Find a Therapist in Laguna Woods, California.

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Psychotherapist

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we look at the underlying concept, which is that your thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in your behavior. For example, if you spend a lot of time thinking about plane crashes, runway accidents, and other air disasters, you may find yourself avoiding air travel. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach you that while you cannot control every aspect of the world around you, you can take control of how you interpret and deal with things in your environment.

Psychotherapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative in that I work with my clients to unearth dysfunctional patterns of behaving or relating that are keeping them from the fulfilling lives and/or relationships they seek. As a solutions-focused psychotherapist I use complementary therapy approaches and techniques to teach clients new skills, increase understanding and insight, and build healthier lifestyle habits that are customized to address their unique therapy goals. My clients are encouraged to practice these new behaviors and ways of thinking between sessions so that the changes they make through our work together produce more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Psychotherapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide brief solutions-focused psychotherapy to help clients assess personal and professional functioning, clarify goals, and strengthen social and emotional skills. I specialize in brief online relationship counseling. Online counseling allows clients to seek help as needed, engage in therapy at a schedule that's convenient to them, and keep their counselor as they progress through life. I work with LGBTQ and hetero clients on individual, couple, and alternative relationship concerns. Clients explore issues that impact their professional and personal relationships, including communication, power dynamics, and intimacy. I accept US$ and cryptocurrencies.

Psychotherapist

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Are you tired of feeling unhappy? Do you know that things need to change, but are uncertain how to get there? Would you like support in getting your life back on track, finding yourself again, or making a change that will help you feel better again? We all go through periods where we need a change, but are uncertain or feel unable to get there. Counseling can help. Having someone be there to support and encourage you, help you make important decisions, and hold you accountable can make all the difference. I will help you create the life and relationships you've been wanting to live.

Psychotherapist

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

The "fit" between client and therapist is crucial. I create a safe and nonjudgmental setting in which to interact and work together, emphasizing and enhancing your ability to be open and to learn to see yourself as you truly are, without the need for it to be otherwise. I will follow your lead and together we will utilize your innate courage and resourcefulness to find, change and resolve the obstacles or difficulties you may be facing and that are holding you back from living the whole and rich life you want to lead. This is the essence of psychotherapy and of healing. Please feel free to call.

Psychotherapist

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Psychotherapy can be a frightening word because “psycho” brings up images of Norman Bates and he is certainly someone none of us want to be associated with. The truth is that psychotherapy is just a fancy word for counseling. If “therapy” is used alone, people ask if it is physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. A prefix was needed to distinguish it from other therapies and unfortunately “psycho” was chosen. Please don’t let the word stop you from seeking any necessary help you may be seeking. Needing help doesn’t mean you are crazy or that you are weak. We all need help at various stages of our lives and if you are in need now, please let me assist you. Call me at 714-751-0888.

Psychotherapist

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I have always believed that with compassion and understanding we can all find healing and have a more fulfilling life. I provide a trusting, comfortable, safe and nurturing environment which allows my clients to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions while feeling at-ease. Using practical honest feedback and focusing on the strengths of my clients, I help them to reach their goals. I teach skills, provide exercises and role-play to help clients learn new and healthier ways of coping. I get excited when my clients express how our counseling enabled them to accomplish their goals and embrace positive change in their lives. They are no longer left holding it all inside.

Psychotherapist

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Good psychotherapy requires listening, understanding, and eventual effective interpretation on the part of the therapist, and the willingness to work toward change on the part of the patient. It does not call for a "God-like" knowledge by the therapist, but for a collaboration by therapist and patient in moving towards more functional living.

Psychotherapist

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I provide more in-depth psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which deals with unconscious motivations, defenses and projections. I look at early attachment and how our difficulties in early relationships contribute to psychopathology and problems in our present relationships. With my approach, you will benefit from a lasting, more internal shift in uncomfortable and painful feelings as a result of a new and more positive, safe relationship experience within the therapeutic setting.

Psychotherapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Many of us seek therapy to get relief from emotional distress, or to manage a problem that we are having in our lives. But often, those problems are connected to something deeper and causes us to feel “stuck” in patterns that we are unaware of. A full exploration of your history helps to uncover those more unconscious thoughts and reactions. Learning to manage the problems, while also addressing the underlying triggers is a crucial part in feeling more effective.

Psychotherapist

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I have a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth style. I focus on helping people improve self-awareness, learn self-acceptance and create greater intimacy in their relationships. I believe in creating a sacred space where individuals can honor their true feelings and learn to let go of shame. I do not offer trite clichés or stereotypical therapeutic interventions; my treatment approach helps individuals develop mindfulness, curiosity and self-compassion. Your wounds will be honored, your imagination will be cherished and your dreams will be respected. Most importantly, I am dedicated to supporting your healing and growth.

Psychotherapist

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Individual therapy can be one of the most exciting journeys one may ever take. The willingness to "look within" with a professional therapist will help you discover new insights, awarenesses and self knowledge. Looking at your strengths as well as your weaknesses can help you grow. Looking at your fears, your insecuritiees, your esteem, your counter productive behaviors and discovering the "core" can help you break free from negative thoughts, depression and anxiety. Self awareness can lead to a better understanding of self, which will usually lead to better relationships. The quality of your life can be increased on the journey of therapy.

Psychotherapist

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I use an Object relations approach to psychotherapy which entails looking at how your relationships affect your functioning. As a certified psychoanalyst, I am always listening for issues connected to your past and yet I am always grounded in the present. Looking at the past is only helpful if it helps us live richer and fuller lives now. As we explore the important relationships in your life we may see that there are faulty perceptions interfering with your happiness. Old feelings from the past can hinder you personal progress. I focus on helping you to remove the obstacles that get in your way. Our relationship is important for your healing. Let's see if we are a good fit!



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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