Female Therapists in Irvine, CA

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Corinne Humphries
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
Well-being includes being centered in body, mind and spirit; also happiness and health. Therapy can be a journey to reaching a state of balance and self-love. The challenge is to face and overcome the hardships and stressors that have a nasty habit of getting in the way of being our best self. Getting there isn’t always easy, but having someone to support you along the way is a courageous step in the right direction.
Well-being includes being centered in body, mind and spirit; also happiness and health. Therapy can be a journey to reaching a state of balance and self-love. The challenge is to face and overcome the hardships and stressors that have a nasty habit of getting in the way of being our best self. Getting there isn’t always easy, but having someone to support you along the way is a courageous step in the right direction.
(714) 766-0329 View (714) 766-0329
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Taylor Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Greetings! My name is Taylor Tran, Founder and Mental Health Therapist at Transcendence Therapy. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Orange County, California. I help adults of all ages through their presenting issues by increasing self-awareness to begin their journey of self-healing. This is a safe and non-judgmental space where we can work together to address your unique concerns and challenges. Let's collaborate to find the best path forward for you.
Greetings! My name is Taylor Tran, Founder and Mental Health Therapist at Transcendence Therapy. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Orange County, California. I help adults of all ages through their presenting issues by increasing self-awareness to begin their journey of self-healing. This is a safe and non-judgmental space where we can work together to address your unique concerns and challenges. Let's collaborate to find the best path forward for you.
(949) 828-1826 View (949) 828-1826
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Patricia Kovars
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92603  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Patricia, an experienced, evidence-based therapist licensed in CA for over 20 years. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT, a psycho-social approach that helps mood management and develop healthy coping strategies. I provide a supportive environment to express feelings and gain clarity. We develop goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, time-bound. I use techniques such as: diaphragmatic breathing, body scan, relaxation exercises, visualization, hypnotherapy, bibliotherapy, journaling, positive self-talk, “I can” and “I am” affirmations, power thought cards, meditation and mindfulness.
Hi I'm Patricia, an experienced, evidence-based therapist licensed in CA for over 20 years. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT, a psycho-social approach that helps mood management and develop healthy coping strategies. I provide a supportive environment to express feelings and gain clarity. We develop goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, time-bound. I use techniques such as: diaphragmatic breathing, body scan, relaxation exercises, visualization, hypnotherapy, bibliotherapy, journaling, positive self-talk, “I can” and “I am” affirmations, power thought cards, meditation and mindfulness.
(949) 787-0350 View (949) 787-0350
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Jeong Pyun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618
Waitlist for new clients
Having witnessed the challenges of living with unresolved emotional and behavioral symptoms, Jeong Pyun approaches each client with great compassion and empathy, which is why her clients feel safe and accepted throughout the therapy process. Jeong is recognized for working collaboratively, creating a safe environment for her clients to express and explore difficult topics, and creating a treatment plan that helps clients reach their unique therapy goals. She also strives to empower her clients by gently guiding them to identify and explore their strengths and personal insight, which she believes is essential to well being
Having witnessed the challenges of living with unresolved emotional and behavioral symptoms, Jeong Pyun approaches each client with great compassion and empathy, which is why her clients feel safe and accepted throughout the therapy process. Jeong is recognized for working collaboratively, creating a safe environment for her clients to express and explore difficult topics, and creating a treatment plan that helps clients reach their unique therapy goals. She also strives to empower her clients by gently guiding them to identify and explore their strengths and personal insight, which she believes is essential to well being
(949) 997-0696 View (949) 997-0696
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Erin Kathleen Spittal
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
It takes bold strength to step out and seek for answers that lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. And I want to be the first of many to tell you I am proud of you for taking the crucial first steps needed in order to bring you full stride into the right direction. If you are ready to learn more about yourself and take a few more steps, I am here to support and empower you. Together, as your partner in healing, I aim to boost one’s self esteem and confidence while creating self-acceptance and a strong sense of purpose.
It takes bold strength to step out and seek for answers that lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. And I want to be the first of many to tell you I am proud of you for taking the crucial first steps needed in order to bring you full stride into the right direction. If you are ready to learn more about yourself and take a few more steps, I am here to support and empower you. Together, as your partner in healing, I aim to boost one’s self esteem and confidence while creating self-acceptance and a strong sense of purpose.
(949) 749-3849 View (949) 749-3849
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Michelle Fuller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but more importantly, I am a safe space, an advocate, a collaborator, and a sounding board. I specialize in trauma/intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, identity incongruency, life stage/cycle challenges, and general feelings of “stuckness.” I use different theoretical interventions to align with your therapeutic goals, however I believe that CHANGE happens when we tap into YOUR inner strengths and intrinsic courage. It is my hope that together we can find a safe space to heal, accept ourselves for what we are, dream, and thrive.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but more importantly, I am a safe space, an advocate, a collaborator, and a sounding board. I specialize in trauma/intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, identity incongruency, life stage/cycle challenges, and general feelings of “stuckness.” I use different theoretical interventions to align with your therapeutic goals, however I believe that CHANGE happens when we tap into YOUR inner strengths and intrinsic courage. It is my hope that together we can find a safe space to heal, accept ourselves for what we are, dream, and thrive.
(949) 990-3032 View (949) 990-3032
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Allyson Bushnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604
Allyson Bushnell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Social Work. Allyson uses a strengths-based approach and strives to offer clients a safe, nonjudgmental environment. She is certified as an EMDR-trained therapist and specializes in working with adolescents, self-harm, suicidal behavior, and complex trauma. Allyson is skilled in conducting crisis/risk assessments, with extensive experience working in inpatient psychiatric treatment. Outside of work, Allyson loves live music, travel, and comedy shows.
Allyson Bushnell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Social Work. Allyson uses a strengths-based approach and strives to offer clients a safe, nonjudgmental environment. She is certified as an EMDR-trained therapist and specializes in working with adolescents, self-harm, suicidal behavior, and complex trauma. Allyson is skilled in conducting crisis/risk assessments, with extensive experience working in inpatient psychiatric treatment. Outside of work, Allyson loves live music, travel, and comedy shows.
(949) 503-8776 View (949) 503-8776
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Dr. Alexandra Weaverling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Your life looks great from the outside, but inside you're quietly struggling, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. You're busy rushing around trying to get everything done, and maybe it's hard to remember what you care about most. You thought working hard would make you feel like you've "made it", but it feels like it's never enough. Or maybe you've been feeling more anxious lately, and attempts to work it out on your own are falling short. I help adults and teens (age 14+) who are feeling anxious, depressed, or inauthentic to discover their true selves, learn new skills and feel better in their own skin.
Your life looks great from the outside, but inside you're quietly struggling, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. You're busy rushing around trying to get everything done, and maybe it's hard to remember what you care about most. You thought working hard would make you feel like you've "made it", but it feels like it's never enough. Or maybe you've been feeling more anxious lately, and attempts to work it out on your own are falling short. I help adults and teens (age 14+) who are feeling anxious, depressed, or inauthentic to discover their true selves, learn new skills and feel better in their own skin.
(949) 919-7363 View (949) 919-7363
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Patrice Lopez-Dowrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92614
Any new journey begins with courage, and therapy is no different. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about collaborating with my clients in creating a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment to support them in building skills and supports that will help them today and for the future. Our work will focus on your hopes and goals as you create the life you always wanted.
Any new journey begins with courage, and therapy is no different. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about collaborating with my clients in creating a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment to support them in building skills and supports that will help them today and for the future. Our work will focus on your hopes and goals as you create the life you always wanted.
(760) 472-5502 View (760) 472-5502
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Colleen Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
I work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in couple and family work. I see clients remotely and in-person at a private practice office in Irvine. As Co-Director of the Family Program at PCH Treatment Center in Santa Monica, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of couples and families over the past decade. This rich, first-hand experience, along with ongoing, advanced training, helps me to make the most of each session. A compassionate approach underlies all my work in helping you and your loved one(s) mend, heal hurts, and find a way back to a healthier connection where love can flourish.
I work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in couple and family work. I see clients remotely and in-person at a private practice office in Irvine. As Co-Director of the Family Program at PCH Treatment Center in Santa Monica, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of couples and families over the past decade. This rich, first-hand experience, along with ongoing, advanced training, helps me to make the most of each session. A compassionate approach underlies all my work in helping you and your loved one(s) mend, heal hurts, and find a way back to a healthier connection where love can flourish.
(818) 962-4618 x818276 View (818) 962-4618 x818276
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Anushri Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Anushri, pronounced as “ah-noo-shree”. I firmly believe in Irvin Yalom's assertion that "It's the relationship that heals." Through active and reflective listening, I strive to empathize with my clients and foster a robust therapeutic connection. My psychotherapy approach is client-centered and culturally attuned, aiming to customize treatment to each client's distinct needs and values. This personalized approach promotes healing and facilitates the essential process of change.
Hi, my name is Anushri, pronounced as “ah-noo-shree”. I firmly believe in Irvin Yalom's assertion that "It's the relationship that heals." Through active and reflective listening, I strive to empathize with my clients and foster a robust therapeutic connection. My psychotherapy approach is client-centered and culturally attuned, aiming to customize treatment to each client's distinct needs and values. This personalized approach promotes healing and facilitates the essential process of change.
(657) 315-1161 View (657) 315-1161
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Hannah Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Helping you journey toward self-discovery, personal growth, and true happiness is something I feel deeply passionate about. I believe that we are all self-healers and that change is always possible. There are times when life's challenges can be so overwhelming that it consumes every part of us, affecting our productivity, how we see ourselves, and how we connect to others. I am dedicated to helping my clients discover their own inner strengths and resources, gain new insights and develop new skills that can be utilized to overcome any issues or challenges and help restore confidence, peace and fulfillment in your life.
Helping you journey toward self-discovery, personal growth, and true happiness is something I feel deeply passionate about. I believe that we are all self-healers and that change is always possible. There are times when life's challenges can be so overwhelming that it consumes every part of us, affecting our productivity, how we see ourselves, and how we connect to others. I am dedicated to helping my clients discover their own inner strengths and resources, gain new insights and develop new skills that can be utilized to overcome any issues or challenges and help restore confidence, peace and fulfillment in your life.
(657) 239-3538 View (657) 239-3538
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Marjan Talebizadeh-Masheki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
(949) 446-1129 View (949) 446-1129
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Lusine Yeu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
At the core of my approach is the belief in your power as an individual. Your unique experiences and feelings are like a compass guiding our work together. I use the Psychodynamic model. We'll explore your thoughts and emotions to find insights and practical solutions that truly resonate with you. As we understand your individual process, we will also highlight the importance of relationships. Meaningful connections are the foundation of our lives, whether with family, friends, or others, all of which play a vital role in nurturing well-being.
At the core of my approach is the belief in your power as an individual. Your unique experiences and feelings are like a compass guiding our work together. I use the Psychodynamic model. We'll explore your thoughts and emotions to find insights and practical solutions that truly resonate with you. As we understand your individual process, we will also highlight the importance of relationships. Meaningful connections are the foundation of our lives, whether with family, friends, or others, all of which play a vital role in nurturing well-being.
(949) 776-1974 View (949) 776-1974
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Olivia Rose Powanda
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Your thoughts and feelings are valid, but they do not define you! We are often our biggest critics, which can unfairly create roadblocks in our journey. I am passionate about helping clients harness their potential so they can live a fulfilling life. Whether you are a teen struggling with social life, a couple suffering from lack of connection or intimacy, an individual who wants to connect with their authentic self, parents, etc., I am here to help you navigate through the life you wanna change, improve or create.
Your thoughts and feelings are valid, but they do not define you! We are often our biggest critics, which can unfairly create roadblocks in our journey. I am passionate about helping clients harness their potential so they can live a fulfilling life. Whether you are a teen struggling with social life, a couple suffering from lack of connection or intimacy, an individual who wants to connect with their authentic self, parents, etc., I am here to help you navigate through the life you wanna change, improve or create.
(714) 475-7399 View (714) 475-7399
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Karuna S Thind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92620  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have worked in the field of social services for over 15 years now and loved every moment of it. Since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed listening to people's problems and helped them find solutions. I am here to help guide you, problem solve, and support you. I can be the sounding board and non-judgmental confidant you have been looking for! I want to help you live your best life (Oprah's words not mine) and I do that utilizing a Solution Focused and Strength-Based approach.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have worked in the field of social services for over 15 years now and loved every moment of it. Since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed listening to people's problems and helped them find solutions. I am here to help guide you, problem solve, and support you. I can be the sounding board and non-judgmental confidant you have been looking for! I want to help you live your best life (Oprah's words not mine) and I do that utilizing a Solution Focused and Strength-Based approach.
(949) 844-3597 View (949) 844-3597
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Amber Saldate-Stubbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92614  (Online Only)
I am here to ride with you on your therapy journey. Whether it's your first time seeking therapy or a stop along the way. I enjoy working with individuals to build self-awareness, and self-acceptance, and achieve mental and emotional goals. I am skilled in working with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges of all kinds, trauma, and more. I know therapy can be a scary thought, however, I promise you it can be as fast, slow, productive, or as targeted as you wish.
I am here to ride with you on your therapy journey. Whether it's your first time seeking therapy or a stop along the way. I enjoy working with individuals to build self-awareness, and self-acceptance, and achieve mental and emotional goals. I am skilled in working with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges of all kinds, trauma, and more. I know therapy can be a scary thought, however, I promise you it can be as fast, slow, productive, or as targeted as you wish.
(619) 612-5317 View (619) 612-5317
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Kelly Royere
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Hi, I’m Kelly. I am an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) based in CA. I’m a warm, compassionate, and an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I specialize in working with women and couples to help them improve, empower, and help them achieve satisfying relationships.
Hi, I’m Kelly. I am an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) based in CA. I’m a warm, compassionate, and an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I specialize in working with women and couples to help them improve, empower, and help them achieve satisfying relationships.
(949) 799-3358 View (949) 799-3358
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Amanda McDaniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
Are you struggling with relational issues, grief, loss, a break-up, anxiety, depression or trauma? You don't have to travel the challenges alone. I promise to be there for you every step of your journey, providing soul-care with warmth and a genuine heart. My goal is to help you benefit from your pain, so to speak, and awaken you to other perspectives that might create a more meaningful life & lessen your suffering. God never wastes a hurt!
Are you struggling with relational issues, grief, loss, a break-up, anxiety, depression or trauma? You don't have to travel the challenges alone. I promise to be there for you every step of your journey, providing soul-care with warmth and a genuine heart. My goal is to help you benefit from your pain, so to speak, and awaken you to other perspectives that might create a more meaningful life & lessen your suffering. God never wastes a hurt!
(949) 312-4436 View (949) 312-4436
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Laura H San Nicolas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Is worrying waking you up at night? Does anxiety seem to sneak up on you when you least expect it, or make you feel like you can't live the life you yearn for? Are you tired of feeling so "frozen?" You're so much more than just your symptoms. Feeling anxious, frozen, or sad simply takes up too much energy that you could be using to feel happy, productive, and free. Isn't it time to get unstuck?
Is worrying waking you up at night? Does anxiety seem to sneak up on you when you least expect it, or make you feel like you can't live the life you yearn for? Are you tired of feeling so "frozen?" You're so much more than just your symptoms. Feeling anxious, frozen, or sad simply takes up too much energy that you could be using to feel happy, productive, and free. Isn't it time to get unstuck?
(949) 391-1421 View (949) 391-1421
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.