Anxiety Therapists in Laguna Hills, CA

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David Adams
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My speciality is working with adults with depression and anxiety .
Hi- I look forward to meeting you! I am a licensed psychologist and work with children and adults. For adults, I specialize in life coaching, depression, and anxiety related issues. For children, I specialize in behavior disorders, autism, ADHD, PTSD, and depression. I also provide Christian-based counseling. I also provide psychological testing for ADHD and autism.
(949) 438-2745 x2
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Mark Taberna - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I found these models to be my most effective tools in addressing attachment needs, intimacy, anxiety , mood, relationship issues, interpersonal skills, self-esteem, and deficit narratives.
Prior to entering clinical counseling, I served in the U.S. Navy till 1999 & graduated from San Jose State University with an English B.A 2005. The experience, however, of working with students with various challenges -trauma, overlooked mental health issues, abuse, learning disabilities, and family conflicts- would steer me in a different direction. After receiving my Clinical Psychology M.A. from John F. Kennedy University in 2011, I gained experience in crisis counseling, K-12 school-based counseling, college counseling, & residential for dual diagnosis clients before becoming licensed in 2017.
(949) 844-3643
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Carol R. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Peace, freedom from conflict, is a fundamental human right. "Creating more peace in the world one person, one couple, one family at a time" is my professional mission statement. My goal is to use my clinical skills to assist as many people as possible to heal and empower themselves. I have extensive training in treating trauma, depression, anxiety , post traumatic stress, chemical dependency, eating disorders, and domestic violence. For ten years I served as an associate professor of Human Services at Saddleback College training prospective counselors, therapists and others pursuing professions in human services.
(949) 558-2603
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Melinda Herzfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Most people seek therapy because something is out of balance in their lives. Maybe you have an idea of what that is, a relationship problem, work &/or financial stress, depression or anxiety . As many of my client’s, have said, opening up wasn’t easy but the result was well worth it. From many years of experience, I know relationships can be challenging. Do you wonder why yours is not working & want the relationship to be fulfilling again ? I create a safe & trusting environment to open the lines of communication which fosters a deeper understanding of ourselves & others.
(949) 272-0188
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Dr. Kristine Pickwith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you experiencing anxiety with the unknown of this new chapter in your life, in a place of grieving, or coping with the loss of a relationship? I specialize in working with adults who have been faced with difficult life events and are trying to navigate how to deal with the aftermath. If you're questioning if your situation is “big enough” to get support, please know that your feelings matter, and no one should go through stressful times alone.
(424) 365-8861
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Leila Hashemi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals, teens, and couples who have experienced severe trauma, depression, anxiety , and chronic mental illness.
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.
(949) 749-5842
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Danielle Acito
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As I am sure we all know, life can be filled with so many challenges both big and small. My goal as a therapist is to help those that are having difficulty navigating through, feeling stuck, lacking purpose, and feeling hopeless. I am here to walk alongside of, encourage and motivate you along the way. I truly believe that each person has the strength within themselves to overcome their challenges and my goal as your therapist will be to assist you to tap into that strength and power. Whether it be trauma, anxiety , grief/loss, transitioning from one environment to another, aging, depression, I am here to help you through it.
(949) 989-5172
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Sandra M Klonsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling over a relationship issue with your spouse?...your partner?...your child?...your boss? Does your child need help practicing better behavior skills? Need help healing from loss, grief, crisis or divorce? Are you overwhelmed with anxiety or depression?
(949) 242-9716
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Darla Morfin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(949) 403-6987
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Orange County Neurofeedback Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We treat a variety of conditions including ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety , stress, insomnia, and depression.
Neurofeedback is a drug-free treatment that allows us to train an individual’s brain to achieve a healthier pattern of functioning. Neurofeedback guides brain functions by measuring brain waves and providing a feedback signal. Electroencephalography (EEG) is recorded during the neurofeedback treatment. Then, its various components are extracted and presented to the patient using a feedback loop in the form of either audio or video feedback. By utilizing the brain’s natural neuroplasticity, we can achieve long-lasting symptom improvement.
(949) 506-3032
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Wesley Bosch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I understand that anxiety , stress and related feelings are not easy to deal with for many people, and sometimes help is needed to get back on track. Whether unhappiness is related to work or relationship issues, loss, change/uncertainty, trauma, or dealing with everyday life, studies have shown that counseling often helps to make positive changes. If you struggle with ongoing stress, excessive worry, self-doubt and low self-esteem, or feelings of anger, sadness, or fear, then give me a call or email. With my 30+ years of experience, I provide a safe and empathic environment to find solutions and healing.
(949) 558-2543
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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George Tyler Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My specialties include working on challenges with: anxiety , depression, grief/loss, anger management, bipolar, self-esteem, communication skills & trauma recovery.
Having a healthy relationship with yourself and others is not always easy. There are times when it can be challenging to embody the positive support you need, rather than that inner critic that is not always helpful. I believe that improving your sense of self-worth and self-esteem through self-acceptance, compassion and appropriate boundaries, with yourself and others, is necessary to maintaining healthy relationships and imperative when working through life stressors that impact your quality of life.
(949) 997-2638
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Janis M Corbin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Working together we can gain understanding and insight moving forward towards growth, improving relationships, discovering motivation, exploring dreams, resolving anxiety , fears , depression and healing traumas.
I provide professional, caring psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy with a focus on understanding an individual's experiences, values, beliefs and how these are connected to present day behaviors, relationships, and ongoing life experiences. I view psychotherapy/psychoanalysis as a life process involving a person's mental, physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual and dream experiences. I regard each of my clients with a genuine interest and respect. During our work we will generate insights, create an atmosphere for learning, establish potential life goals, process and work through challenging and painful memories, and be more fully present in everyday life situations. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and teens.
(949) 216-8780
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Patricia Anita Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(949) 649-6179
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Wendy Purcell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in healing traumas (dormant and current) that have a negative impact on lives and manifest through anxiety , depression and other symptoms.
When you are suffering, personally, within your family or in a relationship, I offer therapy that goes beyond just talking about the past. I use an educational and directive Mind/Body/Spirit approach that assesses your current life situation, formulates new goals and gives you tools to use every day. I make therapy comfortable, positive and aim to get results as quickly as possible. I see myself as an active facilitator in a joint process, not an expert-patient relationship. I believe that everyone intrinsically knows what they need, it's my job to assist you on that journey.
(949) 244-7246
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Tiara Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety , ADHD, past traumatic experiences, and relationship and behavior issues.
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.
(949) 649-0534
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Heidi A Berman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFCT
Verified
Verified
Do you or someone close to you have noticeable mood changes or periods of anxiety & depression that are interfering with your life? Is your child not the same youngster he/she used to be? I am a highly experienced PhD. with specializations in Mood Disorders (e.g. Bipolar, Depression), Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and all Addictions. Additionally, I have substantial experience in virtually all areas of mental health. I work hard for you to make the therapy process both comfortable and rewarding. My practice is open to adults,teens, children, couples and families. Phone consultation (therapy) is available during or after-hours.
(949) 390-9274 x1
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Faith in Body, Mind, and Soul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome to my page! I assist with individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues at school, home, or work. If your goals include improving your relationships, academics, communication or overall happiness then you have come to the right place! I would like to assure you that I will assist you by providing treatment that is personalized to your goals and needs. As a young professional, I am able to relate to children, teens, and young adults to build a trusting relationship required for effective treatment and therapy.
(323) 870-8654
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Julianne Flora-Tostado
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have limited availability, but have contacts who may have more openings. Many professionals, parents, and early-career adults have found that therapy helps them learn skills to address worry, to better balance self-care and to become more present, mindful and effective in their life and work. I offer the understanding and research-guided psychological perspectives that help you bounce back from crisis, career paralysis and loneliness. I am also skilled in Recovery work for Depression, Anxiety , including Social Anxiety and OCD, Caregiving and Cancer crises
(949) 397-2559
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Pathways Community Counseling Center
LCSW, MFTI
Our counselors offer help in addressing many situations that cause emotional stress, including, but not limited to: addictions, anxiety , anger, depression, family and relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, disability, career change , social challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, and other emotional difficulties.
Pathways Community Counseling Center provides high quality, low-cost counseling, psychotherapy, life skills and supportive services to individuals, couples, and families in English and Spanish.
(949) 245-6828
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.