Therapists in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Dr. Heather Kaplan-Santos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Some of the presenting themes I work with include feeling "stuck", anxiety and rumination, difficulty with achieving goals, overwhelm, disconnection from self or others, lack of motivation, loss of independence, and loss of joy. I work by providing support and psycho-education related to these experiences to reconnect you to hope and wellness. My goal is to provide you a safe place to process, a place to feel connected, and to provide you an opportunity for you to feel heard. My approach is designed to provide you with insight about how your mind works and help you to create a plan that optimizes your functioning and well-being.
(949) 539-0663
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Anne San Juan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life events are like pieces of a puzzle that create the picture of where you are today. I have worked with women who left abusive relationships for the safety of a shelter to addicts/ alcoholics looking toward the path of recovery and now with mentally ill clients who seek a normal. I work on relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, and codependency. I am a straightforward, caring, intuitively connected therapist that gets to your core issues to help you better understand how you got to where you are, how you can get unstuck, and how to move forward.
(949) 247-8313
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Connie Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Relationships can be difficult and I believe that the relationship we cultivate with ourselves is of utmost importance in the way we communicate with others. Are we accepting and compassionate when we notice mistakes or are we critical and judgmental? By improving our ''inside voices' we can alleviate much of the stress and tension in our lives. When working with individuals, couples, or groups, I remain unbiased and non-judgmental as I attempt to be a "clear mirror" for Self discovery. I believe that "life doesn't happen TO us. It happens FOR us." As an Imago therapist, I enjoy working with couples very much.
(909) 474-7668
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Ashley Burrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I provide individual therapy to adults who are having a hard time managing their day-to-day life due to anxiety, depression, and trauma. With the various labels and stigmas attached to mental health, you should first give yourself grace as you’ve started or maybe continue your journey to show up as your best self. As a strength-based and solution-focused clinician, it brings me great pleasure when my clients can navigate through their mental health challenges and utilize their mental health toolbox to show up as their authentic selves.
(949) 832-7032
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Dr. Kendra Devor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families, helping them to restore hope, find solutions and transform their lives. Through therapy you will learn how to reconnect with your spouse and children in a peaceful and constructive way. I provide a therapeutic environment that is compassionate and challenging where you can explore your personal potential. You will find me to be energetic and empathetic, using humor and clarity to explore your life's situation.
(949) 347-5431
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Richard Lappin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in a safe, nurturing environment. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and supervisor of therapists, and I use this experience to tailor my services to meet your individual and specific needs. I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, from children with ADHD and school problems, to adolescents with substance abuse issues, to adults grappling with mood disorders and marital problems.
(714) 752-0988
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Discover Counseling Center, Inc.
LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Danielle Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families whom may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, sex related issues, parent-child issues, or chronic low self-esteem. I have a passion for couples and sex therapy. Using my natural ability to sense emotions, gives me the ability to see the world through their eyes. Working together we understand any trauma, crisis or negative experience is an opportunity to discover a healthier self. By understanding their feelings, goals, fears, and dreams then develop positive beliefs and behaviors to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.
(714) 676-8051
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Lynda G Helfend
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It is difficult to make the decision to seek help, and the prospect of finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable can be daunting. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and my goal is to work with you in order to fully identify and understand your concerns. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Having worked in a variety of settings including the National Asthma center and a large urban general hospital I am skilled at tailoring therapy sessions to the needs of each client.
(949) 391-4145
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Dr. Isaac Y Taitz
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
If you are having trouble sleeping or emotionally managing life’s stressors or even your children’s challenging emotions and behaviors, I would like to help you and yours return to healthy functioning. I treat patients struggling with depression, anxiety (COVID and otherwise), inattention, impulsivity, pain, concussion, bereavement, relationships, obsessive-compulsive, and autism spectrum behaviors. My past PhD training through Palo Alto University was spent every day helping adults and children achieve better sleep and mental health, I am passionate about this work and would love to share my skills with you and yours.
(949) 522-7500
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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John J O'Donnell III
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , CATC IV
Verified
Verified
Support and unconditional positive regard for you! My mission is for you to feel comfortable and empowered during this process. My personal philosophy is a nurturing, genuine, care taking ability from the therapist while working together towards reframing or refocusing cognitive thought patterns to create solutions in our lives. I would love to met your needs in therapy and for you to reach all your goals which is my biggest satisfaction working with others in this field. Your outcome is very important to me! I will ask you as we work together how you think you are doing. I listen and your responses and feedback matters to me.
(949) 779-8291
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Katherine Dawn Barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, Trauma, LMFT, Expert
Verified
Verified
I have served my patients for many years. I have worked with a wide range of ages and concerns, including Depression, Anxiety, and Grief, specializing in Trauma-Related symptoms. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek a happier more fulfilling life and to take the first step toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! I am available via telehealth sessions at tis time.
(714) 710-1867
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Dr. Colleen Daniel and Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Colleen Daniel and her staff provide comprehensive and holistic mental health treatment for clients of all ages. Our treatment is tailored to match the individual needs of each client or family. Services include: evaluations of learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, psychological issues, neurological conditions, and accommodations for SAT/ACT/LSAT/MCAT exams; individual and group therapy for children, teens, and adults.
(949) 536-7713
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Ryan D Seay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Everyday someone wakes up and realizes that their life is not what they thought it would be. The disappointment in our lives can grind away at us, leaving us frustrated, anxious and/or depressed. Many other health concerns are also directly related to our stress level and thoughts about life. I have been helping people for the past decade find peace, calm, and hope in their lives. Call me and find your life again.(949) 292-1513 or visit EverydayMindBody.com
(949) 391-3432
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Lindsay Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Lindsay, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in treating individual adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I've helped people to cope more effectively with stress, low self-esteem, and phase of life challenges. I employ techniques from attachment-based, cognitive behavioral (CBT), family systems, humanistic, and psychodynamic modalities. I have helped many people learn how to set boundaries, speak about difficult issues, explore themselves, discuss life transitions, gain insight, end unproductive patterns, accept themselves, and discover how life experiences have impacted them.
(951) 447-8279
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Nima Zahedi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Nima Robert Zahedi. I was born in Oklahoma City in 1969. In 1996, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Fullerton. In 2002, I received my master’s degree in social work from California State University Long Beach. In 2017, I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University where I graduated summa cum laude.
(408) 706-2804
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Jerome Jumawan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with clients in various settings. I have been in the mental health field since 2012 and would love to work with you on this journey of healing and discovery! My clinical style is holistic and person-centered and follows a strength-based perspective tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I employ combined approaches that include Behavioral and Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and other techniques, to name a few.
(213) 895-4279
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Kriss Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the first step toward change in your life! Challenging habits can be very scary. It is possible you have been practicing these habits for so long you have forgotten where they began. Many people view their symptoms as their identity. My passion is to work with you to empower that part of you that is hoping for more from your life and relationships. Please know you are not alone in this journey. Our job together is to work to identify the core issues driving those symptoms and find healthier ways of living the life you want.
(949) 565-4609
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Selena Rose Emond
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
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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Janis M Corbin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide professional, caring psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy with a focus on understanding an individual's experiences, values, beliefs and how these are connected to present day behaviors, relationships, and ongoing life experiences. I view psychotherapy/psychoanalysis as a life process involving a person's mental, physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual and dream experiences. I regard each of my clients with a genuine interest and respect. During our work we will generate insights, create an atmosphere for learning, establish potential life goals, process and work through challenging and painful memories, and be more fully present in everyday life situations. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and teens.
(949) 216-8780
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What type of Rancho Santa Margarita 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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Rancho Santa Margarita?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.