Therapists for Teens in Costa Mesa, CA

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Janelle Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hi! I am a self-esteem, ADHD and body image specialist. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and work with teen and adult individuals, age 17 and above. My passion is in helping individuals struggling with negative body image, executive function issues and/or depression, work on building up their self-esteem, learn about their brain, decrease perfectionism and anxiety, and develop healthy relationships. I help my clients to develop a deeper sense of self-worth, examine old behavior patterns and create new patterns, learn boundary setting, and create a better balanced and more fulfilling life.
Hi! I am a self-esteem, ADHD and body image specialist. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and work with teen and adult individuals, age 17 and above. My passion is in helping individuals struggling with negative body image, executive function issues and/or depression, work on building up their self-esteem, learn about their brain, decrease perfectionism and anxiety, and develop healthy relationships. I help my clients to develop a deeper sense of self-worth, examine old behavior patterns and create new patterns, learn boundary setting, and create a better balanced and more fulfilling life.
(562) 740-8460 View (562) 740-8460
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Paul Larez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience, I provide compassionate, relationally-focused therapy for individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds and ages. I have experience treating depression and anxiety concerns, family conflict, and relationship concerns. I also have training in trauma and addiction recovery, and specialize in treating individuals struggling from childhood abuse, recent traumas, compulsive sexual behaviors, and substance-related disorders.
As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience, I provide compassionate, relationally-focused therapy for individuals, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds and ages. I have experience treating depression and anxiety concerns, family conflict, and relationship concerns. I also have training in trauma and addiction recovery, and specialize in treating individuals struggling from childhood abuse, recent traumas, compulsive sexual behaviors, and substance-related disorders.
(657) 837-5905 View (657) 837-5905
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Michael Mazzarino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
If you are facing anxiety, depression, or uncontrollable emotions I am here to help. I am passionate about my work with individuals, families, couples, & children/teens. I aim to help my clients make positive improvements both inside & outside the therapy room. My work as a therapist is to help support individuals in gaining more insight about environmental stressors & to improve communication.
If you are facing anxiety, depression, or uncontrollable emotions I am here to help. I am passionate about my work with individuals, families, couples, & children/teens. I aim to help my clients make positive improvements both inside & outside the therapy room. My work as a therapist is to help support individuals in gaining more insight about environmental stressors & to improve communication.
(562) 416-2988 View (562) 416-2988
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Alicia Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients for 2024! Whether you struggle with moderate/severe anxiety, depression, unbalanced relationships or boundaries, chronic illness or burnout- I may be able to help! Many (but not all) of my clients are: women or non-binary folks between the ages of 20-45 and part of the LGBTQ+ community • Identify as BIPOC, Latinx, or multiracial • Work in highly stressful positions (including entrepreneurs) and struggle with chronic burnout • Have experienced significant traumas and/or abuse. My couples' therapy clients often love each other immensely, but struggle with healthy communication, trust, and/or intimacy issues.
Accepting new clients for 2024! Whether you struggle with moderate/severe anxiety, depression, unbalanced relationships or boundaries, chronic illness or burnout- I may be able to help! Many (but not all) of my clients are: women or non-binary folks between the ages of 20-45 and part of the LGBTQ+ community • Identify as BIPOC, Latinx, or multiracial • Work in highly stressful positions (including entrepreneurs) and struggle with chronic burnout • Have experienced significant traumas and/or abuse. My couples' therapy clients often love each other immensely, but struggle with healthy communication, trust, and/or intimacy issues.
(657) 366-5433 View (657) 366-5433
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Emily Majano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Emily Majano is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has 6+ years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Emily is passionate about assisting people in uncovering how their past experiences are impacting their present life. She utilizes a traumainformed, psychodynamic, and attachmentbased approach to treating her clients. Emily has a great deal of experience treating mood disorders, traumarelated disorders, substance use disorders and personality disorders. She seeks to create a safe sanctuary for her clients to explore, grow and heal.
Emily Majano is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has 6+ years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Emily is passionate about assisting people in uncovering how their past experiences are impacting their present life. She utilizes a traumainformed, psychodynamic, and attachmentbased approach to treating her clients. Emily has a great deal of experience treating mood disorders, traumarelated disorders, substance use disorders and personality disorders. She seeks to create a safe sanctuary for her clients to explore, grow and heal.
(949) 889-1712 View (949) 889-1712
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Brian Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
As a dedicated clinician with extensive experience across residential, outpatient, and private practice settings, I offer a unique and comprehensive approach to therapy. I specialize in assisting adults and adolescents through a variety of challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and life transitions. I am passionate about providing a nurturing space where those I work with can embark on a journey toward healing and discovering their authentic selves.
As a dedicated clinician with extensive experience across residential, outpatient, and private practice settings, I offer a unique and comprehensive approach to therapy. I specialize in assisting adults and adolescents through a variety of challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and life transitions. I am passionate about providing a nurturing space where those I work with can embark on a journey toward healing and discovering their authentic selves.
(949) 899-6872 View (949) 899-6872
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Kaitlyn McCarty
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently offering therapy to individuals, couples and minors 8-18. My personal and professional experience has equipped me to work with a variety of therapeutic goals including partnering with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, neurodivergence, ADHD, Autism, parenting special needs children, grief/loss, abuse, and life transitions. I offer an individualized approach that is marked with kindness and understanding. I would love to have a conversation about your personal goals and how I might partner with you in your journey.
I am currently offering therapy to individuals, couples and minors 8-18. My personal and professional experience has equipped me to work with a variety of therapeutic goals including partnering with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, neurodivergence, ADHD, Autism, parenting special needs children, grief/loss, abuse, and life transitions. I offer an individualized approach that is marked with kindness and understanding. I would love to have a conversation about your personal goals and how I might partner with you in your journey.
(657) 387-0209 View (657) 387-0209
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Carly Portillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hello! I am Carly Portillo, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, CA. I am a warm, collaborative therapist committed to working with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Did you know that studies show that a strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client was one of the most influential factors in positive therapy outcomes? It is so important to me that my clients feel seen, heard, and connected with me throughout the therapy process. I am passionate about creating an environment that is welcoming, nonjudgmental, and safe.
Hello! I am Carly Portillo, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, CA. I am a warm, collaborative therapist committed to working with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Did you know that studies show that a strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client was one of the most influential factors in positive therapy outcomes? It is so important to me that my clients feel seen, heard, and connected with me throughout the therapy process. I am passionate about creating an environment that is welcoming, nonjudgmental, and safe.
(949) 749-6845 View (949) 749-6845
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Carol Jean Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
With sensitivity and compassion, I endeavor to help individuals bring resolution to relationship issues, whether they be marital, family, parenting, friendship, or work related difficulties. I also believe in the healing power of therapy groups that focus on understanding and support.
With sensitivity and compassion, I endeavor to help individuals bring resolution to relationship issues, whether they be marital, family, parenting, friendship, or work related difficulties. I also believe in the healing power of therapy groups that focus on understanding and support.
(714) 646-6563 View (714) 646-6563
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Ann-Margaret Mercier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Research suggests that it often takes a decade or more for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to find appropriate treatment. As a therapist with lived experience of this complex and often misunderstood condition, I know firsthand both how painful and debilitating OCD can be as well as the limitations of traditional talk therapy in the treatment of obsessions and compulsions. My goal is to empower clients by providing them with the evidence-based tools and emotional support they need not only to successfully manage symptoms of OCD and anxiety disorders, but to thrive beyond the illusion of absolute certainty.
Research suggests that it often takes a decade or more for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to find appropriate treatment. As a therapist with lived experience of this complex and often misunderstood condition, I know firsthand both how painful and debilitating OCD can be as well as the limitations of traditional talk therapy in the treatment of obsessions and compulsions. My goal is to empower clients by providing them with the evidence-based tools and emotional support they need not only to successfully manage symptoms of OCD and anxiety disorders, but to thrive beyond the illusion of absolute certainty.
(657) 571-2946 View (657) 571-2946
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Kari Ann Tuggle-Nord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CHES
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kari, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Registered Dietitian. I support individuals experiencing anxiety and depression, struggling with an eating disorder, caught in addiction, or navigating a life transition. I have specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and common co-occurring disorders such as OCD, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and substance use. I also support people who want to improve their lives by setting healthier boundaries, building confidence, and living more aligned to their values.
Hi, I’m Kari, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Registered Dietitian. I support individuals experiencing anxiety and depression, struggling with an eating disorder, caught in addiction, or navigating a life transition. I have specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and common co-occurring disorders such as OCD, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and substance use. I also support people who want to improve their lives by setting healthier boundaries, building confidence, and living more aligned to their values.
(657) 214-3144 View (657) 214-3144
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Brooklynn Kendall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ community, their allies, kink and polyamorous communities. My past and current work involves life changing medical diagnosis, questions surrounding sexuality and gender, and couples working through whether to get married, stay together, navigating separation with families, and healing relationship wounds. I founded The Nest Counseling Center to provide opportunities for Associate Therapists to continue their education in providing therapy to the LGBTQ Community.
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ community, their allies, kink and polyamorous communities. My past and current work involves life changing medical diagnosis, questions surrounding sexuality and gender, and couples working through whether to get married, stay together, navigating separation with families, and healing relationship wounds. I founded The Nest Counseling Center to provide opportunities for Associate Therapists to continue their education in providing therapy to the LGBTQ Community.
(657) 317-7870 View (657) 317-7870
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Brain Wellness Institute
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychological evaluation, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapy. I obtained my PhD Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University and completed my fellowship at UCLA, pre-doctoral internship at Vanderbilt University, and Bachelor's degree from USC. I also received clinical training at the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychological evaluation, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapy. I obtained my PhD Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University and completed my fellowship at UCLA, pre-doctoral internship at Vanderbilt University, and Bachelor's degree from USC. I also received clinical training at the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute.
(949) 835-4495 View (949) 835-4495
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Insight4Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hello! I'm a licensed therapist practicing in Costa Mesa, CA, who enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, self/family acceptance, relationship conflicts, and trauma. If you are feeling stuck and wanting to change, therapy is an option worth exploring. Let me help you improve your emotional well being, enhance your ability to engage in relationships, and empower you with the tools necessary to restore balance in your life.
Hello! I'm a licensed therapist practicing in Costa Mesa, CA, who enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, self/family acceptance, relationship conflicts, and trauma. If you are feeling stuck and wanting to change, therapy is an option worth exploring. Let me help you improve your emotional well being, enhance your ability to engage in relationships, and empower you with the tools necessary to restore balance in your life.
(949) 438-5597 View (949) 438-5597
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Clarity Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626  (Online Only)
We don't do journaling out loud. Some forms of therapy can be the equivalent to what we call "journaling out loud" where each session is comprised of whatever you feel like sharing about from your week or your past. While this type of process is important to the counseling process and does occur in some amount each week, this isn't the work of therapy that facilitates healing. In our view, you will feel temporary relief from doing this in the same way that you do when journaling or talking to a friend. In counseling jargon we call this "catharsis."
We don't do journaling out loud. Some forms of therapy can be the equivalent to what we call "journaling out loud" where each session is comprised of whatever you feel like sharing about from your week or your past. While this type of process is important to the counseling process and does occur in some amount each week, this isn't the work of therapy that facilitates healing. In our view, you will feel temporary relief from doing this in the same way that you do when journaling or talking to a friend. In counseling jargon we call this "catharsis."
(657) 208-4334 View (657) 208-4334
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Lorelei O'Neill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Are you discouraged, losing hope, simply feeling stuck? Maybe you are at a pivotal place and need help in changing perspective to discover new options in how you can approach relationships with others and yourself, as well as life in general. Learn how to cultivate hope by challenging destructive belief systems. Discover creative approaches to life's challenges that can assist in managing anxiety, reduce depression and increase your overall sense of well being. I can assist in identifying the obstacles to growth . It is possible to rethink your goals, establish new dreams and adjust your expectations to greater satisfaction.
Are you discouraged, losing hope, simply feeling stuck? Maybe you are at a pivotal place and need help in changing perspective to discover new options in how you can approach relationships with others and yourself, as well as life in general. Learn how to cultivate hope by challenging destructive belief systems. Discover creative approaches to life's challenges that can assist in managing anxiety, reduce depression and increase your overall sense of well being. I can assist in identifying the obstacles to growth . It is possible to rethink your goals, establish new dreams and adjust your expectations to greater satisfaction.
(949) 860-7480 View (949) 860-7480
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Jake Stowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
My name is Jake Stowell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Costa Mesa, California at Journeys Counseling Ministry. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. Much of my experience has been with minors and adult men who struggle with issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, divorce, grief, and trauma. Counseling takes many forms, as it is important to tailor treatment to each person or family's needs. When working with children, I strongly believe in incorporating caregivers as much as possible, as this helps ensure lasting health and wellness.
My name is Jake Stowell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Costa Mesa, California at Journeys Counseling Ministry. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. Much of my experience has been with minors and adult men who struggle with issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, divorce, grief, and trauma. Counseling takes many forms, as it is important to tailor treatment to each person or family's needs. When working with children, I strongly believe in incorporating caregivers as much as possible, as this helps ensure lasting health and wellness.
(714) 361-1941 x110 View (714) 361-1941 x110
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Emma Mericle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Emma believes in a person-centered, collaborative approach to promote personal discovery and growth. Utilizing various modalities, she helps clients create a custom and unique treatment plan that fits their needs. Her warmth and empathy creates a supportive and safe space where clients of all ages can process and heal.
Emma believes in a person-centered, collaborative approach to promote personal discovery and growth. Utilizing various modalities, she helps clients create a custom and unique treatment plan that fits their needs. Her warmth and empathy creates a supportive and safe space where clients of all ages can process and heal.
(949) 776-5844 View (949) 776-5844
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Shanel Rodriguez Castrejon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Therapy is about removing obstacles and finding your inner wisdom that has been lost or suppressed along the way. Many of us break off from our authentic selves in order to survive difficult experiences in life. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative to help you build strength and confidence. Utilizing an integrative approach I incorporate modalities such as mind-body connection, attachment theory, CBT and ACT.
Therapy is about removing obstacles and finding your inner wisdom that has been lost or suppressed along the way. Many of us break off from our authentic selves in order to survive difficult experiences in life. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative to help you build strength and confidence. Utilizing an integrative approach I incorporate modalities such as mind-body connection, attachment theory, CBT and ACT.
(949) 676-5440 View (949) 676-5440
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Amber Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Life can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and/or relationship troubles, you don't have to do this journey alone. Together, we can navigate through challenging and uncomfortable roads in order to discover the meaningful path you wish to be on. I will walk alongside you to identify your values, strengths, and preferences in a collaborative and empowering way. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.
Life can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and/or relationship troubles, you don't have to do this journey alone. Together, we can navigate through challenging and uncomfortable roads in order to discover the meaningful path you wish to be on. I will walk alongside you to identify your values, strengths, and preferences in a collaborative and empowering way. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.
(657) 216-6668 View (657) 216-6668