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.


Lisa Rose

LMFT
25 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Amber Jones-Moore

LCSW
3 years experience
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a flexible schedule and can accommodate your scheduling needs. I would like you to know that our sessions provide you with a safe space in which to talk about anything you wish and to express yourself... Read More
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Rhapsody Flores

LCSW
14 years experience
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey... Read More
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Katie Jones

LICSW
12 years experience
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who have a wide variety of needs related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, as well as academic, behavioral and/or peer difficulties in both private practice and community mental health settings. Katie has extensive experience in working with... Read More
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Ashwini Gupta

MFT
20 years experience
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is empathically focused with getting to know my clients needs being the priority. I combine strong evidence based clinical techniques combined with eastern esoteric knowledge rooted in ancient old world wisdom. My work is... Read More
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Tamil
  • Experience: 20 years

Christie Stegmaier

MS, LMFT
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. Although I am more... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.