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.
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 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
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Corphealth
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • TriWest
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety


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

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality 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
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015
Richard Lappin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rancho Santa Margarita

Richard Lappin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW