Family Counseling Services in Foster City, CA.

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


Family Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

You will be taught to explore with each family member how they function in the midst of your family and when alone. This helps your family members focus less on one particular person and focus more on the impact it has on the family as a whole. As a team, we will identify the various roadblocks as a result of conflicts and the unnecessary anxieties that arise, as a result of. We will then develop strategies that helps to solve them. This helps to strengthen the family unit which helps family members work on their problems without assigning blame. We will also handle conflicts and changes arising within the family as a result of therapy. Your family's strengths are utilized at all levels

Family Therapist

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Dysfunctional family interactions can sapped the life energy out of every family member. While all relationships have conflicts from time to time, sometimes relationships can get stuck in repetitive patterns of arguments and disagreements that result in partners or family members feel unheard, dismissed, unappreciated, or worse. These negative patterns can lead to intense negative emotional reactions and dissatisfaction within the couple or family, that challenge the core of the relationship, cause personal internal turmoil, and can derail other important aspects of our lives. Family therapy can help in first recognizing and then changing those negative dysfunctional patterns.

Family Therapist

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Foster City

My experience practicing family therapy is magical: taking a positive view and seeing the family as a system seeking happiness, I have been able to radically improve a child's life and increase their family's happiness through simple changes to a family's interactions. One example was a 10-year old boy whose behavior was so extreme he was prohibited from public and private schools and headed to a permanent psychiatric institution. In 12 sessions he returned to total normalcy and public school. Since training at Ackerman Family Institute (with Olga Silverstein) and the Washington Family Institute (with Chloe Madanes & Jay Haley), I have practiced family therapy for over thirty-years.

Family Therapist

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

I have worked with families for several years and more specifically, I have worked with families who are supporting an individual with either an eating disorder or a mood disorder. Helping family members understand the process of healing for the family member who is experiencing the symptoms is crucial for the wellbeing of the entire family system. I also help families who are dealing with enmeshment and codependency issues to find strength in their individual autonomy and independence.

Family Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Having your family all in one room talking openly about personal issues with a therapist may sound like the worst possible way to spend an hour. Families are complicated and sometimes communication can almost completely break down. I can help each member of your family to feel heard and understood. By listening deeply to your past and present personal family history we can collaborate to make meaningful links and identify where communication might be breaking down. By creating effective communication we can generate movement around family issues and dynamics that may have felt stuck or impossible to understand. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and active.

Family Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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 Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

When one person in the family is hurting the entire family is hurting. I work with stressed families to help them gain greater understanding of their difficulties, including ways to recognize maladaptive behaviors that may be getting in the way of their working together. Using a family systems approach I help the family to heal and move forward with compassion and understanding.

Family Therapist

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.

Family Therapist

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within driving distance of Foster City

Family therapy looks at individuals in the context of family. A person does not develop in a vacuum. Family dynamics, roles and messages greatly impact adult and child behaviors. In talk therapy we may look at your history and attachment patterns in your family of origin and/or your current family. Allowing time and space to talk about these issues allows emotion to flow through you instead of causing blocks and dysfunction.

Family Therapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Family therapy can be highly effective for conflict resolution, healing relationships, and making clear agreements that work for everyone. Many families feel more connected during, as well as after, effective counseling. Family therapy is a safe place for each family member to express their views and experience without judgement. It is important to discuss the issues that "nobody talks about" and this enables each family member to be more authentic within their family as well as in other relationships (i.e., work, school, etc.).

Family Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Foster City

Issues arise in a family for a multitude of reasons, both big and small. In individual or marriage/couples counseling, the individual or parental unit learns skills to apply in their everyday life, including at home. In family therapy, I will work with your family and your values to help you resolve issues in a collaborative, effective and structured manner. I will work with you and your family in developing communication skills that allow each member of the family to express his/her needs in an open and honest way. Because we work within your family's value-system, the family unit learns and develops these skills together, knowing their thoughts and needs were acknowledged and respected

Family Therapist

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Family therapy is usually called for when families are in transition such as the addition of new family member, launching of a child, or when there is grief & loss or crisis. It is during this times when the family needs to be adaptable, but problems arise when the family fails to adapt to the changes. I will assess the family relational dynamics, challenge them to learn new ways of relating to each other and adapt to the changes. I give each member in therapy a voice to speak and share their needs, wants, and desires. They learn how to communicate and problem solve effectively. I do provide a free consultation, if clients ask me.

Family Therapist

Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Family struggles do not have to be endless, even though it might seem like it. If that's the situation in your family, here is your opportunity to begin to break the cycle of familial strife and unhappiness. Fewer and fewer therapists are being trained in family therapy, and as a result, few therapist provide family therapy. Well, I do provide it, and have been for 30+ years. Even if the whole or parts of family refuse to come in initially or ever, you can come in yourself, and begin to get relief. Remember, when one part of the family system shifts the entire family will shift. It's OK to be a change agent of the family.



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

Foster City is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 3.79 square miles and a water area of 16.04 square miles.  The population of Foster City is 33,477 people with 12,377 households and a median annual income of $123,039. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Foster City is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment