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

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Puff has also written 12 books, including "Getting It Right: A Guide to Healthy Relationships", "The Everything Guide to Anger Management", "How to Live a Positive Life", and "Raising Healthy Children and Teenagers."

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, MMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Limited time offer $55.00 per session with limited spots available. Saturdays appointments available. Am I the right therapist for you? I use Solution Focus Therapy to focus on client's present and future and to find solutions for their problems.

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Whether for yourself or a loved one, choosing the right therapist can be tricky. Within the first couple of sessions, I give my clients the tools they need to make changes for a better and more fulfilling life. Call for a free 30 minute in-office consultation today!

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

This isn’t what you signed up for…It’s just not working. Together, we can get you through this tough time…stuck place…lousy situation.

Simina Eshtehardi, Ph.D., MFTI, Hypnotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Somatic Psychotherapy (holistic approach)

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Dr. Simina is committed to helping you experience a sense of freedom and emotional peace from the unresolved issues in your life. Her sessions incorporate an experiential, holistic (body-mind) approach that addresses your senses, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Are you experiencing a rough time? Feeling down in the dumps? Frustrated and overwhelmed with life? You are not alone! You can find the joy in life again and learn how to cope with everyday frustrations. Let me help you find your way and live the life you deserve!

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I help clients break out of the destructive, negative cycles in which they are stuck; make sense of their own and others’ emotions; and create close, healthy relationships.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I am passionate about helping clients raise their level of self-awareness and transform themselves and their relationships into the level they have always wanted and dedicated to helping you discover new ways of challenging old patterns of thoughts and behaviors.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of 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.

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Maria Darcy, Ph.D., ABS

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26246, Certified Sex Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of 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.



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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