Liza Abby Gant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
But of course have extensive background with individuals including children and youth.
If you are seeking personal healing, restored relationships, and practical tools for growth I would love the opportunity to be part of your journey. By developing an authentic, collaborative relationship with you, I want to help you break free from the bonds of the past to live life to the fullest in the present and reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from the lens of attachment theory, EMDR and cognitive behavioral in a systems base. Additionally, my work with you can be built up on a Biblical foundation to strengthen who you are.
(949) 478-0383
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
But of course have extensive background with individuals including children and youth.
If you are seeking personal healing, restored relationships, and practical tools for growth I would love the opportunity to be part of your journey. By developing an authentic, collaborative relationship with you, I want to help you break free from the bonds of the past to live life to the fullest in the present and reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from the lens of attachment theory, EMDR and cognitive behavioral in a systems base. Additionally, my work with you can be built up on a Biblical foundation to strengthen who you are.
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Marjan Kalhori Khanjan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
As children we always envision our future to be grand and perfect but the reality is life doesn't always turn out the way we planned.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges; have you lost your way and have no idea how to steer back; do you feel like you've let yourself or others down; are you suffocating from anxiety; has grief left your heart shattered; do you want a more meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself and your loved ones; do you feel like no one understands and you're all alone; are you having difficulty navigating parenthood; do you have a child who challenges you and you feel defeated; do you feel stressed because of your job, school, or marriage; have you given up on yourself; have you lost your all joy?
(949) 518-0581
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
As children we always envision our future to be grand and perfect but the reality is life doesn't always turn out the way we planned.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges; have you lost your way and have no idea how to steer back; do you feel like you've let yourself or others down; are you suffocating from anxiety; has grief left your heart shattered; do you want a more meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself and your loved ones; do you feel like no one understands and you're all alone; are you having difficulty navigating parenthood; do you have a child who challenges you and you feel defeated; do you feel stressed because of your job, school, or marriage; have you given up on yourself; have you lost your all joy?
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Elisa (Lisa) Lipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
One of the most effective treatments, Elisa offers EMDR for all adults and adolescents. She also has a specialty empowering women and teen girls to feel good about themselves and overcome their negative false beliefs that limit them from being their most authentic selves. Girl Spirit (www.girlspirit.us) is an integrative program that helps adolescent girls, young adult women and their families, while they navigate this challenging developmental stage. More than ever young girls are struggling to feel good about themselves. Low self-esteem, self-doubt and feelings of insecurity can lead to negative behavior and unhealthy choices.
(949) 424-8718
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
One of the most effective treatments, Elisa offers EMDR for all adults and adolescents. She also has a specialty empowering women and teen girls to feel good about themselves and overcome their negative false beliefs that limit them from being their most authentic selves. Girl Spirit (www.girlspirit.us) is an integrative program that helps adolescent girls, young adult women and their families, while they navigate this challenging developmental stage. More than ever young girls are struggling to feel good about themselves. Low self-esteem, self-doubt and feelings of insecurity can lead to negative behavior and unhealthy choices.
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
One of my specialties is working with children and teens.
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
(949) 439-3880
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
One of my specialties is working with children and teens.
My goal as a therapist is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. I have years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, marital difficulties, and problems with children/adolescents. Also, I have a strong background in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please give me a call--I am here to help.
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MissionViejo/Ladera_Therapy (Individual & Family)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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.
Yvonne M Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sometimes it's hard to be a parent; you love your child and want to help them live a healthy life. You've tried everything, but nothing seems to help. You desire answers to help your child regain that happy smile they once had. Parenting is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you will do in your life. The good news is that as a parent, you have the opportunity to shape your child's future in a positive direction. My passion is working with children and parents to regain the of life and healthy relationships that every parent desires for their child.
(714) 702-1955
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sometimes it's hard to be a parent; you love your child and want to help them live a healthy life. You've tried everything, but nothing seems to help. You desire answers to help your child regain that happy smile they once had. Parenting is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you will do in your life. The good news is that as a parent, you have the opportunity to shape your child's future in a positive direction. My passion is working with children and parents to regain the of life and healthy relationships that every parent desires for their child.
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Christine Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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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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.
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Alisa Gibney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
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 disruptive and 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
Offers online therapy
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 disruptive and 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.
Olivia Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Are you concerned about your teen? Is their behavior typical or related to mental health? Are the changes you are observing a normal part of adolescent development? Maybe you are noticing behaviors like withdrawal, irritability, loss of interest in activities they previously enjoyed. Or they are anxious, overwhelmed, moody, unable to cope, fearful or having difficulty focusing in school. You might be concerned but it feels hard to start the conversation or get them to open up? As a parent it can be really overwhelming to watch our kids struggle and not know how to intervene or offer support. You don't have to do it alone.
(949) 694-3451
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Are you concerned about your teen? Is their behavior typical or related to mental health? Are the changes you are observing a normal part of adolescent development? Maybe you are noticing behaviors like withdrawal, irritability, loss of interest in activities they previously enjoyed. Or they are anxious, overwhelmed, moody, unable to cope, fearful or having difficulty focusing in school. You might be concerned but it feels hard to start the conversation or get them to open up? As a parent it can be really overwhelming to watch our kids struggle and not know how to intervene or offer support. You don't have to do it alone.
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Kate Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child, tween or teen? I specialize with these ages and have experience in issues that your child may be facing: anxiety, anger management, struggles with peers, effects of divorce, behavioral issues, school functioning, depression etc. I work with my clients as individuals to better understand themselves and build skills to improve functioning in their environment more constructively. I work within their reality to use real life examples that make sense to them and therefore applicable to their lives. Role-play, reenactments, visual aids, play therapy constructs, puppets, art etc. are examples utilized with younger ages.
(949) 229-8027
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Are you worried about your child, tween or teen? I specialize with these ages and have experience in issues that your child may be facing: anxiety, anger management, struggles with peers, effects of divorce, behavioral issues, school functioning, depression etc. I work with my clients as individuals to better understand themselves and build skills to improve functioning in their environment more constructively. I work within their reality to use real life examples that make sense to them and therefore applicable to their lives. Role-play, reenactments, visual aids, play therapy constructs, puppets, art etc. are examples utilized with younger ages.
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Ray of Sunshine Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
It is often said, "children are the future." Then, let's work together to provide your child/adolescent support and guidance they need. Children/adolescents are going through many changes: physically, emotionally, and cognitively, and sometimes tough times come up. Do you find yourself asking, “Is my child sad?” “Is my child okay?” “I don’t know how to help my child?” or “As a family, we need help” It is okay to ask these questions and I am here to help. I am a passionate clinician that wants to help you, help your child/adolescent be prepared for the future.
(949) 301-8044
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
It is often said, "children are the future." Then, let's work together to provide your child/adolescent support and guidance they need. Children/adolescents are going through many changes: physically, emotionally, and cognitively, and sometimes tough times come up. Do you find yourself asking, “Is my child sad?” “Is my child okay?” “I don’t know how to help my child?” or “As a family, we need help” It is okay to ask these questions and I am here to help. I am a passionate clinician that wants to help you, help your child/adolescent be prepared for the future.
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Julie Wilnier
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I have been in private practice in since 2006, providing assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults of Orange County. Is someone in your family… Easily distracted? Restless? Struggling with academics? Losing concentration? Struggling to follow through with tasks? Falling behind at school or work? Having difficulty listening? Struggling with appropriate behavior? Experiencing test/school anxiety? Complaining of boredom? Experiencing emotional conflicts? Or struggling with peer/family issues? Let me help you get to the bottom of the issue, not just label it. I offer comprehensive psychological services to meet your needs.
(949) 391-4791
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I have been in private practice in since 2006, providing assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults of Orange County. Is someone in your family… Easily distracted? Restless? Struggling with academics? Losing concentration? Struggling to follow through with tasks? Falling behind at school or work? Having difficulty listening? Struggling with appropriate behavior? Experiencing test/school anxiety? Complaining of boredom? Experiencing emotional conflicts? Or struggling with peer/family issues? Let me help you get to the bottom of the issue, not just label it. I offer comprehensive psychological services to meet your needs.
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Debbi Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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.
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Leah Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I specialize in parent/child conflicts, teens with overt behaviors, troubled teens, teens struggling with the transition of life, coaching and self-actualization, stress management, gay and lesbian issues, interpersonal relationships, divorce recovery.
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
I specialize in parent/child conflicts, teens with overt behaviors, troubled teens, teens struggling with the transition of life, coaching and self-actualization, stress management, gay and lesbian issues, interpersonal relationships, divorce recovery.
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.
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Lisa Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92675
Offers online therapy
Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
(949) 441-5958
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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92675
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Time to make a change? I am here to help. I practice Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on teaching coping skills and solving problems, and has been demonstrated by research to be highly effective in producing results. My specialties are anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I have experience successfully treating most problems. In addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, I focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness and meaningfulness. I work with all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love my work and I am very dedicated to seeing my clients improve!
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Sara Sutton
Counselor, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in providing services to very young children.
Regardless of one's age, there are times when outside support and assistance can be instrumental in overcoming life's struggles and/or in helping one to achieve their highest potential. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in schools serving students across all grade levels. I am also certificated in Play Therapy. While I provide therapy services to individuals of all ages, I have particular interest and skill in working with young people aged 2 through 18.
(858) 386-4203
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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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I specialize in providing services to very young children.
Regardless of one's age, there are times when outside support and assistance can be instrumental in overcoming life's struggles and/or in helping one to achieve their highest potential. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in schools serving students across all grade levels. I am also certificated in Play Therapy. While I provide therapy services to individuals of all ages, I have particular interest and skill in working with young people aged 2 through 18.
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Linda Cleveland-O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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.
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Denise Marie Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I specialize in a developmental play therapy model to enhance a child's ability to self regulate, learn new social skills, resolve trauma and improve child-parent relationships. My training includes certification as a Registered Play Therapist and my experience with children and their families is focused on brain based therapeutic play that is informed by the neurobiology of each child. The field of neuroscience has validated the use of play therapy for a broad variety of childhood disorders. This model can eliminate distressing behaviors and attend to appropriate developmental tasks. My experience with child therapy has enriched my work with parents, couples and individuals.
(949) 484-0983
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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I specialize in a developmental play therapy model to enhance a child's ability to self regulate, learn new social skills, resolve trauma and improve child-parent relationships. My training includes certification as a Registered Play Therapist and my experience with children and their families is focused on brain based therapeutic play that is informed by the neurobiology of each child. The field of neuroscience has validated the use of play therapy for a broad variety of childhood disorders. This model can eliminate distressing behaviors and attend to appropriate developmental tasks. My experience with child therapy has enriched my work with parents, couples and individuals.
Vcat adhd Treatment Center
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
At VCAT ADHD Treatment Center we believe that there is a strong correlation between a healthy brain and a child mental, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. ADHD has been linked to serious behavioral and cognitive dysfunctions in children and adolescents. Thus, treating ADHD and related co-occurring disorders is in need of a proper and specialized multi dimensional assessment and evaluation in order to appropriately treat such disorders in a struggling child. Please visit our adult's center at www.psychologyus.com
(949) 577-7442
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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
At VCAT ADHD Treatment Center we believe that there is a strong correlation between a healthy brain and a child mental, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. ADHD has been linked to serious behavioral and cognitive dysfunctions in children and adolescents. Thus, treating ADHD and related co-occurring disorders is in need of a proper and specialized multi dimensional assessment and evaluation in order to appropriately treat such disorders in a struggling child. Please visit our adult's center at www.psychologyus.com
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Debra S Woog
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPC Verified
Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
Offers online therapy
I have been in the helping profession since 1994 and I'm passionate about the people I serve. I work with men, women, adolescents and children in recovery, those with grief and loss, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. My modality with children is non-directive and directive play therapy and coaching parents on behavioral interventions for change. I am mostly psychodynamic in my therapeutic relationships yet I do utilize a solution-focused and reality-based approach with adults and adolescents. I am also a CAMFT Certified Supervisor and supervise interns and therapists who need supervision.
(949) 503-9765
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Office is near:
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
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I have been in the helping profession since 1994 and I'm passionate about the people I serve. I work with men, women, adolescents and children in recovery, those with grief and loss, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. My modality with children is non-directive and directive play therapy and coaching parents on behavioral interventions for change. I am mostly psychodynamic in my therapeutic relationships yet I do utilize a solution-focused and reality-based approach with adults and adolescents. I am also a CAMFT Certified Supervisor and supervise interns and therapists who need supervision.

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