Autism Therapists in Los Alamitos, CA

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Photo of Gisela Vega, Psychologist in Los Alamitos, CA
Gisela Vega
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
who specializes in women with Anxiety, parents of children with Autism , and adults within the spectrum.
You always try to do the right thing and what is expected of you. You make sure that everyone in your life is okay, and you feel proud of being a caring person. But, at what cost? You now feel anxious and overwhelmed. There was a time that you could handle those feelings. Lately, the stress in your life has been taking the best of you showing up in your relationships. And more importantly, in the way you treat yourself. You can feel yourself plummeting downward and it is harder to come back on your own. Now you know that you need extra support to regain balance.
(657) 425-0546
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Lindsey Sterling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related developmental disorders. I have extensive experience performing comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for youth and adults with suspected ASD and treating symptoms and other conditions associated with ASD, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with individuals who may not have ASD, but seek support for social challenges, stress, and mood. I extend my comprehensive, expert, and compassionate care to your entire family, by offering supportive psychotherapy for siblings and parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well.
(424) 304-0871
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Tracy Palmero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with various types of clients, including those diagnosed with autism .
I believe that balance is the key to life. When one area of your life or family is out of balance, it impacts other areas of your life and family. Therapy can help restore the balance in your life. Therapy provides an avenue for change and personal growth.
(714) 989-6974
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Ali Zandi
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist that provides psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological testing. I work with adults, families, couples, children, and adolescents. I conduct testing and evaluations for Psychological Disorders, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Autism , Learning Disorders. Testing involves a variety of different tools and instruments to identify a diagnosis. However, I place your unique experiences and story at the center of the evaluation in order to provide specific feedback and guidance.
(714) 786-5785
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Hayley Jones Sussman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience providing psychotherapy and consultation. I have helped children, teens and adults work through a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, and peer/relational issues. I also have extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum, as well as consulting with their parents who are navigating the difficult path of raising neuro-divergent children. On a personal level, I believe my down to earth, optimistic, and authentic nature offers comfort and hope for change.
(657) 255-7205
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Jodee M. Gossett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We all experience challenging times in our lives. Taking that first step in deciding to come to therapy can be difficult. Sometimes life stressors can be too much to handle alone and we need help working through them. I am passionate about creating a safe & unique experience to help you heal from pain and discover new strengths and possibilities within yourself and enable you to create more intimate and trusting relationships. Together we will create a safe & sacred space to be your true authentic self, share your deepest pain, and emerge stronger & live a more satisfying life.
(562) 372-6648
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Briana Nicole Messerschmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am here to help with these and more. We have all been faced with major changes and sacrifices since 2020. Some changes have left scares and holes in us. I truly believe that we all have the power to grow and heal within us; sometimes we just need a little guidance and specialized tools to get started. I can help you gain strength, motivation, resiliency, and a deeper compassion for yourself and your journey.
(805) 728-1212
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Sheila Brown, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking for a local therapist who specializes in children? Is your child acting out, unfocused, anxious or aggressive? Do they currently have an IEP at school? If so, I can help. Using a combination of solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral assessment, play therapy and family therapy, I work with children who are experiencing severe challenges in their home and school settings. Working together, I help them to develop new ways to focus their energies, calm their minds, and experience success once again.
(949) 558-2538
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Vicki Coccaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that emotional healing can be brought about within the framework of relationships, so in my therapy sessions I work to create a safe environment where clients can work through issues in their lives that may be hindering them from reaching their true potential. I believe it's possible in therapy to gain insight into our deepest desires to learn and grow, and to develop successful communication skills. These skills in turn help us develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with others.
(714) 786-5524
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Katy Manetta
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that with every new day, there is hope for change. Life brings us so many stressful situations. When you feel it is hard for you to bear the burden alone, I am here to help. I love being a therapist. From our first meeting, you will be able to feel the enthusiasm I have for this work. And within a few sessions, you will likely begin to feel something you may not have felt in a long time...hope.
(562) 799-6700
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Jan Watkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I imagine you are seeking support for one of life's challenging transitions. In the work we do together you will find compassion, warmth, a dose of humor and directness. As a Family Therapist in private practice for over 37 years I am passionate about helping you in a nonjudgmental and supportive way identify and work to resolve the issues that brought you into therapy.
(562) 438-7628
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Huong (Christy) Mayeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult to navigate at times. When hardships get thrown at us, we may get flooded with emotion and feel at a loss on how to deal with them head on. During these times, we may find ourselves withdrawing from others or lashing out towards our loved ones. When we get trapped in our negative thoughts, we may feel like there’s no escape. Talking to someone about these challenges and hardships can be the beginning of the healing process. I provide a non-judgmental, safe environment for my clients to express themselves. I encourage clients to share their story in order to help them discover alternative options/perspectives
(714) 266-6682
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Michele Ocen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you have questions about your child's behavior and/ or development? Do you need strategies for better behavior? We can help! We help parents by providing developmental and diagnostic assessments for children, usually when there are questions about language, learning, play, social skills, and/ or development. We have specific expertise in the early detection and treatment of autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Assessment results are often used to help guide parents to appropriate treatments and available resources.
(562) 418-5151
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Garden Grove, CA 92845
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Adrienne Douglas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PsyD
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with a range of different learning difficulties such as attention challenges (ADD/ ADHD), behavior concerns (ODD), compulsive behavior (OCD), and Autism .
I am committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based treatment to my clients. For therapy to be effective it is important to find a therapist who is the right fit for you. As a participant in the treatment process we work together to develop treatment goals that fit your unique needs.
(562) 321-9946
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Long Beach, CA 90808
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Domonick K Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, , MEd
Verified
Verified
My experience includes working with anxiety disorders, ADHD, autism , relationship conflict, effective communication strategies, marriage counseling, mood disorders, anger management, coping strategies, for the children, adolescent and adult populations.
We all experience challenges in life. When those challenges seem insurmountable it’s beneficial to seek professional assistance. My passion & purpose is to help others set and attain their individual positive life goals. I've utilized a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist clients in finding healthier perceptions of themselves and strengthening positive relationships.
(310) 362-9160
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Long Beach, CA 90808
Not accepting new clients
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Molly Coppel
Psychologist, LEP, ABSNP
Verified
Verified
I offer detailed assessments for individuals ranging from preschool age to young adult, and have extensive experience with ADHD, Autism , Learning Disabilities (e.
Seeing your child struggle in school can be challenging and it might feel overwhelming on where to start and where to get help. I work with families to answer questions about student challenges and identify learning strengths and areas of need. I provide psycho-educational testing to examine suspected learning disabilities, attention difficulties, social communication and interaction, depression, and anxiety. If your child is struggling in school, I would love to help figure out why and provide recommendations to help them thrive.
(657) 214-7368
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Long Beach, CA 90815
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Janet A Vivero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
, Autism , ADHD, Learning disabilities, etc.
I'm a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish speaking) psychologist with an extensive history working with diverse, multicultural populations. I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological testing for young children, adolescents, and adults and provide psychotherapy for relationship issues, family functioning, parenting, sexuality, trauma, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. As a psychologist I believe in forming a trusting partnership and establishing a safe and comfortable space for self-exploration. Your involvement in therapy can be a means for exploring ways to improve the quality of your life and of your relationships. I believe transformation is possible through understanding, healing, support, and connectedness."
(562) 282-9651
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Garden Grove, CA 92845
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Jessica Wellins (Jaurequi)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, APCC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
These are wild times. No matter our strengths and experiences, the world is being impacted by a pandemic; environmental; political; socio-cultural shifts; -and as communities, families, children and individuals, we’re feeling it. Thankfully, we have an abundance of resources to feel better and the technology to get to them. My name is Jessica Wellins (Jaurequi), I am one of those resources. I'm a mental health therapist that specializes in emotional regulation and healthy coping of children, parents, and small families, and I've got great experience in supporting client growth and stabilization in the face of crisis.
(562) 317-7019
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
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Alison Lynn Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Frustrated with your: relationship? sex life? child? I am trained in 2nd level, Gottman Method, a specialty that started with couples. John Gottman, the author of, "7 Principles of Marriage," is known for predicting divorce with 90% accuracy, has been influential over my career. The Gottman Method has transformed my practice to focusing on couples, parenting, and children. If you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation with your children, partner or anyone else, I look forward to working with you to accomplish your goals.
(714) 654-1570
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Garden Grove, CA 92845
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Patricia Richmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It is very hard to feel safe and grounded in this uncertain world. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses humor and compassion when providing the support, understanding and empathy necessary to help you with your emotions . You may have experienced a sudden career transition , life change. or loss. COVID may be contributing to social anxiety. I can help you master these unwelcome emotions that prevent you from living your best life. Our goal together will be to assist you in obtaining the personal insight, strength and skills to find peace. It's spring, a time for beginnings
(562) 418-5612
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
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What type of Los Alamitos mental health professional is right for me?
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How to find a therapist in Los Alamitos?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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