Parenting Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA

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Photo of Haley Figueroa, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Niguel, CA
Haley Figueroa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist and brain health coach, I work with individuals, couples and families to help guide and support the process of change, growth and overall wellbeing. I have 15 years of experience working with youth and parents in a variety of settings, over 12 years of experience supporting individuals in their health and wellness goals, and nine years of experience working at the Amen Clinics in Orange County providing therapy, coaching, and brain health assessment and education. I have facilitated groups for brain health optimization, anxiety and depression, Love and Logic Parenting , Creating Brain Healthy Families, and weight loss.
(949) 392-6411
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Linda Marie Snell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFP, MSW, CATCIV, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuck, overwhelmed, isolated? Struggling to see your value? Feeling weighed down by feelings of blame, guilt, and shame? Have an intense need to please everyone? Substance use, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, depression, emotional challenges, and/or interpersonal conflict can all lead to personal suffering and interfere with your ability to engage in daily life. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, wisdom, and freedom. I will work collaboratively with you. My goal is to help you transform your life into a life that is meaningful to you.
(949) 239-1651
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Sheryl E Woodhouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with adolescent issues and parent /child conflict in addition to working with families facing issues involving blended families, domestic violence - victims of crime and sexual assault.
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(949) 212-6228
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you having trouble managing your child's behavior? If so I will use Parent Child Interaction therapy to provide a relationship "tool kit".
Do you wonder what stops you from having a more fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships? You can change your life and relationships to what you want them to be. I use evidence based (research validated) methods of psychotherapy to help you identify what you want out of life and make the changes necessary to create that life. I will help you uncover your strengths and use them to live a more authentic and joyful life. I specialize in using Parent Child Interaction, Cognitive Behavioral , Attachment, Mindfulness, Family Systems and Functional Family Therapies, dependent on your needs.
(949) 436-6916
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
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Catherine Kelce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
You deserve to have the positive parenting experience that you want! With my knowledge from clinical and lived experiences I can help you get there! I provide a safe space where you will feel supported to express yourself.
THE Motherload: what I call the mental load of motherhood. This is what is consuming your thoughts day and night. You are the person responsible for keeping your family’s lives together. There is a never-ending to do list that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and burnt-out. You want to be the happy, engaged parent but often feel irritated and angry. There's no time for self-care and “me time” is going to the bathroom without a kid hanging onto your leg. You are struggling to find any joy in parenthood and yearn for a break. On top of it all you feel like a failure for not being able to handle it all and guilty for feeling this way.
(657) 366-5771
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Nina L. Dickerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you enjoy celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to develop coping skills and resolve behavior patterns and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I have over 10 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, marital issues, infidelity, career plans, parenting , teen issues, life transitions such as launching into adulthood and redefining relationships in the event of separation or divorce. I look forward to working with you.
(949) 427-2579
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Julie A Davis
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have many years of Parenting experience, both personally and Professionally.
For the past 20 years, I have worked in Hospitals, Inpatient and Outpatient, Eating Disorder Clinics, a Women and Children's Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter, non-profit counseling centers for families and in an extremely challenging College setting with ages 17-65.In my private practice I see Individuals, couples, children and families. My experience working in numerous settings with people from diverse backgrounds with mild to severe mental health issues, has helped me develop a level of professional competence to help you and your family members with the highest level of care. Your well-being is my highest priority.
(949) 287-2871
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Jason Thomas
Licensed Educational Psychologist, LEP, NCSP, MS
Verified
Verified
I also provide: 1) Parent Consultation, 2) Individual and Group Mindfulness Coaching, and 3) Mindfulness for ADHD classes.
I provide counseling for teens and young adults who are enrolled in school. I often see clients struggling with *Low motivation and underachievement *Procrastination and time management difficulties *Identifying and committing to long-term goals *Staying on-task *Anxiety related to school stress and socialization *Making and keeping friends *Getting along with teachers, parents, and siblings *Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities *Feelings of low self-esteem and confidence *Difficulties with controlling impulses and poor decision making * Difficulties with transitioning to life in college
(323) 856-1638
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Gabrielle Nabi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy for adults and adolescents in a warm, respectful environment. My primary goal is to guide you to a stronger sense of self and a place where you can feel at peace with yourself and those around you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, stress management, loss/grief, relationship issues (divorce/separation), effective parenting , and substance abuse recovery.
(949) 506-4636
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting /bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(949) 274-4852
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Erica Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I am co-author of "The Innovative Parent : Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art" and am a mother of three.
When life gets difficult, talk often isn't enough. With creative strategies, compassionate support, and cutting-edge tools, you can get past your past, feel more connected, and experience confidence, clarity, and joy. I am fascinated by the latest evidence on how we can bring about lasting change. I listen intently & share my thoughts. We'll get to the heart of the matter and connect the dots. Sure, we will talk. But we will do much more. Many find that talking to a therapist may produce some results, but that gains are often temporary. I specialize in approaches specifically geared toward deep and long-lasting change.
(424) 543-7185
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Gina L. Rondinelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Toady's busy lifestyles confront us with many personal/professional challenges. Assuming multiple roles can impact our ability to meet the responsibilities of our daily lives. Financial stress, work/school responsibilities, relationship struggles and parenting problems can cause depression, anxiety, health concerns, anger, or alienation. Without an adequate support system, life stresses often seem insurmountable; the high cost of health care often discourages individuals from seeking outside help. I recogize the increasing need for affordable, competent, compassionate mental health care services. I believe in the healing process of psychotherapy, and offer flexible fees for those commited to doing the work.
(949) 565-2965
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Catherine Janet Girard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help you through marriage and parenting concerns.
Meeting a stranger, and sharing your life isn't easy. Trusting relationships take time-- even with a professional therapist. I have tried to create an atmosphere that will give you a safe and relaxing place where you can share your hopes, failures, struggles and goals without judgement. The years have a way of tangling us in bonds while the process takes work--healing and change can happen!
(949) 565-2651
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting /bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(949) 328-6161
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Joan Cantor Backer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My other areas of expertise include interpersonal relationships, parenting , developing communication skills, anger, depression, mental illness (psychotic/schizoprhrenic disorders).
I am committed to helping others gain an understanding and acceptance of themselves; realize their full potential, and achieve their goals. I specialize in treating individuals, couples, and children. Through my extensive life experiences and clinical training, I am qualified to work with a wide range of issues for women, including life transitions, menopause, aging, loss and grief, and developing self esteem.
(949) 676-7486
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Dr. Kramer
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Verified
Parenting skills and co- parenting .
...Not just another therapist, but a Clinical Psychologist that is also a Certified Addiction Specialist. 'Substance abuse treatment..." the subject of my doctoral dissertation, is the mantra of my personal journey and commitment to help others find the path to a better life. I integrate state of the art brain science with psychotherapy, refining and building upon that which I have personally mastered. I am committed to compassionate client care, and to meet you exactly where you are... whenever you are ready, because, the truth of the matter is, that most people cannot recover on their own.
(949) 899-5790
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting /bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(949) 694-3836
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Julie Kathleen Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am particularly passionate about working with women who deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adoption and foster parenting , infertility, pregnancy loss, infidelity, sexual identity, spiritual integration, trauma, sexual abuse, and grief.
Life brings painful experiences that can pull us away from becoming who we were intended to be. Whatever the source of your pain, there is grace, comfort, and healing for you. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal, and in the courage of my clients as they pursue wholeness. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to explore the problems that keep them from being intimately connected with themselves and the people they love. I use a whole person approach; trying to be attentive to the synergy of body, mind, and spirit in the client's experience.
(949) 485-5376
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Yuko Brull
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also provide developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents.
We are living in a time of uncertainty and added stress. Many of us feel unmotivated, anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. While we may crave more connection we may find ourselves self-sabotaging and later feeling critical of ourselves. Your suffering is a symptom of your stress, and it presents an opportunity for change. My goal is to help clients discover, trust their instincts and reach their potential to live a life full of meaning and connection. My goal is to help you get unstuck, shift habits of negative thinking, and bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to awareness.
(949) 877-3203
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Julie Wilnier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Services offered: Individual and Family therapy; Neuropsychological Assessments; Psycho-Educational Assessments; Developmental Assessments; GATE/AAA Assessments; Teacher/School Consultations; Behavior Plans; Parenting Consultations; Social Skills Training; and In-home Discipline Consultations.
I have been in private practice in since 2006, providing assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults of Orange County. Is someone in your family… Easily distracted? Restless? Struggling with academics? Losing concentration? Struggling to follow through with tasks? Falling behind at school or work? Having difficulty listening? Struggling with appropriate behavior? Experiencing test/school anxiety? Complaining of boredom? Experiencing emotional conflicts? Or struggling with peer/family issues? Let me help you get to the bottom of the issue, not just label it. I offer comprehensive psychological services to meet your needs.
(949) 391-4791
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.