Professional Counseling in Laguna Woods, CA

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Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Therapist / Coach


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

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Licensed Therapist & Life Coach, Career Counselor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Jenny

Online Therapist / Coach


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety; Phobia;PTSD
  • ADD,distraction
  • Depression; Stress
  • Relationships;
  • Career; Midlife Crisis
  • Self-esteem, Confidence
  • College Success
  • Spiritual Growth; Identity

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Connect With Piper

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Loss Or Grief
  • Abuse
  • Role Or Age Changes
  • Addictions

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

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

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples & Pre-Marital
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Anxiety
  • Pre-Teen/Adolescent Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Foster Youth
  • Independent Living Skills

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Connect With Pamela

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Parenting

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kimi

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


Change is never easy; it takes courage to work on yourself, a relationship, or family problem. My hope is to create a safe place where you and/or someone you love feel comfortable to address the issues that are affecting you and your family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Teen Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Trauma And Abuse
  • Parenting, Co-Parenting
  • Behavioral Problems/Defiance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Vicki

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed for that individual, couple, or family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Adolescent Family Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce/Separation Issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Compulsive Behaviors

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With OC Anxiety Center

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, 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

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

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

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


I provide a safe, caring, connecting environment where we can address your concerns and help you understand why you feel the way you do and discover a path towards growth and healing. I am consistent and predictable which will provide you stability and security.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Young Adults
  • Blended Families
  • Dating

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Piper

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA


I feel very lucky. My clients invite me into their lives, often sharing personal and sometimes painful experiences. Despite the concerns the individuals, couples, and families face, I am grateful to offer support, hope, and I am impressed by their courage.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Problems
  • Grief And Loss
  • Marriage/Couple Concerns
  • Positive Parenting
  • Pre-Teen & Adolescent Issues
  • Gender/Sexual/Identity Issues

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

Therapy Laguna Woods, CA

Counseling Hayward Park, Foster Laguna Woods, Sugarloaf, Belmont, Baywood Park, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Laguna Woods

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. (2014). Laguna Woods, CA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Woods,_California.
2. Goodwill of Orange County. (2013). EmploymentWORKS. Retrieved from http://www.ocgoodwill.org/changing-lives/employmentworks.
3. Orange County Narcotics Anonymous. (2014). Home - Orange County Narcotics Anonymous. Retrieved from http://www.orangecountyna.org/.
4. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Orange County, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06059.html.
5. Orange County Community Foundation. (2014). Orange County Veteran Services Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.oc-cf.org/veterans.

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Laguna Woods. 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 Laguna Woods and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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