover what led to the current undesirable thoughts and behaviors.
My name is Karen Smith, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT138686), who is passionate about helping clients discover, or rediscover, their inner strength, and heal anything that is unresolved. My approach to providing therapy is taking a look at the whole picture, including the client's childhood, worldview, and current problem areas, and clearing out anything that could be holding them back from happiness and peace. I use EMDR, CBT, DBT, Psychoanalysis, and more, to uncover what led to the current undesirable thoughts and behaviors.
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Christy Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
I believe that people are remarkably resilient and have an inherent capacity for self-healing. Psychotherapy can be a fulfilling experience, fostering self-awareness, healing, and personal development. Through the therapeutic interventions I provide, I strive to alleviate distressing experiences such as depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. The relationship and bond I establish with my clients are of utmost importance to me, recognizing that the therapeutic alliance serves as the foundation for transformative change.
I believe that people are remarkably resilient and have an inherent capacity for self-healing. Psychotherapy can be a fulfilling experience, fostering self-awareness, healing, and personal development. Through the therapeutic interventions I provide, I strive to alleviate distressing experiences such as depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. The relationship and bond I establish with my clients are of utmost importance to me, recognizing that the therapeutic alliance serves as the foundation for transformative change.
(949) 990-5941 View (949) 990-5941
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Kathleen Mary Mates-Youngman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Hello, my name is Kathleen Mates-Youngman and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Author, National Speaker, and Registered Yoga Teacher. I have a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA, and am available for phone or Skype therapy sessions as well. I specialize in Couples Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Life Transitions. I am the author of "Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Conversations To Reconnect Relationships," published by Pesi Inc., am a National Speaker for Pesi, educating clinicians about Couples Therapy, conduct "Creating Connection in Your Relationship" workshops for couples independantly, and speak to Graduate students about the therapeutic process.
Hello, my name is Kathleen Mates-Youngman and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Author, National Speaker, and Registered Yoga Teacher. I have a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA, and am available for phone or Skype therapy sessions as well. I specialize in Couples Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Life Transitions. I am the author of "Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Conversations To Reconnect Relationships," published by Pesi Inc., am a National Speaker for Pesi, educating clinicians about Couples Therapy, conduct "Creating Connection in Your Relationship" workshops for couples independantly, and speak to Graduate students about the therapeutic process.
(949) 347-5872 View (949) 347-5872
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Kelly V Karjoo
Psychologist, PsyD, CMNCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monarch Beach, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Our past experiences can have a very lasting effect on our lives & unfortunately don't magically disappear once we remove ourselves from the people or environment inflicting pain. The impact of these experiences can follow us for the rest of our lives if we don't take the necessary action to release ourselves & ensure a brighter present & future. These painful experiences can cause many issues if not addressed: relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty at work, etc. Often times trauma and health issues go hand in hand, or sometimes it hard to know which came first, the physical pain or the emotional pain.
Our past experiences can have a very lasting effect on our lives & unfortunately don't magically disappear once we remove ourselves from the people or environment inflicting pain. The impact of these experiences can follow us for the rest of our lives if we don't take the necessary action to release ourselves & ensure a brighter present & future. These painful experiences can cause many issues if not addressed: relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty at work, etc. Often times trauma and health issues go hand in hand, or sometimes it hard to know which came first, the physical pain or the emotional pain.
(949) 356-5247 View (949) 356-5247
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Jessica Moya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Hello beautiful human, many of us walk through life with self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty that lead to depression and anxiety. I believe we all have the right to heal and each have the resources, tools, and strength within ourselves to do so. I find it valuable to explore thought work and consider how thoughts are impacting our functioning. This helps to then gain tools and skills on how we can intervene and support ourselves for long-lasting growth. I take on a Feminist approach to recognize how power and oppression impacts our lives and we can gain tools to disrupt and endeavor for change.
Hello beautiful human, many of us walk through life with self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty that lead to depression and anxiety. I believe we all have the right to heal and each have the resources, tools, and strength within ourselves to do so. I find it valuable to explore thought work and consider how thoughts are impacting our functioning. This helps to then gain tools and skills on how we can intervene and support ourselves for long-lasting growth. I take on a Feminist approach to recognize how power and oppression impacts our lives and we can gain tools to disrupt and endeavor for change.
(714) 627-4072 View (714) 627-4072

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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.