Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Orange, California

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.


Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW, MSW, BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Kaniecia Mixon

MS, LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome to my profile. I am so glad you are here and chose courage over comfort in reaching out for help. My name is Kaniecia Mixon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with about 10 years of experience providing behavioral support and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, social relationship issues, parenting problems, life changes, anger issues, and ADHD. I also have helped... Read More
Welcome to my profile. I am so glad you are here and chose courage over comfort in reaching out for help. My name is Kaniecia Mixon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with about 10 years of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Connie Martinez

PsyD, LCSW
21 years experience
I am a CA-based therapist with over 20 years of clinical work in the mental health field. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Doctor of Psychology degree, and 12 years of experience in neuropsychology. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and seniors in both Oregon and California. I am a former foster parent from the state of Oregon, and I understand individuals with special... Read More
I am a CA-based therapist with over 20 years of clinical work in the mental health field. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Doctor of Psychology degree, and 12 years of experience in neuropsychology. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Cheri Garza

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. I have worked with individuals, couples, children, teens, and families struggling with a wide variety of mental and behavioral health issues. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and OCD. I additionally have experience working with trauma, abuse, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other co-occurring issues. As a therapist, my goal is to help each individual discover the strength they did not know they... Read More
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. I have worked with individuals, couples, children, teens, and families struggling with a wide variety of mental and behavioral health issues. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dina Taylor

LMFT
29 years experience
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward enhancing the quality of your life. The next step in the process is choosing a therapist who is the best fit for you. My Background and Experience: My name is Dina Taylor. I am a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in the state of California. For the past twenty-nine years I have been providing therapy for individuals, couples (traditional and non-traditional), families, groups, and... Read More
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward enhancing the quality of your life. The next step in the process is choosing a therapist who is the best fit for you. My Background and Experience: My name is Dina... Read More
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  • Languages: English, American Sign Language
  • Experience: 29 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years

Bianca Martinez

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kim Jackson

MSW, LICSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If you... Read More
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jami Davis

MSW, LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Suzanne Riedel

LMFT, EMDR
7 years experience
Sometimes, self-acceptance comes with some obstacles. Trauma, secrets, life stressors and messages we’ve received throughout life leave us feeling inadequate or lost. As an individual, couple or family, it takes courage to begin a journey toward growth & healing. I believe each person has the innate qualities necessary to heal themselves, but often feel stuck... Read More
Sometimes, self-acceptance comes with some obstacles. Trauma, secrets, life stressors and messages we’ve received throughout life leave us feeling inadequate or lost. As an individual, couple or family, it takes courage to begin a journey toward growth & healing. I believe each person has the innate qualities necessary to heal themselves, but often feel stuck... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Ron Gray

LMFT, MA,
18 years experience
 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to repair damaged relationships, pre-marital and pre-engagement counseling, and true family counseling. I work with teens –... Read More
 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to repair damaged relationships, pre-marital and pre-engagement counseling, and true family counseling. I work with teens –... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

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.