Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 15615 Alton Pkwy., Suite 450, Irvine 92618
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. DeFraine.
Co-Parenting After DivorceAvoiding Custody Litigation
Adoption IssuesChildren
GriefChild Behavior Issues

Dr. DeFraine received her degrees from Harvard and Vanderbilt. She is warm, intelligent, kind, and incredibly effective.

David Shapiro, Ph.D.


Location: 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine 92618
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DepressionStress Management
Relationship ConcernsFamily Therapy
Anger ManagementClinical Hypnosis

I know how important your emotional health and relationships are to you and those to whom you are close. Receiving quality assistance with these vital aspects of your life is perhaps the greatest gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones.

Maria Rowe, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
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Couples IssuesGrief & Loss
Anxiety DisordersAdjusting To Life Changes
Anger ManagementDepression
Spiritual & Creativity IssuesSexuality Issues

I support individuals & couples having difficulties with anxiety, depression, intimacy, anger expression, grief/loss, & sexuality. I believe in each person's innate resources to thrive and I'll work with you to discover your strengths to face your challenges.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call OC Relationship Center.
Relationships / Dating IssuesCommunication Issues
Marriage DifficultiesDepression
Anxiety And WorryInfertility
Grief And LossSingles Issues

You deserve to feel better - in your life and relationships. At OC Relationship Center we want to help you find more love, more joy, more peace...and less conflict and less stress. Our licensed and caring counselors can help if you are single, dating, married, divorced.

Lori Drozd, M.S., LMFT #85344

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 75545 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine 92618
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Lowering Worry And AnxietyGrief And Loss
Improving CommunicationPost Partum Depression
Adjustment To Life TransitionsSelf Esteem
AdoptionWork And Career Issues

Are you looking for a therapist that understands you? Therapy doesn't have to be hard. I offer a free consultation to explore how we can successfully work together to create a personalized plan tailored to achieving your goals. Call me today and we can talk about how.

Julie Osborn, LCSW, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psy.D

Location: 4010 Barranca Pkwy. #252 Irvine, CA 92604, Irvine 92604
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Cognitive Behavioral TherapyIndividual Therapy
T.E.A.M. Therapy Level 1Couples Therapy
Family TherapySupportive Therapy

The way we think effects everything in our lives, our moods, our behaviors and our physical reactions. When you learn to change the way you think you have a positive effect on all other aspects of your life. Lets get started together to create the life you deserve!

Maria Darcy, Ph.D., ABS

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26246, Certified Sex Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
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Family/RelationshipLesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Sexual ConcernsCouples
TraumaLife Transition

Hello, I'm Maria Darcy, Licensed Psychologist & Cert. Sex Therapist. I have worked with individuals & couples in the U.S. & Europe for 15+ yrs. Clients describe me as extremely competent, open, warm & committed to our work together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Katerina Sorrell, MA, PPSC, LPCCI#1877,

Registered Clinical Counselor, PPS Credential School Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Katerina.
Anxiety/Panic AttacksAcademic underachievement
Stress ManagementCoping with Divorce
Grief & LossChild & Adolescent
Career CounselingSelf-Esteem/Social Skills

My clients are not merely clients, they are people worth getting to know. My PASSION is helping you embrace HEALING & HOPE, through TENDER, UNDERSTANDING & COMPASSIONATE counseling style. I connect deeply with my clients in a trust relationship.

Richard Mehl, M.Div., MFT, SAP

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Richard.
Marital/Relationship ProblemsSexual/Pornography Addiction
Depression, Loss, And GriefAnxiety, Fear, And Panic
Alcohol And Drug AddictionAnger Management
Parenting ProblemsDivorce Adjustment

I have over 30 yrs of experience providing immediate, practical feedback in a compassionate manner to help clients move forward in life. My office is very conveniently located, I take most insurance plans, and I have evening hours available. Call or email me now!

Maryanne Duan, M.A.

Certified Life Coach & Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Location: 9891 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 200, Irvine 92618
Fast Contact: Email or Call Maryanne.
AnxietyGrief and Loss
Certified life coaching and profIndividual/Couple/Family/Group

With compassion and effectiveness, I help you remove the obstacles preventing you from achieving your goals by identifying factors negatively affecting your way of interacting with others & your environment, and establishing new patterns of thinking and behaving.

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Therapy Irvine, CA

East Irvine, Woodbridge, El Camino Real, University Park

Residents of the town enjoy some of the best public schools in the United States.  The vast majority of the schools in the city are in the Irvine Unified School District.  One recent outstanding achievement of the 4 high schools in the district was being granted six year accreditation--the best possible accreditation status.  Newsweek has repeatedly named the high schools to the top high schools in the country list.  This honor means that the schools are in the top 4% in the U.S.  Elementary and middle schools in the city are also excellent.  Two alternative elementary schools offer residents the chance to attend year round school.  Another distinctive of the district is the well-regarded music program that starts in fourth grade.  Every student in grades four through six participates in either instrumental or vocal music.1

Mental Health in Irvine

As one of the most livable cities in Orange County, Irvine is home to some of the best schools and housing facilities in America. Residents of Irvine reap the benefits of impressively low crime rates and a variety of physical and mental health facilities. Because Irvine is a planned city, officials have taken great care to ensure that residents feel supported in an environment conducive to both family and individual lifestyles.

Following depression, alcohol and drug abuse is one of the leading causes of mental illness among the nearly 12% of the Irvine population living below the national poverty level.2 Nearly 20% of all adults above the age of 21 develop some degree of dependency on alcohol or drugs. The number of suicide hotlines and crisis services available by telephone has increased substantially in the last few years in order to provide residents with the option of anonymity when seeking help.

The Anaheim Memorial Hospital Safe Place offers 24-hour telephone support at 714-774-145.

For information regarding the several mental health services available, residents can call the Community Service Programs Hotline at 949-831-9110.

Current Initiatives

The National Institute of Mental Health has carried out extensive research in order to further understand the patterns of mental illness that exist in California. The University of California at Irvine launched several new initiatives in the last decade in order to educate people about the mental health services at their disposal.3 The UC Irvine�s Medical Health Center is a level one trauma center and supplies a widespread range of mental health services, including substance abuse treatment and counseling. Whether they want VIP facilities or affordable treatment, recovery advisors in the city can help people plan the perfect rehabilitation program to meet their needs.4


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4. Recovery. (2014). Homepage. Retrieved from