Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Placentia, CA.

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


Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS
Anxiety Counselor

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90802 - Nearby to Placentia.

The approach that I have found most helpful in working with people with anxiety and stress issues is helping them FIRST learn to slow down and relax. I have been trained and have worked for many years with victims of trauma who experience enormous amounts of stress. First, teaching coping skills and then exploring the underlying cause for the anxiety and/or stress. People with anxiety often report various symptoms ranging from having difficulty concentrating, being afraid to do things they used to do, having headaches, sweating a lot, having hypertension, fatigue, heart palpitations, and sexual dysfunction. Often, people with anxiety have limited support because they are embarrassed or....

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92821 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Placentia.

Anxiety and Stress are two of the main reasons people come to therapy. Our therapists at La Vie are specially trained to get at the root problems in these areas. We know that stress is a byproduct of a busy life, but if not dealt with correctly it can lead to distress which has disastrous consequences. We are trained to get beneath the symptoms of stress and anxiety in your life and help you get healed at the root of your pain. We can help you learn to respond to your busy life in a healthy and more peaceful way.

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Placentia.

One of the most common problems people seek therapy for is anxiety whether it’s about daily stressors or a specific event or situation. Struggling with anxiety and stress can leave you feeling exhausted and defeated. It can negatively affect your ability to function in different areas of your life. My hope is for people struggling with anxiety to learn healthy ways of coping with stress, identify triggers that lead to anxiety, and gain a new perspective.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Placentia.

When anxiety and stress become overwhelming, it has the power to keep you from feeling like yourself. It takes away from your ability to be present in your day to day experiences, makes it difficult to enjoy your relationships, and takes your energy and time away from important things. You may not have control over stressful situations, but you can be empowered to handle them constructively and not be debilitated by anxiety. In the safety of therapy, we can explore and understand your stressors, identify constructive coping tools for you to draw on, and process through and release the burden of anxiety so that you can be free to enjoy the life you deserve.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90815 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Placentia.

Most days, everyone experiences anxiety and stress on some level. The problem arises when the anxiety begins to interfere with normal functioning and you become paralyzed to be more productive. Anxiety can be a specific fear (worries about safety/security) or more generalized where you just constantly feel “anxious” and do not know why. When you are in that state, it is hard to recognize the triggers, or what thoughts/behaviors may be exacerbating your symptoms. Therapy helps to uncover those patterns while also offering techniques to stop them from being debilitating, so you can move forward with a more satisfying, productive everyday life.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91766 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to Placentia.

I have been working with anxiety and stress for many years and utilize somatic experiencing therapy in this work. Many of the symptoms of anxiety and stress are experienced in the body and it is important to incorporate these bodily experiences into the therapy process. Somatic experiencing helps the body to expand its tolerance of unpleasant anxiety sensations and increases its ability to experience positive emotional and physical states. This combined with traditional talk therapy is very effective for treating anxiety and stress.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92626 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Placentia.

Babies are born with a drive to stay close to a caregiver. This human survival instinct persists into adulthood as the drive to form a secure bond with a partner. No matter how old we are, emotional connection still feels like safety, while isolation feels like danger. It makes sense then that if you don’t feel securely connected to another person, you will be more vulnerable to anxiety. Yet often the anxiety itself makes it difficult for you to form the secure connection you need so much. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you break this cycle and form secure bonds that serve as both a safe haven when you need support, and a secure base from which you can confidently go out into the world

Alan Hart, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Alan Hart, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91016 - Nearby to Placentia.

Stress and anxiety can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. You don't have to experience these feelings by yourself: I'm here to help you build insight into the root causes of your stress, and take steps towards healing. Together, we'll process and work towards insight and personal growth in the midst of the challenges you face. Whether you're stress with family members or in a relationship, experiencing a major life adjustment, or feeling anxious without a known reason, I want you to know: you're not alone. Through therapy, you'll receive compassion and care in this trying time. To talk more, simply give me a call and we'll find the best time for your first session.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

David Highfill, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Placentia.

Anxiety and stress are among the most common symptoms people experience in their everyday lives. When these start to feel uncontrollable, it may be time to seek assistance. I will start where you are, learning from you what issues are contributing to your anxiety and stress, how long these issues have been contributing to your stress level, what you have tried to do so far, what you may have thought about but haven't yet attempted, and barriers you have that maintain these stressors in your life. Together, we will practice ways to prioritize your issues, allow you to tackle them individually, and develop relaxation techniques to help you through this process.

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.

Counselor

In 92647 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.

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 Placentia.

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.

Mark Reid, Mark Reid
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Placentia.

One of the most effective treatments for anxiety is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which was developed about 30 years ago. The most common anxiety disorders are specific phobias. Other anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I will help you find the root cause of the anxiety and process the memory that feeds the current symptoms of worry and fear.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

In 92821 - Nearby to Placentia.

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....

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Over the course of time, a client may start to experience increased anxiety and find themselves beginning to become more and more tentative as they approach their relationships and personal and professional goals. I provide a comprehensive assessment, that takes into account biopsychosocial (biological, psychological and social) areas of life, and together we are able to develop a holistic and integrative plan that is adjusted to the client's changing life circumstances. When clients redesign their approach to life, they have greater insight, are transformed, and better skilled to attain a higher degree of life satisfaction.

Megan Lundgren, M.S. LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Megan Lundgren, M.S. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91016 - Nearby to Placentia.

Anxiety and stress can feel like you're caring a burden All.The.Time. It can feel exhausting and unending. That's why you've come to the right place: You're ready for help. Clients who suffer from daily anxiety and stress have found a refuge in the warmth and security of my home-like office. In the therapy process, we'll explore what triggers you to stress, how to cope with stress, and how stress functions in your closest relationships. Are you tired of surviving, and desire to start thriving? Empower yourself to overcome debilitating anxiety and stress: call me today at (626) 272-4908. I'm eager to connect with you soon.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Placentia.

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.



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Placentia is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 6.61 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Placentia is 52,495 people with 16,050 households and a median annual income of $79,598. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Placentia for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Placentia public health department.