Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in El Toro.


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Stress & Anxiety

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

Stress & Anxiety

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Do you find yourself worrying most of the time? Feeling stressed and anxious? Perhaps you have worked so hard to be good at things that you don't realize the toll it is taking on you. You deserve to find some peace in your life, your mind and your heart. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton, CA want to help you find that peace. We'd like to teach you some new skills and some simple action steps to help you reduce that worrying. Anxiety and stress do not need to be your middle names. Life doesn't have to be this stressful. There is another way to live - one that has less anxiety. Let's help you find peace. Please call today - 949-381-5778 or visit today - http://OCRelationshipCenter.com

Stress & Anxiety

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Do you feel stressed and on edge? Do you feel your life is consumed by anxiety and panic? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Do you experience shortness of breath, nausea, decreased appetite? Do you have excessive anxiety and worry? Do you suffer from obsessions and compulsions? PTSD? Social anxiety? Do you have muscle tension, tiredness, restlessness, shaking, and trembling? I am a specialist in anxiety. I help people reduce their stress and anxiety so that their daily functioning is not impaired. In addition, I'll help you see the big picture so you can resolve the the deeper source of the anxiety and feel peace and joy in your life once again. Call, text 24/7 days (949)791-7127.

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Stress & Anxiety

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Together, we can break the automatic and unhealthy patterns of thought that are leading to your anxiety and stress. I employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) - which is currently the most successful, scientifically proven method of psychotherapy to combat depression and anxiety. Using CBT, we can track and replace the irrational thoughts that are bringing you the most anxiety and stress.

Stress & Anxiety

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Have you recently gone through a major life change? Do you feel overwhelmed and anxious? Are you uncertain how to cope with your anxiety, work through your fears, and regain control of your life. Life transitions or changes in life can bring on a great deal of anxiety and overwhelm. From changing jobs to having a baby, getting divorced, and even getting married, transitions can be anxiety provoking. The good news is that there are simple and effective tools for managing anxiety and regaining control of your life. I will help you cope with your anxiety and work through the stressful situations you are currently dealing with.

Stress & Anxiety

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety affects your whole being. Physiologically, you may experience rapid heart beat, muscle tension, queasiness, and sweating. Behaviorally, anxiety can sabotage your ability to deal with certain everyday situations. Psychologically, it can cause great apprehension, uneasiness, and fear. In our counseling sessions, we will address all of the way that anxiety is affecting you. I will teach you methods to reduce physical symptoms, eliminate avoidance behaviors, and change the "self talk" that helps to perpetuate the worry. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we will work towards changing the thought and behavior patterns that add to your distress.

Stress & Anxiety

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

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

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… body, mind and soul. This is what I call Anger Work. Second, use “On-the-Spot Tension Tamers.” These are helpful when you are in the middle of a conflict or stressful meeting....

Stress & Anxiety

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

People rarely come to counseling when their anxiety first starts causing them problems. Most people try to handle it on their own and try the “white knuckle” approach until they are exhausted and overwhelmed. Often life becomes unmanageable and depression sets in when anxiety is not dealt with. Anxiety commonly focuses on illogical things that may seem foolish or kind of crazy, so you have kept these to yourself. Don’t keep struggling alone. Call me so I can help you reduce the hold anxiety has on you and restore freedom to live your life fully again. Contact me at 714-751-0888 and I promise I won't think you are crazy.

Stress & Anxiety

Tim Gergen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

When becoming anxious and stressed, it can be very difficult to think clearly and not feel overwhelmed with all your emotions. You do not have to suffer in silence or be alone with your worries and concerns. Get help from an experienced Psychologist and feel what it is like to live with less anxiety and to free yourself up for a more meaningful and enriching life. Please visit my website at www.orange-county-counseling-psychologist.com.

Stress & Anxiety

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Together, we can break the automatic and unhealthy patterns of thought that are leading to your anxiety and stress. I employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) - which is currently the most successful, scientifically proven method of psychotherapy to combat depression and anxiety. Using CBT, we can track and replace the irrational thoughts that are bringing you the most anxiety and stress.

Stress & Anxiety

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Get Real Recovery offers outpatient therapy for those suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and anxiety and stress. We offer If you or your loved one needs help, call our Admissions Helpline today for a free confidential assessment and insurance check. We accept most private insurance plans and can arrange private pay as well.

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

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

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

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I specialize in helping people who struggle with never feeling quite “enough" and want freedom from shame and anxiety. The torment of living with an inner critical voice is exhausting. Achieving more is not the answer. Looking better and trying harder are not the solutions. You deserve to trust yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. I would like to help you discover self-acceptance and find liberation from anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Most days, everyone experiences anxiety and stress on some level. The problem arises when the anxiety begins to interfere with normal functioning and you become paralyzed to be more productive. Anxiety can be a specific fear (worries about safety/security) or more generalized where you just constantly feel “anxious” and do not know why. When you are in that state, it is hard to recognize the triggers, or what thoughts/behaviors may be exacerbating your symptoms. Therapy helps to uncover those patterns while also offering techniques to stop them from being debilitating, so you can move forward with a more satisfying, productive everyday life.

Stress & Anxiety

Sandy Hume, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress are major stumbling blocks in all of our lives today. You may be experiencing a wide variety of symptoms related to anxiety and stress such as panic attacks, physical ailments, feelings of being trapped, a sense of freezing, angry outbursts, or a desire to run. Fight, flight or freeze responses are normal responses to perceived danger, but may be getting in the way of your daily life. In my work with my clients, I have helped them determine the sources of their anxiety and stress, assisted them in reducing the charged feelings they have been experiencing, and supported them in learning new tools to improve their life.

Stress & Anxiety

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Panic attacks? Things like panic attacks, trichotillomania, obsessive behaviors, even brain freeze can all be helped with the proper tools. Stress about taking a big exam like the BAR, State Boards, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, CPA, SAT or other standardized tests. We offer specialized hypnosis sessions where symptoms are often reduced within 3-5 sessions. Fear of driving, flying or a special performance. Hypnosis is a fast effective solution. We also offer traditional psychotherapy using behavioral modification, positive psychology, and solution focused techniques to help you find the courage to face your fears. We offer tools to reduce your anxiety and manage your emotions.

Stress & Anxiety

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Whether stress/anxiety results from pushing oneself too hard or needing to be too perfect, or from an over-active limbic system that just won't seem to turn off, or from current or past trauma(s), several approaches offer relief when they are used to effectively target the source of the problem: Voice Dialogue, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Training and self-soothing techniques, Assertion Training, Mindfulness, Neurofeedback. All or a combination of these can work to alleviate symptoms and heal the problem. Sometimes they are used in conjunction with short-term or longer-term medications. An exercise and nutritional program can also be extremely beneficial.

Stress & Anxiety

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress can be caused by many things; job challenges, marital discord, family crisis and financial difficulties to name a few. I first try to determine i this anxiety can be lifted through problem solving. Sometimes just talking through an issue with an objective listener is helpful. For deeper issues I work on incorporating stress reduction into your daily life in a way that is helpful and do-able. Depending on the level of stress, I may refer you for medication if you want it. I have many ways of working with stress and anxiety and use what works with each patient.

Stress & Anxiety

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

We treat anxiety and stress by first helping you identify what may be causing it. Causes may include external stressors (like economic stress or marital stress), or internal stressors like being too hard on yourself, or not feeling fulfilled in life. depending on the cause, we then teach teach you find ways to perhaps think differently about the stressing situation, ways to change your life to reduce the stress, or techniques for stress inoculation such as relaxation training, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. If you have a panic disorder, we teach you specific coping techniques to deal with it in the future.

Stress & Anxiety

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Are you worried about things going out of your control? Do you experience overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks? Are you obsessed about someone or something that is driving you crazy? I can help you find the roots of your fears, worries and anxieties, identify destructive patterns, work through inner conflicts, and move on to peace, and a calm state of mind that you deserve.

Stress & Anxiety

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Managing stress is the number one issue for individuals in their lives. The ability to tolerate stress, have good coping styles and managing health is an important factor which affects our relationship with ourselves and with others. I can help you manage your stress and give you tools to utilize when those stressful days, situations occur. You do not need to be a victim of stress!

Stress & Anxiety

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I find that the most important part of working with anxiety and stress is to work with creating a safe environment to explore and work on these feelings together. This is an important goal. Without safety, and a feeling of genuine and concern and compassion for you, I do not think we will be able to get very far. From here learning to approach, tolerate and understand what makes you anxious and stressed out, the things you avoid talking about and are fearful about being overwhelmed by are the things I want to help you master. So much of anxiety is feeling smaller than what we are up against. Getting confidence in yourself and coping effectively with your anxiety is what I will help you do.

Stress & Anxiety

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Have you ever been somewhere and your pulse began to race and your heart is pounding and you start to sweat and the room seems to get smaller and you can’t breathe and you can’t find the way out? You may be suffering from panic and anxiety. This condition can be exacerbated by a multitude of different stressors. I can help you make it less overwhelming, less debilitating and less severe. I can help you learn to get control of your life. Call me now at 714-432-9856!

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

Simina Eshtehardi, Ph.D., MFTI, Hypnotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Somatic Psychotherapy (holistic approach)

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Regardless of its cause, anxiety is firmly rooted within our bodies, and needs to be addressed on both an emotional and physical level. Dr. Simina uses body-mind techniques as well as hypnotherapy to help loosen the grip of anxiety on the mind and body. With Dr. Simina's approaches, you will learn how to restore the physical and emotional sense of wellbeing that anxiety all too often robs from us. Her clients with stress and anxiety related issues mostly report a sense of freedom from feeling overwhelmed in life and renewed sense of aliveness after few sessions.

Stress & Anxiety

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress are often difficult to assess and even more difficult to overcome. In a caring and compassionate setting, I work with clients to develop insights regarding the sources of anxiety and the nature of patterns contributing to stress. With deep understanding of the ways in which stress and anxiety are operating, we can create strategies of dealing with both.

Stress & Anxiety

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Many people feel anxious from time to time. But when feelings of anxiety and stress occur regularly and begin to interfere with your relationships, your social life, your job or other aspects of your life, it is time to consider professional treatment. I help people better understand and manage the physical and psychological effects of stress and anxiety. We will together seek to identify, explore and understand the sources of your anxiety and the thoughts and feelings associated with it, revealing how together we can work to change and resolve the anxious feelings you are experiencing. This resolution will help you feel and function better as you move forward in life. Feel free to call.

Stress & Anxiety

Allison D. Osburn, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Are you feeling anxious? Overwhelmed and stressed out? Therapy can help you reduce time spent on those unwanted and unhelpful worries and thoughts. Therapy can aid you in creating an armor of healthy coping and more realistic perceptions of the world around you. Stop the sleepless nights, pounding heart, and unnecessary worrying today. Start living the life you want!

Stress & Anxiety

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, MMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Stress and anxiety are not always bad. In the short term, they can help you overcome a challenge or dangerous situation. However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, to help you work through your stress and anxiety. Therapists may also teach you applied relaxation techniques to help you manage stress.

Stress & Anxiety

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

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

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Have you ever been somewhere and your pulse began to race and your heart is pounding and you start to sweat and the room seems to get smaller and you can’t breathe and you can’t find the way out? You may be suffering from panic and anxiety. This condition can be exacerbated by a multitude of different stressors. I can help you make it less overwhelming, less debilitating and less severe. I can help you learn to get control of your life. Call me now at 714-432-9856!

Stress & Anxiety

Tamara Kubiak, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Are you exhausted and drained at the end of each day, but feel like you haven't accomplished a thing? Do you have trouble sleeping, worry too much or feel like you just can't seem to catch up? If so, stress and anxiety may be getting the best of you. I can help you reduce your anxiety by understanding your unhealthy thinking styles that keep you running in the race to nowhere. Together we will work on ways to change them in order to bring peace and calm to your life. Please call me at (949) 445-3160 to see how I can help. I look forward to speaking with you.

Stress & Anxiety

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety is a powerful force that can take hold of your life and leave you feeling out of control. Loss of control and the associated uncertainty can be terribly distressing. When anxiety becomes overwhelming, we will work together to discover ways to keep it from taking over. We will leverage your strengths and incorporate mindfulness techniques, thus diminishing the anxiety and returning control to you.

Stress & Anxiety

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Many clients present with increasing levels of stress and anxiety in their lives. Therapy becomes centered around identifying triggers for anxiety symptoms, recent stressors in their lives, and identifying symptoms. Often times, we find together that anxiety has been in their life for a long time and that old patterns of behavior has accompanied it. We explore some of those patterns to identify the triggers and find new coping skills to practice when stress arrives. I find it helpful to collaborate with the client on setting goals and working at a speed that is comfortable to each client. This provides empowerment and confidence in working toward new ways of handling the stresses of living.

Stress & Anxiety

Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress are probably among the most frequently experienced conditions, and yet also one of the most troublesome. Anxiety can be debilitating, to the point of being almost paralyzing for some people. The tension produced by anxiety and stress can negatively impact our health, careers, and relationships. Psychotherapy can be very beneficial in terms of learning positive coping skills and other tools, to alleviate or reduce the negative impact of anxiety and stress on one's life.

Stress & Anxiety

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety disorders such as OCD, Panic, Stress can become crippling and debilitating. Most of these disorders are FEAR based. Clinically, anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state or inner turmoil often occompanied by panic-like, nervous and unsettling behaviors and or thoughts. In therapy clients learn how to identify the fears and avoid "Future Tripping". Learn how to Face Everything And Recover.

Stress & Anxiety

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

When anxiety and stress become overwhelming, it has the power to keep you from feeling like yourself. It takes away from your ability to be present in your day to day experiences, makes it difficult to enjoy your relationships, and takes your energy and time away from important things. You may not have control over stressful situations, but you can be empowered to handle them constructively and not be debilitated by anxiety. In the safety of therapy, we can explore and understand your stressors, identify constructive coping tools for you to draw on, and process through and release the burden of anxiety so that you can be free to enjoy the life you deserve.

Stress & Anxiety

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety usually comes from two main sources....anger or fear. Talking with a therapist will help you uncover what is going on in your life now or where you might have unresolved anger about...or what you might fear. Talking through these issues can help difuse your anxiety, and a therapist can be beneficial in offering tools, skills, or simply a new way of thinking about a situaltion. Oftentimes, too, anxiety comes from a negative belief that is sometimes not accurate. You may gain insight and awareness as you challenge some of your belief systems which might be in your way. Looking at the stressors in your life with a therapist will reveal how your liife may by out of balance.

Stress & Anxiety

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress seem to the two factors that are running most people's lives. Between, work, performances, home, family, friends, returning phone calls and emails and all the additional pressures of life, stress and anxiety can simply become overwhelming. Counseling and psychotherapy has an outstanding track record for helping people cope with their anxieties and stressors in life. The therapeutic relationship established by a professional counselor often substantially decreases and relieves the wave of anxiety that can paralyze anyone. Counseling along with if needed medical intervention will under most circumstance return needed control, comfort and success.

Stress & Anxiety

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

In the fast passed world we live in it is easy to feel very overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Stress can create many symptoms in a person that go onto affect other areas of your life such as health or relational problems. Taking the time for yourself to realize what is truly causing your stress, discovering other options or solutions in your life, and creating an action plan is vital to helping you feel like you are back in command of your life and not being controlled by the stressor.

Stress & Anxiety

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Most days, everyone experiences anxiety and stress on some level. The problem arises when the anxiety begins to interfere with normal functioning and you become paralyzed to be more productive. Anxiety can be a specific fear (worries about safety/security) or more generalized where you just constantly feel “anxious” and do not know why. When you are in that state, it is hard to recognize the triggers, or what thoughts/behaviors may be exacerbating your symptoms. Therapy helps to uncover those patterns while also offering techniques to stop them from being debilitating, so you can move forward with a more satisfying, productive everyday life.

Stress & Anxiety

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Managing stress is the number one issue for individuals in their lives. The ability to tolerate stress, have good coping styles and managing health is an important factor which affects our relationship with ourselves and with others. I can help you manage your stress and give you tools to utilize when those stressful days, situations occur. You do not need to be a victim of stress!

Stress & Anxiety

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety is a necessary message that you need to pay attention to something that is at dis-ease in the body. My focus, using Burns techniques, is to help the individual find what they need to hear from the anxiety/stress while giving them very specific tools to distract the unnecessary messages. I show them body relaxation techniques as well as breathing exercises to lessen their tension and stress.

Stress & Anxiety

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

You have emotional pain, feel overwhelmed and your body is probably sending emergency alarms. You feel desperate and weighted with a heavy load. You want quick results to get relief and definite advice on what to do. . You may have exhausted efforts to have some peace or feel safe. Now's the time to take see a professional. Find out how you can put into effect useful tools and see your progress with the steps you take. Call for quick response from an experienced therapist.

Stress & Anxiety

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Stress and anxiety are common feelings we experience. We often need help working through the anxiety producing events and sometimes we just avoid those events all together (which can create it's own stress and anxiety). Together we will confront the events that bring on the anxiety. Using easy to use tools from our therapeutic sessions, you can work on lowering the anxiety and stress and feel more comfortable with living your life to the fullest.

Stress & Anxiety

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Dr.

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Tools are specific for your wounds. Stress and anxiety limits our capacity to really connect with life and with love. Anxiety and stress often stems from wounds in the core of the personality that are long ago forgotten. Buried feelings can keep you so wound up and compulsive that you can't relax and feel present. Anxiety can keep you stuck living "in your head" disconnected from the rich, full life you are meant to feel! Don't settle, learn to use the tools to release anxiety and stress!

Stress & Anxiety

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety can either be genetically based, or it can be a learned condition based on early family programming or the pressures of an increasingly demanding and technology-based environment. Learning how to live in the moment and how to detach from worry and perfectionism is often itself the goal of effective psychotherapy.

Stress & Anxiety

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Dr. Parke's clients in therapy for anxiety/stress benefit from a peaceful presence and safe environment that calm their fears and tension. Dr. Parke paces therapy at your level of readiness and helps you to find tools that are helpful for you. Experience peace, relaxation, and renewed hope once again. Rediscover your inner courage and conquer fears that have been holding you back. Dr. Parke also has expertise in helping clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who have experienced trauma.

Stress & Anxiety

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Does the future scare you? Is your current life situation causing you stress? This is not uncommon and happens to most people. We create a custom made system that fits your life to bring the greatest results. Our counseling method has proven to be over 90% effective. Call us so we can talk more about your anxiety or stress. It can be managed and beaten.

Stress & Anxiety

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I offer a safe environment for individuals to work through their anxiety and stress through "talk therapy" in a supportive atmosphere. I will utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapies, as well as offer tools and techniques to help you reduce your stress and anxiety. Referrals for EMDR or a psychiatric evaluation for medication will be given when indicated.

Stress & Anxiety

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Anxiety and stress, commonly misunderstood feelings, and difficult to manage as well. The good side of anxiety and stress, is that in healthy amounts they assist in motivating you to plan and implement goals. In unhealthy amounts, typically high they serve to overwhelm, distract and even take a toll on your physical health, due to disrupting natural body rhythms (ie. sleep, eating,). This has the unfortunate affect of increasing anxiety and stress more and making living your life evermore challenging. I can help you identify your stress/anxiety triggers, give you feedback about your own anxiety triggers and help you adjust your responses in a more healthy manner.

Stress & Anxiety

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Babies are born with a drive to stay close to a caregiver. This human survival instinct persists into adulthood as the drive to form a secure bond with a partner. No matter how old we are, emotional connection still feels like safety, while isolation feels like danger. It makes sense then that if you don’t feel securely connected to another person, you will be more vulnerable to anxiety. Yet often the anxiety itself makes it difficult for you to form the secure connection you need so much. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you break this cycle and form secure bonds that serve as both a safe haven when you need support, and a secure base from which you can confidently go out into the world

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