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.

Renee Bynum

Renee Bynum, LMFT

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Tracy Thiem

Dr. Tracy Thiem, PhD

TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST Three Decades of Experience CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integrative Health Professional, I have licenses in Talk, Touch & Transformation; PhD, CMT, and Rev. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or face to face, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Rebecca Gehlke

Dr. Rebecca Gehlke, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Giselle Arambula  Alexander

Giselle Arambula Alexander, LCSW

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose, LMFT

I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Franco

Sarah Franco, LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


nicole

Nicole Nemiroff , LMFT in CA, MA Clinical Psychology,

Hi, I am Nicole Nemiroff, MA LMFT. I help people on their path. I offer my clients my care, dignity, intellect, compassion, and experience. My practice uniquely infuses behavioral methods (to get you lived results) with mindfulness and creative inquiry. It is an honor to do this work and I pledge to use my power of psychotherapy to support healing, empowerment, and justice for humans, non-human beings and our Earth. I am here as a co-conspirator with people of color, indigen

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  • Languages: English. Limited French and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.