Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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PCIT Institute of Southern California
Psychologist
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Verified
The PCIT Institute specializes in families with children 2-8 with difficulties such as: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder ( ODD ), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Autism Spectrum disorders, anxiety and difficult divorce reactions.
Is your child controlling your household with their demands, tantrums and power struggles? Are you feeling exhausted, out of control and defeated? Are you embarrassed in public and afraid that people see your child's behavior as your failure? Are you tired of fighting, struggling, and trying so hard, but getting nowhere?
(949) 482-4367
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Mission Viejo, CA 92675
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Mario D'Aliesio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCS, ADC-II
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have more than twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and treating addiction. My passion for service has led me to work with active duty military, veterans, teens, couples, and individuals who are seeking balance and healing. My unique experience and talents have crafted me as an expert in identifying and treating PTSD, oppositional defiance disorder, and substance use disorders, including pathological gambling and sexual compulsivity. I have held positions as the Division Head of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and Branch Head for Behavioral Health with Marine Family Programs Camp Pendleton.
(949) 344-2422
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Jamila Mahfudh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
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9 Endorsed
I have a knack for connecting with youth who are shy or reserved, considered "defiant" or " oppositional ," or have difficulty trusting people.
As a parent or caregiver, you've noticed a change where your tween, adolescent or teen just isn't the way they used to be. Their smile is gone and they're more to themselves, stressed, unmotivated, anxious, sad, or angry and you know something has to change. You know they often feel misunderstood, are quiet, sensitive, don't easily trust adults, or have seen so many therapists they couldn't make progress with and you're not sure they will open up. You need someone to connect with your teen, join their world, and support them in regaining happiness and stability to meet their goal of having a happy, hopeful and successful life.
(619) 279-5750
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Yuko Brull
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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We are living in a time of uncertainty and added stress. Many of us feel unmotivated, anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. While we may crave more connection we may find ourselves self-sabotaging and later feeling critical of ourselves. Your suffering is a symptom of your stress, and it presents an opportunity for change. My goal is to help clients discover, trust their instincts and reach their potential to live a life full of meaning and connection. My goal is to help you get unstuck, shift habits of negative thinking, and bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to awareness.
(949) 877-3203
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Sonja Taghavi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
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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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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
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.
(949) 666-4101
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Harry C. Robinson
MAPC
We all could benefit from talking to someone who understands what we are going through when life gets challenging. But more than that, we need someone to talk to who really values us deeply and offers practical tools each time. That is why resistant husbands continue to come see me and benefit from our time together. As well as young men, women, & adolescents in various stages of life struggles. My clients quickly realize they are genuinely cared for while receiving helpful, life changing insights that transform their thinking, how they approach life. Families in Rich Encounters is counseling to help enrich your life!
(949) 694-3887
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shauna Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Shauna Ornellas is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and family therapy. Shauna brings over 15 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, self esteem, ADHD and defiance. You can find support and relief in a non-judgmental caring environment.
(949) 537-2887
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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) 649-1078 x1
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
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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.
(424) 392-7785
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
(949) 439-3880
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Julie Wilnier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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.
(949) 391-4791
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Marilyn Viera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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?
(949) 577-7578
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Alia Harlan Kaneaiakala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am an Attachment based therapist well versed with severe levels of trauma, anxiety and depression due to family systems, addiction, adoption or other struggles. I have over 20 years experience as a dancer and dance studio owner from which I draw upon for a creative, integrative approach in therapy and fresh approach to understanding my clients. I am also fortunate enough to work collaborately with another therapist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to provide wraparound services for clients all in our beautiful office space. I believe in exploring all avenues and taking innovative approaches in therapy to aid the client in healing and personal growth.
(949) 273-2912
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Mission Viejo, CA 92694
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Rosa M. Izquierdo, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you having problems communicating with others or difficulty calming down in the middle of an argument? Are you involved in an abusive relationship and afraid to ask for help? Are you contemplating separation or divorce or wondering if you can find peace after a tragedy? Do you feel sad or irritable? Do you have trouble sleeping or feel hopeless? Are you an adult who was abused as a child and numbing your pain with substance of any kind?
(949) 303-3814
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
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.
(424) 232-0955
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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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Divine Interventions
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CIP, CATC
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Verified
Kathy is a nationally certified drug and alcohol interventionist. She is a board registered Interventionist, and a Certified drug and alcohol counselor. She has been working in the field of addiction recovery for over 20 years. Her hands-on experience with SUD has given her the clinical comprehension of what to expect and how to assist you and your loved one through the transition into recovery. Kathy recognizes that substance use disorder is a debilitating disease that attacks an individual and families on all Ievels: physically, emotionally & spiritually. Her goal is to restore hope with care, honesty, and professionalism.
(866) 688-2415
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shirin Aliverdi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe you already starting your healing journey by seeking help. If life challenges got the best of you, and you are feeling stuck, anxious, and down, I can help. I provide my support and practical feedback with care and sensitivity to your condition. I integrate approaches and use a variety of techniques to incorporate what is most appropriate and helpful for each of my clients. My goal is to help you attain personal growth, self-awareness, and life fulfillment. We work together to achieve your goals, help you succeed, and heal during the process of therapy. Please reach out to see how can I support you.
(949) 522-5625
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kate Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you worried about your child, tween or teen? I specialize with these ages and have experience in issues that your child may be facing: anxiety, anger management, struggles with peers, effects of divorce, behavioral issues, school functioning, depression etc. I work with my clients as individuals to better understand themselves and build skills to improve functioning in their environment more constructively. I work within their reality to use real life examples that make sense to them and therefore applicable to their lives. Role-play, reenactments, visual aids, play therapy constructs, puppets, art etc. are examples utilized with younger ages.
(949) 229-8027
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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, 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.

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