Anxiety, panic, fear, and OCD have answers. You can take control. Patients average a 15-week treatment under our specialists. We also offer 6 to 8 day intensive formats. We use empirically supported treatments tailored to each individual, including home visits and practicing skills outside of the office setting. Our pride is in our success rate.
I have been in private practice in since 2006, providing assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults of Orange County. Is someone in your family… Easily distracted? Restless? Struggling with academics? Losing concentration? Struggling to follow through with tasks? Falling behind at school or work? Having difficulty listening? Struggling with appropriate behavior? Experiencing test/school anxiety? Complaining of boredom? Experiencing emotional conflicts? Or struggling with peer/family issues? Let me help you get to the bottom of the issue, not just label it. I offer comprehensive psychological services to meet your needs.
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Are you struggling with life, stress, difficulties communicating or just not feeling acknowledged or heard? I want to offer you hope, compassion, and encouragement. In life there will always be struggles but there doesn’t necessarily have to be suffering. I want to help you see the beauty that lies before you and how God can move mountains and make positive changes for your life.
As a biracial female therapist, I value diversity issues, so I uniquely tailor treatment to each individual client. Establishing a therapeutic relationship is one of the most important treatment goals for me for client progress. I'm here to help clients who are searching for change with an authentic experience. Therapy shouldn't always be about "fixing" a person, it should be about helping you achieve the quality of life you really desire. No matter if you are a homeschooler, "crunchy-parent", vegan or vegetarian, spiritual or not, LGBTQ, my therapeutic approach will be open-minded and open-hearted.
***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.
I work to help each individual find the beauty and grace in life. My hope is to help you find your true self through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe each human is unique and comes to therapy hoping to develop their potential and grow through the process. Through acceptance and mindfulness each individual can then approach life with curiosity and wonder. To heal the wounds of trauma I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and utilize this approach to channel one's innate system for growth and change.
Hi, my name is Leanne Gip! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I have worked as a therapist in community mental health programs, child welfare, schools, acute care hospitals, hospice/home health, and private practice. Additionally, I have served as a consultant for many behavioral health programs.
I have a background working with teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as numerous other related psychological conditions and behavioral concerns. Cognitive Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention are evidence-based practices that have been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and OCD disorders. Cognitive therapy is a structured and direct form of psychological treatment and each plan is individually tailored to provide the best outcome and support.
I enjoy seeing the relief and joy return to my client's lives again once they learn new ways to cope and manage life. Therapy works quickly when one is ready to change. I can really motivate and inspire new ways to live using multiple techniques to create immediate and lasting change. We all want a high quality of life, yet have limited amounts of time. Changes can occur even coming to counseling every other week or monthly. It can even be done online if you're busy traveling or have a hectic schedule. Self care is something we all must do to have a balanced life that is healthy in mind, body and spirit. Are you caring for yourself?
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
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.
You are not alone. When you are down or anxious, unsure about the future of a relationship, or feeling you aren't living the life you were meant to lead, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. My goal is to help clients with the process of finding their own solution to their problems based on their own beliefs and values. We are all different; we all come from different backgrounds and finding the right path can make all the difference. The goal is to make life better and it starts with you.
Accepting clients in person & video. I provide a comfortable, accepting place where you can gain insights and specific skills to help you feel your best. Often we have deep beliefs about ourselves that can hold us back. Our systems can become overloaded with the stress of modern life. I can help you develop a plan to achieve your goals, have more confidence, & feel more at ease. We are an energy system that can learn to better regulate itself and experience more tranquility, joy, and happiness & better manage sadness and anxiety. I use a variety of research based techniques that I tailor to your needs and preferences.
Are you feeling stuck and just can't seem to relax? You smile on the outside and get by, but on the inside, you feel defeated, disconnected, insecure, 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 can impact individuals in different ways. And some of us were taught to suppress our emotions, whether it’s sadness, anger, fear, shame, or grief. And you deserve a safe and non-judgmental space to unload the weight you’ve been carrying.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families; specifically children with emotional and behavioral problems. I bring to my practice expertise in the fields of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma and parenting. I have 20 years of experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of setting such as Level 12 and 14 residential, hospitals, schools and outpatient settings. I believe that what kids need most is to heal within their families, and although will work with the child individually believe that family sessions are crucial is building attachments and healing past trauma.
I'm a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist. I have extensive experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, couples/family therapy, crisis counseling, forensic evaluations and diagnostic testing. I specialize in alcohol/substance-abuse, addiction, trauma, bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, sexual issues, and marriage and family issues.
Welcome! You’ve made it here, so you’ve already taken the first important step toward overcoming the challenges in your life by seeking a therapist. If you are looking for help with anxiety, panic attacks, and/or the effects of trauma, I would be a good match for you. I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome anxiety and begin to experience increased feelings of calmness, safety, and develop a greater ability to enjoy life.
I'd be honored to assist you in improving your well being. I have over 20 years post license experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of challenges including complex trauma and substance use.
I have 15 years experience as a trauma informed therapist. Are you wanting deeper connections? Do memories of past upsetting traumatic events contribute to feeling disconnected? You may be longing to understand how to prioritize your need for connection and obtaining more joy out of life. I can be a supportive guide helping you navigate this journey. I am trained in Trauma Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, a Somatic Therapy Method and starting EMDR training. Additionally, I am open and affirming to all people. I will encourage you to teach me how you want to collaborate together.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mission Viejo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Mission Viejo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Mission Viejo, or Child Psychologists in Mission Viejo.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mission Viejo psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Mission Viejo specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.