Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Laguna Woods, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Laguna Woods, California.


Anxiety Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Research shows that therapy is the most effective option for treating anxiety and stress. As a Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA I will work with you to help you to help you uncover the underlying causes of your stress, fears and anxieties; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. I will give you the tools to overcome anxiety and teach you how to use them. Since anxiety can differ from person to person, I will personalize your treatment to target your specific symptoms.

Anxiety Counselor

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Many people feel anxious from time to time. But when feelings of anxiety and stress occur regularly and begin to interfere with your relationships, your social life, your job or other aspects of your life, it is time to consider professional treatment. I help people better understand and manage the physical and psychological effects of stress and anxiety. We will together seek to identify, explore and understand the sources of your anxiety and the thoughts and feelings associated with it, revealing how together we can work to change and resolve the anxious feelings you are experiencing. This resolution will help you feel and function better as you move forward in life. Feel free to call.

Anxiety Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Dr. Parke's clients in therapy for anxiety/stress benefit from a peaceful presence and safe environment that calm their fears and tension. Dr. Parke paces therapy at your level of readiness and helps you to find tools that are helpful for you. Experience peace, relaxation, and renewed hope once again. Rediscover your inner courage and conquer fears that have been holding you back. Dr. Parke also has expertise in helping clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who have experienced trauma.

Anxiety Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

You have emotional pain, feel overwhelmed and your body is probably sending emergency alarms. You feel desperate and weighted with a heavy load. You want quick results to get relief and definite advice on what to do. . You may have exhausted efforts to have some peace or feel safe. Now's the time to take see a professional. Find out how you can put into effect useful tools and see your progress with the steps you take. Call for quick response from an experienced therapist.

Anxiety Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Anxiety is a necessary message that you need to pay attention to something that is at dis-ease in the body. My focus, using Burns techniques, is to help the individual find what they need to hear from the anxiety/stress while giving them very specific tools to distract the unnecessary messages. I show them body relaxation techniques as well as breathing exercises to lessen their tension and stress.

Anxiety Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

We treat anxiety and stress by first helping you identify what may be causing it. Causes may include external stressors (like economic stress or marital stress), or internal stressors like being too hard on yourself, or not feeling fulfilled in life. depending on the cause, we then teach teach you find ways to perhaps think differently about the stressing situation, ways to change your life to reduce the stress, or techniques for stress inoculation such as relaxation training, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. If you have a panic disorder, we teach you specific coping techniques to deal with it in the future.

Anxiety Counselor

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, MMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Stress and anxiety are not always bad. In the short term, they can help you overcome a challenge or dangerous situation. However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, to help you work through your stress and anxiety. Therapists may also teach you applied relaxation techniques to help you manage stress.

Anxiety Counselor

Allison D. Osburn, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Are you feeling anxious? Overwhelmed and stressed out? Therapy can help you reduce time spent on those unwanted and unhelpful worries and thoughts. Therapy can aid you in creating an armor of healthy coping and more realistic perceptions of the world around you. Stop the sleepless nights, pounding heart, and unnecessary worrying today. Start living the life you want!

Anxiety Counselor

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Anxiety disorders such as OCD, Panic, Stress can become crippling and debilitating. Most of these disorders are FEAR based. Clinically, anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state or inner turmoil often occompanied by panic-like, nervous and unsettling behaviors and or thoughts. In therapy clients learn how to identify the fears and avoid "Future Tripping". Learn how to Face Everything And Recover.

Anxiety Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I’d like to offer you 3 quick tips on managing the stress or anger in your life. Although I’ve written more extensively on this in other publications, this is just a quick, short list of three things you can do to tone things down a notch and improve your life. First, make sure that you are exercising regularly. While you exercise, become aware of what is bothering you. As you focus on your stressors, let the physiological energy generated by your anger or angst be burned off by your body. Let the exertion cleanse you… body, mind and soul. This is what I call Anger Work. Second, use “On-the-Spot Tension Tamers.” These are helpful when you are in the middle of a conflict or stressful meeting....

Anxiety Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

How does anxiety and stress play out in your life? It is a vital aspect of our lives, important at very specific times. Yet when anxiety is the ruler and someone is helpless it becomes a life limiting function. Anxiety might also be an avenue to avoid more intense emotional feelings and thoughts. A valuable goal might be to respect and manage one's anxiety and stress in order to live a more free and productive life.

Anxiety Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Many clients present with increasing levels of stress and anxiety in their lives. Therapy becomes centered around identifying triggers for anxiety symptoms, recent stressors in their lives, and identifying symptoms. Often times, we find together that anxiety has been in their life for a long time and that old patterns of behavior has accompanied it. We explore some of those patterns to identify the triggers and find new coping skills to practice when stress arrives. I find it helpful to collaborate with the client on setting goals and working at a speed that is comfortable to each client. This provides empowerment and confidence in working toward new ways of handling the stresses of living.

Anxiety Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

In today's world anxiety and stress are extremely prevalent. My initial focus with clients is to help to alleviate these symptoms. With counseling, I provide empathy and compassion in a trusting, honest and nurturing environment. I allow honest expression and provide direct feedback, while teaching skills and doing exercises which provide my clients with the tools to cope and deal with these uncomfortable feelings. These healthy new coping skills help my clients to feel better, improve their relationships and lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.



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Thank you for visiting our California page of stress therapists in Laguna Woods, California who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Laguna Woods, CA will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Laguna Woods is 16,406 people with 11,306 households and a median annual income of $38,674. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Laguna Woods are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Laguna Woods may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more