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-Supervisor, I specialize in working with toddlers, children and teens experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, grief and loss, behavior challenges and family transitions. 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 issues are also a 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

Qualifications

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

Finances

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

Specialties

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

Issues

  • 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

Age

  • 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

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016
Malaika Clelland, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mission Viejo

Malaika Clelland

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