Counseling in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in San Juan Capistrano, California will help you make the changes you want.

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

3551 Camino Mira Costa Suite G, San Clemente, California 92672 | 949.370.4726

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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.

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.

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

30290 Rancho Viejo Road Suite 204, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675 | (949) 284-8270

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...

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.

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Counseling San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is a city of over 33,000 people in southern Orange County California. The city was settled around Mission San Juan Capistrano, which was founded by Spanish priests in 1776. Many of the city's homes and businesses reflect the Spanish mission style of architecture. One of the city's most famous points of interest are the cliff swallows that migrated to the area each year from Argentina. However, since 2009, the birds have migrated instead to Chino Hills, which is just north of San Juan Capistrano.1

Mental Health in San Juan Capistrano

Overall, about one-fifth of all Americans live with some kind of diagnosable mental illness, whether it be bipolar disorder, depression, a specific phobia, or chemical dependency. About five percent of Orange County residents report having a mental disorder. Yet, nearly twice as many people in the poorer segments of the county's population report having a mental disorder.2 While San Juan Capistrano is a relatively affluent city, there are many city residents who live day-to-day with a mental health issue. Many of these people do not seek the help they need either because they cannot afford care, do not know where to access care, or because of the stigmas associated with mental illness.

Individuals and families who have a loved one on active duty with the United State Military can join other military family members in a support group at Saddleback Church. The purpose of the group is to provide a loving, caring, and understanding environment in which military family members can discuss their fears and anxieties about having a loved one on active duty. Support group members provide assistance to one another in times of emotional distress, as well as with practical help such as cleaning around the house. Informational gatherings are also provided for individuals who seek more information about strengthening military marriages and signs of PTSD. For further information about this group, call 949-589-1457.3

Current Initiatives

To help address the mental health needs of students, the Orange County Department of Education has implemented the Student Mental Health Initiative. The primary purpose of the initiative is to provide resources for schools to make early identification of mental illness a reality. Additionally, the initiative provides prevention resources to help improve the overall mental health of the county's student population. Programs for staff training are provided, so teachers and other school personnel have the tools they need to identify students with potential mental health problems. Student-based programs seek to promote resiliency, mindfulness, stress management and a host of other positive traits. For further information about the Student Mental Health Initiative, call 714-966-4000.4


1. Wikipedia. (2017). San Juan Capistrano, California. Retrieved from,_California.
2. Mental Health Association of Orange County. (2000). Behavioral/Mental Health. Retrieved from
3. Saddleback Church. (2017). Active Duty Families Support Group. Retrieved from
4. Orange County Department of Education. (2017). Orange County Student Mental Health Initiative. Retrieved from

San Juan Capistrano is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 14.23 square miles and a water area of 0.19 square miles.  The population of San Juan Capistrano is 36,454 people with 11,838 households and a median annual income of $72,472. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for San Juan Capistrano, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Juan Capistrano for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Juan Capistrano public health department.