Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Mission Viejo , California

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


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor 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

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Ambreen Basria

Psy.D, LMFT, Psychologist
8 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and am here to help you discover ways to resolve the issues in your life. My approach includes working with you to develop these solutions, and solutions that you feel comfortable implementing into your life. I... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • Experience: 8 years

Galina Zlotnikova

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy. That means that in my work I integrate traditional focus on thoughts and feelings as well as the body and the nervous system. I have extensive training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy aimed at helping... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 4 years

Alice Hamlin

MA, LMFT, PPSC
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Alice Hamlin. I possess a BA and MA in Psychology as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential that caters to school aged children who are in need of mental health treatment to better perform academically. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have over 10 years of experience in the field and have been licensed since 2010. My focus, however, is on healing trauma in ages 18... Read More
Hello! My name is Alice Hamlin. I possess a BA and MA in Psychology as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential that caters to school aged children who are in need of mental health treatment to better perform academically.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Tranquilina Reyes

LCSW
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 8 years of experience. My career started in emergency departments working with individuals that were experiencing a crisis such as a traumatic accident, loss of an immediate family member, or an act of violence. Most of my career, I have worked in the health care setting and am familiar with chronic illnesses that may cause or worsen depression and anxiety. I have worked individually... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 8 years of experience. My career started in emergency departments working with individuals that were experiencing a crisis such as a traumatic accident, loss of an immediate family member,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Dr. Jeannie DeArmond

Psy.D., MS
8 years experience
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities to achieve your utmost potential. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts... Read More
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Mission Viejo, California

Mission Viejo is a city of 96,386 people located in southern California, north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles. The population is slightly older than the average for the state at 43.7 years of age, and the household income is higher than the average for Californians at $111,503 per year as compared to $67,739 for the state.

Mission Viejo has other positive traits as well. The crime rate is significantly lower than most cities in the United States. In fact, Mission Viejo appears perennially on list of the top 100 safest cities in the country as compiled by City-Data.com. The climate is pleasant with very little rain and temperatures rarely reach above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is also a community with many of resources to help residents stay well in terms of their physical and mental health. Eleven hospitals provide varying levels of service, and many outpatient clinics are available in every section of the city. Approximately 78 percent of Mission Viejo residents are covered by some form of health insurance, most through a plan offered by an employer. For children, schools in Orange County offer early intervention for physical and mental illnesses through school health clinics and school counselors.

Mental Health Needs in Mission Viejo

The California Health Interview Survey of 2014 found that 55.3 percent of surveyed adults living in Orange County, of which Mission Viejo is a part, said they had experienced a time when they needed help with a mental health condition. However, that same population indicated they had either looked for help and not found it or they had not sought out any form of treatment. Some of the reasons given for the lack of treatment were:

  • An older population, many of whom don’t believe in the concept of mental health itself or in the concept of mental illness as a treatable problem.
  • Not enough inpatient beds for acute mental health conditions or crises
  • A perceived stigma associated with seeking treatment
  • Difficulty reaching the homeless population
  • A lack of resources for prescription medications, management, and monitoring
  • Insufficient insurance coverage for mental and behavioral health services
  • Nonprofit or government entities providing services to the indigent without the proper resources

Family Mental Health Concerns in Mission Viejo

Providers of mental health services have seen a rise in difficult family situations that bring clients to their doors. For example, due to harsh economic realities, many older adults find their grown children returning to live with them. Even under the best of conditions, this requires adjustment and creates a stressful environment until everyone acclimates. Such a transition doesn’t always go smoothly, and family counseling can be beneficial when things are difficult.

Divorce is another family reality that affects the mental health of children as well as the separating parents. While only about 10 percent of the residents of Mission Viejo classify themselves as divorced, the divorce rate for Orange County as a whole has historically been one of the highest in the country. Marriage counseling can be instrumental in keeping a family together. If that fails and a family does go through a divorce, the many changes that happen can be made easier with the help of a mental health professional.

Mental Health Resources in Mission Viejo

The city of Mission Viejo makes an effort on its own to make sure that people can find the help they need easily. The Community Resources & Hotlines Connections to Caring publication puts all the relevant information together in one place. The Mental/Behavioral Health subsection lists local and national providers and referral centers. For those experiencing an emergency, crisis hotlines are available for suicide prevention, runaways, and other urgent situations.

E-Counseling Makes It Easier to Find Help in Mission Viejo

Many therapists and counselors are available through private practice. This is a sample of the areas of specialization, while a complete list of professionals and their contact information can be found  in the directory.

  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Parenting challenges
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Addiction
  • Grief

Those who need help with a mental health condition can use E-Counseling’s directory to find help. It’s easy to use and confidential. Searchers can review each professional’s background and areas of expertise to find the one that suits their needs best. Reviews are available from real clients, so the reader can get an idea of what it’s like to work with that therapist. The most important thing is to know that no matter what the difficulty, help is within reach.