Family Counseling Services in La Mesa, CA.

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


Family Therapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Families may be a source of security or conflict, love or strong dislike ( I did not want to say hate, although many a teenager has said the dreaded words "I hate you!) Many times families are able to work through the struggles and stay connected with each other, sometimes families need a little outside help. I want to improve the familial interaction and nurture change in order to create a safe haven that can endure any storm.

Family Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Is your family life difficult these days? Do power struggles, conflicts and poor communication keep you frustrated, hurt and upset? I offer family counseling to improve communication and build healthy connections. I have extensive experience with teenagers and raised four children of my own, so I know what it takes to turn a family into a positive, functioning team. It would be a privilege to work with your family.

Family Therapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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!

Family Therapist

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of La Mesa

I specialize in guiding families through times of major life transition and loss. The death of a loved one, illness diagnosis, or other unexpected events can lead to tension at home with those we care for most. Seeking family support can lay the foundation for moving forward together in a healthy and productive way. We can tackle the issues at hand together.

Family Therapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Family Therapy can offer simple solutions to complex problems that undermine the strength of the family. With the insight and support of a trained therapist you can see self defeating behavior and learn ways to improve your life and the life of family members. Rebuilding the connective tissues of love, intimacy and communication contribute to being happy now rather than being stuck in patterns of resentments, sadness and fears that make happy relationships difficult. Learning to trust yourself and other family members strengthens the bonds that make relationships both meaningful and rewarding. Sometimes going back to the basics of kindness and respect create the profound changes we want.

Family Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 Therapist

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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.



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

La Mesa is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mesa is 60,089 people with 23,785 households and a median annual income of $54,667. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for La Mesa, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in La Mesa is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your La Mesa therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility