Orange, California Therapists

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

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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,...
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Los Angeles, California

The moment you walk through the door we work at a pace that is appropriate for your needs, establishing sustainable goals and milestones throughout your healing process. I am invested in your emotional health and happiness and will assist you in...
Julie Osborn
LCSW, Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, this has been my specialty since 1997 while working at UCI Psychiatric Medical Center. I train my clients to be their own therapists so therapy can be a short term process with positive outcomes. My...
Oriana Murphy
MA, CADC-II, LCSW, EMDR Trainee
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Los Angeles, California

I believe deeply in the value of being heard - something that many of us feel we have never experienced. I meet my clients with authenticity, transparency, and strengths-based solutions - characteristics that I have found to be "easier said than...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Parenting challenges you in ways you could have never imagined. When you add in all of life’s demands sometimes it can just feel too much. Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned parent, you’ve been struggling for awhile or feeling like...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Kaye has been in private practice for over 30 years. Due to the Covid crisis, she has moved her practice to entirely Virtual. This enables her to work with clients throughout the state of California. Kaye has seen science and psychology find common...
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Long Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
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Los Angeles, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you...
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...
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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...
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Marina del Rey, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
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Long Beach, California

Following my time as a student athlete at UC Berkeley, I began a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training Executives, I realized my deep passion for helping others. I started to notice that...
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California

A few years ago, I left the money, the unlimited expense account and the world that was New York City corporate advertising. I was done helping brands, done supporting pocketbooks. ​I wanted to help others in a different and more personal way -...
Marci Reiss
LCSW, DSW
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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...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
Katya Kosarenko
LCSW, Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
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Los Angeles, California

Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thanks for visiting! I received my doctorate degree in Social Work at The University of Sydney in Australia and I am a licensed social worker in CA #78087. I also have a background in counseling and psychology. My parents are from Taiwan and...
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Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
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California, Minnesota

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD, including Pure O. I am passionate about the specialized form of CBT that I practice because it offers relief to patients who have been in other types of therapy for years...
Michelle King
LMFT, MA
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mood disorders, and I am a practitioner of EMDR therapy. Whatever you're facing, I can help you address underlying issues and deal with current...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hope, Healing, Resolution The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved...
Anne Lee
LMFT
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Lake Forest, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea...
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Los Angeles , California

Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 23340), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), through the International...

Mental Health Care Resources in Orange, California

The last decade has proved difficult for mental health in southern California. The need for expanded mental health care services has increased, especially among young people. However, the resources and funding have failed to keep pace with this need. Mental health needs in young adults are of particular concern. Juvenile hospitalization for mental issues has increased in every county in southern California. Too often, these patients are sent to the emergency room because of a lack of resources.

The number of psychiatric beds available in the state of California decreased by more than 29 percent between 1995 and 2014. The number of mental health care facilities also fell. In the meantime, the state’s population expanded by more than 7 million. Official guidelines recommend 50 psychiatric beds per 100,000 residents. This puts California significantly behind the curve.

Orange County has kept up with its facilities for those with mental health care needs. With 482 psychiatric beds in total, it comes in third place in the entire state, behind Los Angeles and San Diego. This is very good news.

Mental health issues are common. One in five American adults lives with some form of mental illness. This might mean an anxiety or bipolar disorder, depression, or another condition. Meanwhile, one in 25 lives with a serious mental illness. This amounts to millions of people throughout the United States.

The mental health state of California’s youth is of particular concern. The rate of juveniles hospitalized for mental issues has risen 50 percent since 2007. In Orange County, the rate of hospitalizations for juveniles between the ages of 5 and 19 was 3.6 per 1,000 people. Many of these hospitalizations relate to self-harming behaviors. This rate climbed 17 percent between 2009 and 2014. Between 2009 and 2011, almost 9,000 instances of self-harm were reported among Orange County residents. On average, 278 people commit suicide in the county each year. While females are more likely to engage in self-harm, males are more likely to die by suicide.

The young people admitted to the hospital for self-harm underwent a mental health screening. Of these, 87 percent had a mental health condition. These ranged from anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression to substance abuse issues.

Divorce, Education, and Other Statistics

The rate of drug usage is a strong indicator of a county’s mental health. Substance addiction is strongly linked to suicidal and self-harming behavior. In Orange County, opioid-related emergency room admissions have jumped 141 percent since 2005. Between 2011 and 2015 alone, the county experienced 7,457 opioid-related health emergencies.

Education rates in Orange County are on par with national averages. About 38.4 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Meanwhile, the rate of people living in poverty was about 11 percent. These statistics are both significant. Mental health care needs are often tied to education and income levels.

Of particular note is Orange County’s high divorce rate. While the national average is about or just under 50 percent, California’s divorce rate is 60 percent. Meanwhile, Orange County is one of the leading counties in the nation for divorce. Around 72 percent of couples in this region decide to separate. This means there is an urgent need for marital, divorce, and individual counseling.

Mental Healthcare Resources

Orange County has many mental health care resources for its residents. Some of these provide 24-hour therapy outreach, so patients can call at any time. Others provide sliding fees to accommodate differences in income, employment, or payment plans. Besides standard therapy, there are many options for marriage and substance abuse counseling. There are also therapy services designed for teens and children. This is an urgent need in southern California. Although the state has a long way to go, it is already making great strides in providing better mental health care to its residents.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Orange, California

Setting out on a therapy journey can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know where to start. Our directory makes it easy to find the therapist that you need. Insurance companies claim to help find local therapists. However, their help often comes with long wait times and extensive paperwork. Our services can match you with a certified counselor within a short time. Our directory has all the options you need to start your search for a counselor in Orange County. We list all the best family, marital, youth, and substance abuse counselors. You can rest easy knowing that you will be matched with a certified professional.