Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lake Forest, California

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


Robert Bowmam

LMFT
24 years experience
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I... Read More
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Hai Nguyen

9 years experience
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination... Read More
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Vietnamese
  • Experience: 9 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 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

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Lake Forest, California

Nestled in the center of Orange County, Lake Forest, California is only a short to drive to many popular attractions including Laguna Beach and Disneyland Park in Anaheim. Lake Forest was only recently incorporated in 1991, but was previously known as the El Toro area. Before the city was even officially established, it was deigned to be beautiful recreational area with a planted forest of Eucalyptus trees and two manmade lakes surrounded by residential areas.

Lake Forest is home to 84,293 residents, 67.4 percent which are white, 24.5 percent which are Hispanic, and 15.7 percent Asian. This culturally diverse city boasts many great statistics. The median household income is $96,963 and only 7.4 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In 2017, Lake Forest made it the list of the Top 25 Safest Cities in California and has had only one reported homicide in the last five years.  There are wide variety of industries and professions that employ residents within the city including retail, manufacturing, health care, technology, and research facilities. The city’s top employers include Oakley, Panasonic Avionics, and LoanDepot.

Although Lake Forest is doing well in many aspects, the city is not immune to the many mental health issues that make life difficult for residents in Orange County and the entire state of California. In fact, 7.3 percent of children have a serious emotional disorder and 3.7 percent of adults have a serious mental illness in Orange County alone. Lake Forest’s residents are in need of mental health assistance so they can learn to cope with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Our goal is to make you aware of the mental health situation in Lake Forest, California and help you or your loved one get connected with the resources they need.

Divorce Rates in Lake Forest

Lake Forest, California has a large number of married people with 55.8 percent of the population being married. The rate of divorced adults in the city is relatively low at 9.3 percent. There is an apparent disparity in marriage and divorce rates amongst different races living in Lake Forest. Asians report the highest married population at 65.6 percent. In contrast, Indians has a much lower marriage rate at 23.5 percent. Among people who identify as a single race, Hispanics have the lowest divorce rate at 5.3 percent, while 21.1 percent of Hawaiians in the state are divorced.

Divorce rates can help identify the prevalence of mental health issues in an area since studies have found a positive correlation between mental disorders and divorce. Couples who are experiencing issues in their marriage can benefit greatly from marriage counseling, especially if mental health is a concern for one or both individuals. Also, divorce can be very emotionally tolling on an individual and can contribute to mental health issues. Finding a counselor after a divorce can help you cope and learn how to move onward.

The Challenge Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lake Forest

Although California’s population has grown immensely in the last 20 years, the number of available facilities and beds in place for psychiatric care have only decreased. This is especially troubling since the prevalence of mental illness within the state has continued to rise, and 1 in 6 Californians having a mental health need. This is also true of youths, with every Southern California county reporting increasing rates of children and adolescents under the age of 18 needing to be hospitalized for a mental health concern. However, with a 29.6 percent reduction in the availability of psychiatric beds in California from 1995 to 2014, it is clear the state is not adequately meeting the needs of its mentally ill residents.

Due to varying factors, a concerning number of Americans with mental illnesses do not receive the help they need to better their lives. In 2016, only 43.1 percent of adults with a reported mental illness received any treatment. Unfortunately, 9.4 percent of residents living in Lake Forest under the age of 65 don’t have health insurance which can prevent them from getting the care they need.

Fortunately, if you are experiencing a mental health issue, you don’t need to suffer in silence. E-Counseling provides a therapist directory that will assist you getting in touch with a therapist in your area.