Counseling in Mission Viejo, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

128 Del Mar Ave., San Clemente, California 92691 | 949-648-1213

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.

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.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

26151 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California 92692 | (949) 244-1992

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.

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

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

Related Sites:
City Of Mission Viejo
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Mission Viejo, CA

Counseling Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo's complex geography of steep hills means that it is one of the most recent areas to be urbanized in Orange County. Historically, the area was used for cattle crazing, but as demand for new homes rose throughout the 1970s, the area was developed and thousands of new homes and roads were built. The city enjoys a mild climate, similar to what is found in the Mediterranean. It's proximity to the Pacific Ocean means that cool breezes often blow through and that the excitement of the beach is just a short drive away. Many recreational activities are available in the area and provide families with many opportunities to have fun in the great Southern California sun.1

Mental Health in Mission Viejo

According to information from the National Institute of Mental Health, around 26.2 percent of all Americans over the age of 18 suffer with some type of mental illness each year. About 6 percent of those individuals suffer from a serious type of mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. About 18,000 residents of Mission Viejo suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, while over 4,000 individuals struggle with a severe mental disorder that prevents them from functioning at an optimal level.2

Residents of Mission Viejo that live with depression or bipolar disorder can benefit from the support of others who live with the same illnesses. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Orange County provides such support by providing support groups, resource materials, and educational meetings that seek to help individuals better understand their illness and develop effective strategies for coping with their disorder. Materials are available for family, friends and other loved ones as well. Additional information is available by calling 714-744-8718.3 Families who seek more information about supporting a loved one who suffers from a serious mental condition can find a number of resources through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The NAMI Orange County Chapter provides free educational materials, as well as a list of treatment facilities, support groups, and county services for the mentally ill. Call 714-554-8488 to get more information.4

Current Initiatives

Low income residents of Orange County can partake in the Medical Services Initiative program, which seeks to make medical and mental health services more accessible. This new program provides comprehensive benefits including mental health, medical, prescription drugs, and dental benefits. Advocates work on behalf of patients to ensure proper care is received. A 24-hour nurse hotline is available for those who have medical related questions. Walk-in clinics throughout Orange County participate in the program and offer basic medical and mental health assessments without an appointment. To learn more about this new initiative to get residents the help they need, call 714-834-6248.5


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5. California Department of Healthcare Services. (2017). Medical Services Initiative. Retrieved from

Mission Viejo is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 17.69 square miles and a water area of 0.37 square miles.  The population of Mission Viejo is 97,156 people with 33,483 households and a median annual income of $100,366. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Mission Viejo, CA

Very Affordable

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