Family Counseling Services in Tarzana, CA.

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


Family Therapist

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

In many ways, I practice Family Therapy every day-even though I usually see only couples and individuals! The reason for this is because we all come from a family system, and our role and place in that system are revealed in every we relationship we have. The early attachment experiences we had as young ones set the stage for our intimate relationships later in life. It can be an illuminating experience to examine and understand the family system dynamics that you-and/or your spouse came from, thereby better understanding the context from which we came.

Family Therapist

Lisa Locke, M.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

Are you finding it difficult to communicate with family members? Maybe you find yourself in the midst of a life transition that is contributing to family stress. Or perhaps you have recently adopted a child or are having difficulties adapting to a blended family. In any case, it’s important to know that although family life can sometimes be challenging, families often benefit from having an impartial expert to help resolve issues and find solutions. I offer a safe space where everyone feels heard and contributes to implementing change. My approach is generally short term and is designed to help families build resiliency by practicing new skills to create your desired outcome.

Family Therapist

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

As a Marriage and Family Therapist I have been trained to focus family therapy on the entire family system; every member has a role and makes contributions to the balance and satisfaction within a family. An important strength of families is that they allow us to support each other as we all adapt to growth and change, as well as face challenges from outside the family, Psychotherapy can help family members understand how change is challenging relationships, and it can facilitate adaptation to these challenges and changes. The goal is re-establishing caring, supportive, and stable relationships within the family.

Family Therapist

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

My clinical approach to Family Therapy begins with an evaluation to determine and understand the issues within the family context. It is the goal of therapy to provide a safe environment for family members to express their concerns about the family dynamic. It is at the beginning of therapy that treatment goals are determined. Emotional needs for each family member will be explored. Treatment consists of teaching conflict resolution and communication skills to help family members be able to address conflict more productively and with less distress. My clinical approach consists of instilling insight for families about the relational dynamic within the family.

Family Therapist

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tarzana

Is your family constantly fighting? Do you have conflicts that don't seem to end? Is there always tension amongst the members of the family? I think therapy is a great tool to help improve what is happening with your family. I believe that it will help develop healthy ways of relating and interacting with one another. I believe that families greatly benefit from having a person outside the home speak into what is occurring that causes difficult dynamics.

Family Therapist

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

I take a "systems" approach to Family Therapy, which means that each member of the family contributes to the overall dynamics and issues within the family. As a graduate school Professor for over ten years, I have taught the theories of marriage and family therapy for over ten years and facilitated the couples training program at a Community Mental Health Center as well. Often, Family Therapy will turn into Couples Therapy in my experience, which comprises about half of my counseling practice in Los Angeles.

Family Therapist

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

Families that I work with benefit from a family systems approach to family therapy that enables family members to view family dynamics in light of multigenerational processes, the stages of the family life cycle, emotional triangles, emotional cutoff, and societal pressures that influence family function. Armed with a new depth of understanding family members become empowered to employ new, more effective and loving ways of communication and understanding.

Family Therapist

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

I routinely work with families in my practice. There are any number of reasons that families seek counseling. Quite frequently, the reasons revolve around children and parenting. Sometimes there are issues between child or adult siblings. Unresolved conflicts from childhood. Arguments ensue over the family business. Caring for a special needs child, or an aging parent. At other times, family members have experienced a loss in the family or there are struggles with blending families in second marriages. These struggles also bring with them opportunities to create openings that may not have existed before. Counseling can be very useful in healing old wounds and settling disputes.

Family Therapist

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

Family therapy can be very effective in resolving problems occurring in a home between parents and children, between siblings, or between separated parents. This form of therapy includes all members of the system who affect one another. Some common reasons families seek out family therapy is to resolve trauma, strengthen bonds between family members, and improve communication.

Family Therapist

Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

To my mind, nothing is more important than supporting families in raising emotionally healthy children. In our fast-paced, high-anxiety culture, it can be hard for parents to know how best to create a nurturing environment for their children. I encourage parents to spend both quality and quantity time with their kids, to set and hold limits so that the children feel safe and secure and to resolve parental conflicts to that they don't contribute to family tension. Sometimes I work with the parents alone (not the children) and this can be quite effective. At other times it helps to bring in the entire family to observe and change family dynamics.

Family Therapist

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

Every family experiences some type of challenge in their relationship together. Let’s face it, no matter how educated or understanding we are, sometimes there is just too much going on and too many personalities involved to see things clearly and to resolve the problem on our own. My personal background includes a long-term marriage and raising four children. This experience enhances my understanding of the types of situations and feelings your family may be experiencing. In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, I will collaborate with you and your family as we explore the underlying thoughts, feelings, and relational dynamics which are interfering with healthy functioning.

Family Therapist

Ronit Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Money Wealth and Relationship Consultant/Coach/Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tarzana

A family is a unit composed of several individuals, that form its dynamic, communication style, interaction, needs and desires, and sometimes these ‘clash’ or do not go hand in hand or in great harmony, to say the least! When working with families it is important to know that each person and each family is unique and has its own style, challenges and differences in character and personality. Our primary aim will be to explore, with each of you, as well as together, the concerns and challenges and guide you to create a more harmonious and balanced family relationships.

Family Therapist

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

Within driving distance of Tarzana

In working with families, we will collaborate on addressing the couple's need to be in charge. Family rules and boundaries are sometimes unclear to children. We will work together to communicate your expectations. When acting out, underachievement, conduct problems, defiant or oppositional behaviors present in the children, the the parents need to be on the same page. Your family will learn, insession, preferred communicatin styles; empathic listening, group problem solving skills, tolerance, respect and acceptance of each other. Family members will learn to interact without anger, resentment, sarcasm or disrespect. Parents need to be authoritative without being authoritarian.



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

Tarzana is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Tarzana is 37,778 people and a median annual income of $73,195. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tarzana, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Tarzana 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