Family Counseling Services in El Portal, FL.

Find a family therapist in El Portal, Florida. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Claudia Fraga, LCSW
Family Therapist

Claudia Fraga, LCSW

Counselor/Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist

In 33156 - Nearby to El Portal.

Over the last 50 years, the family structure has changed. People are waiting longer to marry and to have children. In 2000, US Census reported that 50% of first marriages end in divorce, 60% of second marriages end in divorce. About 26% of individuals find themselves in some sort of step role - stepparent, stepsibling or stepchild resulting in the blended family. Family therapy becomes the safe space where each person can communicate their perceptions and their needs. As the solution focused therapist, we become the vessel through which positive communication can be reached. Other goals in therapy are promotion of positive communication, friendship and healthy conflict resolution skills

Mario Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., LLM., PCC
Family Therapist

Mario Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., LLM., PCC

Strategic Interventionist & Results Coach / Mental Health Counselor

In 33176 - Nearby to El Portal.

Family coaching benefits you and multi-faceted relationships inherent in family systems. Some benefits of family coaching with Dr. Mario include: Conjointly designing healthier forms of communication; along with creating and implementing structure, boundaries, schedules, and discipline. The goal is to ease tension, establish consistency, bring back mutual respect, and breathe new life into your home and family.

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
Family Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

In 33169 - Nearby to El Portal.

Families are the most important elements of society. We believe that healthy families form great communities. It all starts with the couple. We do intense couples and family therapy. Our relational skill building approach has helped many couples and families to reduce violence, conflict, miscommunication and anger at home. We are the only ones who give you a two-for-one treatment. We provide couples and family treatment along with anger management treatment at not extra cost.

Mary Weatherford, Ph,D., MBA, Ed.S., CRC, BCN
Family Therapist

Mary Weatherford, Ph,D., MBA, Ed.S., CRC, BCN

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 33146 - Nearby to El Portal.

Dr. Weatherford may suggest family therapy to help the identified patient resolve his/her issues. The family unit is like a well balanced mobile. If one object on the mobile changes (or gets better) other members of the family may need to make changes or adjustments. The positive change in the family member may disrupt the balance of the family unit. Short courses of family therapy can well restore the homeostasis of the family unit and allow it to be more receptive to the changes in the identified patient.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 33101 - Nearby to El Portal.

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.

Ernesto Felipe, LMHC, M.S., MS.Ed., NBCC, CRRTP
Family Therapist

Ernesto Felipe, LMHC, M.S., MS.Ed., NBCC, CRRTP

Board Certified Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach

In 33134 - Nearby to El Portal.

When families learn to identify and modify maladaptive patterns of relating as they are guided into challenging inflexible roles assigned or adopted by its members, the system that the family is begins to move towards a healthier and more functional unit. Moreover, becuase, often times the person identified as the problem, is nothing but the expression of the symptoms of the family which may include ineffective distribution of power and responsibility, addressing structural issues can also contribute to transform families and turn them into safer and and more balanced.

Bobbi Newman, LMHC, CIRT
Family Therapist

Bobbi Newman, LMHC, CIRT

Licensed Mental Heath Counselor, Certified Imago Therapist

In 33309 - Nearby to El Portal.

Families consist of the most important relationships in our lives. They can also be the most difficult. Learning how to communicate as children are growing up allows the kids to form healthier relationships as they grow up. We learned how to do "family" from our families...who did what they learned. Counseling helps to becomes more aware of the tools for healthy and connecting relationships.

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP
Family Therapist

Jason Wasser, LMFT, CAP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 33312 - Nearby to El Portal.

One of the most most beautiful parts of Family Therapy is when powerful change happens when you least expect it. I will work with you to help the structure of your family run more smoothly, identify stuck patterns and move towards more healthy communication and behaviors. All of these changes will be measurable and identifying within the first few sessions and my goal is to have you and your family walk out noticing these changes as soon as possible!

Natalya Fateyeva, LMFT
Family Therapist

Natalya Fateyeva, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 33330 - Nearby to El Portal.

Every family experiences ups and downs while living together under the same roof. The secret is be able to know how to reduce the downs and how to increase the ups. Communication and respect play important roles in the process. First, two people get used to each other; then other members of the family from both sides appear and stay in their lives. Being a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother definitely contributes to the success of the family therapy that I provide to my clients because I have been through the similar issues myself and can guide through those ups and downs in your lives. Let me know if I can assist in that roller coaster ride!

Jacqueline Clarke Jemmott, PhD, LMFT, MCAP, BC-TMH
Family Therapist

Jacqueline Clarke Jemmott, PhD, LMFT, MCAP, BC-TMH

Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

In 33324 - Nearby to El Portal.

Family therapy is understood through relationships as such the family is considered the client. I work with clients using an integrative approach of MRI strategic therapy, Bowenian family systems, and Solution Focused therapy. Families processed problems that maintain the presenting issues, then gained understanding of how the issues may be augmented within multi-generations. Through processing, emotional patterns are explored as family members achieve increasing self-differentiation, and empowered to use cognitive abilities over emotions. They are able to explore exceptions, while building on their strengths and resources in resolving initial and future problems.

Laura Kohn, LMHC, CHt
Family Therapist

Laura Kohn, LMHC, CHt

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 33306 - Nearby to El Portal.

Find the skills you want to consciously create the family life you've always desired. Stop negative ingrained habits and dysfunctional behavior patterns quickly. Learn to respond consciously instead of reacting unconsciously. Improve your communications skills and learn the tools to resolve conflict or shift behavioral patterns quickly. Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things from an different perspective. Work with a consultant to quickly assess the problem and come up with easily implemented solutions. Your family is worth it. Call today.

Whitney Hawkins, LMFT
Family Therapist

Whitney Hawkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 33131 - Nearby to El Portal.

When a partner, child, or parent is diagnosed with an illness, a couple’s relationship is often impacted dramatically. One person may take on the duties of caregiving, while the other is processing a new diagnosis. Or perhaps you are dealing with caring for an elderly parent or a chronically ill child. These circumstances can lead to issues with intimacy, communication, distribution of household labor, and finances. I help couples and families facing a wide variety of chronic illness find their new normal as a couple.

Eva Brown, M.S.
Family Therapist

Eva Brown, M.S.

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 33308 - Nearby to El Portal.

Most everyone knows that with family comes many, sometimes turbulent, ups and downs. In the end though, the one ingredient that is most always present is unconditional love. I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and have specialized training in working with families, no matter how big or small. Together you, your family, and I will work to uncover the family challenges and create custom tailored solutions that fit for everyone involved. Expect that it will be challenging, given that each family member is unique in their own way, but with dedication, love, and a will to make a difference in your family’s life, the possibility of change is in your future. Call anytime!



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

El Portal is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It has a land area of 0.41 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Portal is 2,491 people with 883 households and a median annual income of $52,216. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for El Portal, FL

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in El Portal 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 El Portal 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 El Portal public health department.