27111 Aliso Creek Rd. #170

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

marissafdefeo@gmail.com

 

Tel: 949-791-9384

By Appointment Only

Wed & Thurs: 10am - 8pm​​

​Sunday: 9am - 12pm

Also available for Phone and Skype sessions outside of normal business hours.

© 2019 by Marissa DeFeo, MA, LMFT. 

I provide individual therapy to women & men of all ages, adolescents (teens) and pre-teens/tweeens. 

I offer couples counseling to all couples including married & non married couples, heterosexual and same-sex couples as well as trans and gender non conforming couples.

I have a special interest in human sexuality and treat myriad sexual disorders such as "sex addiction," hyper sexuality, and genito pelvic pain/penetration disorder, just to name a few.

I work with all kinds of families from nuclear families, to single-parents homes, to blended families, extended families, and even the "families" you choose. 

My Approach

My goal as a therapist is to assist you on your journey of self-awareness and personal discovery.  While I take a here and now approach with clients, I also believe that understanding your present and being able to be fully aware of your thoughts and actions in the moment will help you confront and resolve issues and conflicts from your past.  

As a Southern California native, it wasn't until I stepped outside of my comfort zone (aka my Corona del Mar bubble) and made one of the biggest, life-changing decisions of my life: to move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and pursue a career in broadcasting, that my life began to change as I embarked upon a never ending journey of self discovery.

About me

Therapy is a great first step in getting the mental health help you need!  But just as with all personal endeavors, you can't do it alone.  That's why building a support team is critical in helping you to achieve your goals and obtaining the best care for your needs.  Below are just some of the many resources available to you -- many at no cost what so ever!

Getting Help

24 hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Teen Line - Teens Helping Teens 6pm-10m

Trevor Lifeline - LGBTQ Youth

NAMI Warm Line - non-cirsis mental health support

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

 
 
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.

Paulo Coelho

Marissa DeFeo