Women's Issues Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

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Kimberly Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include: Relationship conflicts, women's issues , trauma, creating healthy relationships, self-esteem and dealing with life's challenges.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and author in Orange County California I have worked with many clients with self esteem and identity issues, relationship conflicts as well as those with mild anxiety and depression. I am a former Clinical Director of several treatment facilities and private practices. I like to build rapport and understand my client before we determine next steps. Sometimes it can be a perception change and the person can move forward with few sessions and at other times we may need more sessions to address self sabotage patterns, coping skills, etc..as we set a collaborative plan based on your needs.
(949) 536-7528
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Cheryl Pitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired of "being sick and tired"? Do you need to break unhealthy habits? It is time to take control. Deal with the issues that cause you to feel depressed, anxious, angry and stuck in unhealthy relationships. Stop blaming others, beating yourself up and sabotaging yourself. Stop feeling guilty and recalling mistakes you have made. Love yourself and be the best person you can be. Improve your self-confidence, your self -esteem and your relationships. It is time for you to decide " What do you want to do with your life"? You can be transformed and re-newed.
(949) 461-1233
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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James Swaniger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Newport Beach CA and a graduate of Pepperdine University. While my primary treatment approach is psychodynamic psychotherapy, other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy are used depending on your needs. Ideal clients are adult individuals and couples who are committed to doing the challenging work of therapy. I help clients recognize and use existing problem-solving capabilities and teach new skills as needed.
(714) 794-5819
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jennifer N. Winter Joiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults in individual, couples, family, and group settings. I have extensive experience working with children and teens on the autism spectrum, as well as adults 65 years and up with chronic conditions. I have treated many couples dealing with conflict, infidelity, and intimacy issues. I can also provide grief and loss support for bereavement or anticipated loss of a loved one.
(858) 346-5251
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Laguna Beach, CA 92607
Not accepting new clients
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Esiete Afework
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, welcome to my private practice. As a therapist, I see many clients who are intelligent, hardworking, and loving, unconsciously fall into patterns of self sabotage. Struggling daily with thoughts that create anxiety and depression; making life feel dull and heavy. Our own brain can sometimes be our worst enemy.
(949) 860-1961
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Colleen Demi Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you getting what you want out of LIfe, Love, and Relationships? Your personal peace and contentment in these areas is truly my passion! We'll do much more than simply talk about challenges. We'll talk about solutions! We'll discover what you really want in life, love and relationships. We'll quiet the inner critic, develop positive patterns, and lay the foundation to become the best version of "YOU" in all interactions. I believe you will improve in your confidence, compassion, and communication and be on your way to asking for what you need and want whether you are in a restaurant or in a relationship! I believe in YOU!
(951) 900-4926
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Krysta Lee Boyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I am a kind, non-judgmental, open-minded, practical therapist. I find it very important to provide relief from your pain quickly and effectively. I often use a solution-focused approach as well as strategies from many other modalities. My goal is to help you experience life's challenges better prepared, confident, hopeful, and happy. I specialize in relationship issues, dating, parenting, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
(714) 492-1617
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Taylor L. McMonigle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I am enthusiastic and passionate about bringing people closest to the most pure and honest versions of themselves through understanding, insight, and acceptance so they have the freedom for connection, enjoyment, and prosperity in a better world. People enjoy my strengths-based approach and I often incorporate therapeutic techniques from interpersonal, family systems, and culturally-informed treatments. Clients find me sincere, attentive, and compassionate and I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with my clients. Clients often mention that I provide a sense of security for them through my active listening.
(310) 905-8851
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kristina Smith Mother Warrior
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Like many moms, you wear numerous hats in your life, and trying to manage them all successfully can be emotionally exhausting. Too often, you tell yourself that you ARE FAILING; failing at being a mom, failing at being a partner, failing at being a friend, failing at being an employee or student, etc etc...leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, anxious, and depressed. One voice tells you that you CAN do this while the louder voice tells you that you CAN'T, so you isolate in the silence of shame and put on a brave face hoping to make it through the day. You want to feel better, but you're unsure how.
(949) 536-9424
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Do you often find yourself agreeing to things you don’t like or don't want to do? Have you had enough of being overly accommodating in order to please others at the cost of your own wellbeing, without much of a return? Isn't it time to break this endless cycle and stop pleasing everyone but yourself? I’m here to help. As your psychologist, I’ll provide you with a safe judgment-free space to be vulnerable, where we can discuss your situation and examine your habits that are making it hard for you to stop pleasing others. During our sessions, you can feel heard and empowered to start living your life for yourself, and not others.
(310) 627-2088
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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GT Healthcare
Counselor, CASAC
Verified
Verified
Power of healing allows us to be our authentic self. My goal is to not only create a safe and warm environment but to guide my clients into the process of healing and gaining back their power and sense of self. I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and families. I have experience working in crisis intervention, adolescent and adult residential facilities, mental health inpatient facilities, and outpatient therapeutic settings. I can’t wait to align with you and start your path towards healing.
(949) 669-8962
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Marion K. Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Choosing the right therapist is the first important step in a successful therapy outcome. You want a person with lots of expertise, but also the right personality, someone you trust and can talk to openly. Drawing on my extensive clinical experience, over the years I have been able to help individuals and couples with a wide-ranging set of issues. Whatever stresses are causing you to seek therapy at this time, I welcome your phone call to judge if I seem like the right choice for you.
(949) 274-7058
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Priscilla Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a beautiful home office located in Laguna Beach. I work with individuals, couples and families to help identify and process your experiences, build healthy communication, and restore respect and trust in your relationships. My practice is grounded in empathy and compassion for self and others with a solution-focused/wellness psychology orientation. I truly believe that change is possible, therapy an opportunity, and that everyone can reach their true potential.
(310) 340-2499
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Amy Neufeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, parenting, co-parenting, teen anxiety, children behavioral issues, navigating adult pressures.... Oh my! It’s a lot to manage on your own. Life is going to present its challenges and you don't have to deal with them alone. Together we can get you living the life you want.
(949) 541-4921
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may feel like you're never enough and wrestling with constant negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out. I love working with clients who are ready, able, open-minded, and introspective — they’re the ones who often see the most progress from our work.
(310) 929-7923
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC
Verified
Verified
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kathleen 'Kay' Wenger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In our work together we will maintain a comfortable, respectful atmosphere while exploring your concerns and tailoring an approach that fits your specific needs. In a world that can divide us, I work with people to focus on the positive attributes in their relationships and to explore forgiveness for the mistakes that are made along the relational journey. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am an educator of Marriage, Family Therapy at Pepperdine University where I have worked for 30 years as their Manager of MA Clinical Training and Professional Development. Call Today
(949) 446-1772
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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GT Healthcare
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I entered the mental health field because I love helping people and I have seen and personally experienced the positive effects of psychotherapy. I truly believe that connection allows for one to process and heal.
(949) 694-7841
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Parisa Gallinger
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Our sense of identity is in a state of crisis due to the burdensome societal expectations placed on us. I am genuinely curious in understanding your experiences, challenges faced, and the meanings made. My hopes are to work collaboratively alongside you to help connect you to your values and preferences. I am interested in working with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups while building relationships shaped by curiosity, accountability, and care. I'm also devoted to social justice, honoring intimate knowledge of peoples' lives, and standing against all forms of violence, abuse, marginalization, and oppression.
(949) 676-7248
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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Kathleen A Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
The challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. I empower you to transform trauma, fear and anxiety; to shed limiting beliefs; to break patterns and habits that no longer serve; and to give expression to all that lives within you. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation and spiritual discovery. My work is rooted in depth psychology, the conscious feminine, life path mentoring, shamanism, and spiritual practices.
(949) 541-8674
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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