Parenting Therapists in El Segundo, CA

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Hebe Leine De Mare
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I think parents are very important. Most parents raise their children the best way they can. Sometimes the best way your parent or parents raised you did not match your needs or your emotional personality. I believe each person is able to identify their needs when properly supported. My main focus when working with clients is to develop an understanding of their main strengths as well as areas that were not supported by their parents' parenting style. Our work together will focus on improving your overall understanding of your potentialities and will support your efforts at achieving them.
(323) 843-5508
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Chelsea Derossi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are a parent looking for support in managing a challenge with your child, tween or teenager or if you are parents looking to align on parenting strategies, I am here to offer you support. Inevitably, difficult moments arise as they are indicators of learning or growth that wants to happen for your child, your relationship or for your family as a whole. Every child or teen and every family is unique in their dynamics and difficulties so, I believe this work needs to be collaborative to find the solutions that will be effective specifically for you and your family.
(949) 877-3545
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Tanisha Tatum
Psychologist, MS, LEP, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I want you to walk away from services feeling empowered and prepared, whether that is through 1 on 1 counseling, parent advocacy & education, or the result of a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation.
Have you or your child ever talked about feeling "different" or "out of place"? Maybe you struggle to identify with the people & world around you. Perhaps, as a young adult, you feel unprepared for "adulting", frustrated and/or overwhelmed. These are common thoughts of my clients; pre-teens, teens & young(ish) adults who want support whether struggling with school, work stress, socializing, or mental health in general. I offer counseling, psychoeducational assessments, & parent consulting for IEP/504 plan. All of my services aim to help you learn more about who you truly are, and through that self-awareness, healing can begin.
(424) 396-0021
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Deborah L. Kitay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have worked with people dealing with body image/eating issues, anxiety, depression, the pressure of failure and low self-esteem, parenting challenges, substance use problems, and conflictual relationships.
There are times all of us need a bit of extra support to handle the problems and stressors life throws our way. Problems can sometimes be relentless and seep into every aspect of our life. Problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, worry and conflict can make it hard to live the life we desire. My aim is to help people take their lives back from problems. Through exploration of what values and preferences are most important to you, we can find ways to reclaim your life from the problems that are harassing you and your relationships in order to promote new possibilities and ways of being.
(424) 414-0365
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Stephanie Heim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping children discover their own path to healing through positivity and empowerment. I specialize in working with young children and families navigate through life transitions. Together we work to manage big behaviors and help children navigate their emotions. Families find me attentive, genuine, and compassionate and I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with my clients. My goal is to create a comfortable environment in order to allow your child to feel safe to express themselves without judgment. Therapeutic techniques I often incorporate are art based modalities, CBT, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
(424) 304-1669
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Shayne Ann Vitemb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with relationships of all kinds, including couples, families, parenting , problems with adult children and/or aging parents.
Yes, change is possible. In my practice, I work with issues ranging from problematic relationships with friends, families, or partners to anxiety and depression. I also help with difficulties on the job, basic meaning of life issues such as identity, personal growth, and coping with success and failure. My style is engaged and lively, with an overall intention of allowing you the freedom to explore all aspects of your life in a safe and confidential environment.
(323) 428-9436
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Ruby V Paparello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Individuals with autism often develop behavioral issues, stress/ anxiety and depression triggered by their struggle with daily life and socializing. I have created a curriculum to support this population to build self confidence and find their place in the world. I provide community resources for teens and young adults with autism. As a parent and clinician My program provides a safe creative setting for group members and monthly meetings to keep parents informed.I have also provided individual therapy for autistic teens and young adults.
(424) 532-7957
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Andrea McCann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As an athlete, and a parent of highly competitive collegiate and club athletes, I have indepth knowledge, training, and years of personal experience in how visualization, mental toughness, passion, and a healthy body image are imperative to reaching the next level in a sport.
I believe that everyone has present inside of them the ability to significantly improve their life. My goal is to help empower you to believe in yourself and teach you to implement the tools necessary to achieve your goals. While we can't change the past, we can work to understand and resolve current challenges. We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions, and replace them with healthy cognitive and behavioral skills which emphasize strength and resiliency. This will enable you to move forward in a positive manner, thus improving your overall sense of self, relationships, and satisfaction in life.
(310) 912-3464
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Angela L. Mull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer a unique way of teaching parenting skills which includes improving relationships with both parents and caregivers as well as increasing insight into attachment styles.
Life does not come with an instruction manual. I believe that sometimes we just need a safe place where we can share and be heard until we're able to assemble our thoughts and put the pieces together. I provide a client centered environment, offering empathy, a non-judgmental, reassuring hopeful atmosphere. I work together with my clients to support and establish their goals so that they will ultimately discover and develop their inner strengths.
(310) 957-9069
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Vanessa Gonzalez Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you been wanting to be a parent for a long time and now that you are, it isn't what you thought it would be? Are you having a hard time feeling connected to your baby? How about to your partner? How about to yourself? Was your birth experience not what you expected? Regardless of where you may be in your parenting journey, whether it is in trying to conceive, navigating pregnancy, are new to parenthood, or are coping with pregnancy loss, I am here to help and guide you to a path of emotional healing and growth.
(310) 935-3677
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Lydia England
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you a parent who would like to have a more peaceful home? Are you a teen who is in need of some mental health support? Are you someone who needs a way forward with your anxiety? If so, then I am here to support you!
(310) 982-2978
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Bryan Sawlsville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I offer over 20 years' experience in Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting , and crisis intervention.
(310) 426-8860
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Christina Matso
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources.
(424) 235-1758
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Erin Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you or your child experiencing anxiety, low mood, or trouble with your interpersonal relationships? Are you finding it difficult to communicate effectively with the people in your life? I specialize in working with teens, adults, families, and couples who are struggling with boundaries, communication, and overall barriers in their relationships. In addition to seeing these individuals in my private practice, I have worked within multiple school districts, a treatment center, and a non-profit community mental health center. I also work with first responders and their families dealing with stress, anxiety, and PTSD.
(424) 242-1074
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Cindy Shadel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in helping individuals and couples find and maintain healthy and happy relationships. This includes: healing from sexual trauma, addiction/codependence recovery, sex/porn addiction, grief/repair from infidelity and/or betrayal, conflict resolution, communications skills, finding healthy partnerships, building healthy intimacy and sexuality in your relationship, and so on.
(424) 570-1255
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Claudia D'alessio Schwarz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With over 20 years of professional experience and after years of private practice, I left the therapy world when I discovered the opportunity to advocate for individual and families. As a Therapeutic Consultant, my primary goal was to help individuals find the best fit for interventions for mental and physical health care. I soon discovered that the best fit can't happen without good diagnostics first. A team approach is the heart of our program, uncovering what is truly wrong, or right, about your body, mind, spirit, and lifestyle. Our concierge evaluation program provides one-on-one diagnostics and world-class care and support.
(702) 527-3171
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Brian Mattson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialties include: couples stuck in conflict, ineffective communication, mistrust/affairs/infidelity, and anxiety/panic disorders, early & mid-life transitions, as well as teens and young adults struggling to find a path forward. If you are searching this site, there is a strong possibility your life path has gotten off track in relationship, career, or meaning. Asking for help is the most powerful step towards growth. I have advanced training working with couples to build safety and intimacy, as well helping individuals overcome trauma or difficulties stemming from challenging early life relationships.
(424) 442-9148
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Maria Cappetta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression due to uncertainty around health and finances, along with loss of social interaction. COVID-19 is impacting and reshaping daily life for everyone around the world. Unfortunately at a time when social support is needed most, it is required that we distance ourselves from our friends and family. Utilizing Somatic and Mindfulness techniques, along with talk therapy, I will work collaboratively with you to implement wellness skills that promote a sense of connection and well-being.
(424) 532-8573
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Yahaira Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am committed to helping individuals learn how to develop healthier relationships with others, increase self-esteem, and work through past traumas that continue to resurface in their current relationships. My approach to therapy is strength based, solution focused, and trauma informed.
(424) 347-6717
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Lisa LaGuardia Fischer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Accepting new (in-person/telehealth) clients. Lisa is an LMFT & a Board Certified Health Coach. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. Lisa provides a unique approach of blending Mindfulness-Based techniques; challenging negative thoughts/beliefs (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT); coping tools/actionable steps; 12-Step Recovery (if applicable); and the exploration of the unconscious mind/childhood trauma/wounds. She trained as a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist at the Center for Mindful Living where she learned to incorporate self-compassion as an intricate part of her treatment.
(310) 881-8592
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.