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.

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. 


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.

Kathryn Kinsey, LCSW

Kathryn Kinsey, LCSW
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 281 East H Street, Benicia
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kathryn.

Family counseling is the logical treatment of choice when couples are struggling to deal with a child having behavioral or social problems or when a family undergoes major changes - a new step-parent, the birth or loss of a family member, a move, disruption of the social support network, or marital discord. All members of the family may be included in the sessions and create a joint plan for working toward resolution of the problem or the sessions may focus on the parents working together to bring about positive change. For more info, please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

John Cummings, MA, Ph.D.

John Cummings, MA, Ph.D.
Family Counselor

Registered MFT Intern (#64018)

Location: 1042 Rock Harbor Pt., Hercules
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Cummings.

Family Therapy should work just like a business. There should be a CEO, a Treasurer, a VP, and a Board of Directors to make a family run. Its one of life's most difficult challenges and the one which has led to extremely high divorce rates, particularly in certain sub cultures. I aim to unify the family and build a support system which prepares families for the increasing obstacles which may come.

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 526 Tennessee Street , Vallejo
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Tunis.

I subscribe to the Gottman method which teaches effective listening, softening tools and mutual respect and value for each family member. Family therapy is one of my favorite areas and I love to see couples and families relearn how to experience the love they share for one another and give every family member a voice so they can gain self esteem that they can bring out in to the world

Todd Harvey, MFT

Todd Harvey, MFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 3179 College Ave, Berkeley
Fast Contact: Email or Call Todd.

I found that the skills that my Couples learn from me: how to speak and listen in a way that allows real intimacy to digest on the gut level is extremely useful in working with families. Many times family members love each other but that love does not digest. Often there is a child or teenager that is acting out and when the parents learn how to connect with their child on a deeper level, the need for the acting out behaviors goes away. Parents sometimes need help being on the same team to BOTH provide the necessary structure (rules) AND do it in a way so the child (or teen) digests the love. Your children appreciate the rules from a loving team (even if they pretend they hate them)!

Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.

Alex Hoeplinger, M.A.
Family Counselor

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Location: 3179 College Ave., Berkeley, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Alex.

I help families work through their struggles, differences, and patterns by getting each member to focus on how the struggles, fights, and cycles happen. I help families tune into their patterns while exploring the collective and individual meaning behind those patterns. I start by getting a general feel for the dynamic by observing how you function. Then I try to guide discussion in very simple and concrete ways so that each member can see how they are interacting with the larger dynamic. This allows opportunity for a new perspective while creating the space for change and growth. I will work with you in discovering how you and your family affect each other so that you can grow together.

Bryan Newman, MFT

Bryan Newman, MFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2428 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Fast Contact: Email or Call Bryan.

Families come to therapy feeling stuck in repetitive patterns of negative interaction. Oftentimes one or more families members feel like they have become the "scapegoat" for the family's problems and are fearful of entering therapy, concerned that doing so will only further cement that role for them. My approach to family therapy helps avoid that dynamic by not taking sides, but rather giving all members an equal voice, and helping each person feel respected and heard. At the same time, I understand that a parent's role is different than a child's, and I work to empower parents to have more "healthy authority" with their children. I am trained in Multi-dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT).


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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.