Counseling in Newport Coast, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

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.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Coming to therapy can be a vulnerable experience, which is why I aim to provide a safe, supportive, empathetic and nonjudgmental environment. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, I will help you recognize your strengths in order to overcome you

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Reaching out for help can be hard; I work on helping to make it a bit easier. My style is non-judgmental, supportive, and validating, while also being honest and direct. I look forward to hearing about how I can support you in your therapy process.

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.

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Therapist Newport Coast

Newport Coast, California is a highly affluent area south of the city of Newport Beach.1 This area is sometimes referred to as the Pacific Riviera because of its temperate climate and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The city is close to Crystal Cove State Park, which offers miles of pristine beaches, mountain biking trails, and 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland areas for the entire family to explore. The area's economy relies heavily on tourism. Many great attractions for tourists and residents of the city are nearby. The Balboa Yacht Club and Lido Isle Yacht Club have some spectacular vessels to see. For those who like to shop, Newport Center and Fashion Island offer hundreds of stores for just about any shopping desire.

Mental Health in Newport Coast

Many individuals in Newport Coast are impacted by a mental illness. It is an issue that cuts across all age groups, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic statuses. Whether it's post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chemical dependency, or schizophrenia, city residents who struggle with mental health deserve to receive proper treatment that is both accessible and affordable. The Orange County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks to protect the rights of the county's mentally ill citizens, advocate on their behalf, and improve education about the nature of mental illness. For information about NAMI's Orange County programs, call 919-929-7822.2

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a number of local chapters in the Newport Coast area that seek to support families impacted by the loss of a loved one. Support groups provide a caring, understanding place where individuals can grieve with others who have experienced similar loss. AFSP also engages in educational and outreach programs to bring information to communities that will help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts. Members of AFSP also work with local lawmakers to serve as advocates and help guide public policy with regard to prevention and intervention strategies.3

Current Education

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognizes that gifted children have specific academic needs that have to be met. As a result, NMUSD has developed and implemented the Gifted and Talented Education Program for students in grades 4-12. Students engage in regular curriculum activities, which are then differentiated based on each student's ability. In particular, the growth of critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and creativity is emphasized. The social and emotional needs of gifted students are also addressed with in-class activities. Programs vary slightly, so parents of gifted children should direct inquiries to their child's school.4


1. Wikipedia. (2017). Newport Coast, Newport Beach. Retrieved from,_Newport_Beach.
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness - Orange County. (2017). Our Mission. Retrieved from
3. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (2017). Home - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Retrieved from
4. Newport-Mesa Unified School District. (2017). Gifted and Talented Education. Retrieved from

Newport Coast is located in Orange County, California.  The population of Newport Coast is 11,000 people and a median annual income of $164,659. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Newport Coast, CA

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Newport Coast is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Newport Coast an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Newport Coast public health department.