Family therapy services in 90250: Hawthorne, CA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 90250: Hawthorne, CA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Hawthorne, California.


Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Family Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Hermosa Beach office near, Hawthorne, California 90250 |

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.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

1611 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 305 , Redondo Beach, California 90277 | 310-544-0166

I love working with families and especially Parents. The parents are the models for their children. I teach what is abuse and Find that many don't really know what abuse is? Screaming and yelling, telling another adult how to be think or feel, lying, cheating, encroaching on anothers boundaries, i.e., touching another person without permission, getting into another persons personal possessions without their permission. e are our childrens models. We all want to have mentally strong children which helps our whole society. I can write parenting plans and mediate disputes in families and even in businesses. Learning about strong boundaries is a necessary learning experience for everyone.

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Family Therapist

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

12777 W. Jefferson Blvd, Bldg D, Ste 300, Los Angeles, CA 90066, Playa Vista, California 90066 | 310-971-4673

While family therapy can sometimes work well as a stand-alone modality, I often offer family therapy in addition to individual therapy with a child or collateral therapy with a parent. Depending on the concerns that your family faces, family therapy may be an effective way to improve your family's relationship and well-being. Please reach out to me to discuss what is going on with your family and whether family therapy would be helpful.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

California 90066 | 3106506660

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.

Chevvy Cheung, LCSW, PsyD.
Family Therapist

Chevvy Cheung, LCSW, PsyD.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

211 Culver Blvd. Ste. P , Playa Del Rey, California 90293 | 657-345-4681

Often times, the patterns of the household and family that you have lived with are not pleasant. Disruptions, hurt feelings, and not being understood or "respected" can cause lingering resentments that can negatively impact our household more often than we want. I will work with you and your family to identify the patterns that work and more importantly, the ones that do not work. We will then commit to an active plan to make changes that will bring about more peace and satisfaction in the home. Even when things are really bad, small tweaks can make a huge difference. Let me help you and your family achieve fulfillment in the home!

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Family Therapist

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

long beach, California 90745 | 714-960-2490

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Venice, California 90291 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT
Family Therapist

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

3231 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405 | 424-272-6718

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.

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1180 S Beverly Drive, Suite 401, Los Angeles , California 90035 | (424) 777-0520

Raising a family can be challenging, especially when parenting children struggling with anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression are often reinforced and enabled unintentionally via the family system and by the adults most involved in the child's life. I use a family systems based approach to treating children with anxiety and/or depression, which helps parents develop the tools necessary to decrease anxiety or depression related behavioral issues, tantrums, and conflict in the home. In addition to building skills that help support their children without enabling symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS
Family Therapist

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245, Los Angeles, California 90010 | 323-743-1122

The only type of family therapy I provide is Maudsley Family-Based Treatment or FBT. This is a specific evidence-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders. I am one of only a few therapists in LA County certified in FBT. The treatment empowers parents to be part of the treatment team and requires their active participation. Treatment initially focuses on weight restoration and/or elimination of bingeing and purging behaviors, with the parents given the task of providing adequate nutrition for their adolescent during family meals.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

321 S. Beverly Drive, Suite "L", Beverly Hills, California 90212 | (310) 772-0520

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.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Family Therapist

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

321 S Beverly Dr, Suite T, Beverly Hills, California 90212 | 424-274-2963

I take a systemic approach in dealing with familial work. I am trained in Family Systems Theory and work with the family unit to identify goals and establish objectives at the outset of therapy. By examining family dynamics, together we can work to create change by establishing clear boundaries and improving communication skills. Often, I incorporate both a Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in work with families as well.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Family Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

11850 Wilshire Blvd. , West Los Angeles, California 90025 | 310-498-3573

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

660 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1030, Los Angeles, California 90017 | 310-905-8273

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.

Mark Tinley, LMFT
Family Therapist

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

660 S Figueroa St #1030, Los Angeles, California 90017 | 213-228-3511

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.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Family Therapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

1460 7th Street, Suite 206, Santa Monica, California 90401 | (323) 829-3548

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!

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Family Therapist

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

1247 7th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401 | 310 951-5678

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.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Family Therapist

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

6310 San Vicente Blvd.Ste 410, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 323-692-7781

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.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Family Therapist

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

6535 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 103, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 310-968-1526

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Mid Wilshire, near LACMA, Los Angeles, California 90048 | (310) 461-8298

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.

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC
Family Therapist

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

6535 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 261, Los Angeles, California 90048 | 310-291-8842

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.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Family Therapist

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

921 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 226, Los Angeles, California 90024 | 310-208-3105

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.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

252 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont, California 90004 | 2132601656

Family therapy is a unique opportunity to be in the room with a very important system that holds power in people's lives. Often, problems loom over family units, making the unique values, gifts, and strengths of that unit recede into the background. Having family members all together can be a chance to create space for voices to be heard and revisit the importance that each person plays in the lives of the family.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Family Therapist

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

205 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90004 | 323 549-5377

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.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Family Therapist

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

444 N. Larchmont Blvd - suite 206, Los Angeles, California 90004 | 323-364-3231

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.



90250 is a zip code located in Los Angeles County and part of Hawthorne, California. It has a land area of 6.695 square miles.  The population of 90250 is 93,193 people.