Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Aliso Viejo, California

Find a therapist in Aliso Viejo, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Aliso Viejo to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Bryan Mall

LMFT,#102655
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University. With over 7 years of experience, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges,... Read More
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Muneerah Uqdah

LCSW
9 years experience
Hello. My name is Muneerah Uqdah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults for over 9 years. I have worked in a variety of setting such as community mental health agencies, juvenile justice system agencies, private practice and community health centers. I have my Master's of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I have utilized an array of treatment... Read More
Hello. My name is Muneerah Uqdah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults for over 9 years. I have worked in a variety of setting such... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

April Zariczny

MA,LMFT
5 years experience
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience... Read More
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Dr. Anita Pedersen-Pennock

Ph.D.,M.S.
9 years experience
When you are going through a difficult time in your life, it can feel like you are all alone, and that no one else could possibly understand what you're going through. I understand how hard that can feel. As your therapist, I believe my role is to walk along side you, helping you see ways you can address your most troubling issues. Also, I value the importance of a good laugh, and I think it's... Read More
When you are going through a difficult time in your life, it can feel like you are all alone, and that no one else could possibly understand what you're going through. I understand how hard that can feel. As your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Cheryl Williams

MA
3 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Juan Carlos Navarro

LPCC
3 years experience
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose California with a broad range of experience in community mental health and private practice settings. I currently work with adult men with mental health and substance use issues, but I also have experience working with couples and families. As a Dialectical Behavior Therapist, my approach is simple; support the client with unconditional positive regard (Acceptance) while encouraging growth (Change). I look forward... Read More
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose California with a broad range of experience in community mental health and private practice settings. I currently work with adult men with mental health and substance use issues, but... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Aliso Viejo, California

First incorporated into Orange County in 2001, Aliso Viejo, California is a small city that covers an area of 7.47 square miles. As of July 2019, the city has an estimated population of 51,783 people. 71 percent of residents are white, 19.1 percent Hispanic, 15 percent Asian, and 2 percent African American. 21.6 percent of people living in Aliso Viejo are foreign-born. The median household income of the city is much higher than average at $108,558, and only 4.2 percent of people are living in poverty.

Like most cities located in Orange County, Aliso Viejo boasts warm temperatures all year long. With averages in the mid-60s to 70s, residents can comfortably enjoy spending time outdoors. Fortunately, Laguna Beach is close by, where people can bask in the sun, admire the landscape, and enjoy a variety of water activities. The Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is home to many different types of wildlife. There is a wide variety of activities for individuals to enjoy within the city including unique restaurants, wine tasting, museums, entertainment, and more. The city is also only less than an hour’s drive away from Disneyland.

Divorce Rates in Aliso Viejo

In total, 12.3 percent of adults are divorced in Aliso Viejo and 55.5 percent of adults are married. While only 9.2 percent of men in the city are divorced, 15 percent of women are divorced. The divorce rate is highest for African Americans at 24.6 percent.

For couples experiencing problems in their relationship, marriage counseling can help the couple learn better communication skills and work through existing issues. While marriage counseling must be accompanied by the effort put forth outside of sessions to be truly successful, a 2011 study by the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy found that couple therapy had a positive impact on 70 percent of couples.

If an individual in the relationship is living with a mental illness, it can also be beneficial for the relationship if the person seeks treatment for their condition. One study looking at the effects of mental disorders on marriage and divorce found that all of the 18 tested mental disorders have a positive association with divorce and 14 out of 18 are associated with a lower likelihood of ever marrying. The three disorders with the highest risk of both divorce and never marrying were specific phobia, major depression, and alcohol abuse.

Mental Health Statistics in Aliso Viejo

While a low poverty rate can be a good indicator that there is a low prevalence of mental illness in Aliso Viejo, no city is entirely free of mental health concerns. In Orange County, approximately 3.6 percent of adults had a serious mental illness and 7.3 percent of children had a serious emotional disturbance in 2014. There are several other notable statistics about the state of mental health in Aliso Viejo and the surrounding area:

  • In Orange County, there was a rate of 3.7 counselors, 15 psychiatrists, and 35 psychologists for every 100,000 people.
  • The five most commonly abused substances in Aliso Viejo include cocaine, meth, alcohol, marijuana, and heroin. 35.1 percent of adults in Orange County reported binge drinking in 2014.
  • Between the years 2011 and 2013, there were 306 suicides in Orange County, for a rate of 10 suicides every 100,000 people. Suicide was the tenth most common cause of death in the county.
  • In 2014, 14.9 percent of adults needed help with mental or substance-related issues and 11.1 percent off adults needed to take prescription medicine for a mental health issue. 55.3 percent of adults who sought help did not receive treatment.

Mental Health Resources in Aliso Viejo

Dealing with mental health problems can be very overwhelming and can make you feel like you’re alone in your struggles. If you find yourself struggling with depression, a substance abuse disorder, extreme anxiety, or other common issues, there are several resources available to residents in Aliso Viejo that can help. Here are a few numbers to call if you are in need of immediate help or want more information about services in your area: