Suzanne R Engelman
Psychologist, PhD, BCB, FT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I work with people who have anxiety and depression; relationship issues; problems coping with stress; pain management; acute, chronic and serious medical problems; life threatening illness and end of life concerns;and needs for personal growth.
As a Licensed Clinical Psycholoigst with over 30 years of experience, I am well suited to work with individuals and couples with relationship issues, anxiety, mind-body problems. My style is interactive and respectful, and I gear my interventions to the person and their particular situation. I may use a Jungian Orientation making use of dreams; mind/body orientation, or mindfully-based cognitive approaches utilizing imagery, visualizations, progressive relaxation or biofeedback in addressing your particular life circumstances.. If you would like to obtain a broader idea of my vast experience, publications and trainings, please access my personal website at www.healthpsychologynow.com for more information.
(949) 460-4908
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
I work with people who have anxiety and depression; relationship issues; problems coping with stress; pain management; acute, chronic and serious medical problems; life threatening illness and end of life concerns;and needs for personal growth.
As a Licensed Clinical Psycholoigst with over 30 years of experience, I am well suited to work with individuals and couples with relationship issues, anxiety, mind-body problems. My style is interactive and respectful, and I gear my interventions to the person and their particular situation. I may use a Jungian Orientation making use of dreams; mind/body orientation, or mindfully-based cognitive approaches utilizing imagery, visualizations, progressive relaxation or biofeedback in addressing your particular life circumstances.. If you would like to obtain a broader idea of my vast experience, publications and trainings, please access my personal website at www.healthpsychologynow.com for more information.
Leonard Szymczak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
For the past 40 years, I worked in Australia and America as a therapist and educator. I was Director of the Family Therapy Program in Sydney and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University. I help individuals overcome anxiety and depression & help couples improve communication, resolve conflict, and increase love & intimacy. Since I am also a writer, I frame individuals as the main characters in a story, called to face adversity, transform their lives, and achieve personal happiness. I am the author of "The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace" & co-author of "Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy."
(949) 625-6704
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
For the past 40 years, I worked in Australia and America as a therapist and educator. I was Director of the Family Therapy Program in Sydney and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University. I help individuals overcome anxiety and depression & help couples improve communication, resolve conflict, and increase love & intimacy. Since I am also a writer, I frame individuals as the main characters in a story, called to face adversity, transform their lives, and achieve personal happiness. I am the author of "The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace" & co-author of "Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy."
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Linda Marie Snell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CATCIV Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Stuck, overwhelmed, isolated? Struggling to see your value? Feeling weighed down by feelings of blame, guilt, and shame? Have an intense need to please everyone? Substance use, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, depression, emotional challenges, and/or interpersonal conflict can all lead to personal suffering and interfere with your ability to engage in daily life. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, wisdom, and freedom. I will work collaboratively with you. My goal is to help you transform your life into a life that is meaningful to you.
(949) 239-1651
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Stuck, overwhelmed, isolated? Struggling to see your value? Feeling weighed down by feelings of blame, guilt, and shame? Have an intense need to please everyone? Substance use, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, depression, emotional challenges, and/or interpersonal conflict can all lead to personal suffering and interfere with your ability to engage in daily life. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, wisdom, and freedom. I will work collaboratively with you. My goal is to help you transform your life into a life that is meaningful to you.
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Dr. Robyn Igelman | Beach Walk Talk
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Are you struggling with addiction, trauma, loss, grief, or anxiety/panic? 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 use, depression or anxiety, I can help you get your life and relationships back on track.
(949) 288-2584
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Are you struggling with addiction, trauma, loss, grief, or anxiety/panic? 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 use, depression or anxiety, I can help you get your life and relationships back on track.
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Lisa Altemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
My area of specialization includes Depression, Anxiety, Adolescents, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, ADHD, LGBTQ, Trauma, Family and Parenting Issues.
I strive to create a warm and accepting environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. If you are having problems with depression, anxiety or relationships, we can work collaboratively to figure out how to help you. I have experience working with children and adults with mood dysregulation and addiction issues.
(714) 515-6528
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
My area of specialization includes Depression, Anxiety, Adolescents, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, ADHD, LGBTQ, Trauma, Family and Parenting Issues.
I strive to create a warm and accepting environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. If you are having problems with depression, anxiety or relationships, we can work collaboratively to figure out how to help you. I have experience working with children and adults with mood dysregulation and addiction issues.
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Mitra Golriz Counseling & Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Certified in DBT and EMDR providing individual and group therapy to help with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, self destructive behaviors, childhood trauma, that is impacting your adult life. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods including Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy, Trauma focused, and CBD.
(949) 429-4683
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Certified in DBT and EMDR providing individual and group therapy to help with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, self destructive behaviors, childhood trauma, that is impacting your adult life. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods including Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy, Trauma focused, and CBD.
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Susan McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Problems are often a catalyst for transformation. . . you becoming your greatest self. Our work together will help clarify your preferences and identify what gets in the way of living the life you want. My approach to working with individuals, couples and families is collaborative and strength based. Each client brings rich experience and personal resources to the therapeutic process. These strengths will be foundational to our work together. I am experienced in treating a broad range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, relational problems, as well as issues relating to trauma or loss.
(714) 855-2999
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Problems are often a catalyst for transformation. . . you becoming your greatest self. Our work together will help clarify your preferences and identify what gets in the way of living the life you want. My approach to working with individuals, couples and families is collaborative and strength based. Each client brings rich experience and personal resources to the therapeutic process. These strengths will be foundational to our work together. I am experienced in treating a broad range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, relational problems, as well as issues relating to trauma or loss.
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Lily Habte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship suffering due to addiction, infidelity or lack of communication? I work with individuals and couples who have tried to 'make things work' but find that the trust, the pain, and the sadness is too overwhelming to do it on their own. My role is helping you navigate a way out of the emotional maze that can feel lonely and hopeless. Feeling stuck leads to depression and anxiety that affects the quality of your life and your active participation in your happiness. This is the point when you socialize less, watch Netflix more, and find life and relationships mundane.
(949) 407-5701
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship suffering due to addiction, infidelity or lack of communication? I work with individuals and couples who have tried to 'make things work' but find that the trust, the pain, and the sadness is too overwhelming to do it on their own. My role is helping you navigate a way out of the emotional maze that can feel lonely and hopeless. Feeling stuck leads to depression and anxiety that affects the quality of your life and your active participation in your happiness. This is the point when you socialize less, watch Netflix more, and find life and relationships mundane.
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Gina L. Rondinelli
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Toady's busy lifestyles confront us with many personal/professional challenges. Assuming multiple roles can impact our ability to meet the responsibilities of our daily lives. Financial stress, work/school responsibilities, relationship struggles and parenting problems can cause depression, anxiety, health concerns, anger, or alienation. Without an adequate support system, life stresses often seem insurmountable; the high cost of health care often discourages individuals from seeking outside help. I recogize the increasing need for affordable, competent, compassionate mental health care services. I believe in the healing process of psychotherapy, and offer flexible fees for those commited to doing the work.
(949) 565-2965
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Toady's busy lifestyles confront us with many personal/professional challenges. Assuming multiple roles can impact our ability to meet the responsibilities of our daily lives. Financial stress, work/school responsibilities, relationship struggles and parenting problems can cause depression, anxiety, health concerns, anger, or alienation. Without an adequate support system, life stresses often seem insurmountable; the high cost of health care often discourages individuals from seeking outside help. I recogize the increasing need for affordable, competent, compassionate mental health care services. I believe in the healing process of psychotherapy, and offer flexible fees for those commited to doing the work.
Darla Morfin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
(949) 403-6987
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
Ilene Blaisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I believe people are generally quite resilient and have a natural capacity to heal from trauma and stress. But often these stressors will take a toll on well being, accumulating over time. Symptoms may show up as depression, anxiety, relationship tension, health conditions and/or a self-harming behavior. I welcome your call to discuss your personal needs and whether my approach might be a good fit. I'll do my best to help you get connected to the most optimal resources for your unique circumstances.
(949) 485-2505
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I believe people are generally quite resilient and have a natural capacity to heal from trauma and stress. But often these stressors will take a toll on well being, accumulating over time. Symptoms may show up as depression, anxiety, relationship tension, health conditions and/or a self-harming behavior. I welcome your call to discuss your personal needs and whether my approach might be a good fit. I'll do my best to help you get connected to the most optimal resources for your unique circumstances.
Jennifer Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
*******Taking New Clients****** In-Person (San Juan Capistrano, Irvine) and Telehealth. I am an EMDR trauma focused therapist. My passion is to work with children, teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or bullying and who are suffering from anxiety, anger, depression or other symptoms of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
(949) 379-2748
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
*******Taking New Clients****** In-Person (San Juan Capistrano, Irvine) and Telehealth. I am an EMDR trauma focused therapist. My passion is to work with children, teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or bullying and who are suffering from anxiety, anger, depression or other symptoms of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
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Sabrina Ayoub
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating relationship issues, anxiety, depression, couples issues, all forms of addiction issues, substance abuse, childhood trauma, codependency, issues related to growing up in a dysfunctional family and self esteem difficulties.
Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, it will continuously confront you with pretty difficult circumstances. Sometimes, you will be confronted with physical pain, injuries and illnesses. At other times, life will throw issues at you that are psychologically demanding. No matter if your body or your mind is suffering, it usually takes a lot of healing to restore the things as they once were. During this state, it can be tremendously important to be surrounded by loving and caring individuals who can help you on your journey back to life.
(949) 238-7011
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating relationship issues, anxiety, depression, couples issues, all forms of addiction issues, substance abuse, childhood trauma, codependency, issues related to growing up in a dysfunctional family and self esteem difficulties.
Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, it will continuously confront you with pretty difficult circumstances. Sometimes, you will be confronted with physical pain, injuries and illnesses. At other times, life will throw issues at you that are psychologically demanding. No matter if your body or your mind is suffering, it usually takes a lot of healing to restore the things as they once were. During this state, it can be tremendously important to be surrounded by loving and caring individuals who can help you on your journey back to life.
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Sandra M Klonsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Are you struggling over a relationship issue with your spouse?...your partner?...your child?...your boss? Does your child need help practicing better behavior skills? Need help healing from loss, grief, crisis or divorce? Are you overwhelmed with anxiety or depression?
(949) 242-9716
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Are you struggling over a relationship issue with your spouse?...your partner?...your child?...your boss? Does your child need help practicing better behavior skills? Need help healing from loss, grief, crisis or divorce? Are you overwhelmed with anxiety or depression?
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Christina Zavalza
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
In my practice I utilize evidence-based interventions to address trauma, anxiety/depression, relational issues, identity development, grief and loss, imposters syndrome, and issues related to race and ethnicity.
I’m Dr. Christina Zavalza, a licensed clinical psychologist, devoted to helping people heal from past traumas and manage current challenges that often keep them from becoming the best version of themselves. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and women. I believe change comes from exploring and identifying the patterns that keep us stuck in old ways, and creating new ways of relating with others and with ourselves. My goal is to help my clients move into a space where they feel empowered to make the changes they want to see in their life.
(562) 502-1449
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
In my practice I utilize evidence-based interventions to address trauma, anxiety/depression, relational issues, identity development, grief and loss, imposters syndrome, and issues related to race and ethnicity.
I’m Dr. Christina Zavalza, a licensed clinical psychologist, devoted to helping people heal from past traumas and manage current challenges that often keep them from becoming the best version of themselves. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and women. I believe change comes from exploring and identifying the patterns that keep us stuck in old ways, and creating new ways of relating with others and with ourselves. My goal is to help my clients move into a space where they feel empowered to make the changes they want to see in their life.
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Meg Elam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II Verified
Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from anxiety to depression to reprocessing traumas using EMDR.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with relationships and having trouble embracing life to its fullest? Does facing the day seem more challenging and overwhelming than it ought to? I would love to assist you to make some positive changes in your life.
(949) 312-5721
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Office is near:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from anxiety to depression to reprocessing traumas using EMDR.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with relationships and having trouble embracing life to its fullest? Does facing the day seem more challenging and overwhelming than it ought to? I would love to assist you to make some positive changes in your life.
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Dr. Isaac Y Taitz
Psychologist, PhD, MS Verified
Hosts group in:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Offers online therapy
If you are having trouble sleeping or emotionally managing life’s stressors or even your children’s challenging emotions and behaviors, I would like to help you and yours return to healthy functioning. I treat patients struggling with depression, anxiety (COVID and otherwise), inattention, impulsivity, pain, concussion, bereavement, relationships, obsessive-compulsive, and autism spectrum behaviors. My past PhD training through Palo Alto University was spent every day helping adults and children achieve better sleep and mental health, I am passionate about this work and would love to share my skills with you and yours.
(949) 522-7500
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Hosts group in:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
Offers online therapy
If you are having trouble sleeping or emotionally managing life’s stressors or even your children’s challenging emotions and behaviors, I would like to help you and yours return to healthy functioning. I treat patients struggling with depression, anxiety (COVID and otherwise), inattention, impulsivity, pain, concussion, bereavement, relationships, obsessive-compulsive, and autism spectrum behaviors. My past PhD training through Palo Alto University was spent every day helping adults and children achieve better sleep and mental health, I am passionate about this work and would love to share my skills with you and yours.
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Megan A Dejean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
We all have difficulty at times managing our lives and therapy has shown to be helpful. In this difficult time, we all need an outlet and a way to to cope. I have been working with teens, adults and couples for several years now, all struggling with figuring out how to manage their lives and manage their own emotions. I am here to help you navigate your life and to help you figure out how you can be happy, less anxious and excited about life.
(949) 519-4205
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
We all have difficulty at times managing our lives and therapy has shown to be helpful. In this difficult time, we all need an outlet and a way to to cope. I have been working with teens, adults and couples for several years now, all struggling with figuring out how to manage their lives and manage their own emotions. I am here to help you navigate your life and to help you figure out how you can be happy, less anxious and excited about life.
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Holly Plummer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
It is my belief that the most healing aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. For it is only through this foundation that our deepest and most personal wounds can be healed. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and teens and helping patients gain a greater understanding of themselves and the important people in their life. My goal is to empower patients to be vulnerable and honest with themselves and others and thereby make healthy life choices and impact change in their relationships.
(949) 954-5668
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
It is my belief that the most healing aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. For it is only through this foundation that our deepest and most personal wounds can be healed. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and teens and helping patients gain a greater understanding of themselves and the important people in their life. My goal is to empower patients to be vulnerable and honest with themselves and others and thereby make healthy life choices and impact change in their relationships.
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Pratik U Patel
Psychologist, Psy D Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Life may be difficult, therapy doesn't have to be. With simple and straightforward approaches we can understand and identify the sources of your troubles. I have experience working with people with diverse backgrounds and can help you shed light on your troubles with the added bonus of learning more about yourself! Together we can create a plan of action that works for you. Contact me when your time is right and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have and get you scheduled right away. Everyone is different but we all need space to work through difficulties; let's create yours!
(323) 402-5279
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Offers online therapy
Life may be difficult, therapy doesn't have to be. With simple and straightforward approaches we can understand and identify the sources of your troubles. I have experience working with people with diverse backgrounds and can help you shed light on your troubles with the added bonus of learning more about yourself! Together we can create a plan of action that works for you. Contact me when your time is right and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have and get you scheduled right away. Everyone is different but we all need space to work through difficulties; let's create yours!

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Laguna Niguel. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.