Professional Counseling in Mission Viejo, CA

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Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor
Phone & Email:  Contact Vicki

Within Driving Distance of Mission Viejo, CA


My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed for that individual, couple, or family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Adolescent Family Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce/Separation Issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Compulsive Behaviors

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Contact Laura

26151 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692


Dr. Laura Adams is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst with private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach. Using psychoanalytic psychotherapy, she counsels individuals, couples and families who want to address long term problems and patterns.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Depression, Stress, Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Problems
  • Addictions
  • Adolescents,Teens/ A.D.H.D.
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Issues

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Piper

Within Driving Distance of Mission Viejo, CA


I feel very lucky. My clients invite me into their lives, often sharing personal and sometimes painful experiences. Despite the concerns the individuals, couples, and families face, I am grateful to offer support, hope, and I am impressed by their courage.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Problems
  • Grief And Loss
  • Marriage/Couple Concerns
  • Positive Parenting
  • Pre-Teen & Adolescent Issues
  • Gender/Sexual/Identity Issues

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Contact Pamela

27001 La Paz Rd. #430C, Mission Viejo, CA 92691


I have over 20 years experience in Individual, Marriage & Family counseling, with advanced training and a Doctorate in psychology & psychoanalysis. Together we take a look at our early relationships to better understand how & why we currently have feelings of distress.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Parenting
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Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Kristi

26461 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 120, Mission Viejo, CA 92691


I provide a safe, caring, connecting environment where we can address your concerns and help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover a path towards growth and healing. I am consistent and predictable which will provide you stability and security.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Young Adults
  • Blended Families
  • Dating

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Sue

Within Driving Distance of Mission Viejo, CA


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

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Improving Relationships
  • Relieving Depression
  • Growing Personally
  • Managing Fears & Anxiety
  • Reclaiming Self / Life Changes
  • Healing From Trauma / Grief
  • Establish Healthy Boundaries
  • Identifying/Removing Obstacles

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Kimi

26431 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste. 260, Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Change is never easy; it takes courage to work on yourself, a relationship, or family problem. My hope is to create a safe place where you and/or someone you love feel comfortable to address the issues that are affecting you and your family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Teen Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Trauma And Abuse
  • Parenting, Co-Parenting
  • Behavioral Problems/Defiance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
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City Of Mission Viejo
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

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Counseling Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo's complex geography of steep hills means that it is one of the most recent areas to be urbanized in Orange County. Historically, the area was used for cattle crazing, but as demand for new homes rose throughout the 1970s, the area was developed and thousands of new homes and roads were built. The city enjoys a mild climate, similar to what is found in the Mediterranean. It's proximity to the Pacific Ocean means that cool breezes often blow through and that the excitement of the beach is just a short drive away. Many recreational activities are available in the area and provide families with many opportunities to have fun in the great Southern California sun.1

Mental Health in Mission Viejo

According to information from the National Institute of Mental Health, around 26.2 percent of all Americans over the age of 18 suffer with some type of mental illness each year. About 6 percent of those individuals suffer from a serious type of mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. About 18,000 residents of Mission Viejo suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, while over 4,000 individuals struggle with a severe mental disorder that prevents them from functioning at an optimal level.2

Residents of Mission Viejo that live with depression or bipolar disorder can benefit from the support of others who live with the same illnesses. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Orange County provides such support by providing support groups, resource materials, and educational meetings that seek to help individuals better understand their illness and develop effective strategies for coping with their disorder. Materials are available for family, friends and other loved ones as well. Additional information is available by calling 714-744-8718.3 Families who seek more information about supporting a loved one who suffers from a serious mental condition can find a number of resources through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The NAMI Orange County Chapter provides free educational materials, as well as a list of treatment facilities, support groups, and county services for the mentally ill. Call 714-554-8488 to get more information.4

Current Initiatives

Low income residents of Orange County can partake in the Medical Services Initiative program, which seeks to make medical and mental health services more accessible. This new program provides comprehensive benefits including mental health, medical, prescription drugs, and dental benefits. Advocates work on behalf of patients to ensure proper care is received. A 24-hour nurse hotline is available for those who have medical related questions. Walk-in clinics throughout Orange County participate in the program and offer basic medical and mental health assessments without an appointment. To learn more about this new initiative to get residents the help they need, call 714-834-6248.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014). Mission Viejo, CA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Viejo,_California.
2. National Institute of Mental Health. (2014). The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml.
3. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Orange County. (2014). Home - DBSA. Retrieved from http://www.dbsaoc.net/.
4. National Alliance on Mental Illness Orange County. (2014). Home - NAMI Orange County. Retrieved from http://www.namioc.org/.
5. California Department of Healthcare Services. (2014). Medical Services Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Documents/LIHP/Deliv/Orange/15.1MSIInfoBrochure.pdf.

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