Family Counseling Services in El Cerrito CA.


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Family Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

I particularly enjoy working with pairs within a family system—a mother and daughter for instance or siblings. Family members who are longing to be closer to each other and having trouble doing it, or wanting to better communicate. This isn't about trying to fix another person or convince them of our views. In therapy, getting to deeper levels of empathy and understanding with the people closest to us can solve a lot of issues on its own, building respect and tolerance for differences, and a gratifying sense of connection. It takes courage, effort, and the willingness to lay down our swords and shields, but it is worth it.

Family Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A.

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

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

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).

Family Counselor

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

I help blended families, couples, together, or separated work though issues concerning their children. So often the issue involves differing styles of discipling or dealing with a significant other. Cultural issues also crop up, especially with first generation Americans. The cultural differences between children of Immigrants can be taxing, and thus I help people recognize this, negotiate and update what works for themselves and their families.

Family Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

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)!

Family Counselor

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

Family therapy is perhaps the richest experience of therapy one can have - bringing a family together in a safe place where all points of view and perspectives can be examined is invaluable. It helps the individuals in a family, as well as the therapist, to understand how it is a family has gotten to the point where its problems can no longer easily be solved from within. In times of family stress or crisis, family therapy can be an amazing tool to help families find new and better ways of functioning.

Family Counselor

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

I use a variety of family therapy approaches. My work with families is largely based on theories by Satir, Bowen, and Minuchin. When working with families I assess where each individual thinks that the problems lie. Then I bring the family members together to collectively discuss what each person thought was the problem. Each person is asked to communicate why they came to the conclusion. Then, I work with families to come up with strategies to solve the issue.

Family Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

One of my main specialities is family counseling. I work with families of all varieties; sisters, fathers, daughters sons, mothers, cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or your "family of choice" etc. I also work with business associates. Straight as well as members of the LBGTQ community. I enjoy this work immensely and have helped many families find more closeness, safety, compassion, ease and care for each other. No matter how old and deep the problems are in your relationship, I can help you finally move past these issues for good.

Family Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Family Counselor

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cerrito, CA

Matt Lindgren offers family therapy in Oakland to help adults & children adjust to deaths, births, child behavioral problems, & attachment problems, & childhood trauma. Why not use therapy to build & strengthen your relationships with family and friends? Have someone help you move past stumbling blocks & old resentments and pain toward healthy relationship of love and respect. Can you think of a better way to invest your time & money than to grow closer to the people you love? I practice systems theory, a scientific theory that describes how complex systems, like ecosystems function. Systems theory focuses on how families find balance between resisting change and adapting to new information.


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Family Counseling in El Cerrito CA.

Find family counseling in California. Theravive is the best source for effective family therapy in El Cerrito CA. A Family therapist has training and expertise in the relational dynamics both in and outside the home. Contact us to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in El Cerrito. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling is available in El Cerrito, CA and can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact us for more information and to book an appointment.