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Donna Velarde Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California
Donna Velarde , LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laguna Beach, CA


Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

My practice specializes in caregivers of persons with memory problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as Mild Cognitive Impairment.

For caregivers of a person with dementia, everyday stress has recently been compounded by the pandemic, and disruption of support systems that were relied upon and have not been available. Are you experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed? Many caregivers find themselves feeling isolated, depressed, confused or anxious due to their responsibilities.
Together, we can explore ways to cope with stress and anxiety, as well as help reinforce forgotten strengths and build on past successes. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, we will address your feelings, thoughts, and challenges, working toward enabling you to live a more healthy and balanced life.
I have been working with families dealing with memory loss for over twenty years, and am very familiar with the frustration and pain experienced by these families. Please contact me if you would like to discuss ways to reduce stress and regain your coping skills. We can work within a timeline convenient for you.



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Donna Velarde LCSW

668 North Coast Highway
Suite 1186
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 US

Available to see clients in

  • California

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals


  • English

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