Teen Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

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SoCal Adolescent Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Are you a parent with a struggling teen who wants more for your child’s well being, but feel unsure of how to get there? We hear stories every day about what families are experiencing at home.
We have current availability with both male and female therapists for weekly teen therapy and family therapy. Let us help you today!
(949) 649-0541
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Katie Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I specialize in but am not limited to working with teen girls and young adults who are struggling with such issues as self-esteem, substance abuse, self-harm, body image, self-actualization, identity, self worth, bullying and peer pressure.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Together, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 556-4585
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Max Gezerseh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Based on personal belief and experience and coming from a Humanistic Existential theoretical perspective I believe in the great innate potential every individual has and the helper's role as a facilitator or coach to assist the individual to discover and to utilize such strength to live up to one's highest potential. My practice areas include: Substance Abuse (adults & adolescents), Grief Counseling, Marital & Premarital Counseling, Adolescent Misbehavior, Anger-Management, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, and Stage of Life. I am experienced to work with challenging behavioral problems like borderline personality disorder and adolescents' substance abuse or misbehavior.
(949) 531-7104
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Lisa Eaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, & bipolar disorder; adolescent & adult substance abuse issues; parent training & child behavior issues; family conflict & divorce; treating adult/childhood trauma, including PTSD; and working with clients on issues related to self-esteem, healthy relationships, identity development, & goal-setting.
:: CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS :: I believe that it takes courage to meet with a therapist, and I am sensitive to the journeys that lead people to my office. I utilize a friendly, collaborative approach in developing relationships with my clients. I feel that the most important change agent in the treatment process is the relationship between client and therapist. I strive to help my clients feel comfortable and safe, and help empower them to build skills to help manage stressors and overcome obstacles. I use a strengths-based approach to help my clients move from where they are to where they want to be.
(562) 352-2120
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Not accepting new clients
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Carolyn Noble-Loder - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Carolyn Noble-Loder is a California Licensed Clinical Therapist specializing in working with teens, adults, and families to overcome challenges and assist with major life transitions. Carolyn earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Pepperdine University. Her experience includes: anxiety, depression, body image, imposter syndrome, parent coaching, teen concerns, technology/social media, family communication, fear/phobias, difficult life transitions, relationship troubles, grief/trauma, culture and adjustment issues, partner-relational problems and parent-child issues.
(949) 835-4825
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
Not accepting new clients
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Homayoun Shahri
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, CBT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my work, I listen to what the client speaks verbally and through his or her body. I pay special attention to client's unspoken words. Through empathic attunement with the client, I become aware of what he or she is experiencing in the therapeutic process, as well as in his or her past. I am also impacted by client's painful experiences and resonate with his or her feeling states. Through becoming a witness to client's painful past, the client can become free of his or her earlier experiences and can feel joy and pleasure of living, being alive, loving, and being loved.
(949) 284-8259
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Nadia Teymoorian
Psychologist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Verified
There are circumstances in life that can prevent individuals to enjoy life to its fullest. Regardless of the reason, psychotherapy is a powerful and beneficial tool for healing and personal growth. I'm here to offer you support and guidance through the process. My approach is tailored to each individual based on each individual’s unique needs that sometimes involves identifying strengths, building self-confidence and self-acceptance as well as challenging unhealthy beliefs and coping strategies in a therapeutic, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere.
(949) 238-1694
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Paulette Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
YOU have a unique ability and drive towards health and wholeness mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to relate to others in meaningful ways. Due to various experiences or traumas, that natural process can become blocked causing depression, anxiety, and disconnection from others. I enjoy working toward establishing safe, fun ways to find FREEDOM to bring joy and fulfillment! I welcome the opportunity to help you in your journey!
(949) 529-5598
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Keira Merkovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My commitment to my clients is to provide them with a welcoming place in which they can safely share their struggles and receive genuine support. People generally don't seek help from a therapist until they reach the point where their typical coping skills are no longer working. If you are at that point and need help discovering new methods to help you make it through life's challenges, I can help.
(949) 558-2541
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Katlyn Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is challenging and it can be difficult trying to navigate the ups and downs of life without support. It can feel overwhelming and hopeless especially when you, your child and/or family is struggling. You are not alone. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I provide a safe place for children, families, and individuals to work through all of the emotions experienced through out life's challenges.
(949) 284-0824
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Kevin 'kc' Spradlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with clinical experience working with clients of all ages. I firmly believe in the capacity of all people to achieve the positive behavioral changes that they are desirous of, whether it be favorable individual changes, favorable relational changes, or both. I have a vast array of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, couples, and families. I believe that authenticity, empathy, directness, and humor (when appropriate) are all components that an effective therapist can bring to the therapeutic relationship.
(949) 996-0459
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Ashley McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking healing from your past, healthier relationships, and personal growth, I would love the opportunity to come alongside you on your journey. Healing can happen in a collaborative, compassionate, and supportive therapeutic relationship. I want to help you break free from the bonds of your past so that you are able to reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from a humanistic client centered approach and utilize EMDR to help individuals reprocess past trauma and unhealthy belief systems. I strive to create a supportive and safe environment to process through these barriers to healing.
(949) 569-5519
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Miguel E. Gallardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs.
(949) 390-9540
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Kylene Kelly
Psychologist, MA, EDDCP
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients- I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. It is a safe place where someone can come and talk about what has been going on for them without judgment or shame. I proved a space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. As we explore your world we will be creating a style designed specifically to meet your needs and goals.
(424) 401-2578
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Susan J Novak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with depression, suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, wrestling with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, feeling controlled or humiliated by your significant other, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault, I can help you work on these issues. With over 22 years of clinical experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
(949) 245-6733
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Kenneth Woog
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
If you or a loved one is struggling with computer/video gaming/internet or other behavioral addictions let us help. While we can't reclaim the years lost to computer and other media excesses, we help clients bring their life back in balance. We work together in treatment to restore valued relationships, educational and career direction and to improve overall health and wellbeing. The Computer Addiction Treatment Program of Southern California includes outpatient, 3 day weekend intensive residential treatment and parent support groups. An initial 30 minute phone consultation is available for $75.
(949) 342-4821
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Alejandra Leal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi there, welcome to my page. I'm glad you have found yourself here. As we navigate through life, we face challenges that can leave us feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and contemplating, "what is wrong with me?." I acknowledge the bravery that prompted you to seek therapy, I want to help. I would love to collaborate with you and encourage you to contact me to schedule a free phone consultation. Trabajo con niños, adolescentes y familias. Me encantaría ayudarte, llámame para una consulta gratis.
(949) 763-3917
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Theresa Ann Steiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS/MFCT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Over the years, I have found that people have an innate sense of resiliency that they can tap into, but need guidance to find it. During the therapeutic process, I strive to nurture this sense as my clients grow, heal, cultivate creativity, and thrive in life’s many journeys. We all need to feel connected and heard, and we each deserve a therapist that is truly interested in us and has our best interests at heart. I truly believe this is an essential component of therapy. It takes courage to ask for help and I applaud you for taking the first step.
(949) 485-5380
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Rudi Rahbar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Where healing begins...With an empathic heart and open mind, I will listen and assist you in your life's journey. Through collaboration and integration, I work with clients who are motivated for change in their lives. I have experience in the realms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also have experience working with cultural identity issues within the family and relationships.
(949) 468-2959
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Bridgman Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Thank you for visiting our profile page. You are searching, not just for someone who can assist you with the issue you are struggling with, but someone you can connect with; someone who can truly understand you. The best way to find that person is to interview them on the phone. Credentials are only the starting place for a therapy relationship. Keep in mind you are choosing somebody with whom you can share pretty much everything about you; perhaps things you've never told any other person. Make sure you pick somebody you like & trust.
(949) 383-4025
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.