Family Counseling Services in Santa Ana, CA.

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


Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

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.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Family Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

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.

Steven Harris, PhD
Family Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Families are the fundamental unit of our society. Healthy families make our world better. I try to balance the needs of the individual with the need for a stable and happy family. It is critical that all voices be heard, including children who do not have the authority of a parent, but whose voice, feelings and behaviors are always some kind of barometer about what is going on in the family. Finding ways to support multiple needs while preserving the family's stability is what I specialize in. While compromise can be important, I feel it is important to help families find ways where all basic needs can be met. You will learn to be open and communicate more in your family work with me.

Nancy Bubica, LMFT
Family Therapist

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

In 90815 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

No two families were created alike. Therefore, therapy has to be customized to suit the particular dynamics of each family. Assembly-line approaches won't work. Healthy communication and individual growth within each family member as well as the entire family system are some important goals in family therapy. One family systems approach I Integrate in my counseling is that of Carl Whitaker's. This involves "authentically 'being' with the family and their anxieties rather than aloofly applying predetermined techniques." Individuation is a priority-- each member is allowed his/her own perceptions and treatment as an individual.

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92677 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe in Systems Theory - which regards family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. I believe that regardless of the origin of the problem, clients benefit when the whole family participates in therapy. This school of thought adheres to the idea that no individual in the family is the "problem" - although he/she can often be viewed as the scapegoat in the family. "Fixing" an individual without addressing the dynamics and rules of the wider family system is not helpful for the long term well-being of the individual or the familial relationships.

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, my education, training, and experience has had an emphasis on the family system. When working with families, a focus on the structure of the family, roles, rules, boundaries, and communication are areas included in our work together. Families of origin, extended families, and blended families can participate in family therapy and I find it beneficial when we can include all involved so everyone has a voice.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

In the beginning family teaches us who we are and how to relate to others. Our family can enhance our self esteem, provide a nurturing environment for our well-being and influence our outlook on life. Parenting skills and increased understanding of child developmental stages are emphasized in younger families. As a family matures, the focus may change to accommodate life transitions. Complications may arise related to expectations, autonomy, and issues of inter-relatedness. Each family member has the ability to positively or negatively affect the lives of the other members. A healthy, resilient, family structure values both individuality and group cohesiveness. They are able to accept the na....

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, AMFT
Family Therapist

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92630 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one. In addition, it can be effective in treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, and food issues, or everyday concerns, like communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Family counseling aims to promote understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more individuals.

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Family Therapist

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

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.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Family Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Therapy focuses on the patterns of interaction between family members, and emphasizes improved communication and connection as an important factor to create change. Involving various family members in treatment helps to benefit so that everyone has a similar understanding of the issues within the relationships, and expectations of others. The most important factor within those connections is personal accountability so that each member is taking responsibility for any actions they cause to the system, versus being focused on how other members may have hurt them.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92626 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Being part of any size group is challenging because we are called upon to deal with temperaments, personalities, and perspectives that differ from our own. And in families especially, we often wonder “WHY can’t they all be more like ME?!” as we struggle to also deal with different age groups and outside influences, such as peer pressures and various scheduling demands. Good, respectful communication and establishing (and maintaining) proper boundaries are key. We look to the family to provide us with a stable base… a safe haven from the world, and when it fails to do that, we are often heartbroken. Whether you have a child going through a rough transition, a teen that is trying to individuate, the challenge of blending two families, a desire to reunite...(view profile to read more)

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT
Family Therapist

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Santa Ana.

Problems within family relationships can be difficult ones to work out. These relationships we do not choose but are born into have can have a great deal of impact and influence over so much of our lives. Sometimes having an unbiased perspective to discuss family issues can allow for awareness and positive change to occur. Learning about how patterns were established and passed down can bring understanding. Family therapy is an opportunity for each member of the family to be heard and for the family as a whole to develop healthier relationships.



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

Santa Ana is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 27.14 square miles and a water area of 0.24 square miles.  The population of Santa Ana is 335,400 people with 74,757 households and a median annual income of $52,253. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Ana, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Ana public health department.