Couples Counseling

Would You like to feel close again ?

Individual Counseling

Learn ways to manage anger, depression,
anxiety, stress and grief

Family Counseling

Teamwork in family counseling can be a powerful
catalyst for healing.

Hello! I'm Tammy Hyland

Licensed Therapist
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.

Individual Therapy

Learn ways to manage anger, depression, anxiety, stress and grief while gaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values.

Couples Therapy

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Couples often feel hopeless when love has disintegrated into arguing and pain.

Family Therapy

Families of all sizes and backgrounds are bound to encounter the occasional arguments and household difficulties.

My Expertise

Stress, Anxiety, & Depression

Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, Family Counseling, Adolescent Counseling, Depression Counseling, Anxiety Counseling, Greif Counseling, ADHD

Parenting Support

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 Counseling

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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Get in touch

Located in Irvine, Ca and Laguna Hills, Ca, just off the 405 and 5 freeways.

Book Appointment

I offer reasonable hourly rates, evening and weekend appointments.

Emotional Wellness

I am a compassionate and professional advocate for each individual’s needs.

My Approach

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.

Pam S

“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”

Diane P.

“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. “

Michael C

“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”.

Contact Me

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4010 Barranca Pkwy, Ste 252 Irvine, CA 92604

(949) 750-4777

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Yelp Reviews

Tammy Hyland, LMFT
Based on 37 Reviews
Steven T.
Steven T.
2020-09-30 16:05:30
I started seeing Tammy (via video chat) a few weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown. I have seen many therapists over the years and Tammy is without a doubt the... read more
Eneas K.
Eneas K.
2020-05-05 08:33:01
Tammy has been an integral part of our wedding panning process. Her guidance has elevated some discussions that would not have taken place otherwise. I... read more
Sherry D.
Sherry D.
2020-04-06 15:36:59
Tammy is a very caring and knowledgeable therapist. She exudes compassion and support in her work. I highly recommend her to anyone who has not tried... read more
Jan J.
Jan J.
2020-03-03 12:15:25
Meeting Tammy and working with her has been such an enlightening experience. Going through life's journey sometimes leaves you a little lost and unsure of... read more
Carol C.
Carol C.
2020-02-18 13:21:24
I found myself in a very frustrating and difficult family situation and Tammy was extremely helpful in navigating our family to a place of working together.... read more
Lauren T.
Lauren T.
2019-12-19 12:02:28
She is the best! All that needs to be said! Books recommended and phone calls outside of the office, I would say she goes above and beyond! read more
Jason M.
Jason M.
2019-05-17 08:50:25
Tammy has been most helpful. This is my first experience with a professional Councillor / Therapist. I'm already feeling better and still have a long... read more
Jaclyn S.
Jaclyn S.
2019-04-25 14:49:31
Tammy is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. She is both professional and personable. From the moment I met her, her warmth... read more
Christine V.
Christine V.
2018-09-23 15:21:41
We made our first visit to see Tammy and she did a great job uncovering a few things we didn't realize we felt. She helped us dig deeper behind our... read more
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Tammy Hyland, LMFT
Based on 34 reviews
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Steven Thomas
Steven Thomas
23:07 30 Sep 20
I started seeing Tammy (via video chat) a few weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown. I have seen many therapists over the years and Tammy is without a doubt the best I've ever worked with. She's incredibly easy to be vulnerable with and very apt at picking up on my emotions and state of mind. Almost every session I have left with a recommendation for reading or a worksheet with practical and useful information in line with issues I am encountering in my day to day life. She is very easy to get a hold of and very flexible, working with my ever changing schedule. I would highly recommend her - even if you are not local (I'm in LA). My wife and two of her friends have started to see her associate Jaclyn and have nothing but good things to say about her as well! Fair pricing and top notch service. Thank you Tammy!
Dylan Cheema
Dylan Cheema
20:59 22 May 20
Tammy Hyland is hands down one of the easiest people to talk to. We can be talking about anything, and we always end up in a deep conversation and she’s always asking the right questions. She’s the perfect person to go to whenever I have something on my mind because I feel so comfortable opening up to her. It’s one thing to have someone listen but when they care - that’s rare.
Jason Martin USA
Jason Martin USA
15:51 17 May 19
Tammy has been most helpful. This is my first experience with a professional Councillor / Therapist. I'm already feeling better and still have a long journey ahead, With the help of Tammy I see a brighter future for me going forward. Kind consideration and dignity are only a few of the attributes Tammy has shown. Unfortunately for me I've had to relocate back to the UK, had I been fortunate enough to stay in California I would have continued the therapy sessions with Tammy. I very much doubt the road to mental health is something we can go alone, so please seek professional help from someone as qualified as Tammy
Quentin Hafner
Quentin Hafner
18:53 16 May 19
Tammy is an exceptional therapist and I highly recommend her for any issues ranging from personal development to marriage counseling. Tammy is kind, very intelligent, understanding, and offers people great solutions to life's problems!
Jaclyn Schlanger
Jaclyn Schlanger
18:03 27 Apr 19
Tammy is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. She is both professional and personable.  From the moment I met her, her warmth shone through andI could tell how dedicated she is to her clients.  I would recommend her to everyone I know for couples counseling, as her EFT base strategic completely align with the person she is.  She utilizes her intelligence and empathy  to help her clients navigate difficult situations, and her work is truly profound.  I would rate her 5 stars if I could!  One more thing:  her office is beautiful.  The colors and decor are so calming.  Its the perfect place to go to for a therapy session.  Tammy is the best!
Shirley Wang, MD
Shirley Wang, MD
00:23 25 Apr 19
At the first and only visit, she told my boyfriend and me that she didn't see why we were together, so he broke up with me. I expected to receive help in learning communication skills for us to determine for ourselves, not to see someone who thinks she the Oracle.
David Cahill
David Cahill
21:03 07 Dec 18
My wife and I went to Tammy for some marriage counseling and we were so happy that we did. She really helped us figure out how to better communicate with each other after our son was born and we really value the time that we spent going to her. Would absolutely recommend her for anyone looking for a therapist to help with your marriage.
22:47 12 Nov 18
I saw Tammy for a few months and she showed me nothing but compassion and empathy while helping me dissect a couple of childhood issues. Including with my therapy she recommended a couple of really good self-help books that I can use the rest of my life. I will continue to see Tammy and recommend her to anyone who needs guidance for looking into any irrational behavior or stuck trauma. She’s one of the best if not the best therapist I’ve ever been to and I mean that with great sincerity. Thank you Tammy for all your guidance!
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