Psychodynamic Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA

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Kelsey Nunziata
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
A few of the methods I use are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family systems therapy, and mindfulness based practices.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and for the courage to step into the therapeutic experience. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that it is an honor to step into my clients' lives and innermost experiences. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults with trauma, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and low self-esteem. I also specialize in working with couples and families trying to improve their overall relationship and communication. In addition, I am an EMDR practitioner trained by EMDRIA to provide Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD/trauma.
(949) 353-5633 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Steve Rockman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
The treatment methods that I use include behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy,structural family therapy, EMDR, Bioenergetic therapy, group therapy.
Having been a therapist for over thirty years, I love being able to make a difference in people's lives. My mission is to get my patients better as quickly as possible. Although I do long term therapy,the majority of my patients significantly improve in less than ten visits. Treating adults and children, I work with relationships,families,and individuals. As the clinical supervisor of THE HOPE INSTITUTE,I am experienced in treating teens and their families. Typical problems of teens include chemical dependency,Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder,Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Conduct Disorders,Academic Problems,behavior problems.
(949) 230-9602 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Dr. Eve Lievonen, PHD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I use cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic approaches and family/couples therapy but I'm also comfortable using other approaches to augment these.
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.
(949) 436-0861 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Cheryl Pitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
My focus of therapy is strengths based, problem-solution focused and psychodynamic .
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 Niguel, CA 92677
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Christina Shelby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In my practice, I have seen how an integrated approach using CBT, mindfulness, psychodynamic in conjunction with EMDR and talk therapy has created a safe and healing environment for clients to move forward and work towards change and their best potential.
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!
(760) 394-5375 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Megan Buhrlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I use a " psychodynamic " approach that targets unhelpful beliefs about yourself and negative coping behaviors based in childhood.
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.
(949) 353-6283 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Jasmine N Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy helping my clients become their authentic selves in a world that tries its best to control who you are and how you identify. I am here to help my clients live their truth and become comfortable with who they are. I will bring my authentic self to sessions as well, which I would describe as warm, thoughtful, friendly, and casual. I utilize an eclectic approach which includes psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, trauma-focused, and strength-based. Our past can shape us, but it doesn’t have to define who we are. I help my clients process past experiences that make them feel “stuck” in order to start moving forward.
(310) 361-4563 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Laura E Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families who want to address long-term problems and patterns. It is through this kind of personal exploration that a deeper understanding can be attained and the sense-of-self can be strengthened. A psychodynamic approach can go below the surface to address problems, improve personal relationships, and stop self-destructive behavior. So often, past experiences can interfere with our present lives and we find ourselves suffering through repeated ongoing pain.
(949) 391-1499 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Jennifer Pentz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work from a strength-based approach utilizing the following treatment modalities: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems.
I have experience working with individuals and families dealing with issues related, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use and recovery, self-harm, trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, body image, family conflict, parenting, anger and stress management, life transitions, work and career related issues, and life coaching. I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere, with a caring and warm approach to allow my clients to feel comfortable and supported.
(949) 749-7564 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Melissa Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
It takes 2 to know 1. As a therapist, I utilize multiple approaches (for example, psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, family systems, strengths based, EMDR) to deliver effective interventions tailored for each indvidual. I will meet you where you are at, and I am committed to getting you where you want to go. Therapy is both a journey and a destination.
(209) 899-1540 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Kelly Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hello, my name is Kelly Reyes and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I see clients virtually in California and Texas. I work with teens, adults, and families who are experiencing issues of abuse (trauma), self-esteem/personal growth, blended families/parenting challenges, career or job stress/employment issues, and ethnicity/multicultural relationships. I also work with clients struggling with anxiety, clinical depression, grief, and postpartum. I am passionate about working with individuals seeking to achieve a well balanced life.
(909) 487-5854 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Dana Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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.
(949) 979-7290 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Holly Plummer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
It is my belief that the most healing aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. For it is only through this foundation that our deepest and most personal wounds can be healed. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and teens and helping patients gain a greater understanding of themselves and the important people in their life. My goal is to empower patients to be vulnerable and honest with themselves and others and thereby make healthy life choices and impact change in their relationships.
(949) 954-5668 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Heidi Kitsu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! You might be here because you need some support in your life, some guidance, navigation, focus, or just someone to talk with. We face demands of work, family, marriage, and relationships daily. Add in financial, personal, and societal pressures to the mix, and life can definitely get overwhelming. Well, you took the first step to taking care of you by seeking help and support. It takes courage to take that first step, and I am so glad you did.
(949) 329-5446 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Stephanie Swope
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, PPS, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Are you experiencing racing and panicked thoughts? The ‘what-ifs’ are spiraling, you're seeking reassurance from everyone around you but it isn't helping. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned-out? Little things seem harder, like getting out of bed in the morning, or feeling motivated to see friends or family. Perhaps you’re feeling out of control, your emotions are harder to manage, or you’re arguing with loved ones. You are not alone, and in coming to this page you have already taken the first step towards restoring balance and fulfillment to your life.
(949) 516-0740 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, CATC-IV, CHT, CCA, CI, LMFT
Verified
I am looking for clients that are ready to get to work and make lasting change possible in their lives. My style is centered on creating a direct partnership with my clients in order to make change happen rather than continue to sit in the problem. I am very well versed in working with all aspects of addiction, anxiety, depression, life changes, sexual abuse, trauma & PTSD, and day to day living concerns, to name a few, for all individuals, couples & families.
(714) 942-2736 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Aaron Koba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEMDRC, EMDR AC
Verified
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
(626) 986-3445 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Pamela Moldauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified
I have been in practice in Laguna Niguel for over 25 years. I know it is challenging to find a therapist , especially when you are experiencing personal stress. My clients tell me I am down to earth, open-minded, and non-judgemental. I am a practical and active therapist, giving feedback and suggestions to help clients find solutions and relief from personal, family or marital conflict.. I work with older adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(949) 247-8129 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Melissa Baker Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I work with folks who are struggling to feel connected in their lives and are motivated to start exploring and making changes. Do you feel as though your work and life obligations are sucking the life out of you? You're definitely not alone in that feeling. I can help you work through these struggles, as well as issues related to anxiety, depression, and stress. A large part of my practice includes a focus on building mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help you feel more in touch with yourself and your life.
(714) 515-5640 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Cynthia Cassil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you tired of feeling frustrated or stuck, unable to move forward because of something painful that happened? Maybe it's memories of childhood abuse, combat, or sexual trauma that keeps you isolated and living in pain. You may have been told by others, or wondered yourself, if the things that happened to you were really "that bad," but no matter how hard you have tried, these memories will not go away. You have also noticed difficulties standing up for yourself in relationships, setting boundaries, or taking chances because of self-doubt and fear. You need a therapist who will believe you, and who understands trauma.
(949) 635-7460 
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Laguna Niguel, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.