Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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Alexis Jardine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR, DeTUR
Verified
Verified
Alright, I’ll say it. Therapy can seem intimidating. I’m a stranger to you, at first, and we’ll explore topics that aren’t always easy, but it’s our process, meaning we are in it together. I’m the passenger with a map, and you’re the driver behind the wheel. You set the pace. Every process is different, and I individualize each one. I’m a huge advocate of communication, so we remain within the bounds of what fits your needs best. Common feedback I receive is about how “supportive” and “involved” I am throughout the process.
(657) 224-7653
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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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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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Karen Rippy, Ph.D., LMFT
Psychologist, PhD, , LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in all complex relationship issues involving you as an individual, couple and family. I also like working with teens, students and I am a clinical supervisor. I am also a Doctoral Addictions Counselor. I am highly experienced with 30+ years experience! No-nonsense approach to resolving your most difficult and sensitive relationship and family issues. Life transitions, intense relationship conflicts, aggressive teens, addictions, custody, blending families.... www.karenrippy.com or text 949-521-1140. Fee for service.
(949) 344-2301
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kelly V Karjoo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
***CURRENTLY NOT ACCPETING NEW CLIENTS***Our past experiences can have a very lasting effect on our lives and unfortunately don't magically disappear once we remove ourselves from the people or environment inflicting pain. The impact of these experiences can follow us for the rest of our lives if we don't take the necessary action to release ourselves & ensure a brighter present and future. These painful experiences can cause many issues if not addressed: relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty at work, etc. The best way to help get past the pain is to talk about it in a safe environment.
(949) 356-5247
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Luz Patricia Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Ms. Bayer is a bilingual experienced therapist who works mostly with adults individually or in couples. Based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, she specializes in working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends. Addressing them helps people adjust and develop resources and coping skills to overcome the changes. She also works with trauma, abuse and grief.
(949) 877-3521
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Cassandra Buehner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Listen, here’s the thing. If you’ve come this far, you’ve most likely read a lot of therapist profiles, and may read a lot more. Any therapist is probably going to tell you that they are equipped with what it takes to help you, and for the most part, that’s probably true. But just like any relationship, the therapist/client relationship has to be two things: A good fit, And not an easy fix. The truth is, mental and emotional health and well-being isn’t like a fad diet. You can’t keto your way to stability. Being healthy is a lifestyle, a commitment to working at something that can sometimes seem daunting.
(562) 724-4522
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sonya Murray
MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Please note that I am not a Psychiatrist. I am a Christian Family Physician. My mission is to help bipolar, depressed, addicted, and anxious people with a combination of medications, supplements if interested, and an excellent relationship with a caring doctor. It is my life's calling to help you with whatever you are going through, using kindness, openness, and humor. I get to know you in a relaxed, conversational way. In follow-ups, we focus on your struggles, improvements, thoughts, and coping skills, we don't just address medications alone.
(951) 339-2239
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Elisa (Lisa) Lipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
One of the most effective treatments, Elisa offers EMDR for all adults and adolescents. She also has a specialty empowering women and teen girls to feel good about themselves and overcome their negative false beliefs that limit them from being their most authentic selves. Girl Spirit (www.girlspirit.us) is an integrative program that helps adolescent girls, young adult women and their families, while they navigate this challenging developmental stage. More than ever young girls are struggling to feel good about themselves. Low self-esteem, self-doubt and feelings of insecurity can lead to negative behavior and unhealthy choices.
(949) 424-8718
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Evan Fewsmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know how hard it is to look for the right therapist. Before you make a appointment, it is my sincere attempt here to explain who I am and how I work. I provide individual sessions based on a foundation of trust, genuineness and respect. I work with clients by educating them, processing thoughts and feelings, exploring options, and directing new ways to interact. I believe everyone has the ability to grow if given an opportunity to be coached and supported by a trusted therapist. I possess a large repertoire of psychological interventions and tools to draw from. I work differently and individually with each and every client.
(949) 249-9040
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sonja Taghavi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult choice…life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes we just need a little extra support. That’s where I come in, my name is Sonja and I’m here to help you through the journey of life. I believe in taking a client-centered approach to therapy and helping each individual client with their personal needs and goals. I take great pride in providing an environment which creates a safe and trusting experience for my clients. I also believe in creating a healthy therapeutic relationship together which empowers my clients and helps them live an overall healthy and happier life.
(949) 749-2948
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Dr. Mariam Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As indulgent as the expression of self-care sounds it is an important concept towards healing and well-being. When we are overwhelmed, self-care is usually the first thing we let go. Making an appoint with a therapist is a huge step towards loving and caring of oneself. Finding the "right" therapist for some can be an overwhelming journey in itself. A strong relationship with your therapist is the key ingredient towards effective psycho-therapy. Therefore, it is vital to search for a therapist that can hold a space of comfort and trust.
(949) 835-4415
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Tracy Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
During the process of therapy, working through the struggles of life can bring you to a deeper and more meaningful place, not only finding, but also liking who you are. Therapy will help you learn coping skills, setting boundaries, changing perceptions that keep you stuck, finding the connection you want in relationships, building self-esteem, finding release from loss and grief, openness to change, and a willingness to accept your worth and find your authentic voice.
(949) 393-4292
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Olivia Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned about your child/teen? Is their behavior related to mental health or are the changes you are observing a normal part of development? You may be noticing behaviors such as withdrawal, sadness, irritability, loss of interest in activities they previously enjoyed. Or they may be anxious, overwhelmed, moody, unable to cope, fearful or having difficulty focusing in school. It can be hard to start the conversation with your child/teen or get them to open up? As a parent it can be overwhelming to watch kids struggle and not know how to intervene or offer support. You don't have to do it alone.
(949) 694-3451
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Ray of Sunshine Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is often said, "children are the future." Then, let's work together to provide your child/adolescent support and guidance they need. Children/adolescents are going through many changes: physically, emotionally, and cognitively, and sometimes tough times come up. Do you find yourself asking, “Is my child sad?” “Is my child okay?” “I don’t know how to help my child?” or “As a family, we need help” It is okay to ask these questions and I am here to help. I am a passionate clinician that wants to help you, help your child/adolescent be prepared for the future.
(949) 301-8044
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Erin Hulon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
(949) 522-7525
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Yoshimi Enger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a marital and family therapist with 23 years of experience, I have helped countless families, individuals, and couples through major struggles with anxiety, depression, stress, communication issues and trauma.
(949) 373-3549
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Cindy M. Fazendin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be overwhelming at times. It is not uncommon to hit the wall and say "Now what?" I will help you find a way to cope. We will work together to find practical solutions and effective strategies to help you navigate life's ongoing challenges. I am compassionate and non-judgmental with over 25 years of experience. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but I am well versed in many therapeutic modalities and it is my job to help you find the one that works for you.
(714) 769-6896
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Katherine Boelts
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
My clients are usually hard workers, and are very self critical. They expect so much out of themselves, and don't feel like they are ever enough. People pleasers that are frustrated they can't please everyone, are often tired and frustrated with where life is going compared to where they wish it was. They often have relationships that could be better, whether starting, maintaining, or ending. They are tired of struggling, they are ready to make a change, to be part of the solution. They want to have better control of their anxiety, emotions, anger, and also learn to be in the moment. I can help you get to where you want to be.
(949) 393-7732
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Gina Lee Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been providing service for 22 years. I currently see individuals, and couples, in my private practice. In addition, I facilitate psycho-educational and support groups. I provide a unique approach that fits the needs of every client. I customize my treatment plan based on where my client is at while providing a safe, nurturing, collaborative environment.
(949) 614-5913
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Mission Viejo?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.