Staring therapy is one of the bravest things you can do. Whether you are having relationship problems, feeling unmotivated or anxious, struggling with a past traumatic experience, or dealing with depression or anger issues, you deserve to take this step toward improving your life. In my practice, I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, to help build strategies to improve their mood, relationships, work/school life, and reduce their emotional pain.
During this exceptionally stressful time, anxiety, depression, and/or general life issues impact daily life. A need to lower anxiety, elevate mood, and find ways to cope with the unknown is important for all ages.
Life is a journey of continuous development which requires personal adaptation and support. Whether you are going through a transition, or you have ongoing concerns, therapy is a safe place to express emotions and develop a more meaningful and satisfactory experience out of life. Together we can develop an understanding of your experiences and work toward feeling confident in your goals.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, R-DMT, CEDS
Do you feel like things will never get any better? Do you have dreams that seem like they will never happen due to an illness or other setback? Do limitations keep you down? It may seem like things are never going to get better and that you just have to accept your limitations, but that's not true. No matter what the handicap or barrier is, you have the power within yourself to pursue your dreams. I have seen it happen and I can help you get there. I help people with barriers live healthy, productive lives.
Shanti Orange County is a non-profit social service organization that provides mental health services for a variety of concerns. We have a dedicated team of licensed psychologists, LMFTs, psychological assistants, and associate MFTs. We provide a safe and confidential environment to explore your personal concerns, with treatment tailored to your needs. We specialize in treating chronic illness and pain, as well as LGBT issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, relational problems and dual diagnosis. Visit our website at www.shantioc.org to learn more about our services and our staff.
If you are in emotional pain you can find relief in our first session. Most clients have drastic improvement in 4-8 weeks. My work is non-judging and compassionate. I am directive, specific, goal oriented and incorporate a variety of tools customized to your needs. This includes: EMDR, Cognitive Work, Meditative work, supplements to improve mood, Energy work in our healing room, Intuitive knowing of core patterns, prayer, healing grief. I offer a holistic approach to healing on all levels. About Me: I enjoy meditation, spiritual contemplation, sports, animals, nature, hiking, reading and lots of laughter.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
I get it, you've tried to change on your own, you've read all the self help books, maybe you've even seen a therapist before; something just isn't working. Now you're ready to really do the work. Maybe you still feel stuck in feelings of shame, anxiety, depression or fear. Living like this can be incredibly draining. I understand that trauma leaves you feeling vulnerable and seeking therapy isn't for the faint of heart. This is why I create a collaborative and transparent environment throughout our work together.
Hello and thank you for stopping by. It is wonderful that you are seeking help. I realize it is also somewhat scary and unnerving to select a therapist. It is important to find someone who specializes in the issues you are facing. More significantly, I believe, is having a strong connection with your therapist. To know she or he understands where you are coming from and where you ultimately need to go allows for a satisfying, safe, and beneficial therapeutic experience.
To get through difficult situations, it's very important that you find a doctor you respect, can talk honestly with and who helps you feel understood. The first step is to call or email for an appointment. I have office hours Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please note that I do not offer court-ordered classes or treatment.
Congratulations for taking the first step towards improving the quality of your life! I understand how difficult this can be and I am here to help. Together, we can work through whatever problems, frustrations, pain or other issues you may be facing. I will help you reach your goals in a way that honors your individual needs, values and beliefs. Whether you've come for couples counseling, short term help through a crisis, a stage of life transition or deeper work, I will help you through the pain, doubt and fear to reach a better place, without judgment.
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
Are you married to someone who is struggling with an addiction? Do you have a hard time saying NO - and sticking to it? Do you feel constantly taken advantage of, or taken for granted? Dealing with a loved one's addiction is a very difficult thing. You don't have to go through another day struggling with this on your own. Call me TODAY, and let's see how I can help!
Windstone Behavioral Health Services provides discrete, confidential, medication management and psychotherapy services for all race, age and gender. Scheduling appointments is easy and hassle-free as well as with medication refills. Solution focused Therapy and other various therapeutic modalities. We offer compassionate, mental healthcare services and believe that your True Wealth is determined by the quality of your mental health. We specialize in Teen Mental Health and Geriatrics. We make Behavioral Healthcare personal, in hopes of helping to improve the quality of your life.
Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Are you lonely or dissatisfied with your current relationship? Do you have difficulty getting past traumatic events in you life? Have you tried to solve your problems on your own but find yourself struggling with the same issues again and again? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. You are not alone and I would love to provide you with support and solutions to help you live your best life!
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MS, LPCC
Your son is definitely going through something. You're worried about the pre-teen, teen, or young adult in your life. He seems down, depressed, discouraged, but then just tunes out the world with his screens. He's anxious, dealing with pressure, school, friends, & he needs to face his struggles. He won't open up much to you or other family members. He seems to be isolating more - you think he might have some addiction going on. He's not as interested in his usual activities. You're basically concerned about the direction of his life. What you really want is your kid to be happy, motivated, and moving in a good direction.
What has stopped you in life from getting what you want? Have you found yourself having those mental blocks that you just can't get past? Have you ever asked yourself "why is this happening?" when falling back into that negative cycle you thought wasn't going to happen again? Well this is your sign that you're ready to step into a new journey to get yourself to where you want to go. I'm excited to join you on this ride to your new life! With over 10 years of therapeutic experience, I am here to provide support with helping you help yourself.
Have the demands of career, marriage or parenting become overwhelming? Are you worried about your kids? Have your problems become unmanageable? Have you become more isolated or are you relying on substances to help you calm down and cope? When anxiety and sadness are more prevalent than hope or happiness, I can help.
The resiliency of people is always something that inspires me. It is my belief that each person is unique and has the potential to grow and change, all it takes is the desire and the commitment to do the work. As a therapist I have had the privilege of walking along side people and see these changes first hand, whether it's through an awaking of insight, breaking patterns of behavior, lifting of anxiety/depression, or deepening of relationships. Therapy is an intimate, empowering experience, and it is truly a beautiful thing to see people meet their goals and lead the lives they always wanted. Lets begin that journey together today.
Everyone has a story; everyone has struggles; everyone is fighting their own battle. We all experience some degree of suffering though it and all of us need a safe place. A safe place where we can be who we really are, where we can listen to our own needs, wants, feelings, and beliefs. I create this kind of environment for you by providing validation, empathy, and compassion. I conduct psychotherapy with adults, young children, and adolescents. My style of practice is client-centered. I create an approach tailored to the particular characteristics and needs of each client.
I have a deep respect for those who enter therapy and trust me with their story. I feel honored to be of support to my clients and help them as they work through issues of anxiety, anger, depression and trauma. I provide a warm, open environment for every client I meet and create a safe space for healing, understanding, and solutions to unfold. I have a common-sense approach that makes the therapy process clear and understandable, and I believe in the inner strengths and wisdom of every individual. If we work together, it will be a partnership and collaboration wherein your goals are our focus.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Laguna Hills 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 Laguna Hills 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 Laguna Hills, or Child Psychologists in Laguna Hills.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Laguna Hills 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 Laguna Hills 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.