B.S.W, MA , SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"Do you suffer from chronic pain or ongoing medical and/or physical issues? Have you experienced developmental trauma i.e. childhood abuse, neglect, witnessed violence, etc.? Or shock trauma i.e. vehicle accidents, sudden loss, natural disasters, medical procedures such as dental or surgical? Have you experienced a recent assault or inescapable attack (real or perceived)? I will support you in regaining your inner balance so you can thrive and reach your potential! I adopt a psychobiological approach for treating trauma and relieving chronic stress. This approach resets your nervous system and enhances your resilience to stress. "
Strength-Based
(949) 407-5775
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
"Do you suffer from chronic pain or ongoing medical and/or physical issues? Have you experienced developmental trauma i.e. childhood abuse, neglect, witnessed violence, etc.? Or shock trauma i.e. vehicle accidents, sudden loss, natural disasters, medical procedures such as dental or surgical? Have you experienced a recent assault or inescapable attack (real or perceived)? I will support you in regaining your inner balance so you can thrive and reach your potential! I adopt a psychobiological approach for treating trauma and relieving chronic stress. This approach resets your nervous system and enhances your resilience to stress. "
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?"
Strength-Based
(949) 482-4367
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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Strength-Based
"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?"
Eiran Morgen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"Are you feeling overwhelmed by a recent life change? I can help you find the path back to a flourishing life, one where you are confident about yourself and your relationships. I am confident that, through therapy, you will be able to flourish in your relationships, improve self esteem and live a productive and satisfying life. I offer flexible appointments including evenings."
Strength-Based
(657) 215-2457
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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Strength-Based
"Are you feeling overwhelmed by a recent life change? I can help you find the path back to a flourishing life, one where you are confident about yourself and your relationships. I am confident that, through therapy, you will be able to flourish in your relationships, improve self esteem and live a productive and satisfying life. I offer flexible appointments including evenings."
Shabnam Janet Janani, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, RSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92602
"Are you experiencing burnout in your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Let me help you. My therapeutic approach helps you to be more aware of your fears, resentments, anger, anxiety, negative thoughts, and undesirable habits. On the next step, I will assist you to overcome all these challenges. On every level, this process improves your relationships with family, partner, co-workers, friends, and more importantly with your own sense of self. During the course of therapy, I commit myself in providing a confidential, empathic, and collaborative approach to build an effective relationship with you."
Strength-Based
(650) 995-5278
Verified
Irvine, California 92602
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Strength-Based
"Are you experiencing burnout in your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Let me help you. My therapeutic approach helps you to be more aware of your fears, resentments, anger, anxiety, negative thoughts, and undesirable habits. On the next step, I will assist you to overcome all these challenges. On every level, this process improves your relationships with family, partner, co-workers, friends, and more importantly with your own sense of self. During the course of therapy, I commit myself in providing a confidential, empathic, and collaborative approach to build an effective relationship with you."
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."
Strength-Based
(714) 709-2820
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92604
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Strength-Based
"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."
Joshua Claramunt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92618
"Are you tired? Stressed from balancing work, family and friends? Do you have a lot on your mind with no one who seems to really listen? Hi I’m Joshua, and I am here to listen to you. I believe that everyone has the possibility for growth by connecting with their unexplored strengths and inborn tenacity. I work with Adults and Adolescents who are dealing with feelings of Depression and Anxiety while also working with Premarital Couples who are creating a new life together. I mainly use a Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral approach to help reduce symptoms and to foster healthy communication. "
Strength-Based
(949) 326-9312
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92618
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Strength-Based
"Are you tired? Stressed from balancing work, family and friends? Do you have a lot on your mind with no one who seems to really listen? Hi I’m Joshua, and I am here to listen to you. I believe that everyone has the possibility for growth by connecting with their unexplored strengths and inborn tenacity. I work with Adults and Adolescents who are dealing with feelings of Depression and Anxiety while also working with Premarital Couples who are creating a new life together. I mainly use a Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral approach to help reduce symptoms and to foster healthy communication. "
Dr. Stefanie Tweedly, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92606
"Experiencing trauma is so overwhelming in and of itself; however, that's only part of the picture. After this difficult situation, you feel anxious, fearful, sad, guilty, and distrusting. You try not to think about what happened but you can't stop images from entering your mind. Your friends or loved ones may say: "You need to move on," "It's in the past," or "It wasn't as bad as ____". Maybe you're drinking or using drugs to try to avoid all of this. These are common experiences for those who have experienced trauma (and many different types of events can be traumatic)."
Strength-Based
(949) 577-8296
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92606
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Strength-Based
"Experiencing trauma is so overwhelming in and of itself; however, that's only part of the picture. After this difficult situation, you feel anxious, fearful, sad, guilty, and distrusting. You try not to think about what happened but you can't stop images from entering your mind. Your friends or loved ones may say: "You need to move on," "It's in the past," or "It wasn't as bad as ____". Maybe you're drinking or using drugs to try to avoid all of this. These are common experiences for those who have experienced trauma (and many different types of events can be traumatic)."
Jennifer Mercer-Castro, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
"Do you or a loved one struggle with unmanageable emotions? Do those emotions negatively impact your relationships, work or school? Can you imagine what it would feel like to have control over your fear, worry, anxiety? Would you like to shift relationships in your life to be more fulfilling and loving? All of us have difficult times in our lives where we feel stuck, confused, hurt or scared. Therapy is a great start to begin the process of change."
Strength-Based
(949) 446-1817
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
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Strength-Based
"Do you or a loved one struggle with unmanageable emotions? Do those emotions negatively impact your relationships, work or school? Can you imagine what it would feel like to have control over your fear, worry, anxiety? Would you like to shift relationships in your life to be more fulfilling and loving? All of us have difficult times in our lives where we feel stuck, confused, hurt or scared. Therapy is a great start to begin the process of change."
Suzanne Arno, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92618
"Are you currently fixated on the gap between where you are verses where you want to be? The more you try to bridge this gap the more anxious and frustrated you become and before you know it, you are stuck in a negative feedback loop. There isn't a day that goes by where you aren't your harshest critic. Let's work together to untie the knots of anxiety that has kept you from living your full life. Learn to cultivate greater self love, acceptance and the confidence in your abilities to tackle and be more resilient to the challenges of life."
Strength-Based
(714) 613-0208
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92618
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Strength-Based
"Are you currently fixated on the gap between where you are verses where you want to be? The more you try to bridge this gap the more anxious and frustrated you become and before you know it, you are stuck in a negative feedback loop. There isn't a day that goes by where you aren't your harshest critic. Let's work together to untie the knots of anxiety that has kept you from living your full life. Learn to cultivate greater self love, acceptance and the confidence in your abilities to tackle and be more resilient to the challenges of life."
Aneesah Muhammad,
Irvine, California 92612
"What we don’t know can hurt us. The unknown about ourselves, others, and the surrounding culture can interfere with our life and relationship goals. As an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, I collaborate with clients to identify thought patterns and family patterns that are preventing them from living their best lives. "
Strength-Based
(949) 518-3241
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
"What we don’t know can hurt us. The unknown about ourselves, others, and the surrounding culture can interfere with our life and relationship goals. As an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, I collaborate with clients to identify thought patterns and family patterns that are preventing them from living their best lives. "
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."
Strength-Based
(949) 397-6557
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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Strength-Based
"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."
Strength-Based
(949) 537-2106
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92620
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Strength-Based
"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."
Miguel E. Gallardo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
"I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs."
Strength-Based
(949) 390-9540
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
"I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs."
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."
Strength-Based
(949) 860-1436
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92697
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Strength-Based
"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."
Jennifer Mitzel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92697
"I am passionate about helping you get to the root of problems so change can occur. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore, process and create new ideas and behaviors. This allows you the opportunity to identify strengths and develop resources tailored to your personal life and situation. I strive to be responsive to your needs in order to provide you the best care possible. I have personally seen the positive effects therapy has had on individuals and families, and have developed a deep respect and passion to provide services for those in need. "
Strength-Based
(888) 913-0014
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92697
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Strength-Based
"I am passionate about helping you get to the root of problems so change can occur. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore, process and create new ideas and behaviors. This allows you the opportunity to identify strengths and develop resources tailored to your personal life and situation. I strive to be responsive to your needs in order to provide you the best care possible. I have personally seen the positive effects therapy has had on individuals and families, and have developed a deep respect and passion to provide services for those in need. "
Nadine Durbach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"A bridge uncrossed is like a life never lived; a door never opened; a gift never given; a love never shared. Do your challenges paralyze you from moving forward? Working with me will enable you to identify your innate strengths and coping skills to take steps forward. With support and new found insight, you will cross your own bridge to enhanced wellbeing, effective communication, more meaningful and satisfying relationships and work, and ultimately, a more purposeful life."
Strength-Based
(949) 523-1182
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
"A bridge uncrossed is like a life never lived; a door never opened; a gift never given; a love never shared. Do your challenges paralyze you from moving forward? Working with me will enable you to identify your innate strengths and coping skills to take steps forward. With support and new found insight, you will cross your own bridge to enhanced wellbeing, effective communication, more meaningful and satisfying relationships and work, and ultimately, a more purposeful life."
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!"
Strength-Based
(949) 835-4916
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92612
Strength-Based
"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!"
Marlene Grijalva, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
"I offer individuals, couples, and families the acceptance and compassion people in crisis need. Utilizing evidence-based treatment, I collaborate with the client to develop positive solutions and achieve long-term results for the challenges addressed in therapy. We work in a way and at a pace that the client finds comfortable. Treatment is customized to meet the specific needs unique to every individual, couple, or family group. My experience-both personal and professional-has equipped me to work effectively with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families."
Strength-Based
(949) 301-8165
Verified
Office is near:
Irvine, California 92602
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Strength-Based
"I offer individuals, couples, and families the acceptance and compassion people in crisis need. Utilizing evidence-based treatment, I collaborate with the client to develop positive solutions and achieve long-term results for the challenges addressed in therapy. We work in a way and at a pace that the client finds comfortable. Treatment is customized to meet the specific needs unique to every individual, couple, or family group. My experience-both personal and professional-has equipped me to work effectively with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families."
Brenda Lapinid, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
"(Accepting new clients). Are you feeling like you can't manage? Drowning in the stressors of everyday life or feeling like you can't catch a break? Or does it seem as if you have to be everything for everyone? While this can be overwhelming, know that there is help for you. By partaking in therapy you will have a safe place to talk about the issues you are facing, as well as work on solutions to address these problems."
Strength-Based
(949) 216-3134
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
"(Accepting new clients). Are you feeling like you can't manage? Drowning in the stressors of everyday life or feeling like you can't catch a break? Or does it seem as if you have to be everything for everyone? While this can be overwhelming, know that there is help for you. By partaking in therapy you will have a safe place to talk about the issues you are facing, as well as work on solutions to address these problems."
Deborah Ryan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Irvine, California 92612
""You have cancer, heart disease" or any serious medical condition, are often the most frightening words a person can hear. The initial shock gives way to fear, anxiety, feeling out of control, sadness or depression. Patients discover they can better manage these events with the assistance of a mental health professional proficient in addressing the unique aspects of cancer and chronic illness. I utilize evidenced based therapies to teach methods for reducing the distress associated with illness. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful psychotherapy approach for healing the effects of trauma and highly disturbing events."
Strength-Based
(949) 474-7447
Verified
Irvine, California 92612
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Strength-Based
""You have cancer, heart disease" or any serious medical condition, are often the most frightening words a person can hear. The initial shock gives way to fear, anxiety, feeling out of control, sadness or depression. Patients discover they can better manage these events with the assistance of a mental health professional proficient in addressing the unique aspects of cancer and chronic illness. I utilize evidenced based therapies to teach methods for reducing the distress associated with illness. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful psychotherapy approach for healing the effects of trauma and highly disturbing events."

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If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Irvine or for an Irvine Strength-Based Therapy Therapist these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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.