Lynda G Helfend

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
(949) 391-4145 Website

Lynda G Helfend

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

22431 Antonio Pkwy
Suite B160-677,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 391-4145
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Staring 3/20/20 all sessions will be by video through Doxy.com. I will contact you. Please do not come to my office. Stay safe.

About

It is difficult to make the decision to seek help, and the prospect of finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable can be daunting. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and my goal is to work with you in order to fully identify and understand your concerns. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Having worked in a variety of settings including the National Asthma center and a large urban general hospital I am skilled at tailoring therapy sessions to the needs of each client.
My philosophy is that therapy can be a highly effective tool for resolving any number of concerns, but the most precious gift which therapy can give is a deeper understanding and appreciation of self and the confidence of having developed inner resources that can be relied upon for a lifetime.
A particularly powerful treatment method that I am pleased to be able to offer is EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. At this time I am offering EMDR sessions for $170 for initial consultation and $130 per session thereafter. I am accepting cash or check only, no insurance.
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“Welcome. I offer help for anxiety and depression as well as many other conditions. All sessions are by phone or video conference.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • License: California / PSY9428
  • School: USC
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Membership: Phi beta kappa
  • Member Since: 1972

Location

22431 Antonio Pkwy
Suite B160-677,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 391-4145
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Sexuality
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Lynda G Helfend

Psychologist, PhD