Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Pedro, CA

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

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis
Phone & Email:  Contact Dr. Carol

Torrance and RPV office accessible to all South Bay at 3655 Torrance BLvd, Third Floor Torrance, CA 90503, San Pedro, CA

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:
  • 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

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860
Phone & Email:  Contact Betsy

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I help couples redirect their efforts using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Research shows EFT significantly improves 90% of relationships, and these benefits endure long after completion of treatment, even for couples dealing with significant betrayals and mistrust.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Attachment
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Relationship Enhancement Group
  • Infidelity

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT
Phone & Email:  Contact Carl

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I help couples, families and adolescents to develop more encouragement and emotional support for each other. Even if you need to come alone you may start to help your relationships. Find out all the things you are doing right and practice what might be improved.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Worry , anxiety and panic
  • Feeling depressed
  • Resiliency
  • Relationships
  • Marriage, family and adolescents
  • Social skills
  • Sleep
  • OWCP stress claims

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Amie

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I strive to provide a safe place a person can go and be themselves, with no judgments. I continue in my belief that resiliency resides in everyone. I truly believe that change is possible and that everyone has room for improvement in their lives (including me).

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Or Fears
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma, Rape, Abus
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Grief And Loss

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Kevin

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Whether you're preparing for marriage or have a relationship of several years, you will always benefit from professional guidance for this central aspect of your life. We know scientifically what works, and we'd be happy to personalize an approach just for you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Sex Addiction
  • Marriage
  • Anxiety
  • Couples
  • Divorce
  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Panic

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy
Phone & Email:  Contact Jill

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I help couples and families learn effective ways to communicate and understand each other, and explore their past and present circumstances, so they may identify their expectations, needs and goals, and work through challenges affecting their relationship.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Art Therapy
  • Couples
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction Recovery

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Nazanin

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Couples, Families and Relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Codependency
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Eris

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Working with Dr. Eris will guide you to feel more confident and empowered and help you create a life, relationship and family that you desire. The more you focus on the problem, the bigger the problem gets. The more you focus on the solution the bigger the solution gets

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage & Couples Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Break-Up & Divorce
  • Addiction
  • Children & Teens
  • Life Goals & Passion
  • Parenting/Family Matters
  • Veterans

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Gail

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Are you currently SEPARATED, but both of you want to get back together? Do you need things to be different this time? Let me help you find a healthier way of enjoying life together with more peace and harmony. I welcome the LGBT community : )

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Grief
  • Life Transisions
  • Work stress

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jeffrey

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

There is no mystery to therapy. At times, we all have, past regrets, feel empty, feel incomplete or unresolved in a relationship current or past. Difficulty feeling fulfilled whether it be at work or at home. Intimacy can be allusive. We explore & help find the answers

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Conflict Resolution
  • Adolescents
  • Betrayal, Trust & Mistrust
  • Separation,Divorce & Impact
  • Mid Life Transitions
  • Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety

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City Of San Pedro
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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The U.S. gained control of the San Pedro area in 1848 after defeating Mexico in the Mexican-American War. It was then that the harbor was improved and expanded, becoming one of the country's largest ports of service, and is still considered one of the busiest today. The Navy took control of the area in 1888, and made it an official Fort in 1914. During World War I it became a coastal defense area and housed a major naval base. The number of warships expanded in 1931, to include 14 battleships, 2 aircraft carriers, 14 cruisers and 16 support ships. They all sailed to Hawaii for an exercise in 1940 in an effort to deter Japanese aggression during World War II, but were caught in the attack on Pearl Harbor, after which the battle fleet never returned to San Pedro. However, the area was used for Navy ships as a port of call, through the end of the war.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in San Pedro

Many couples and families in Los Angeles County, including the city of San Pedro, have difficulty finding enough food to eat. Over 850 agencies in the county feed hungry residents that number over 400,000 people. Over half of these people actually live above the poverty line, but are nevertheless food-insecure. Additionally, a married couple heads nearly half of families who are not getting enough to eat. Without proper nutrition, these families find work, school, and other necessary duties to be highly difficult.2

Families who are struggling with the loss of a loved one are able to seek peer support and guidance at one of the grief support groups offered at the New Hope Grief Support Community. Groups are nine weeks in length and are age-specific, so mourners can get support from others their age. Grief is experienced together in a warm, caring environment. Anyone can attend a support group, and although donations are appreciated, no one is ever turned away. For more information about available support groups or to make a donation, call 562-429-0075.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Many homeless and displaced children and families in the San Pedro area need a safe, clean place to live. Rainbow Services is one of many non-profit organizations in the area that provide the housing and support services that families need to get back on their feet. Rainbow operates two shelters - one 30-day emergency shelter and another long-term shelter where families can stay for up to a year. Rainbow also offers many support services, including parenting and life-skills classes, and programs specifically for children, such as arts and crafts, reading and math development, and social skills. Further information about Rainbow Services can be obtained by calling 310-548-5450.3


1. California State Military Department. (2014). Historic California Posts - Naval Station, Long Beach. Retrieved from http://www.militarymuseum.org/NOBLongBeach.html.
2. Angel Harvest. (2011). Sobering Statistics. Retrieved from http://angelharvest.org/statistics.php.
3. New Hope Grief Support Community. (2014). Programs and Services. Retrieved from http://www.newhopegrief.org/programs-services/.
4. Rainbow Services. (2014). What We Do. Retrieved from http://www.rainbowservicesdv.org/what.

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