Regardless of the challenges you face, I believe you are the expert on you. My role is a supportive one as you identify your needs and work through complicated emotions and life experiences. Our work together is a partnership with shared aims: fewer unwanted emotions and behaviors, and a greater ability to respond to stressors. Whether you experience anxiety, grief, trauma, or interpersonal challenges, I am mindful of the vital influence of one's environment, culture, family system, and identity.
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, resolving past pain and then achieving personal happiness. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual. There is not just one way to achieve personal happiness and I will help each client find their own way to obtain their goals. I offer a solution-focused approach to therapy and I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
The decision to talk to a counselor can be a challenging one. I offer you a supportive, warm environment in which to explore your personal life issues, family dynamics, couple concerns, and employee challenges. Together we can help you create more satisfaction and joy in your life--no matter the issue!
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
Life can be overwhelming at times and it's easy to lose sight of what matters to us. Reaching out for guidance is the first courageous step towards healing and emotional well-being. I am very familiar with the pain of silent suffering I endured, to get to the point of considering reaching out for help. And I truly honor the courage it takes to embark on this journey of self-discovery. I believe in coming alongside my clients in their path of healing and resilience while recognizing each client's unique experience through a collaborative, respectful and empathic approach. Together, we will work on helping you identify your strengths,
Congratulations on taking your first step toward healing! Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. You may feel isolated in you worries, fears, and anxieties but this is a not a journey you need to make alone. Together we will find real solutions to your struggles in a safe environment.
I have been a practicing Marriage Family Therapist in privite practice for 17 years. My specialities include but not limited to: marriage, pre marital, restoration of marriage after crises or affair. Individual specialities include depression, anxiety, grief recovery and women's issues. I did my pre-licensing hours as School Counselor and also have experience working with children experiencing difficulty with social skills and adjusting to school environment. Experience counseling children with ADHD, coping with divorce, sexual and physical abuse, alcohol and drug dependency. Before opening privite practice I spent 3 years working with families and children in the school environment.
Hi and welcome to my practice! I commend you on taking the first step towards helping yourself. Do you feel stuck and unmotivated? Are you having difficulty in your relationships or feeing anxious all the time? Have you experienced a trauma in your past? Do you experience persistent disturbing thoughts? Has something happened to you that is running like a video in your head daily? A lot of us experience big traumas and little traumas that happen from our past and/ or throughout our everyday life. Let's begin this journey together!
Welcome! Many people who find their way to my profile are in search of relief. Some are seeking peace in a life dominated by big and difficult-to-control emotions. Others hope to free themselves from a seemingly never-ending battle with sadness or worry thoughts. Some just want to sleep or learn to live without the weight of past traumatic events. Regardless of the specific reason for your visit here, you are undoubtedly on a path to reduce your suffering and maximize your fulfillment in this one precious life.
Change is hard! Isn't the alternative worse? Life can be very challenging and demanding. It can even seem extremely overwhelming. The good news is you don't have to feel alone. Seeking help is a sign of courage and strength, which I foster in practice. I offer assistance in finding ways to manage your stressors in ways that work for you. Improving self-esteem, learning to cope, and managing emotions is all possible. I won’t promise it will be easy (therapy rarely is). But I can promise you, it will be worth it.
Life can often feel overwhelming with more struggle than joy. Relationships can break down due to poor communication and belief systems that no longer work. My strength is helping individuals, couples, and families identify and work through ineffective life patterns. Developing and restoring a sense of life purpose and inner strength can help discover new motivation to accomplish life goals.
I have a passion for treating children and adults who have symptoms of anxiety, depression and psychosis. My clinical background includes extensive training in working with children and adults. After graduating with a Doctorate of Psychology degree, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist I and then a Clinical Psychologist II for Orange County Health Care Agency. I have been in private practice for the past 20 years and truly enjoy my work as a Clinical Psychologist.
Dr. Licuanan is a Board-Certified psychologist, author, educator & speaker who treats a wide-variety of issues with specializations in substance addiction and insomnia. Most commonly, clients seek his assistance for depression, anxiety, relationships, and substance dependence. Additionally, his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology--field of study focused on the workplace including leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, etc., is integrated into treatment for clients needing assistance with career-related concerns. Dr. Licuanan attained his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and M.A. from Pepperdine University.
Feeling overly stressed, disconnected in relationships or just going through a down turn can be very uncomfortable. If you are struggling to figure your situation on your own, I can provide hope, connection and strategies to address current stressors as well as behavior patterns that may have started in childhood. Seeking a therapist thats a good fit for you can be stressful as well. Great things can happen when you do find the right fit. This is very important to me. I am down to earth, experienced in life and have a talent for bringing out the best in people.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist with over 44 years of experience practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples. When you are feeling troubled and don't know where to turn, therapy can be a safe place to work through your difficulties and concerns. Many of us would rather try to deal with problems on our own; but when you are feeling "stuck" or when problems keep repeating, an objective person who knows how to listen can help you through a difficult time.
Currently accepting new clients! Sometimes life in general can feel overwhelming. This feeling can intensify if you also struggle with unprocessed trauma and/or feelings of low self-worth. My clients have either had a chaotic childhood or a single traumatic experience that has led to self-consciousness, self-sabotage or simply difficulty handling stress. They have so much compassion for others, yet struggle to turn it inward. They know the benefits of self-love/care, but find it difficult to stick to new habits or ways of thinking. The individuals I work with are hoping to find peace, stability and increased self-esteem.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEMDRC, EMDR AC
The symptoms most clients present with that tend to be identified as the problems are actually the solutions their mind has developed in response to past experiences that changed their belief(s) about themselves, others, the world around them, or all 3 in an unpleasant way. These solutions seen as "symptoms" are well intentioned and usually meant to remedy a lack of safety, control, connection, or to avoid acknowledging more unpleasant thoughts, feelings, or beliefs. In spite of these good intentions these efforts tend to elicit the very things they are trying to prevent and prevent the very things they are trying to obtain for us
My approach to therapy is straight forward and personable. I see symptoms or life problems as the mind's "wake-up call" signaling the need for change and growth. I enjoy working with people to help maximize their strengths and meet their goals. My thirty years of varied practice experience enable me to understand most problems and work expeditiously to help you solve them.I work together with you to help you understand your symptoms better and to make appropriate changes for symptom relief and personal growth.
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, worried about your future? These feelings can make us feel less than or make it difficult to live our lives. I am here to help you navigate your life and to help you figure out how you can be happy, less anxious and excited about life.
Welcome to my practice! My name is Stephanie and I am very passionate about helping people heal. My life’s purpose is to help other people, and I would be honored to help you on your journey! My sessions are all tailored to my client and what they need, as there is no one-size-fits-all therapy session.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Laguna Niguel 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 Niguel 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.
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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 Niguel 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.
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