OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call OC Anxiety Center.
Panic DisorderObsessive Compulsive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Agoraphobia
Specific PhobiasSocial Phobias
Body Dysmorphic DisorderImpulse Control Disorders

Our specialty is in anxiety and related disorders. If fear or panic or anxiety are interrupting your regular life, we want to help. Average treatment is 14 weeks. Treatment is highly specialized and highly personalized.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D., MFT Training and Supervising Analyst


Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Deborah.
Marital TherapyDepression/Anxiety
Attachment IssuesAnger Management

I am fully committed to helping you find greater happiness, joy and fulfillment in you work, family and relationships. Call me and let's see if we are a good fit.

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Sue.
Improving RelationshipsRelieving Depression
Growing PersonallyManaging Fears & Anxiety
Reclaiming Self / Life ChangesHealing From Trauma / Grief
Establish Healthy BoundariesIdentifying/Removing Obstacles

Whether you are seeking support as an individual or as a couple, I can help empower you with the tools necessary to improve your emotional well-being. To learn more about my services or my fees, please visit my website at www.TherapyBySue.com

Maria Darcy, Ph.D., ABS

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26246, Certified Sex Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Darcy.
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.

Maria Rowe, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Maria.
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.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Gesell.
Depression And AnxietyGrief And Loss
Adults With Childhood AbuseTrauma
Religious And Spiritual IssuesRelationships

Do you have difficulty trusting others? Do you often keep silent in order to avoid conflict? Do you sometimes feel inadequate or not good enough? I would like to help you develop authentic intimacy in your relationships and claim your worth.

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.

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 17552 Sky Park Circle, Suite 260, Irvine 92614
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mark.
Marriage CounselingPorn Addiction
Sex AddictionParenting
Childhood AbuseTrust Issues

I help people deepen their connection with others and with themselves. If you have lost the joy in your life, or you wish to rekindle your relationships, I can help. Call me at (949) 288-3123 for a free phone consultation or to schedule an appointment.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Irvine, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Ward.
RelationshipsSelf Understanding
Life TransitionsPost Partum Depression
Loss; GriefAddictions

I work with adult individividuals to better understand themselves in terms of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors; to try to see where they are stuck in repetitive unsatisfying relationships or situations.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 8 Corporate Park, Irvine 92606
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Nikolaidis.
Anxiety, PanicStress
DepressionSocial Anxiety
OCDDriving/Flying Phobias
Relaxation TrainingAdults And Children

Best Therapists in Orange County, CA are psychologists. Dr. Chris Nikolaidis gets excellent reviews. Call & text 24/7, CLICK (949)791-7127. www.DoctorNikolaidis

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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


1. City of Irvine. (2014). Irvine, CA. Retrieved from http://www.cityofirvine.org/
2. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Irvine, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0636770.html
3. Counselling Center. (2014). University of California, Irvine. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.uci.edu/community/public.aspx
4. Recovery. (2014). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.recovery.org/browse/irvine-ca/