Trauma Focused Therapists in Mission Viejo, CA

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AnnMarie Nelson, LMFT, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Welcoming Zoom Clients! Call or visit my website to schedule a complimentary consultation. My work is driven by the deeply held belief that people get better. Every person has the ability to heal, make connections, and deserves healthy relationships. While the benefits of counseling can last for years, it shouldn't take years before experiencing the benefits. By using evidence based practices, significant change can happen rather quickly, in weeks and months. I have advanced degrees and training, and am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
(949) 518-3672
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Lori Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw on aspects of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic, and acceptance and commitment therapy to assist clients in improving their symptoms, relationships, self-image, and coping strategies.
I strongly believe that therapy should be a safe place where anyone can come and talk about their life without judgment or shame. It is a place where everyone can benefit from unconditional empathy, understanding, and grace. I am an outgoing person who is easy to talk to, and I do my best to make the therapeutic process as smooth and understandable as possible. We will go at your pace and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. I strive to help you become self sustaining where you can gain a sense of understanding of what skills you need, why you are utilizing them, and when to utilize the skills learned.
(949) 426-7069
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Lindsay Dozier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking support takes enormous courage. My approach is a balance of candidness and tenderness to meet your needs. I welcome feedback throughout our work to ensure we are on the right track and will continue to check in to support you in the best way possible. I use a trauma-focused lens- incorporating biological, social and psychological perspectives. Trauma modalities I incorporate, when appropriate, are Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and mind-body medicine approaches.
(949) 538-2065
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Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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Sarah Ruiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking licensed psychologist who uses evidence-based approaches working with children, teens, and young adults. I utilize cognitive-behavioral (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents (IPT-A), and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) to develop collaborative relationships and reach my clients' goals. I specialize in providing a culturally sensitive approach to treating anxiety, depression, and stress/trauma. I have specialized training in treating chronically ill youth by providing support with new diagnosis, adjustment to treatment, and managing health behaviors.
(714) 410-5559
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Alexis Jardine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR, DeTUR
Verified
Verified
Alright, I’ll say 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
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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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 takes courage to learn from life's challenges; we first need to listen and understand old patterns of thinking and core misbeliefs that can impact behaviors. 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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Vincent Nunez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(949) 416-6847
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Dr. Mitch/Lisa-Infidelity-Communication-Narcissism
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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Alisa Gibney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The families of South Orange County are under tremendous pressures; the stress can be compounded by those facing the challenges of a teen demonstrating behavioral or emotional issues. At times, the behavior of your teen may be so worrisome that it risks the health and normal functioning of not only your teen, but your entire family. At times like this, you may benefit from partnering with me to guide you through a specialized adolescent assessment and determine necessary treatment for your child.
(949) 484-0951
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Yoshimi Enger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a marital and family therapist with 23 years of experience, I have helped countless families, individuals, and couples through major struggles with anxiety, depression, stress, communication issues and trauma.
(949) 373-3549
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Melissa McManis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Inc
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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 while helping you navigate this journey. I specialize in trauma treatment for trauma survivors. I am trained Somatic Therapy, EMDR, and Sex Therapy & Coaching. Additionally, I am open and affirming to all. I will encourage you to teach me how you want to collaborate together.
(916) 461-8755
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Mcayla Sarno
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist with a focus on trauma and Post traumatic stress (PTSD) and Performance Enhancement for athletes, performers, and entrepreneurs. Additionally, I treat individuals working to overcome obstacles or are just feeling "stuck." Immediate symptom reduction includes anxiety, depression, repeated patterns of behavior, obsessive & addictive behaviors, lack of focus, insecurities and confidence issues. For some clients conventional talk therapy is extremely effective. For others, a more aggressive approach which is what prompted my EMDR 5 Day Intensive program. This includes 5 consecutive days of on-going EMDR which continues to prove amazing results!
(213) 465-3481
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Brenda Marie LeShay
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Experiencing life’s vast and continuous challenges can sometimes seem overwhelming. It is in times like these when we need a little extra support. I am passionate about providing a safe space that is nonjudgmental and respectful, where I can help guide you on a path of self-reflection, to a place of self-understanding, growth, and healing.
(626) 317-6276
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Leah Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am extremely good at working with teens, MFT interns who are looking to do some interpersonal work while gaining their 3000 hrs., blended families, divorce Recovery, Drug and Alcohol abuse/use, Gay and Lesbian, grief and loss, as well as Parent/Child Conflicts. I enjoy working with the above clients as well as receiving the internal benefits of watching my clients grow. I receive a "natural high" by working with and helping clients find their true selves. I believe the work I do help my clients enrich their personal and relational growth s well as enhance their emotional healing.
(714) 881-1565
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Erin Hulon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Women suffering with trauma -There you are once again, holding back the tears and acting like everything is okay. Deep down you're wishing someone would see that you’re not. Maybe if people knew what you’ve been through, they’d stop telling you to just think positive. Perhaps you don’t even realize that you have been traumatized. You just know you need help because the anxiety is overwhelming and you’re tired of fighting hopeless thinking and depression all the time. I am here so you don’t have to feel helpless under the weight of these emotions.
(949) 522-7525
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Judith C. Henri-Farry, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you or struggling? During these uncertain times, do you sometimes feel like life is getting out of control? For over 30 years, people have been coming to me for help with transforming their broken hearts into hearts filled with LOVE, their troubled minds into minds seeking NEW VISTAS and wounded spirits into spirits filled with HOPE. You can enrich your life by learning how your brain creates change along with cognitive and emotional restructuring techniques designed to promote your own creative problem solving process.
(844) 325-5423
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Not accepting new clients
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Kelly V Karjoo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
***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.
(949) 356-5247
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Erin M. Oden, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients > > > I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people to help themselves. I utilize a strengths-based approach, as I work to help my clients gain and maintain increased insight and self-efficacy, so that they can better achieve their goals. I find joy in this work, as I realize that everyone has difficulties in life, no matter how big or small. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, negative self-image, addiction, food issues or low self-esteem, I am here to walk the path beside you, as you learn to cope in a healthy, empowered manner.
(949) 894-4842
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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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