Family therapy services in Playa Del Rey, Playa del Rey. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in Playa Del Rey, Playa del Rey. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Playa del Rey, California.


Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Family Therapist

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Calabasas, California 90290 | 818-623-6607

Family conflict can cause a great amount of distress in your life, making it hard to function. I can provide an opportunity for families to sort through their issues in a safe place, with someone who has the training/experience to teach healthy communication skills in order to make progress on resolving the issues the family is facing. My goal is to restore harmony to the family and allow them to thrive and be a source of support and comfort for each other, rather than a source of pain and conflict. It takes courage to change, but if the circumstances have become overwhelming, change is essential for things to improve, and the first step is to be brave enough to reach out for help.

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.

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.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Family Therapist

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

16200 Ventura Blvd. #403, Encino, California 91436 | 626-790-8046

Family conflict is a common occurrence for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. I can help facilitate communication between your family members so that every person feels heard, fulfilled, and loved. Both parenting and being a child are difficult, but better family interactions can make life wonderful for everyone as a united family.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Los Angeles, California 90026 | 503-606-6412

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.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3808 West Riverside Drive, Suite 400, Burbank, California 91505 | 323-493-2744

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2625 West Alameda Avenue, Suite 514, Burbank, California 91505 | (818) 848-3022

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.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Family Therapist

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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)

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Family Therapist

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

23603 Park Sorrento Suite 100, Calabasas, California 91302 | (818)623-7330

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.

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.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1800 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite A, South Pasadena, California 91030 | (626) 437-1432

Dr. Clark has extensive training and experience helping family, including eight years working as a Director of Child and Family Services for a large medical facility. Dealing with the stresses of raising children can become overwhelming, and often problem seem to repeat themselves with no hope in sight. It can be very helpful to get another point of view from an objective psychologist.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1605 S Hope Street, Suite 320, South Pasadena, California 91030 | 626 427 7442

Families enter therapy for different reasons. Many families are seeking help for an immediate problem or crisis, while others need support changing long standing negative patterns. Family therapy can be beneficial as, it provides opportunities to identify and build on strengths, improve communication, and better understand roles and dynamics that shape the family system. I have experience working with families in crisis and am skilled at assisting parents and children/adolescents increase positive communication and connectivity.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1910 Huntington Drive, So. Pasadena, California 91030 | 626-441-5131

Many times families need help to deal with struggles between them, or to get through difficult circumstances. Each relationship within a family is different from all others, and may need specific opportunities to express thoughts and feelings. Supportive and encouraging therapy may be just what is needed to remove blocks between family members so that the love can flow again.

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

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

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Agoura , California 91301 | 805-768-5026

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.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Family Therapist

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

35 E Union Street Suite D, Pasadena, California 91103 | (626)464-1651

Family therapy improves the family by improving the relationships that each of the family members have with each other. The goal is for all family members to feel understood, respected, appreciated, supported, and loved by the rest of the family. Typically, families seek help when one of the family members has caused problems that have shaken up the whole family, bringing distress to everyone. Family therapy does not just single that person out and "fix" them, but seeks to help the whole family come together as a team and address the problem together. Common problems would include sibling rivalry, recent divorce, severe adolescent rebellion, and struggles with parenting step children.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2550 Honolulu Ave, Suite 201, Montrose, California 91020 | 818-669-4850

Whether your family is struggling to communicate, fighting to stay together, or figuring out how to manage the pressures of a blended family, life with a newborn or divorced co-parenting, therapy can help. Having a safe, supportive environment where you can express your feelings freely and without judgment, work on developing healthy, compassionate communication skills and establish new relationship patterns can support you in suturing a fruitful and fulfilling reconnection. One of the primary focuses of my work is helping families work together, thrive and flourish.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

595 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101 | 904-800-8553

Are you in need of family counseling for you as parents, your children, or your family? I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and offer professional counseling for individuals, couples, children, and families. I'm a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor and I'm also a certified Family Wellness Instructor. I'm a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. My approach integrates Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Life Coaching, and is collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental, and tailored to fit your needs. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Family Therapist

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 S Los Robles Ave Unit B, Pasadena, California 91101 | 323-301-3984

I specialize in supporting the healthy growth and development of family relationships. Family therapy provides a secure and nurturing environment for these relationships to blossom. The bond between parent and child is of crucial importance for the secure development of children and their future relationships. The ultimate goal is to help families to create healthy bonds that bring joy to their life and relationships. I have experience working with families with children of all ages from infancy to young adulthood.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

1000 East Walnut Ave, Suite 240, Pasadena, California 91106 | (818) 395-9853

Families can benefit from therapy as change is a constant and often may be difficult. Even if only one family member is struggling with a physical or mental health issue/ illness, the entire family is often directly affected. I have a great deal of experience in family therapy and can assist in unpacking the struggles that can lead to one of more members of the family experiencing depression, anxiety, & distancing. Often a family is impacted by significant struggles such as job security, household duties, child/adolescent changes, marital discord, etc., and can create struggles in communication. Life transitions can lead to problem areas; roles often change as well within the family system.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Family Therapist

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

lakewood, California 90713 |

Every family has some sort of dysfunction since individuals are not perfect. I have worked for over ten years with youth and their families. I believe family therapy is essential when working with youth since children and adolescents have limited insight and need structure, guidance, and discipline from parents/caregivers. I begin the initial session meeting with the parents/caregivers to identify and discuss problems and confidentiality. I then meet with the youth/children with the parents to work on agreed treatment goals. The ultimate goal of family therapy is to increase open and respectful communication and improve parent/child relationships.

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Family Therapist

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

2774 Glen Avenue, Altadena, California 91001 | 626-791-1488

All family systems have rules and unspoken rules that help regulate and assist families to cope with stress. I like to teach clients the failure of a family or parent and then challenge them to let go of these family rules and to find new rules and boundaries to help them now live. As a result, family therapy is used to help reduce stress and increase acceptace and support.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Family Therapist

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2301 E. 28th St. Suite 309, Long Beach, California 90755 | 5622486222

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.

Nancy Bubica, LMFT
Family Therapist

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

6615 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 225, Long Beach, California 90815 | 562-754-1900

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.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Family Therapist

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

482 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626 802-5493

I specialize in working with families through a process of designing the family you've always wanted. When each family member is given the opportunity to describe what they need or like that helps them feel valued in family it becomes the beginning of lasting change. I help families design their system in such a way that produces happiness. I will take your family through a 6 step process of design which gives shape to the kind of family you would like to be in.



90293 is a zip code located in Los Angeles County and part of Playa del Rey, California. It has a land area of 2.859 square miles.  The population of 90293 is 12,132 people.