Parenting Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I have worked with children and adolescents in groups and individually, provided parenting groups and classes, worked with parents of special education children to obtain services through the IEP process and done home studies for pre adoption placements.
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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Yvonne M Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Sometimes it's hard to be a parent ; you love your child and want to help them live a healthy life. You've tried everything, but nothing seems to help. You desire answers to help your child regain that happy smile they once had. Parenting is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you will do in your life. The good news is that as a parent , you have the opportunity to shape your child's future in a positive direction. My passion is working with children and parents to regain the of life and healthy relationships that every parent desires for their child.
(714) 702-1955 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ray of Sunshine Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am certified in Parent child interactive therapy (PCIT) and owner of Ray of Sunshine Therapy.
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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Melissa Essman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Major life transitions such as college, career, marriage, parenting , work-family balance or empty nesting can bring upon anxiety, depression and increased conflict.
I have designed a practice to be responsive to your contemporary needs in your life - through VIRTUAL interactive therapy appointments that effectively utilize the natural setting you are in. I have found that therapy can be even more useful by meeting you in the context you are in. Meeting you while you are parenting can better tackle your parenting goals. Mind-body health goals can be achieved even better when we use therapy virtually while you’re on a walk. Teaching you to take valuable breaks in your day, is a therapy approach that can be even more helpful as you reset from your office. This is not your average teletherapy.
(949) 484-0962 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Victoria Cortez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families as they work through a wide range of issues including traumatic experiences, parenting , first generation experiences, grief, depression, and anxiety.
If you are reading this, you have been contemplating potentially attending therapy. So, let’s answer THE question right off the bat- Why do people go to therapy? One way I like to put it is that people go to therapy when their mind and body are not connecting. For example- your mind wants to “move on” or “focus”, but your body is having all sorts of feelings. Sound a little familiar? Another reason one would come to therapy could be to regain some sense of control or to build self-trust with themselves. Maybe there is something that keeps on coming up in your life, that you would like to address so it doesn’t continue to interfere w
(949) 649-8877 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are you having trouble managing your child's behavior? If so I will use Parent Child Interaction therapy to provide a relationship "tool kit".
Do you wonder what stops you from having a more fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships? You can change your life and relationships to what you want them to be. I use evidence based (research validated) methods of psychotherapy to help you identify what you want out of life and make the changes necessary to create that life. I will help you uncover your strengths and use them to live a more authentic and joyful life. I specialize in using Parent Child Interaction, Cognitive Behavioral , Attachment, Mindfulness, Family Systems and Functional Family Therapies, dependent on your needs.
(949) 436-6916 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Selena Rose Emond
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
If you are having parenting challenges, behavior issues, a child with Autism or other developmental delays please contact me. I can help. We provide one on one services to children, parent training, school shadows, teacher in service talks. Our goal is to help your family go from good to great!
(714) 975-5821 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ginny Liwanpo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
There will be instances when you feel "stuck" or experience suffering. The time is now to invest in yourself. Guidance from a professional outside of the current situation may provide necessary support to alleviate distress and find your path with a more informed perspective. I offer a warm and safe environment in which to explore areas of concern and strength. With over two decades of experience, I have treated issues not limited to: anxiety, co-dependency, recovery, life transitions, chronic illness, abuse, childhood disorders, divorce, co- parenting , and depression.
(310) 896-5927 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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Mary C Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have special training in Parent -Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
I have been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I love helping individuals and families feel more competent and happy. Whether it is an issue with your preschooler or communication problems with your teenager, I can help find a solution that everyone can live with.
(949) 485-4563 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92675
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Keira Merkovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
In addition to therapy at my office, I offer online sessions, Positive Parenting Classes (online and in person) , and Parent Coaching.
My commitment to my clients is to provide them with a welcoming place in which they can safely share their struggles and receive genuine support. People generally don't seek help from a therapist until they reach the point where their typical coping skills are no longer working. If you are at that point and need help discovering new methods to help you make it through life's challenges, I can help.
(949) 558-2541 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Therapy Outside- Taking New Clients
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a parent I know there is no worse feeling than watching your child struggle and being helpless to stop it. Trying desperately to help and connect with them only to feel like they are moving farther away from you despite how much you love them. Ultimately, nothing is more painful than feeling like you have failed your child. In the end all parents want is for their children to be happy and healthy but often to a child or teenager, going to therapy can make them feel like they are a problem that needs to be fixed.
(714) 278-3382 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Allison Davis Maxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Learning effective therapeutic parenting strategies to strengthen the primary attachment relationships within the family system is critical in order to empower parents to be the healing mechanism for their child.
Hi, my name is Allison. I specialize in Attachment, Family Systems, Trauma and Adoption with over 25 years of clinical experience helping clients with concerns related to grief/loss, trauma, parenting , Attachment and intergenerational trauma. My orientation reflects clinical expertise in mental health, child/teen development and relational trauma. I'm the co-author of the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. To learn more please visit 'read allison' on my website.
(949) 438-5965 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
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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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I hold certifications in Adoption and Permanency Curriculum, formerly known as Adoption Clinical Training (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Pathways to Permanence (a parenting curriculum for parenting kids with trauma), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral therapy), Seeking Safety, ITCT (Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma) and am Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
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.
(949) 536-9832 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shauna Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Additionally, Shauna works part time at the Child Development School at the University of California at Irvine with primary responsibilities of supporting families and students teaching social skills and parenting techniques.
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. Mitch & Lisa-Couples-Communication-Infidelity
PsyD, MSW
Dr. Mitch PsyD and Lisa Relationship/Couples/Marriage Life Coach. We Specialize in Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Private Out-Patient Alcohol/Addictions Workshops. We Co-Lead all of our Workshops together, in order to have a Male/Female Perspective of our Clients. Common Issues Include, Infidelity, Intimacy, Lying, Communication Skills, Anger & Control, Addictions & Alcohol, Relationships, Parenting & Blending Families, Co-Dependency, Anxiety & Depression, Loss & Grief, Narcissism, Bi-Polar Disorder, Pre-Marital Counseling. We have 25 Years of Experience helping people with their Challenges & We truly are Caring Professionals
(949) 694-7233 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Julie Wilnier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Services offered: Individual and Family therapy; Neuropsychological Assessments; Psycho-Educational Assessments; Developmental Assessments; GATE/AAA Assessments; Teacher/School Consultations; Behavior Plans; Parenting Consultations; Social Skills Training; and In-home Discipline Consultations.
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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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
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) 392-7785 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shawn Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including couples work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
(949) 334-7502 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you afraid that you will never feel good again? If you're going through a personal crisis, keeping painful secrets, or feeling sad and scared, I can help you face your fears and change the way you view the world. I will teach you practical skills to navigate your current crisis and overcome any future challenges. I work with patients experiencing medical crises; post-traumatic stress; grief and loss; marital/relationship problems; parent -child issues and job/career changes. Share your story with me, and we can work together to rebuild your life and restore your hope.
(949) 518-0651 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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