Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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EMDR California Jessie Song Healing Guide
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW, EMDR, Guide, Coach
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck and just can't seem to relax? Struggling with internal voice that finds fault with anything and everything, and is self-defeating? You smile on the outside and get by, but on the inside, you feel defeated, disconnected, lonely, and sad. Things that happened to us in life, especially traumatic ones, can hold us back, push us into dark spaces, and keep us from living life to the fullest. Trauma can be small or big and it shows up in different ways. And some of us were taught to suppress our emotions, whether it’s sadness, anger, shame, or grief. You deserve a safe space to unload the weight you’ve been carrying.
(949) 426-7805
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Alisa Gibney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The families of South Orange County are under tremendous pressures; the stress can be compounded by those facing the challenges of a teen demonstrating behavioral or emotional issues. At times, the behavior of your teen may be so worrisome that it risks the health and normal functioning of not only your teen, but your entire family. At times like this, you may benefit from partnering with me to guide you through a specialized adolescent assessment and determine necessary treatment for your child.
(949) 484-0951
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Leah Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am extremely good at working with teens, MFT interns who are looking to do some interpersonal work while gaining their 3000 hrs., blended families, divorce Recovery, Drug and Alcohol abuse/use, Gay and Lesbian, grief and loss, as well as Parent/Child Conflicts. I enjoy working with the above clients as well as receiving the internal benefits of watching my clients grow. I receive a "natural high" by working with and helping clients find their true selves. I believe the work I do help my clients enrich their personal and relational growth s well as enhance their emotional healing.
(714) 881-1565
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sara Hoadley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients to find a new perspective on life. Growing up, we are told/hear things about what we “should” do or how we “should” feel. Should statements can cause clients to struggle with anxiety, depression, issues with connections with themselves or others, and much more. I view clients as the expert in their life and work with them to find their authentic selves by working on compassion, acceptance, and empowerment. Our world has changed, and societal expectations are changing, this gives us all the opportunity to discover our true priorities. How we show up for ourselves, friends, family, relationships, and our careers.
(949) 541-9314
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are your children having difficulties at home or school? Problems with friends? Outbursts? You don't need to continue the struggle! I am a Registered Play Therapist who utilizes play therapy techniques to help children work through behavior issues and trauma. I have a passion for helping families re-establish and maintain equilibrium for a peaceful home environment.
(949) 536-9546
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work is solution focused. I work in a Family Systems Orientation to help bring context to what is happening today and a Cognitive Behavioral Orientation to help clients make adjustments in the present. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today. But sometimes, I think, people may invest an inordinate amount of their time and resources analyzing the problems of the past. In doing so they may miss the exceptions to those problems that hold the key to change.
(949) 536-9140
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kristina Tyler (Formerly Roberts)
Psychologist, PhD, QME
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a clinical and forensic psychologist. **CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW THERAPY CLIENTS.** I and my clinical staff work in partnership with clients to meet their goals, providing the tools they need with an empathetic yet not passive approach. I have extensive background in psychotherapy, crisis management, psychological testing, divorce adjustment, trauma, depressive disorders, anxiety, bipolar and pain disorders and oversee clinical staff in these areas also.
(949) 632-6166
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Patricia Mercer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CEAP
I have worked for a police department as a domestic violence counselor, in patient for poly addiction and eating disorders and have been in private practice for over 25 years. I also do corporate work on-site, criticial incident debriefings, trainings and wellness programs. I work with individuals, couples and families, to help them learn insights, skills and techniques for a better quality life. I am trained in EMDR and use it in session as a valueable tool to get through roadblocks. I also use a multi comprehensive approach to therapy, to suit the client needs. I am a very interactive therapist and give homework!
(949) 749-2933
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Judith C. Henri-Farry, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you or struggling? During these uncertain times, do you sometimes feel like life is getting out of control? For over 30 years, people have been coming to me for help with transforming their broken hearts into hearts filled with LOVE, their troubled minds into minds seeking NEW VISTAS and wounded spirits into spirits filled with HOPE. You can enrich your life by learning how your brain creates change along with cognitive and emotional restructuring techniques designed to promote your own creative problem solving process.
(844) 325-5423
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Mark Brandes-Biblical Counsel
MABC
Marriage can be difficult. Two people who struggle with their own personal issues work to meld their lives together, but in that process they may become stuck in a disruptive cycle of blame shifting. As fallen humans, we tend to serve ourselves before we serve others. The goal is peace in the marriage, but that can seem so elusive at times. Pornography and sexual addiction can also effectively tear apart marriages, but there is hope to put off these behaviors and put on God-honoring habits.
(949) 326-2974
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Rachel Coleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Monarch Rising Therapy and Nutrition Services is Orange County's premier outpatient center supporting clients on their journey of healing their relationship with their bodies, food, anxiety, and depression.  Our societies messages about food and health are destructive and not inclusive, which leads to body shame and a conflicted relationship with food. We believe that ALL bodies are worthy and deserving of food freedom and that full healing is possible. We guide each client in their transformation journey so they can freely fly. We offer personalized, creative therapy and nutritional counseling so you can transform, heal, and rise.
(310) 929-6891
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Brittney Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Brittney, I am licensed in California with nine years of therapy experience. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I bring a unique approach as I embrace the Afrocentric perspective and can provide culturally sensitive therapy to minorities through education from an HBCU and my being a minority from the inner city. I have experience with adults from 18-85 from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am here to de-stigmatize mental health and have a therapist!
(949) 989-5736
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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MissionViejo/Ladera_Therapy (Individual & Family)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
Verified
Verified
I am available by Zoom AND in person in my Mission Viejo office (very safe - social distancing). I specialize in all relationship challenges (30+ years active practice in field). If one or both partners are "leaning out" you might consider starting with 'Discernment Counseling' - this is an extended time session (80 minutes or more) to assist in decision-making both together and individually. I am versed in legal issues related to co-parenting, divorce and/or mandated counseling. I welcome high-conflict family relationship issues (for example, infidelity, addictions, extended family conflict, mental health challenges, etc.
(949) 649-4509
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Rochelle Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to make a change to your life? Sometimes events in life cause a rock in the road that cause us to go in a different direction then we planned. These events can make us feel scared, nervous, sad, and hopeless. I am here to guide you in finding your path and help you identify unhealthy patterns and behaviors that interfere with the achievement of self-actualization. I have been practicing therapy as a clinical social worker for 14 years. My experience is primarily with helping adults work through anxiety, depression, grief/loss, postpartum depression/anxiety and life coaching. I am goal-oriented/solution focused.
(949) 867-6180
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Laurel Sugden
Psychologist, PsyD, MPA
Verified
Verified
Hello & Welcome - If you're ready to move forward and address the challenge that prompted your search, I invite you in for a free, initial consultation. I hope the information below about my practice, cutting-edge expertise, and professional credentials will help you decide if your specific goal and my professional expertise are a good match - otherwise I can provide a referral. As a licensed Clinical & Health Psychologist, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Treatment with adults, teens, and couples, my expertise includes Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Trauma, and Relationship Issues.
(949) 356-5002
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Colleen Long - Clarity California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Clarity California provides therapy, psychological, and neuropsychological assessment for individuals aged 5-85, for; diagnostic clarification, memory/executive functioning issues, ADHD, learning disabilities, personality testing, pre-operative surgery evaluations (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, spinal cord stimulator). We also provide evaluations for egg donor and gestational surrogate candidates.
(949) 216-5713 x1
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Emily Maynard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You don't want to be a burden on your friends, so you keep it all inside, but it's getting unbearable. You're the family peacekeeper and everyone relies on you, but there's part of your story you never say aloud. As a bookworm and therapist, I know the power of stories, especially the ones we didn't choose: family secrets, relationship and sexual difficulties, unhelpful alcohol use, over-shopping, struggles with faith, rejection and discrimination, people-pleasing, anxiety, and shame. You want to learn to speak up without it costing you everyone you love. I can help you find peace in your relationships and re-write your future.
(949) 749-6958
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Meghan K McGuire
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with adolescents, adults and families who are looking to work through their mental health challenges, all while improving their relationship with both themselves and others.
(949) 867-6922
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Beverly Ventura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Life, Coach
Verified
Verified
"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi As a therapist I use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients explore and resolve current and past issues holding them back. I help clients get unstuck in their lives, learn the skill sets needed to repair and rebuild relationships, heal emotional wounds and pursue the life they envision. I reinforce personal and professional growth,self awareness and life fulfillment.
(949) 216-8579
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Martha Del Bosque
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am honored to accompany you on your journey of growth and healing. Life is not easy, and often, people can feel overpowered by life-changing events and ongoing challenges. It's also difficult to understand old patterns of thinking and core misbeliefs that can impact behaviors without guidance. I am here to support you. I am passionate about working with children, young adults, couples, and individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, academic and occupational stress, relationship issues, and life transitions.
(949) 749-6986
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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What type of Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo?
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.

How to use my insurance?
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.