Malaika Clelland

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW , RPT

(949) 200-6801
Children, teens, women, and families have been the focus of my practice for over 19 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 specialize in working with children and teens experiencing grief and loss, anxiety, early childhood concerns, behavior challenges and family transitions. Helping children who are adopted internationally or through foster care is also a major focus of my practice.
If you are feeling concerned for your child or frustrated as a parent, therapy is often helpful to gain support and tools to help 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 issues including perinatal loss are also a focus in my practice. Women's issues including depression, anxiety, and relationships 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 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
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Superbill
  • Blue Shield
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Malaika Clelland's groups

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

My colleague, Gina Guerrero, MFT and I are offering a group the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for women struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and isolated during the adjustment to motherhood or to having another baby. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms we welcome you to come to our group to meet other women in similar situations. We keep the group between 6-8 women. Contact me for more information!

More about this group


26431 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission ViejoCalifornia 92691
(949) 200-6801
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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Adoption


  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders


  • Postpartum Adjustment, Women's Issues

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 Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Parent-Child Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 26 May 2015