Sun Lee
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Whether you are facing anxiety, depression or relationship issues, my goal is to work with you to reach your personal goals in a safe environment. I am passionate about what I do. I know what it is like to walk alone without guidance. Quality counseling can change your life and perspectives. I can help you overcome your pain and find the new purpose of your life. If you are looking for a counselor who can truly empathize what you are going through and understand your cultural background with top notch professional knowledge and experience, I am here to help you.
(949) 536-9297
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Whether you are facing anxiety, depression or relationship issues, my goal is to work with you to reach your personal goals in a safe environment. I am passionate about what I do. I know what it is like to walk alone without guidance. Quality counseling can change your life and perspectives. I can help you overcome your pain and find the new purpose of your life. If you are looking for a counselor who can truly empathize what you are going through and understand your cultural background with top notch professional knowledge and experience, I am here to help you.
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Saadia Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
(714) 486-0279
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you consumed with your relationship and family life? Depression can overwhelm and take over our lives. I specialize in changing negative experiences, through cognitive therapy. I teach you essential tools and reframe your life experiences by focusing on your strengths . I have a multi cultural background that helps with cultural issues related to relationship conflicts. I can work on your self esteem and empower you. I have experience in couple conflict resolution and I teach essential tools to deal with feelings of depression and loss.
Valeri Liebig
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Much of my work has been with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, maternal depression and postpartum depression and anxiety.
Are you going through a tough time? Do you feel stuck? Reaching out for help from a therapist can be a daunting task. I commend you for taking this step. The relationship between therapist and client is one of trust and is vital to the healing process. I will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which you and I can explore whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy. After a detailed assessment, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals in order to get you on the path to achieving healing and wellness.
(949) 392-6406
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Much of my work has been with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, maternal depression and postpartum depression and anxiety.
Are you going through a tough time? Do you feel stuck? Reaching out for help from a therapist can be a daunting task. I commend you for taking this step. The relationship between therapist and client is one of trust and is vital to the healing process. I will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which you and I can explore whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy. After a detailed assessment, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals in order to get you on the path to achieving healing and wellness.
Sheryl Doering
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT , ATR Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
As a trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in working with women & teens experiencing anxiety, depression, which are often the result of relational trauma, sexual abuse & sexual assault.
As a survivor of trauma, do you find anxiety and sadness blocking you from your true self and your connection to others? You may be fed up with experiencing the same cycles that pull you away from the life you want to live. I believe in you and your ability to get through the toughest storms life may throw your way. I help you safely process & navigate these storms while working on gaining new insight & tools you can use for a lifetime. If you are ready to take that next step of exploring the quality of life that awaits you, I will be honored to support you on your journey of healing. You can reclaim your life one step at a time.
(949) 426-7534
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
As a trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in working with women & teens experiencing anxiety, depression, which are often the result of relational trauma, sexual abuse & sexual assault.
As a survivor of trauma, do you find anxiety and sadness blocking you from your true self and your connection to others? You may be fed up with experiencing the same cycles that pull you away from the life you want to live. I believe in you and your ability to get through the toughest storms life may throw your way. I help you safely process & navigate these storms while working on gaining new insight & tools you can use for a lifetime. If you are ready to take that next step of exploring the quality of life that awaits you, I will be honored to support you on your journey of healing. You can reclaim your life one step at a time.
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Kimberly J Cravotta-Purvis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Kimberly has been working with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from anxiety/depression to more severe psychiatric care in both Inpatient and outpatient Psychiatric Hospitals since 2001. Currently, in private practice- specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Narcissistic Abuse &Trauma bonding Recovery, Rebuilding self-esteem Post-Breakup, Codependency, Attachment disorders & Identity. She is Certified in Hypnotherapist, (N.E.T) and has extensive experience in Abuse recovery and identity (LGBT-Q friendly). Can't make it in to the office why not consider Telephone/FaceTime sessions?! Best way to connect:kimcravotta@gmail.com
(949) 242-9131
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Kimberly has been working with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from anxiety/depression to more severe psychiatric care in both Inpatient and outpatient Psychiatric Hospitals since 2001. Currently, in private practice- specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Narcissistic Abuse &Trauma bonding Recovery, Rebuilding self-esteem Post-Breakup, Codependency, Attachment disorders & Identity. She is Certified in Hypnotherapist, (N.E.T) and has extensive experience in Abuse recovery and identity (LGBT-Q friendly). Can't make it in to the office why not consider Telephone/FaceTime sessions?! Best way to connect:kimcravotta@gmail.com
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Dr. Mandy Neeble-Diamond
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist. I have extensive experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, couples/family therapy, crisis counseling, forensic evaluations and diagnostic testing. I specialize in alcohol/substance-abuse, addiction, trauma, bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, sexual issues, and marriage and family issues.
(949) 430-6692
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist. I have extensive experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, couples/family therapy, crisis counseling, forensic evaluations and diagnostic testing. I specialize in alcohol/substance-abuse, addiction, trauma, bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, sexual issues, and marriage and family issues.
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Dr. Kei Dalsimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, RN, NP Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Want happiness and inner calm? Want a better quality of life? I'm highly effective at working with clients toward reaching their therapeutic goals. I specialize in helping adults,adolescents,couples and families with depression, anxiety or relational conflict in their lives. In the past I've worked with at risk teens and their families through the PRYDE (Pepperdine Resource Youth Diversional Education) program and the Capistrano School District. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, doctorate in applied clinical psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology & OB/GYN nurse practitioner degree from NYU.
(949) 272-1628
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Want happiness and inner calm? Want a better quality of life? I'm highly effective at working with clients toward reaching their therapeutic goals. I specialize in helping adults,adolescents,couples and families with depression, anxiety or relational conflict in their lives. In the past I've worked with at risk teens and their families through the PRYDE (Pepperdine Resource Youth Diversional Education) program and the Capistrano School District. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, doctorate in applied clinical psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology & OB/GYN nurse practitioner degree from NYU.
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Deeann Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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
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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The Grace Program
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I would love to work with you to guide you through these changes and learn ways to manage your anxiety and depression.
Hello everyone. My name is Lauren Sigeti and I have five years of counseling experience working with veterans in all kinds of settings from working with veterans with PTSD and Sexual Trauma to working with veterans on their education and career goals. I also have a year of experience working with people suffering from cognitive degeneration. I am a graduate of California State San Marcos and have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological Sciences. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree at Arizona State University with a focus in Clinical Social Work. I am a resident at Soulful Wellness offering Telehealth services.
(949) 649-7664
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I would love to work with you to guide you through these changes and learn ways to manage your anxiety and depression.
Hello everyone. My name is Lauren Sigeti and I have five years of counseling experience working with veterans in all kinds of settings from working with veterans with PTSD and Sexual Trauma to working with veterans on their education and career goals. I also have a year of experience working with people suffering from cognitive degeneration. I am a graduate of California State San Marcos and have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological Sciences. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree at Arizona State University with a focus in Clinical Social Work. I am a resident at Soulful Wellness offering Telehealth services.
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Martha R Contreras-Pantoja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I offer individual counseling to assist in working through issues of anxiety, depression, grief & loss counseling and navigating life's transitions.
I believe the therapy process involves forming a relationship with someone who you can share with and trust. A third party who wont judge you, or share/gossip your most intimate secrets or life struggles with others. It's nice having friends and or family to share with, but that isn't always an option, nor is it always safe. I provide my clients with an environment free from judgement where you can let your guard down, vent, share and just be you. Therapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it means you're ready to grow and better understand yourself, others and hopefully life. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
(949) 537-2739
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I offer individual counseling to assist in working through issues of anxiety, depression, grief & loss counseling and navigating life's transitions.
I believe the therapy process involves forming a relationship with someone who you can share with and trust. A third party who wont judge you, or share/gossip your most intimate secrets or life struggles with others. It's nice having friends and or family to share with, but that isn't always an option, nor is it always safe. I provide my clients with an environment free from judgement where you can let your guard down, vent, share and just be you. Therapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it means you're ready to grow and better understand yourself, others and hopefully life. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
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Yuko Brull
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
We are living in a time of uncertainty and added stress. Many of us feel unmotivated, anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. While we may crave more connection we may find ourselves self-sabotaging and later feeling critical of ourselves. Your suffering is a symptom of your stress, and it presents an opportunity for change. My goal is to help clients discover, trust their instincts and reach their potential to live a life full of meaning and connection. My goal is to help you get unstuck, shift habits of negative thinking, and bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to awareness.
(949) 877-3203
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
We are living in a time of uncertainty and added stress. Many of us feel unmotivated, anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. While we may crave more connection we may find ourselves self-sabotaging and later feeling critical of ourselves. Your suffering is a symptom of your stress, and it presents an opportunity for change. My goal is to help clients discover, trust their instincts and reach their potential to live a life full of meaning and connection. My goal is to help you get unstuck, shift habits of negative thinking, and bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to awareness.
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Morgan Foreman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Beginning the process of therapy can feel overwhelming. I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment where the therapy journey can begin. I enjoy working with a variety of clients with differing backgrounds and cultures. My goals are to assist clients in overcoming the obstacles that have been stopping their growth. I assist clients in recognizing their potential and working toward utilizing coping skills to manage the rollercoaster of life.
(949) 401-9262
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Beginning the process of therapy can feel overwhelming. I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment where the therapy journey can begin. I enjoy working with a variety of clients with differing backgrounds and cultures. My goals are to assist clients in overcoming the obstacles that have been stopping their growth. I assist clients in recognizing their potential and working toward utilizing coping skills to manage the rollercoaster of life.
Daniel Jimmerson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, CADC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm here to help you with life transition challenges, including struggles with addiction and dealing with traumatic experiences. If you have lost someone during the Covid crisis, I am specially trained to help with grief and loss of life concerns that often drive us to seek help. I have additional EMDR training and can help you with interventions specifically targeted to help with addiction, depression and trauma.
(949) 284-2587
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I'm here to help you with life transition challenges, including struggles with addiction and dealing with traumatic experiences. If you have lost someone during the Covid crisis, I am specially trained to help with grief and loss of life concerns that often drive us to seek help. I have additional EMDR training and can help you with interventions specifically targeted to help with addiction, depression and trauma.
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Luz Patricia Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Ms. Bayer is a bilingual experienced therapist who works mostly with adults individually or in couples. Based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, she specializes in working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends. Addressing them help people adjust and develop resources and coping skills to overcome the changes.She also works with trauma, abuse and grief.
(949) 877-3521
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Ms. Bayer is a bilingual experienced therapist who works mostly with adults individually or in couples. Based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, she specializes in working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends. Addressing them help people adjust and develop resources and coping skills to overcome the changes.She also works with trauma, abuse and grief.
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Dr. Shannon K Gallina
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I treat adults experiencing a variety of symptoms and disorders. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to treat a variety of issues. Some common issues that I treat are: relationship issues, anxiety, OCD, life transitions, depression, work stress, family conflict, co-dependency, self-esteem, and social anxiety/phobia.
(949) 281-7019
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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I treat adults experiencing a variety of symptoms and disorders. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to treat a variety of issues. Some common issues that I treat are: relationship issues, anxiety, OCD, life transitions, depression, work stress, family conflict, co-dependency, self-esteem, and social anxiety/phobia.
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Wesley Imayanagita
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
I am a clinical therapist that has been in the field of mental health for many years. I have a specialized knowledge of trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders. Some clients have high levels of anxiety that makes them feel uncomfortable. Or, they have been struggling with certain thinking patterns that are cyclical and come to no resolution. Sometimes, they are struggling with relationship conflicts that keep bringing up things from the past. Examples, such as these are often trauma related. Having a therapist who understands traumas can make the difference.
(714) 880-8829
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
I am a clinical therapist that has been in the field of mental health for many years. I have a specialized knowledge of trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders. Some clients have high levels of anxiety that makes them feel uncomfortable. Or, they have been struggling with certain thinking patterns that are cyclical and come to no resolution. Sometimes, they are struggling with relationship conflicts that keep bringing up things from the past. Examples, such as these are often trauma related. Having a therapist who understands traumas can make the difference.
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Sonja Taghavi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience includes working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, high stress, family and relationship problems, trauma, bipolar disorder, and considerably more.
Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult choice…life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes we just need a little extra support. That’s where I come in, my name is Sonja and I’m here to help you through the journey of life. I believe in taking a client-centered approach to therapy and helping each individual client with their personal needs and goals. I take great pride in providing an environment which creates a safe and trusting experience for my clients. I also believe in creating a healthy therapeutic relationship together which empowers my clients and helps them live an overall healthy and happier life.
(949) 749-2948
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience includes working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, high stress, family and relationship problems, trauma, bipolar disorder, and considerably more.
Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult choice…life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes we just need a little extra support. That’s where I come in, my name is Sonja and I’m here to help you through the journey of life. I believe in taking a client-centered approach to therapy and helping each individual client with their personal needs and goals. I take great pride in providing an environment which creates a safe and trusting experience for my clients. I also believe in creating a healthy therapeutic relationship together which empowers my clients and helps them live an overall healthy and happier life.
Dr. Evan Fewsmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I work with Depression/Anxiety, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Men's Issues, Marriage and Family issues, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, other issues as well.
I know how hard it is to look for the right therapist. Before you make a appointment, it is my sincere attempt here to explain who I am and how I work. I provide individual sessions based on a foundation of trust, genuineness and respect. I work with clients by educating them, processing thoughts and feelings, exploring options, and directing new ways to interact. I believe everyone has the ability to grow if given an opportunity to be coached and supported by a trusted therapist. I possess a large repertoire of psychological interventions and tools to draw from. I work differently and individually with each and every client.
(949) 249-9040
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I work with Depression/Anxiety, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Men's Issues, Marriage and Family issues, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, other issues as well.
I know how hard it is to look for the right therapist. Before you make a appointment, it is my sincere attempt here to explain who I am and how I work. I provide individual sessions based on a foundation of trust, genuineness and respect. I work with clients by educating them, processing thoughts and feelings, exploring options, and directing new ways to interact. I believe everyone has the ability to grow if given an opportunity to be coached and supported by a trusted therapist. I possess a large repertoire of psychological interventions and tools to draw from. I work differently and individually with each and every client.
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Eve Lievonen, PHD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I work well with individuals or couples who are experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, relationship problems, phobias or addictions.
My approach to therapy is straight forward and personable. I see symptoms or life problems as the mind's "wake-up call" signaling the need for change and growth. I enjoy working with people to help maximize their strengths and meet their goals. My thirty years of varied practice experience enable me to understand most problems and work expeditiously to help you solve them.I work together with you to help you understand your symptoms better and to make appropriate changes for symptom relief and personal growth.
(949) 436-0861
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I work well with individuals or couples who are experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, relationship problems, phobias or addictions.
My approach to therapy is straight forward and personable. I see symptoms or life problems as the mind's "wake-up call" signaling the need for change and growth. I enjoy working with people to help maximize their strengths and meet their goals. My thirty years of varied practice experience enable me to understand most problems and work expeditiously to help you solve them.I work together with you to help you understand your symptoms better and to make appropriate changes for symptom relief and personal growth.
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Sébastien R E Montel
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
The following are types of disorders that can be treated with the use of VR: • Phobias (all types) • Generalized anxiety • Social anxiety • OCD • Depression and others Mood disorders • Adjustment Disorders • Addictions • Pain Management .
My approach is to empower you to cope better to life’s challenges in a way that is innovative and that has lasting results. I use virtual reality as a tool in therapy and am available regardless of the distance-through a secure telemedicine application. My specialty is in treating chronic health problems. In France, I was professor of clinical and health psychology and I directed several research projects on anxiety, mood disorders, addiction and trauma. I have published the findings of my research in nearly 50 articles in scientific journals and authored 5 books. In 2018, I completed a fellowship at the City of Hope Medical Center.
(949) 763-3383
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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The following are types of disorders that can be treated with the use of VR: • Phobias (all types) • Generalized anxiety • Social anxiety • OCD • Depression and others Mood disorders • Adjustment Disorders • Addictions • Pain Management .
My approach is to empower you to cope better to life’s challenges in a way that is innovative and that has lasting results. I use virtual reality as a tool in therapy and am available regardless of the distance-through a secure telemedicine application. My specialty is in treating chronic health problems. In France, I was professor of clinical and health psychology and I directed several research projects on anxiety, mood disorders, addiction and trauma. I have published the findings of my research in nearly 50 articles in scientific journals and authored 5 books. In 2018, I completed a fellowship at the City of Hope Medical Center.

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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 Mission Viejo. 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.