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Laguna Niguel Therapists

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  • 4 years in business
  • 748 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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Ira is such a blessing! He really cares about his clients and goes out of his way by providing the best service. He works weekends, and you can call him anytime you need to talk. I have been to other therapists and none even come close to Ira.

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hashani P.
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Excellent therapist and very understanding and dedicated to her work. She genuinely seems to care about your progress

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tori S.
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Cristi was incredible. I am a young college student who struggled with anxiety and depression. College is very overwhelming and I often times felt completely lost in my career path but Cristi really listened to me and gave me feedback that I will be able to use for the rest of my college years. Later, I found myself in deep disappointment with my current relationship. In one session I was having a difficult time putting my feelings into words but Cristi was able to explain exactly how I was feeling and relay it back to my boyfriend. She set up a plan for us to follow, which resulted in a more loving and healthier relationship. She is a genuine person that deeply cares about her clients. Anyone can tell how much she loves her job!

The Art of Healing
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth C.
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Matthew is an outstanding therapist. I went to him post my 2 back surgeries. His massages helped my recovery from ongoing back pain, stiffness and sciatic pain. Perfect pressure. His knowledge of the body and technique far exceeds any other therapist that i have been to. I fully recommend this guy.

  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Antonette S.
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My therapist, Paul Rieker, has made a tremendous difference in my life! After only three (2 hour sessions) he was able to help me unlock the issues and move forward into a fulfilling, productive life that is now void of fears and insecurities. He is very honest and genuinely cares for his partients. He is more concerned about helping others than racking up expensive therapy sessions. He is very affordable and I definitely recommend him.

Desiree Bramlett MS; LMFT
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah B.
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Communication with my partner has been much better after sessions with Desiree. I highly recommend her services. She has an incredible ability to listen and provoke you to resolve issues without telling you what to do.

In Harmony Therapy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sue A.
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Octavia is a very caring and compassionate therapist. She helps you get to a better place of understanding yourself and the world. I appreciated her ability to make the therapy process comfortable.

Jennifer Hill Counseling
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lynell S.
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My son has had anger issues since he was 5yrs old as well as depression and high anxiety, he is now 17. We've been to other therapists over the years and nothing was helping and he was starting to rage with his anger. Since we have been seeing Jenny for the last year, his whole demeanor, attitude, and the way he looks at things has changed. We talk and communicate a lot more, he expresses things to me that he didn't before, he's more social with friends inside and outside of school. He can go in completely angry and upset and by the time they're done he's a whole new person! She has worked wonders and I've referred so many of my friend's kids and others to her. She was definitely an answer to my prayers!

  • 4 years in business
Cindy B.
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I've been training under Ticia's guidance for two years. During that time she has trained me with a variety of moves which keeps my body challenged. The workouts have included; plyometrics, cardio such as hiking, kettle ball workouts, free weights, weight machines, running hills & stairs and body weight excercises. Ticia has created meal plans and inspired me to learn meditation. She is basically my life coach, trainer, therapist and friend. Someone who can in one way or another relate to my life needs and goals.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marcy W.
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I have been to many marriage therapists and while my marriage unraveled right before Dr. Price, she genuinely cared for both of us and without her I would not have been able to make it through this. Her understanding is coupled with exceptional education and enough heartbreaking experiences in her personal life to truly be both empathetic and guiding. Linda is truly one of the rare councerlors who could save your marriage if gone to soon enough and will help you save yourself and family if too late. I have referred many couples and individuals to her and ALL have sent glowing reports back to me.

  • 9 years in business
Richard V.
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Nicole is by far the most experienced physical trainer and physical therapist I've ever worked with it's rare to find both those combinations in one person I highly recommend her

Sunflower Therapies
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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So happy I found a therapist that understands what I go through. Dr. Maxine your great 😆

  • 9 years in business
Dottie J.
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Staff is friendly and helpful. The therapists have a wealth of education and tools to help clients through the healing process. I like that Novus has many different options depending on individual needs.

Jenny B.
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I am truly blessed to have worked with Candice in therapy. She is an exceptional therapist- dedicated, honest, open, understanding, encouraging. She is very knowledgeable in her field especially as it relates to trauma, eating disorders, abuse and children. I would highly recommend this individual to anyone who is ready to address change and willing to let a loving and compassionate soul be their guide.

Intrapsyc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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He is an excellent therapist, he is understanding, compassionate,he gave me a very good advice. I highly recommend him. Thank you for helping me with my anxiety.

Massages by Avo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
Jana P.
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Avo is the best massage therapist you can have. I have had many and no one compares to Avo.

Todd Spath Therapy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Robyn B.
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I started seeing Todd Spath in January 2011, when my life was unraveling. I suffered a nervous breakdown and I was diagnosed with severe depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD, suicidality, and self harm. Todd helped me to uncover the sources of my symptoms that had caused me a lot of pain and grief throughout my whole life. He has helped me and my family through many very difficult marriage and family challenges. It has been a long road back to recovery, but the journey has been well worth it. Having Todd as my therapist has been a great blessing and he has made my journey much easier. Todd has such a great heart to serve people, which shines in his ability as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is very patience, empathetic, witty, creative, and wise. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a Marriage and Family Therapist.

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I am a therapist to adolescents, adults and couples. Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or other life issues? I have 30 years experience. For greater information, check out my web site. I love my work and will provide quality care for you as you sort out your issues in life.

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Tara is a therapist who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with addiction, trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders. She has been trained in DBT and has extensive experience facilitating DBT skills groups at several residential treatment facilities. She was also a primary therapist at a treatment facility specializing in co-occurring disorders, in which she faciltiated DBT skills groups and provided individual DBT when indicated. Tara currently leads the adolescent DBT skills group at the DBT Center of OC and conducts individual DBT sessions, which includes pretreatment, orientation, and phone skills coaching in between sessions. In addition, she participates in a weekly DBT therapist consultation meeting.

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Jason Carr MFT is knowledgeable in treating a wide array of disorders and issues, including: - Anger management - Anxiety - Counseling - Couples counseling - Depression - Disorders - Divorce recovery - Domestic violence int. - Drug and alcohol int. - Family counseling - Grief recovery - Intimacy issues - Ministry/pastoral - Mood disorders - Panic - Pre-marital counseling (Prepare Enrich) - Psychological assessments - Sexual abuse recovery - Stress management - Suicide intervention "Various pastors have incorporated Jason's counseling ministry as a help for individuals within their church to support with needs, and this individuals are considered by the pastors to need more thorough counseling. The response to his ministry and counseling has been life changing for individuals, on both a international and national level." B.J. Wilmoth, Senior Pastor Hope Center, Redlands, CA. "Jason has worked well with every cases that he has been assigned too. The Principals at the schools where he worked have been very pleased with his performance and the children he has worked with have thrived." Dr. John Pedersen, Psychologist Riverside Unified School District My compassionate, yet firm approach has helped hundreds of clients that leads to productive and happy lives. I will not recommend indefinite therapy and will not help you make excuses. Endless therapy that takes you a fortune is not something I believe in. I truly care for each and every client, and I will keep your confidentiality to the greatest level of professional standards.

About

Sometimes, life just doesn't go the way we want. Too often, we find ourselves stuck in a bad place, leaving us hurt, lonely, angry or depressed, just plain out of control. Why is it that we do the things we don’t want to do, and we don’t do the things that we know are good for us? I provide a confidential, non-judgmental place to re-engineer your life. I will strive to help you experience growth from the pain of life and empower you to move forward, better able to face the inevitable problems that come your way. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with you, to help you clarify what you want from your life and how to go about getting it. My primary area of interest is in working with couples, although I do work with individuals also. This includes pre-marital counseling, communication difficulties, recovery from affairs and sex addiction, and parenting together after divorce. In 2011, I've completed a certification in sex addiction therapy (CSAT®) through Patrick Carnes. The CSAT® program is fast becoming the industry's standard certification for all therapists who are working with individuals who suffer from addictive and compulsive sexual behaviors. I've received a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University and am a marriage and family-therapist-registered intern (IMF#64851) under the supervision of Curtis Miller, Psy.D., D. Min, MFT#31636. I am trained to use the prepare/enrich inventories, which is a comprehensive couple assessment tool for pre-marital counseling.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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