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Mission Viejo Therapy | Mission Viejo My Practice | depression | counseling | Dorina Stern Counseling and Hypnotherapy Services | CA |

Dorina Stern, M.A., LMFT, CHt

Marriage and Family Therapist

Mindfulness Training and Personal Development

Therapy and Coaching for Teens and Young Adults

EMDR Practioner

Certified Hypnotherapist


Call Today: (949) 285-6074

My Practice

Effective and Affordable Therapy

I am a is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing in Mission Viejo.  I've provided services to a wide variety of clientele having worked in both out-patient clinics and in-patient psychiatric treatment setting. In Private Practice, I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families that may be struggling with  anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or chronic low self-esteem.  I accept most PPO insurance plans, and am currently a provider for Aetna, Blue Shield, Magellan, Cigna, MHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and more.  My fees are reasonable and I also provide a sliding scale for people currently in financial distress.  

My additional specialization is helping adolescents and their families.  Prior to entering private practice, I worked at special needs junior and senior high school, and have expertise and sensitivity for working with adolescents experiencing such issues as trauma, Asperger's Syndrome related issues, sexual orientation and gender, ADHD, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol addiction, low motivation, depression, and self-destructive behaviors such as cutting.  I enjoy working with teens, as well as their families by helping the entire family deal with this very important and critical developmental stage.   I understand the stress that children and adolescents must face and help them cope with their stress, anger, and depression by helping them find restorative tools that work for them, and to find self-awareness as well as emotional balance. 

"The best parts of you are hidden where you're most afraid to look"  

- Michael Benner -

"In life we do things.
Some we wish we had never done.
Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads.
But they all make us who we are.
And in the end, they shape every detail about us.
If we were to reverse any of them, we wouldn't be the person we are.
So just live, make mistakes, have wonderful memories, but never, ever second guess who you are,
where you have been, and more importantly, where you are going"

- Anonymous -


Mission Viejo Therapy Dorina Stern Counseling and Hypnotherapy Services is a certified Therapy specializing in My Practice, depression, counseling, therapist, rehabilitation and much more in Mission Viejo, CA. We also do Social Anxiety Disorder, Anger Management, Issues related to Sexuality and Gender, Health Anxiety or Hypochondria, Self Esteem - Life Transitions, Domestic Violence, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, What is Grief or Bereavement?, Stress, Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy and all work related in the 92691 area and surrounding areas in Mission Viejo