Family therapy services in 92011: Carlsbad, CA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 92011: Carlsbad, CA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Carlsbad, California.


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Carlsbad, California 92011 | 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.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Family Therapist

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

3088 Pio Pico Dr, Ste 203, Carlsbad, California 92008 | (760) 529-0830

Families come to me in a state of chaos and upon successfult treatment, leave with structure, stability, and love. I will teach you how to use a simple method of communication to put a quick end to "too long" arguments... and that's just the first session. Parents can regain control over their disruptive children once they learn my techniques of "seeing" and "guiding." Put an end to being too critical of or spoiling your kids. Contact Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT today!

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Family Therapist

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2558 Roosevelt Street, Suite 204, Carlsbad, California 92008 | 760-720-5320

I have learned that rarely is a problem located in 1 person alone. Systems such as families or marriages, support and maintain problem dynamics. It can be helpful to discern how various members in a family deliberately or unconsciously contribute to maintenance of problems. Rather than focus on changing 1 person, therapy can focus on disrupting a problem dynamic and learning new ways to respond to old provocations.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

325 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite F2, Carlsbad, California 92008 | 760 822-0321

Families can be the source of tremendous joy and also the source of tremendous pain. When things are feeling out of control at home or in your extended family, members often become depressed and angry. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy can help transform negative interaction patterns and restore connections. Your family can be a safe place, a place where each member is valued, loved and appreciated for their unique qualities. If you are a family with a Special Needs child, you have specific challenges that can be helped by an experienced therapist. You do not need to navigate this difficult road alone!

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Family Therapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

701 Garden View Ct., #15, Encinitas, California 92024 | 760-7531551

Family Therapy can offer simple solutions to complex problems that undermine the strength of the family. With the insight and support of a trained therapist you can see self defeating behavior and learn ways to improve your life and the life of family members. Rebuilding the connective tissues of love, intimacy and communication contribute to being happy now rather than being stuck in patterns of resentments, sadness and fears that make happy relationships difficult. Learning to trust yourself and other family members strengthens the bonds that make relationships both meaningful and rewarding. Sometimes going back to the basics of kindness and respect create the profound changes we want.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Family Therapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Simi Valley, California 93065 | 8053806308

ARE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS IN CONFLICTS OR CRISIS? Counseling helps! I take a unique and effective approach to family therapy- addressing the needs and clarifying the roles of every individual in the system so that everyone knows where they are, where the family is and take the steps they need to a healthier and happier family. Call for a free telephone consult.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92130 | (858) 792-3541

Family therapy is a wonderful modality to assist families in improving communication, interaction, respect, support or addressing a concern that is impacting the family unit. Family therapy can increase understanding and assist family members in functioning at their optimal level and achieving their individual and family goals. Family therapy can help members and families attain healing needed to process difficult situations and trauma by improving communication, structure and boundaries.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Family Therapist

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Each stage of a family's life cycle presents new and unique challenges. Interaction patterns that were functional in earlier stages may no longer be effective. Coping with challenges and negotiating new boundaries and ways of relating can be difficult and problems can appear overwhelming. I assist families in developing manageable solutions, maintaining connections, and re-establishing an environment of mutual love and support. Don’t live with the pain and fear of family conflict any longer. Contact me so we can get your family the support you need.

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA
Family Therapist

Stephanie Knatz Peck, Ph.D, BCIAA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

4445 Eastgate Mall , La Jolla , California 92121 | 619-573-5073

Dr. Peck specializes in family therapy and parent management training for children and adolescents. Learn effective ways to parent and interact with your child or teenager to promote their psychological and physical health and encourage positive family relationships. Dr. Peck has extensive experience in both family therapy and adolescent and childhood developmental issues and therapy. With this unique blend of skills, Dr. Peck can provide education and training on effective ways to interact with your child and promote well-being based on their developmental level. Dr. Peck has specialty training in behavioral parent management training and has extensive experience leading parent workshops.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Family Therapist

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, California 92131 | 858-254-6169

I practice EFFT - Emotionally Focused Family Therapy whose goal is to help families in their relationships to become stronger and safer. We all have conflict from time to time with those we love. What matters most is to be able to have healthy repair with each other to heal and forgive and move forward in healthy, loving, lasting relationships with those who mean the most.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Family Therapist

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

3252 Holiday Dr. #205, La Jolla, California 92037 | 619-750-0970

The family is the backbone of our society. With this in mind, a healthy functioning family is of great importance. There are many causes to problems and issues that a family faces. Once these problems are identified, then the family and therapist can go to work to resolve the issue and strengthen the family. A family systems approach is an effective way that I have helped families resolve their issues. In looking at the roles or "dance" that each person plays in the family that contributes to the problem, the problem issue can then be focused on and resolved by identifying what each person can do differently to experience the desired outcome of the family.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Family Therapist

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

San Clemente, California 92672 |

Dr. Laura Adams is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst in South Orange County CA. Dr. Adams has extensive experience working with couples, individuals and families dealing with communication problelms, anger, teenager issues, blended families, and gay/ lesbian issues. For an appointment please go to www.SouthOCTherapist.com or call Dr. Laura directly at (949) 244-1992

Piper Walsh, Ph.D
Family Therapist

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

3551 Camino Mira Costa Suite G, San Clemente, California 92672 | 949.370.4726

Who doesn’t sometimes experience family problems? Family therapy effectively addresses issues that arise as a family grows and changes. Whether it’s balancing work and school demands, finding quality time, solving problems, setting boundaries, or blending a family, I help families develop the tools and techniques that will create a positive and healthy home environment. I help families handle challenges great and small, with humor, insight, and caring. With adult children and having been married for more than thirty years, I bring both professional and personal experience, which creates a unique caring environment. I can be contacted at 949.370.4726 or at info@southoccounseling.com.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Family Therapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

128 Del Mar Ave. Ste. 2E, San Clemente, California 92672 | 949-648-1213

Family therapy is often the treatment of choice for families who are confronted with specific crisis situations, (such as death, divorce, illness, or child/adolescent issues). When the family is the client, I assess the way members interact and work to improve communication and problem-solving skills, as well as resolve the current life stressors. Each family member plays a role in the way the family interacts and is seen as a vital participant in both the healthy and dysfunctional styles of interaction. Therefore, in family counseling the goal is to assist each member to work together more effectively to create a more functional family unit.

Donald Hall, M.A.
Family Therapist

Donald Hall, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

41700 IVY STREEET STE B, MURRIETA, California 92562 | 9513040882 x2

It has been said that " people do what they know how to do, and when it doesn't work, they do more of it." If your family is "stuck" in repetitive negative and unhealthy patterns, I will work with you to identify these patterns and help you move forward as a family toward positive and more loving ways of living with each other. Family systems and developmental theories about life-cycle stages guide my work with families. These approaches are also appropriate for families making post-divorce adjustments and especially for launching adolescents.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92108 | 619-542-7703

When I work with families, together we look for patterns and cycles that the family seems to be repeating but are creating problems for the family. When there is stress in the family, emotions tend to be very strong, so it can be difficult to think through each person's part in the family that may be keeping the system from changing. In family therapy we work at lowering the anxiety so that we can collaborate together for positive solutions.

Donna Scott, LMFT
Family Therapist

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2831 Camino del Rio South Suite 201, Suite 201, San Diego, California 92108 | (619) 500-4653

Families may be a source of security or conflict, love or strong dislike ( I did not want to say hate, although many a teenager has said the dreaded words "I hate you!) Many times families are able to work through the struggles and stay connected with each other, sometimes families need a little outside help. I want to improve the familial interaction and nurture change in order to create a safe haven that can endure any storm.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Family Therapist

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

591 CAMINO DE LA REINA, SUITE 802, San Diego, California 92108 | 858-519-8002

As well as child therapy, we also provide family therapy services and at times in conjunction with child therapy. We can assist you in learning skills and improving your communication within the family unit in order to make progress towards a happier home and for all to be able to engage better with one another. We use evidenced based practices in order to assist in making the most progress.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Family Therapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, California 92108 | 619-491-3492

So the kids are failing school? Your teenager is hostile and defiant? Or is depression undermining your children's success? Whatever the issue, we can identify your family strengths and weaknesses, and make adjustments that will allow your child or teenager to recover and thrive. There is no reason at all to accept failure. My approach firmly establishes parents as "Queen and King of The Castle", lovingly and resolutely leading the Kingdom. Your kids will LOVE YOU for it. And yes, you deserve that love!

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

657 Camino De Los Mares, Suite 241, San Clemente, California 92673 | 949-547-2957

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe in Systems Theory - which regards family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. I believe that regardless of the origin of the problem, clients benefit when the whole family participates in therapy. This school of thought adheres to the idea that no individual in the family is the "problem" - although he/she can often be viewed as the scapegoat in the family. "Fixing" an individual without addressing the dynamics and rules of the wider family system is not helpful for the long term well-being of the individual or the familial relationships.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

San Diego, California 92105 | 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.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Family Therapist

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

2345 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, California 92677 | Call and text 24/7, clIck (949)791-7127

Looking for Family Therapy? Are you wanting to improve your relationships in your family? Family therapy is often a great support to someone who is being seen in individual therapy. I help families become emotionally connected. I am passionate about empowering family members understand each other, feel heard and respected, improve communication, work through conflicts, and learn new, positive coping skills. My goal in family therapy is to help family members to create a shared vision and great relationships. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971 for a free 20 minute phone consultation.

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT
Family Therapist

Alia Kaneaiakala, Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

92 Argonaut, Suite 170, Aliso Viejo, California 92656 | 9494461809

Phoenix Rising provides individualized treatment plans and therapy for family therapy. Our clinicians are highly experienced and will provide you with a customized treatment plan for your unique situation. You do not have to experience this struggle alone, we have compassionate team members who are waiting to help. We invite you to call for a free confidential telephone assessment and schedule an appointment today.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

California 92651 | 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.

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT
Family Therapist

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 230, Laguna Hills, California 92653 | 951-398-1267

My approach to treating families begins by understanding & observing how the family functions as a unit rather than focus on individual problems which arise when this is not occurring. Families face more challenges than ever before in this fast-paced world which praises achievement and success over unity. I am passionate about families and consider it a privilege to work alongside them.



92011 is a zip code located in San Diego County and part of Carlsbad, California. It has a land area of 6.800 square miles.  The population of 92011 is 22,405 people.