In a city with towering growth and new heights, sometimes it’s hard to meet these expectations. If you feel like you're having trouble with meeting expectations, and building new connections in life, a counselor in Rancho Santa Margarita can help you. 

The city is known for more than just having the longest name for a city in California, it also contains the Santa Margarita Lake Tower, which is a beautiful tower in the city. You can reach new heights in this budding city, and with the help of a counselor, all is possible. 

This is Dr. Adam McTighe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MBA,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 17

I believe in the power of resilience and self-empowerment; however, for those times when that isn't working or a little more is needed, I am here for support. You are the expert on you; I am here to get you back to where want to be or help move you to where you want to go. Overall, I have 17-years' experience in nearly every setting ranging from adult and pediatric hospitals to outpatient/community work and school settings. During this time, I have interfaced with a diverse range of patient populations and cultures along with variety of psychiatric and psychologi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

WELCOME! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and online, both residential and outpatient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis. I mostly tend to draw from the person-centere...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,BCC,PCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

We all have an innate drive toward aliveness, wellness, success, and wholeness. Life's challenges, past hurts, and traumas can disconnect you from the natural healing mechanisms that drive you towards health, well being and wholeness. Many times these disconnections and incidents create internal blocks or barriers preventing you from fully becoming the person you were meant to be. My deepest passion lies in helping you improve the quality of your life by removing these blocks and helping you discover your True Form. True Form means being your authentic and best s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Hello there! I am so glad you are here. My name is Courtney and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field since 2010. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulty with life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, professional and career challenges, partner/relationship stress, life crises, adjustment issues, and a variety of other challenges. My clinical approach is person-centered and humanistic in nature. When we begin our work togeth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

“New beginnings start with knowing how we create the trap that we are caught in, how we have deprived ourselves of the love we need. Strong bonds grow from resolving to halt the cycles of disconnection, the dances of distress”. Dr. Sue Johnson Hello! Welcome to your journey to happiness!  My name is Jaronda Lige and I am a proud Oakland, Californian native, Fitness-loving, Meditation-enthusiast, and Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea obsessed Licensed Psychotherapist based in Southern California. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree in 2005 from California State ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Deborah Sterling and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on child welfare. I worked over 20 years with children and families involved in the foster care system. I also have experience working with teens and adults in a therapeutic setting. I practice supportive therapy influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I utilize various modalities including traditional talk therapy. I have a broad range of experience...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT ,LAADC,LPT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. I am also certified drug counselor since 2005. I have working with individuals and their families who struggle with addiction, severe mental health, and co-occurring disorder. My reward to be therapist is to be a witness of people's turn around. If you are struggling with your addiction and feeling to walk in dark, I would like to be your candle to lighten your pass for recovery. If you are struggling with your loved one's addiction, let's talk and figure out how we can help your loved one. It is also painfu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2009 in the state of California. I have experience working with many different populations and cultures. I have worked with moderate to severely mentally ill individuals as well as those who enter therapy to work on personal growth issues. I practice non judgement in life and it shows in my sessions. I rely on my experience and various techniques that are evidenced based and have been shown to work including CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques. I like to educate and work with people ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. It has been my aspiration and commitment through my work life to collaborate with those seeking help and together make every effort to understand what is causing the suffering and in doing so to find some relief from the pain. I have been a practicing Buddhist for many years, and I meditate daily. I love that His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, “Kindness is my religion," because we all need it, we all benefit from it when we give it and receive it and without it life is just harder and l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome to Betterhelp! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 12 years of experience in providing high quality care to individuals seeking to become the best version of themselves. I am certified in Evidence Based Programs such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Seeking Safety Treatment Model. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting problems, and toxic self-image beliefs. I also help...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello my name is Angela, I am a licensed counselor in California with over five years of experience working as a bereavement counselor, leading support groups and helping those who have recently suffered a loss. I specialize in working with those dealing with a terminal loved one, grief and loss. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, and anxiety following the death of a loved one. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I will tailor our dialo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Jacquie Woods. I am a professional clinical counselor with over 6 years of working as a psychotherapist in California. I have worked with client with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting and autism. I have also counseled people who were victims of crimes, domestic violence and childhood trauma. My counseling approach is centered around the client. I do not give advice but assist clients on their journey of self discovery and healing. I work with clients on effective coping skills and stress the importance o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LPCC (CA),LPC (MI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am happy you are here and have chosen to reach out for support. I know it can be challenging to take that first step. That takes courage! My name is Dr. Sarah Golden, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. I am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my graduate degree in Counselor Education and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have worked in the counseling profession in a variety of capacities as a counselor a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT`
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2005. My experience includes, but is not limited to, working with adults who are experiencing challenges such as relationship conflicts, family issues, codependency, and symptoms of depression or anxiety. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and person-centered. My professional mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those I serve. I look forward to the opportun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 35

Greetings, and congratulations on making the decision to improve your life situation. Whether or not you choose to work with me, your choice to obtain counseling and therapy assistance for your concerns will have beneficial effects for you and the people close to you. I am a mature professional, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, with may years of experience. I have worked with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. I am diverse in my approach and firmly believe that therapeutic goals must be made in conjunction and agreement wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I received my BA undergraduate degree (Child Development with a minor in Family Relations) in 2004 while simultaneously volunteering at a crisis line for Intimate Partner Violence and working at a group home for teenage girls. In 2006, I received my MA graduate degree in Clinical Psychology. I spent over 10 years practicing play therapy, attachment therapy, family therapy, couples, parents (working through the difficult issues that parenting brings), individual therapy with teens as well as adults. I have experience in art therapy, working through trauma, childhoo...

This is Paul (Denny) Rea's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome to BetterHelp and congratulations for taking the courageous first step of reaching out for help - I know how difficult that can be. I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 13 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive, and I combine client-centered, humanistic,...

This is Kimberly Gallegos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 6

Hello ~ I am glad you are here! :) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California since 2016. I believe our success in the ‘game’ of life is directly related to the quality of our relationships and the ability to establish and maintain, life long, healthy relationships. My experience extends to having worked with culturally diverse individuals, couples, and families of all ages, who are encountering life’s challenges. I have worked in both government settings and community mental health settings, helping clients to cope with and heal fro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a bilingual (Spanish- Speaking) Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with many years of experience in proving mental health and social services. I have had the privilege of working with a wide range population of diverse backgrounds. I strive to create a safe place for self-expression and partner with you on your journey. I understand that in life we will encounter many ups, downs and unforeseen challenges that impact our wellness and mental health. I utilize a trauma informed, and culturally considerate approach to help you achieve your goals...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Oregon. I value and create a safe, nurturing, and empathic environment for individuals to explore underlying issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, life transitions to name a few. As life inevitably presents us with transitions, loss and unexpected challenges, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. My approach will be tailored to your specific needs, to h...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Rancho Santa Margarita? (Here Is How Our Rancho Santa Margarita Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 48969 people in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, couples counseling in Rancho Santa Margarita, family conflict therapy in Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Rancho Santa Margarita, California can serve:

92679, 92688