Family Counseling Services in San Pedro.


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Family Counselor

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

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Torrance and RPV office accessible to all South Bay at 3655 Torrance BLvd, Third Floor Torrance, CA 90503, San Pedro, CA 90731

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

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

If you are at your wits end trying to balance the confusing and demanding needs of one or all family members you may benefit from my ability to help you sort it all out. With me you will find someone capable to help listen compassionately to all and give you and your family the relief of having an experienced coach. I can help improve communication and prescribe learning experiences that give you confidence in better problem solving.

Family Counselor

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

The experiences we had in our own families growing up, and the pattern of relationship dynamics passed down through generations has enormous power on the way we view ourselves, how we function, choices we make. In family therapy, Each person matters. I’ll help you notice subtle messages are conveyed in communication styles, words used, body language that may be preventing you from getting along. Together, we’ll work to identify and evaluate how well traditions, expectations for ways to act, roles to uphold, goals to be reached, really maintain the status quo, learn ways to reconnect, and strive to bring understanding, love and warmth back to your home.

Family Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

When our relationship becomes unhappy, it always affects and impacts the entire family. Working with couples to improve the relationship is important but we cannot overlook the impact to the family. In family therapy we explore problems that have negatively impacted the family from wherever it has come. We will help each member of the family to understand what is happening, how it has impacted them and explore methods of adjustment and remediation. We will identify problems and work to resolve them.

Family Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Family therapy is perhaps the biggest most challenging work to be done with the greatest impact on the most important system in your life. Understanding the dynamics and roles played by each member in the family is worth it's weight in gold. From identifying, understanding, learning and then implementing changes the family can be changed from a system that is struggling to survive to a system blossoming, offering support to all family members and adapting as needed to help members thrive.

Family Counselor

Sara Doudna-Klein, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I enjoy working with families. It is a challenge and also a great satisfaction to help families understand how their individual traits and behaviors form "family patterns" . I help them to identify each person's role in the problem and how each can contribute to the solution. Family dynamics are facinating. So few people are aware of how families really function. I become fully engaged with each family...with their problems, their hopes and dreams, the special qualities of the individuals. I don't solve their problems - I give them tools to solve their own problems for today and for the future.

Family Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

I am an expert in Family Therapy based in the Satir model. Working with the whole family can have a dramatic positive impact on everyone involved. The problem is often not the problem. It is how you cope the problem that is the real issue. I can help your family work together to change the how you cope, as a family, with difficult situations and problems and bring peace to the household.

Family Counselor

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

No two families were created alike. Therefore, therapy has to be customized to suit the particular dynamics of each family. Assembly-line approaches won't work. Healthy communication and individual growth within each family member as well as the entire family system are some important goals in family therapy. One family systems approach I Integrate in my counseling is that of Carl Whitaker's. This involves "authentically 'being' with the family and their anxieties rather than aloofly applying predetermined techniques." Individuation is a priority-- each member is allowed his/her own perceptions and treatment as an individual.

Family Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, 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

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

Problems don't exist in a vacuum, and are often triggered by our loved ones. Living in these relationships means that we can be triggered by each other, and act with increased stress and anger--which is a part of being human. There is a special type of healing that can be done when your family comes together in a safe environment and works on the health of the group. If your relationships need additional support and safety in order to move into a new, healthier way of interacting together, I'm here. If your loved ones aren't biological, but you want a safe place for your group to work out problems, I'm here for you too.

Family Counselor

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of San Pedro, CA

We recognize the complex issues and dynamics that exist within families. We work with our clients to validate individuals' pain while moving toward increased understanding of other family members. We challenge clients to work toward improved communication and understanding of other family members once they too feel better understood. We focus our clients on moving toward resolution of issues while highlighting their ability to control significant factors that will result in improved quality of family life.


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