Family Counseling Services in Avocado Heights, CA.

Find a family therapist in Avocado Heights, California. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Michelle Harwell, LMFT
Family Therapist

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

My approach in family therapy includes clarifying boundaries, strengthening parental leadership, enhancing coping skills and freeing family members from their entrenched defensive positions within the family structure. I also bring expertise in working with foster and adoptive families. I provide counseling for pre-adoptive and post-adoptive families, adoptive and birth parents, and children in attachment issues, developmental support, and healthy parenting.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

Families enter therapy for different reasons. Many families are seeking help for an immediate problem or crisis, while others need support changing long standing negative patterns. Family therapy can be beneficial as, it provides opportunities to identify and build on strengths, improve communication, and better understand roles and dynamics that shape the family system. I have experience working with families in crisis and am skilled at assisting parents and children/adolescents increase positive communication and connectivity.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Family Therapist

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90004 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

The goal of family therapy is to improve the relationships and functioning of the members of a family unit.Common issues addressed include premarital and marriage therapy; establishing family rules, roles, and expectations; problems with communication; dealing with family grief, loss, and transition; working in a family-owned business; managing conflict, parenting issues, and blended families; and problems in the emotional connection between family members.

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

I work closely with families throughout my treatment to focus on understanding the family as a system and each member as having a unique role. Working together we can often uncover unmet needs and ways in which we can support one another towards our mutual goals. Further, by working with the family as a whole, we are able to acknowledge each of our role in the identified barrier and take ownership in our plan towards a solution.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Family Therapist

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92807 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

Each family member plays a role in the family system. Each is different and expected to act as a "team." When the team approach works, the family works at it's best. However, many family members act as though they are on opposite teams. Conflict is present, then oftentimes, detacment and rebellion. Working with a therapist as a family can help identity the role each member is playing and how they work in the family system. In a safe, respectul enviornment, a therapist will provide a place to be heard, teaching productive communication skills, offering tools and insight into the family dynamics.

DeAnn Richter, LMFT
Family Therapist

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92870 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

Family therapy is the treatment of more than one member of a family at the same session, based on the idea that problems going on within the family can best be understood and corrected by observing the interaction of family members and identifying methods for improving their interrelationships. The behaviors of one member of the family affects the emotions, perceptions and behaviors of another member of the family. They are intertwined as something larger than themselves. Together, I will teach you a variety of tools that will help your family's interaction. For example, through reframing, we can often turn a negative experience into a positive one. Call me for a phone consultation to determine when we can meet to discuss your family issues.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Family Therapist

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

Many of our struggles are not just individually focused; they are shaped by and affect the family system around us. I have a passion for helping family relationships heal in places where they are broken, and thrive in places that are stagnant. I especially love journeying with parents and their children, strengthening bonds and decreasing family conflict. My training has predominantly been in family psychology, and I love to watch families transform together -- as individuals and as whole units.

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT
Family Therapist

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

I use a family systems approach when working with families. I work with families in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It is suggested that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. By working with families we can see patterns that are sometimes dysfunctional. Families who are able to see their dysfunction are able to make the changes that bring about healthy relationships within their unit.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Family Therapist

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

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.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Family Therapist

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90602 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Family Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

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.

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA
Family Therapist

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90008 - Nearby to Avocado Heights.

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.



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Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed family therapists in Avocado Heights.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Avocado Heights right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Avocado Heights is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 2.70 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Avocado Heights is 15,432 people with 3,921 households and a median annual income of $71,148. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Avocado Heights, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Avocado Heights for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Avocado Heights public health department.