Therapists in Santa Ana, CA

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Dr. Annahita Mahdavi West
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD , AMFT, CATC-V
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705  (Online Only)
I work in a nonprofit agency that offers low-fee/sliding scale therapy. I approach this field of psychotherapy as a sacred space. A space of human connectivity. A space safe and free of judgments and biases. I attempt to provide the utmost empathy and a safe space for my clients to be able to address the issues they need help with. I believe in being solution-focused while addressing the underlying causes of repetitive patterns in order to stop the self-destructive cycles that produce unfavorable results. My goal is to help you to change your behavior to promote positive outcomes towards your mental and emotional wellbeing.
I work in a nonprofit agency that offers low-fee/sliding scale therapy. I approach this field of psychotherapy as a sacred space. A space of human connectivity. A space safe and free of judgments and biases. I attempt to provide the utmost empathy and a safe space for my clients to be able to address the issues they need help with. I believe in being solution-focused while addressing the underlying causes of repetitive patterns in order to stop the self-destructive cycles that produce unfavorable results. My goal is to help you to change your behavior to promote positive outcomes towards your mental and emotional wellbeing.
(949) 625-0572 View (949) 625-0572
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Marcella D Smithson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MPH, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705  (Online Only)
There are times when we need to explore some growth & healing work. Thankfully the ability to grow & heal is built into our human-nature, a nature that comes alive when receiving the support we need. Therapy is for receiving this support, and in a way that fits with you. And so I trust in this: Creating in your own expressive way a better life is what I know you are able—and meant—to do. Supporting you in discovering this for yourself will be a heartfelt privilege for me.
There are times when we need to explore some growth & healing work. Thankfully the ability to grow & heal is built into our human-nature, a nature that comes alive when receiving the support we need. Therapy is for receiving this support, and in a way that fits with you. And so I trust in this: Creating in your own expressive way a better life is what I know you are able—and meant—to do. Supporting you in discovering this for yourself will be a heartfelt privilege for me.
(657) 205-7168 View (657) 205-7168
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Christina Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Christina Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. Christina’s primary experience is in Child Welfare, working with low-income families, abuse and neglect, substance use, and various mental health illnesses. Christina’s experience also includes working with families and individuals impacted by homelessness, chronic and terminal illnesses, and navigating end-of-life decisions including palliative and hospice care.
Christina Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. Christina’s primary experience is in Child Welfare, working with low-income families, abuse and neglect, substance use, and various mental health illnesses. Christina’s experience also includes working with families and individuals impacted by homelessness, chronic and terminal illnesses, and navigating end-of-life decisions including palliative and hospice care.
(949) 806-4908 View (949) 806-4908
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Teri Wright Budner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Not accepting new clients
To me, psychotherapy isn't about being SICK; it's about being BETTER. It's about getting out of your own way. It's about not taking responsibility for things you can't control, and about owning your own thoughts and feelings. It's about being able to tell the difference between logical thoughts and irrational feelings. Therapy offers no guarantees, but offers an opportunity to understand and be understood.
To me, psychotherapy isn't about being SICK; it's about being BETTER. It's about getting out of your own way. It's about not taking responsibility for things you can't control, and about owning your own thoughts and feelings. It's about being able to tell the difference between logical thoughts and irrational feelings. Therapy offers no guarantees, but offers an opportunity to understand and be understood.
(657) 301-3351 View (657) 301-3351
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Melissa Hasin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705
I customize my client's treatment plan so that each individual can receive the maximum benefit from therapy. This might include some or all of the following: cognitive therapy, family counseling, art therapy, various types of meditation, and/or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a therapeutic method that enables patients to reprocess and overcome significant trauma in the safety of the therapist's office. Many people begin to experience significant relief from past trauma after several EMDR sessions.
I customize my client's treatment plan so that each individual can receive the maximum benefit from therapy. This might include some or all of the following: cognitive therapy, family counseling, art therapy, various types of meditation, and/or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a therapeutic method that enables patients to reprocess and overcome significant trauma in the safety of the therapist's office. Many people begin to experience significant relief from past trauma after several EMDR sessions.
(949) 247-8177 View (949) 247-8177
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Jim Moakley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92701
You deserve to feel happy, healthy, and loved! Your relationships can be the best part of your life, helping you to feel joy, appreciation, and fulfillment...or you can find yourself just going through the motions. In our stressful and demanding world, it is all too easy to disconnect from those who are most important to us; poor communication leads to a lack of understanding, and we become demanding, intolerant, and unforgiving of ourselves and of those who matter most. Instead of sharing quality time together, we spend our energy tearing each other down. Gaining awareness, and learning from the past instead of dwelling on it, are some of the first steps toward moving forward. I find nothing more satisfying than helping people to overcome their obstacles so that they can love and feel loved, accept and feel accepted, and realize that they are truly worthy of all that life has to offer. Since 2009, I've helped my clients become better versions of themselves; let's work together and start turning your possibilities into realities!
You deserve to feel happy, healthy, and loved! Your relationships can be the best part of your life, helping you to feel joy, appreciation, and fulfillment...or you can find yourself just going through the motions. In our stressful and demanding world, it is all too easy to disconnect from those who are most important to us; poor communication leads to a lack of understanding, and we become demanding, intolerant, and unforgiving of ourselves and of those who matter most. Instead of sharing quality time together, we spend our energy tearing each other down. Gaining awareness, and learning from the past instead of dwelling on it, are some of the first steps toward moving forward. I find nothing more satisfying than helping people to overcome their obstacles so that they can love and feel loved, accept and feel accepted, and realize that they are truly worthy of all that life has to offer. Since 2009, I've helped my clients become better versions of themselves; let's work together and start turning your possibilities into realities!
(657) 255-7895 View (657) 255-7895
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Kirsten N. Gist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling negative emotions that will not seem to ease up? Struggling in your relationships? Have you tried to make changes on your own but continue to feel stuck in a negative cycle? Life can be difficult and relationships are complicated. Therapy can assist you in identifying those thoughts and behavior patterns that create life's challenges. I believe that when a committed client collaborates with a caring professional, a move towards healing is more than possible.
Are you feeling negative emotions that will not seem to ease up? Struggling in your relationships? Have you tried to make changes on your own but continue to feel stuck in a negative cycle? Life can be difficult and relationships are complicated. Therapy can assist you in identifying those thoughts and behavior patterns that create life's challenges. I believe that when a committed client collaborates with a caring professional, a move towards healing is more than possible.
(714) 970-4333 View (714) 970-4333
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Saundra McCormick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Specialties include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. Using therapy styles such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I work with clients to build healthy coping skills that help people better deal with the struggles of life. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a variety of issues (including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, ADHD, BPD, traumatic childhood, and Substance Use/Abuse).
Specialties include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. Using therapy styles such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I work with clients to build healthy coping skills that help people better deal with the struggles of life. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a variety of issues (including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, ADHD, BPD, traumatic childhood, and Substance Use/Abuse).
(949) 806-4229 View (949) 806-4229
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Sula Goldenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92701
All your feelings are legitimate and you have the right to feel them. Allow me to help you understand, process and transform your emotions so that you can grow and develop into a healthier and more joyful YOU. Whether you struggle with interpersonal relationships, being chronically anxious, depressed or with the challenges of parenting -I can help. I work with elders, adults, young adults, and also families, building on strengths and helping you work through challenges and stressors of life. Together we will work not only on alleviating your symptoms but also on unearthing and processing the deeper sources of your distress.
All your feelings are legitimate and you have the right to feel them. Allow me to help you understand, process and transform your emotions so that you can grow and develop into a healthier and more joyful YOU. Whether you struggle with interpersonal relationships, being chronically anxious, depressed or with the challenges of parenting -I can help. I work with elders, adults, young adults, and also families, building on strengths and helping you work through challenges and stressors of life. Together we will work not only on alleviating your symptoms but also on unearthing and processing the deeper sources of your distress.
(657) 301-3520 View (657) 301-3520
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Daniel Leone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your inner life as well as to identify habits as areas of behavior for change. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds as being bilingual and bi-cultural I relate well to diverse experiences and life transitions. My approach to therapy is based mainly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Psychotherapy. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach individuals that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with positive and negative situations in their environment.
Therapy will provide you with the space and safety to talk about your inner life as well as to identify habits as areas of behavior for change. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds as being bilingual and bi-cultural I relate well to diverse experiences and life transitions. My approach to therapy is based mainly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Psychotherapy. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach individuals that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with positive and negative situations in their environment.
(949) 818-4024 View (949) 818-4024
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Alan Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92707
My name is Alan Wong, and I am an LCSW having experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I am a certified therapist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy as certified by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies. I am also a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and am available to provide Christian-based counseling. I have experience working with a wide age range of clients (both children and adults). I also have experience working with diverse ethnic backgrounds.
My name is Alan Wong, and I am an LCSW having experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I am a certified therapist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy as certified by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies. I am also a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and am available to provide Christian-based counseling. I have experience working with a wide age range of clients (both children and adults). I also have experience working with diverse ethnic backgrounds.
(949) 558-2405 View (949) 558-2405
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Blended Family Issues And Teen Therapist Carrie Anne Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Have you ever wondered why you do things a certain way or why you struggle with the same things? Do you feel stressed with big changes? When you don't have the tools to navigate these changes it can leave you feeling tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Together we will help you better understand yourself and long-standing behavior patterns keeping you stuck. My role as your therapist is to offer support, guidance, and insight, and help you build the skills needed to navigate the many changes life throws at you.
Have you ever wondered why you do things a certain way or why you struggle with the same things? Do you feel stressed with big changes? When you don't have the tools to navigate these changes it can leave you feeling tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Together we will help you better understand yourself and long-standing behavior patterns keeping you stuck. My role as your therapist is to offer support, guidance, and insight, and help you build the skills needed to navigate the many changes life throws at you.
(714) 862-2259 View (714) 862-2259
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Amelia Argueta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92707
My name is Amelia A. Alonso, and I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I enjoy working with all populations, from adults to children. I focus on providing my Client with a nonjudgmental, safe place. I utilize mindfulness and communication skills to help my clients thrive and improve interpersonal relationships. I am bilingual and am open to doing sessions in Spanish. Much of my experience consists of Clients suffering from anxiety and depression, along with high risk and PTSD. I enjoy seeing couples and doing play therapy with Children of all ages.
My name is Amelia A. Alonso, and I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I enjoy working with all populations, from adults to children. I focus on providing my Client with a nonjudgmental, safe place. I utilize mindfulness and communication skills to help my clients thrive and improve interpersonal relationships. I am bilingual and am open to doing sessions in Spanish. Much of my experience consists of Clients suffering from anxiety and depression, along with high risk and PTSD. I enjoy seeing couples and doing play therapy with Children of all ages.
(949) 990-6938 View (949) 990-6938
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Michelle Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hi, my name is Michelle Young, a licensed clinical social worker. For the last 30 years of working as a clinical therapist, I have had the privilege of journeying with countless individuals and their families in their time of need. When I work with my clients, I strive to provide a safe environment where we can build a trusting and authentic working relationship, moving toward their desired goals in therapy. Most of the time, I help my clients applying the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and ADHD symptoms.
Hi, my name is Michelle Young, a licensed clinical social worker. For the last 30 years of working as a clinical therapist, I have had the privilege of journeying with countless individuals and their families in their time of need. When I work with my clients, I strive to provide a safe environment where we can build a trusting and authentic working relationship, moving toward their desired goals in therapy. Most of the time, I help my clients applying the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and ADHD symptoms.
(657) 387-0261 View (657) 387-0261
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Joseph Edward Marquez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92701
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I have been fortunate enough to help individuals from diverse cultural, sexual, religious, and ethnic backgrounds in their mental health recovery. My training has allowed me to develop a caring and collaborative approach to interventions and has exposed me to some of the most cutting-edge research-informed practices. I truly enjoy bringing the best of people back into their lives regardless of their age, identity, and cultural background.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I have been fortunate enough to help individuals from diverse cultural, sexual, religious, and ethnic backgrounds in their mental health recovery. My training has allowed me to develop a caring and collaborative approach to interventions and has exposed me to some of the most cutting-edge research-informed practices. I truly enjoy bringing the best of people back into their lives regardless of their age, identity, and cultural background.
(714) 786-3758 View (714) 786-3758
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Laura Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hello, my name is Laura Castro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 6 years of experience. My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and a strength-based approach incorporating a holistic perspective. I view each client as a unique individual shaped by their relationships and life experiences and I am committed to helping clients navigate challenges, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections. My professional journey has equipped me with valuable insights into the complexities of human relationships and the profound impact they have on mental health.
Hello, my name is Laura Castro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 6 years of experience. My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and a strength-based approach incorporating a holistic perspective. I view each client as a unique individual shaped by their relationships and life experiences and I am committed to helping clients navigate challenges, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections. My professional journey has equipped me with valuable insights into the complexities of human relationships and the profound impact they have on mental health.
(657) 837-5140 View (657) 837-5140
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Lauren Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Ana, CA 92705  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a Mindfulness trauma-informed therapist, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling to find relief from many of life’s challenges. Relational difficulties, family problems, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and life transitions can all be more difficult than we imagine. I encourage collaboration in a safe, nonjudgmental space to gently explore these struggles, and build solutions that grow confidence. I believe in the healing potential of the brain, which is why I draw from a variety of practices to achieve real change.
As a Mindfulness trauma-informed therapist, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling to find relief from many of life’s challenges. Relational difficulties, family problems, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and life transitions can all be more difficult than we imagine. I encourage collaboration in a safe, nonjudgmental space to gently explore these struggles, and build solutions that grow confidence. I believe in the healing potential of the brain, which is why I draw from a variety of practices to achieve real change.
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Yessenia Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92703  (Online Only)
Allow me to be a part of your journey, in creating the life you have been envisioning. Let’s work together, to remove the barriers that have been getting in your way of living a life of wellness! I have years of experience successfully assisting individuals in their own healing journeys. I enjoy integrating the arts and different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. My priority is to provide quality treatment in a supportive environment, where clients can experience safety and growth.
Allow me to be a part of your journey, in creating the life you have been envisioning. Let’s work together, to remove the barriers that have been getting in your way of living a life of wellness! I have years of experience successfully assisting individuals in their own healing journeys. I enjoy integrating the arts and different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. My priority is to provide quality treatment in a supportive environment, where clients can experience safety and growth.
(510) 949-5205 View (510) 949-5205
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Kathleen Goodboy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92703
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Lao Tzo Congratulations, you have taken the first step, and I am honored to work with you. Each experience/event is a chapter in your life. No one experience defines who you are or will become. You are the author of your own story, so I will not tell you what to do. Instead I will help you determine what you want the next chapter in your life to look like and help you get there. I provide a relaxed environment, using a collaborative and supportive approach.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Lao Tzo Congratulations, you have taken the first step, and I am honored to work with you. Each experience/event is a chapter in your life. No one experience defines who you are or will become. You are the author of your own story, so I will not tell you what to do. Instead I will help you determine what you want the next chapter in your life to look like and help you get there. I provide a relaxed environment, using a collaborative and supportive approach.
(657) 222-4985 View (657) 222-4985
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Jessica Hodge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92704
I believe in walking with individuals through their life experiences in a non-judgmental manner. I believe people are not a product of life circumstances; therefore, they do not need to live self-punishingly. I believe individuals have the ability to process past traumas and issues, resulting in a more fulfilling life. Gaining personal insight and personal growth is a strength that will manifest and multiply in relationships. Working with people is my passion; I believe your past does not define your future.
I believe in walking with individuals through their life experiences in a non-judgmental manner. I believe people are not a product of life circumstances; therefore, they do not need to live self-punishingly. I believe individuals have the ability to process past traumas and issues, resulting in a more fulfilling life. Gaining personal insight and personal growth is a strength that will manifest and multiply in relationships. Working with people is my passion; I believe your past does not define your future.
(714) 430-8068 View (714) 430-8068

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Number of Therapists in Santa Ana, CA

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Santa Ana, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
65% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Aetna

How Therapists in Santa Ana, CA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary