Alisa Gibney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
I collaborate with you, the parents, to develop an appropriate treatment plan to maximize your family's functioning.
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
I collaborate with you, the parents, to develop an appropriate treatment plan to maximize your family's functioning.
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.
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Karen Rippy, Ph.D., LMFT
Psychologist, PhD, , LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in all complex relationship issues involving you as an individual, couple and family. I also like working with teens, students and I am a clinical supervisor. I am also a Doctoral Addictions Counselor. I am highly experienced with 30+ years experience! No-nonsense approach to resolving your most difficult and sensitive relationship and family issues. Life transitions, intense relationship conflicts, aggressive teens, addictions, custody, blending families.... www.karenrippy.com or text 949-521-1140. Fee for service.
(949) 344-2301
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I specialize in all complex relationship issues involving you as an individual, couple and family. I also like working with teens, students and I am a clinical supervisor. I am also a Doctoral Addictions Counselor. I am highly experienced with 30+ years experience! No-nonsense approach to resolving your most difficult and sensitive relationship and family issues. Life transitions, intense relationship conflicts, aggressive teens, addictions, custody, blending families.... www.karenrippy.com or text 949-521-1140. Fee for service.
Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My work is solution focused. I work in a Family Systems Orientation to help bring context to what is happening today and a Cognitive Behavioral Orientation to help clients make adjustments in the present. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today.
(949) 313-8353
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My work is solution focused. I work in a Family Systems Orientation to help bring context to what is happening today and a Cognitive Behavioral Orientation to help clients make adjustments in the present. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today.
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Shauna Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Shauna Ornellas is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and family therapy. Shauna brings over 15 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, self esteem, ADHD and defiance. You can find support and relief in a non-judgmental caring environment.
(949) 537-2887
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Shauna Ornellas is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and family therapy. Shauna brings over 15 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, self esteem, ADHD and defiance. You can find support and relief in a non-judgmental caring environment.
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Sondra (Sandy) Grossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Have you asked yourself, "Do I have the inner wisdom/strength to get through an unanticipated personal crisis, manage a stressful relationship or change recurring patterns that result in a "bursted bubble?" "Do fears, low self confidence or past traumas block me from achieving the life I "really" want?" "Is my smoking, food or other habit controlling me?" "Am I overwhelmed by physical discomfort, job, family stress or life in general?" I can guide you to your "miracle" destination. Unlike long term traditional talk psychotherapy, my integrated short term solution focused approach will make an IMMEDIATE WORLD of DIFFERENCE.
(949) 215-9140
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Have you asked yourself, "Do I have the inner wisdom/strength to get through an unanticipated personal crisis, manage a stressful relationship or change recurring patterns that result in a "bursted bubble?" "Do fears, low self confidence or past traumas block me from achieving the life I "really" want?" "Is my smoking, food or other habit controlling me?" "Am I overwhelmed by physical discomfort, job, family stress or life in general?" I can guide you to your "miracle" destination. Unlike long term traditional talk psychotherapy, my integrated short term solution focused approach will make an IMMEDIATE WORLD of DIFFERENCE.
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Gina Lee Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been providing service for 16 years. I currently see individuals, couples, families, young adults, and adolescents in my private practice. In addition, I facilitate psycho-educational and support groups. I provide a unique approach that fits the needs of every client. I customize my treatment plan based on where my client is at while providing a safe, nurturing, collaborative environment.
(949) 614-5913
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been providing service for 16 years. I currently see individuals, couples, families, young adults, and adolescents in my private practice. In addition, I facilitate psycho-educational and support groups. I provide a unique approach that fits the needs of every client. I customize my treatment plan based on where my client is at while providing a safe, nurturing, collaborative environment.
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Allison Davis Maxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Hi, my name is Allison. I specialize in Attachment, Family Systems, Trauma and Adoption with over 25 years of clinical experience helping clients with concerns related to grief/loss, trauma, parenting, relational conflict and intergenerational trauma. My orientation reflects clinical expertise in mental health, child/teen development and relational trauma. I'm the co-author of the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. To learn more please visit 'read allison' on my website.
(949) 438-5965
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
Hi, my name is Allison. I specialize in Attachment, Family Systems, Trauma and Adoption with over 25 years of clinical experience helping clients with concerns related to grief/loss, trauma, parenting, relational conflict and intergenerational trauma. My orientation reflects clinical expertise in mental health, child/teen development and relational trauma. I'm the co-author of the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. To learn more please visit 'read allison' on my website.
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Eve Lievonen, PHD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I use cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic approaches and family/couples therapy but I'm also comfortable using other approaches to augment these.
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 use cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic approaches and family/couples therapy but I'm also comfortable using other approaches to augment these.
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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Rosa M. Izquierdo, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert in relationships, my mission is to provide a person with a chance to bring out the best in themselves and their interpersonal relationships with others.
Are you having problems communicating with others or difficulty calming down in the middle of an argument? Are you involved in an abusive relationship and afraid to ask for help? Are you contemplating separation or divorce or wondering if you can find peace after a tragedy? Do you feel sad or irritable? Do you have trouble sleeping or feel hopeless? Are you an adult who was abused as a child and numbing your pain with substance of any kind?
(949) 303-3814
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert in relationships, my mission is to provide a person with a chance to bring out the best in themselves and their interpersonal relationships with others.
Are you having problems communicating with others or difficulty calming down in the middle of an argument? Are you involved in an abusive relationship and afraid to ask for help? Are you contemplating separation or divorce or wondering if you can find peace after a tragedy? Do you feel sad or irritable? Do you have trouble sleeping or feel hopeless? Are you an adult who was abused as a child and numbing your pain with substance of any kind?
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Donald K Schubert
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy--specializing in helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or addiction.
It is extremely difficult to change your thoughts or feelings. However, you have 100% control over your behavior. I will teach you how to accept your thoughts and feelings as they are in the present moment and to make specific commitments to change your behaviors. We will work together to create a better life for you one step at a time. I look forward to being your therapeutic partner on your journey toward inner peace and happiness.
(714) 676-3990
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy--specializing in helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or addiction.
It is extremely difficult to change your thoughts or feelings. However, you have 100% control over your behavior. I will teach you how to accept your thoughts and feelings as they are in the present moment and to make specific commitments to change your behaviors. We will work together to create a better life for you one step at a time. I look forward to being your therapeutic partner on your journey toward inner peace and happiness.
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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
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.
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Sue Brazee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you experiencing difficulties at home, work, or in significant relationships with others? Are you looking to find a deeper level of connection and passion in your life? So much of our energy goes into building a happy home, a loving relationhip, a thriving family and a successful career. However, sometimes these successes do not bring us the happiness we want and we are left feeling unfulfilled and vulnerable. I believe therapy is a special opportunity to understand yourself more deeply and make any changes necessary to improve and create the life, work and relationships that you most deeply want.
(949) 430-7404
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Are you experiencing difficulties at home, work, or in significant relationships with others? Are you looking to find a deeper level of connection and passion in your life? So much of our energy goes into building a happy home, a loving relationhip, a thriving family and a successful career. However, sometimes these successes do not bring us the happiness we want and we are left feeling unfulfilled and vulnerable. I believe therapy is a special opportunity to understand yourself more deeply and make any changes necessary to improve and create the life, work and relationships that you most deeply want.
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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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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.
Harry C. Robinson
MAPC
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
As a Pastoral Counselor, I LOVE helping people and my goal is to support you in your relationships and life struggles, help you overcome tough challenges, manage stress, and provide you the tools and caring support to help you embrace the true joy and peace you desire in your personal life, marriage, family, career or schooling.
We all could benefit from talking to someone who understands what we are going through when life gets challenging. But more than that, we need someone to talk to who really values us deeply and offers practical tools each time. That is why resistant husbands continue to come see me and benefit from our time together. As well as young men, women, & adolescents in various stages of life struggles. My clients quickly realize they are genuinely cared for while receiving helpful, life changing insights that transform their thinking, how they approach life. Families in Rich Encounters is counseling to help enrich your life!
(949) 694-3887
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
As a Pastoral Counselor, I LOVE helping people and my goal is to support you in your relationships and life struggles, help you overcome tough challenges, manage stress, and provide you the tools and caring support to help you embrace the true joy and peace you desire in your personal life, marriage, family, career or schooling.
We all could benefit from talking to someone who understands what we are going through when life gets challenging. But more than that, we need someone to talk to who really values us deeply and offers practical tools each time. That is why resistant husbands continue to come see me and benefit from our time together. As well as young men, women, & adolescents in various stages of life struggles. My clients quickly realize they are genuinely cared for while receiving helpful, life changing insights that transform their thinking, how they approach life. Families in Rich Encounters is counseling to help enrich your life!
Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My work is solution focused. I work in a Family Systems Orientation to help bring context to what is happening today and a Cognitive Behavioral Orientation to help clients make adjustments in the present. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today. But sometimes, I think, people may invest an inordinate amount of their time and resources analyzing the problems of the past. In doing so they may miss the exceptions to those problems that hold the key to change.
(949) 536-9140
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
My work is solution focused. I work in a Family Systems Orientation to help bring context to what is happening today and a Cognitive Behavioral Orientation to help clients make adjustments in the present. Our past family experiences are important. What we learned in our family is very much related to how we do life today. But sometimes, I think, people may invest an inordinate amount of their time and resources analyzing the problems of the past. In doing so they may miss the exceptions to those problems that hold the key to change.
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Melissa Essman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Families and young adults in Orange County deal with ever emerging levels of stressors. Major life transitions such as college, career, marriage, parenting, work-family balance or empty nesting can bring upon anxiety, depression and increased conflict. I work in partnership with you; strengthening your coping ability and creating strategies for growth based on strengths. I understand the developmental stages across the lifespan and how the inception of the Millennial Generation has created unique changes and challenges. I use this to thoroughly assess individuals, couples & families to reach the goals that they have for themselves.
(949) 484-0962
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Offers online therapy
Families and young adults in Orange County deal with ever emerging levels of stressors. Major life transitions such as college, career, marriage, parenting, work-family balance or empty nesting can bring upon anxiety, depression and increased conflict. I work in partnership with you; strengthening your coping ability and creating strategies for growth based on strengths. I understand the developmental stages across the lifespan and how the inception of the Millennial Generation has created unique changes and challenges. I use this to thoroughly assess individuals, couples & families to reach the goals that they have for themselves.
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Maryam Jamili
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with additional training in EMDR.
Am I the right therapist for you? Helping client's is the primary goal of every therapist. What can you do for me that the others can't? That is a valid question. Many healthcare providers provide symptom management rather than treating the main problem. I mainly use Solution Focused Therapy to focus on client's present and future and to find solutions for their problems. The therapy is not about me; its about you. However, in addition to my years of education, I bring a life-time of personal life experience and an extensive personal knowledge to the sessions.
(949) 735-0500
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with additional training in EMDR.
Am I the right therapist for you? Helping client's is the primary goal of every therapist. What can you do for me that the others can't? That is a valid question. Many healthcare providers provide symptom management rather than treating the main problem. I mainly use Solution Focused Therapy to focus on client's present and future and to find solutions for their problems. The therapy is not about me; its about you. However, in addition to my years of education, I bring a life-time of personal life experience and an extensive personal knowledge to the sessions.
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Marilyn Viera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I take a holistic & clinical approach to assess one's lifestyle, family dynamics, strengths/limitations, and current dilemmas.
I enjoy seeing the relief and joy return to my client's lives again once they learn new ways to cope and manage life. Therapy works quickly when one is ready to change. I can really motivate and inspire new ways to live using multiple techniques to create immediate and lasting change. We all want a high quality of life, yet have limited amounts of time. Changes can occur even coming to counseling every other week or monthly. It can even be done online if you're busy traveling or have a hectic schedule. Self care is something we all must do to have a balanced life that is healthy in mind, body and spirit. Are you caring for yourself?
(949) 577-7578
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
I take a holistic & clinical approach to assess one's lifestyle, family dynamics, strengths/limitations, and current dilemmas.
I enjoy seeing the relief and joy return to my client's lives again once they learn new ways to cope and manage life. Therapy works quickly when one is ready to change. I can really motivate and inspire new ways to live using multiple techniques to create immediate and lasting change. We all want a high quality of life, yet have limited amounts of time. Changes can occur even coming to counseling every other week or monthly. It can even be done online if you're busy traveling or have a hectic schedule. Self care is something we all must do to have a balanced life that is healthy in mind, body and spirit. Are you caring for yourself?
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MissionViejo/Ladera_Therapy (Individual & Family)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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
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.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Mission Viejo or for a Mission Viejo family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Mission Viejo using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.