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Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Psychotherapist

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 92627 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Barn Life Recovery provides top notch psychotherapy in a very quaint and private setting. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of our long term care options where they benefit from a safe, nurturing community and daily therapy. Clients are immersed in a "retreatment" style setting where they can practice new skills they have learned in recovery.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to 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.

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.

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I provide a safe environment for you to share your story, address the challenges you are facing, and explore your hurts, hopes, and dreams. My approach to working with you includes a combination of psychodynamic, existential, and attachment-based concepts. I believe your history is important and we take time to address and understand how it has impacted you. We will look at how the person you are today is working for you and address areas that keep you from reaching your current goals. I also want to know how your past affects your ability to be in relationship with others. I will walk alongside you through this journey of healing and personal growth.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - 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.

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D
Psychotherapist

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92653 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Having received my doctorate degree is psychoanalysis, my psychotherapy skills are now enhanced and expanded to work at deeper levels and in a more thorough manner. We all have themes of struggle and allowing a well trained professional to brainstorm with you about the obstacles that prevent you from living life more fully, can make all the difference in the world. Experiencing richness in our relationships and feeling we are thriving and productive individuals makes life feel worth living.

Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan, LPCC. BC-DMT, NCC
Psychotherapist

Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan, LPCC. BC-DMT, NCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92867 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I enjoy helping women find relief from suffering using either verbal Solution-Focused psychotherapy or Dance/Movement psychotherapy. With a verbal method we explore current thoughts and feelings, give room for expression, and consider alternate ways of thinking using your strengths to gain resilience. Or for a non-verbal/verbal approach I find Dance/Movement psychotherapy effective since pain is evident both physically and mentally. Using body movement, you can express what you can't put into words. Together we can find safe ways to get at what hurts and find new ways to accept and adapt using movement interventions. With guidance, in moving your body, you can change how you think.

Catherine Wheeler, MFT
Psychotherapist

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Dr.

In 92879 - Nearby to 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!

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92618 - 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.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Psychotherapist

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to 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.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Psychotherapist

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

A high level of trust and comfort for you in psychotherapy is a must. Working with an experienced therapist you can rely upon to listen skillfully will help you to learn to to lift negative moods, become a better problem solver, or improve relationships. Can simply sharing your problems with a therapist be enough to help you improve? I often hear from new patients that they were dissappointed in prior therapy because they were not helped to foucus and to use specific tools that not only made them feel better in therapy, but also in their lives. Therapy should be designed to help you learn at you own, most effective pace for you.

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.

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.

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92656 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Phoenix Rising provides individualized treatment plans and therapy for Psychotherapy. Our clinicians are highly experienced and will provide you with a customized treatment plan for your unique situation. You do not have to experience this struggle alone, we have compassionate team members who are waiting to help. We invite you to call for a free confidential telephone assessment and schedule an appointment today.

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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Psychotherapy allows for revisiting our progress as individuals and assessing our lives in terms of our strengths, weaknesses and aspirations. It also provides an opportunity to initiate personal change and growth. Additionally, it assists with an honest accounting of who we are and who we are aspiring to be. Dealing with day to day challenges can create imbalances that propel one to search for answers. Whether the focus of therapy relates to the past, present, and/or future, it is time with the self.

Piper Walsh, Ph.D
Psychotherapist

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 92656 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you grappling with life, relationship, or work issues? When these issues begin to cause you a great deal of worry or pain, it’s good to find someone to talk to. My focus is on guiding you in learning more constructive ways to deal with the problems in your life. When helping you through this difficult period my approach is supportive, caring, and infused with humor. I assist you in building insights and a skill set that can be applied to a multitude of life stressors.When you become aware of how you move through your world, you can begin to gently guide yourself in a new direction. I look forward to facilitating this process. Please ring 949.370.4726 or e-mail info@southoccounseling.com.

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.

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625
Psychotherapist

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

If you are seeking a change in your life...If your problems are so great and you need help...I may be able to help. I say "may" because change is a direct result of your own strong desire and commitment. Exploring YOU- whats working in your life and what is not- is the first step toward change. In therapy, we will examine past and present dysfunctional relationships. We will also explore those relationships that are healthy, functional, and joyful. I will help you examine unresolved conflicts and their symptoms, challenge existing beliefs, and work toward understanding the relationships of past and the impact they have on your present behavior.

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.

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

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy is not anything to be scared of, or intimidated about. Seeking out a therapist or being in therapy isn't an admission of weakness or some kind of character flaw. Therapy is a collaborative process and a partnership with someone who is trained in and experienced with facilitating personal growth. And in this process, you are in the driver's seat. Our minds and emotions and relationships involve complicated machinery just like our bodies do and in the same way a medical doctor helps you stay physically healthy, Psychotherapy is designed to help you be and stay mentally and socially strong, and continually in a position to take on life's many challenges as your best self.

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.

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.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92657 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

3 Quick Tips to manage your stress and anger: - Use your work-out time to process your stress and anger - Use “On-the-Spot Tension Tamers” - Have an “Emergency Exit Strategy” I’d like to offer you 3 quick tips on managing the stress or anger in your life. Although I’ve written more extensively on this in other publications, this is just a quick, short list of three things you can do to tone things down a notch and improve your life. First, make sure that you are exercising regularly. While you exercise, become aware of what is bothering you. As you focus on your stressors, let the physiological energy generated by your anger or angst be burned off by your body. Let the exertion cleanse you....



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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.