Professional Counseling in Irvine, CA

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Tim Gergen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tim

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


At times in our lives we may need help in recognizing what is hindering our inherent ability to live a full and meaningful life. In an atmosphere of safety and support, we will look and reflect on patterns and beliefs that will enhance you feeling more balanced within.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety/Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Marriage And Family/Teen
  • Career/Vocational
  • Crisis Intervention/Trauma
  • Consultation

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With OC Anxiety Center

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Social Phobias
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Brenda

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you take pride in the fact that you need very little from others? If you make a mistake, are you overwhelmed by feelings of failure? I would like to help you quiet your inner critical voice and learn to let go of anxiety.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Grief And Loss
  • Adults With Childhood Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Religious And Spiritual Issues
  • Relationships

Brooke Bergman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Brooke

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love getting to know my clients and then seeing them grow. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place where we can talk about your life and how together we can work to bring you more satisfaction.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Adolescents
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Teens

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sue

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, 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

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Carla

15615 Alton Pkwy., Suite 450, Irvine, CA 92618


Dr. DeFraine received her degrees from Harvard and Vanderbilt. She is warm, intelligent, kind, and incredibly effective.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Individual
  • Couples/Family
  • Co-Parenting After Divorce
  • Avoiding Custody Litigation
  • Adoption Issues
  • Children
  • Grief
  • Child Behavior Issues

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Connect With Deborah

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marital Therapy
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma/Ptsd
  • Emdr
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Attachment Issues
  • Anger Management

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Counselor


Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Mark

17552 Sky Park Circle, Suite 260, Irvine, CA 92614


What are you reaching for? Is it peace of mind? Is it the hand of someone you love? Perhaps you are trying to find something you lost along the way? Something hard to put your finger on…a joy that is somehow missing?

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Porn Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Parenting
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Trust Issues
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Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern
Phone & Email:  Connect With Elizabeth

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


I'm a collaborative, kind therapist that believes in the power of human connection. My role is to be a catalyst in your life for positive change. Let's work together against problems that weigh on you by harvesting your strength, and discovering your most amazing you!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Pet Loss
  • Substance Recovery
  • Women's issues
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Mary Ann

4199 Campus Dr. Ste. 550, Irvine, CA 92612


Living life to its fullest is easier said than done. What are the obstacles in your way? Let's talk!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions/Stressors
  • Career Challenges
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger Management/Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Family Therapy

Tamara Kubiak, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tamara

Within Driving Distance of Irvine, CA


My goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you to share and explore your inner world which might be filled with chaos, doubt or fear. Whether it's relationship issues, overwhelming stress or feelings of despair, I would like to help.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kevin

Online Counselor


For a new short term, effective approach to Psychotherapy, give me a call or email, kevin@kevinflemingphd.com
Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

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Related Sites:
City of Irvine
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

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


References

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/

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Irvine. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Irvine and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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