Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Irvine, California

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


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

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

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Overview of Mental Health Professionals in Irvine, California

Irvine is located in Orange County, California. Irvine started out as a master-planned community, with development by the Irvine Company. Irvine now is home to a number of large corporations particularly focused in the technology sector. Irvine is also where the University of California, Irvine, Concordia University, and campuses of California State University Fullerton and Pepperdine University are located.

Areas of interest around Irvine include Crystal Cove State Park and Balboa Pier. Orange County is also known for its high quality of life, and beautiful weather.

While Irvine has a strong economy and many things that residents find appealing, as with any other city, some problems plague some residents of Irvine as well, often related to mental health. It’s important for people to understand there are resources available to them in and around Irvine if they are struggling with mental health-related issues.

An Overview of Mental Health in Irvine

Irvine, as with most of Orange County, does come with a high cost of living. The cost of living puts Irvine at number 39 out of the most expensive 521 cities in the world, and the cost of living index is nearly 81 out of 100.

Without the cost of rent, the average monthly costs for a family of four in the area is more than $3,600. The average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in a central area of Irvine is more than $2,000 a month. The median rent price is $3,400, which is higher than the median rent price for the Los Angeles metro.

The median home value in Irvine is currently more than $857,000. Often when a city has a high cost of living, people feel the stress and pressure that can come with that. Despite the extraordinarily high cost of living, the poverty rate in Irvine is 12.7 percent, creating a significant wealth disparity among residents.

Cases of mental illness have also risen throughout California and every county in Southern California has seen trends moving upward. It’s estimated that 52,500 young people aged 13 to 17 are living in Orange County with a mental health condition. In 2014, there were 51.4 mental health and substance abuse-related hospitalizations in Orange County per 10,000 residents. One of the leading reasons for hospitalization related to mental health in Orange County was because of depression.

Since 2000, research shows the number of overdose deaths in Orange County related to drugs and alcohol has gone up 82 percent. Each year there are an estimated 5,500 hospitalizations and almost 700 deaths related to drug and alcohol poisonings or overdoses.

Suicide is also one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 people die by suicide each year. In Orange County, there are an estimated 9.6 deaths by suicide per every 100,000 individuals.

Orange County, including Irvine, has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Records show that around 72 percent of marriages in Orange County end in divorce, as compared to the national average which tends to hover somewhere around 50 percent.

Mental Health Resources in Orange County

There are resources available to people struggling with mental health, substance abuse or relationship issues in Orange County. There are an estimated 212 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in the area.

There are also resources available through the Orange County Health Care Agency and the Orange County Health Care Agency Behavioral Health organization. The Mental Health Association of Orange County offers services to people in the community as a non-profit agency. Outpatient centers are available at Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, and Lake Forest. The Mental Health Association also operates the Homeless Mentally Ill Multi-Service Center and regional Wellness Centers.

211 Orange County is an Orange County organization and hotline that people can call to find access to crisis response services, mental health facilities and specialty mental health care.

Connecting with Mental Healthcare in Irvine, CA

Even though there are many resources available, sometimes the hardest part of connecting with a mental health care provider is knowing where to look and making the initial connection with a provider who works with patients like you. That’s why we created the above therapist directory, with listings of counselors and care providers in Irvine.

The above therapist directory is intended to help consolidate some and list some of the top mental health care providers in the area, and also help you more easily find someone based on their level of expertise and their specialty.