Embrace Counseling and Resource Center

Standing with you on your journey

Life can feel overwhelming at times, Embrace believes that no matter what your situation, challenge, and/or history, that you have the ability to overcome obstacles and embrace your life. We are here to stand side by side with you on your journey.


Embrace offers a safe and non-judgmental place where people of all ages and diversities will have access to culturally competent, affordable, comprehensive outpatient mental health services, community resources, and advocacy. We want you, your family and friends to be part of our community.

Embrace provides:

  • counseling for people of all ages and diversities including the LGBTQIA+ community

  • evaluations and assessments

  • psychotherapy

  • trauma and loss

  • referral services 

  • groups on gender identity  

  • support for family /friends of someone who is LGBTQIA+

  • consultation and community education 


Important Statistics and Facts







Queer or Questioning




Therapy Issues We Specialize In 

  • Working with people of all ages and diversities


  • Transgender Affirming 

  • Gender Identity

  • Sexual Identity 


  • Aging

  • Trauma and Loss

  • Relationship Issues and Conflicts 

  • Psychological Evaluations and Assessments 

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Defeating and Negative Thoughts

  • Fear and Worry

  • Addictions and Substance Abuse


Groups Open to the Public

Next Group:   alternating Sundays 11 am to 12:30 pm 
Topic: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
Contact Justin Lutz, PsyD (949)-680-6791

This is the time to ask questions, learn about the transition process, get resources, and be in the company of others like you who want a safe and affirming environment to explore gender identity. Family and others are welcome to attend.

There is always plenty of room to join us. See you soon!


Contact Us

Phone: 714 - 504 - 8840
Fax:     714 - 903 - 3930

Mary G. Madrigal PhD, Founder

16152 Beach Blvd #131 Huntington Beach CA 92647

© 2017 by Mary Madrigal PhD

All Rights Reserved

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If you are out of the Orange County, CA  area
coaching and consultation are available via Telemental Health

714 - 504 - 8840

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