Family Counseling Services in La Mirada, CA.

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


Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Family Therapist

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Sandra Lambert, LMFT, LPCC, Ed.D
Family Therapist

Sandra Lambert, LMFT, LPCC, Ed.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91741 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Each member of your family has an important role that affects how your family functions. Sometimes it seems that even one person can cause most of the problems that a family experiences. Other families it may be hard to identify the cause of stress. In any case family issues can affect each individual in a powerful way causing anxiety, feelings of powerlessness, frustration and even hopelessness. Counseling can get at the root of the probllem(s) and provide affective strategies that will help your family communicate better, support and even appreciate each other more!

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Family Therapist

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Family Therapy or Family Counseling is a therapeutic tool to help a family to resolve the many problems that are causing the family to hurt. Sometimes this is just an adjustment to a big life change, such as, a career change, a new baby, a move, a death in the family, launching young adults, or the sad event of the loss of a loved one. This can also involve unhealthy patterns of behavior, addictions, or abuse. With each of these family challenges I utilize a Christian model of counseling to help your family be restored to the healthy loving one you envisioned.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Imagine a family as a tree with branches, roots, trunk representing parts of the immediate and extended family. When working with families, all elements are considered. Usually there is a request for family therapy due to one of it's members in crisis, often a child. However, when an analysis of need is done it becomes apparent that more than one member of the family needs help in adjusting, growing and learning new behaviours. Clients contact me for a variety of reasons: to improve communications, solve family problems, support in special situations such as death, divorce, marriage, illness, child or adolescent issues.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Family Therapist

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Are you having issues with a spouse, child, or relative? Do you feel like you can't communicate? Do you feel mistreated? Differences will always exit, but can be dealt with. You're not alone! We create a custom made system that fits your life to bring the greatest results.Call us now to see how we can help you repair your relationship and live happy.

Debra Burianek, LMFT
Family Therapist

Debra Burianek, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Are you having difficulties in your family? Having difficulties navigating the communication process? Struggling with teens or young adults launching into adulthood? Blending two families? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who can help you to navigate the process of being heard and being able to communicate in ways that can bring unity to your family.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Raised in a family of seven siblings, I understand the challenges of families and the unique dynamics involved. If your family is experiencing trauma, loss from a recent death, or just has a hard time getting along, family counseling is the answer. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a proven method of improving family relationships and breaking out of the negative cycles of pain and anger.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Many times families need help to deal with struggles between them, or to get through difficult circumstances. Each relationship within a family is different from all others, and may need specific opportunities to express thoughts and feelings. Supportive and encouraging therapy may be just what is needed to remove blocks between family members so that the love can flow again.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Family Therapist

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Family Therapist

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90640 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Family Therapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90815 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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!

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 La Mirada.

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.

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91106 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Families can benefit from therapy as change is a constant and often may be difficult. Even if only one family member is struggling with a physical or mental health issue/ illness, the entire family is often directly affected. I have a great deal of experience in family therapy and can assist in unpacking the struggles that can lead to one of more members of the family experiencing depression, anxiety, & distancing. Often a family is impacted by significant struggles such as job security, household duties, child/adolescent changes, marital discord, etc., and can create struggles in communication. Life transitions can lead to problem areas; roles often change as well within the family system.

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to La Mirada.

As a parent of a struggling teen/ young adult, you often wonder what can be done to help them feel better. You have tried many things yet there has been little to no lasting improvement. Your child’s personality has changed, they have challenges with relationships, their interests have decreased and you worry that things might get worse. You know that your child has great potential to do great things but the way things are going, their future looks bleak. Together in family therapy we will work to build a new trusting bond and connection to get you positioned from a disciplinarian into a supportive parent your child can trust and rely on.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Family Therapist

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90703 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Every family has some sort of dysfunction since individuals are not perfect. I have worked for over ten years with youth and their families. I believe family therapy is essential when working with youth since children and adolescents have limited insight and need structure, guidance, and discipline from parents/caregivers. I begin the initial session meeting with the parents/caregivers to identify and discuss problems and confidentiality. I then meet with the youth/children with the parents to work on agreed treatment goals. The ultimate goal of family therapy is to increase open and respectful communication and improve parent/child relationships.

Michelle Harwell, LMFT
Family Therapist

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

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 La Mirada.

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.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Are you in need of family counseling for you as a parent, your children, or your family? I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and offer professional counseling for individuals, couples, children, and families. I'm a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor and I'm also a certified Family Wellness Instructor. I'm a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. My approach integrates Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Life Coaching, and is collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental, and tailored to fit your needs. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Although most therapists in California have a license in Marriage and Family Counseling, most of those therapists don’t actually do family counseling. Because we have over 25 therapists at the La Vie Counseling Center we have a wide range of specialties, and one of them is family counseling. We have therapists who are equipped to work with your entire family to open lines of communication, set better boundaries and restructure relationships that have needed change for years. If your family needs help, give us a call and one of our family therapists will start the process of change that is long overdue.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Family Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625
Family Therapist

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to La Mirada.

Sometimes family members just can't seem to get along. Parents and children may experience a heightened amount of conflict turning the teen years; one parent may be too enmeshed with the kids, leaving the other one out; brothers and sisters may fight; new families don't blend as expected. Whatever the issue, family counseling can surely help. I will meet you all and examine each persons ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions. Together, we will work towards identifying the family's strengths and weaknesses in effort to overcome unhealthy ways of relating to each other. We will work towards improving communication and resolving conflicts in effort to bring you closer.

Mark Tinley, LMFT
Family Therapist

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90071 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Family Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to La Mirada.

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.



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

La Mirada is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 7.82 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mirada is 49,520 people with 14,325 households and a median annual income of $79,330. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for La Mirada, CA

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