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Dr. Pamela Esau, Psy.D., LCSW

Office: Pamela Esau, Psy.D., LCSW
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Specialize in: Grief & loss crises, depression, anxiety,
Individual Therapy
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description:
Offering video sessions or phone if professional judgement warrants psychological problem presenting with.

I am a professional, active and engaged clinician. As a psychotherapist, I pride my practice on providing quality, personalized care in a safe solution-based therapeutic environment. I have experience of over 20 years working with adults, couples, families, and hold a Doctorate degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC. My clients and colleagues have described their experience with me as being warm, caring, straight forward and conscientious. Through the therapeutic relationship, I assist clients to understand how their relationships affect them; focus and resolve problems, assist in removing blocks to their personal growth and discover their inner resources. Successful therapy involves ongoing dialog and authentic relationships, and that you feel good about your therapist and view him/her as trustworthy, caring, healthy, competent, and a moral person. Successful therapy is also characterized by clients making positive changes in their thinking and behavior as a result of therapy.

The therapeutic environment I strive to provide is nurturing, goal-oriented and solution focused. My approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in many instances, providing options, educating, empowering clients to learn how to problem solve and make changes in their lives. I provide coping tools to the client towards resolving their problem. Other theoretical approaches are utilized when deemed more appropriate in response to unique client needs/situations. Therefore, I tailor my treatment plans accordingly.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Adjustment Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Adults
Treatment Approaches: Biopsychosocial
Christian Counseling
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychosocial Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Reality Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Christian
Education: Psy.D., California Southern University, 2004

MSW, USC, 1991
License #: LCS 17327
Licensed In: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified in CISM (Mitchell Model)
Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist by The Grief Recovery Institute
Professional Affiliations:
Member of National Assn. of Social Workers
Member of The Grief Recovery Institute as a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Health Net
Managed Health Network (MHN)
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians HMO senior plans
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I bill directly to your insurance whether I am in or out-of network plan. Client is responsible for co-pay and deductible amounts at the time of service.
Driving Directions: Easy access Fwy 5/405
Major cross streets: Lake Forest Dr. & Avenida de la Carlota

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Additional Comments: Complimentary consult 15 minutes 949-509-8272
Dr. Pamela Esau, Psy.D., LCSW, Psychologist in Laguna Hills
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Years in Practice:  Over 20
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes
Published Books
You Don't Need To Be Strong: Navigating the 4 Tasks of Grief
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