Dr. Judy Fluor Runels PsyD

About me

Dr. Judy Fluor Runels PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

For over 20 years Dr. Judy Fluor Runels has been successfully treating individuals, couples, families and groups. Dr. Fluor Runels is a licensed clinical psychologist who assists clients to improve their lives, find better tools to address problems, and improve overall life satisfaction. She also has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), one of only two empirically supported methods for couples therapy.

She collaborates with clients struggling with issues such as: anxiety, depression, stress, grief, past and present trauma, bereavement/loss, addiction/sobriety, caregiver burnout, living with chronic or terminal illnesses and relationship difficulties. Utilizing a harm reduction model, she has facilitated support groups for adults with substance abuse issues.

Because of her extensive knowledge and experience, she has lectured at HIV/AIDS conferences, assisted with HIV training for the County of Orange, and facilitated workshops on pain management, maintaining sobriety, depression, anxiety and coping with stress. In addition, Dr. Fluor Runels passionate dedication has been recognized with a 2010 award from the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative, for contributions made to cancer relief and palliative and hospice care; and in 2013, with the Orange County Register honoring her as an outstanding volunteer for her work with individuals living with HIV/AIDS with the Orange County AIDS Services Foundation (OCASF). She also supervises interns at the masters and doctoral level.

Dr. Fluor Runels earned her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP-AIU). She is currently on the Medical Staff at Huntington Beach Hospital's Department of Psychiatry.



20+ years in practice


California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP-AIU)


Masters degree 2000
Doctorate degree 2003

Specialities and Issues


  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • LGBT issues
  • Addiction
  • Couples therapy
  • End of Life


  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive Complusive {OCD}
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Attachment Based
  • Supportive the ray
  • Cognitive Behavioral - CBT
  • Emotion Focused Therapy - EFT
  • Family/Marital
  • Humanistic


Average cost per session $150- $200

Accepted Payment Methods:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

Groups Beginning


Accepted Insurance Plans:

I am a Medicare provider
I accept most insurance
Due to the complexities and time delays of insurance reimbursements, payment may be required in full at the time of service. If you wish to utilize your health insurance reimbursement, I will bill your PPO insurance company for you on a weekly basis at no charge.

Living with HIV and AIDS

This is an opportunity to gain support for those living with HIV/AIDS. All are welcome to join this monthly support group to discuss the challenges, and find support and comfort while trying to cope with the stresses of living with HIV/AIDS.



17822 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


confidential voice mail number

License No.

PSY20804 California