I’m glad you found this website. You may be considering therapy for a variety
of reasons, from a major crisis to relationship difficulties to a desire for
greater fulfillment in your life. I hope
this site helps you make the best decision about beginning counseling or
I work mainly with adults and late adolescents,
individually, in couples and in groups.
The areas I specialize in are sexual issues (individuals or couples),
adults molested as children, emotional intimacy, communication, anxiety,
depression, self-awareness, and deep and lasting character change.
In my 40 years of practicing counseling and psychotherapy
I’ve worked with a wide variety of people of different ethnic backgrounds,
sexual orientations, religions, as well as those with physical challenges. I find it immensely rewarding to work with
people who are actively seeking to resolve problems, gain inner peace and
elevate their emotional, intellectual and physical well-being.
My approach is a mixture of many different types of therapy,
including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Gestalt
Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Family Systems Therapy, Client Centered
Therapy, and Sex Therapy.
On the left are tabs for some of the issues you may be
interested in knowing more about.
The best way to start is to call me at one of the numbers
below. I will be glad to answer a few
questions briefly, and if we both agree that it may be a good match, we will
set up the first appointment. In that
first appointment, I will ask you more about the reason for coming in and get a
little bit of information about your current circumstances and history.
Your right to keep the things you talk about confidential is
guaranteed by law by the ethical codes of my profession. There are limits, which are explained at the
end of the Information Form tab. Other
issues related to our work together can be found there as well.
If you decide to see another therapist, I wish you the best
in your journey of healing, self-discovery, and greater intimacy. If you’ve decided to call me, I look forward
to talking with you soon.
Feel free to email me with a brief question or a scheduling issue, but be aware that I do not check my email every day. I do check my voice mail several times a day on weekdays. If the matter is quite urgent, you may call my cell phone at (714)943-4858.
Please go to the "Contact Me" page for locations and directions.
Unfortunately, I am not able to accept new clients at this time. If you would like to be placed on my waiting list, please call one of the numbers above or email me. Please note that I do not bill insurance, but I will fill out the insurance form for you to submit to your insurance company. I do not have a sliding scale. If you cannot wait to be seen, please consider the following referrals.
For individual therapy in Newport Beach/Irvine:
Kelly Barclay, Psy.D., 949-706-3044 Jeffrey Stickney, Psy.D., 949- Barry Ross, Ph.D., 949-852-1410 Suzanne Ross, Ph.D., 949-752-3877 Jennifer Lyman, Ph.D., 949-463-7800
For couple therapy in Newport Beach:
Jennifer Lyman, Ph.D., 949-463-7800 Arlene Dorius, Ph.D., 949-644-6582 Margaret Reedy, Ph.D., 949-727-1838
Individual therapy in Huntington Beach area:
Kelly Barclay, Psy.D., 714-941-9940 Betty Jorgenson, LCSW, 714-229-4809 James Linden, Ph.D.,
Couple therapy in Huntington Beach area:
Kelly Barclay, Psy.D., 714-841-9940 Betty Jorgenson, LCSW, 714-229-4809