Family Counseling Services in San Pedro.


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Family Counselor

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

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Torrance and RPV office accessible to all South Bay at 3655 Torrance BLvd, Third Floor Torrance, CA 90503, San Pedro, CA 90731

Consider all the different types of families existing today: single parent families, step-families, intact families, extended families. Families migrate, divide, expand, argue chronically, face financial crises, or blend children into one home or two homes. Within each family, children and parents need love, respect, understanding, patience, and opportunities to become successful. In addition, each member of every family is wired uniquely with different strengths and weaknesses. For over 36 years, I have worked with families with multiple needs, configurations and skills. I moved families toward workable, respectful solutions & communication and love. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824

Family Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If you are at your wits end trying to balance the confusing and demanding needs of one or all family members you may benefit from my ability to help you sort it all out. With me you will find someone capable to help listen compassionately to all and give you and your family the relief of having an experienced coach. I can help improve communication and prescribe learning experiences that give you confidence in better problem solving.

Family Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Problematic behaviors in a child or teen are usually rooted in some disturbance of the emotional connections within the family. I can help your family reconnect with each other using an approach called Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). EFFT rebuilds connections by helping you to understand and change the repetitive and self-reinforcing negative interactions that create distance and conflict within your family. People are empowered when they feel a secure sense of being loved. They naturally become stronger, more resilient, and more autonomous – not weak or needy. Once your child or teen feels securely connected, he or she will have a foundation on which to build positive behaviors.

Family Counselor

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

The experiences we had in our own families growing up, and the pattern of relationship dynamics passed down through generations has enormous power on the way we view ourselves, how we function, choices we make. In family therapy, Each person matters. I’ll help you notice subtle messages are conveyed in communication styles, words used, body language that may be preventing you from getting along. Together, we’ll work to identify and evaluate how well traditions, expectations for ways to act, roles to uphold, goals to be reached, really maintain the status quo, learn ways to reconnect, and strive to bring understanding, love and warmth back to your home.

Family Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Is your family life chaos? Are your kids running things? Are you going through a divorce and don't know how to tell the kids? Dr. Eris Huemer has worked with familes and children as a counselor and coach as well as being a Supervisor for Behavior Interventionists and Floortime Therapists for children and adolescents with behavior disorders such as Autism, Learning Delayed, ADHD, Mental Retardation and more. There are very few family dynamics and problems that Eris hasn't helped a family solve. Dr. Eris works to help the family identify its strengths and to reach a concrete solution in a brief period of time.

Family Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

When our relationship becomes unhappy, it always affects and impacts the entire family. Working with couples to improve the relationship is important but we cannot overlook the impact to the family. In family therapy we explore problems that have negatively impacted the family from wherever it has come. We will help each member of the family to understand what is happening, how it has impacted them and explore methods of adjustment and remediation. We will identify problems and work to resolve them.

Family Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family therapy is perhaps the biggest most challenging work to be done with the greatest impact on the most important system in your life. Understanding the dynamics and roles played by each member in the family is worth it's weight in gold. From identifying, understanding, learning and then implementing changes the family can be changed from a system that is struggling to survive to a system blossoming, offering support to all family members and adapting as needed to help members thrive.

Family Counselor

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family therapy can be the whole family or just part of the family such as the Mom and Dad or one or all of the children. As a therapist, I will help the family learn how to develop respect, safety and appropriate behavior toward the other members of the family. I understand human behavior and can help families achieve more happiness and respect toward each other in the family and with others in the world.

Family Counselor

Sara Doudna-Klein, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I enjoy working with families. It is a challenge and also a great satisfaction to help families understand how their individual traits and behaviors form "family patterns" . I help them to identify each person's role in the problem and how each can contribute to the solution. Family dynamics are facinating. So few people are aware of how families really function. I become fully engaged with each family...with their problems, their hopes and dreams, the special qualities of the individuals. I don't solve their problems - I give them tools to solve their own problems for today and for the future.

Family Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Problematic behaviors in a child or teen are usually rooted in some disturbance of the emotional connections within the family. I can help your family reconnect with each other using an approach called Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). EFFT rebuilds connections by helping you to understand and change the repetitive and self-reinforcing negative interactions that create distance and conflict within your family. People are empowered when they feel a secure sense of being loved. They naturally become stronger, more resilient, and more autonomous – not weak or needy. Once your child or teen feels securely connected, he or she will have a foundation on which to build positive behaviors.

Family Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family counseling is a most valuable opportunity for helping families in crisis as well as families who may be going through a life transition. Families can become socially, emotionally and psychologically dangerous, confusing, and even internally devastating. Families that are experiencing dysfunctional changes including addictions, emotional and mental illness, abandonment, fierce arguments, new family members, departing family members, new family rules, power relationships and family power changes that happen in an unprepared manner can create emotional traumas of significant proportions. Family counseling serves to restructure a families operation and aims to transform family dysfunction to family function.

Family Counselor

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Problems don't exist in a vacuum, and are often triggered by our loved ones. Living in these relationships means that we can be triggered by each other, and act with increased stress and anger--which is a part of being human. There is a special type of healing that can be done when your family comes together in a safe environment and works on the health of the group. If your relationships need additional support and safety in order to move into a new, healthier way of interacting together, I'm here. If your loved ones aren't biological, but you want a safe place for your group to work out problems, I'm here for you too.

Family Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family therapy is perhaps the biggest most challenging work to be done with the greatest impact on the most important system in your life. Understanding the dynamics and roles played by each member in the family is worth it's weight in gold. From identifying, understanding, learning and then implementing changes the family can be changed from a system that is struggling to survive to a system blossoming, offering support to all family members and adapting as needed to help members thrive.

Family Counselor

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We recognize the complex issues and dynamics that exist within families. We work with our clients to validate individuals' pain while moving toward increased understanding of other family members. We challenge clients to work toward improved communication and understanding of other family members once they too feel better understood. We focus our clients on moving toward resolution of issues while highlighting their ability to control significant factors that will result in improved quality of family life.

Family Counselor

Lisa Pines, MS (Hablo Español)

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I help families rediscover the well-being. All families fight; but for some the fighting can overshadow the love that was once there. I specialize in the understanding the roots of difficulties in relationships. I believe that when fight can discover the underlying causes of problems, they are in a better position to heal the roots of the difficulties.

Family Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family therapy is perhaps the biggest most challenging work to be done with the greatest impact on the most important system in your life. Understanding the dynamics and roles played by each member in the family is worth it's weight in gold. From identifying, understanding, learning and then implementing changes the family can be changed from a system that is struggling to survive to a system blossoming, offering support to all family members and adapting as needed to help members thrive.

Family Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Each person in a family has a voice and each person in a family has an impact. I am careful to make certain that the family looks at all the members and how they all interact as a family unit. It is important that each member is respected. We look at how the family is not in a state of health due to choices that the family is making. We work together toward connection, understanding, and growth for all memebers. Unhealthy alliances and interactions are acknowledged.

Family Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Looking for Family Therapy? Are you wanting to improve your relationships in your family? Family therapy is often a great support to someone who is being seen in individual therapy. I help families become emotionally connected. I am passionate about empowering family members understand each other, feel heard and respected, improve communication, work through conflicts, and learn new, positive coping skills. My goal in family therapy is to help family members to create a shared vision and great relationships. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971 for a free 20 minute phone consultation.

Family Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Therapy focuses on the patterns of interaction between family members, and emphasizes improved communication and connection as an important factor to create change. Involving various family members in treatment helps to benefit so that everyone has a similar understanding of the issues within the relationships, and expectations of others. The most important factor within those connections is personal accountability so that each member is taking responsibility for any actions they cause to the system, versus being focused on how other members may have hurt them.

Family Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

My style to family therapy is to look at the family system as a whole. One person's suffering can be sympomatic of the family and I can help guide the family to a healthier style of communicating, interacting and bring you closer together. Having a large family of my own gives me the added edge in understanding the challenges that are faced on a daily basis!

Family Counselor

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you find yourself overwhelmed and frustrated with your daily family routines? Do conversations often lead to arguments and hurt feelings? Would you like a more enjoyable fun-loving family relationship? If so, I can help. I provide support with managing daily challenges & helping you reach family goals. I believe in a systemic approach, so sessions can include you, your child, your spouse or any combination of family members. During sessions we can address specific issues like: staying calm during disagreements or tantrums, establishing routines, decreasing arguments & improving communication. We can also work on broader goals like bringing more fun & cohesiveness to your family unit.

Family Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Your family is the most important thing. I am a family man myself and know how devastating it can be when things are not as they should be. I bring a kind ear to the family and help EACH PERSON FEEL UNDERSTOOD. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Family Counselor

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Is your family constantly fighting? Do you have conflicts that don't seem to end? Is there always tension amongst the members of the family? I think therapy is a great tool to help improve what is happening with your family. I believe that it will help develop healthy ways of relating and interacting with one another. I believe that families greatly benefit from having a person outside the home speak into what is occurring that causes difficult dynamics.

Family Counselor

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We do not exist in a vacuum. Our family and significant relationships always influence how we feel or have shaped who we are. If you are having problems in your relationship with your significant other or any family member or even business partner, getting help can assist you in finding harmony where discord once was. The patterns need to change and Dr. Gary can effectively help you to do that. Call for a free initial phone consult 800 474-1445.

Family Counselor

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

In working with families, we will collaborate on addressing the couple's need to be in charge. Family rules and boundaries are sometimes unclear to children. We will work together to communicate your expectations. When acting out, underachievement, conduct problems, defiant or oppositional behaviors present in the children, the the parents need to be on the same page. Your family will learn, insession, preferred communicatin styles; empathic listening, group problem solving skills, tolerance, respect and acceptance of each other. Family members will learn to interact without anger, resentment, sarcasm or disrespect. Parents need to be authoritative without being authoritarian.

Family Counselor

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Working with single parent families is an area in which I have a lot of experience. Often time it is helpful to facilitate communication and support to both parties since neither one feels heard or respected. This dynamic can lead to a power struggle and then the relationship get stuck in a "You are going to do what I say"; "You can't make me" dance. Another aspect is dealing with differences between temperament types. A parent and child be mismatched. Increasing awareness of the differences and dealing with them can make all the difference in the world. It is helpful at times to have individual sessions to support disclosure and practicing new skills in an open,supportive place.

Family Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Working with families is extremely rewarding and requires a therapist to be able to manage multiple perspectives, a variety of feelings and behaviors while creating a safe and supportive environment for every family member. My role is to facilitate a fair and open space for each family member to share their thoughts and feelings about a variety of issues. Enhancing the manner in which families resolve confict is key to my treatment and intervention. Communication skills and conflict resolution are all part of this process. Each family is unique and it requires from me a cultural and gender sensitivity and understanding.

Family Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We are a married couple in a blended family who understands the range of dynamics and challenges a family can face. We can help you deal with differences of opinions on finances, housing, children and in-laws. We understand the complexities of raising children and step-parenting. Are you having difficulty with boundaries, rules and discipline? Is one of you feeling like an outsider in your own family? We work on creating new roles and understanding baggage from families of origin. We encourage exploring fears around the lost fantasy of what a family "should" be. We can help you find new ways to form secure alliances and open communication.

Family Counselor

Heather Huff, MA, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Each member of a family has a story to tell. These stories make up the whole of the family dynamic. Often, however, the stories we tell conflict with one another, and this can create disruption in family relationship. I will work within the family dynamic to help create space for each story, and work with family members to expand capacity for holding the complexity of multiple and sometimes conflicting stories, each of which has it's own unique truth.

Family Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Often times we don't realize the impact our birth families have on how we function on a day to day basis and the difficulties we face. Take this opportunity to explore the dynamics of your childhood, learn how your relationships with immediate and extended family members has impacted your approach to current relationships, work, changes in life and potential stressors.

Family Counselor

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Families can be very complex and sometimes hard to understand with so many different roles that each family member may play. Family therapy would be very helpful with understanding each member of the family and how each one functions on a daily basis. Therapy would also provide tools to learn how to listen and have more effective communication with each other.

Family Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I am an expert in Family Therapy based in the Satir model. Working with the whole family can have a dramatic positive impact on everyone involved. The problem is often not the problem. It is how you cope the problem that is the real issue. I can help your family work together to change the how you cope, as a family, with difficult situations and problems and bring peace to the household.

Family Counselor

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is that the child is always changing. Understanding what stage your child is in and what they need from you is an important part of my work. You want the best for them, but what does that mean? Does it mean always protecting them so they never get hurt, and always providing for them so they aren’t deprived? Even if you could do this, should you? In Family Counseling, I work with parents and their children individually and together to improve their relationship, reduce conflict, set boundaries, negotiate the specifics, and define a parent-child contract to help everyone move forward into a more meaningful relationship.

Family Counselor

Andre Estephan, Ed.D, LMFT, CSAT-C

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Do you want to strengthen relationships in your family through open communication and caring behaviors? Do you wish to interrupt the cycles of negative interactions and replace them with mutually nurturing and loving connections? Do you desire to resolve conflicts constructively and create a climate that cultivates personal growth and wellness for everyone? I enjoy working collaboratively with family members to create positive change and find good solutions for their problems. Call me today for an initial free phone consultation at (626) 327-5711. I look forward to connecting with you.

Family Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Raising our children is one of the most important things that we will ever do in life. How they turn out, how life goes for them, whether they experience joy and happiness because of their inner strength and resources, or struggle with life because of inadequate coping skills is largely in our hands. Many adults have had hundreds, if not thousands of hours of training for their profession, yet when we become parents there is virtually no training available for what most people agree is one of the most important jobs on the planet: being a parent.

Family Counselor

Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Raising a family in today's world,can be a lot of fun and very rewarding,but also very stressful and perplexing. Sometimes when you're in the midst of family conflict, it's difficult to see your way out of it. Family therapy can be very beneficial to help sort things out, and allow each person in the family to be heard. Many times families find that it only takes a few sessions, to get things going in a more positive direction.

Family Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Being part of any size group is challenging because we are called upon to deal with temperaments, personalities, and perspectives that differ from our own. And in families especially, we often wonder “WHY can’t they all be more like ME?!” as we struggle to also deal with different age groups and outside influences, such as peer pressures and various scheduling demands. Good, respectful communication and establishing (and maintaining) proper boundaries are key. We look to the family to provide us with a stable base… a safe haven from the world, and when it fails to do that, we are often heartbroken. Whether you have a child going through a rough transition, a teen that is trying to individuate, the challenge of blending two families, a desire to reunite...(view profile to read more)

Family Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

As a Counselor in Mission Viejo, CA I will work with you and your family to identify conflicting rules, roles, and expectations. I will help you have more direct and compassionate communication with one another, and give you tools to manage and resolve conflict. I will help you experience better emotional connection between one another. I also have experience with blended families and can help you integrate two families. Family therapy can help address issues that come with blending two families and facilitate communication so that each family member can give a voice to their feelings in a respectful and loving way.

Family Counselor

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I believe that families have written and unwritten rules that allow that family to function. And sometimes, there is a breakdown in how the family functions whether from a death in the family, a move, a member of the family not wanting to do her/his "job" or any other number of things. Meeting as a family can allow everyone to have a chance to speak and avoid some of the he said/she said that goes around. If you believe you and your family could benefit from some assistance and guidance, please call me at 714-432-9856.

Family Counselor

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Children live in the space between their mother and father. This space is the foundational relationship where children learn that it's safe to be themselves in their full aliveness. When that space is not working, children learn defenses to survive. They can adopt acting out behaviors or simply shut down. In Couples Therapy, I help parents to clean up that space, make it sacred and give their children the chance to grow up feeling safe and happy.

Family Counselor

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

In working with families, we will collaborate on addressing the couple's need to be in charge. Family rules and boundaries are sometimes unclear to children. We will work together to communicate your expectations. When acting out, underachievement, conduct problems, defiant or oppositional behaviors present in the children, the the parents need to be on the same page. Your family will learn, insession, preferred communicatin styles; empathic listening, group problem solving skills, tolerance, respect and acceptance of each other. Family members will learn to interact without anger, resentment, sarcasm or disrespect. Parents need to be authoritative without being authoritarian.

Family Counselor

Roni(t) Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Clinical Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Org. Psych.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

A family is a unit composed of several individuals, that form its dynamic, communication style, interaction, needs and desires, and sometimes these ‘clash’ or do not go hand in hand or in great harmony, to say the least! When working with families it is important to know that each person and each family is unique and has its own style, challenges and differences in character and personality. Our primary aim will be to explore, with each of you, as well as together, the concerns and challenges and guide you to create a more harmonious and balanced family relationships.

Family Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family counseling is a most valuable opportunity for helping families in crisis as well as families who may be going through a life transition. Families can become socially, emotionally and psychologically dangerous, confusing, and even internally devastating. Families that are experiencing dysfunctional changes including addictions, emotional and mental illness, abandonment, fierce arguments, new family members, departing family members, new family rules, power relationships and family power changes that happen in an unprepared manner can create emotional traumas of significant proportions. Family counseling serves to restructure a families operation and aims to transform family dysfunction to family function.

Family Counselor

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

In working with families, we will collaborate on addressing the couple's need to be in charge. Family rules and boundaries are sometimes unclear to children. We will work together to communicate your expectations. When acting out, underachievement, conduct problems, defiant or oppositional behaviors present in the children, the the parents need to be on the same page. Your family will learn, insession, preferred communicatin styles; empathic listening, group problem solving skills, tolerance, respect and acceptance of each other. Family members will learn to interact without anger, resentment, sarcasm or disrespect. Parents need to be authoritative without being authoritarian.

Family Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I offer family therapy for families who have young children and/or adolescents. This is a speciality! I have three therapists who have different specialtes with family therapy! One is a teen and teen parenting specialists, another specializes in families with young children and another specializes in difficult families, families and trauma and another still with single parent families or blended families (families coming together with other families). I specifically work with families and parents of teens and alterative families (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families - either parents are GLBT or families who have a GLBT child). Call me and one of us will be the perfect match!

Family Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

In a society that has become extremely technological, many sensitive young adults have disconnected from nourishing relationships in favor of virtual ones. Connecting with parents, siblings, friends and neighbors, has been replaced by less emotionally fulfilling forms of interaction. My specialty is improving relationships. I can help you build better communication with your child. I can also assist your family in resolving issues from the past for a fresh start. I will support you in creating a more peaceful home environment. So, as difficult as things may seem right now, in working with me your can rest assured that better times ahead.

Family Counselor

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Working with single parent families is an area in which I have a lot of experience. Often time it is helpful to facilitate communication and support to both parties since neither one feels heard or respected. This dynamic can lead to a power struggle and then the relationship get stuck in a "You are going to do what I say"; "You can't make me" dance. Another aspect is dealing with differences between temperament types. A parent and child be mismatched. Increasing awareness of the differences and dealing with them can make all the difference in the world. It is helpful at times to have individual sessions to support disclosure and practicing new skills in an open,supportive place.

Family Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

A family is not just a collection of people. Everyone in the family impacts the family dynamic, how the people relate to each other. And, each person changes that dynamic, in a unique way, even when they may not intend to. If you’re having difficulties in your family, we can address how the family’s rules of relating and the patterns of relationships can help to make things better. We’ll also see how unproductive patterns can be eliminated.

Family Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

As a Family Therapist, I specialize in facilitating conversations where all voices can be heard and new understanding can be reached. Psychotherapy offers many opportunities for dialogue. My approach opens space for different experiences, perspectives and possibilities for the future. It is a chance to heal past hurts, deepen relationships and move forward with increased sharing and connection.

Family Counselor

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

What future do you want for your family? Stressors can affect families in many ways. Family therapy provides the opportunity to change your family’s relationship to its problems and the effects those problems have on each person in your family. Families come to therapy for a variety of reasons: single parenthood; underperformance at school; birth of a new sibling; unemployment; relocation; substance abuse; mental illness; divorce; blending families; grief and loss. If your family is experiencing difficulty, family therapy is a way to increase communication and understanding, while discovering sources of strength and support within your family.

Family Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Parent-child conflicts, sibling rivalry that has gotten out of hand, issues arising from divorce or parental conflict all these issues need to be discussed and have a supported and open conversation with your family members. I will work together with the family in order to identify areas of dysfunction and to help the family move through the difficult times that a family faces.

Family Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If you meet with us, we will begin therapy working with the adults to better understand their perception of the problems. Then we will work to help the adults gain insight into their part of the family dysfunction. Once those patterns change usually the children or teens respond favorably to the changes and often the acting out behaviors can be resolved fairly quickly.

Family Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Families are complex and dynamic entities. Often, different family members get pigeonholed into one specific identity which is pathologizing & limiting, and does not serve them. Family systems teach us how to behave in the world. Dysfunction in families can be very harmful and can set people up to feel doomed. Luckily, there is help. In family therapy sessions we will create an atmosphere of openness and non judgment. Through identifying, and actively working through issues, balance and harmony can emerge.

Family Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If you and your family aren't getting along or are having some form of difficulty, family therapy can be incredibly useful. I would help to give each family member a voice--a way to be heard, understood, and accepted. In fact, I would fight for this on behalf of each family member who feels disregarded, disrespected, or dismissed. I would help each person to feel respected and to be given a sense of dignity as we work together to improve the critically important aspect of communication--something I find wanting in many families.

Family Counselor

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Emotional problems play out in families. They often start there. If this is the case: no matter how much individual therapy a person gets, things don't really seem to get better. Sometimes the whole family needs to be involved in the therapeutic process. Call me for a consultation to find the best course of action for you and your family. We can get to the root of the issues to help you start a whole new relationship with your family.

Family Counselor

Charles Rosasco, MFT, CIRT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Families are some of our most challenging relationships. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I am trained to help you understand the family system, roles we take on as family members, and resolving conflict within the family. You have no reason to feel embarrased about your struggles with family members. Getting professional help with your parents, partner, siblings, or children is a sign of courage.

Family Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

A healthy family is much like owning and maintaining a car. That is, if something is wrong with the car, the car won't run properly. Same goes for families. If one person is having difficulties then it affects the entire family. Family therapy helps everyone in the family work better together by addressing all the problems that are getting in the way.

Family Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I routinely work with families in my practice. There are any number of reasons that families seek counseling. Quite frequently, the reasons revolve around children and parenting. Sometimes there are issues between child or adult siblings. Unresolved conflicts from childhood. Arguments ensue over the family business. Caring for a special needs child, or an aging parent. At other times, family members have experienced a loss in the family or there are struggles with blending families in second marriages. These struggles also bring with them opportunities to create openings that may not have existed before. Counseling can be very useful in healing old wounds and settling disputes.

Family Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family relationships can be complicated and confusing. With family counseling I provide a safe environment for each member to express their perspective and feelings. I help each member of the family to recognize and understand the roles and rules that exist within their family. I will teach skills and we will do exercises to create empathy and understanding for all members. Roles and rules will be re-arranged, kept, eliminated and/or altered in order to create a healthier, safer and more nurturing family environment.

Family Counselor

Teje Aliberti, MA, Clinical Psychology, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

As a mental health practitioner, I provide family & caregiver and elder counseling to support families during difficult life transitions. Depending on the unique needs of the family, I facilitate communication between family members that assist in the development of strategies to cope with the changes and unexpected challenges. Through therapeutic conversations, family members can express their feelings of frustration, sadness, anxiety, and guilt. By understanding the effects of these emotions and the impact they have on the family system, members become better positioned to make important decisions about caring for their loved ones and adjusting through the transitions.

Family Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Sometimes getting along at home can be difficult. Perhaps there is someone in your family making bad choices and it is hurting your heart. Or maybe it is the day-to-day miscommunications and conflict that causes so much stress. On one hand, family squabbles are a normal part of living together. On the other hand, they can be very difficult and painful. Please don't wait one more day. Family therapy or family counseling can help. And you can even if you come in by yourself if your family won't come in with you. We'd like to see if we can help you make it better. Please visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com to learn more and talk to one of our licensed, and caring counselors in Fullerton, CA.

Family Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

My style to family therapy is to look at the family system as a whole. One person's suffering can be sympomatic of the family and I can help guide the family to a healthier style of communicating, interacting and bring you closer together. Having a large family of my own gives me the added edge in understanding the challenges that are faced on a daily basis!

Family Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Families are the fundamental unit of our society. Healthy families make our world better. I try to balance the needs of the individual with the need for a stable and happy family. It is critical that all voices be heard, including children who do not have the authority of a parent, but whose voice, feelings and behaviors are always some kind of barometer about what is going on in the family. Finding ways to support multiple needs while preserving the family's stability is what I specialize in. While compromise can be important, I feel it is important to help families find ways where all basic needs can be met. You will learn to be open and communicate more in your family work with me.

Family Counselor

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I believe that families have written and unwritten rules that allow that family to function. And sometimes, there is a breakdown in how the family functions whether from a death in the family, a move, a member of the family not wanting to do her/his "job" or any other number of things. Meeting as a family can allow everyone to have a chance to speak and avoid some of the he said/she said that goes around. If you believe you and your family could benefit from some assistance and guidance, please call me at 714-432-9856.

Family Counselor

Tamara Kubiak, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family counseling can help you and your child(ren) through any struggles you are currently going through. Together, we will look at the negative patterns of communication that keep you stuck in the family dance of conflict, resentment and hostility. We will look at each family member's contribution in a gentle but direct way to this unhealthy pattern of relating in order to come together and create a stronger family bond.

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Family Counseling in San Pedro.

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