Family Counseling Services in Pacifica, CA.

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


Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Family Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Family Therapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Family therapy is often the treatment of choice for families who are confronted with specific crisis situations, (such as death, divorce, illness, or child/adolescent issues). When the family is the client, I assess the way members interact and work to improve communication and problem-solving skills, as well as resolve the current life stressors. Each family member plays a role in the way the family interacts and is seen as a vital participant in both the healthy and dysfunctional styles of interaction. Therefore, in family counseling the goal is to assist each member to work together more effectively to create a more functional family unit.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Family Therapist

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I spent two years running the adolescent unit of a psychiatric hospital, where I had to do a great many family therapy sessions, which has made me very experienced in family dynamics. I am a big believer in the family systems approach, where the family is seen as a relational unit and focus is put on how the energetics are playing out in the family dynamic.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Family Therapist

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I found that the skills that my Couples learn from me: how to speak and listen in a way that allows real intimacy to digest on the gut level is extremely useful in working with families. Many times family members love each other but that love does not digest. Often there is a child or teenager that is acting out and when the parents learn how to connect with their child on a deeper level, the need for the acting out behaviors goes away. Parents sometimes need help being on the same team to BOTH provide the necessary structure (rules) AND do it in a way so the child (or teen) digests the love. Your children appreciate the rules from a loving team (even if they pretend they hate them)!

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Family Therapist

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Pacifica.

The most frequent family issues I see are problems with parenting (agreeing on limits/ consequences, either parent feeling supported by the other), difficulty with issues of adolescence (self-injury, eating disorder, suicidality, substance abuse, abusive relationships, bullying), and arguing/ yelling at one another. Any of these issues are difficult to handle; often times they occur as a bundle of issues. This can feel overwhelming to both parent and child. The whole system suffers and feelings of fear, hopelessness, guilt, anger, and resentment are free-floating with no useful direction. We will find strategies that work for your family so that you enjoy one another again.

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I particularly enjoy working with pairs within a family system—a mother and daughter for instance or siblings. Family members who are longing to be closer to each other and having trouble doing it, or wanting to better communicate. This isn't about trying to fix another person or convince them of our views. In therapy, getting to deeper levels of empathy and understanding with the people closest to us can solve a lot of issues on its own, building respect and tolerance for differences, and a gratifying sense of connection. It takes courage, effort, and the willingness to lay down our swords and shields, but it is worth it.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Family Therapist

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Our family lives can be tremendously gratifying and enriching and a source of invaluable support and belonging. They can also become tense and chaotic at times, especially when under the influences of acute or chronic stress. Such responses are understandable, but you may need the support and guidance of a skilled therapist from time to time, especially if you are experiencing persistent conflicts that you cannot resolve or mediate on your own. Psychotherapy can help you relate to your family with more ease or resolve even long-standing problems. If you wish to explore how I could help with your particular situation, please call me at 415-533-9724. I would be happy to talk with you.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94010 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Family Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94027 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Jyoti Nadhani, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Jyoti Nadhani, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94403 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Counseling can help members hear each other's concerns in a safe place and find solutions together. Family counseling can help you deal with the complicated issues inherent in multi-generational families. I can help you create more harmony within your family and help you feel closer to each other. I work with Immigrant and Multi-generational Families Who Are: *Having problems with your adolescent child or another family member *Stressed due to adjusting to a new country and culture *Facing financial stress and conflicts around money *Experiencing tensions between older generations and younger ones *Feeling stressed due to living in close quarters

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Family Therapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91301 - Nearby to Pacifica.

ARE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS IN CONFLICTS OR CRISIS? Counseling helps! I take a unique and effective approach to family therapy- addressing the needs and clarifying the roles of every individual in the system so that everyone knows where they are, where the family is and take the steps they need to a healthier and happier family. Call for a free telephone consult.

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Family Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Family Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW
Family Therapist

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW

LCSW

In 94110 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Build each other up, not down. Restore affection in relationships to boost understanding of each family members internal subjective experiences and perspectives in life. Just like individuals, families as a unit benefit from learning how to be attentive and well-attuned. Transforming old, and established patterns of interaction into fresh ways of being, communicating and interacting with one another helps families grow and thrive. We focus on attending to communication patterns that do not help the family’s growth and the bonds and relationships within the family. We support families gain consensus and define the problem, and use motivational interviewing techniques to help individuals ident

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 94025 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I like to work with families with young children, teens and young adults (who are still at home) by engaging and empowering parents and their children to openly talk about the immediate problems that bring them in for treatment. I work with defiance, disrespect, ADHD, depression, anxiety and emotional abuse. I specialize in blended families and single-parent households and work to create a positive and healthy environment for everyone in the home.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Family Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Coach/consultant

In 94610 - Nearby to Pacifica.

A healthy family is much like owning and maintaining a car. That is, if something is wrong with the car, the car won't run properly. Same goes for families. If one person is having difficulties then it affects the entire family. Family therapy helps everyone in the family work better together by addressing all the problems that are getting in the way.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94117 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I provide services that help families who are in distress and crisis, regain a sense of balance and sanity. I have more than 10 years experience working with families and teens who are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma. I have worked with families involved in the special education and juvenile justice systems my entire career. The benefit of having a therapist who is familiar with these systems is that I am more aware of how they function, allowing me to collaborate and intervene more effectively on behalf of your child and your family. I am happy to provide a free initial phone consultation. Give me a call today!


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

Pacifica is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 12.66 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Pacifica is 39,260 people with 14,101 households and a median annual income of $100,193. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pacifica, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Pacifica is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pacifica public health department.