Buying a home in a beautiful location is always grounds to be happy, but sometimes it can be frustrating to move to new places. Luckily, a counselor in lake forest can help you manage your life.

Lake Forest is a newer city and used to be known as El Toro. It had a huge expansion which brought new homes and commercial centers to the area. It’s got two man-made lakes from which the name is from, and is known for the beautiful recreational facilities that these houses have. With the help of a counselor, you can appreciate the beauty of this place, and even like the eucalyptus trees that are in the area. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and I'm a Coach U graduate. I have worked with clients using cognitive approaches to work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I'm LGBTQ sensitive, and culturally aware. I also work with those in kink and altern...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles including family systems, psychodynamic, CBT, stress management, mindfulness and EMDR....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and welcome! I am so glad you have decided to seek help during this period in your life, as I see counseling as a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and how to make even the smallest of changes in your life. I have been licensed in California for over 6 years, but have over 10 years of clinical experience working in a variety of different settings and populations. I have had a vast amount of experience working with such topics as depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting skills, family conflicts, and anger management. I utilize cognitive b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, my name is Alison. If you're here, that means you're looking for something, and I'd love to help. Congratulations on taking a huge step in thinking about asking for support. Over the years, I've helped lots of people at many different stages of their life work to have more control, more safety and more stability. Whether you are dealing with something new, a long term challenge, or if you just know something's not right and you can't put a finger on it, we should talk. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California and my work with individuals and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Brenna McColm. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters of Science in Counseling: Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, I hold a second Master’s degree in Psychology also from University of Phoenix. I have experience helping people who are facing many different challenges. I work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children who may be dealing with stress, grief, physical illness, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, self-esteem issues, abuse, add...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Rebekah Tweed (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California, on the traditional lands of the Chumash and Tongva Peoples. I work full time at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where I provide individual therapy, group-based support care, and crisis counseling. I graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with my Masters of Social Work in 2012 and have been working in the field since then. Though I grew up in rural east Tennessee, I spent 5 years in Boston, Massachusetts, before moving to Los Angeles in 2018. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters in Spiritual Psychology,Masters in Counseling Psychology,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I have the utmost respect for those who seek help through therapy. Therefore, my therapeutic approach is a collaborative one, based on the belief you have the answers you need within yourself. It is my job to help you get to those answers. In essence, you are the explorer, I am the sherpa, guiding, encouraging and supporting you through new awarenesses, discoveries and personal growth. I welcome the opportunity to be creative in my work and often integrate several therapeutic techniques and modalities in the same session, depending on the client's needs and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, my name is Andres Hoyo. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, parenting challenges general life stressors, and adverse perceptions of self-esteem. My counseling style is client-centered and non-judgmental. I believe in allowing my clients to take more of a lead during sessions, and I perceive the therapeutic process as a collaborative effort between ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Hi! I am passionate about helping you to resolve your challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Counselor and Life-Business Coach with a background as a drama therapist with over 15 years of experience in California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues from stressful life changes, relationship issues, burnout recovery, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), aging, career challenges, care-giver, parenting problems. I am a solution-oriented counselor who uses creative techniques such as journaling, mindfulness, relaxation, and role-playing t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

My name is John Henry, M.Ed., LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). I have practiced as a mental health clinician for thirty-one years. Prior to working in the mental health field, I was an educator for thirteen years. During ten of those thirteen years, I acquired an expertise in early childhood education where I conducted parenting workshops and provided supervision and consultation in early childhood education classrooms. My clinical mental health experience includes working with trauma, LGBQT issues, anxiety, depression, work issues, relationships ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have worked with clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have worked primarily with at-risk youth and families. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is eclectic and takes from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic to name a few, as techniques alter based on the client's needs and treatment. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and welcome! My name is Amy Hatcher, and I am a military veteran, career firefighter/EMT, licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and soon to be Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). But don't let the fancy titles and acronyms daunt you! That all just means by education, training, experience, and a genuine desire to help people, I will do my best to be the clinician you need. My approach to therapy is both integrative and holistic, where all aspects of the person – physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral - are addressed. I have worked in a multitud...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I graduated from Antioch University in 2018 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. I have worked in an outpatient mental health program serving the forensic population over 7 years. This population includes men and women who have been incarcerated, on probation and/or parole, and who have experienced chronic homelessness. I have worked with women who were incarcerated while pregnant and my role was to help them assimilate back into the community and transition to motherhood. I have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns including addiction, depress...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Ashley and I am a LCSW. I graduated with my Masters degree in Social Work in 2013. Much of my career has been spent as a hospital social worker which has provided me with a wide array of patients, clients, and circumstances for professional experience. As a frontline worker and mental health professional, we are often the first ones to help those in crisis situations. My career began in a community based hospital with focus on the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Medical Floors. I worked closely with patient's during immediate t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working for community mental health agencies in various roles as well as the last 5 years as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions, and homelessness. I have also helped parents whose children are at risk of entering a higher level of care, parents who have recently reunited with their children after foster care, parents who have a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with 5 years experience of working with teens, parents and educators dealing with major life changes. with over 10 years of I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout and other career challenges. I also helped many clients who have suffered from abuse or parents who are working though the abuse of their child. My therapy style is personal, warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in CA and TX with over 10 years of experience working in mental health. I have worked with clients facing a wide range of concerns, which includes, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and relationship conflicts, career and parenting challenges, life transitions, and ADHD. My therapy style is authentic, warm, and inviting. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution focused therapies. Although this is my approach, I believe what I do best is "meeting my client right ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been working with couples, individuals and families for over twenty years. As a therapist, I collaborate with clients in finding healthier ways of coping with stress, communicating their needs, and resolving conflicts and in developing intimacy within their relationships. Each client is met where they are at, and with unconditional regard, the time we spend together will involve you developing tools and insights to living you life, and relationships authentically and to their full potential. I specialize in couples, intimacy issues, substance use disorders,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Are you going through a challenging period in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, creative blocks, or insecurities? Do you wonder if there is more to life and how to find lasting peace and happiness, or just balance in your life? I like to work with my clients through a mind, body, spirit approach and believe in health and holistic wellness. I am a certified kundalini yoga instructor and sound healer, as well as a licensed therapist. I am licensed in California with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Forest, California (Lake Forest, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I was born and raised in the greater Fresno area and attended CSU-Fresno for my undergraduate work in Criminology and Master’s in Counseling-Marriage and Family Therapy. My clinical orientation is a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Client Center, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focus Therapeutic Modalities. I have extensive training and experience in working with people struggling with the criminal justice system (in and out of the legal system), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety and Dep...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Lake Forest? (Here Is How Our Lake Forest Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Lake Forest area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Lake Forest therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Lake Forest, or elsewhere in the Orange county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Lake Forest, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Lake Forest and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Lake Forest offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Lake Forest therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 83240 people in the city of Lake Forest, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 92679 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Lake Forest, couples counseling in Lake Forest, family conflict therapy in Lake Forest, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Lake Forest, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Lake Forest, California can serve:

92610, 92630, 92679