Therapists for Teens in Costa Mesa, CA

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Photo of Kristel Yoneda, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
Kristel Yoneda
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626  (Online Only)
As a queer Japanese-American, I believe the authentic self is a hard-earned accomplishment. Clients who connect with me are often similarly invested in identity work and reauthoring their narrative to reflect who they are. Together, we explore how external systems such as capitalism and patriarchy impact how they understand themselves, how they walk through the world, and how they connect with others.
As a queer Japanese-American, I believe the authentic self is a hard-earned accomplishment. Clients who connect with me are often similarly invested in identity work and reauthoring their narrative to reflect who they are. Together, we explore how external systems such as capitalism and patriarchy impact how they understand themselves, how they walk through the world, and how they connect with others.
(657) 571-3924 View (657) 571-3924
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Summer Witty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we can feel inadequate in dealing with life struggles that come our way. Sometimes we feel like we've tried everything, but for some reason we still feel stuck despite our best efforts. Although there are times in our lives when we feel great, there are also times in our lives when we feel hopeless, anxious, depressed, or even lost. Sometimes, we can pinpoint why we feel this way, and other times, these feelings seem to just come upon us for no apparent reason. Both can make life incredibly difficult.
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we can feel inadequate in dealing with life struggles that come our way. Sometimes we feel like we've tried everything, but for some reason we still feel stuck despite our best efforts. Although there are times in our lives when we feel great, there are also times in our lives when we feel hopeless, anxious, depressed, or even lost. Sometimes, we can pinpoint why we feel this way, and other times, these feelings seem to just come upon us for no apparent reason. Both can make life incredibly difficult.
(949) 536-9770 View (949) 536-9770
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Sean Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
For individuals challenged with developing motivation, it is beneficial to strengthen clarity, drive, and accountability. In today’s environment, the list of reasons for not moving forward with personal goals seems endless, and often times justifiable. Suggestion provided by others often times result in feelings of rejection. Conversely, the ability to reframe personal thoughts, feelings, and concerns into relevant goals results in stimulation and even excitement.
For individuals challenged with developing motivation, it is beneficial to strengthen clarity, drive, and accountability. In today’s environment, the list of reasons for not moving forward with personal goals seems endless, and often times justifiable. Suggestion provided by others often times result in feelings of rejection. Conversely, the ability to reframe personal thoughts, feelings, and concerns into relevant goals results in stimulation and even excitement.
(949) 422-2535 View (949) 422-2535
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Melody Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ACHT
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have been practicing for over 18-years and traditionally from a psychodynamic approach. However, over the years I have transitioned to a multifaceted approach incorporating a Psychodynamic modality with EMDR, Performance Psychology, and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy (HCH). This integrated approach is a much deeper process of psychotherapy and is achieved through a relaxed state of consciousness. HCH embraces the concept of self-determination and the belief that every client contains, deep within their own subconscious mind, the key to their own individual health and healing.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have been practicing for over 18-years and traditionally from a psychodynamic approach. However, over the years I have transitioned to a multifaceted approach incorporating a Psychodynamic modality with EMDR, Performance Psychology, and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy (HCH). This integrated approach is a much deeper process of psychotherapy and is achieved through a relaxed state of consciousness. HCH embraces the concept of self-determination and the belief that every client contains, deep within their own subconscious mind, the key to their own individual health and healing.
(949) 749-5954 View (949) 749-5954
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Sara Wolfrom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out my profile! My approach to therapy is non-pathologizing and client centered meaning I believe my clients are the experts of their own story. I work to collaborate with my clients on ways to approach their issues from a place of empathy and compassion. I place emphasis on my clients strengths and work to uncover areas in which my clients may not be able to see their skills being used.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out my profile! My approach to therapy is non-pathologizing and client centered meaning I believe my clients are the experts of their own story. I work to collaborate with my clients on ways to approach their issues from a place of empathy and compassion. I place emphasis on my clients strengths and work to uncover areas in which my clients may not be able to see their skills being used.
(657) 385-8446 View (657) 385-8446
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Shanel Rodriguez Castrejon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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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Lorelei O'Neill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
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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Cheri Ota
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hi, thank you for reading a snapshot of my work. After completing undergraduate studies in psychology, I detoured into corporate fields of advertising and finance. Those years of experience and my own therapy kept me close to my interest in mental health. It led me to earning an MA in psychology to become a therapist. Throughout this work, it is important for me that you feel seen, heard, and your voice upheld as a guidepost. Coming from a diverse family, I appreciate the complexities of building your self identity and having sense of self.
Hi, thank you for reading a snapshot of my work. After completing undergraduate studies in psychology, I detoured into corporate fields of advertising and finance. Those years of experience and my own therapy kept me close to my interest in mental health. It led me to earning an MA in psychology to become a therapist. Throughout this work, it is important for me that you feel seen, heard, and your voice upheld as a guidepost. Coming from a diverse family, I appreciate the complexities of building your self identity and having sense of self.
(657) 571-3497 View (657) 571-3497
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Gina Ramshaw
MA, MS, BCBA
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
As a parent, you may be feeling overwhelmed and hopeless on how to best help your struggling child in school. You may wonder if you are doing everything that you can for your child. Understanding your child’s behavior and how it is impacting their learning in the classroom can be frustrating and complicated for you to navigate on your own. You believe that if you knew “WHY” your child was behaving in such a manner then they would be able to be happy and successful in school and, in turn, would be able to learn.
As a parent, you may be feeling overwhelmed and hopeless on how to best help your struggling child in school. You may wonder if you are doing everything that you can for your child. Understanding your child’s behavior and how it is impacting their learning in the classroom can be frustrating and complicated for you to navigate on your own. You believe that if you knew “WHY” your child was behaving in such a manner then they would be able to be happy and successful in school and, in turn, would be able to learn.
(714) 942-2403 View (714) 942-2403
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Ann-Margaret Mercier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
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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Marissa Diane Giblin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627  (Online Only)
I believe the challenges we face in life can become catalysts for change and opportunities for growth. Struggling through problems alone is painful and can leave you feeling stuck in old patterns and beliefs. Therapy offers a safe space for healing through the power of human connection and the feeling of being understood.
I believe the challenges we face in life can become catalysts for change and opportunities for growth. Struggling through problems alone is painful and can leave you feeling stuck in old patterns and beliefs. Therapy offers a safe space for healing through the power of human connection and the feeling of being understood.
(949) 998-3920 View (949) 998-3920
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Jonathan Maynard
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Does a diagnosis ever feel like a burden to you? I am more interested in focusing on who you are than a diagnosis you may carry with you. I believe all people are people first, no matter what. Tapping into who you are and being seen can take some courage, especially at the beginning.
Does a diagnosis ever feel like a burden to you? I am more interested in focusing on who you are than a diagnosis you may carry with you. I believe all people are people first, no matter what. Tapping into who you are and being seen can take some courage, especially at the beginning.
(949) 844-3520 View (949) 844-3520
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Carly Portillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
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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Ylena Shayne
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627  (Online Only)
My primary goal as a therapist is to foster a safe, supportive, accepting and also challenging space that encourages personal growth and healing for each of my clients. To achieve this, I use an integrative treatment approach, grounded in psychodynamic and interpersonal theories, that encourages mindful self-reflection on internal experiences, authentic expression of affect and a benign curiosity about our personal experiences. My experience and training have made me comfortable working with a range of mental health concerns and a diversity of cultural backgrounds.
My primary goal as a therapist is to foster a safe, supportive, accepting and also challenging space that encourages personal growth and healing for each of my clients. To achieve this, I use an integrative treatment approach, grounded in psychodynamic and interpersonal theories, that encourages mindful self-reflection on internal experiences, authentic expression of affect and a benign curiosity about our personal experiences. My experience and training have made me comfortable working with a range of mental health concerns and a diversity of cultural backgrounds.
(949) 529-1450 View (949) 529-1450
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Kaylee Underhill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hello! I’m Kaylee, and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with teens, young adults, and couples. I believe that health and healing comes from exploring and integrating all aspects of yourself. We are physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational beings, and I believe it is crucial to be seen and understood as a whole person. My desire is to create a grace-filled environment for you to navigate life changes, new relationships, conflict, and healing.
Hello! I’m Kaylee, and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with teens, young adults, and couples. I believe that health and healing comes from exploring and integrating all aspects of yourself. We are physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational beings, and I believe it is crucial to be seen and understood as a whole person. My desire is to create a grace-filled environment for you to navigate life changes, new relationships, conflict, and healing.
(714) 902-2993 View (714) 902-2993
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Donald W (Donny) Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Waitlist for new clients
Hello there! Are you transgender or are you gender-questioning? Do you identify as gay or lesbian or bisexual? Are you unsure about who or with what label you identify with, or are you even sure you want to be labeled? Welcome, you've come to the right place....
Hello there! Are you transgender or are you gender-questioning? Do you identify as gay or lesbian or bisexual? Are you unsure about who or with what label you identify with, or are you even sure you want to be labeled? Welcome, you've come to the right place....
(714) 581-9584 View (714) 581-9584
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Lisa Maurel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are digging for the courage to pursue your dreams, change a self destructive pattern,or live a more fulfilled life; the journey to wholeness is worth taking. I specialize with people at major cross roads in their lives who want to stop hiding, stop using, stop living in fear and begin living more fully from their heart. While I currently have a wait list, see my endorsements for other professionals sources. I am a founding board member of the Malama Collective. For sliding scale psychotherapy, visit The Malama Collective, our non-profit mental health clinic.
Whether you are digging for the courage to pursue your dreams, change a self destructive pattern,or live a more fulfilled life; the journey to wholeness is worth taking. I specialize with people at major cross roads in their lives who want to stop hiding, stop using, stop living in fear and begin living more fully from their heart. While I currently have a wait list, see my endorsements for other professionals sources. I am a founding board member of the Malama Collective. For sliding scale psychotherapy, visit The Malama Collective, our non-profit mental health clinic.
(714) 215-9161 View (714) 215-9161
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Veronica Kelly Thurman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
While navigating through my own life I found myself drawn to helping others and wanting to better understand their stories and motivations. I found it rewarding when I could make someone feel heard, accepted, and understood. This, combined with my own experience benefiting from therapy, inspired me to pursue becoming a therapist. After receiving my MA in psychology in 2018, I worked in a variety of settings. I have supported clients with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relational issues, personality disorders and trauma. I use an eclectic approach to therapy that I tailor to meet the needs of each client.
While navigating through my own life I found myself drawn to helping others and wanting to better understand their stories and motivations. I found it rewarding when I could make someone feel heard, accepted, and understood. This, combined with my own experience benefiting from therapy, inspired me to pursue becoming a therapist. After receiving my MA in psychology in 2018, I worked in a variety of settings. I have supported clients with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relational issues, personality disorders and trauma. I use an eclectic approach to therapy that I tailor to meet the needs of each client.
(949) 997-2459 View (949) 997-2459
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Adriana Kalajian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
I work with individuals who feel like they're constantly swimming against the tide, especially those within the neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ communities. If you're wrestling with the feeling of being out of sync in a world that seems to demand conformity, or if the societal 'norms' seem more like hurdles than pathways, therapy can be a beacon. This is your arena to discover and embrace your unique self, to find strategies that align with your true identity, and to carve out a life that feels like yours.
I work with individuals who feel like they're constantly swimming against the tide, especially those within the neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ communities. If you're wrestling with the feeling of being out of sync in a world that seems to demand conformity, or if the societal 'norms' seem more like hurdles than pathways, therapy can be a beacon. This is your arena to discover and embrace your unique self, to find strategies that align with your true identity, and to carve out a life that feels like yours.
(949) 776-5461 View (949) 776-5461
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Ava Mohtashemi
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Welcome! I'm Ava. I understand how difficult and isolating navigating mental health challenges can be. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, wanting to build more self-confidence, or finally ready to process past traumas, I am here. I am passionate about this work because I truly believe in our individual and collective healing. My approach to therapy is always strengths-based and collaborative.
Welcome! I'm Ava. I understand how difficult and isolating navigating mental health challenges can be. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, wanting to build more self-confidence, or finally ready to process past traumas, I am here. I am passionate about this work because I truly believe in our individual and collective healing. My approach to therapy is always strengths-based and collaborative.
(657) 530-5512 View (657) 530-5512

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