Misha Gutkin, PhD

Misha Gutkin, PhD
Family Counselor

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 2930 Camino Diablo, Suite 305, Walnut Creek
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Gutkin.

Most families want to make their relationships within the family more positive and communication more effective. Therefore, developing healthy interactions within a family unit is a key for survival of those relationships. Different members of the family can have their own problems which can have a negative impact on the entire family. In those cases, helping family members (often teens or children) resolve their own problems while working with others on supporting them in their journey becomes the goal of therapy.

Grace Malonai, Ph.D., LPCC

Grace Malonai, Ph.D., LPCC
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Location of Therapist: Walnut Creek, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Malonai.

My work is founded on family systems theories, including Narrative Therapy. From this therapeutic perspective, clients are seen as interconnected with and part of a larger system, primarily the family. Systems therapy touts the importance of exploring how clients relate within and to their own personal contexts. This is not just their families, but includes an extended community of school or work, culture, history, and other external influences. I see my role as a partner to my clients, as they journey on the path of authoring their own stories.

Paul Ginocchio, M.A., LMFT

Paul Ginocchio, M.A., LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location of Therapist: Walnut Creek, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Paul.

By the time a parent is considering counseling for their child, they may have experienced a variety of emotions ranging from: sadness, fear, shame or anger. It can be very helpful to have a neutral professional to help teach the young person and their families how to learn different ways to think, behave, and communicate. Psychotherapy can help children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of ways – getting emotional support, resolving conflicts between family members, and trying out new solutions to old problems. 


Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2255 Morello Ave, Suite 103, Pleasant Hill
Fast Contact: Email or Call Debbie.

Conflicts in a family can become so routine that it may be difficult for you to determine which issues are important and which have become automatic battles. I can provide your family a safe place to work through this with an objective and neutral perspective that allows everyone to hear and everyone to be heard. Frequent arguing, nagging, complaining - all intensify the stress of daily life. Your family can learn to live harmoniously - not perfectly without ever having conflict - but without the need for "winners" and "losers" in constant tug of wars. It is exhausting and unhealthy to live with tension in your home. Call me today and let's begin easing that tension and regaining calm.

Ryan Crochiere, MA, BA

Ryan Crochiere, MA, BA
Family Counselor

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (#69509)

Location: 104/110 Camino Pablo, Orinda
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ryan.

Family therapy is an opportunity to connect and bring balance and connectedness back into everyday life and interactions. It can be so easy for families to feel like they have no sense of guidance or direction, then everything starts to feel chaotic. I have worked with nuclear families, parents, parent and child, siblings, and many other configurations. I can both help provide ways to think about parenting as well as provide opportunities for connection within your family system. With families our basic bond is of the utmost importance don't let a sense of rupture become your longstanding reality.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2 Crow Canyon Court, Suite #110, San Ramon
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kristina.

Family counseling is often a great way to help support family members working through a wide range of difficulties. Each member of a family is growing and developing at their own pace and in their own way. Often times conflict will arise between members due to insufficient understanding and a lack of proper communication. Family therapy can help clearly identify the conflict and how it is affecting ALL members of the family. It puts the power and responsibility for change on each member. Family therapy provides a compassionate, supportive place for members to hear, feel heard and build stronger, healthier connections.

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 12 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 110, San Ramon
Fast Contact: Email or Call Maren.

I provide family therapy for a variety of families including those with young children, teens and young adults. I help by having everyone present in the session to hear each other and to support each family member in being heard and understood. I help each person understand the underlying feelings that are often not seen, but have an impact when they are expressed as frustration or anger. Understanding each other to improve the closeness between family members can help resolve conflicts and provide a sense of safety and security.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Family Counselor

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2603 Camino Ramon Suite 409, San Ramon
Fast Contact: Email or Call Elvina.

Family therapy improves the family by improving the relationships that each of the family members have with each other. The goal is for all family members to feel understood, respected, appreciated, supported, and loved by the rest of the family. Typically, families seek help when one of the family members has caused problems that have shaken up the whole family, bringing distress to everyone. Family therapy does not just single that person out and "fix" them, but seeks to help the whole family come together as a team and address the problem together. Common problems would include sibling rivalry, recent divorce, severe adolescent rebellion, and struggles with parenting step children.

Sara Collins, LMFT

Sara Collins, LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 110, San Ramon
Fast Contact: Email or Call Sara.

As a family counselor, Sara Collins will support your family as you learn about problem solving, conflict management, and building constructive communication. Sara offers a strength-based, action oriented, problem solving approach to family counseling. Because family therapy focuses on the relationships within the family, Sara will listen and support each family member. Family counseling will increase your connectedness with one another and will foster a climate of respect and responsibility.

Mey Saephan, MS

Mey Saephan, MS
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1425 Leimert Blvd. Ste. 202, Oakland
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mey.

Family therapy is usually called for when families are in transition such as the addition of new family member, launching of a child, or when there is grief & loss or crisis. It is during this times when the family needs to be adaptable, but problems arise when the family fails to adapt to the changes. I will assess the family relational dynamics, challenge them to learn new ways of relating to each other and adapt to the changes. I give each member in therapy a voice to speak and share their needs, wants, and desires. They learn how to communicate and problem solve effectively. I do provide a free consultation, if clients ask me.


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Family Counseling Concord CA.

If you are in California and seek assistance with parenting and extended family, or perhaps you are dealing with issues in your children, or trying to work out harmony in a blended family, family counseling Concord CAcan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Concord CA family therapy in California. A professional Concord CA family therapist has training and expertise in family dynamics both in and outside the home and can help resolve toxic and broken relationships. Please contact a Concord, CA family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in Concord. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling Concord, CA with a licensed and skilled family counselor can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact any one of our Concord family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.