Find a Therapist in Laguna Woods, California.

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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

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Clients in psychotherapy with Dr. Parke benefit from a safe and trusting environment that facilitates healing, transformation, and growth. The therapeutic relationship is built over time to create a safe refuge from the storms of life. Dr. Parke has a highly relational approach that also integrates what the research has shown to be most effective in addressing people's suffering. Therapy is an opportunity for you to examine your life story and create new meaning for a brighter tomorrow, regardless of the circumstances of your past. No matter what your story has been, there is hope and change is possible.

Psychotherapist

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Award winning counselor recognized by governement officials at various levels including members of the Cal. State Senate, L.A. County and Cal. State Assembly for my work as a therapist. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a unique background. I also have over 25 years experience as a computer consultant and have developed an ability to relate to technical and business people. I specialize in marriage counseling, teen counseling, depression, anxiety, anger management and addictions.

Psychotherapist

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I do short-term solutions-oriented therapy to help you think differently about yourself and your world and then develop skills to better deal with your issues from the past or to better deal with current areas of difficulty. We start by assessing problem areas, and then deciding together how best to approach them and what result we would like at the end of therapy. Therapy itself involves talking in sessions, and feedback from me,but also many other skill-building activities such as reading, practicing new behaviors between sessions, and doing things to reduce life stress.

Psychotherapist

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Psychotherapy is a process of gained insight. Gaining insight is critical to your recovery and process. Psychotherapy is a process however I am a solution-focused therapist which means that you will learn to uncover your interpersonal depth issues, discover how you are currently responding to your issues and recover by learning how to cope with either different behaviors and or thoughts.

Psychotherapist

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is sensitive to the challenging and delicate process of being in therapy. My relational and warm approach will create a supportive and safe environment for you to explore your struggles and work towards the healing and fulfillment you deserve. I bring myself genuinely into my work with my clients, and I believe they feel known and understood, rather than judged or overanalyzed. Whether you are seeking individual therapy or couples counseling, I am committed to helping you gain insights into yourself and your relationships.

Psychotherapist

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I am Kristi Starkey a Marriage and Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA and I use attachment theory as my main approach to psychotherapy. Attachment theory serves as a solid foundation for understanding the development of ineffective coping strategies and the underlying dynamics of your emotional difficulties. I can help you with attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance so you will understand how past experiences with caregivers or significant others have shaped your attachment. I will also help you see how these patterns work to protect you, not only early in life, but also later in life and how they contribute to your experiences of distress.

Psychotherapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Psychotherapy or counseling is an essential tool to provide individuals, couples or family groups who may have been in conflict, discord or even crisis to a new level of resolve and ideally into a functioning working relationship with restored possibilities of effective communications and an integration of new responses and new relationship insight and responsibility. Counseling an psychotherapy are meant to help a person see themselves and the world around them in a manner which can provide them with valuable insights, awareness and useful life tools which will lead to effective and successful behaviors, personal contentment and greater possible happiness.

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

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

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Do you have a behavior, belief or irrational thought that you'd like to change? We often learn the "rules" of life from our family of origin. Sometimes it's believed that these "rules" are the truth; however, these "rules" are how we make it through our families. It is once these rules no longer work for us that we need to change them so we can live life differently and often better. It's not easy to make these changes but it is fully doable and I can help you with these changes. Let me help guide you. Start by calling me at 714-432-9856.

Psychotherapist

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Dr.

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Today we want so much from life and from love. Finally we have tools to help us grow out of issues that keep us stuck! Tools can be used to release buried feelings that keep us wound up, anxious and too compulsive (or addictive) to really connect and feel nourished. Using tools helps us regain our center and overcome the wounds from our childhood that hold us back. Depression, anxiety and old anger can restrict our capacity to really live a full life. Tools give us a way to have healthy boundaries, to manage our moods better, to be more sensual and passionate and to make life feel like an adventure, not a endurance test! We don't have to be perfect but we can reach our potential!



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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