Cortica Laguna Niguel serves families from the southern Orange County communities of Mission Viejo, San Clemente, and beyond. As a satellite to the larger Irvine Cortica center, Cortica Laguna Niguel specializes in delivering ABA therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy to children and adolescents with autism and other brain conditions. With 4,227 square feet, 13 treatment rooms, and convenient features like free parking, this center is custom-built with your family in mind.

Our In-Network Insurance Plans 

Our list of in-network insurance plans is below. Our team is constantly contracting with new insurance companies, so please check back often if you don't see yours. We also accept cash payments if you prefer. 

  • Aetna/Aetna Behavioral Health

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield of California/Magellan Health

  • Cigna/EverNorth Behavioral Healthcare

  • Healthnet

  • Kaiser

  • Provider Network of America

  • United Healthcare/Optum Behavioral Health

We are in-network with the following plans for Behavioral Health services only:

  • ComPsych

  • Managed Health Network

Always check with your insurance plan before getting care. Even if you see your insurance plan listed, certain products or services may not be included. If your care is not covered, Cortica accepts self-pay patients. If you do not see your health insurance plan listed above or have a plan that falls under ABA coverage only, we encourage you to reach out to our enrollment team at (888) 885-5068. They can help your family navigate your specific insurance coverage.

The Laguna Niguel Team


30131 Town Center Dr, Ste 135, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


(949) 687-0039

Center Hours

M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Phone Operator Hours

M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Elizabeth Anne Marie Thompson, MD

Elizabeth Anne Marie Thompson, MD


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Lauren Kennedy

Lauren Kennedy

ABA Site Manager

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Developmental Therapies Supervisor

Frieda Seifpour, M.Ed., BCBA

Frieda Seifpour, M.Ed., BCBA

Applied Behavior Analysis Associate Site Manager