Mr. Richard Lappin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LCSW

(714) 752-0988
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in a safe, nurturing environment. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and supervisor of therapists, and I use this experience to tailor my services to meet your individual and specific needs. I work with a wide variety of clients and issues, from children with ADHD and school problems, to adolescents with substance abuse issues, to adults grappling with mood disorders and marital problems. See more at my newsletter/blog at
With over 20 years experience I divide my practice across the age spectrum. My specialties include treating ADHD, other behavioral problems, anxiety, OCD, and depression. I work extensively in coaching parents, and use CBT effectively in treating mood disorders. I also practice and teach mindfulness meditation,
I have a wealth of professional and life experience that I bring to each client, and a relaxed, focused style that will adjust to each client's specific needs. I strive to help each client achieve his/her own goals, from resolution of specific problems to more satisfaction with life.
Call or Email Mr. Richard Lappin for a free phone consultation now - (714) 752-0988


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: LCS13371 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • TriWest
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Corphealth
  • MHN

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


22362 Gilberto, Suite 205
Rancho Santa MargaritaCalifornia 92688
(714) 752-0988
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Additional Location

33161 Camino Capistrano, Suite K-1
San Juan CapistranoCalifornia 92675
(714) 752-0988


  • Depression
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • mindfullness meditation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014