Would You like to feel close again ?
Learn ways to manage anger, depression,
anxiety, stress and grief.
Teamwork in family counseling can be a powerful
catalyst for healing.
Hello! I'm Tammy Hyland
Working as a psychotherapist in Orange County California is a privilege for which I am truly grateful. I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, and also work with individuals, adolescents, and families for issues of anxiety, depression, identity, life crisis, ADHD, divorce, blended family, and grief. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I will help you to attain the personal growth you are striving for by helping you gain new insights, understanding, and practical skills for maintaining mental and emotional wellness.
Support For Individuals, Couples, & Families
It is important to find the therapist that you can trust and feel comfortable with.
Learn ways to manage anger, depression, anxiety, stress and grief while gaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values.
Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Couples often feel hopeless when love has disintegrated into arguing and pain.
Families of all sizes and backgrounds are bound to encounter the occasional arguments and household difficulties.
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Family Counseling, Adolescent Counseling, Depression Counseling, Anxiety Counseling, Greif Counseling, ADHD
Whether involving young children or siblings, or incorporating extended family members, family counseling often offers families a way to discuss their thoughts and feelings in an unbiased and safe environment
Couples often feel hopeless when love has disintegrated into arguing and pain, when they have become more distant and when intimacy is less frequent and less satisfying.
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Located in Irvine, Ca and Laguna Hills, Ca, just off the 405 and 5 freeways.
I offer reasonable hourly rates, evening and weekend appointments.
I am a compassionate and professional advocate for each individual’s needs.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and depression counseling, to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
“I brought my 11 year old son in to see Tammy following our divorce. He was struggling socially at school, and had become withdrawn. After just one visit, my son’s mood began to lift. It was as though a big weight dropped off of him. He also couldn’t wait to return the next week! It has now been several months, and my son has improved greatly. He has learned to be more socially assertive, and has more confidence. I highly recommend Tammy”
“Tammy is kind and compassionate. It is obvious from the moment you meet her that she genuinely cares about her patients. She will make you feel as though you are the most important person in her life during the entire time you are with her. I have never ever felt judged when I have talked to Tammy. I have seen several counselors over the years, and none have been more intent on truly getting to the root of the problem and finding a way to help you work through it. “
“Tammy, thank you so much for helping us! I was initially very skeptical about seeing a marriage counselor, but boy am I happy that we found you. You taught us that it is not about being right or wrong, but about being understood. Being able to now look beneath the angry arguments, and identify the negative cycles that we get stuck in changed everything. We are now able to understand each other on a different level, and our communication is better than ever. Thank you, we are forever grateful.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need therapy?
I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What about medication vs. psychotherapy?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”.
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