Family Counseling Services in Topanga, CA.

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


Philip Kolba, MA
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Family Therapist

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

In 90401 - Nearby to Topanga.

In a society that has become extremely technological, many sensitive young adults have disconnected from nourishing relationships in favor of virtual ones. Connecting with parents, siblings, friends and neighbors, has been replaced by less emotionally fulfilling forms of interaction. My specialty is improving relationships. I can help you build better communication with your child. I can also assist your family in resolving issues from the past for a fresh start. I will support you in creating a more peaceful home environment. So, as difficult as things may seem right now, in working with me your can rest assured that better times ahead.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Family Therapist

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Topanga.

Families are complicated machines. There are many parts, all of which must work in unison and balance with one another. When this balance is disrupted because one or more family members are having an issue or a hard time, the entire machine (family) stops functioning optimally. Like any machine would, your family may need a "tune up" at that time. You must relearn how to function at your best.

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

In 90401 - Nearby to Topanga.

We do not exist in a vacuum. Our family and significant relationships always influence how we feel or have shaped who we are. If you are having problems in your relationship with your significant other or any family member or even business partner, getting help can assist you in finding harmony where discord once was. The patterns need to change and Dr. Gary can effectively help you to do that. Call for a free initial phone consult 800 474-1445.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Topanga.

I approach family therapy from a perspective that the family is one organic system--each member plays a part in the system. Roles are are defined and reinforced. Every family has an equilibrium. When change happens quickly, the family system gets dysregulated. Seeing interactional patterns and making subtle shifts in ways of relating can make dramatic changes. My role is to help make those shifts slowly and in ways that feel the least disruptive.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Family Therapist

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Topanga.

In doing family therapy I try to work with all members of the family so that I can understand the dynamics, the rules and roles, the relationships that are not permitting the family to function in a healthy way. Even when it seems to be just one person who has a problem, it may be the whole family that is interacting in ways that can be improved. I work to have the family understand what is really going on and changes they may need to make to function in healthier ways. I focus on the need for respectful communication and cooperation between all family members, including children. My Parenting Classes focus on specific skills to achieve calmer homes with respectful and respected children.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 90039 - Nearby to Topanga.

Family therapists are uniquely trained. We view the health of the family as the goal, no matter who shows up for therapy. For example, if a couple comes for therapy because they’re fighting a lot, I will ask “Where are the kids when you’re fighting? Do you know how it’s is affecting each of them?” The idea is that everyone in a family is deeply affected by actions, beliefs, and interactions they witness between family members.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Family Therapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90401 - Nearby to Topanga.

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!

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Family Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90250 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Wendy Jones, LCSW
Family Therapist

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Topanga.

In family therapy, I aim to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. Sometimes all family members are present, but that is not always possible or necessary. By adjusting the viewpoint of problems as patterns of behaviors that need adjusting, and improving communication skills, families can strengthen and resolve conflict in a more peaceful way.

Shana Lutsky, LCSW
Family Therapist

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90064 - Nearby to Topanga.

Families represent complex systems. Given the various players and personalities, there can arise conflict, misunderstanding and strife and causes difficulties and hurt. Much of the work I do as a family therapist is to assist family members to improve their communication with each other and provide them with tools to do so. As well, if one family member is presenting as troubled or ill (either mentally or physically), the other family members are inevitably affected, as is the family structure and dynamic. Therefore, it is important to treat the who family. I take a holistic approach to the family, and focus on the system not only the identified patient.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to Topanga.

We are a married couple in a blended family who understands the range of dynamics and challenges a family can face. We can help you deal with differences of opinions on finances, housing, children and in-laws. We understand the complexities of raising children and step-parenting. Are you having difficulty with boundaries, rules and discipline? Is one of you feeling like an outsider in your own family? We work on creating new roles and understanding baggage from families of origin. We encourage exploring fears around the lost fantasy of what a family "should" be. We can help you find new ways to form secure alliances and open communication.



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

Topanga is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 19.12 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Topanga is 8,923 people with 3,221 households and a median annual income of $112,330. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Topanga is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Topanga public health department.