Family Counseling Services in Bonita, CA.

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


Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Family Therapist

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Bonita.

The family is the backbone of our society. With this in mind, a healthy functioning family is of great importance. There are many causes to problems and issues that a family faces. Once these problems are identified, then the family and therapist can go to work to resolve the issue and strengthen the family. A family systems approach is an effective way that I have helped families resolve their issues. In looking at the roles or "dance" that each person plays in the family that contributes to the problem, the problem issue can then be focused on and resolved by identifying what each person can do differently to experience the desired outcome of the family.

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Family Therapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92109 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Family Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92154 - Nearby to Bonita.

I specialize in online parent coaching with the goal of helping you and your family have a closer more intimate relationship. After 11 years of working with children and families, I have concluded that this is the most effective way I can support families because you parents are the leaders of your home. If I can empower you through my knowledge and experience to implement some strategies at home, you can achieve your goals for your family. The support I provide will be sufficient for many families, but there are some situations that could benefit from the in-vivo coaching and direction that in person family therapy provides. Call me for a free 15 minute consultation about your nee

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Family Therapist

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

As well as child therapy, we also provide family therapy services and at times in conjunction with child therapy. We can assist you in learning skills and improving your communication within the family unit in order to make progress towards a happier home and for all to be able to engage better with one another. We use evidenced based practices in order to assist in making the most progress.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Family Therapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

So the kids are failing school? Your teenager is hostile and defiant? Or is depression undermining your children's success? Whatever the issue, we can identify your family strengths and weaknesses, and make adjustments that will allow your child or teenager to recover and thrive. There is no reason at all to accept failure. My approach firmly establishes parents as "Queen and King of The Castle", lovingly and resolutely leading the Kingdom. Your kids will LOVE YOU for it. And yes, you deserve that love!

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Bonita.

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!

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91942 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Family Therapist

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92101 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Family Therapist

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

When working with children and youth, the therapist cannot ignore the family system in which the child lives. I work with parents in multiple ways to help support youth in treatment, which may include separate parent sessions, co-parenting sessions, systemic family therapy, or Filial Therapy, a play therapy practice that coaches and guides parents in special play sessions with their child to decrease unwanted behaviors, improve relationships and communication, increase the child's emotional vocabulary, and increase the child's self-esteem.


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Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed family therapists in Bonita.  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 Bonita right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Bonita is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 5.01 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Bonita is 13,864 people with 4,122 households and a median annual income of $84,526. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bonita, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Bonita 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 Bonita public health department.