Child Therapists in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Photo of Jacqueline Lugo, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jacqueline Lugo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For years, I have focused on supporting caregivers through their own experiences related to parenting a child with disabilities and/or medical complexities.
Life can be hard, change is hard, loss is hard...navigating the exhaustion of the day-to-day is HARD. It is a giant step to seek support; I am glad you found my page. Creating a warm, supportive, and authentic therapeutic space is super important to me as a therapist. I strive to help individuals struggling with life's challenges and transitions. My goal is to come along side you and support you as you process, learn, heal, and grow in a therapeutic setting so that you can gain coping skills to thrive in your day-to-day life. You deserve a space for yourself to feel heard and supported.
(949) 353-6520
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Cathrine Stipe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with children , teens and adults.
Despite your hard work, does it seem like problems continue to pop up for you? You might consider your family disorganized or even chaotic. You have noticed a shift in your child or children and are concerned, it may be caused by divorce or a loss in the family, or other events that cause stress. You are worried about their socialization and they seem to just not be themselves. Friends, family and maybe even teachers are expressing their own concerns regarding your child . You are not sure if it's your parenting or what more you can provide your child . This is scary, overwhelming and it takes courage to admit it isn't working.
(949) 313-4267
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Maria Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I specialize in working with children , adolescents, and teens that struggle with anxiety issues, anger, attachment repairs and struggles dealing with learning disabilities associated with school, sports and home life. I also work with individuals, couples and families that struggle with marital issues as well as family struggles. I utilize a Client-Centered approach as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy that can help to uncover the disconnect and struggles in relationships and can include anxiety and families feeling stuck, not being able to communicate. We will uncover those issues together .
(657) 317-7335
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Monika W. Yen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Teenagers!! Middle Schoolers!! Parents of teenagers!! Feeling stressed out? Frustrated? Tired of the same arguments every day with your children or partner? Tired of your children not listening to you? Tired of fighting abut chores? Homework? Teenagers: sick of losing homework, failing tests? You are not alone! I can help you! I develop good working relationships quickly and easily. I offer new insight to re-think problems, and problem-solve solutions. I help you to become aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors, and how these affect your relationships with your friends, your family and others.
(949) 383-4630
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Gina Atencio-Maclean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Now offering telehealth services for children , adolescents, and adults. We live in a fast-paced society that fosters stress, anxiety, and perfectionism, often at the expense of balance and well-being. As a psychologist, I work with clients to help them increase healthy functioning and create the balance they are seeking in their lives, behaviors and relationships. Unfortunately, many of the stressors of modern life begin to be felt early. I work with not only adults, but children and adolescents to help them learn healthy ways of managing the demands they face.
(949) 565-2510
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Margaret A Creek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Art Therapy in Orange County: Children , families, and adults throughout Orange County benefit from art therapy as a non-threatening form of counseling. Absolutely no art experience or ability is needed. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art supplies, images and the creative process as additional tools to express thoughts & feelings and to resolve conflicts and confusions. You and I will work together to create goals that focus on your specific needs. Needs often addressed include reducing behavior problems, fears & anxiety, overcoming large and small traumas, improving social skills & self awareness, and lowering stress.
(949) 505-5071
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Adrienne Habib
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients as of 9/6/22! Ready to drop the struggle? I am here. I provide psychotherapy to school-aged children , adolescents, adults, and families. Maybe you want to feel less bogged down by anxiety? To feel less empty or numb? Maybe you want your child to be able to cope with their feelings? Or you want your child 's tantrums to stop for good? I can help you achieve these goals, along with many others. I focus on treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-compassion, life transitions, stressors, behavioral problems in children /teens, parenting and family issues.
(714) 451-7445 x2
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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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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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years experience working with children and families.
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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Lisa Klipfel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you worried about your kids? Do you want them to be happy? Most parents naturally worry about their children , but when additional factors play into the equation such as a divorce, medical illness, attention issues, difficulty with anger, academic struggles or an anxious mood things get more complicated and difficult to handle for both kids and caregivers. I am hear to help you navigate through this time, and to assist your child is coping with life in a more productive manner, making them a happier kid. Together we can give your child some relief.
(949) 391-4254
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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MissionViejo/Ladera_Therapy (Individual & Family)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
Verified
Verified
Other services include: I work with children and teens struggling with life transitions (COVID); Couple and individual therapy available to provide advise and a safe place to figure things out.
I am available by Zoom AND in person in my Mission Viejo office (very safe - social distancing). I specialize in all relationship challenges (30+ years active practice in field). If one or both partners are "leaning out" you might consider starting with 'Discernment Counseling' - this is an extended time session (80 minutes or more) to assist in decision-making both together and individually. I am versed in legal issues related to co-parenting, divorce and/or mandated counseling. I welcome high-conflict family relationship issues (for example, infidelity, addictions, extended family conflict, mental health challenges, etc.
(949) 649-4509
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92691
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Village Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
**IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR CHILD /TEEN/ADULT & COUPLES** Life has taken a huge toll on you and your loved ones lately and there are likely feelings of exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and mood changes that are new and concerning. Whether you are a brand new parent without the important support you need, or a parent concerned about the emotional health of your child , or even a partner or loved one of a family member who is struggling, you are feeling helpless and uncertain of where to turn.
(949) 694-3162
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Kendall Raymond
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I help children , teens, and adults explore and capitalize on their unique strengths that will help them overcome such personal difficulties.
Welcome! I celebrate you for being here. Perhaps your childhood was very hard and you’ve noticed things from your past start to resurface or maybe your child is now struggling emotionally for a variety of reasons and you’re at a loss with how to help them. Dealing with life’s complex and ever-changing struggles, healing emotional wounds or overcoming negative thoughts are all things that should not be faced alone. Human beings of all ages and walks of life can experience pain, isolation, fear, feeling lost or uncertain about themselves, and among many other internal challenges.
(949) 998-4751
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Dana Caballero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling anxious? Has parenting become overwhelming? Are you looking for a steady path forward despite life transitions? I have a strengths based approach to therapy and can help you gain the coping skills you are searching for. When extreme or long term stressors occur, past coping skills may no longer work. Therapy is a chance to re-set your approach and gain more effective strategies to reduce anxiety. I specialize in working with children , adolescents and adults experiencing panic disorder, anxiety, depression and ADHD as well as health changes and grief and loss.
(949) 484-5279
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Courtney Diffner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping families manage difficult life transitions. Maybe the path to pregnancy hasn't been as easy as you thought it would be, or taking care of a newborn feels overwhelming. It could be that your school age child is facing stress or a change in behavior. Perhaps you are facing a new medical diagnosis, or are a caregiver to someone with a chronic illness. Or, possibly, you need to process your feelings of grief and loss.
(949) 528-8742
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Hansink & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hansink has worked in the field of mental/behavioral health in various capacities since 1978. His experience spans both public and private sectors, inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked with adults, adolescents, children and their families in a number of different modalities. For the past 11 years Dr. Hansink has worked in his own private practice in the South Orange County area where he offers individual, group, couples, family and Neurofeedback therapy to address behavioral,relational and emotional problems including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress related disorders.
(714) 643-5369
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with your child or teen? Ask for Arlene... Are you or your child struggling with emotional eating or an eating disorder? Ask for Corinne... Struggling at work, school or in your relationships? Ask for Dr. Vived... We are a group compassionate therapists that specialize in individual, couple and family therapy. Challenges in life can leave you overwhelmed and discouraged. We give you the tools you need to see that solutions are possible… and you don’t need to wait very long to see meaningful results! Call us for a free consultation.
(949) 207-3655
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Megan Pierce
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Right now, you may be feeling stuck, sad, in pain, or simply not feeling like yourself. Maybe it's your child that is having a hard time with a transition or feeling down. Or maybe your home or work life is bringing you to a place of stress, anxiety, or depression. Perhaps you simply feel stuck and aren't sure what to do next. My goal as a therapist is to understand your unique story and support you in finding growth and healing. I ultimately want you to feel heard and to know that I am 100% on your team! I work with adults, children and adolescents.
(949) 997-3933
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Charlene Underhill Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
I see individuals, couples and children and treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, self-sabotage, pregnancy and post-partum difficulties, and parenting challenges. I use a psychodynamic perspective, working with my clients in a collaborative and insightful process. Problems are understood within a context of past interpersonal experiences which often help provide understanding to the client's current situation. I am also well prepared to help clients of faith effectively integrate spiritual convictions and concerns with psychological understandings and emotional health.
(424) 286-2734
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.