Therapists for Teens in Costa Mesa, CA

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Lisa Strawn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Are you constantly walking on eggshells in your relationship? Have you tried to communicate your concerns but it seems to end in an argument? It can feel exhausting to repeat a negative communication cycle where the problem isn't resolved and you feel emotional connection and intimacy are blocked. There is hope, I work with individuals and couples to explore their relationship patterns and transform their connection to each other. In relationships we often find a mirror for our personal growth and development. Adolescent struggles, family conflict and children who experience learning challenges are other areas of focus in my work.
(714) 868-7252 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Claire Sfregola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
When deciding if your child or adolescent could benefit from therapy services, it can be a stressful experience fueled by uncertainty. Whether your child is struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, managing emotions/behavior, social skills, or issues at school, the goal of therapy is to identify the underlying cause and help the child develop the skills and tools necessary to better manage life's challenges. While addressing an individual child's specific challenges, it is also important to engage parents and other family members to identify how to best support long term positive change within the family unit.
(657) 214-4653 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Adam Swanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
It can be so discouraging to feel that you have put everything you have into a relationship and still find yourself unhappy on a daily basis. No matter how many different ways you have tried to approach your loved one, there seems to be no improvement. You have heard the full array of promises, excuses and arguments, and begin to believe it is all your fault at the end of the day. Perhaps you have made attempts to get your spouse into couples therapy, or agonized over whether to make your teen to go to therapy or not. Despite your best efforts, the situation continues to deteriorate, and your wellbeing along with it.
(949) 347-5548 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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OC Teen Center- Adolescent and Teen Mental Health
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
OC Teen Center has a great track record of dealing with these specific issues.
Dr. Lauren Armstrong is a highly passionate licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director with a PsyD from Pepperdine University, and has been working with children and adolescents for the past ten years. She is an expert in working with challenging psychological presentations such as trauma, self harm, mood changes, aggression, and other unsafe or maladaptive coping mechanisms. Dr. Lauren always believes in her patients, even when everyone else has stopped believing in them. She never loses hope, and tirelessly works with patients and their families on improving their relationships, coping skills, and positive change.
(714) 646-1580 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Brian Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a dedicated clinician who has worked in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings, which has given me a unique ability to offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a client can heal and grow in a way that is personalized to them. The focus of my work is providing therapeutic services to adolescent and adult individuals who struggle in areas including addiction, life transitions, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am incredibly passionate about helping clients discover new things about themselves and move towards their most authentic life.
(949) 899-6872 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Lily Tsutsumida
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Some of my focal areas are self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship health, unfulfilling behavior patterns, grief, teen issues, young adult issues, early and long-term recovery from substance use, relationship with body and food, and identity exploration.
Are you looking for a therapist who feels like a real person? Getting to the point where you are looking to sort out personal challenges can be very painful - I'm here to help you. Therapy is your time to talk through feelings, evaluate what's working and what isn't, and make choices about how to move forward. As your therapist, I listen and reflect back feelings and insights you share. I help you find connections and meaning in your experiences, and I ask questions to support a new perspective on your situation. I believe in embracing who you are and finding solutions that honor your specific mind, personality and values.
(949) 353-6782 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Lisa Enneis, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have over eighteen years of experience working with couples, families, children and teens. If you need help with your special needs child or troubled teen , I'd be happy to talk to you to determine if an evaluation or assessment would benefit you or your family member. I'd love to tell you about the tools I have in my tool chest (neurofeedback, EFT, EMDR.) that could help all your relationships improve, as well as the quality of your relationship with your child. I have the expertise you need; let me collaborate with you to solve your problems.
(714) 489-5935 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Carolyn Noble-Loder - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carolyn Noble-Loder is a California Licensed Clinical Therapist specializing in working with teens, adults, and families to overcome challenges and assist with major life transitions. Carolyn earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Pepperdine University. Her experience includes: anxiety, depression, body image, imposter syndrome, parent coaching, teen concerns, technology/social media, family communication, fear/phobias, difficult life transitions, relationship troubles, grief/trauma, culture and adjustment issues, partner-relational problems and parent-child issues.
(949) 835-4825 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Stacia Deiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have facilitated adolescent support groups, treatment center group therapy and have led parent psycho-education workshops as I find that the more involved I am in today's sub-cultures, the more I grow as a therapist.
Are you going through a situation that seems unmanageable? I understand how sometimes circumstances may feel overwhelming or hopeless. I am here to support you in dealing with curve balls, whether you are struggling with issues such as a life-changing event, adolescent challenges or mental disorders such as depression, anxiety or addiction. My priority is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment so that you feel comfortable in order to create changes at your own pace. I believe it is important to understand you as a person - not only who you are today, but also learn your unique life story.
(949) 270-3313 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Sahar Sara Teimoori
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
The ideal client is someone who comes to therapy with a willingness to work on his/her issues. I am experienced in child, adolescent , family and individual. It is possible that you've been to therapists and counselors in the past, and you've been disappointed by the lack of concern and care. It is my firm belief that no one deserves to endure the pain of psychological affliction, especially when real help is available. I do everything within my means to ensure my clients' success, and if you happen to be struggling, I want to extend the same help to you.
(949) 485-4198 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Jeannie Colvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Whether you have a high achieving teen who hits a wall, a low-achieving teen lacking motivation, arguing, self-harm, anxiety, depression, adjusting to a new family, or something else, I have helped lots of stressed families through this stage of life.
Please note: I am unable to accept new patients right now, but would be happy to share referrals of wonderful therapists who work with similar problems and people that I do. :Statement: Are you afraid your Teen or Pre- Teen is heading down the wrong path? I'd like to help. I work with families going through the teen years. If you are concerned about the choices your teen is making, you are not alone. Parenting a teen is not like parenting any other age. Great parents and adolescents often find this to be a difficult stage of life. For over 15 years, I have taught families the skills to survive and thrive during this unique time.
(949) 216-8717 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Melody Foxx
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, LMFT
Verified
Teen Support Groups are unique, because unlike other groups that labels groups "Anger Management", "Self-Esteem", etc.
I'd like to help... Your Relationship Within Yourself and With Others. I believe your mind and body work together; that you can create your own happiness by how you choose to respond to your feelings, and act towards yourselves and the world around you. If you are ready for change in your life, or would like to explore new ways of thinking and living your life, my Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy approaches may help. My goals for you are to receive new insight/tools that you can use to help create a better, happier life.
(949) 829-2960 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Kelly Barclay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you ready to make changes in your life and relationships? Are you a teenager who is struggling with distressing feelings,or an adult feeling challenged by the demands of parenting or your desire to improve your significant relationships? Whether you are ready for the next big step in your life or feeling completely stuck, I will help you discover the path that is right for you. I have 15 years of experience collaborating with clients to achieve relief from distressing symptoms, improve and rebuild damaged relationships, achieve personal goals, and create a calmer, more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(714) 582-5113 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Sandra Jane Chalupnik
MA
Hello! My passion is to work with those experiencing challenges or need encouragement, insight and perspective. If you're ready I'm here for you. I've been privileged for over 30 years to join with hundreds of people on their healing journey. I greatly respect and honor those courageous clients that decide to make important changes in their lives that benefit themselves and others they love. I specialize in working with childhood trauma, addressing the underlying issues that interfere with living a satisfying life today. Therapy for Couples and Relationships along with Children and Teen issues is provided.
(949) 427-9432 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Andrea D. Schoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: *COUPLES COUNSELING *ANXIETY *DEPRESSION *CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ISSUES *SUBSTANCE ABUSE *LOSS/GRIEF *RELATIONSHIP ISSUES *ADJUSTMENT ISSUES *ANGER MANAGEMENT *DIVORCE **I.
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen , I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
(714) 804-0590 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Jennifer Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile! I'm here to help! I would imagine you're here because you are struggling with one or more issues in your life right now. It may be that you've been stuck in the gripping bonds of anxiety for quite some time and everything you've tried is not helping. It may be that you're tired of feeling numb and constantly on autopilot where the days just seem to blend together without joy or happiness. Or you may have an adolescent that is having a hard time coping with the stress our teens experience with the pressure to get good grades, fit in, and excel in sports. If this sounds familiar, I can help.
(949) 397-2611 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Jennifer Pourvasei
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
If you are a teen or young adult who is struggling to find meaning and joy in your life, then I can help. Most clients I work with have been through some difficult experiences, and know in their heart that they can feel better than they do right now. Some experiment with alcohol and drugs to fix the problem, but it doesn't work. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed, I can help you sort through what the issues are, and how you can manage them in a way that lets you enjoy your life. I also have extensive experience helping adolescents work through traumatic experiences, so please reach out if that's you.
(714) 276-8833 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Gina L Sickels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Working in residential treatment for 14 years and private practice for 7 years, I have experience in working with abuse, neglect, dual diagnosis, family issues, adolescent and young adults issues, addiction, depression, anxiety and behavioral problems.
If you can change your thoughts, you can change your world! I believe learning how to challenge negative thoughts can greatly impact your mood and subsequent behaviors. I am passionate about helping others live the life they deserve! Unfortunately, past traumas, experiences and life circumstances change our perception and view of the world. Fear, depression, anxiety and mistrust can interfere with our ability to pursue dreams, aspirations and healthy relationships. I provide an environment where you can feel safe, encouraged and validated. Together we can develop appropriate therapeutic goals to help you move at your pace toward healing and change.
(714) 804-0598 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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The Weichman Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
It's tough being a parent today. Do you have a kid or teen who is struggling? Does your family need answers about your child's state of mind or are looking for actual tools to help heal your family dynamic? Our mission is simple: The Weichman Clinic provides comprehensive mental health services, evaluations, diagnosis and collaborative treatment. And we do it all in one place with a special focus on the unique physiological and psychological needs of children and adolescents.The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital's Neurosciences Institute provides unparalleled access to doctors and therapists who exclusively specialize in children and adolescents. Its multi-disciplinary team of professionals treats a variety of issues such as childhood or teenage developmental issues and complex mental health concerns. Each team member bring in-depth understanding of the unique needs of young people as well as a commitment to helping them gain insight into themselves so they can grow and thrive as adults.
(949) 537-2393 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Sari J Mendelsohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I love working with children and adolescents. Before I get a history from you, I like to meet with your teenager to let them feel like they have a choice in picking their therapist. This gives them a sense of control and they are then more committed to the therapy. I will integrate the family as necessary. I have extensive success with children of divorce, those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem and difficulty managing anger. I also connect well with adults and young adults dealing with life transitions.
(949) 334-7974 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

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

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