Counseling in Laguna Woods, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

We understand the amount of pain and frustration that can build before deciding to take the first step to enter into therapy. We would love to help you take that first step and begin working with you toward creating a more healthy and satisfying life.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, relief from depression & anxiety.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92625 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

As a Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach with over 14 years of experience working with adults in (individual, family and couples) therapy, I specialize in anxiety/depression, self-esteem, family conflict, parenting, grief/loss and marital/dating issues.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Dr.

In 92879 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Dr. Wheeler specializes in TOOLS for both personal and couples growth. Tools give you more focus than "talk therapy" as you grow out of the PATTERNS that cause problems in relationships for couples, premarital, singles. Tools also help decrease anxiety and depression

Theresa Cornelius, M.A.

Theresa Cornelius, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

It is a courageous first step to consider counseling. Please contact me for a free phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist to walk alongside you as you seek God's balance of truth and grace for you life.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I believe the "fit", or connection, is crucial for successful therapy. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental setting which fosters clarity and insight and creates the conditions for growth and healing. I use a flexible interpersonal and developmental approach.

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Making the choice to get help isn't easy for some. Truth is, life throws us curve balls. While we are normally able to handle these ups and downs of life, sometimes we could use some unbiased compassionate support. It doesn't mean we are weak, it means we are human!

Adrienne Clements, MA LMFT

Adrienne Clements, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

In the therapeutic relationship, I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative, supportive, and safe healing environment. I help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and safe.

Naveen Jonathan, Ph. D.

Naveen Jonathan, Ph. D.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92706 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist located in Santa Ana, CA. I see all types of individuals, couples, children and families on a variety of issues. Working with relationships and creating meaningful connection to enhance lives is key in my work.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Working as a psychologist is not just a job for me - it's a calling. My role involves walking alongside you through the valleys and mountains of life, forming a trusting relationship as a foundation for healing, and catalyzing your growth toward your ultimate potential.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92882 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

My goal is to understand and honor your unique story, work with you towards healing and growth, and help you to build strong relationships. Engaging in healthy relationships brings meaning to our lives. It is an honor to walk with you as you work to enhance your life!

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Do you want to improve your relationship? Are you tired of feeling frustrated, hurt, and disappointed? Do you want to learn how to effectively work through disagreements and get on the same page? Counseling can help. I can help.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Dr. Laura Adams is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst with private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach. Using psychoanalytic psychotherapy, she counsels individuals, couples and families who want to address long term problems and patterns.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Welcome to my practice. I am a seasoned, experienced psychologist, anger management expert and marriage therapist who is dedicated to teaching you practical and useful tools and thought skills to better deal with your personal, life, or relationship challenges.

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 92675 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Larry Smith, LAADC is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Get Real Recovery in San Juan Capistrano. Our approach is to develop a solid treatment plan utilizing individualized assessments, cognitive behavioral therapy, mental health focus, support groups...

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92653 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I provide professional, caring psychotherapy/psychoanalysis with a focus on learning the themes and dynamics that were established during one's upbringing that play a role in the ability to function successfully in life in the present.

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis

In 92626 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Our early beginnings with those who raise us sets an important developmental path on our journey to adulthood. A missed step, a trauma, or an important figure who misunderstands us is the start of our self-esteem...

John Mayfield, MFT

John Mayfield, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 92832 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Life can become extremely challenging at times. Working together we will push forward to improve your life in the areas troubling you. For things to get better, having someone skilled and experienced to work with can make all the difference. Contact us soon.

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92653 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I am passionate about counseling and provide a safe, compassionate environment to address your unique concerns and needs. I'll work collaboratively with you and offer practical tools to provide the most effective outcome & overall health & satisfaction in relationships.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Award winning counselor recognized by the U.S. Congress, CA State Senate and County of LA for outstanding and dedicated service to his clients. People often say their results with him are the best they've ever experienced. He sees clients of all all ages.



Related Sites:
City of Laguna Woods
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Laguna Woods, CA

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In the southern part of the County of Orange, California, there's a portion of land referred to as the saddleback valley. This lush area, only ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, is the location of a place called Laguna Woods. Around 90 % of the population in Laguna Woods is of retirement age, so one would expect nearly everything to be aimed at the senior demographic, which is only partially true. It turns out that this community has several passions, and schools are one of those passions. Here, in Laguna Woods, several school choices are available to students, from private-parochial to public. At the main museum in the area, the Laguna Art Museum, students---from elementary school age to teenagers---are encouraged to tour its exhibitions. Although the museum contains over 3500 works, ranging from the early nineteenth century to present day, Laguna Woods residents are especially proud of the impressionistic paintings of William Wendt (1865-1946).1 After Wendt moved to Laguna Woods, it seemed he couldn't get enough of painting its beautiful landscapes.

Mental Health in Laguna Woods

Many residents in Laguna Woods face barriers to achieving independence and self-sufficiency because of a disability. Individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses are able to take advantage of training programs at the Goodwill of Orange County that provide the knowledge, skills, and resources to make independent living more likely. Work experience programs provide these tools, while continuous vocational assessments and job coaching ensure that individuals in the program meet their job-related goals. Peer support and counseling services address the mental health needs of program participants as well. Additional details about these services are available by calling 714-796-0266.2

Laguna Woods residents who struggle with substance use can find help and support through the Orange County chapter of Narcotics Anonymous (NA). NA is a community-based organization that uses peer support to help individuals live a drug-free life. NA holds meetings throughout the county, and all who have struggled or continue to struggle with substance use are welcome to attend. All meetings are free. Call 714-590-2388 to get more information about meetings in Orange County.3

Current Initiatives

Orange County is home to nearly 140,000 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.4 Soldiers returning from service often face many challenges as they transition back to civilian life, not the least of which are mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. To help returning veterans acquire the tools and services they need to overcome these challenges, the Orange County Community Foundation began the Orange County Veteran Services Initiative. As part of the program, veterans can access resources regarding transition to civilian life, education, financial assistance, and mental health care. To inquire about the initiative, call 949-553-4202.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Laguna Woods, CA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Woods,_California.
2. Goodwill of Orange County. (2016). EmploymentWORKS. Retrieved from http://www.ocgoodwill.org/changing-lives/employmentworks.
3. Orange County Narcotics Anonymous. (2017). Home - Orange County Narcotics Anonymous. Retrieved from http://www.orangecountyna.org/.
4. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Orange County, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06059.html.
5. Orange County Community Foundation. (2017). Orange County Veteran Services Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.oc-cf.org/veterans.

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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Laguna Woods public health department.