Art Therapy in Lake Forest, CA

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New Flight Counseling: Audrey Grider, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR, EAGALA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
EMDR helps clear emotional triggers attached to your memories, and I combine this with talk therapy, art , meditation, and more to process your past and present difficulties.
As an artist, I understand what it can be like to have creative blocks or feelings of disconnection from your spiritual path. My practice is focused on people who have lost their direction in life, and hope to regain a sense of Self at a deep Soul level. Past or present trauma may be the source of these challenges, showing up as anxiety, depression, grief, anger or hurt. You may have a negative view of yourself, and this can impact your creativity & relationships. Many times, these feelings originated in childhood. I am certified in EMDR, and approach therapy holistically to honor your mind, body, spirit, emotions, & relationships.
(949) 793-9264
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Discover Counseling Center, Inc.
LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Play Therapy, Art Therapy , Mindfulness, Educational Therapy.
At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life. Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer works with Children/Teens/Young Adults and Danielle works with Adults.
(714) 909-2528
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Lake Forest, CA 92609
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Not accepting new clients
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Judithann Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
I am an art therapist and believe strongly in the power of art activity to heal.
Trust is one of the most important reasons an individual chooses a therapist. Another reason is that the therapist's values do not conflict with the individual choosing to work with her. I would like to talk with you about both of these issues to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to work with me. My initial session is pro bono so we can talk about both. I am working on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday's. I welcome a call from you.
(949) 558-2434
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
$110 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Katie Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
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
$80 per session
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Pathways Community Counseling Center
LCSW, MFTI
Pathways Community Counseling Center provides high quality, low-cost counseling, psychotherapy, life skills and supportive services to individuals, couples, and families in English and Spanish.
(949) 245-6828
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Regina Walsvig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Helping you achieve a balanced sense of well-being is my primary goal as a therapist. No matter what you might be concerned about that brings you to this search, I am interested in helping you gain, not only relief, but also the tools needed for your future beyond therapy. I treat children, adolescents, and adults using individual, couple, family, and/or group psychotherapy.
(949) 649-6066
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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$165 per session
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Maryanne Duan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Psychologist Intern, and a Certified Life Coach who specializes in individual, couple's, family, and group counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of clients with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are experiencing difficulty in marital and family relationships, workplace conflicts, life satisfaction, management of emotions, and cultural adjustment in the USA. I offer tele-therapy via HIPPA compliant web platforms. I supervise a group of interns/associates who take sliding scale fees from $30-60 per session for clients who do not have insurance or have high deductibles.
(714) 909-1536
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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$150 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Lisa Eaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
:: 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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$175 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Ellie Mourey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Ellie - and I am so excited to meet you! I love working with children (ages 5 and up), teens, young adults, individuals, and couples, helping them through a variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, emotional disregulation, and perfectionism. My approach/style depends a lot on the age and needs of each person, and I adapt interventions from various modalities to fit what is needed for treatment. Throughout the process, I will check-in with you to develop goals and to make sure we’re on the same page about what is most important to you for the focus of our time together.
(949) 356-9169
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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$120 per session

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Elizabeth Ann Cappelletti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A few of the methods that I use are meditation and mindfulness, art therapy , cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, somatic therapy and narrative therapy.
We all go through tough times in life and sometimes need a guiding hand to get through it. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task but one that can be extremely rewarding if you find the right match. I offer my clients a nurturing, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore and work through their trauma, pain, struggles and stress. I strive to help my clients create balance and develop healthy boundaries in their life so that they may find the peace and happiness they are striving for.
(949) 281-7607
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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$300 (individual)$350 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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Amy Borst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, LPCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I offer a creative combination of Art and EMDR Therapy, in addition to traditional talk therapy.
Self-exploration continues throughout our lives. Our efforts to find peace and self-fulfillment can be accomplished through introspection and processing. I employ a variety of therapy modalities that assist with the exploration process in a manner that feels comfortable and safe, leading to those moments of understanding and acceptance. Art and EMDR Therapy combined can assist with reaching a deeper level of self-awareness in a non-threatening manner, and also allows for reprocessing recent and past traumatic experiences. With a willingness towards self-awareness, both modalities can be utilized to achieve ideal adjustment.
(949) 647-4897
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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$160 (individual)$210 (couples)
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Patricia Anita Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Through cognitive behavioral therapy, art and play therapy for children and adolescents, Imago therapy for interpersonal relationships, clients can achieve their goals.
During this exceptionally stressful time, anxiety, depression, and/or general life issues impact daily life. A need to lower anxiety, elevate mood, and find ways to cope with the unknown is important for all ages.
(949) 649-6179
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Jarfa Wabs, MA LMFT dba Counseling Together
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finding a therapist at a time when your whole world is falling apart, is one more difficult task to add to the many tasks required of you. Well, you aren't alone! Couples & family counseling is one of my many focuses. Premarital and marriage counseling can be very effective in starting and saving relationships. I also focus on stress, fears, and anxiety that might be causing unexplained aches and pains in your body, frustrating you and others around you. I am well versed on issues of Chronic illness, hormonal imbalances, Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Postpartum, Menopause, Thyroid and many life events affecting healthy relationships.
(949) 281-6275
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sofia Alonso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I am glad that you are in this site looking to improve your mental health. For many people, mental health is still a stigma that stop us to look for help. So congratulations in your first step to break with it down. I highly commit to all my patients in their therapeutic process, I am there with their ups and downs. I want you to experiment how therapy helps you to improve yourself and if I am the one that you chose to work with, I will be honored to work in your therapeutic process.
(949) 239-1539
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Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
$95 (individual)$140 (couples)
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Amy Neufeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, parenting, co-parenting, teen anxiety, children behavioral issues, navigating adult pressures.... Oh my! It’s a lot to manage on your own. Life is going to present its challenges and you don't have to deal with them alone. Together we can get you living the life you want.
(949) 541-4921
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Office is near:
Aliso Viejo, CA 92653
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Brandie Parham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently offering in office face to face individual counseling for children and teens in my Lake Forest office. I implement both play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to work with children on ways to cope and build skills and process their big emotions through play. I provide guidance for parents to manage struggles, see new perspectives, and build on their skills to be the best that they can be.
(949) 506-5844
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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$150 per session
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Jung 'june' Chay
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Whether you’re dealing with problems at school, feeling trapped in trauma, depression, anxiety, or any other life challenges, therapy can be a non-judgmental space to reflect and find healing. Finding the right fit to help you can be a challenge, and I want to meet you where you're at, then help you get where you’d like to go.
(949) 267-5273 x1
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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$125 per session
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Jennifer D Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a California-licensed clinical social worker with more than 18 years of experience. I have two master's degrees, one in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (now called Alliant International University) and another in social work from San Jose State University. I'm a certified trainer in WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and a certified Intentional Peer Support Trainer. Having worked in various settings, my experience includes community mental health, corrections, mental health drop-in centers, residential treatment, and inpatient settings.
(949) 749-3100
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Cathryn Wilson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, R-DMT, C-IAYT
Verified
Verified
In life, we often feel overwhelmed, out of control, or caught in patterns we can’t seem to escape. We may be affected by trauma, feel stuck in relationships, get caught in self defeating thought spirals or find that we are sabotaging ourselves. Many of us move around the world carrying secret struggles with negative thoughts, emotions, or urges, which disturb our day-to-day life and make waves in our relationships. Changing life circumstances-both positive (like the birth of a child) or negative (loss of a job)-can cause anxiety and strife.
(442) 239-4264
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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$105 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Aliyah Payne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello. My name is Aliyah, and I am looking to work with clients who would like to empower themselves through honoring their culture, gender expression, and neurodiversity. As a person of color with a beautifully diverse brain, I understand the difficulties that many humans face in accepting the reality around them and finding their place. I would love to walk that journey alongside you until you feel ready to do it on your own again. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to connecting with you.
(949) 403-6123
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Art Therapy

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.