Anxiety Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

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Nadia Teymoorian
Psychologist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My extensive experience includes providing Counseling Services for Geriatrics, Adults, adolescents and Couples who struggle with a variety of issues such as Depression, Anxiety , Anger Management, Self Esteem issues, Domestic violence, Substance abuse, Sexual Abuse, Marital and pre-marital issues, Interpersonal and Relationship issues.
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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Dan Lucey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified
Verified
You had a difficult childhood where you felt hurt, neglected and misunderstood. Now you want to develop close relationships, but the anxiety and or depression are making it hard. You may have seen other therapists, but it has not gotten to the root of the issue/the deep inner healing. Your tired of living this way and want some real change. Part of you has lost hope that it can ever change but another part of you believes that it IS possible. My specialty is to heal past wounds from childhood and help you become free of the pain to live with freedom.
(714) 515-6601
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Susan J Novak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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) 297-6680
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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, wresting with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault, I can help you work on those issues. With over 22 years of experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
(949) 245-6850
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Lauren Deliberato
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety , difficulty adjusting to life changes and stress, and grief and loss. I also have a special interest and training in working with women with perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, as well as the many challenges and changes women experience transitioning into motherhood.
(949) 829-4874
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
Not accepting new clients
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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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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with a wide range of psychological and psychosocial concerns including depression and anxiety , romantic relationship satisfaction, men's issues, family and relationship conflicts, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 860-1436
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Keira Merkovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, depression, anxiety and high levels of stress are becoming commonplace.
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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Tanishia Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Tanishia Santana LCSW, psychotherapist and life coach. I'm the Founder of Clinical Holistic's Life Coaching and Development. I specialize in helping individuals/couples heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault, domestic violence, and PTSD. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety , and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome their struggle with MH, using my specialized methods and techniques. I’m experienced working with BIPOC, LGBT+, and military veterans.
(949) 506-3124
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Clare Albright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety ? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
(949) 763-4789
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Juan Zuluaga
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Working in the mental health field for the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of engaging with a multitude of individuals both on the East and West coast. Serving as a therapist, director of an adult program, and a case manager, I have been able to develop my expertise assisting individuals struggling with anxiety , depression, victims of domestic violence, individuals experiencing life transitions/adjustments, struggles with interpersonal conflicts, and self-esteem concerns.
(949) 763-4508
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety , depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(949) 749-6613
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety , depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
(949) 779-5462
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Chantal Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety , depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
(949) 635-4171
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Carrie Cueto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Carrie! I am glad you are stopping by to learn more about my practice. Are you struggling with persistent worry? Do you feel like anxiety rules your life, deciding what you can or can’t handle? Maybe you feel like you're constantly overwhelmed, and are frequently irritated despite vowing to "calm down" or "think positively". If this sounds familiar, I can help you. I specialize in targeted and effective treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and eating disorders.
(720) 477-4763
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety , and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(949) 867-6448
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you have trouble with anxiety , depression, and relationship/family issues due to trauma? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
(949) 649-0712
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Brittney Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety , depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
(949) 749-3155
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with a wide range of psychological and psychosocial concerns including depression and anxiety , romantic relationship satisfaction, men's issues, family and relationship conflicts, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 312-5747
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Photo of Ann Anderson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Forest, CA
Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety , depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(949) 694-2972
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.