Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MBA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Seeking help is a courageous decision. Finding the right therapist is a highly individual choice. If you or someone you know is looking for a compassionate, trustworthy, discerning therapist who can blend clinical excellence with extensive life experience, please give me a call. It would be my pleasure to learn more about your situation and explain how I can be of help. I work best with clients who recognize significant issues and are willing to look deeper into themselves and the world around them."
School Issues
(714) 252-7401
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Seeking help is a courageous decision. Finding the right therapist is a highly individual choice. If you or someone you know is looking for a compassionate, trustworthy, discerning therapist who can blend clinical excellence with extensive life experience, please give me a call. It would be my pleasure to learn more about your situation and explain how I can be of help. I work best with clients who recognize significant issues and are willing to look deeper into themselves and the world around them."
Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"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) 619-6635
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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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."
Dr. Robert Puff, Psychologist
Psychologist, BA, MA, MDiv, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92663
"Author of 13 books, Dr. Robert Puff’s “Finding Our Happiness Flow” and “Anger Work: How to Express Your Anger and Still be Kind” have made it on the bestseller list at Amazon.com. “How to Live a Positive Life,” was a #1 bestseller at iTunes books in the “Self-Improvement” category. He hosts and creates the “Happiness Podcast,” a podcast focusing on ways for all of us to find happiness, which has been downloaded over 7 million times around the world since its inception. For years, Dr. Puff has been a regular blogger for “Psychology Today.” "
School Issues
(714) 337-4889
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92663
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School Issues
"Author of 13 books, Dr. Robert Puff’s “Finding Our Happiness Flow” and “Anger Work: How to Express Your Anger and Still be Kind” have made it on the bestseller list at Amazon.com. “How to Live a Positive Life,” was a #1 bestseller at iTunes books in the “Self-Improvement” category. He hosts and creates the “Happiness Podcast,” a podcast focusing on ways for all of us to find happiness, which has been downloaded over 7 million times around the world since its inception. For years, Dr. Puff has been a regular blogger for “Psychology Today.” "
Andrea D Schoon, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life."
School Issues
(714) 942-4091
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life."
Dr. Taryn Neal, Psychologist
Psychologist, BA, MA, EdD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92663
"I believe therapy is a process of self-discovery and achieving a fulfilling lifestyle. When our lives are out of balance, it impacts our relationships and health. Therapy can restore that balance. I will individualize your treatment and utilize integrative and holistic treatment approaches to help you, improve your relationships, and your surroundings. I believe every person can meet their fullest potential through awareness, insight, making necessary changes, healing and growth. I provide a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we can heal your past, live in the present and plan your future."
School Issues
(425) 321-5383
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92663
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School Issues
"I believe therapy is a process of self-discovery and achieving a fulfilling lifestyle. When our lives are out of balance, it impacts our relationships and health. Therapy can restore that balance. I will individualize your treatment and utilize integrative and holistic treatment approaches to help you, improve your relationships, and your surroundings. I believe every person can meet their fullest potential through awareness, insight, making necessary changes, healing and growth. I provide a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we can heal your past, live in the present and plan your future."
Guillermo Da Silva-Montemayor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"I am a bilingual (Spanish-English) clinician dedicated to assist persons who are interested in identifying their endless source of inner power that resides in each of them that is needed for self-actualization and transformation. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and other psychological problems may conceal & compromise emotional growth and disrupt normal functioning leading to develop destructive coping mechanisms such as addictions & anger problems among other difficulties. Children and adolescents might develop behavioural problems and symptoms that can be very similar to ADHD that need a thoroughly assessment for an accurate diagnosis in order to design the correct treatment."
School Issues
(714) 660-2971
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"I am a bilingual (Spanish-English) clinician dedicated to assist persons who are interested in identifying their endless source of inner power that resides in each of them that is needed for self-actualization and transformation. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and other psychological problems may conceal & compromise emotional growth and disrupt normal functioning leading to develop destructive coping mechanisms such as addictions & anger problems among other difficulties. Children and adolescents might develop behavioural problems and symptoms that can be very similar to ADHD that need a thoroughly assessment for an accurate diagnosis in order to design the correct treatment."
Shahrzad (Sheri) Sepanlou, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Exploration, personal growth, joy, healthy relationships and a meaningful life! I believe that therapy is a place where you can achieve these qualities in your life with the help of a compassionate and empathic therapist. I am here to help you process your thoughts and feelings about the significant relationships and events in your life, at your own pace and in a supportive environment. My goal is to help clients become empowered and live a fulfilling life."
School Issues
(949) 402-5110
Verified
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Exploration, personal growth, joy, healthy relationships and a meaningful life! I believe that therapy is a place where you can achieve these qualities in your life with the help of a compassionate and empathic therapist. I am here to help you process your thoughts and feelings about the significant relationships and events in your life, at your own pace and in a supportive environment. My goal is to help clients become empowered and live a fulfilling life."
Erick Godel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"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
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"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."
Sivan Kochinski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and my areas of expertise include: 1) treating anxiety disorders and co-occurring disorders (e.g., depression) in children, adolescents, and young adults; 2) helping parents manage their children's behavioral challenges through parent training using behavior management principals; and 3) helping young adults with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder who are having difficulty with the transition to adulthood. I received extensive experience with the above through my previous training at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University."
School Issues
(714) 477-7956 x9
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and my areas of expertise include: 1) treating anxiety disorders and co-occurring disorders (e.g., depression) in children, adolescents, and young adults; 2) helping parents manage their children's behavioral challenges through parent training using behavior management principals; and 3) helping young adults with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder who are having difficulty with the transition to adulthood. I received extensive experience with the above through my previous training at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University."
Spencer Macdonald, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Welcome. The focus of my practice is about working with men of all ages. Many of my clients report their goals for treatment are support with addiction issues (alcohol/drugs, sex, pornography, internet) loss of identify, acting out, falling out with family members or intimate partners, lack of motivation, difficulty communicating, trauma and run-ins with the law. 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
Verified
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Welcome. The focus of my practice is about working with men of all ages. Many of my clients report their goals for treatment are support with addiction issues (alcohol/drugs, sex, pornography, internet) loss of identify, acting out, falling out with family members or intimate partners, lack of motivation, difficulty communicating, trauma and run-ins with the law. My approach is based on creating a genuine relationship between me and my clients that encourages honesty, respect, humor and transparency. "
Samira Vafadar, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"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
Newport Beach, California 92660
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!"
Debbie Alexander, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Hello, my name is Dr. Debbie Alexander. I am a psychologist, here to support you with stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, LGBTQIA+ concerns and gender affirmation, sexual dysfunction, aging, caretaker burnout, parenting, improved health, and self-care. I can help you through important life transitions such as loss and grief. For parenting and partnership struggles, it may be that all you need is a fresh start or a new perspective, along with tools to make that happen. I understand how crucial it is to build a connection with people in order to provide a safe place to talk about the hard things in life. "
School Issues
(714) 477-7233
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Hello, my name is Dr. Debbie Alexander. I am a psychologist, here to support you with stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, LGBTQIA+ concerns and gender affirmation, sexual dysfunction, aging, caretaker burnout, parenting, improved health, and self-care. I can help you through important life transitions such as loss and grief. For parenting and partnership struggles, it may be that all you need is a fresh start or a new perspective, along with tools to make that happen. I understand how crucial it is to build a connection with people in order to provide a safe place to talk about the hard things in life. "
Elizabeth Kane, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Tired of the late night arguments? Exhausted by the silence and disconnection? Where did your fun loving romantic relationship go? Why doesn't she laugh at your jokes anymore and why does it seem so hard for her to be kind to you? When he touches you, you want to respond but his touch feels irritating. How can you be expected to respond when your own needs are not being met? You didn't ask for a roommate, you married your friend, your lover. When did you get off course? Together we'll figure it out. Couples counseling CAN help."
School Issues
(714) 584-5913
Verified
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Tired of the late night arguments? Exhausted by the silence and disconnection? Where did your fun loving romantic relationship go? Why doesn't she laugh at your jokes anymore and why does it seem so hard for her to be kind to you? When he touches you, you want to respond but his touch feels irritating. How can you be expected to respond when your own needs are not being met? You didn't ask for a roommate, you married your friend, your lover. When did you get off course? Together we'll figure it out. Couples counseling CAN help."
Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychological Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92657
"At CFNA we specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with evidence-based assessments, drawing upon the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychological theories, and educational research. The evaluation is a pragmatic and interactive process where individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses are identified to understand each person’s unique profile. Neuropsychological assessment can determine if observed changes are age-appropriate variations, or a signal for some sort of pathology. Currently, we practice remotely across Southern California since testing materials are portable."
School Issues
(747) 246-7790
Verified
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92657
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School Issues
"At CFNA we specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with evidence-based assessments, drawing upon the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychological theories, and educational research. The evaluation is a pragmatic and interactive process where individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses are identified to understand each person’s unique profile. Neuropsychological assessment can determine if observed changes are age-appropriate variations, or a signal for some sort of pathology. Currently, we practice remotely across Southern California since testing materials are portable."
Sarah Burney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"So you've been told to come to therapy, or mom is making you, or your partner is suggesting you come but you don't know where to start! Don't worry I got this. I specialize in triage of areas of life that are not functioning well for you. Problem sleeping, no problem. Issues with feeding/eating, that's my bread and butter! Feeling blue or anxious, join the club! We do not waste time, we'll get you where you need to be functioning again and living the life you deserve. Now that school is back, fall is here, and your family will be here before you know it! Get on track so when they get here you won't lose it on them."
School Issues
(949) 565-2298
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"So you've been told to come to therapy, or mom is making you, or your partner is suggesting you come but you don't know where to start! Don't worry I got this. I specialize in triage of areas of life that are not functioning well for you. Problem sleeping, no problem. Issues with feeding/eating, that's my bread and butter! Feeling blue or anxious, join the club! We do not waste time, we'll get you where you need to be functioning again and living the life you deserve. Now that school is back, fall is here, and your family will be here before you know it! Get on track so when they get here you won't lose it on them."
LifeBeyondYourLimits, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
"I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Psychologist Intern, and a Certified Life Coach who specializes in individual, couple's, family, and group counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of clients with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are experiencing difficulty in marital and family relationships, workplace conflicts, life satisfaction, transitions in stages of life, overcoming depression and anxiety, management of emotions, coping with daily stress, weight maintenance, and cultural adjustment in the USA."
School Issues
(714) 909-1536
Verified
Office is near:
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Psychologist Intern, and a Certified Life Coach who specializes in individual, couple's, family, and group counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of clients with various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are experiencing difficulty in marital and family relationships, workplace conflicts, life satisfaction, transitions in stages of life, overcoming depression and anxiety, management of emotions, coping with daily stress, weight maintenance, and cultural adjustment in the USA."
Marsha Hewlett, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"My approach is based on the observation that individuals often are unaware of factors that determine their emotions and behaviors. Treatment seeks to uncover unconscious motivation and find the underlying conflicts causing current problems, e.g.depression, anxiety, relationship and work problems. -Do you want help sorting out your choices and not be told what to do? -Are you a "curious" person, who asks yourself in different situations- "How did this happen?" (and often blame yourself for the outcome)?"
School Issues
(949) 263-0703
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
School Issues
"My approach is based on the observation that individuals often are unaware of factors that determine their emotions and behaviors. Treatment seeks to uncover unconscious motivation and find the underlying conflicts causing current problems, e.g.depression, anxiety, relationship and work problems. -Do you want help sorting out your choices and not be told what to do? -Are you a "curious" person, who asks yourself in different situations- "How did this happen?" (and often blame yourself for the outcome)?"
Ashley Coccaro, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"I believe that the key to happiness and success is emotional healing. I bring a sense of warmth and understanding that allows clients to feel safe, supported, and comfortable to work through life's toughest challenges. I have experience working in many different settings such as middle school, a children's hospital, private practice, and an addiction clinic. Working in these settings has provided me knowledge and skills of working with clients from all different walks of life facing many different struggles and concerns."
School Issues
(657) 301-4794
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"I believe that the key to happiness and success is emotional healing. I bring a sense of warmth and understanding that allows clients to feel safe, supported, and comfortable to work through life's toughest challenges. I have experience working in many different settings such as middle school, a children's hospital, private practice, and an addiction clinic. Working in these settings has provided me knowledge and skills of working with clients from all different walks of life facing many different struggles and concerns."
Jason Dorin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"I believe that life ebbs and flows with the changes of life's demands. Many of these changes are positive ones, but at times hardships can follow, needing assistance and guidance in finding solutions. This is where the therapeutic process can help in alleviating your symptoms, bringing about new energy and happiness in enjoying life's many adventures. My enjoyment in the therapeutic process is one of discovery and collaboration in identifying difficulties and solutions to the patient's problems. Above all, I believe the relationship between the patient and therapist is the cornerstone to achieving the patient's goals."
School Issues
(310) 776-6136
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
School Issues
"I believe that life ebbs and flows with the changes of life's demands. Many of these changes are positive ones, but at times hardships can follow, needing assistance and guidance in finding solutions. This is where the therapeutic process can help in alleviating your symptoms, bringing about new energy and happiness in enjoying life's many adventures. My enjoyment in the therapeutic process is one of discovery and collaboration in identifying difficulties and solutions to the patient's problems. Above all, I believe the relationship between the patient and therapist is the cornerstone to achieving the patient's goals."
Andrea (Kamath) Appapillai Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Newport Beach, California 92660
"Thank you for your interest in working with me. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with special expertise in the field of pediatric psychology, which is dedicated to addressing the numerous behavioral, emotional, social, and environmental factors that impact health and medical care. I have extensive experience providing evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy to children and adolescents with a range of medical and general mental health concerns. I am particularly invested in helping children with chronic, complex medical diagnoses cope with their illnesses, cooperate with their medical treatment, manage their pain, and improve health-related behaviors."
School Issues
(949) 298-3773 x11
Verified
Newport Beach, California 92660
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School Issues
"Thank you for your interest in working with me. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with special expertise in the field of pediatric psychology, which is dedicated to addressing the numerous behavioral, emotional, social, and environmental factors that impact health and medical care. I have extensive experience providing evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy to children and adolescents with a range of medical and general mental health concerns. I am particularly invested in helping children with chronic, complex medical diagnoses cope with their illnesses, cooperate with their medical treatment, manage their pain, and improve health-related behaviors."

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School Issues (Academic Underachievement, Academic Counseling) Therapists
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 Newport Beach can help to assess a child's needs and offer much needed help.

Academic counselors in Newport Beach 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, Newport Beach Therapists work with nonverbal learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and reading difficulties.

Children with problems at school, or who are failing at school in Newport Beach all have specific and unique instructional needs. A good Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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