Family Counseling Services in Vista, CA.

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


Justin Stewart, CADC II, SAP
Family Therapist

Justin Stewart, CADC II, SAP

Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 92590 - Nearby to Vista.

It's an often avoided topic, but the truth is that addiction is a family disease. By that I mean it effects the whole family on a deeper level than one might first assume. Behaviors, coping skills, financial decisions, and much more - they're all altered based on the presence of addiction in the family. I work with family compositions and intimate relationships of all types to foster understanding, healing and growth for everyone involved. Without the family or significant other participating, recovery for the addict becomes much more difficult and thus unlikely. Including your loved one in your treatment may terrify you, and it's ok if it does. When you're ready, we can start at your pace.

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

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93065 - Nearby to Vista.

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.

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT
Family Therapist

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Mine is a relational psychodynamic approach to therapy that uses attachment theory and family systems interventions to identify problematic relationship dynamics that are interfering with the family reaching their full potential for cooperation, intimacy, and differentiation. Together, we will explore the family tree (from roots to leaves) and work to till the soil that feeds it so each individual in the family feels seen, heard, and supported in living out their best life.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to Vista.

Families can be the source of tremendous joy and also the source of tremendous pain. When things are feeling out of control at home or in your extended family, members often become depressed and angry. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy can help transform negative interaction patterns and restore connections. Your family can be a safe place, a place where each member is valued, loved and appreciated for their unique qualities. If you are a family with a Special Needs child, you have specific challenges that can be helped by an experienced therapist. You do not need to navigate this difficult road alone!

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Family Therapist

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

When working with children and youth, the therapist cannot ignore the family system in which the child lives. I work with parents in multiple ways to help support youth in treatment, which may include separate parent sessions, co-parenting sessions, systemic family therapy, or Filial Therapy, a play therapy practice that coaches and guides parents in special play sessions with their child to decrease unwanted behaviors, improve relationships and communication, increase the child's emotional vocabulary, and increase the child's self-esteem.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Family Therapist

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92130 - Nearby to Vista.

As a marriage and family therapist, I have specialized training focused on improving family dynamics. I have worked with families struggling with major life transitions, parent-child conflict, addiction, complex grief in situations such as suicide, and several other challenges that today's families face. After family therapy, you can expect improved communication, less conflict, better boundaries, decreased grief symptoms, and a family system that is sustainable. Please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation call or send me an email to further discuss how I can support your goals.

Reesa Morala, LMFT
Family Therapist

Reesa Morala, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92562 - Nearby to Vista.

The family system is one that can serve as a strong foundation of support or one that breeds unhealthy current and future behaviors. Reesa is dedicated to supporting families strengthen their relationships with one another by working with parents to unite the front with consistent and loving actions. From there parents can begin to grow and model those behaviors to their family members, deepening the relationships, as a whole, and provide a solid foundation that grounds the family as they traverse the many growth milestones that occur as the family matures.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Family Therapist

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Vista.

The family is the backbone of our society. With this in mind, a healthy functioning family is of great importance. There are many causes to problems and issues that a family faces. Once these problems are identified, then the family and therapist can go to work to resolve the issue and strengthen the family. A family systems approach is an effective way that I have helped families resolve their issues. In looking at the roles or "dance" that each person plays in the family that contributes to the problem, the problem issue can then be focused on and resolved by identifying what each person can do differently to experience the desired outcome of the family.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Family Therapist

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92054 - Nearby to Vista.

Families come to me in a state of chaos and upon successfult treatment, leave with structure, stability, and love. I will teach you how to use a simple method of communication to put a quick end to "too long" arguments... and that's just the first session. Parents can regain control over their disruptive children once they learn my techniques of "seeing" and "guiding." Put an end to being too critical of or spoiling your kids. Contact Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT today!

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92011 - Nearby to Vista.

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.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Family Therapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to Vista.

Family Therapy can offer simple solutions to complex problems that undermine the strength of the family. With the insight and support of a trained therapist you can see self defeating behavior and learn ways to improve your life and the life of family members. Rebuilding the connective tissues of love, intimacy and communication contribute to being happy now rather than being stuck in patterns of resentments, sadness and fears that make happy relationships difficult. Learning to trust yourself and other family members strengthens the bonds that make relationships both meaningful and rewarding. Sometimes going back to the basics of kindness and respect create the profound changes we want.

John Kane, LMFT
Family Therapist

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed 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 needs

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA
Family Therapist

Kimberly Stewart, CADC III, SAP, MA

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 92590 - Nearby to Vista.

Addiction recovery is not a solo journey. Individuals closest to us often take on roles to adapt to our behaviors. It can be difficult to accept that everyone's role must adapt and evolve, not just the addict, in order for recovery to work. When an individual is walking the path from addiction to recovery, spouses and family are also experiencing a complicated transformation. Family counseling can help ease this transformation in a healthy, positive, productive way for all involved.

John Rigoli, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

John Rigoli, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92562 - Nearby to Vista.

Family therapy techniques teach and coach members of a family unit to address family conflicts by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. The main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic and systematic. All provide an environment to increase communication and an empathic understanding of the emotions of family members. Our initial assessments determines the technique that the therapist feels best to increase positive interactions within the family unit. During sessions we provide an environment that is safe and non-judgmental, allowing free expressions.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Family Therapist

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Family relationships can be stressful and challenging. There may be anger, arguments, grief & loss, mental or physical illness, unresolved trauma, abuse, neglect, betrayal, financial or occupational challenges that create distress in the family system. Healthy family members have open, honest and compassionate communication. They hear, know and understand each other. They take responsibility and are accountable for their impact on each other. They show love and care through affection, attention, appreciation, being of service, spending quality time with and being there for each other. I guide you in developing the skills, qualities and habits needed to get your family to a better place!

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling
Family Therapist

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling

Military and First Responder PTSD Specialist

In 92010 - Nearby to Vista.

Because we practice creation therapy, we will discover the God-given temperaments of each family member. In learning how to develop loving and effective communication, you will learn to engage in the respect and unity that is critical to the family unit. The family will discover new ways to enjoy each other based on the needs of each of the individual temperaments.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Vista.

Family therapy is a wonderful modality to assist families in improving communication, interaction, respect, support or addressing a concern that is impacting the family unit. Family therapy can increase understanding and assist family members in functioning at their optimal level and achieving their individual and family goals. Family therapy can help members and families attain healing needed to process difficult situations and trauma by improving communication, structure and boundaries.

Tanya Dantus, MFT, MA
Family Therapist

Tanya Dantus, MFT, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Vista.

I love working with individuals within a family with the framework of family systems because our whole family system is clearly going to affect us individuals. We can learn, however, how to honor the healthy parts of the system, while leaving behind the more toxic aspects. We can learn to set boundaries & individuate ourselves so as to live as healthy individuals within our system, by speaking up, advocating for ourselves, and setting healthy boundaries. With the right support, it is possible. Let's get started!

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Family Therapist

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Vista.

I practice EFFT - Emotionally Focused Family Therapy whose goal is to help families in their relationships to become stronger and safer. We all have conflict from time to time with those we love. What matters most is to be able to have healthy repair with each other to heal and forgive and move forward in healthy, loving, lasting relationships with those who mean the most.


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

Vista is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 18.67 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Vista is 100,890 people with 30,451 households and a median annual income of $50,601. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Vista, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista public health department.