Santa Margarita


(949) 589-5700


is a counseling center for adults, teens, children, groups, and families.  The mission of Santa Margarita Solutions center is to support all socioeconomic and cultural groups of people in Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Foothil Ranch, Coto Da Caza and Ladera Ranch.   We aim to empower the people to grow through difficult situations and times, finding their own solutions through skills we have taught.   
It is a non-profit organization.

Santa Margarita Solutions Center is offering help for a wide variety of challenges

People seek help for many reasons such as:
emotional stress or anxiety;
child behavior problems;
depression or moodiness;
addictions to substances or harmful behaviors such as unusual eating patterns;
family conflict or tension;
 divorce or separation;
 grief, serious illness or chronic pain,
 and difficulty coping with changes in life.
  Santa Margarita Solutions Center is here to help.


Our support group topics include:

  • Bipolar/Chemical Dependency Group
  • Parenting children and teens
  •  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of returning Iraq Vets
  • Pain Management
  • Couples Counseling, including pre-marital
  • Divorce Recovery Support Groups
  • Young Adults (17-25 years old) Support Group
  • Troubled Teens
  •  Eating Disorders
  •  Substance Abuse Outpatient Program
  •  Senior support
  •  Anxiety
  •  Anger managment

Languages spoken here include English and Farsi.  

The fees are based on a sliding scale and most insurance is accepted.  We also accept Visa and Mastercard.

Ask for a scholarship.  Donations supplement the center so that we can offer clients a way to pay for counseling if they have no insurance or a way to pay.

Call for An Appointment

(949) 589-5700

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Santa Margarita Solutions Center
Julie Keck Olson, Ph.D., Director

located at 
22362 Gilberto 
Suite 130
Towards the back of the building
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


From RSM-- 
go west on Santa Margarita Parkway.  
The problem with Mapquest or Googlemaps is that they tell you to turn turn left on Tomas.  Tomas has a cement divider in the street and you can't turn there.  So, you need to go down to Empresa and make a u-turn to go to Tomas, and make a right, then right on Gilberto. 

Or, you can go to Empresa and turn left and then left on Aventura and left on Gilberto. 

From Mission Viejo
Go up Alicia to Santa Margarita Parkway and turn right.
Turn past Empresa.
Turn right on Tomas, the little street on the right after Empresa.
Turn right on Gilberto.

Look for the SYCAMORE building, 
a 2-story, grey brick building with a small green lawn in front.


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