So happy to see you here. Hi, I am Candida. I have lived in San Diego since 2013 after moving from my enchanted home state of New Mexico. For me, life is one big, beautiful journey. After losing my parents a year apart from each other in my early 20’s, I became my younger sister’s legal caregiver. My sister is My Greatest Teacher in unconditional love, the true meaning of beauty and a deep understanding of the value of simplicity and connection. I believe in the power of self-care through meditation, dance, a good workout, music, reading/learning, cooking, exploring the outdoors and connecting with the earth.
I am committed to helping people achieve a sense of happiness, health, and well-being and to maximize their potential in life. In our first session, we will explore the changes you want to make and together we will collaborate on a treatment plan designed to help you reach your goals. I see clients from age 16 to late adulthood for individual, couples or family therapy. I see people for a variety of issues and am especially skilled in working with families, older adults, executives, and other professionals. I'm skilled in many different types of evidenced based therapies.
I have always believed that therapy is a collaborative journey between me and my client. I have been licensed since 1984 and have spent most of that time learning new approaches to therapy. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Clinical Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis (pain management) Stress Reduction Mindfulness and several others depending on a person needs. I have worked with adults and teens with all forms of anxiety disorders, depressives disorders, PTSD and medical conditions.
Finally... what took you so long! Like many of us, I am glad to see you have had enough and are ready to make a move and change the trajectory of your life. I feel lucky that you stumbled on my page. Why me? I can help you modify thoughts, behaviors, and deconstruct feelings in order to get you thriving. That is my mission for you, and I will work diligently to deliver.
Because therapy is such a personal process, I believe that the most important element in choosing someone is the degree of fit between you and your therapist. My training at Northwestern (grad and post-grad) emphasized that we must approach each client with a customized toolkit of interventions and styles to unlock their unique needs for change. I have been practicing for fifteen years, which brings a level of experience, balanced with a sense of ease. I am licensed in both California and Illinois.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn - Raise your hand if the past year and a half has felt a little like being pummeled by waves at the beach. Every time you come up for a breath of fresh air, try to find solid footing, or return to the safety of the shore, another wave crashes in overhead. With every news release, change to safety update, new policies at work, or yet another adjustment in your home life, there have been mounting pressures to tamp down our emotions and just get back to the status quo.
Ava specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues for women, as well as stress and its impact on the immune system. She also specializes in working with college students, who daily face stressors and academic demands that could potentially exacerbate mental health issues if left ignored. Building on over twenty-five years in mental health, she has helped women across the globe successfully understand how the many currents of their lives affect their emotional health. Ava has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME** Are you experiencing life difficulties or feeling sad or anxious? Are you tired of unwanted negative thoughts and do not know how to control them? Does your child needs help to perform well at school? Well, you are at the right place. I am here to help. In a warm and caring environment, I utilize techniques grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic theories and health psychology, to help you navigate through difficult life situations and lead more satisfying lives.
Sometimes life stressors become more challenging than you can handle on your own and you might need extra support to work through these difficult times. When issues and conflicts are left unresolved, they lead you to feeling overwhelmed and spiral into a state of crisis. Mental health counseling empowers you to view yourself from a perspective that is more open to positive changes. The goal of therapy is to facilitate healthy communication and improve the relationships and functioning of the individual.
Ah, finally you're here! My name is Angela. I'm a mother of twin teenage girls, an energetic boy and a very large Saint Bernard who slobbers all over my house. I enjoy traveling and relaxing at the winery with friends. My professional background includes forensic mental health, working with inmates in the county detention center and also working with special education students and general education students in the public school system.
I care about helping you feel better in your work, romantic relationships, family, school, friendships, or any other areas that are important to you. Clients have described me as thoughtful, creative, and reliable with a calming demeanor and a steady strength-based supportive presence. It takes courage to take the leap and set up an appointment, but weekly counseling sessions together can develop a foundation to make lasting changes in your life that your future self will be grateful for.
My approach is client-centered, strength based and goal oriented. I strive to empower my clients and help them find the most effective ways to navigate their needs in a safe space. I've had the privilege of working with countless children/adolescents, families, and adults from various backgrounds. I am fueled by my passion to help clients take steps towards improving their overall well-being by utilizing a variety of evidence based, therapeutic treatment modalities while tailoring my approach to each client's individual needs.
I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, helping each to develop the specific and unique tools necessary to cultivate a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My approach is to first actively listen, gaining a thorough understanding of the history of the situation and symptoms, the presenting challenges, and any other influences such as family history, cultural or racial factors, chronic illness, and economic stressors. We will then work together to identify treatment goals and ways to reach them. I work with a broad spectrum of clients ranging in age from 16 and above, offering individual, couples, and family therapy.
Do you find the relationships in your life lacking true connection? When our primary relationships feel disconnected, life can seem out of balance. Sometimes all we need is a little help in understanding how to move forward in new ways. I use an individualized approach to gain an understanding of how communication patterns, blocks and self-defeating behaviors began.
Problems are often the catalyst to transformation......you becoming your greatest self. Our work together will help clarify your preferences and identify what gets in the way of living the life you want. My approach to working with clients varies depending on our therapeutic goals. Each client is unique and brings important life experiences and personal resources into the therapeutic process. These strengths will be foundational to our work together. I am experienced in treating a broad range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, relational problems as well as issues relating to trauma or loss.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DrPH, FACLM, MACLP, LMFT, CHES
With more than 15 years of counseling experience, my passion is to help you regain your voice and maintain your health. Together we’ll work to get to the root of your concerns, then empower you with the right tools to attain the personal growth you desire. I use a preventative approach, combining my specialized training in lifestyle medicine, clinical nutrition, psychotherapy, and sports medicine to help you get your life back. Whether you’re looking for guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, it would be my honor to journey with you to achieve your goals.
Hey you! My name is Miranda. Like many, I came to the world of therapy through my own healing journey. I view mental health and resilience as deeply intertwined with social justice — both because injustice creates trauma, and because our determination to heal can elevate both ourselves and our larger communities. In my spare time, I love doting on my two senior kitties, crafting and baking, and living up to stereotypes about “woo-woo” Californians. I am most effective with clients who are recovering from trauma and abuse, including from the effects of childhood events and societal oppression.
To inquire about my availability please call or visit foresightmentalhealth.com --- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Foresight. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine. I came to therapy as a second career and work well with age groups across the spectrum. I particularly enjoy working with tweens and teens on navigating the transition from childhood to adulthood as well as with parents on the ways they can help their child be successful in this transition.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who treats depression, anxiety, panic, grief, PTSD/trauma, caregiver fatigue, relationship challenges, chronic pain, parenting, and substance abuse. I have two specialties: Women’s Health (postpartum depression, infertility, miscarriage, menopause, surrogacy, trauma, and female sexual dysfunction) and Transgender Health; with extensive training and experience in supporting gender identity and affirmation. My approach to therapy is based on a foundation of building a relationship and connection with patients, in order to provide a safe place to place to talk about the hard things in Iife.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine, or Child Psychologists in Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.