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Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis
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Off Hawthorne Blvd Near Pavilions Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


36 years counseling couples & marriages using many effective tools which actively improve communication, intimacy, sexual satisfaction, problem-solving skills, team work attitudes, friendship-building, male-female differences or conflicts, return to love & enjoyment.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples & Marriage Counseling
  • Adult Issues & Careers Help
  • Children & Teen Therapy
  • Hypnosis-Depth, Stop Smoking
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress
  • Anger, Frustration, Irritable
  • Divorce, Bereavement, Loss
  • Traumas-Abuse & Life Events
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California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy Rancho Palos Verdes California

Counseling Portuguese Bend, Rolling Hills, Chowinga, Harbor City, Wilmington, Palos Verdes Estates, Lomita, Country Hills, Hillside

If your family loves the sunshine, you can't do any better than Rancho Palos Verdes. This beautiful suburb of Greater Los Angeles is home to some of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. You can practically live on the beach here, and your family will have access to the best attractions the Pacific Coast has to offer. When you're not at the beach, you can kick back and enjoy a show at the Regal Promenade Stadium 13 or the Terrace Cinema 6. And make sure to take the whole crew to see the movies at the annual Liberty Film Festival in October. Pacific Wilderness, Inc. is a wonderful place to learn boating, SCUBA, and other water recreational skills. Consider taking diving classes as mother and daughter or father and son. Why not take the whole clan out to see the South Coast Botanic Garden? With over 2,000 species of plants and flowering trees from all over the world, you're sure to find it breathtaking.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Rancho Palos Verdes

Nearly 5 percent of households in Rancho Palos Verdes are headed by a single parent. Compared to many other cities in the Los Angeles area, where single-parent household comprise one-fourth of total households, this is a very good statistic.2 However, despite the relative rarity of single parent households in the city, support services for single mothers and fathers are available at many locations.

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has taken the initiative to address the varying mental health needs of children in the county's communities. A number of school-based services have been implemented to foster resiliency, build protective factors, increase communication and responsibility, and identify children who exhibit risk factors for mental illness. To provide help to families whose children are struggling with behavioral and mental illness, Los Angeles County has also implemented the Family Education and Support Project. This project offers educational and outreach programs to build parental skills and strategies to assist in raising mentally healthy children.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Families in Rancho Palos Verdes who need mental health support and assistance can access the help they need from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS provides foster care and adoption services for families seeking to provide a caring home for a child in need. Families who take care of elderly relatives can find assistance in the Kinship Care Program. DCFS also provides many resources for families to improve child and elder safety, family communication and general family functioning. For further information about DCFS and the programs it offers, call 213-351-5507.4


References

1. South Coast Botanic Garden. (2014). Home - South Coast Botanic Garden. Retrieved from http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.
2. L.A. Times (2014). Single Parents. Retrieved from http://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/single-parents/neighborhood/list/.
3. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (2009). Prevention and Early Intervention Plan. Retrieved from http://www.mhsoac.ca.gov/Counties/PEI/docs/PEIplans/PEI_LA_Final.pdf.
4. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. (2014). Home - Department of Children and Family Services. Retrieved from http://lacdcfs.org/.

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