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Kimberly Brassett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Healing happens when the therapeutic relationship is collaborative, honest, compassionate, respectful and caring. I come from a place of personal experience and a genuine desire to help make a significant improvement in the lives of the people with whom I work. I provide a unique therapeutic approach to treat a wide variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual abuse, addiction, and trauma. I have had the pleasure of working with clients from various cultures and backgrounds as well as all ages. I strive to create a supportive, safe environment where you can share your experiences, emotions, challenges
(949) 359-8371
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Dr. Susana O. Salgado
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We all deserve to experience joy, have a voice and discover our most authentic selves. I want to support you in learning how to hone your strengths and leverage your power to feel fulfilled in your life journey. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, had an “aha” moment, want insight to a pattern, or whether someone is encouraging you to seek support; we will spend time exploring your unique circumstances and possible solutions to alleviate your distress. I believe in our need to be connected, loved and to feel whole and that the absence of these feelings can be the basis for some of our struggles and suffering.
(949) 391-4640
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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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Marcela M Castellanos
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Hi, and thank you for visiting my page. One of my passions in life is to help guide the individuals I work with, to be the best that they can be. My first experience with therapy was my own, and with that, I found that therapy works best when we are honest with ourselves, and the person you choose to help guide your path of healing and awareness, from what's holding you back from your best life. Life can be challenging at times, you may struggle with inner conflict, uncertainty, and confusion as to what step you should take next in life. To make lasting changes within yourself, to attain your lifelong goals & dreams.
(949) 787-0157
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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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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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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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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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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Ruby Nieto Padilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Ruby Nieto Padilla. I am a Spanish-speaking, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience with the Latino population and in, particular, in the San Gabriel Valley area. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults/parents, and families that have difficulty maintaining and balancing healthy, loving relationships. Using a positive problem-solving approach and client-centered techniques, I help clients identify the source of their difficulties and assist them in developing effective strategies for change.
(949) 546-6673
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Michelle Beaudoin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC CA, LMHC NY, LPC TX, NCC
Verified
Verified
I'm passionate about helping people who want to make changes in their lives and who want to fulfill their potential, but who don't know where or how to start. I have decades-long experience providing support to people from all walks of life with all types of issues--with a focus on individuals struggling with addictive behaviors, unresolved traumas, and eating disorders. My special interest is working with adults who want to change their alcohol/drug use and with those who struggle with their relationship with food--such as tending to binge eat, to use food as a way to self-soothe or as a punishment or reward. Message/call today!
(760) 227-5354
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Lake Forest, CA 92610
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Kati McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes the world just feels like too much--too much work, too much stress, too much pain, too much numbness. There can be so much in your day to day that it's hard to figure out where to start, let alone where to go. Therapy can be a wonderful space to figure out what’s not working, and give you the tools you need to make changes to attain the life that you really want, and be the person that you really want to be.
(949) 229-4971
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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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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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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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Not accepting new clients
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Lindsey Provencher
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Beginning a new job, becoming a parent, moving to a new state, figuring out a new norm after a global pandemic...life transitions are extremely difficult to maneuver. I provide clients with a safe space to unload and assess what is and is not working in their lives. I want to understand you and your specific method of functioning; then maybe I can offer some tools, perspectives, and supports that will make daily life a bit easier.
(949) 694-3890
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
Not accepting new clients
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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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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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Christine M Lillja
Psychologist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist. I started practicing psychotherapy in 1993 and I love the work so much I have never done anything else. In today's world we don't take the time to listen and get to know each other. We start to suffer from depression and anxiety because we are so disconnected from each other and ourselves. I am trying to change that with one person at a time. I invite you to visit me and see how we can create a journey of healing together.
(949) 356-9181
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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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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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What type of Lake Forest mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Lake Forest?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.