Counseling in Irvine, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Irvine, California will help you make the changes you want.


Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

Do you often find it's easier to concern yourself with others' needs than with your own? Do you find yourself ignoring your own internal cues and doing what is "appropriate" instead? Your needs are just as valuable and significant as anyone else's.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-391-3505

I offer a FREE consultation, so call today and schedule an appointment to learn more about how I can help you begin the healing process. After a brief assessment, I will outline a customized plan to help with your personal or relationship issues.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

15615 Alton Pkwy., Suite 450, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-357-4206

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

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Perhaps now is the time to work on un-healed situations from the past so that you can release the pain and move on. Guidance from a counselor can help!The counseling process will lead you to let go of the heavy weights so that you can live your life to the fullest.

Hui Reccow, MA, LMFT

Hui Reccow, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1151 Dove Street #113, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-431-6797

Dealing with fear, grief, or pain? I can help. I draw upon extensive training in meditation, psychology, yoga, and Aikido (martial arts) to help you navigate the unseen world of feelings and emotions, in order to heal and reconnect with the Real You.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

4199 Campus Dr. Ste. 550, Irvine, California 92612 | 949-300-2337

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

1151 Dove Street, Suite 245, Newport Beach, California 92663 | 949-300-8004

I am a solution-focused therapist. I work in private practice as well as local hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties as a mental health clinician. I treat people living with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Addiction, Trauma, Bipolar and other Mood disorders. EMDR.

Sue Shepard, MFT

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 714-751-0888

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

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

26691 Plaza, Suite 221, Mission Viejo, California 92691 | 949-600-6095

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.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

1151 Dove Street, Suite 278, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-863-0330

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.

Elizabeth Armstrong,  MA, MFTI

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

2900 Bristol Street Suite C-208, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 949-444-3899

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!

Maria Darcy, Ph.D., ABS

Maria Darcy, Ph.D., ABS

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26246, Certified Sex Therapist

4425 Jamboree Road, Suite 270, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Irvine & Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-698-0590

Hello, I'm Maria Darcy, Licensed Psychologist & Cert. Sex Therapist. I have worked with individuals & couples in the U.S. & Europe for 15+ yrs. Clients describe me as extremely competent, open, warm & committed to our work together. I look forward to hearing from you.



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. (2017). Irvine, CA. Retrieved from http://www.cityofirvine.org/
2. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Irvine, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0636770.html
3. Counselling Center. (2017). University of California, Irvine. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.uci.edu/community/public.aspx
4. Recovery. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.recovery.org/browse/irvine-ca/

Irvine is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 65.58 square miles and a water area of 0.34 square miles.  The population of Irvine is 256,927 people with 87,235 households and a median annual income of $92,278. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Irvine, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Irvine 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 Irvine public health department.