Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in El Toro.


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Stress & Anxiety

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

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Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Stress & Anxiety

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Counseling for Anxiety & Stress involves a combination of addressing the external, situational stressors and the client's internal responses to those stressors. I work with my clients to determine where they have control and how they can better exercise that control to reduce anxious feelings, and how to more effectively handle those situations in their lives that are beyond their direct control. I teach clients new stress management skills, practice creating and maintaining healthier boundaries in stressful relationships, and provide new ways of thinking about circumstances to reduce anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

When stress and anxiety get out of control, life can become agony. We can become irritable, irrational and lack the focus we need to enjoy our life. I help you develop better ways to cope with the stresses in your life and to make use of anxiety in order to improve your day to day situation and life. Not all anxiety is bad. But when it leads to panic, loss of sleep, and physical problems, there needs to be intervention.

Stress & Anxiety

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Research shows that therapy is the most effective option for treating anxiety and stress. As a Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA I will work with you to help you to help you uncover the underlying causes of your stress, fears and anxieties; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. I will give you the tools to overcome anxiety and teach you how to use them. Since anxiety can differ from person to person, I will personalize your treatment to target your specific symptoms.

Stress & Anxiety

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety, panic, and phobia treatment are OCAC's sweet spot. This is where we do 95% of our work. The other 5% is in related disorders. If you find your thoughts controlling you or find yourself unable to step away from what you know are irrational thoughts, there are solutions. Many patients hear “Just relax" from friends and family, and while momentary exercises like breathing or meditation may help some, they really only subside surface symptoms of underlying cognitions that really need to be addressed. The inability to “just relax” will often exacerbate anxiety further, and there is a reason. If your needs are beyond common stress management, our average treatment is 14 weeks.

Stress & Anxiety

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Is worry or panic disrupting your life? While anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, high levels of sustained stress can be disturbing and can cause distress that interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life. Many people who suffer from anxiety feel alone and different from others. They may be isolating, socially, experiencing panic, struggling with constant worries, or obsessing over concerns they have little control over. I assist people with anxiety to overcome fears, identify the sources of anxiety, and learn strategies to reduce and manage stress. But most of all, I help them reclaim their peace of mind. Please reach me at 949.370.4726 or at info@southoccounseling.com.

Stress & Anxiety

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress can rob the joy from life. Too many people struggle needlessly when many struggles can be addressed once-and-for-all in therapy. Therapy also offers many benefits over medication and is considered preferable in many cases as the first choice in treatment. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Stress & Anxiety

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

We live in a world where anxiety and stress run rampant and relaxation and exposure to sounds and visuals that restore and calm us are few. Often our stress comes from our external circumstances, and also from the internal themes we carry within us. Working from both the outside and the inside can help reduce the amount of anxiety and stress we naturally think we must sustain because we have for so long.

Stress & Anxiety

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

In this fast-paced world of many challenges and pressure to keep up, stay involved and be successful, we often find ourselves worried that our "best" is simply not good enough. Stress and axiety are common reasons many seek counseling and I believe this is the beginning of the solution. Many do not realize they are contributors to their own distress by setting unreasonably high standards and expectations for themselves. Still, others contend with life's pressures and demands which are placed on them by other circumstanes. PTSD is a devastating disorder many face in the wake of war, poverty and the breakdown of their support systems. I am passionate about finding solutions together.

Stress & Anxiety

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Dr. Laura Adams (949) 244-1992 www.SouthOCTherapist.com, is a marriage and family therapist and Psychoanalyst with offices in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. Dr. Laura Adams specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy for long-term depression, stress and anxiety issues for individuals, couples and families. Dr. Adams works with patients by listening for unconsious communications that contain understandings that can bring to light the underlying roots of the symptoms. Dr. Adams has been in private practice in South Orange County since 2004 and can be verified on the Psychology Today website.

Stress & Anxiety

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

How does anxiety and stress play out in your life? It is a vital aspect of our lives, important at very specific times. Yet when anxiety is the ruler and someone is helpless it becomes a life limiting function. Anxiety might also be an avenue to avoid more intense emotional feelings and thoughts. A valuable goal might be to respect and manage one's anxiety and stress in order to live a more free and productive life.

Stress & Anxiety

Hui Reccow, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage Family Therapist intern

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and Stress permeates our daily lives, they are the energetic components that if we don't address can cause numerous amounts of problems and issues (behavioral, emotional, and intellectual) now or later on. When we learn to work with the energetic component of Anxiety & Stress as nutrients to help our mind-body system grow, we are then able to work with the energies such that a higher quality of life can be met.

Stress & Anxiety

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

In today's world anxiety and stress are extremely prevalent. My initial focus with clients is to help to alleviate these symptoms. With counseling, I provide empathy and compassion in a trusting, honest and nurturing environment. I allow honest expression and provide direct feedback, while teaching skills and doing exercises which provide my clients with the tools to cope and deal with these uncomfortable feelings. These healthy new coping skills help my clients to feel better, improve their relationships and lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.


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