Laguna Nigue, California Therapists

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
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San Diego, California

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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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Warm, patient and eat to talk to therapist in the Tustin, California area. My experience and passion is working with individual and couples struggling with addiction, relationship issues and trauma.
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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

My name is Jaclyn Yuki Schlanger, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working for a private practice in Irvine, California. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and am of half Asian and half European American heritage....
Su Lim
LMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
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Los Angeles, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
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Irvine, California

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California

We all struggle with challenges and feel overwhelmed at times. My job is to create an environment where you feel safe. Together, we will explore ways to reach your goals and improve your life. I am licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy with over...
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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...
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Irvine, California

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California

We all possess an innate ability to make healthy changes. No matter how distressing life stressors are, I believe that you can become more emotionally effective and take charge of your life! Backed by neuroscience on attachment and relationships, I...
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Newport Beach, California

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California

Hello. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, California. I believe the seed was planted early in my life to become a therapist. I have always had a heart for the person who was disadvantaged in some way or dealing with a...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

During this incredibly uncertain time you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or suffering from too much togetherness. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going outside,...
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California

ilona Varo is a Hungarian born psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles. Her background in the beauty/entertainment industry as well the healing arts informs her unique, curious, mindful and client-centered approach. ilona has an extensive...
Matthew Verdun
LMFT, CA BBS
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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...
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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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Long Beach, California

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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...
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...
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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Laguna Niguel, California

Known for numerous parks and public trails, a low crime rate, and a mild coastal climate, Laguna Niguel is a suburban city boasting a population of about 65,000 in southeastern Orange County, California, in the San Joaquin Hills. It derives its name from a Native American village once located in the area and the spanish word for “lagoon.”

Socioeconomic Profile of Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel boasts 33,607 employees. The city serves as a bedroom community for people working in central and northern Orange County job centers. The median household income in Laguna Niguel is very high compared to California and the United States; however, estimates vary widely from $97,894 to $107,101. In either case, the per capita income is approximately half as much at $51,639. Laguna Niguel may be wealthy, but there is a wide discrepancy between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”

Laguna Niguel is an older city relative to the median resident age in California of 36.4, compared to 45.3 in Laguna Niguel. The female population of Laguna Niguel is 51.7 percent, slightly more than the male population of 48.3 percent.

Ethnically, nearly three-quarters of Laguna Niguel residents identify as white at 72.5 percent, while approximately 13.9 percent identify as Hispanic/Latino, 8.6 percent identify as Asian, and 1.1 percent identify as black. The percentage of people identifying as two or more races is 3.4 percent.

Mental Health in Laguna Niguel

The population of California at large has increased since 1995 by more than seven million people. At the same time, California has seen decreased mental health resources, including acute psychiatric beds and facilities, funding, and treatment options, resulting in a mere 44 percent of adults receiving needed treatment for diagnosable mental illness. The statistics are even more dire for youth, with less than 20 percent receiving needed mental health services.

Youth comprise a particularly vulnerable population in Orange County, where hospitalization rates of children and adolescents for mental health issues and/or substance abuse have increased by 43 percent since 2007 even while hospitalization rates of the elderly for similar issues have declined by a similar margin of 41 percent. The most frequent diagnosis for a behavioral health admission for adults and youth alike is major depression, but hospitalizations due to major depression have decreased for older adults since 2007 by 45 percent and increased more than twice that number, 99 percent, for youth during the same time period. Hospitalizations related to substance abuse have remained unchanged for the elderly population and decreased for youth by 72 percent but increased 19 percent for adults aged 18 to 64.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Laguna Niguel

In many respects, Laguna Niguel seems to be doing quite well. However, all California cities face similar challenges that can affect the mental health of residents as well as their access to treatment.

  • Homelessness: It’s not always clear whether mental illness causes homelessness or vice versa, but whatever the causative factor may be, it is clear that California is facing a crisis of both homelessness and mental illness and that the two often occur together. Twenty-two percent of the 550,000 homeless people living in the United States dwell in California, five thousand of whom reside in Orange County alone. Serious mental illness occurs in 25 to 26 percent of homeless adults in the country. To be chronically homeless is to suffer from mental illness and to have been living on the streets for over a year. California’s share of the chronically homeless population is 39 percent.
  • Opioid Abuse: Statewide, California’s numbers for opioid abuse and opioid related deaths are relatively low, but statistics specific to Orange County tell a much different story. Nearly half of all reported prescriptions in Orange County are written for opioids, and the year 2016 showed a 3 percent increase in opioid prescriptions filled compared to the previous year. There is a positive correlation between emergency room visits for opioid abuse and/or poisoning and opioid prescriptions written, and since 2006, there has been a 215 percent increase in ER visits related to opioid abuse.
  • Natural Disasters: Large-scale catastrophes such as fires, floods, or landslides may contribute to the development of PTSD and other stress disorders. Orange County experiences 29 natural disasters per year, more than twice the US average of 13.