Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Lake Forest, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Lake Forest, California.


Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Dr. Laura Adams (949) 244-1992 www.SouthOCTherapist.com, is a marriage and family therapist and Psychoanalyst with offices in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. Dr. Laura Adams specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy for long-term depression, stress and anxiety issues for individuals, couples and families. Dr. Adams works with patients by listening for unconsious communications that contain understandings that can bring to light the underlying roots of the symptoms. Dr. Adams has been in private practice in South Orange County since 2004 and can be verified on the Psychology Today website.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92821 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety and stress are the some of the primary reasons that people seek out therapy. It affects how we go about our day, how we interact with others, how productive we are, how we feel physically. It can also hold us back from doing things in life that we would like because of fear. Anxiety and stress can feel like it is eating us alive. Just learning a few ways that we can manage anxiety and stress can bring a lot of relief. I would love to be able to help you find ways to be more successful at coping and managing anxiety and stress. You likely already have the skills to do so and I'd be happy to assist you in uncovering those that are already as well as find new ways to do so.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

I specialize in helping people who struggle with never feeling quite “enough" and want freedom from shame and anxiety. The torment of living with an inner critical voice is exhausting. Achieving more is not the answer. Looking better and trying harder are not the solutions. You deserve to trust yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. I would like to help you discover self-acceptance and find liberation from anxiety.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Anxiety Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety and stress are often difficult to assess and even more difficult to overcome. In a caring and compassionate setting, I work with clients to develop insights regarding the sources of anxiety and the nature of patterns contributing to stress. With deep understanding of the ways in which stress and anxiety are operating, we can create strategies of dealing with both.

JaLeah Law, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

JaLeah Law, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92657 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety, fears, and stress can take control over your life and limit you from living the type of life you always imagined. Cognitive behavioral techniques can help you face your anxieties and fears and overcome them. It can provide you with the tools to not only cope with the stressful aspects of your life, but to thrive. EMDR is another technique that can help you get past those stuck points that have been holding you back.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety and stress can be caused by many things; job challenges, marital discord, family crisis and financial difficulties to name a few. I first try to determine i this anxiety can be lifted through problem solving. Sometimes just talking through an issue with an objective listener is helpful. For deeper issues I work on incorporating stress reduction into your daily life in a way that is helpful and do-able. Depending on the level of stress, I may refer you for medication if you want it. I have many ways of working with stress and anxiety and use what works with each patient.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92602 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Panic attacks? Things like panic attacks, trichotillomania, obsessive behaviors, even brain freeze can all be helped with the proper tools. Stress about taking a big exam like the BAR, State Boards, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, CPA, SAT or other standardized tests. We offer specialized hypnosis sessions where symptoms are often reduced within 3-5 sessions. Fear of driving, flying or a special performance. Hypnosis is a fast effective solution. We also offer traditional psychotherapy using behavioral modification, positive psychology, and solution focused techniques to help you find the courage to face your fears. We offer tools to reduce your anxiety and manage your emotions.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92603 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Do you find yourself worrying most of the time? Feeling stressed and anxious? Perhaps you have worked so hard to be good at things that you don't realize the toll it is taking on you. You deserve to find some peace in your life, your mind and your heart. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton, CA want to help you find that peace. We'd like to teach you some new skills and some simple action steps to help you reduce that worrying. Anxiety and stress do not need to be your middle names. Life doesn't have to be this stressful. There is another way to live - one that has less anxiety. Let's help you find peace. Please call today - 949-381-5778 or visit today - http://OCRelationshipCenter.com

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety and stress is havoc on our overall life system. It affects our social life, work life, emotional life, family/relational life and especially our health and sometimes it is these exact areas that we are allowing to cause us to have the anxiety and stress. I believe in helping my clients by considering their whole being and considering all areas of life. Anxiety and stress lead to many many known health problems and diseases. Grab on to the health that you have to improve it starting with where you are today by managing anxiety and stress.

Steven Harris, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

I find that the most important part of working with anxiety and stress is to work with creating a safe environment to explore and work on these feelings together. This is an important goal. Without safety, and a feeling of genuine and concern and compassion for you, I do not think we will be able to get very far. From here learning to approach, tolerate and understand what makes you anxious and stressed out, the things you avoid talking about and are fearful about being overwhelmed by are the things I want to help you master. So much of anxiety is feeling smaller than what we are up against. Getting confidence in yourself and coping effectively with your anxiety is what I will help you do.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Whether stress/anxiety results from pushing oneself too hard or needing to be too perfect, or from an over-active limbic system that just won't seem to turn off, or from current or past trauma(s), several approaches offer relief when they are used to effectively target the source of the problem: Voice Dialogue, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Training and self-soothing techniques, Assertion Training, Mindfulness, Neurofeedback. All or a combination of these can work to alleviate symptoms and heal the problem. Sometimes they are used in conjunction with short-term or longer-term medications. An exercise and nutritional program can also be extremely beneficial.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety can either be genetically based, or it can be a learned condition based on early family programming or the pressures of an increasingly demanding and technology-based environment. Learning how to live in the moment and how to detach from worry and perfectionism is often itself the goal of effective psychotherapy.

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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!

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Counseling for Anxiety & Stress involves a combination of addressing the external, situational stressors and the client's internal responses to those stressors. I work with my clients to determine where they have control and how they can better exercise that control to reduce anxious feelings, and how to more effectively handle those situations in their lives that are beyond their direct control. I teach clients new stress management skills, practice creating and maintaining healthier boundaries in stressful relationships, and provide new ways of thinking about circumstances to reduce anxiety.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92677 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Does the future scare you? Is your current life situation causing you stress? This is not uncommon and happens to most people. We create a custom made system that fits your life to bring the greatest results. We can help by discovering your temperament and then finding healthy ways to deal with them. Call us so we can talk more about your anxiety or stress.

John Mayfield, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

John Mayfield, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 92832 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Coastline Behavioral Health, NPI, NAATP, Joint Commission
Anxiety Counselor

Coastline Behavioral Health, NPI, NAATP, Joint Commission

Licensed and Accredited Treatment Center

In 92648 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Most clients that come into drug and alcohol addiction treatment exhibit stress and/or anxiety. Therapies designed to help individuals dealing with anxiety are psychotherapies and experiential therapies. Psychotherapies can be behavioral therapies such as Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) or Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Experiential therapies provide outlets for clients to participate in activities that allow the development of new coping and problem-solving skills. Experiential therapies can be equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and physical therapies such as surfing, golf, boxing, and hiking. All of these therapies can help clients address underlying issues of anxiety.

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92677 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Together, we can break the automatic and unhealthy patterns of thought that are leading to your anxiety and stress. I employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) - which is currently the most successful, scientifically proven method of psychotherapy to combat depression and anxiety. Using CBT, we can track and replace the irrational thoughts that are bringing you the most anxiety and stress.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

People rarely come to counseling when their anxiety first starts causing them problems. Most people try to handle it on their own and try the “white knuckle” approach until they are exhausted and overwhelmed. Often life becomes unmanageable and depression sets in when anxiety is not dealt with. Anxiety commonly focuses on illogical things that may seem foolish or kind of crazy, so you have kept these to yourself. Don’t keep struggling alone. Call me so I can help you reduce the hold anxiety has on you and restore freedom to live your life fully again. Contact me at 714-751-0888 and I promise I won't think you are crazy.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.

Counselor

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anxiety and stress can be debilitating if not treated swiftly. The treatment options for anxiety conditions range from psychiatry, individual therapy, TMS Therapy, medication management, yoga, and meditation. The therapist assigned to you will create an initial baseline by completing diagnostic evaluations. The treatment plan and goals will be built around your baseline.



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Lake Forest is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 16.63 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Lake Forest is 82,492 people with 27,044 households and a median annual income of $91,254. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lake Forest, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Lake Forest is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lake Forest public health department.