Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Dianna Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS, CAMF
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist with 20 years experience. I am licensed to practice in 3 states, CA, NY and NJ. I provide in person therapy in beautiful San Juan Capistrano. Online therapy services are also available for some clients. I hold numerous specialty certifications and I have extensive training in, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic (insight oriented) psychotherapy. I provide short and long term treatment, depending on a client's needs and wishes. Some of my specialties include: Anxiety disorders and stress management, physician burnout, eating disorders, substance abuse, anger management, depression, communication issues, relationship/marital issues, special education advocacy and learning disabilities
(949) 536-9359
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Gail Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR are treatment methods I use for anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress reduction, and relationship issues.
Are you experiencing some challenges in your life, my goal as your therapist is to help you work through these obstacles. I enjoy and have 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and families achieve their goals. I work with a variety of issues and accept most insurance plans. I am a results oriented therapist, and the majority of my clients significantly improve in less than 8 visits.
(949) 558-2436
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Elizabeth Ann Cappelletti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A few of the methods that I use are meditation and mindfulness, art therapy, cognitive -behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, somatic therapy and narrative therapy.
We all go through tough times in life and sometimes need a guiding hand to get through it. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task but one that can be extremely rewarding if you find the right match. I offer my clients a nurturing, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore and work through their trauma, pain, struggles and stress. I strive to help my clients create balance and develop healthy boundaries in their life so that they may find the peace and happiness they are striving for.
(949) 281-7607
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Gail Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and EMDR are treatment methods I use for anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress reduction, and relationship issues.
Are you experiencing some challenges in you life, my goal as your therapist is to help you work through these obstacles. I enjoy and have 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and families achieve their goals. I work with a variety of issues and accept most insurance plans. I am a results oriented therapist, and the majority of my clients significantly improve in less than 8 visits.
(949) 541-2450
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Maria Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I value the emotional and cognitive approach to learning and the needs of each child.
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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Aimee Noel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with mental health, relational issues, stress, and struggles with substance use, I may be able to help. I have over 20 years of experience. Although I have the knowledge, experience, and skills to pass along, I do not consider myself an expert but rather a sounding board, an interpreter, and support to help clients develop their own insight and trajectory forward. I use a holistic approach incorporating psychodynamic theory, cognitive -behavioral therapy, mindfulness, developmental psychology, and addiction treatment.
(714) 464-6623
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Donna Imler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral within a systems perspective that looks at each person's functioning in all domains.
I have over 25 years of experience helping people cope with the challenges of their ever changing lives. Relationship issues/divorce, life transitions, grief and loss, family dynamics/parenting are a few of the issues I have helped my clients work through. I believe my role as a therapist is to teach my clients what I know, and to guide them through thinking and behavior changes that will bring them to a place of peace and contentment. I strive to help my clients improve their level of self-awareness, to increase their understanding of and empathy for themselves and others, and to increase their ability to communicate affectively.
(206) 745-0678
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Jennifer Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Using an eclectic and integrative approach, I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), (Person-in-Environment (PIE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), family systems, interpersonal and solution-focused therapy along with Rogerian positive regard into my practice.
Life can be extremely challenging when dealing with the impact of the past or when facing current life-changing experiences. I'm a licensed clinical social worker who is experienced in the area of substance abuse disorders, trauma, life transitions, and mood disorders. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families in a collaborative way. I use my knowledge and experience of the recovery process to approach each client with respect to their individual needs.
(949) 381-0763
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Doug Pleiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAADC
Verified
Verified
I combine interventions such as DBT, CBT , MBSR, ACT, solution focused therapy, and specialized trauma interventions to provide a holistic therapeutic experience.
Finding a therapist that you 'click' with is essential to making progress towards your goals. The first session is free to ensure the goodness of fit. I've been practicing as a clinician since 2014 and specialize in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, personality disorders, and addictions (substances, sex, gaming, internet, shopping, gambling, etc).
(949) 997-1583
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Maureen Aquilina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy integrating modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and visualizations with traditional Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered therapy.
I embrace a compassionate, non-judgmental and collaborative approach to therapy. My practice includes working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, aging and bereavement. As humans we experience a full range of emotions - no emotion is without purpose.
(949) 264-5847
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Crystal Valerio-Sandoval
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! In this therapeutic journey that you have decided to embark on, I believe in putting you first. What is that you desire to change? What is troubling you at the moment? What is that you need? Is it guidance, a listening ear, to overcome past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are you going through life changes? I have been in practice for 10 years. My experience includes working with adolescents, children, families, couples, elderly and adults. I practice various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. I have treated ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, divorce, and trauma.
(424) 408-4304
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Jill Fischer, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Some of these theories and techniques include, a structural-strategic approach, a cognitive -behavioral approach, a solution-focused approach, and narrative techniques.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am specially trained to work with children, adults, couples, and families. My treatment approach provides support and feedback, helping clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My clinical approach is systemic in nature, as I view people not as individuals in isolation, but as part of a larger family system. In this way, relationships, communication, and interactions between people are emphasized. Even when working with individuals, this approach is helpful and empowering.
(714) 489-5997
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Gina Atencio-Maclean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) which is the "gold standard" for treating a variety of complaints, including anxiety, & depression.
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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Richard Lappin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work extensively in coaching parents, and use CBT effectively in treating mood disorders.
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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Lluvia J Hetrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a number of modalities for healing PTSD & Trauma - Mindfulness, Brainspotting, EMDR, as well as family systems, DBT, CBT , and more.
My approach to therapy focuses on building our therapeutic relationship and supporting you with an individualized treatment plan to support your needs. I am a trauma-focused therapist and believe presenting problems that bring people to therapy, are often rooted in earlier experiences. Our brains and bodies are trying to do the best they can to survive and thrive; however, their strategies can be maladaptive. I aim to bring a holistic approach to psychotherapy, looking at your whole system bringing a variety of integrative approaches to healing (Bilingual-Spanish & English).
(949) 779-3819
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Dr. Brian F. Licuanan
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Licuanan pursued a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment-Insomnia, which is a widely researched treatment approach, cures insomnia and effective for those wanting to stop using sleep medications.
Dr. Licuanan is a Board-Certified psychologist, author, educator & speaker who treats a wide-variety of issues with specializations in substance addiction and insomnia. Most commonly, clients seek his assistance for depression, anxiety, relationships, and substance dependence. Additionally, his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology--field of study focused on the workplace including leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, etc., is integrated into treatment for clients needing assistance with career-related concerns. Dr. Licuanan attained his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and M.A. from Pepperdine University.
(949) 489-0950
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Shauna Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Shauna maintains a collaborative and supportive approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused perspectives.
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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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
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Shahrzad (Sheri) Sepanlou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Couples, Adults, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Together we set goals that are meaningful to you! I integrate various modes of therapy including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, as well as EMDR for trauma reprocessing which can provide relief from past wounds and practical tools that can help you feel better daily.
My aim is to provide a safe & supportive space for clients to explore and process their thoughts and emotions and to find clarity and healing through insight, self-love and compassion. In my practice I often work with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety and couples who are in pain. Often, our current struggles may be the result of trauma that we have suffered in our childhood and with our family of origin. Exploration of the past is the first step in freeing one from rigid thinking and enabling us to live in the moment and to enjoy the present.
(949) 518-0497
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Dr. Robyn Igelman | Beach Walk Talk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer evidence based and holistic therapeutic strategies including cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing.
Are you struggling with anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, loss or grief? Are you using unhealthy or ineffective coping strategies to get through your day? You want to do better but you just aren't sure where to start? I can help. I specialize in working with adults, couples, teens, and families who are highly motivated & typically successful in school, at work, and at home but find themselves no longer able to cope with life's stressors on their own. Whether it is grief & loss, work stress, relationship issues, alcohol/substance use, depression or anxiety, I can help you get your life and relationships back on track.
(949) 288-2584
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.