Play Therapy in Mission Viejo, CA

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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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Dr. Yvonne M Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Registered Play Therapist with APT and EMDR trained.
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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Flavia Crovetto Hartley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a variety of modalities, some of them include EMDR, Play Therapy , Cognitive Behavioral approaches and Mindfulness.
Thank you for visiting my page. First of all, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here, seeking help. I am glad you’re here. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and become their most authentic selves by providing them with sensitive, trauma-informed care. I approach each client with empathy, self-awareness and cultural humility, as I believe they are the experts of their own lives and my role is to guide them in discovering their ability to heal past wounds and reach deep fulfillment.
(949) 979-4281
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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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Dr. Roxanne Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Together we engage art, play , mindfulness, hypnosis, pets, fresh perspectives and problem-solving to support your growth.
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ+ people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
(949) 228-2844
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Parastoo Erdogan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our work, could expedite resolving conflicts and heal wounds from your past that play a very strong role in your current life and relationships.
I love to work with action takers!!! Would you like to transform your life? Do you want to overcome the challenges in your personal journey? I will be honored to help you create the life that you have been longing for. Providing you a safe and kind environment to experience yourself and to feel supported are my main strengths that are going to motivate you to take action. My experience and knowledge working with diverse clients could provide you with a strong base to enhance your personal growth and self-awareness.
(949) 536-7986
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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Sara Sutton
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Regardless of one's age, there are times when outside support and assistance can be instrumental in overcoming life's struggles and/or in helping one to achieve their highest potential. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in schools serving students across all grade levels. I am also certificated in Play Therapy . While I provide therapy services to individuals of all ages, I have particular interest and skill in working with young people aged 2 through 18.
(858) 386-4203
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ginny Liwanpo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work closely with parents, and practice non-directive play therapy as an adjunct to parent education.
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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Discover Counseling Center, Inc.
LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Play Therapy , Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Educational Therapy.
At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life. Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer works with Children/Teens/Young Adults and Danielle works with Adults.
(714) 909-2528
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Mary C Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My office is equipped to offer this unique coaching method where parents learn as they play .
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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Tanya Belloso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I help people to manage anxiety, process grief, decrease depression and improve relationships though use of psychoeducation, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, hand-outs, relaxation exercises, positive affirmations and role- play .
Looking for a caring therapist to help with solutions for anxiety or grief and loss? Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or divorce? Do you want a therapist who provides feedback as well as listening? I can help you through counseling and psychotherapy to move through your current struggle to a place of peace and healing. I am currently working with adults, couples, and adolescents and their parents, and I look forward to developing a therapeutic relationship with you!
(949) 304-6204
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Walk Intuit Inc.
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We provide EMDR, Somatic Therapy, Equine Therapy, Arts Therapy, Sand Tray, and Play .
Are you needing some help navigating your life journey? We are here to walk alongside you while you heal. You are not what has happened to you. Your trauma and pain does not define you. Sometimes in order to separate from our story we must tell our story, understand it, and truly be heard and acknowledged. You are so much more than your story. As your therapy team we will help you to navigate your own healing journey. Whether you have experienced trauma, are struggling with lack of purpose, feeling empty or alone, or experiencing feeling fragmented or broken. You are not alone and healing is possible!
(714) 364-9242
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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Deane Henryson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Deane (Dean) Henryson is the author of the psychological self-help book, Be Yourself (at Amazon.com), and the developer of the app TIC-Therapeutic Interactive Coping (at Google play ). With over 26 years of clinical experience, he has worked with most psychological dilemmas and the steps to overcome them. In particular, people struggling with anxiety, fears, worry, depression, and stress have found more peace with Deane. He has spent an extended amount of time understanding fear and emotion, with endless hours writing horror novels. He works well with artists, as he has studied the creative process and participated in it in depth.
(909) 296-4540
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Brandie Parham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently offering in office face to face individual counseling for children and teens in my Lake Forest office. I implement both play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to work with children on ways to cope and build skills and process their big emotions through play . I provide guidance for parents to manage struggles, see new perspectives, and build on their skills to be the best that they can be.
(949) 506-5844
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Shauna Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Marjan Kalhori Khanjan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges; have you lost your way and have no idea how to steer back; do you feel like you've let yourself or others down; are you suffocating from anxiety; has grief left your heart shattered; do you want a more meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself and your loved ones; do you feel like no one understands and you're all alone; are you having difficulty navigating parenthood; do you have a child who challenges you and you feel defeated; do you feel stressed because of your job, school, or marriage; have you given up on yourself; have you lost your all joy?
(949) 518-0581
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Amanda Wood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I oversee a Christian Counseling Center in So Orange County, CA. We see couples, families, individuals and children. MFT Interns from Cal State Fullerton, Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific University, Hope International University, and Vanguard University, to name a few, work with clients weekly. Our clients come to us with a wide range of issues including but not limited to marriage problems, addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. We use integrative methods rooted in Christian principles to help our clients improve.
(949) 427-9505
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ellie Tamez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about connecting with others and helping them through life’s challenges and frustrations. No matter what you are facing, there is a path to greater understanding and healing, and I want to help you take powerful steps towards reaching your goals and full potential. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort, so we will work together throughout this process as you overcome any obstacles that come your way.
(949) 356-9169
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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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Dr. Wendy Boring-Bray
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, DBH, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Anxiety can be so overwhelming! Ruminating thoughts? Feeling like nothing is going right? Having a hard time focusing? Yep! Anxiety can do that! Out of sync in your relationship? Family issues taking over your mind? How would your life look if you were able to stop all of the internal chatter going on in your mind? Sound like it's impossible? Believe it or not, this IS possible, you CAN stop the internal chatter and start feeling more like yourself. Depression and anxiety are not you, they are feelings that you are going through and sometimes they hang around longer than we want them to. Ready to send them packing?
(949) 390-5766
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.