Aligned Therapy


Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Addiction.

It’s time to live an aligned life: full of meaning, purpose, satisfaction, health, and power. It’s time to quiet the noise of anxiety, replace addiction with health, overcome the symptoms of depression, and reduce the charge of trauma. Peace and happiness should no longer be something that’s going to happen sometime in the future, but something you can have now.

Aligned Counseling and Therapy
Ryan Heapy MA, AMFT
Newport Beach, CA


Ryan Heapy, MA, AMFT

My experience reaches people in all walks of life: professional athletes, high-powered executives, doctors, artists, musicians, even other therapists and healers. Equally, my work has helped those with difficulty performing daily activities, looking for work, or trying to find their passion and fulfillment. So wherever you may find yourself on the journey of life I'm confident in helping you, by offering some of the most researched, evidence-based treatments available.

Among some of my many tools, I’m one of the few people in Orange County highly trained by some of the highest regarded psychologists, therapists, and professionals in:
(Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- Mindfulness
- Narrative Therapy (Talk Therapy)

In addition to my experience and training, I’ve also been there, and I get it. I know what it’s like to be the one sitting on the couch, trying to rebuild a life after a crippling disorder. It was my therapists that gave me the hope, resilience, and power to thrive. Now I’m here to help you transform your life.


Ryan Heapy, MA, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #99655
Supervised through the Institute of Advanced Studies (I.A.S.)
by Dr. HeleneMickey Wilson, LMFT #49203

Aligned Counseling and Therapy:
for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Addiction.
Located at:
5020 Campus Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660
Close to John Wayne Airport.


No Judgment.
No Shame.
Just Trust.

I believe the most important factor of quality therapy/counseling is trust. My aim is to create a unique space where you have the opportunity to be your most authentic self. A place where you can be open and comfortable for honest exploration without fear of shame or judgment.

I understand just how difficult it can be to talk about some of the most personal parts of your life with someone who’s initially a total stranger, so I want to emphasize the aspect of confidentiality and what goes on in our sessions stays strictly between us. Trust is truly something I value and honor above all else.


Treatments Tailored Specifically for You.


Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression keep us from getting everything we really want in life. Depression may keep us from going after our goals and even stop us from getting out of bed

Anxiety can be equally crippling, keeping us up all night, lost in thought when we need to be focused, and creating irrational fear stopping us dead in our tracks. Reducing the effects of anxiety and depression can be a truly liberating experience.

Trauma and Addiction

I want to help you get past your past. Traumatic memories and events often keep us from going after what we really want in life. Sexual trauma may keep us from healthy relationships, childhood trauma may keep us from feeling worthy or loved, medical trauma may keep us from being physically healthy, and other serious traumatic events might even keep us from ever wanting to leave the house.

Equally, addiction keeps us from becoming our best, costing us money, jobs, relationships and dreams. Navigating a path out of addiction can be incredibly difficult, often filled with shame, guilt, and relapse. Having someone highly experienced in helping others find success in this journey can give you accountability, wisdom and save you disappointment.

Personal Growth

I want you to actualize your full potential. To stop getting in the way of your dreams and visions for a fulfilling, satisfied life, breaking through fear and personal resistance. Finding the abilities to work both harder, smarter and more efficient.

I can help you find that meaning, purpose, and personal responsibility to gain satisfaction in your life, career, and relationships.


”Over the years I have seen a handful of therapists, and although they were all helpful, Mr. Heapy was the one therapist who really helped me turn my life around. I finally have control of my anxiety and am happy for the first time in years. Ryan is very intelligent, yet incredibly relatable. Never once did I feel like I was just another patient and I always knew he actually really cared.” - KL

“I highly recommend!! Very knowledgeable and I found him so helpful!!” - CH

”Working with Ryan made me feel accepted and seen - his compassionate nature helped me to heal those places that initially felt too dark to go. I highly recommend him. Ryan will make you feel at ease - he is present, warm and compassionate, while also helping to provide insight and maintaining an authentic connection.” - MJ

“A gifted empathetic therapist” - MW

“When I met Ryan I immediately felt at ease talking to him and sharing some of the struggles I’ve faced in my life. Having a Masters in Counseling myself I know that it can be hard for people to find someone they are comfortable opening up to. He listened, was very knowledge and genuinely cared about what I was telling him. I definitely would recommend him to anyone who is struggling with the crazy challenges that we all face from time to time.” - MM


I Provide Treatments Proven to Work.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT is one of the most researched, proven effective types of therapy in the world. As one of the few Comprehensively Trained™ therapists in Orange County, I want to be able to give you these concepts to live a skillful, empowered life.

DBT is composed of 4 major components: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation. They can be implemented altogether as a program of skills, or integrated in an as needed skill basis.



Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing is a revolutionary therapy in which your own brain is doing the processing of traumatic memories and maladaptive behaviors. EMDR is quickly becoming the gold standard in trauma treatment. People have found incredible success processing past traumas such as war, mass shootings, childhood abuse, and sexual assault. This integrative psychotherapy technique can be used when the trauma may be just too difficult to talk about. Current research is showing that treatment gains come about quicker and more efficient than typical Cognitive Behavioral Talk Therapy.

A powerful short documentary on client experiences with EMDR therapy.


Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Science and research are showing us just how profound these practices can be for anxiety, focus, and attention. Its benefits also include significant decrease in insomnia, increased job performance and creativity as well as overall happiness. My own mindfulness practice over the last decade has been transformational. Unfortunately many people think mindfulness is just sitting in timed silence, which can only help us get further lost in thought. Throughout my years of teaching mindfulness to clients, I’ve found a number of ways to make the practice something anyone can grasp in order to quickly receive the benefits without having to go through the frustration of just sitting in silence.

Sam Harris, my favorite neuroscientist, explains some of the incredible benefits of Mindfulness.


  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #99655

  • Trained in EMDR from EMDR Professional Training™

  • Comprehensively Trained™ in DBT from The Linehan Institute

  • Narrative Therapy training from Pepperdine’s Community Counseling Clinic

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University (with Honors)

  • Bachelors from California State University, Long Beach

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Services / Fees

* Individual Therapy
* Child / Teen Therapy
* Family Therapy
* Couples Therapy

- 15 minute phone consultation- FREE
- 90 minute Intake - $150
- 50 minute typical session - $150
- Phone Sessions also available.

Out-of-network reimbursement (Superbills) may be available depending on your insurance.

Sliding scale may be available on an as needed basis.