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

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Sue Shepard, MFT

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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

Anna Ponder, LCSW

Anna Ponder, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Welcome! My approach is person-centered, collaborative, empowering, nonjudgmental, trauma-informed, and goal focused. My overall objective is to provide my clients with a safe space and the necessary skills to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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...

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Finding a therapist to entrust your story to can be a difficult and delicate process. It is my hope that I can create a comfortable and supportive environment where you will feel safe to share your concerns and hopes.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92604 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS, but need a little assistance in your personal life? I specialize in helping busy professional INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES improve their life at home.

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.

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.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92807 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I strive to provide a warm, caring, nurturing and safe listening environment with pointed questions and responses to your concerns and challenges. The aim is to help you gain personal insights as to what new options can bring you hope, encouragement and even happiness.

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92656 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Dr. Alia Kaneaiakala at Phoenix Rising Behavioral has extensive experience as a practicing therapist and clinician treating addiction and mental health conditions. Dr. Kaneiakala will provide an individualized treatment plan for your unique needs and conditions.

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.

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!

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.

Alexa Romero, LCSW

Alexa Romero, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

My specialties include working with people struggling with sadness, anxious thoughts, trauma, self-esteem, and relationship challenges. I use a supportive, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to create a space that will fit your specific needs in therapy.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

It is your LIFE and it is too precious to waste feeling lonely, frustrated, angry, or helpless! With over 30 years of professional counseling experience I can help. Together we can work through your present challenges and move you forward toward a more satisfying future

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I work with adult individividuals to better understand themselves in terms of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors; to try to see where they are stuck in repetitive unsatisfying relationships or situations.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you ready to take an inward journey that can lead to more fulfiiling relationships and self-contentment? I provide individual and couples therapy, and I'd love to help you in starting or renewing your inward journey.

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Ready For Relief? Looking For Solutions? I Show Couples How To Go From Rejected To Connected; Teens & Adults From Stuck, Anxious & Depressed To Peaceful, Empowered & Feeling Good! I Offer a Risk-Free 50 Minute Consultation - No Charge To You!

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

LMFT who combines talk, creative arts, and play to address personal hurdles and unspoken pains with my clients. I offer mutually co-created opportunities for change through creative arts therapies because sometimes words aren't enough, no matter your age.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I have over 20 years experience in Individual, Marriage & Family counseling, with advanced training and a Doctorate in psychology & psychoanalysis. Together we take a look at our early relationships to better understand how & why we currently have feelings of distress.

David Shapiro, Ph.D.

David Shapiro, Ph.D.

California Licensed Psychologist (License # PSY 17495)

In 92660 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Quality Online Psychotherapy by a Licensed Psychologist - Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want.

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.

Ph.D.

In 92831 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I believe everyone can be helped when motivated and understanding the methods to change. People fall into habits, but with the newest research in neurobiology, we understand how the brain and emotions can be changed effecting personal growth and relationships.

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.



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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.