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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to 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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I enter into each new psychotheraputic relationship with an extreme prejudice that therapy works, for most people. Finding the best fit is an important component to good treatment. It's important for the person whom you are sharing your most vulnerable and initimate information be someone you have faith in, sets good boundaries, understands your specific needs and that you can ask questions freely and without judgement. I work collaboratively with clients to better gain a sense of understanding about their particular problems or concerns. Each therapist brings their own education, personality and experiences to the therapy hour, its part of our humanness and this must be a good fit.

DeAnn Richter, LMFT
Psychotherapist

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92870 - Nearby to 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.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to 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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92672 - Nearby to 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.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT
Psychotherapist

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92691 - Nearby to 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.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Psychotherapist

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to 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.

Stephanie Weston, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92832 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I believe that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy. We live in a busy world and because of this, we often put our own needs aside to focus on others. However, we all have difficult periods in our lives, along with issues that cause frustration and therapy is used to heal those upsetting feelings and learn constructive ways to deal with them. This is accomplished by making changes to the parts of your life that aren’t working for you or are contributing to your issues. Some of the main benefits of therapy are the feelings of validation and understanding that you receive, the new perspectives that you gain on various issues, and the learned techniques to cope with life’s frustrations.

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family
Psychotherapist

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92612 - Nearby to 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.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Psychotherapist

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

As an integrative psychotherapist, my style of practice is eclectic, multifaceted, and tailored to your own needs. With a foundation in depth psychotherapy, I blend mindful self-compassion, parts-work (Internal Family Systems/IFS), as well as humanistic and relational approaches to facilitate your healing process. We will work towards building insight and bringing to consciousness elements of your experience that may have remained hidden, or obstructed, yet continue to often show up in undermining ways in your day-to-day experience. By building insight, we learn and cultivate new ways to respond to life, instead of coming from a place of reaction.

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Psychotherapist

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Laura Adams PsyD MFT and Psychoanalyst is located in South Orange County CA with offices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach. Dr. Adams uses a psychodynamic approach with individuals, couples and families dealing with long-term issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, addictions, anger, infidelity, and fear. Call Dr. Adams directly at (949) 244-1992 or visit www.SouthOCTherapist.com

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.

Ph.D.

In 92831 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92604 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I know that people who want to change their lives do so from a position of strength. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed by everything that it is going wrong. My role is to be your objective observer who will have the important task of reminding you of what is going right also. We will need what is going right to fix what is going wrong. Let's get started right away! You are cordially invited to view my blog "Recipe for Happiness" at: www.gail-desilets.blogspot.com

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Psychotherapist

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I work with an entire person--the mind, emotions, body, spirit, relationships. I offer an alternative approach to traditional psychotherapy because sometimes we are stuck beyond our thoughts. I believe we are often stuck beyond how we think about something, but by how our body holds and remembers the experiences. After all, we feel the anxiety in our chest, shoulders or stomach. When we are depressed, we struggle to move, sleep, concentrate etc. I work to remove the block from wherever it is stuck. My clients come to me after years of ineffective therapy. They are looking for more than talking about their struggles or identifying how they think about them in favor of a change in living.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

If you have tried therapy before without results, maybe the therapist was not a good fit for you. Successful therapy requires a bond between two people in which there is honesty, unconditional acceptance and nonjudgmental listening. I help my clients learn to listen to and begin to their own internal wisdom and break free from family/friends well-meaning advice.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Psychotherapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93021 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

FRUSTRATED AND STRESSED OUT? Not happy in a relationship? Suffering from anxiety or depression? Unsure where to go from here? Looking for some solution to a complicated issue? I can help! In therapy, you can work through your inner conflicts, feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and move on to clarity, decisiveness, peace and empowerment. I am interested in your journey to a better life. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Finding the right therapist is vital to the growth and healing of the individual. My goal is to uncover what my clients need and find ways to help them activate this within session and within their lives. I am very active, encouraging, using humor and stories or videos to help them reframe the areas were they are stuck or confused. My goal is to help them see that the tapes that they believe are no longer helping them and to give them the freedom to see themself with new eyes.

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD
Psychotherapist

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Sometimes the harder try to connect, the more distant and lonely you end up feeling. Yet you keep using the same ineffective strategies, because what else can you do? Or maybe you give up. You are probably spending enough time and effort already trying to make it work — you’re just doing it in the wrong way. I can help you channel your efforts more successfully using emotionally focused therapy (EFT).

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Psychotherapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you struggling with anxiety? As a compassionate, strengths-based psychologist , I'm here to help. I specialize in stress and anxiety disorders. Clients who have worked with me report that they feel the best they have felt in their entire lives. I can help you to gain confidence on a level you've never experienced before. Call me 24/7 to book an appointment. Click or text (949)791-7127.

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to 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.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Psychotherapist

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC
Psychotherapist

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

After 30 years as a practicing pschotherapist, I have learned effective ways that allow my clients to feel safe, empowered, and to heal in an invironment that is both confidential and respectful. I am a solution oriented therapist and while I feel that the past experiences do have an impact on who we are today, I believe the current experiences are much more telling and important. My clients are actively involved in their therapy goals and outcomes, as we work together to achieve healing, growth and change. There are many effective tools I introduce in therapy that can help in communication and assisting you with expressing feelings and emotiions more effectively.



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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Laguna Woods public health department.