Malaika Clelland, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mission Viejo
Children, teens, women, and families have been the focus of my practice for 20 years. My desire is to come alongside you and offer Hope while encouraging you toward your goals. I believe it is important to find the right therapist that you feel comfortable with. As a Registered Play Therapist, I work with toddlers, children and teens experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, grief and loss, and behavior challenges. International Adoption is also a major focus of my practice and I am certified in Trust Based Relational Intervention Therapy (TBRI).
If you are feeling concerned for your child or frustrated as a parent, therapy is often helpful to gain support and tools to help yourself, your child and your family. I offer individual counseling for children, teens and women, play therapy, parent-child counseling, parenting support, and family therapy.
Transitions to parenthood, perinatal and postpartum adjustment support are also a major focus in my practice. Women's issues including depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges often improve with the relational style of therapy I provide. Please visit my website for more information.
Call or Email Malaika Clelland for a free phone consultation now - (949) 200-6801


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: LCS21371 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Out of Network PPO
  • Superbill
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/Registered Play Therapist Sup
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: TCU Child Development Program/Trust Based Relational Int.
  • Certificate Date: 2015


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Adoption
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • International Adoption
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Parent-Child Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017
Malaika Clelland, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mission Viejo

Malaika Clelland

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S