Female Therapists in Laguna Woods, CA

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Linda De Villers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Are you seeking a richer, more fulfilling sex life? If so, I can help you achieve that goal. With over 30 years of experience as a sexuality expert, I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples transform their sex lives and deepen their relationships. We will focus on discovering positive, creative solutions to your difficulty in a non-judgmental atmosphere of warmth, wit, and mutual respect. This positive, collaborative approach may include helpful exercises drawn from my book (now in its 6th edition), Love Skills: A Fun, Upbeat Guide to Sex-cessful Relationships.
Are you seeking a richer, more fulfilling sex life? If so, I can help you achieve that goal. With over 30 years of experience as a sexuality expert, I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples transform their sex lives and deepen their relationships. We will focus on discovering positive, creative solutions to your difficulty in a non-judgmental atmosphere of warmth, wit, and mutual respect. This positive, collaborative approach may include helpful exercises drawn from my book (now in its 6th edition), Love Skills: A Fun, Upbeat Guide to Sex-cessful Relationships.
(310) 872-1894 View (310) 872-1894
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Stefanie M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637  (Online Only)
Psychological trauma work is my specialty. Sources of trauma include: accidents, traumatic loss, complicated grief, childhood trauma (including that which has been buried for years), COSR (combat/operational stress reaction), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), ASR (acute stress reaction), and secondary trauma from service as (and/or with) the Military, various Agencies, Medical / Frontline / First Responders, Search & Rescue, Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel, among others. You are not alone.
Psychological trauma work is my specialty. Sources of trauma include: accidents, traumatic loss, complicated grief, childhood trauma (including that which has been buried for years), COSR (combat/operational stress reaction), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), ASR (acute stress reaction), and secondary trauma from service as (and/or with) the Military, various Agencies, Medical / Frontline / First Responders, Search & Rescue, Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel, among others. You are not alone.
(949) 867-7166 View (949) 867-7166
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Patti Britton
PhD, MPH, ACSE, FAACS, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Woods, CA 92637  (Online Only)
If you are looking to overcome your lack of sexual satisfaction, sexual inexperience, sexual or relationship breakdowns, shame, fear or guilt-- or if you just want to learn how to reboot your sex life, you've landed in the right place. I am the pioneer of the profession of sex coaching and a seasoned sexuality expert. I work with individuals and couples seeking the best of sex coaching to help them become their authentic sexual selves and feel the joys of lasting sexual pleasure, alone and with a partner. My unique method delivers results! My passion is to serve my own Boomer Generation. I specialize in healthy sexy aging. Find me!
If you are looking to overcome your lack of sexual satisfaction, sexual inexperience, sexual or relationship breakdowns, shame, fear or guilt-- or if you just want to learn how to reboot your sex life, you've landed in the right place. I am the pioneer of the profession of sex coaching and a seasoned sexuality expert. I work with individuals and couples seeking the best of sex coaching to help them become their authentic sexual selves and feel the joys of lasting sexual pleasure, alone and with a partner. My unique method delivers results! My passion is to serve my own Boomer Generation. I specialize in healthy sexy aging. Find me!
(323) 515-8802 View (323) 515-8802
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Laura Laird
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 9 years experience. I am passionate about and enjoy working with adults, to help them with the challenges they face, including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or whatever is holding you back. I have vast therapeutic and life experiences that help me better understand what you are going through and how to help you. Life is difficult, complicated and at times even traumatic, but it can also be filled with great joy and fulfillment.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 9 years experience. I am passionate about and enjoy working with adults, to help them with the challenges they face, including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or whatever is holding you back. I have vast therapeutic and life experiences that help me better understand what you are going through and how to help you. Life is difficult, complicated and at times even traumatic, but it can also be filled with great joy and fulfillment.
(657) 300-2339 View (657) 300-2339
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Sylvia Y. Oh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637  (Online Only)
April 2024: Currently accepting clients. Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety and/or sadness as we deal with unprecedented levels of stress? If you find it difficult to manage life’s stressors, especially now, you are not alone. You’ve taken an important first step in self-care. Compassion, empathy, and understanding are the key components in a productive therapeutic alliance. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address these life stressors so that you can live your best life.
April 2024: Currently accepting clients. Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety and/or sadness as we deal with unprecedented levels of stress? If you find it difficult to manage life’s stressors, especially now, you are not alone. You’ve taken an important first step in self-care. Compassion, empathy, and understanding are the key components in a productive therapeutic alliance. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address these life stressors so that you can live your best life.
(208) 825-9218 View (208) 825-9218
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Elissa Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637  (Online Only)
I am so happy that you're here. Reaching out for therapy is a brave act of self-love. At least a part of you knows that you deserve better! Trauma, loss, depression, & anxiety can act as thieves robbing you of living your best life; a life filled with true connection, purpose, and hope. Feelings of helplessness to change or improve your circumstances, anxiously expecting worst-case scenario outcomes, and constantly comparing yourself to others can feel paralyzing.
I am so happy that you're here. Reaching out for therapy is a brave act of self-love. At least a part of you knows that you deserve better! Trauma, loss, depression, & anxiety can act as thieves robbing you of living your best life; a life filled with true connection, purpose, and hope. Feelings of helplessness to change or improve your circumstances, anxiously expecting worst-case scenario outcomes, and constantly comparing yourself to others can feel paralyzing.
(949) 881-6839 View (949) 881-6839
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Sharon K Frick
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
I am committed to assisting my clients to identify their unique strengths and move forward to achieve their personal goals. This might entail making behavioral changes, gaining new insights and learning new skills and tools for more effective living. I can be intrumental in helping you create healthier relationships and deal with life stresses and transitions. I am particularly skillful in working with clients hoping to improve their self esteem. My style is highly interactive, supportive and empowering, I am very respectful of who you are and where you want to go. I have been in private practice for over 20 years
I am committed to assisting my clients to identify their unique strengths and move forward to achieve their personal goals. This might entail making behavioral changes, gaining new insights and learning new skills and tools for more effective living. I can be intrumental in helping you create healthier relationships and deal with life stresses and transitions. I am particularly skillful in working with clients hoping to improve their self esteem. My style is highly interactive, supportive and empowering, I am very respectful of who you are and where you want to go. I have been in private practice for over 20 years
(833) 978-2685 View (833) 978-2685
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Jian Tan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
My name is Jian Tan, a licensed professional clinical counselor. I hold an active license issued by Board of Behavioral Sciences of California. I am an accomplished and dynamic professional with a master’s degree in counseling and proven experience helping individuals, couples, children, families, and groups. I am a skilled interpersonal communicator able to facilitate conversation and provide a safe and welcoming environment to encourage participation.
My name is Jian Tan, a licensed professional clinical counselor. I hold an active license issued by Board of Behavioral Sciences of California. I am an accomplished and dynamic professional with a master’s degree in counseling and proven experience helping individuals, couples, children, families, and groups. I am a skilled interpersonal communicator able to facilitate conversation and provide a safe and welcoming environment to encourage participation.
(951) 904-2469 View (951) 904-2469
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Stacy J Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Do you find yourself grappling with the heavy burden of depression or anxiety? Are relationship or parenting challenges leaving you feeling angry, disconnected and alone? Are you drained and on the brink of burnout or compassion fatigue? Often, our challenges seem overwhelming, and we may feel stuck or powerless to change. You do not have to face life’s challenges alone. In therapy, we will work collaboratively to help understand how your personal life experiences have shaped your perspectives, discover your values and develop your inner strengths. We’ll use powerful tools to address your unique challenges and achieve your goals.
Do you find yourself grappling with the heavy burden of depression or anxiety? Are relationship or parenting challenges leaving you feeling angry, disconnected and alone? Are you drained and on the brink of burnout or compassion fatigue? Often, our challenges seem overwhelming, and we may feel stuck or powerless to change. You do not have to face life’s challenges alone. In therapy, we will work collaboratively to help understand how your personal life experiences have shaped your perspectives, discover your values and develop your inner strengths. We’ll use powerful tools to address your unique challenges and achieve your goals.
(949) 832-6281 View (949) 832-6281
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Erit Moradzadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hello, my name is Erit Moradzadeh. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and I have a doctorate degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. I offer psychotherapy services to the multicultural population as well as the immigrant population. My practice focuses on creating a safe, non-judgmental environment to help clients develop strong, meaningful, and intimate relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues by setting healthy boundaries, so they can feel at ease and live a whole and meaningful life.
Hello, my name is Erit Moradzadeh. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and I have a doctorate degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. I offer psychotherapy services to the multicultural population as well as the immigrant population. My practice focuses on creating a safe, non-judgmental environment to help clients develop strong, meaningful, and intimate relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues by setting healthy boundaries, so they can feel at ease and live a whole and meaningful life.
(805) 410-8956 View (805) 410-8956
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Gail York
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hello, I'm Gail York and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California & working with clients statewide doing Telehealth. I have over 27 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Counseling. I am also a Board-Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (BCD & Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC). I see people from all walks of life, with a variety of issues. Their issues may range from stress, anxiety or depression related to everyday life, to living and dealing with severe mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Hello, I'm Gail York and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California & working with clients statewide doing Telehealth. I have over 27 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Counseling. I am also a Board-Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (BCD & Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC). I see people from all walks of life, with a variety of issues. Their issues may range from stress, anxiety or depression related to everyday life, to living and dealing with severe mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
(626) 469-5902 View (626) 469-5902
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Gertrude Bonincontro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
My name is Gertrude (Trudy) Bonincontro and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology providing telehealth to adults in Northern California. I work with adults who are grieving the loss of their beloved one by having their grief witnessed. Grief is not something you get over, though, under, or around. Grief becomes a part of your life. I am a certified Grief Therapist and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Narrative concepts to assist with managing grief symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger.
My name is Gertrude (Trudy) Bonincontro and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology providing telehealth to adults in Northern California. I work with adults who are grieving the loss of their beloved one by having their grief witnessed. Grief is not something you get over, though, under, or around. Grief becomes a part of your life. I am a certified Grief Therapist and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Narrative concepts to assist with managing grief symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger.
(510) 598-3527 View (510) 598-3527
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Julie Colfax
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
(805) 600-8854 View (805) 600-8854
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Tenisha Seniguar-Morakinyo
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hello, my name is Tenisha Seniguar-Morakinyo, LPCC License13468 with over 9 years of experience working with diverse populations. My approach to therapy is every individual is valuable and deserves to be heard and treated with dignity and respect by taking a non-judgment stance. I respect clients' legal rights to confidentiality to create a safe environment to develop trust and a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a firm believer that clients are the experts in their own lives. They know exactly what they want and need.
Hello, my name is Tenisha Seniguar-Morakinyo, LPCC License13468 with over 9 years of experience working with diverse populations. My approach to therapy is every individual is valuable and deserves to be heard and treated with dignity and respect by taking a non-judgment stance. I respect clients' legal rights to confidentiality to create a safe environment to develop trust and a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a firm believer that clients are the experts in their own lives. They know exactly what they want and need.
(657) 571-6699 View (657) 571-6699
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Karen Aparcana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Welcome, my name is Karen Aparcana and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I believe that all humans are capable of making positive changes in their lives and I would love to be a part of your process. My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theories. I work with individuals to navigate depression, anxiety, and issues relating to past traumas. My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theories. My priority is to create a safe space for clients, and I do so by maintaining unconditional positive regard for my clients.
Welcome, my name is Karen Aparcana and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I believe that all humans are capable of making positive changes in their lives and I would love to be a part of your process. My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theories. I work with individuals to navigate depression, anxiety, and issues relating to past traumas. My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theories. My priority is to create a safe space for clients, and I do so by maintaining unconditional positive regard for my clients.
(760) 284-8282 View (760) 284-8282
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Sylvia Turk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hello and Welcome! My name is Dr. Sylvia Turk, LMFT. I am comfortable with a wide variety of patients, I have many years of experience in a medical setting, often dealing with both physical as well as emotional and psychological issues. I can help with depression, anxiety, divorce, family conflicts, job stress, mood disorders, women's issues, aging issues, and more. I'm a client centered, holistic and solution focused therapist, although I choose a therapeutic approach depending on each patient.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Dr. Sylvia Turk, LMFT. I am comfortable with a wide variety of patients, I have many years of experience in a medical setting, often dealing with both physical as well as emotional and psychological issues. I can help with depression, anxiety, divorce, family conflicts, job stress, mood disorders, women's issues, aging issues, and more. I'm a client centered, holistic and solution focused therapist, although I choose a therapeutic approach depending on each patient.
(408) 872-9884 View (408) 872-9884
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Brande Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
I am passionate about my work and consider it an honor to help people navigate and move forward to lead happier and more fulfilled lives. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe environment to help guide you through life's challenges and the often-unpredictable ups and downs. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities and adapt treatment to fit your individual needs. I work from a strengths-based perspective and have a warm, gentle, supportive, non-judgmental, therapeutic style.
I am passionate about my work and consider it an honor to help people navigate and move forward to lead happier and more fulfilled lives. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe environment to help guide you through life's challenges and the often-unpredictable ups and downs. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities and adapt treatment to fit your individual needs. I work from a strengths-based perspective and have a warm, gentle, supportive, non-judgmental, therapeutic style.
(619) 308-6354 View (619) 308-6354
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Julie Ray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hi, my name is Julie Ray, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Many of us have or are facing challenges in our lives whether they are current stresses, past distresses, or struggling with coping. My goal is to create a supportive environment for individuals to work towards their goals and start on a path of healing. We can face many challenges in our lives whether they are current stresses, past distresses, or trauma.
Hi, my name is Julie Ray, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Many of us have or are facing challenges in our lives whether they are current stresses, past distresses, or struggling with coping. My goal is to create a supportive environment for individuals to work towards their goals and start on a path of healing. We can face many challenges in our lives whether they are current stresses, past distresses, or trauma.
(562) 632-4617 View (562) 632-4617
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Esther Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
(909) 310-8342 View (909) 310-8342
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Andrea Kumura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
My name is Andrea Kumura and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that working with clients is a privilege and change can be created at any age. I work with children, adolescents, and senior citizens, while also working with adults. I specialize in the treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, parenting issues, and working with seniors on the challenges that aging brings. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, parents, and senior citizens on diagnoses such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, & parenting issues.
My name is Andrea Kumura and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that working with clients is a privilege and change can be created at any age. I work with children, adolescents, and senior citizens, while also working with adults. I specialize in the treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, parenting issues, and working with seniors on the challenges that aging brings. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, parents, and senior citizens on diagnoses such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, & parenting issues.
(209) 396-7452 View (209) 396-7452

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.