Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations."
School Issues
(949) 216-3645
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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School Issues
"I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations."
PCIT Institute of Southern California, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"Is your child controlling your household with their demands, tantrums and power struggles? Are you feeling exhausted, out of control and defeated? Are you embarrassed in public and afraid that people see your child's behavior as your failure? Are you tired of fighting, struggling, and trying so hard, but getting nowhere?"
School Issues
(949) 482-4367
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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"Is your child controlling your household with their demands, tantrums and power struggles? Are you feeling exhausted, out of control and defeated? Are you embarrassed in public and afraid that people see your child's behavior as your failure? Are you tired of fighting, struggling, and trying so hard, but getting nowhere?"
Iris Richardson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
"I believe that all young people and parents have strengths and positive qualities that they bring to therapy. Together, we can find new ways to use these strengths to face challenges and difficult situations. My approach to therapy draws from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, family-systems, and biopsychosocial models of Clinical Psychology. Find out more on our website (ca-bhc.com) and check out our resources for families!"
School Issues
(714) 786-1616
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
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"I believe that all young people and parents have strengths and positive qualities that they bring to therapy. Together, we can find new ways to use these strengths to face challenges and difficult situations. My approach to therapy draws from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, family-systems, and biopsychosocial models of Clinical Psychology. Find out more on our website (ca-bhc.com) and check out our resources for families!"
Brendan Baer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"GO DEEPER. Discover what holds you back personally and in relationships with others. Unlock your potential through psychoanalytic / psychodynamic based psychotherapy which is my focus. Do you find yourself living out the same unfortunate patterns over and over? Do you often wonder why you end up making the decisions that you do? Do you struggle in relationships? Are you really living up to your expectations? These are just a few of the questions can we can explore, and better understand together in the therapeutic process. Change can happen!"
School Issues
(714) 988-6874
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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"GO DEEPER. Discover what holds you back personally and in relationships with others. Unlock your potential through psychoanalytic / psychodynamic based psychotherapy which is my focus. Do you find yourself living out the same unfortunate patterns over and over? Do you often wonder why you end up making the decisions that you do? Do you struggle in relationships? Are you really living up to your expectations? These are just a few of the questions can we can explore, and better understand together in the therapeutic process. Change can happen!"
Matt Newmyer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92604
"I provide warm, empathetic, and effective care to individuals, couples, and families using some of the best, scientifically validated methods available. My goal is to help you find quick relief while developing the kinds of solutions that have long term, positive results. Because everyone is different, I customize treatment to the specific needs of each person I work with and I go at the client's desired pace."
School Issues
(714) 709-2820
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92604
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"I provide warm, empathetic, and effective care to individuals, couples, and families using some of the best, scientifically validated methods available. My goal is to help you find quick relief while developing the kinds of solutions that have long term, positive results. Because everyone is different, I customize treatment to the specific needs of each person I work with and I go at the client's desired pace."
Hegi Khajavi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"Are you struggling in your relationships? Is your day to day life being affected by what you are currently dealing with? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression and mood disorder? Have you experienced trauma? I am a trained EMDR therapist and can evaluate you and see if you are a good candidate for EMDR. Please call for a 15-minute consultation or any questions that you may have."
School Issues
(949) 422-4696
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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"Are you struggling in your relationships? Is your day to day life being affected by what you are currently dealing with? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression and mood disorder? Have you experienced trauma? I am a trained EMDR therapist and can evaluate you and see if you are a good candidate for EMDR. Please call for a 15-minute consultation or any questions that you may have."
Justin Hui, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
"My passion is to help those who feel weary and lost. It is difficult to be present and live a fulfilling life when the chains of past events hold us back. As hard as we run and distract ourselves, we also run away from our sense of self. Avoiding pain can grow into unhealthy behaviors and addiction. My intention is to help build a foundation for a meaningful life. Core pieces of the foundation include insight, communication, emotions, and connection. These pieces are vital to maintaining healthy relationships and attaining the love we want. Other important areas to consider are cultural identity, spirituality, and our past."
School Issues
(949) 353-5237
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
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"My passion is to help those who feel weary and lost. It is difficult to be present and live a fulfilling life when the chains of past events hold us back. As hard as we run and distract ourselves, we also run away from our sense of self. Avoiding pain can grow into unhealthy behaviors and addiction. My intention is to help build a foundation for a meaningful life. Core pieces of the foundation include insight, communication, emotions, and connection. These pieces are vital to maintaining healthy relationships and attaining the love we want. Other important areas to consider are cultural identity, spirituality, and our past."
Marc R. Bertone, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92604
"Are you depressed or anxious? Overwhelmed? Is stress or anger interfering with your enjoyment of life? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your mate, partner or a family member? Have you lost someone or something that was important to you? Do you have problems with alcohol or drugs or suffer from overeating, smoking, gambling, addiction to internet pornography, overuse of video games, avoiding homework or compulsive shopping? Are you procrastinating about things, including making a career change or other major life decision? Or, do you just feel a little stuck and want more from your life?"
School Issues
(949) 683-0412
Verified
Irvine, California 92604
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School Issues
"Are you depressed or anxious? Overwhelmed? Is stress or anger interfering with your enjoyment of life? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your mate, partner or a family member? Have you lost someone or something that was important to you? Do you have problems with alcohol or drugs or suffer from overeating, smoking, gambling, addiction to internet pornography, overuse of video games, avoiding homework or compulsive shopping? Are you procrastinating about things, including making a career change or other major life decision? Or, do you just feel a little stuck and want more from your life?"
Terry H. Anderson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PsyD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
"I believe the "fit", or connection, is crucial to successful therapy. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental setting which fosters clarity and insight and creates the conditions for growth and healing. I use an interpersonal and developmental approach but am also able to work from a different perspective when conditions call for one. I am experienced in helping people with their thought processes as they encounter the difficulties and challenges of life. I work with individual adults, adolescents, and elementary school age children and their families."
School Issues
(714) 786-8517
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
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"I believe the "fit", or connection, is crucial to successful therapy. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental setting which fosters clarity and insight and creates the conditions for growth and healing. I use an interpersonal and developmental approach but am also able to work from a different perspective when conditions call for one. I am experienced in helping people with their thought processes as they encounter the difficulties and challenges of life. I work with individual adults, adolescents, and elementary school age children and their families."
Erick Godel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92616
"I believe that the key to finding inner strength and balance is within all of us. I specialize in empowering people who suffer from addiction, substance abuse, and mood disorders (anxiety, depression, anger) to take control of their lives. Substance abuse and addiction is a disease that effects the entire family, therefore family counseling and co-dependence therapy is a very important part of my treatment."
School Issues
(714) 489-5991
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92616
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"I believe that the key to finding inner strength and balance is within all of us. I specialize in empowering people who suffer from addiction, substance abuse, and mood disorders (anxiety, depression, anger) to take control of their lives. Substance abuse and addiction is a disease that effects the entire family, therefore family counseling and co-dependence therapy is a very important part of my treatment."
Shirin Khanideh, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92606
"By calling me and talking to me you can get a better sense of who I am. I am dedicated to helping people form healthy, productive, and satisfying lives and relationships. People who are trying as hard as they can to get through a rough time-family troubles or relationship issues-find that they just can't cope by themselves. That is when I can help. I listen and help you learn about who you are, how you would like to be and to develop the courage and tools to change."
School Issues
(949) 870-7776
Verified
Irvine, California 92606
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"By calling me and talking to me you can get a better sense of who I am. I am dedicated to helping people form healthy, productive, and satisfying lives and relationships. People who are trying as hard as they can to get through a rough time-family troubles or relationship issues-find that they just can't cope by themselves. That is when I can help. I listen and help you learn about who you are, how you would like to be and to develop the courage and tools to change."
Chris Nikolaidis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"Best Therapists in Orange County, CA are Psychologists. Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD gets excellent reviews. Anxiety, depression, stress & anger are what Dr. Nikolaidis specializes in treating. These disorders create true suffering and begin to shrink your life and make it small. Dr. Nikolaidis is specialized in helping people walk their way out of this awful spot. Using proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, it really is possible to be free of these problems and get your life back again.Visit DoctorNikolaidis.com Click "Visit My Website" above. Call/text 24/7, click (949)791-7127"
School Issues
(949) 612-2052
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
School Issues
"Best Therapists in Orange County, CA are Psychologists. Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD gets excellent reviews. Anxiety, depression, stress & anger are what Dr. Nikolaidis specializes in treating. These disorders create true suffering and begin to shrink your life and make it small. Dr. Nikolaidis is specialized in helping people walk their way out of this awful spot. Using proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, it really is possible to be free of these problems and get your life back again.Visit DoctorNikolaidis.com Click "Visit My Website" above. Call/text 24/7, click (949)791-7127"
The Weichman Clinic, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
"It's tough being a parent today. Do you have a kid or teen who is struggling? Does your family need answers about your child's state of mind or are looking for actual tools to help heal your family dynamic? Our mission is simple: The Weichman Clinic provides comprehensive mental health services, evaluations, diagnosis and collaborative treatment. And we do it all in one place with a special focus on the unique physiological and psychological needs of children and adolescents.The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital's Neurosciences Institute provides unparalleled access to doctors and therapists who exclusively specialize in children and adolescents. Its multi-disciplinary team of professionals treats a variety of issues such as childhood or teenage developmental issues and complex mental health concerns. Each team member bring in-depth understanding of the unique needs of young people as well as a commitment to helping them gain insight into themselves so they can grow and thrive as adults."
School Issues
(949) 537-2393
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
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"It's tough being a parent today. Do you have a kid or teen who is struggling? Does your family need answers about your child's state of mind or are looking for actual tools to help heal your family dynamic? Our mission is simple: The Weichman Clinic provides comprehensive mental health services, evaluations, diagnosis and collaborative treatment. And we do it all in one place with a special focus on the unique physiological and psychological needs of children and adolescents.The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital's Neurosciences Institute provides unparalleled access to doctors and therapists who exclusively specialize in children and adolescents. Its multi-disciplinary team of professionals treats a variety of issues such as childhood or teenage developmental issues and complex mental health concerns. Each team member bring in-depth understanding of the unique needs of young people as well as a commitment to helping them gain insight into themselves so they can grow and thrive as adults."
Spencer Macdonald, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"Welcome =) I work with individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages affected by trauma, addiction and depression. My approach is based on creating a genuine relationship between me and my clients that encourages honesty, respect, humor and transparency."
School Issues
(949) 835-5258
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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"Welcome =) I work with individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages affected by trauma, addiction and depression. My approach is based on creating a genuine relationship between me and my clients that encourages honesty, respect, humor and transparency."
De Vida Gill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ed.D, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"Are you struggling trying to juggle a busy schedule or an active lifestyle? Overwhelmed with life's circumstances while trying to manage your personal, professional and/or private life? Feel like you are losing control? Feel isolated and alone or so stressed and anxious that it is affecting your daily activities? Use the arts (dancing, acting, singing, music, or writing) as your way to escape/ heal. If any of these resonate with you, allow me to help you. Conquering these emotions is a task you no longer have to do alone. For over 25 years I have been working with teens and adults on these particular issues and more."
School Issues
(949) 397-6557
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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"Are you struggling trying to juggle a busy schedule or an active lifestyle? Overwhelmed with life's circumstances while trying to manage your personal, professional and/or private life? Feel like you are losing control? Feel isolated and alone or so stressed and anxious that it is affecting your daily activities? Use the arts (dancing, acting, singing, music, or writing) as your way to escape/ heal. If any of these resonate with you, allow me to help you. Conquering these emotions is a task you no longer have to do alone. For over 25 years I have been working with teens and adults on these particular issues and more."
Andy Garrett, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
"I would like to take a moment to get acquainted with you - and allow you to become familiar with my approach to psychotherapy. My name is Andy Garrett (my patient's typically refer to me as Dr. G or Dr. Andy) - and I believe that therapy should empower you to access the best part of yourself, enhance your overall quality and sense of satisfaction in life, remove the barriers in your life that are holding you back from achieving your goals, and enable you to possess the capacity and confidence to establish relationships that are meaningful, fulfilling, and lasting."
School Issues
(949) 537-2106
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
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"I would like to take a moment to get acquainted with you - and allow you to become familiar with my approach to psychotherapy. My name is Andy Garrett (my patient's typically refer to me as Dr. G or Dr. Andy) - and I believe that therapy should empower you to access the best part of yourself, enhance your overall quality and sense of satisfaction in life, remove the barriers in your life that are holding you back from achieving your goals, and enable you to possess the capacity and confidence to establish relationships that are meaningful, fulfilling, and lasting."
Saimir Thano, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92697
"Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals."
School Issues
(949) 860-1436
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92697
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"Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals."
Goali Saedi Bocci, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"Having trained at Notre Dame, U.C. Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents, college students, millennials and high profile professionals. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success. My clients are often driven, maybe a little overworked, and in need of balance! Having been there myself, I get it! I aim to be part coach, part cheerleader, and part educator as I support clients in living their optimal lives zestfully and fearlessly! I love what I do and can't wait to meet you!"
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Irvine, California 92612
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"Having trained at Notre Dame, U.C. Berkeley and Stanford, I bring rigorous scientific expertise into my clinical work with adolescents, college students, millennials and high profile professionals. I often work with high-achieving individuals who find themselves looking for practical solutions to the barriers that impede their success. My clients are often driven, maybe a little overworked, and in need of balance! Having been there myself, I get it! I aim to be part coach, part cheerleader, and part educator as I support clients in living their optimal lives zestfully and fearlessly! I love what I do and can't wait to meet you!"
Dr. Patricia Gisbert, Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
"I love working with children, teens, and young adults. I provide evidence-based treatment for diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, etc. and also provide parent-coaching for children/teens with behavioral difficulties. My main goals in therapy are to better the quality of life of the client and their family, and to prevent future difficulties. My main goals in testing are to get an accurate diagnosis and to give beneficial recommendations. I work with the client, with their family, and whomever else may be involved in affecting their quality of life (e.g. school district, pediatrician, psychiatrist), in order to reach these goals."
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(714) 710-1491
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Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
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"I love working with children, teens, and young adults. I provide evidence-based treatment for diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, etc. and also provide parent-coaching for children/teens with behavioral difficulties. My main goals in therapy are to better the quality of life of the client and their family, and to prevent future difficulties. My main goals in testing are to get an accurate diagnosis and to give beneficial recommendations. I work with the client, with their family, and whomever else may be involved in affecting their quality of life (e.g. school district, pediatrician, psychiatrist), in order to reach these goals."
Samira Vafadar, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
"Is stress or anxiety impacting your sleep, work, health and your relationships? Perhaps you're wondering if it's ever going to get better. You may fear that you are "going crazy." You've tried to do it on your own with different coping skills but it does not seem to work. You are not alone! Anxiety and depression is a brain disease and it is quite common, but there is hope! There are many successful and evidence-based ways I can help you experience a sense of peace and get back to doing the things you want to do!"
School Issues
(949) 835-4916
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
School Issues
"Is stress or anxiety impacting your sleep, work, health and your relationships? Perhaps you're wondering if it's ever going to get better. You may fear that you are "going crazy." You've tried to do it on your own with different coping skills but it does not seem to work. You are not alone! Anxiety and depression is a brain disease and it is quite common, but there is hope! There are many successful and evidence-based ways I can help you experience a sense of peace and get back to doing the things you want to do!"

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Students underachieve in school for a variety of reasons. Motivational problems, ADHD, and learning disabilities can all be a challenge to any parent. Child therapists, child psychologists, or school psychologists in Irvine can help to assess a child's needs and offer much needed help.

Academic counselors in Irvine help with learning issues, child education issues or ADD (attention deficit). They can work with academic underachievers who are quite bright, gifted and intelligent, as well as with children with developmental disabilities (i.e. disabilities students). Additionally, Irvine Therapists work with nonverbal learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and reading difficulties.

Children with problems at school, or who are failing at school in Irvine all have specific and unique instructional needs. A good Irvine academic counselor or school counselor will provide the individualized attention and support a student needs to succeed.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Irvine are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Irvine you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Irvine and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Irvine or family therapy in Irvine.