Family Counseling Services in National City CA.


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Family Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

How do we get to the place where those closest to us drive us so crazy? With competing wants and needs within a family, some level of conflict is unavoidable. When circumstances become chaotic and limits are exceeded it helps to have an objective party bring some calming perspective, training and guidance. My role is to assist your family in finding the respect, and problem solving abilities that enable you to arrive at agreements that allow the people you love most to function and thrive in an emotionally healthy climate. That’s my part and if you’re ready to do some good work I’m ready to get started.

Family Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Family life and family relationships have a profound impact on what we value and what we believe about ourselvles and others. How others in the family treat us and perceive us can significantly affect how we feel about ourselves and how we behave. AS a family therapist, I educate families on how to relate to one another in kind and respectful ways and how to interact with one another in such a way that promotes the emotional well being of each family member. When family life improves many individual problems tend to improve such as anger, depression, substance abuse, work problems, academic problems and child behavior problems.

Family Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Melonie Gale, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC(WA), NCC

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

By offering Psychotherapy dealing with your family of origin, Melonie Gale has over 20+ years experience to help you break old patterns and seek how they are affecting your current relationships. Working in the San Diego area, Melonie has over ten years experience working with emotional abuse and control issues in family systems. Once you are aware of how unhealthy family systems can affect you, and gain new tools to understand how to spot red flags, you will be able to create a new healthy perspective to move into the future.

Family Counselor

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Whether close or distant, existent or not, our families have a big impact on our development and behavior. It is within (or the lack of) this group that we learn about ourselves, how we relate to others, how others relate to us, and where we either receive or do not receive necessary love and affection. Family therapy, whether we are discussing current dynamics or past situations, is a powerful space to begin healing as often it is those closest to us that can hurt us the most. I have been married for 20 years and have 4 kids as a part of a blended family so I understand different family dynamics very well, both personally and as an experienced therapist.

Family Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Each stage of a family's life cycle presents new and unique challenges. Interaction patterns that were functional in earlier stages may no longer be effective. Coping with challenges and negotiating new boundaries and ways of relating can be difficult and problems can appear overwhelming. I assist families in developing manageable solutions, maintaining connections, and re-establishing an environment of mutual love and support. Don’t live with the pain and fear of family conflict any longer. Contact me so we can get your family the support you need.

Family Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

When I work with families, together we look for patterns and cycles that the family seems to be repeating but are creating problems for the family. When there is stress in the family, emotions tend to be very strong, so it can be difficult to think through each person's part in the family that may be keeping the system from changing. In family therapy we work at lowering the anxiety so that we can collaborate together for positive solutions.

Family Counselor

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Family therapy is usually the treatment of choice when there are parent/child conflicts. Such conflicts can come about due to many different causes: a highly conflictual divorce that involves children; a newly constituted blended family; adolescent behavior problems; failure to launch issues; inter-generational issues; and many others. My approach in all of these matters is to work to bring the conflicting parties together based on mutual empathy, forgiveness, and effective problem solving. I have helped many hundreds of families over the course of my career and have learned that each family situation is unique and must be approached on this basis.

Family Counselor

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Dr. Peck specializes in family therapy and parent management training for children and adolescents. Learn effective ways to parent and interact with your child or teenager to promote their psychological and physical health and encourage positive family relationships. Dr. Peck has extensive experience in both family therapy and adolescent and childhood developmental issues and therapy. With this unique blend of skills, Dr. Peck can provide education and training on effective ways to interact with your child and promote well-being based on their developmental level. Dr. Peck has specialty training in behavioral parent management training and has extensive experience leading parent workshops.

Family Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

I practice EFFT - Emotionally Focused Family Therapy whose goal is to help families in their relationships to become stronger and safer. We all have conflict from time to time with those we love. What matters most is to be able to have healthy repair with each other to heal and forgive and move forward in healthy, loving, lasting relationships with those who mean the most.

Family Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Family therapy is a wonderful modality to assist families in improving communication, interaction, respect, support or addressing a concern that is impacting the family unit. Family therapy can increase understanding and assist family members in functioning at their optimal level and achieving their individual and family goals. Family therapy can help members and families attain healing needed to process difficult situations and trauma by improving communication, structure and boundaries.

Family Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Families can be the source of tremendous joy and also the source of tremendous pain. When things are feeling out of control at home or in your extended family, members often become depressed and angry. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy can help transform negative interaction patterns and restore connections. Your family can be a safe place, a place where each member is valued, loved and appreciated for their unique qualities. If you are a family with a Special Needs child, you have specific challenges that can be helped by an experienced therapist. You do not need to navigate this difficult road alone!

Family Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Families get often get in stuck places relationally and have a difficult time connecting and relating to one another. I use a family systems approach to helping families work thought the relational dynamics the keep them trapped in negative patterns. Families will benefit from my ability to connect with and hear each person in the family and my ability to draw out the main issues that cause disconnection.

Family Counselor

Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

No one exits in a vacuum and if one family member is suffering, it's very likely that other members are affected in some way. Because the symptomatic individual may be serving some organizing function in the family, the family's dynamics may be responsible for keeping the pain alive in order to maintain a sense of stability no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Dr. Wendt is able to assess a family's underlying structure looking for patterns of dysfunctional interactions that may be causing symptoms in a member. Treating the family as a whole unit in therapy has been shown, at times, to be a more efficient and faster agent of change than individual therapy alone.

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Family Counseling in National City CA.

Find family counseling in California. Theravive is the best source for effective family therapy in National City 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 National City. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling is available in National City, 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.