Female Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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Maryam Jamili
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Am I the right therapist for you? Helping client's is the primary goal of every therapist. What can you do for me that the others can't? That is a valid question. Many healthcare providers provide symptom management rather than treating the main problem. I mainly use Solution Focused Therapy to focus on client's present and future and to find solutions for their problems. The therapy is not about me; its about you. However, in addition to my years of education, I bring a life-time of personal life experience and an extensive personal knowledge to the sessions.
Am I the right therapist for you? Helping client's is the primary goal of every therapist. What can you do for me that the others can't? That is a valid question. Many healthcare providers provide symptom management rather than treating the main problem. I mainly use Solution Focused Therapy to focus on client's present and future and to find solutions for their problems. The therapy is not about me; its about you. However, in addition to my years of education, I bring a life-time of personal life experience and an extensive personal knowledge to the sessions.
(949) 735-0500 View (949) 735-0500
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Cassandra Buehner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (562) 724-4522
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Laura E Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
I work with individuals, couples, and families who want to address long-term problems and patterns. It is through this kind of personal exploration that a deeper understanding can be attained and the sense-of-self can be strengthened. A psychodynamic approach can go below the surface to address problems, improve personal relationships, and stop self-destructive behavior. So often, past experiences can interfere with our present lives and we find ourselves suffering through repeated ongoing pain.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who want to address long-term problems and patterns. It is through this kind of personal exploration that a deeper understanding can be attained and the sense-of-self can be strengthened. A psychodynamic approach can go below the surface to address problems, improve personal relationships, and stop self-destructive behavior. So often, past experiences can interfere with our present lives and we find ourselves suffering through repeated ongoing pain.
(949) 391-1499 View (949) 391-1499
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Suzy Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Do you sometimes feel like you are just going through the motions of your life? Perhaps you are finding yourself at a crossroads, a mid-life crisis of some sort (or even a quarter-life crisis!). You may find yourself wondering in this time of transition, “who am I, really?” Maybe you’re feeling discouraged and alone and in need of extra support. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help.
Do you sometimes feel like you are just going through the motions of your life? Perhaps you are finding yourself at a crossroads, a mid-life crisis of some sort (or even a quarter-life crisis!). You may find yourself wondering in this time of transition, “who am I, really?” Maybe you’re feeling discouraged and alone and in need of extra support. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help.
(949) 284-2689 View (949) 284-2689
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Jacquelyn Gurrieri
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CATC IV
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
When you come into therapy, I take the time to understand the whole you, not just your diagnosis or symptoms. We look at all areas of your life and see what needs to be addressed, supported, and adjusted.
When you come into therapy, I take the time to understand the whole you, not just your diagnosis or symptoms. We look at all areas of your life and see what needs to be addressed, supported, and adjusted.
(949) 844-6254 View (949) 844-6254
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Dr. Colleen Long - Clarity California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (949) 216-5713 x1
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Vivian Kiani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship for healing the wounds of the past and the present. In order to understand the complexities of problems nested in cultural beliefs and values in the individuals’ life, I use a culturally sensitive approach to support individuals in navigating their experiences. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express and process their emotions. Therapy is a unique experience and I believe that finding the right fit is extremely important. My clinical approach would depend on the person and presenting issue that is brought into the therapy session.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship for healing the wounds of the past and the present. In order to understand the complexities of problems nested in cultural beliefs and values in the individuals’ life, I use a culturally sensitive approach to support individuals in navigating their experiences. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express and process their emotions. Therapy is a unique experience and I believe that finding the right fit is extremely important. My clinical approach would depend on the person and presenting issue that is brought into the therapy session.
(949) 776-0386 View (949) 776-0386
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Alexis Jardine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC, EMDR, DeTUR
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Alright, I’ll admit 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.
Alright, I’ll admit 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 View (657) 224-7653
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Patricia Zielinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you have been in therapy before, I am glad that you found my profile. My name is Patricia Zielinski and I have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist treating a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and addictions. People often tell me that the process of finding a therapist is challenging. I agree, and personally understand that finding the right person to trust to help you is crucial. Your time and financial investment in therapy needs to produce real results that are sustainable.
Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you have been in therapy before, I am glad that you found my profile. My name is Patricia Zielinski and I have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist treating a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and addictions. People often tell me that the process of finding a therapist is challenging. I agree, and personally understand that finding the right person to trust to help you is crucial. Your time and financial investment in therapy needs to produce real results that are sustainable.
(714) 794-5892 View (714) 794-5892
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Mahsa Mafee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692  (Online Only)
Therapy is a multifaceted journey. It takes bravery, commitment, and openness. It can be painful, yet extremely rewarding and valuable, perhaps the ONLY way to experience enlightenment, a true sense of transformation and healing. If you are struggling with feeling a sense of emptiness, lack of contentment, inner conflicts about life choices and transitions, maintaining a sense of balance while striving to reach your life goals; if you are looking to better understand yourself and what drives your actions, choices, and how these choices can potentially impact your personal and professional life, you are not alone.
Therapy is a multifaceted journey. It takes bravery, commitment, and openness. It can be painful, yet extremely rewarding and valuable, perhaps the ONLY way to experience enlightenment, a true sense of transformation and healing. If you are struggling with feeling a sense of emptiness, lack of contentment, inner conflicts about life choices and transitions, maintaining a sense of balance while striving to reach your life goals; if you are looking to better understand yourself and what drives your actions, choices, and how these choices can potentially impact your personal and professional life, you are not alone.
(949) 867-7344 View (949) 867-7344
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Journeys Counseling Ministry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Journeys Counseling provides professional psychotherapy, vibrant living coaching, and spiritual direction to the community. Our work is interdenominational, serving clients from many different backgrounds, including those who have little or no religious affiliation. As a Christian organization we believe counseling should address the whole person and be respectful of people’s faith. Individual’s beliefs are both an important part of their lives and a valuable resource when experiencing distress. Counseling should assist in developing those resources further. Often, people lack support systems that help deal with personal problems.
Journeys Counseling provides professional psychotherapy, vibrant living coaching, and spiritual direction to the community. Our work is interdenominational, serving clients from many different backgrounds, including those who have little or no religious affiliation. As a Christian organization we believe counseling should address the whole person and be respectful of people’s faith. Individual’s beliefs are both an important part of their lives and a valuable resource when experiencing distress. Counseling should assist in developing those resources further. Often, people lack support systems that help deal with personal problems.
(949) 787-1104 View (949) 787-1104
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Dr. Mandy Neeble-Diamond
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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.
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.
(949) 430-6692 View (949) 430-6692
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Karen Rippy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, , LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Introducing Comprehensive Individual & Family Counseling Services: The experience, support and guidance you need at my private Mission Viejo office or convenient online sessions, I offer a safe space for couples, kids, teens, and families to navigate complex relationships and life transitions. With over 30 years of experience, I specialize in addressing a wide range of complex issues, including student and school challenges, court matters, Trust me to help you navigate through parenting challenges, extended family dynamics, court-related issues, anger management, addiction, blending families, and more. Text me 949.521.1140
Introducing Comprehensive Individual & Family Counseling Services: The experience, support and guidance you need at my private Mission Viejo office or convenient online sessions, I offer a safe space for couples, kids, teens, and families to navigate complex relationships and life transitions. With over 30 years of experience, I specialize in addressing a wide range of complex issues, including student and school challenges, court matters, Trust me to help you navigate through parenting challenges, extended family dynamics, court-related issues, anger management, addiction, blending families, and more. Text me 949.521.1140
(949) 344-2301 View (949) 344-2301
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Carrie Sciametta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
My name is Carrie Sciametta, LMFT, in my work I focus on healing from within, connecting you to your authentic self and learning to love yourself beyond measure. I have been practicing for 6 years and in the process have learned who I am and how I can support others through my work. If you struggle with self-love, feeling/believing you are enough, acceptance, or feeling lost, I understand and know what it takes to feel differently. If you struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependence, isolating, avoiding, or any other behavior that prevents you from feeling like yourself, I would love to support you in healing.
My name is Carrie Sciametta, LMFT, in my work I focus on healing from within, connecting you to your authentic self and learning to love yourself beyond measure. I have been practicing for 6 years and in the process have learned who I am and how I can support others through my work. If you struggle with self-love, feeling/believing you are enough, acceptance, or feeling lost, I understand and know what it takes to feel differently. If you struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependence, isolating, avoiding, or any other behavior that prevents you from feeling like yourself, I would love to support you in healing.
(949) 694-7986 View (949) 694-7986
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Mary Felch - Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I am excited and passionate about my work and helping people. As your Coach I will help you focus on what you really want in your Personal or Professional Life. I look forward to helping you select goals and take powerful steps forward in achieving your dreams. I am known for my ability to inspire, encourage and empower others. I believe in people's potential for achieving great things in their life. I love helping people in the helping professions to avoid burnout and excel. Together we will develop the steps that empower you to live your dream!
I am excited and passionate about my work and helping people. As your Coach I will help you focus on what you really want in your Personal or Professional Life. I look forward to helping you select goals and take powerful steps forward in achieving your dreams. I am known for my ability to inspire, encourage and empower others. I believe in people's potential for achieving great things in their life. I love helping people in the helping professions to avoid burnout and excel. Together we will develop the steps that empower you to live your dream!
(714) 584-5796 View (714) 584-5796
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Josephine Bromby
MA, MCPC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you living in conflict between your lifestyle and your heart? Do you feel like your desires clash with your faith? Do you feel out of place in the church, knowing what's right but unable to find the help you need to pursue it? Most importantly, are you trying to figure out who you are? If that sounds like you, I'd love to be your counselor! I'm here to talk to you outside of a traditional pastoral setting. I love guiding people in their spiritual journey, and I'm looking forward to helping you discover your identity in Christ.
Are you living in conflict between your lifestyle and your heart? Do you feel like your desires clash with your faith? Do you feel out of place in the church, knowing what's right but unable to find the help you need to pursue it? Most importantly, are you trying to figure out who you are? If that sounds like you, I'd love to be your counselor! I'm here to talk to you outside of a traditional pastoral setting. I love guiding people in their spiritual journey, and I'm looking forward to helping you discover your identity in Christ.
(949) 229-4903 View (949) 229-4903
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Katie Valenti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Waitlist for new clients
I'm so happy you're here! I help adults and teens find their way back to a meaningful and joyful life. The unmanageability of feeling like your life is out of control can be overwhelming. Stress, depression and anxiety are beginning to impact your relationships, work, school, and self-esteem. If you have been attempting to manage these symptoms on your own but struggle to do so, I'm here to help.
I'm so happy you're here! I help adults and teens find their way back to a meaningful and joyful life. The unmanageability of feeling like your life is out of control can be overwhelming. Stress, depression and anxiety are beginning to impact your relationships, work, school, and self-esteem. If you have been attempting to manage these symptoms on your own but struggle to do so, I'm here to help.
(949) 334-5274 View (949) 334-5274
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Karla Portillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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 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.
(949) 676-5735 View (949) 676-5735
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Holly Merrill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with current life stressors? Unexpected life events, relationship issues and chronic stressors (just to name a few) can lead to feelings that seem unmanageable. You may have lost motivation to participate in activities you once enjoyed, feel a heightened sense of anxiety, and/or lack coping skills to help you through the day. As a result, you may struggle with self-esteem issues and end up feeling lonely and isolated. Together we will work through the difficulties and help you regain satisfaction and hope in your life and relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with current life stressors? Unexpected life events, relationship issues and chronic stressors (just to name a few) can lead to feelings that seem unmanageable. You may have lost motivation to participate in activities you once enjoyed, feel a heightened sense of anxiety, and/or lack coping skills to help you through the day. As a result, you may struggle with self-esteem issues and end up feeling lonely and isolated. Together we will work through the difficulties and help you regain satisfaction and hope in your life and relationships.
(949) 806-5133 View (949) 806-5133
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Mahshid Rahimi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
Are you wrestling with self-doubt, or finding it tough to voice your needs, wants and aspirations.? We all yearn for a haven where we can let our guards down, expose our soft spots, and foster solid bonds. We've all been there - doubting ourselves, questioning our worth and capabilities, thinking, "Can I be vulnerable ? What if I'm not accepted for being me? What if I'm just not enough?" The path to self-realization and self-love isn't a cakewalk, but we'll traverse it together, at your own pace. My approach to therapy is direct and open believing it to be a collaborative journey where you're the best expert of your own life.
Are you wrestling with self-doubt, or finding it tough to voice your needs, wants and aspirations.? We all yearn for a haven where we can let our guards down, expose our soft spots, and foster solid bonds. We've all been there - doubting ourselves, questioning our worth and capabilities, thinking, "Can I be vulnerable ? What if I'm not accepted for being me? What if I'm just not enough?" The path to self-realization and self-love isn't a cakewalk, but we'll traverse it together, at your own pace. My approach to therapy is direct and open believing it to be a collaborative journey where you're the best expert of your own life.
(949) 919-6863 View (949) 919-6863

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.