Family therapy services in 90740: Seal Beach, CA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 90740: Seal Beach, CA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Seal Beach, California.


Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Family Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

13001 Seal Beach Blvd., #360, Seal Beach, California 90740 | (310) 504-1893

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.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Family Therapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

2049 Fidler Avenue, Long Beach, California 90815 | 3238293548

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!

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.

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.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

6931 Edinger, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | (714)334-4026

Each person in a family has a voice and each person in a family has an impact. I am careful to make certain that the family looks at all the members and how they all interact as a family unit. It is important that each member is respected. We look at how the family is not in a state of health due to choices that the family is making. We work together toward connection, understanding, and growth for all memebers. Unhealthy alliances and interactions are acknowledged.

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

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

16168 Beach Blvd. #241, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | 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.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Family Therapist

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648 | 9492807729

Therapy focuses on the patterns of interaction between family members, and emphasizes improved communication and connection as an important factor to create change. Involving various family members in treatment helps to benefit so that everyone has a similar understanding of the issues within the relationships, and expectations of others. The most important factor within those connections is personal accountability so that each member is taking responsibility for any actions they cause to the system, versus being focused on how other members may have hurt them.

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Family Therapist

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

18000 Studebaker, Suite 700, Cerritos, California 90703 | 562-467-6978

Family Therapy or Family Counseling is a therapeutic tool to help a family to resolve the many problems that are causing the family to hurt. Sometimes this is just an adjustment to a big life change, such as, a career change, a new baby, a move, a death in the family, launching young adults, or the sad event of the loss of a loved one. This can also involve unhealthy patterns of behavior, addictions, or abuse. With each of these family challenges I utilize a Christian model of counseling to help your family be restored to the healthy loving one you envisioned.

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

18000 Studebaker, Suite 700, Cerritos, California 90703 | 562-467-6978

Family Therapy is essential when a family is unbalanced and in need of guidance on how to become a family unit with a healthier structure. Working with a therapist you will be able to validate each family members desires, discuss family goals and improve communication skills to continue using even after therapy ends. Family therapy is not only essential to the family unit but for each individual to be able to feel important and included in family decisions.

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT
Family Therapist

Lissett Pisfil, M.S. AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

18000 Studebaker Rd., Suite 700, Cerritos, California 90703 | 562-467-6978

Problems within family relationships can be difficult ones to work out. These relationships we do not choose but are born into have can have a great deal of impact and influence over so much of our lives. Sometimes having an unbiased perspective to discuss family issues can allow for awareness and positive change to occur. Learning about how patterns were established and passed down can bring understanding. Family therapy is an opportunity for each member of the family to be heard and for the family as a whole to develop healthier relationships.

Mark Pines, MA LMFT
Family Therapist

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Huntington Beach, California 92646 | (949) 288-3123

Your family is the most important thing. I am a family man myself and know how devastating it can be when things are not as they should be. I bring a kind ear to the family and help EACH PERSON FEEL UNDERSTOOD. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 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.

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

3505 Cadillac Ave, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 714-432-9856 ext. 104

I believe that families have written and unwritten rules that allow that family to function. And sometimes, there is a breakdown in how the family functions whether from a death in the family, a move, a member of the family not wanting to do her/his "job" or any other number of things. Meeting as a family can allow everyone to have a chance to speak and avoid some of the he said/she said that goes around. If you believe you and your family could benefit from some assistance and guidance, please call me at 714-432-9856.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3505 Cadillac Avenue, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | (714) 432-9856

Being part of any size group is challenging because we are called upon to deal with temperaments, personalities, and perspectives that differ from our own. And in families especially, we often wonder “WHY can’t they all be more like ME?!” as we struggle to also deal with different age groups and outside influences, such as peer pressures and various scheduling demands. Good, respectful communication and establishing (and maintaining) proper boundaries are key. We look to the family to provide us with a stable base… a safe haven from the world, and when it fails to do that, we are often heartbroken. Whether you have a child going through a rough transition, a teen that is trying to individuate, the challenge of blending two families, a desire to reunite...(view profile to read more)

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

2436 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 103, Newport Beach, California 92663 | 714-337-4889

Raising our children is one of the most important things that we will ever do in life. How they turn out, how life goes for them, whether they experience joy and happiness because of their inner strength and resources, or struggle with life because of inadequate coping skills is largely in our hands. Many adults have had hundreds, if not thousands of hours of training for their profession, yet when we become parents there is virtually no training available for what most people agree is one of the most important jobs on the planet: being a parent.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Family Therapist

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

731 North Beach Blvd Suite 209, La Habra, California 90631 | (562) 690-4060

If you meet with us, we will begin therapy working with the adults to better understand their perception of the problems. Then we will work to help the adults gain insight into their part of the family dysfunction. Once those patterns change usually the children or teens respond favorably to the changes and often the acting out behaviors can be resolved fairly quickly.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Family Therapist

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

17452 Irvine Blvd. Suite 213, Irvine, California 92780 | 714-342-3665

Are you having difficulty navigating family dynamics or challenges? Seeking professional help can be the key to finding the support and clarity your family needs to improve relationships or communication. Maybe you are having difficulty with parenting skills of your young (or not so young) children. Maybe you are having difficulty with your adult siblings or adult children. Whatever the relationship, if something doesn't feel good or relationships are strained, it will take a told on you and those around. I hope you reach out for support to find the therapist you feel comfortable and safe with. I look forward to speaking to you to see if we would be able to face your challenge as a team.

Sharon Chan, LMFT
Family Therapist

Sharon Chan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

242 W. Main Street, Suite 105, Tustin, California 92780 | 626-656-3158

In my ten years of experience, I have been fortunate to work with many families in treatment. Studies have shown that a supportive adult in a child/teens life can make a huge difference in the outcomes of treatment. When I work with minors (11 and below) having the parent(s) involved in treatment is a necessity. When I work with a teen or someone who is 12 years and up, I work closely with parent(s) but ensure confidentiality,safety, and trust between the therapist and teen. If teen deems appropriate my aim is to always include parent in treatment as much as possible. I also offer individual session to teen parents and this can be a supportive parenting service without teen present.

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP
Family Therapist

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

222 W Main Street, Suite 101, Tustin, California 92780 | 949-484-9722

All of our counselors practice Family Psychology. We understand and treat symptoms from a systems perspective. This means that many factors contribute to an problem behavior. Symptoms don't happen in a vacuum. Frequently, we invite the spouse or family members to participate in sessions. Using therapy as a safe place, we work collaboratively together to create effective solutions. Using proven methods such as behavioral contracting and family experiments, family members learn to communicate and offer mutual support through experiences. Many families are toxic. We can help you to establish strong boundaries and new behaviors that will disrupt the dominant patterns of conflict and reactions.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

260 Newport Center Drive, Suite 209, Newport Beach, California 92660 | (949) 966-0418

I have been happily married over 30 years and raised 2 wonderful children one of which had special needs. Today both my children live happy successful normal lives and my husband and I are still in love. In working with families I show how communication Technics can improve relationships with both parents and children. I consult with parents and children and teach play therapy.

Steven Harris, PhD
Family Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1400 Quail Street, No. 210, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714.290.1506

Families are the fundamental unit of our society. Healthy families make our world better. I try to balance the needs of the individual with the need for a stable and happy family. It is critical that all voices be heard, including children who do not have the authority of a parent, but whose voice, feelings and behaviors are always some kind of barometer about what is going on in the family. Finding ways to support multiple needs while preserving the family's stability is what I specialize in. While compromise can be important, I feel it is important to help families find ways where all basic needs can be met. You will learn to be open and communicate more in your family work with me.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT
Family Therapist

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

1400 Bristol Street North, Suite 245B, Newport Beach, California 92660 | (949) 220-3211

Sometimes getting along at home can be difficult. Perhaps there is someone in your family making bad choices and it is hurting your heart. Or maybe it is the day-to-day miscommunications and conflict that causes so much stress. On one hand, family squabbles are a normal part of living together. On the other hand, they can be very difficult and painful. Please don't wait one more day. Family therapy or family counseling can help. And you can even if you come in by yourself if your family won't come in with you. We'd like to see if we can help you make it better. Please visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com to learn more and talk to one of our licensed, and caring counselors in Fullerton, CA.

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

242 S. Orange Avenue, Brea, California 92821 | 714-292-0265

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, my education, training, and experience has had an emphasis on the family system. When working with families, a focus on the structure of the family, roles, rules, boundaries, and communication are areas included in our work together. Families of origin, extended families, and blended families can participate in family therapy and I find it beneficial when we can include all involved so everyone has a voice.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

4199 Campus Dr. Ste. 550, Irvine, California 92612 | 949-300-2337

In the beginning family teaches us who we are and how to relate to others. Our family can enhance our self esteem, provide a nurturing environment for our well-being and influence our outlook on life. Parenting skills and increased understanding of child developmental stages are emphasized in younger families. As a family matures, the focus may change to accommodate life transitions. Complications may arise related to expectations, autonomy, and issues of inter-relatedness. Each family member has the ability to positively or negatively affect the lives of the other members. A healthy, resilient, family structure values both individuality and group cohesiveness. They are able to accept the na....



90740 is a zip code located in Orange County and part of Seal Beach, California. It has a land area of 8.780 square miles.  The population of 90740 is 23,729 people.