Family Counseling Services in Hidden Hills CA.


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Family Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

When one person in the family is plagued by a problem, it disrupts the whole system. Feeling disruptions in the family is difficult and may be the reason family therapy is the right choice for you. I believe that by providing family therapy, the family can learn to live more cohesively and talk to one another, not at each other. A good family therapist is one to help put the pieces back together after things have fallen apart. I listen to family members individually and as a whole to hear what the problem is from their perspective and treat it accordingly. Getting family therapy may be the best decision of your lives. Call for a free, confidential consultation today.

Family Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family therapy is about communication and safety in the family system. Balanced family leadership requires the ability to be firm, and friendly, and to set developmentally appropriate limits while remaining fair, flexible, and encouraging. In balanced families, individuality and connection to the family are both significant. Family processes can be cooperative, consistent, and caring. My humanistic approach is in presenting with “realness” and joining the family in their discussions to understand the issues at hand. My goal is towards unmasking issues and creating new meanings for the family. Often the spontaneous reactions to the present situation in the therapy room create the client’s awareness of their inner potentials and opens the channels of...(view profile to read more)

Family Counselor

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family life can be greatly rewarding and extremely challenging. Whether seeking therapy for issues arising from starting a family, preparing to launch children into adulthood or any stage in between, the difficulties cause concern and deserve attention. At all ages, the creation of a family structure with consistent boundaries and expectations can contribute to healthy lives, both as individuals and as a group. Common Areas of Focus: •Communication patterns •Rules and discipline •Regulating emotions and behavior •Effects of separation, divorce, blending families •Drugs, Alcohol, Sexual Activity •Freedom vs. Limits •School performance •Sibling/peer relations •Responsibilities and Goals

Family Counselor

Karine Echighian, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family therapy is helpful in understanding your family unit. Understanding each member of the family as having roll, responsibility and expectation is the beginning of the process of understanding what works and does not work within your family unit. Working with the family from this starting point, will hopefully open the door to improved communication among each family member.

Family Counselor

Carine Keenan, M.S., LMFT, CAMS-II

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

I have found in my many years of experience that many emotional issues and dysfunctional patterns occur in the context of the family system. In our family therapy sessions, we understand the presenting issues through the lens of the family. What are the relationships and connections that provide the foundation for a particular behavior? What is the secondary benefit of a particular behavior? Many behavior patterns and issues can be improved by working through the family.

Family Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

We need our families. If your family is in danger of disconnecting or falling apart, let's work together to lean toward each other instead of away. No one family member is ever the cause of disfunction. We each must learn our responsibility in the mix. My approach to healing families is to help each member understand how they absorb stress, and explain it to the group in a way that will be heard. Our family is our home base. Let's keep it that way by learning empathy for each other's struggles.

Family Counselor

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Chris Massman, MA, LMFT, CDS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family systems was the theory and leading force behind my clinical training. Using family systems theory my focus and theory is derived from Murray Bowen. We will create a family genogram where I will gain pertinent information to how your family operates. How were arguments resolved? How do family members communicate? We will explore what your family role is. What is your sibling position? How do you currently communicate? Do you communicate? These are some of the ways I begin to explore my work with families.

Family Counselor

K. Michelle Tapia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Yes, family therapy can be fun. Family therapy can include a time for talking and exploring, it can include time for group projects in order to see how you work (or don't work) as a unit, and sometimes it includes fun activities such as art or games. Family therapy can include parents, children, siblings, and in-laws (and whoever else you feel may be important to the problems). Often if there is a problem with a child, the problem is bigger than the child. I work with birth families, blended families and adoptive families.

Family Counselor

Gina Guerrero, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family therapy is about the relationships in your home and how you and your family members communicate, deal with stressors, manage life cycle events and express emotions. Every family has conflict and I will help you on healthy communication and conflict resolution.When providing family therapy, I will assist you in working to strengthen existing bonds within couples and families to reinforce resilience and health.

Family Counselor

Jack May, MA, LMFT

Jack T. May, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family therapy Families have a distinct way of communicating. Sometimes as families row overtime, Communication can get misunderstood. Being misunderstood in the family system, Having clear boundaries and clear ways to communicate, can't help families overcome challenges is that come up. Family therapy can coach Family members to learn how to communicate with respect to help deal understood.

Family Counselor

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Working with single parent families is an area in which I have a lot of experience. Often time it is helpful to facilitate communication and support to both parties since neither one feels heard or respected. This dynamic can lead to a power struggle and then the relationship get stuck in a "You are going to do what I say"; "You can't make me" dance. Another aspect is dealing with differences between temperament types. A parent and child be mismatched. Increasing awareness of the differences and dealing with them can make all the difference in the world. It is helpful at times to have individual sessions to support disclosure and practicing new skills in an open,supportive place.

Family Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Are you wondering what happened to my family? Where did I go wrong? How come we can't get along? Family therapy can be very helpful. I work with everyone in the family (mom, dad, kids, grandparents, and anyone living at home.) Using a systems approach, I teach communicate skills, look at patterns in the family, underlying issues that may cause your family to be stuck which will improve your relationships.

Family Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT Stanford Therapist

Free phone consult/or try a Free First Session.

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Morella Hammer, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

In family therapy you will learn how to communicate your needs in a way that it’s understood by your family member. You will learn ways to strengthen your family, role expectations, create your family vision and you will learn the importance of repairing rupture in your relationship. If you want to feel more connected with your family please call us.

Family Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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!

Family Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

A healthy family is much like owning and maintaining a car. That is, if something is wrong with the car, the car won't run properly. Same goes for families. If one person is having difficulties then it affects the entire family. Family therapy helps everyone in the family work better together by addressing all the problems that are getting in the way.

Family Counselor

Roni(t) Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Clinical Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Org. Psych.

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Families can be very complex and sometimes hard to understand with so many different roles that each family member may play. Family therapy would be very helpful with understanding each member of the family and how each one functions on a daily basis. Therapy would also provide tools to learn how to listen and have more effective communication with each other.

Family Counselor

Joy Davidson, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

To me, the people with whom you've chosen closeness, whether related by blood or intentional bonding, are "family." I help family members surmount problems in communication, understanding, decision-making, and boundary setting. I have also worked successfully with family businesses, or business groups that are "family-like," when dynamics become problematic. Sometimes, longstanding patterns or roles need to be addressed and adjusted. Some members may feel unheard, under-appreciated, or discounted, and need a chance to re-establish their sense of belonging within the group. I'm honored to have been part of creating family therapy breakthroughs that truly change peoples lives.

Family Counselor

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Children live in the space between their mother and father. This space is the foundational relationship where children learn that it's safe to be themselves in their full aliveness. When that space is not working, children learn defenses to survive. They can adopt acting out behaviors or simply shut down. In Couples Therapy, I help parents to clean up that space, make it sacred and give their children the chance to grow up feeling safe and happy.

Family Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

A family is not just a collection of people. Everyone in the family impacts the family dynamic, how the people relate to each other. And, each person changes that dynamic, in a unique way, even when they may not intend to. If you’re having difficulties in your family, we can address how the family’s rules of relating and the patterns of relationships can help to make things better. We’ll also see how unproductive patterns can be eliminated.

Family Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Heather Huff, MA, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Each member of a family has a story to tell. These stories make up the whole of the family dynamic. Often, however, the stories we tell conflict with one another, and this can create disruption in family relationship. I will work within the family dynamic to help create space for each story, and work with family members to expand capacity for holding the complexity of multiple and sometimes conflicting stories, each of which has it's own unique truth.

Family Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Is your family life chaos? Are your kids running things? Are you going through a divorce and don't know how to tell the kids? Dr. Eris Huemer has worked with familes and children as a counselor and coach as well as being a Supervisor for Behavior Interventionists and Floortime Therapists for children and adolescents with behavior disorders such as Autism, Learning Delayed, ADHD, Mental Retardation and more. There are very few family dynamics and problems that Eris hasn't helped a family solve. Dr. Eris works to help the family identify its strengths and to reach a concrete solution in a brief period of time.

Family Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Families are complex and dynamic entities. Often, different family members get pigeonholed into one specific identity which is pathologizing & limiting, and does not serve them. Family systems teach us how to behave in the world. Dysfunction in families can be very harmful and can set people up to feel doomed. Luckily, there is help. In family therapy sessions we will create an atmosphere of openness and non judgment. Through identifying, and actively working through issues, balance and harmony can emerge.

Family Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

If you and your family aren't getting along or are having some form of difficulty, family therapy can be incredibly useful. I would help to give each family member a voice--a way to be heard, understood, and accepted. In fact, I would fight for this on behalf of each family member who feels disregarded, disrespected, or dismissed. I would help each person to feel respected and to be given a sense of dignity as we work together to improve the critically important aspect of communication--something I find wanting in many families.

Family Counselor

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Emotional problems play out in families. They often start there. If this is the case: no matter how much individual therapy a person gets, things don't really seem to get better. Sometimes the whole family needs to be involved in the therapeutic process. Call me for a consultation to find the best course of action for you and your family. We can get to the root of the issues to help you start a whole new relationship with your family.

Family Counselor

Charles Rosasco, MFT, CIRT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Families are some of our most challenging relationships. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I am trained to help you understand the family system, roles we take on as family members, and resolving conflict within the family. You have no reason to feel embarrased about your struggles with family members. Getting professional help with your parents, partner, siblings, or children is a sign of courage.

Family Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Jeannette York, MFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

One of the ways we know who we are, is in the context of our relationships with other people. Of all the relationships that we have, it is the ones with our families that most impact us. Sometimes family members forget how to communicate in loving and supportive ways. Often times there are subjects that are too hard to talk about. Silence is often in the place of healthy discussions. I believe that the home should be the safest place for everyone to express themselves. Let me help your family learn how to keep each other emotionally safe and to get to know each other on a deeper level. Call for an appt. Jeannette York,818.200.9513 I charge a flat rate of $150.00 per session

Family Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Family counseling is a most valuable opportunity for helping families in crisis as well as families who may be going through a life transition. Families can become socially, emotionally and psychologically dangerous, confusing, and even internally devastating. Families that are experiencing dysfunctional changes including addictions, emotional and mental illness, abandonment, fierce arguments, new family members, departing family members, new family rules, power relationships and family power changes that happen in an unprepared manner can create emotional traumas of significant proportions. Family counseling serves to restructure a families operation and aims to transform family dysfunction to family function.

Family Counselor

Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Do you find yourself overwhelmed and frustrated with your daily family routines? Do conversations often lead to arguments and hurt feelings? Would you like a more enjoyable fun-loving family relationship? If so, I can help. I provide support with managing daily challenges & helping you reach family goals. I believe in a systemic approach, so sessions can include you, your child, your spouse or any combination of family members. During sessions we can address specific issues like: staying calm during disagreements or tantrums, establishing routines, decreasing arguments & improving communication. We can also work on broader goals like bringing more fun & cohesiveness to your family unit.

Family Counselor

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Sometimes we feel as though the people that love us most don't listen to us or understand us. Family therapy is a way to be heard and ultimately understood. The approach that I take is to ensure that all members are being respectful of one another and not only listening to the other person but truly hearing them. The benefits of working together as a family is better communication, stronger feelings of closeness, and increased respect and support between loved ones.

Family Counselor

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

I work with families on a variety of issues including communication, divorce, blending families, grief & loss, power struggles, and phase of life transitions such as becoming a parent, teen topics, and aging/elder issues. I offer a supportive environment where we will work together so family members can gain the necessary skills to overcome challenges and strengthen relationships.

Family Counselor

Lisa Locke, M.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Sometimes the issues that are causing problems in the home involved the entire family dynamic. In these cases, it's helpful for all or most of the family members to attend therapy sessions so that I can get a feel for how the family unit operates as a whole. Particularly when the primary problems center on parenting issues, having the entire family in one place to talk about feelings, behaviors, and expectations can be very effective in terms of reducing stress and increasing harmony in the home.

Family Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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 Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

As a Family Therapist, I specialize in facilitating conversations where all voices can be heard and new understanding can be reached. Psychotherapy offers many opportunities for dialogue. My approach opens space for different experiences, perspectives and possibilities for the future. It is a chance to heal past hurts, deepen relationships and move forward with increased sharing and connection.

Family Counselor

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

What future do you want for your family? Stressors can affect families in many ways. Family therapy provides the opportunity to change your family’s relationship to its problems and the effects those problems have on each person in your family. Families come to therapy for a variety of reasons: single parenthood; underperformance at school; birth of a new sibling; unemployment; relocation; substance abuse; mental illness; divorce; blending families; grief and loss. If your family is experiencing difficulty, family therapy is a way to increase communication and understanding, while discovering sources of strength and support within your family.

Family Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Parent-child conflicts, sibling rivalry that has gotten out of hand, issues arising from divorce or parental conflict all these issues need to be discussed and have a supported and open conversation with your family members. I will work together with the family in order to identify areas of dysfunction and to help the family move through the difficult times that a family faces.

Family Counselor

Tom Andre, MA

MFTI

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

My approach in family therapy is to focus on the problem or set of problems, not to assign blame to a person or the family as a whole. In family therapy, we will hear how problems affect everyone. There is not always a "solution," but more often than not there are untapped resources that a family can call upon to help reduce a problem's influence on each person's life.

Family Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

Consider all the different types of families existing today: single parent families, step-families, intact families, extended families. Families migrate, divide, expand, argue chronically, face financial crises, or blend children into one home or two homes. Within each family, children and parents need love, respect, understanding, patience, and opportunities to become successful. In addition, each member of every family is wired uniquely with different strengths and weaknesses. For over 36 years, I have worked with families with multiple needs, configurations and skills. I moved families toward workable, respectful solutions & communication and love. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824

Family Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

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.

Family Counselor

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Hidden Hills, CA

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is that the child is always changing. Understanding what stage your child is in and what they need from you is an important part of my work. You want the best for them, but what does that mean? Does it mean always protecting them so they never get hurt, and always providing for them so they aren’t deprived? Even if you could do this, should you? In Family Counseling, I work with parents and their children individually and together to improve their relationship, reduce conflict, set boundaries, negotiate the specifics, and define a parent-child contract to help everyone move forward into a more meaningful relationship.

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