Couples Counseling Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

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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
I have years of experience working with individuals, couples , and families.
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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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide multiculturally-sensitive therapy for diverse individual adults, couples , and families.
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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Miguel E. Gallardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also work with trauma, including sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.
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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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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Rudi Rahbar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with couples and individuals facing interpersonal struggles, such as depression and anxiety.
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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Katlyn Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to therapeutically supporting individuals and couples , I am passionate about working with children, teens and their families to improve communication and understanding helping them learn how to better show each other love.
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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Jennifer D Rowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In addition, I offer offer Couples Therapy/Family Therapy at $160 per session.
Is it time for a tune up ? Are you hoping for a happier more fulfilling life? Does life after the pandemic feel different? I'm here to help you navigate the changes! Counseling can help if you need support or guidance working on better communication or resolving resentments and hurt. I'm non-judgmental, compassionate and love being a therapist! I provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to find solutions. I'm a certified EMDR therapist and find great joy helping clients reduce pain from childhood or a recent traumatic event. EMDR therapy is my specialty. YOUR emotional health and well-being is my goal!
(949) 835-4891
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Courtney Sparkuhl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, OSW-C
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed therapist specializing in chronic disease and cancer. A medical condition pushes us past our normal and can bring about significant change affecting relationships with our partner , family, friends, and work. Struggling to find a sense of balance and control while life continues around you is normal. My goal is to help you regain a sense of balance and empowerment while holding a safe space for you to grieve and work toward a renewed purpose.
(949) 676-6794
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Paulette Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
How can one REALLY let go of hurts and unhealthy patterns? Through mind-body therapies, healing prayer, and attachment therapies I help couples and individuals RELEASE old ways of thinking and relating.
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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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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Dan Lucey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified
Verified
My time as a therapist I have helped both individuals and couples find this deep lasting inner healing.
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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Theresa Ann Steiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS/MFCT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience working with a variety of individuals, couples , and families.
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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Leya Worcester Bray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Let’s partner together in your healing.
You are doing so much for others that you barely have any time for yourself. You feel responsible for the way others feel. In all of this over-doing and over-caretaking, you have begun to forget who you are. Or, you may find that you’ve been taken hostage by your emotions. It’s really difficult to shake off certain feelings. Self-medicating or other addictive behaviors are the only ways that seem to help with coping, but it feels like it’s just created more problems in your life. The traumas from your past have caught up with you and you don’t know when you’re ever going to feel happy or at ease again.
(949) 997-1742
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Stephanie Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am in awe every day of the tremendous strength and courage my clients exhibit when they make the decision to begin therapy. Clients I work with are ready to do the difficult work involved in healing past trauma and childhood wounds. I work with clients who are eager to engage in learning new coping skills in therapy and are actively practicing these skills outside of therapy. Many of them even engage in their own self-study with recommended "homework" and reading material. I work with teens, young adults, mature adults, couples & families. I offer families/ couples new skills to improve communication and relationships.
(707) 873-7651
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience working with adults, couples , and families in various capacities.
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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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner . Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(949) 997-3182
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Suzanne La Placette
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I love working with couples and individuals.
I have a private practice in both San Juan, Puerto Rico and Lake Forest, California. I offer tele-health sessions for my patients as well as face-to-face when logistically possible. My training as a psychoanalyst and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist provides me with a deep understanding of personal growth and development. For the past 33 years I have treated Couples and Adult Individuals. I am in the process of becoming certified in Relational Life Therapy which I find to be incredibly helpful for couples as they navigate their relationship. I am trained in EMDR therapy which is proven to be most helpful for trauma work.
(855) 840-5212
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide multiculturally-sensitive therapy for diverse individual adults, couples , and families.
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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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in couples /family therapy.
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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What type of Lake Forest mental health professional is right for me?
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How to find a therapist or counselor in Lake Forest?
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