Mission Viejo, California Therapists

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
In-Person Sessions:

Encinitas, California

I am Crystal Duncan, LCSW, and my mission is to be at peace with myself, my work and my social and personal relationships.  I strive to live a wholehearted authentic life and I believe it is my purpose to help others find their authentic self and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Welcome to Meridian Counseling! My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
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Sierra Madre, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice at Sync Counseling Center in Sierra Madre. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
Michel Horvat
LMFT, MFC
In-Person Sessions:

Los Angeles, California

I am an interactive, creative, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to...
Marci Reiss
LCSW, DSW
In-Person Sessions:

Los Angeles, California

There are so many therapists out there, so how do you find the therapist that is right for you? It starts with expertise – who has the expertise to treat the conditions you find the most challenging? Most therapists can treat anxiety and...
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Rancho, California

I believe that for both adults and children alike, unless one truly understands what triggers them or pushes their buttons, the issues will continue to resurface and manifest in various, often disturbing ways, which may include continued behavioral...
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Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
Laura Lee Townsend
LMFT, LPCC 15
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love...
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Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
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Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi, I'm Natalie. I empower ambitious, creative millennials who are ready to walk through fear and transform limiting patterns to create the life, career and relationships of their dreams. Utilizing the best of Western psychology and Eastern...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When the hard times hit, do they hit you hard? Do the good times feel fleeting? Whether you are a teenager, young adult, or adult - the ups and downs of life can be terrifying and confusing to navigate. Maybe your teenager is feeling alone at...
Jenna Samuels
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When we get "stuck" in life, we can begin to feel lost and confused. My job is to help you figure out what is making you feel "stuck," and collaboratively help you to make the necessary adjustments in your life to get "unstuck." Together, we will...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Sophie is a British citizen who moved to Los Angeles in 1995. After starting a family in 2002, she decided to return to school and complete her masters in clinical psychology. Five years later she became fully licensed as a marriage and family...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you struggle with negative thoughts and feelings? Do you find yourself in a pattern of unwanted behaviors? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries and speaking up for yourself and your needs? You deserve a space to be vulnerable! A place where...
Patricia Emberley
LMFT, LPC, LMHC, LPC,
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Are you having difficulty with someone you work...
Matthew Verdun
LMFT, CA BBS
In-Person Sessions:

Beverly Hills, California

I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My clients usually approach me when they are ready to make a change in their lives. They are experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for an empathic, flexible and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance....

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.