Female Therapists in Dana Point, CA

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Cynthia Zolner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92624  (Online Only)
NEW Clients Accepted. 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Specializations: Couples/Marital counseling, Codependency, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Utilizing Solution-Focused therapy.
NEW Clients Accepted. 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Specializations: Couples/Marital counseling, Codependency, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Utilizing Solution-Focused therapy.
(760) 428-1397 View (760) 428-1397
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Arlene K Unger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Change is an inevitable part of life. The lack of change or too much change can overwhelm us and derail our growth. No one escapes hardship and stress. During these times we need the trust, respect, and empathy of an impartial professional especially when family and friends are just too close to the matter. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, I've found that the healthier person reaches out for help beyond their immediate sphere. I see myself as a guide facilitating my patients' healthy risk taking and helping them manifest their visions for a better future.
Change is an inevitable part of life. The lack of change or too much change can overwhelm us and derail our growth. No one escapes hardship and stress. During these times we need the trust, respect, and empathy of an impartial professional especially when family and friends are just too close to the matter. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, I've found that the healthier person reaches out for help beyond their immediate sphere. I see myself as a guide facilitating my patients' healthy risk taking and helping them manifest their visions for a better future.
(949) 342-5931 View (949) 342-5931
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Kristen Levin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Life can be a lot to handle sometimes and keeping it all together is hard. When you're feeling overwhelmed or need to work through a challenging time in your life, it’s important to have a space and time where the focus is on just you, and to have support in the process.
Life can be a lot to handle sometimes and keeping it all together is hard. When you're feeling overwhelmed or need to work through a challenging time in your life, it’s important to have a space and time where the focus is on just you, and to have support in the process.
(714) 410-6338 View (714) 410-6338
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Dr. Catherin Snyder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
I Integrate Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality to Understand the Human Condition. All Humans are Different. Those Seeking to Find a Solution to their Current Struggles with Health, Relationships, or Money have Experienced Success with Me. Common Symptoms Include: guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, bipolar, mild to moderate substance issues, partner and or family relational problems, work related stress, and other life issues. I meet virtually as well as in-person walking psychotherapy sessions along the Monarch Beach Club as a way of maintaining fitness while doing psychotherapy! I am Building an IOP. Coming Soon. Email for Info
I Integrate Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality to Understand the Human Condition. All Humans are Different. Those Seeking to Find a Solution to their Current Struggles with Health, Relationships, or Money have Experienced Success with Me. Common Symptoms Include: guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, bipolar, mild to moderate substance issues, partner and or family relational problems, work related stress, and other life issues. I meet virtually as well as in-person walking psychotherapy sessions along the Monarch Beach Club as a way of maintaining fitness while doing psychotherapy! I am Building an IOP. Coming Soon. Email for Info
(844) 722-0252 View (844) 722-0252
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Candice Elloway
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
If you long for a safe space where your emotions are acknowledged and accepted, you are looking in the right place. I want to help you prioritize your mental health, and restore your inner peace. You may desire to uncover the unconscious patterns that prevent you from forming, or maintaining healthy relationships. Or maybe you just feel depleted and need help managing your stress. I approach therapy with humility and curiosity, and see you as the true expert in your own life. As we delve into whatever is interfering with your happiness, you will discover that therapy can open your mind and offer much more than a label or diagnosis
If you long for a safe space where your emotions are acknowledged and accepted, you are looking in the right place. I want to help you prioritize your mental health, and restore your inner peace. You may desire to uncover the unconscious patterns that prevent you from forming, or maintaining healthy relationships. Or maybe you just feel depleted and need help managing your stress. I approach therapy with humility and curiosity, and see you as the true expert in your own life. As we delve into whatever is interfering with your happiness, you will discover that therapy can open your mind and offer much more than a label or diagnosis
(949) 998-3948 View (949) 998-3948
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Marla Faith Maciel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW with experience working with individuals, couples, and families from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. I have experience working with individuals with grief, loss, trauma, substance abuse, previous incarceration, chronic medical issues, and family relational issues. I also have knowledge and experience working with individuals to manage chronic mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. With empathy, compassion and 30 years of experience I am available to help guide you through this journey of healing and managing your current situation.
I am an LCSW with experience working with individuals, couples, and families from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. I have experience working with individuals with grief, loss, trauma, substance abuse, previous incarceration, chronic medical issues, and family relational issues. I also have knowledge and experience working with individuals to manage chronic mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. With empathy, compassion and 30 years of experience I am available to help guide you through this journey of healing and managing your current situation.
(714) 294-2327 View (714) 294-2327
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Dr. Kramer
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Dana Point, 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
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Raquel A Keck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Are you a young adult venturing into the professional world, struggling with imposter syndrome? Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of transitioning from school to a new career, feeling uncertain about your identity in this new phase of life. Are you yearning for genuine connections, struggling to find people who truly understand you? I'm a dedicated therapist who specializes in supporting individuals like you who are navigating the complexities of young adulthood. I understand the unique challenges you face during this transformative time, and I'm here to guide you through them with empathy and care.
Are you a young adult venturing into the professional world, struggling with imposter syndrome? Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of transitioning from school to a new career, feeling uncertain about your identity in this new phase of life. Are you yearning for genuine connections, struggling to find people who truly understand you? I'm a dedicated therapist who specializes in supporting individuals like you who are navigating the complexities of young adulthood. I understand the unique challenges you face during this transformative time, and I'm here to guide you through them with empathy and care.
(530) 454-8979 View (530) 454-8979
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Sylvia Palda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
I can help you identify and meet your deepest needs while transforming your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to have my clients become successfully independent with life-long tools for success.
I can help you identify and meet your deepest needs while transforming your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to have my clients become successfully independent with life-long tools for success.
(949) 829-2979 View (949) 829-2979
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Educated Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
Growing into a better life is done one small step at a time. Change is always possible, and it does not have to be overwhelming. My private practice is focused on individuals and their families impacted by issues related to unique academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Most of my clients are children, teenagers, and adults. My clients commonly struggle to obtain maximum performance and may need a boost of motivation to make it to the finish line. I believe in a team approach and collaborate with other professionals and family members to participate when appropriate.
Growing into a better life is done one small step at a time. Change is always possible, and it does not have to be overwhelming. My private practice is focused on individuals and their families impacted by issues related to unique academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Most of my clients are children, teenagers, and adults. My clients commonly struggle to obtain maximum performance and may need a boost of motivation to make it to the finish line. I believe in a team approach and collaborate with other professionals and family members to participate when appropriate.
(949) 312-5370 View (949) 312-5370
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Debbie Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
Addiction, Addiction, Addiction. How can I stop using my vice? Do you suffer from chronic pain? Have you tried everything but feel like you are at the end of their rope? Are you feeling depressed, sleepless nights, irritability? Trouble staying free from pain? Is it time for you to turn your life over, but feeling frustrated? I offer faith for the faithless, hope for the hopeless, and like working with individuals that are motivated to work on their issues. I believe in short term therapy. If you have an issue, we will find a solution so you can move on with your life.
Addiction, Addiction, Addiction. How can I stop using my vice? Do you suffer from chronic pain? Have you tried everything but feel like you are at the end of their rope? Are you feeling depressed, sleepless nights, irritability? Trouble staying free from pain? Is it time for you to turn your life over, but feeling frustrated? I offer faith for the faithless, hope for the hopeless, and like working with individuals that are motivated to work on their issues. I believe in short term therapy. If you have an issue, we will find a solution so you can move on with your life.
(949) 249-8888 View (949) 249-8888
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Niloufar Nekou - Alter Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
I'm the Chief Clinical Officer for Alter Behavioral Health located across Southern California. We have facilities in Irvine, Dana Point, San Diego, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, and San Juan Capistrano. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in a range of psychotherapy areas, including trauma, substance and alcohol abuse, and embracing cultural diversity.
I'm the Chief Clinical Officer for Alter Behavioral Health located across Southern California. We have facilities in Irvine, Dana Point, San Diego, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, and San Juan Capistrano. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in a range of psychotherapy areas, including trauma, substance and alcohol abuse, and embracing cultural diversity.
(949) 787-0851 View (949) 787-0851
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Dr. Jennifer Berg - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been providing assessment and therapy services for adults and adolescents for the past 10 years. I provide a warm, open, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you will feel safe and supported to explore your difficulties and develop the skills necessary to build the life you want to live. My approach to therapy is informed by research and I draw from various types of evidence-based treatments to create treatment plans that are tailored to each individual's unique and specific needs.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been providing assessment and therapy services for adults and adolescents for the past 10 years. I provide a warm, open, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you will feel safe and supported to explore your difficulties and develop the skills necessary to build the life you want to live. My approach to therapy is informed by research and I draw from various types of evidence-based treatments to create treatment plans that are tailored to each individual's unique and specific needs.
(949) 401-7227 View (949) 401-7227
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Beverly Ventura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi As a therapist I use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients explore and resolve current and past issues holding them back. I help clients get unstuck in their lives, learn the skill sets needed to repair and rebuild relationships, heal emotional wounds and pursue the life they envision. I reinforce personal and professional growth,self awareness and life fulfillment.
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi As a therapist I use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients explore and resolve current and past issues holding them back. I help clients get unstuck in their lives, learn the skill sets needed to repair and rebuild relationships, heal emotional wounds and pursue the life they envision. I reinforce personal and professional growth,self awareness and life fulfillment.
(949) 216-8579 View (949) 216-8579
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Estee Huff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Focus on creating a secure bond with your partner. My goal as a therapist is to support couples on the adventure of finding their way to each other. Connect with yourself and your partner as you both find insights into your relationship.
Focus on creating a secure bond with your partner. My goal as a therapist is to support couples on the adventure of finding their way to each other. Connect with yourself and your partner as you both find insights into your relationship.
(619) 664-4668 View (619) 664-4668
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Khan Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Welcome. Here at Khan Counseling, we believe that the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship is for everyone. We welcome those of all identities, and from all walks of life. We are allies and advocates. We are not here to judge or "fix." We will meet you exactly where you are. Everyone has the potential to live their fullest, most joyful lives. Let us help guide you on your unique journey to yours.
Welcome. Here at Khan Counseling, we believe that the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship is for everyone. We welcome those of all identities, and from all walks of life. We are allies and advocates. We are not here to judge or "fix." We will meet you exactly where you are. Everyone has the potential to live their fullest, most joyful lives. Let us help guide you on your unique journey to yours.
(714) 646-1496 View (714) 646-1496
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Selena Rose Emond
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
If you are having parenting challenges, behavior issues, a child with Autism or other developmental delays please contact me. I can help. We provide one on one services to children, parent training, school shadows, teacher in service talks. Our goal is to help your family go from good to great!
If you are having parenting challenges, behavior issues, a child with Autism or other developmental delays please contact me. I can help. We provide one on one services to children, parent training, school shadows, teacher in service talks. Our goal is to help your family go from good to great!
(714) 975-5821 View (714) 975-5821
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Elizabeth M Domingos-Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
Welcome! Therapy can be a safe place to explore your fears and worries, and also a place where you can learn new coping strategies, while finding hope and healing. Many of us have wounds from the past and often, new traumas can trigger those wounds to re-emerge. However, living the life you deserve is possible. I believe in the power of the human spirit and that it moves us towards healing. In therapy, you can find your way back to our path or create a new one. I see clients only via teletherapy.
Welcome! Therapy can be a safe place to explore your fears and worries, and also a place where you can learn new coping strategies, while finding hope and healing. Many of us have wounds from the past and often, new traumas can trigger those wounds to re-emerge. However, living the life you deserve is possible. I believe in the power of the human spirit and that it moves us towards healing. In therapy, you can find your way back to our path or create a new one. I see clients only via teletherapy.
(714) 710-1821 View (714) 710-1821
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Sara Afsharpour
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
Therapy can benefit quite a few people, many of whom don’t need to have a mental disorder to reap the benefits. Some people it can benefit include: People with Low Self- Esteem. Being confident can land you the relationship of your dreams, get you that promotion you always wanted and makes you feel good. The problem is that some people don’t have enough self-esteem. Sometimes we are not happy with our appearance, or an event in the past killed our confidence, such as rejection or childhood trauma. Either way, with therapy, you can develop your self-esteem.
Therapy can benefit quite a few people, many of whom don’t need to have a mental disorder to reap the benefits. Some people it can benefit include: People with Low Self- Esteem. Being confident can land you the relationship of your dreams, get you that promotion you always wanted and makes you feel good. The problem is that some people don’t have enough self-esteem. Sometimes we are not happy with our appearance, or an event in the past killed our confidence, such as rejection or childhood trauma. Either way, with therapy, you can develop your self-esteem.
(714) 790-9213 View (714) 790-9213
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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
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.