Family therapy services in 94904: Greenbrae, CA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 94904: Greenbrae, CA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Greenbrae, California.


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, California 94123 |

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.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Family Therapist

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

1944 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115 | 415-835-2148

I spent two years running the adolescent unit of a psychiatric hospital, where I had to do a great many family therapy sessions, which has made me very experienced in family dynamics. I am a big believer in the family systems approach, where the family is seen as a relational unit and focus is put on how the energetics are playing out in the family dynamic.

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3819 23rd Street, San Francisco, California 94114 | 415-522-7406

Families come to therapy feeling stuck in repetitive patterns of negative interaction. Oftentimes one or more families members feel like they have become the "scapegoat" for the family's problems and are fearful of entering therapy, concerned that doing so will only further cement that role for them. My approach to family therapy helps avoid that dynamic by not taking sides, but rather giving all members an equal voice, and helping each person feel respected and heard. At the same time, I understand that a parent's role is different than a child's, and I work to empower parents to have more "healthy authority" with their children. I am trained in Multi-dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT).

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3150 18th St, San Francisco, California 94110 | (415) 562-5411

I particularly enjoy working with pairs within a family system—a mother and daughter for instance or siblings. Family members who are longing to be closer to each other and having trouble doing it, or wanting to better communicate. This isn't about trying to fix another person or convince them of our views. In therapy, getting to deeper levels of empathy and understanding with the people closest to us can solve a lot of issues on its own, building respect and tolerance for differences, and a gratifying sense of connection. It takes courage, effort, and the willingness to lay down our swords and shields, but it is worth it.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

San Francisco, California 94110 | 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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Family Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, California 94110 | 415-820-1681

Having your family all in one room talking openly about personal issues with a therapist may sound like the worst possible way to spend an hour. Families are complicated and sometimes communication can almost completely break down. I can help each member of your family to feel heard and understood. By listening deeply to your past and present personal family history we can collaborate to make meaningful links and identify where communication might be breaking down. By creating effective communication we can generate movement around family issues and dynamics that may have felt stuck or impossible to understand. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and active.

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT
Family Therapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

2433 Carleton Ave., Berkeley, CA, California 94704 | 510-329-8674

I help families work through their struggles, differences, and patterns by getting each member to focus on how the struggles, fights, and cycles happen. I help families tune into their patterns while exploring the collective and individual meaning behind those patterns. I start by getting a general feel for the dynamic by observing how you function. Then I try to guide discussion in very simple and concrete ways so that each member can see how they are interacting with the larger dynamic. This allows opportunity for a new perspective while creating the space for change and growth. I will work with you in discovering how you and your family affect each other so that you can grow together.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Family Therapist

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3179 College Ave, Berkeley, California 94705 | 510-686-3390

I found that the skills that my Couples learn from me: how to speak and listen in a way that allows real intimacy to digest on the gut level is extremely useful in working with families. Many times family members love each other but that love does not digest. Often there is a child or teenager that is acting out and when the parents learn how to connect with their child on a deeper level, the need for the acting out behaviors goes away. Parents sometimes need help being on the same team to BOTH provide the necessary structure (rules) AND do it in a way so the child (or teen) digests the love. Your children appreciate the rules from a loving team (even if they pretend they hate them)!

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Family Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

455 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, California 94610 | 415-881-7112

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.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Family Therapist

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1549 Verdi Street, Alameda, California 94501 | 415-533-9724

Our family lives can be tremendously gratifying and enriching and a source of invaluable support and belonging. They can also become tense and chaotic at times, especially when under the influences of acute or chronic stress. Such responses are understandable, but you may need the support and guidance of a skilled therapist from time to time, especially if you are experiencing persistent conflicts that you cannot resolve or mediate on your own. Psychotherapy can help you relate to your family with more ease or resolve even long-standing problems. If you wish to explore how I could help with your particular situation, please call me at 415-533-9724. I would be happy to talk with you.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

1134 Ballena Blvd., Alameda, California 94501 | (510) 628-0740

Family therapy is usually called for when families are in transition such as the addition of new family member, launching of a child, or when there is grief & loss or crisis. It is during this times when the family needs to be adaptable, but problems arise when the family fails to adapt to the changes. I will assess the family relational dynamics, challenge them to learn new ways of relating to each other and adapt to the changes. I give each member in therapy a voice to speak and share their needs, wants, and desires. They learn how to communicate and problem solve effectively. I do provide a free consultation, if clients ask me.

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT
Family Therapist

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

1545 Benton St, Alameda, California 94501 | 510 863 4452

If your family is facing a significant issue or major transition like separation or divorce, family counseling can help you to ensure that no one is overlooked. Every member of the family will be given a voice and I will work with your family in a professional, balanced and non-judgemental way. I will also help you to communicate more effectively with one another.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Family Therapist

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2255 Morello Ave, Suite 103, Pleasant Hill, California 94523 | 925-437-2203

Conflicts in a family can become so routine that it may be difficult for you to determine which issues are important and which have become automatic battles. I can provide your family a safe place to work through this with an objective and neutral perspective that allows everyone to hear and everyone to be heard. Frequent arguing, nagging, complaining - all intensify the stress of daily life. Your family can learn to live harmoniously - not perfectly without ever having conflict - but without the need for "winners" and "losers" in constant tug of wars. It is exhausting and unhealthy to live with tension in your home. Call me today and let's begin easing that tension and regaining calm.

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Family Therapist

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

38 Quail Court, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, California 94596 | (925) 930-9311

Family therapy is a process that targets relationships between and among members of an immediate or extended family. I recommend that families pursue therapy when a family member experiences problems which upsets family dynamics. This includes, but is not limited to, illness of a family member, a separation or divorce, a child experiencing problems that impact the family and the challenges inherent in blending families. My purpose is to help each family member learn to interact more effectively and handle conflicts within the family both positively and constructively. I work with both the adults and children in the family as they work together to function successfully as a family unit.

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW
Family Therapist

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1219 Coombs St Suite D, Napa, California 94559 | 707-690-0745

I believe in this frenetic modern life we all could benefit from slowing down and reconnecting in meaningful ways with the people that matter the most to us. I am certified in a number of parenting and relational curricula that supplement my therapeutic work. This means you get real ideas in each session that you can use at home to strengthen communication and bond.

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor
Family Therapist

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor

Napa Interfaith Counseling

1834 1st St., Ste. 2, Napa, California 94559 | 707 927 4488

I enjoy helping families find creative solutions to nagging conflicts or concerns. It is exciting to see families discover a "We" and the helpful, often surprising things they learn, even from their youngest members as I help them listen to each other more carefully. I also help families create the safety to share things they have found difficult, including their desire to help that is sometimes hidden behind behavior that doesn't feel very loving. I work with families of many shapes and sizes, and I am willing to begin with as many or as few family members as are willing to come for help to create a more healthy and rewarding life together.

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Family Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

1601 Bayshore Hwy, Suite 123, Burlingame, California 94010 | 415-294-0317

Issues arise in a family for a multitude of reasons, both big and small. In individual or marriage/couples counseling, the individual or parental unit learns skills to apply in their everyday life, including at home. In family therapy, I will work with your family and your values to help you resolve issues in a collaborative, effective and structured manner. I will work with you and your family in developing communication skills that allow each member of the family to express his/her needs in an open and honest way. Because we work within your family's value-system, the family unit learns and develops these skills together, knowing their thoughts and needs were acknowledged and respected

Ilene English, LMFT
Family Therapist

Ilene English, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

130 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, California 95472 | 707 634 4824

How about your own Personal Family Therapist? The way it works is that a family hires me for a flat monthly fee. I work with family members on an as-needed basis, sometimes with one partner or the other, sometimes with the children, sometimes with everyone together. If one of the children wants to meet via Chat, I can make myself available for that . For a family to have a skilled healing professional on staff, someone who thinks well about the entire family, who knows and cares about every member of the family, is of tremendous value. Testimonial: "Every family going through divorce should have their own personal family therapist. Thank You Ilene, for all you have done for our family."

Richard Doleman, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Richard Doleman, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

865 Third Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404 | (707) 573-8436

We so much want our homes and our families to be our safe haven and secure base, the place where we feel appreciated and loved. When this is an unhappy place with disharmony, anger, acting out , then our basis for well-being erodes. I am a relationship specialist. I have many years of experience helping family members express themselves effectively, hear one another clearly and experience new ways of being with each other that help everyone feel seen and cared for. When relationships are repaired and emotional connections re-established, children want to follow guidelines and respect limits. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and their parents. I bring families back together.

Romney Ryan, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
Family Therapist

Romney Ryan, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.

Clinical Psychologist

633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95403 | 7072392782

Family problems can happen in the healthiest of families, resulting in challenging, frustrating, and painful interactions among family members. Little irritations to buried resentments, from dramatic arguments to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger we did not even know we had, our families often bring up the most intense emotions we experience, for better or worse. Family therapy seek to address the communication (verbal and nonverbal) styles of the family, as well as individual issues that may interfere with the cohesiveness of the family system. Your family can learn to understand one another better, communicate more effectively, and work to disrupt unhealthy patterns. Call today!

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services, LMFT
Family Therapist

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services, LMFT

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services

39899 Balentine Dr. 355, Newark, California 94560 | 510-979-0200

Family is the most important thing. However, sometimes stress and life transitions cause conflict and distress. Family members sometimes lose connection with each other. Our approach to resolving conflict and disconnection is heart-felt and based upon the idea that we all need to be connected to out loved ones. We believe all behavior makes sense and that if you get at the underlying needs and feelings propelling a behavior, you can resolve the issue. We help families repair ruptures by using empathic client centered interventions, which open up communication so that it is much fuller and deeper opening up a new dimension for the family. The benefit is a happy and cohesive family unit.


94904 is a zip code located in Marin County and part of Greenbrae, California. It has a land area of 7.245 square miles.  The population of 94904 is 11,995 people.