Family Therapy in Grover Beach, CA

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Yumi Velazquez-Mabray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work primarily with children, teens, and adults who have suffered traumatic events. I provide an outlet without judgement, helping clients work through unresolved feelings about past childhood trauma, family conflict, and broken relationships, which can cause significant distress, affecting other parts of their lives. I will help you break away from anything that is holding you back from being the person you truly desire to be. My style is eclectic, supporting individual needs, unlocking and developing each person's potential. With children and teens, I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in overcoming negative effects of the traumatic experience.
(805) 429-4057
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Janel A Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Common Problems: Depression, Anxiety, School Issues, Relationship Problems (marital & family ), Divorce, Grief & Loss, Everyday Life Challenges.
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients In-Person and Virtual. Life can be very challenging sometimes, and talking with an unbiased person can be very helpful. If you would like help with life's every day challenges, are looking to improve your quality of life, or are seeking help to resolve major life issues stemming from past or present circumstances, I provide a confidential and comfortable environment where you can work through your personal challenges. Christian counseling available upon request. Servicios en Español están disponibles. If you have any questions please call, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
(805) 244-8690
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Christine T Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here and seeking help. There is no problem too big or small to ask for help. My hope is to create a space for you to feel truly safe and supported while having your experiences in life honored and validated. I work with children, teens, college students, and families at their own pace in therapy. My experience is focused on anxiety, depression, trauma, school stressors, behavioral challenges, family relationships, and resiliency. Through a collaborative approach, I help clients recognize healthier patterns and behaviors to help them move towards a place of healing.
(805) 429-6440
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Kristy Barrette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 85749
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on the beautiful California Central Coast. As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
(805) 410-8263
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Jenna E Wolfson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
For the last 20 years my clinical training and experience has been focused on family system dynamics, child development, teen and adult substance use, and increasing healthy communication.
The work you and I will do together is focused on your goals and needs and capitalizes on your strengths. My assessment process takes into account the biological, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural aspects of your life. Once that assessment is completed, you and I will explore the issues and needs that you are trying to manage by utilizing a "motivational interviewing" approach. We then work to discover the maladaptive behaviors and coping mechanisms; and explore healthy, productive, and strengths-based strategies for getting these needs met.
(805) 429-6264
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Elexia Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PSB, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. I have experience working with people from diverse belief structures and cultures. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work.
(805) 519-8293
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Leslie Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LVN, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders. Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
(805) 307-3740
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Jennifer Rogez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone to mental wellness. They are the greatest source of pain, growth and healing. Because of this, I see my role as a therapist as an active relational partner in a client’s process toward change. I hold genuine curiosity that drives me to dive deep into each client on a fundamental level. I hold strong value for each person’s story and I have found that telling your story is often where healing begins. I strive to create a safe space that invites you to face the dark places of your story, to highlight your resilience and cultivate empowerment.
(820) 234-2700
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Kerianne DiTomasso
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Oftentimes in life when we’re struggling, we can feel an overwhelming sense of disconnection: from ourselves, from others, from life. I work with clients on reconnecting to their lives in a way that feels personally meaningful and aligns with their identified goals. My approach offers a balance of learning concrete coping techniques to help get some relief from painful mental health symptoms while also exploring the underlying patterns and beliefs that can be fueling these symptoms.
(805) 900-4067
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Anne Norfleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified
Verified
Life sure can have its' ups and downs, this is true for all of us! Life can also be exciting and fun, as well as frustrating and painful. Life challenges can make us feel stuck, emotionally drained, ineffectual, and even hopeless. We all have strengths but sometimes we lose sight of them and feel lost, maybe alone. Therapy and the therapeutic relationship can support you in navigating an array of obstacles, finding clarity, opening up new possibilities, and moving toward a more fulfilling and balanced life!
(805) 716-6306
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Russell W French Psychologist Psyd
Psychological Associate, PsyD, RPA
Verified
Verified
There are many paths up the mountain. I believe that each individual is as unique as the pathway they select in life. On every path there are difficult challenges that bring questions. Why do I feel this way? What am I missing? Is what I'm feeling a mental illness? Is my brain functioning properly? Do I need professional help?
(805) 262-9620
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Sherrie N Kovach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"This is your life, be the change..." Weathering pain, change and hardship without support can take its toll on our lives. My approach involves supporting people through challenging adjustments and difficult life transitions and guiding them in the pursuit of balance and life satisfaction. I see my role as helping clients with skill building to navigate unexpected life events. I am inspired by the compassion and courage of my clients to share in making lasting changes to ingrained patterns in their lives. My practice has involved working with children, adults and couples, seeing a wide range of clients.
(805) 852-1185
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Elisha Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, relational and academic difficulties, or struggling with post-trauma symptoms. I am a compassionate, creative, dedicated therapist and Play Therapy Specialist. I have over twenty-seven years of experience working with children and have been a parent for twenty six years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a teacher for ten years. I have experience working with children from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, including foster and adoptive children.
(805) 468-4601
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Pamela Kremza
Marriage & Family Therapist, Pamela Kremza, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am dedicated to hearing your story and helping you remove any roadblocks to your wellness. I have been helping people heal from eating disorders and body image issues since 2004. I have worked at both the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) levels of care. My extensive experience in this specialty allows me to understand the root causes of your struggles and not just treat the symptom. I work in treating the whole person in a compassionate way. I also have extensive training in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and abuse.
(805) 904-0393
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Jennifer Padilla-Burger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You wonder if you have the ability to heal and move through the obstacles in your way. Maybe you've experienced a trauma and you feel like you can't move forward in your relationships.
(805) 322-7229
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Kari Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity for healing and transformation. When life seems to be stagnant, painful or overwhelming, a therapist can offer solace, guidance and a container for the psychological process. I have spent several years accompanying others on the journey through healing and have a unique style of working with people. I seek to offer a non-judgmental place to work through whatever is causing pain in the life of the clients I treat. I believe each person has the courage and ability to overcome what holds them back and to embrace the person they were always meant to be.
(805) 617-4380
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Katie Zimmermann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We are meant to work together if you are in one of the following categories: 1.) The Frustrated Adult fed up with continuing to hold yourself back from improving your life. Your mind gets in your way of believing you can create a more fulfilling and satisfying existence, and your behavior stays the same. Or, 2.) The Couple who loves each other & wants to finally ACT like they love each other, and stop the awful cycle they’ve been stuck in for years. An endless feedback loop of the same infuriating fights and seemingly hopeless & tiring perpetual problems keep invading your love and joy.
(805) 919-8720
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Elizabeth Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
*Currently accepting new clients* You’ve worked hard on yourself, to overcome loss, addiction or trauma. You know in your head that you’re a good person…but your head hasn’t managed to convince your heart. You can’t shake the nagging thoughts: “I’m a failure,” “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not worthy of love.” Your unresolved “stuff” – the anxiety, PTSD, trauma – keeps popping up and causing you trouble. Relationships are hard. You can’t really relax. Anger eats at you. You’re tired of feeling “stuck” and uncomfortable in your own skin. What you really want is to finally feel at peace.
(805) 618-2871
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Karen H Shin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC
Verified
Verified
Hello. I’m a trauma informed attachment therapist certified in EMDR. I believe in our ability to heal and grow. I love to see individual and families to heal, grow and thrive because occasionally being human is difficult. I would be honored if invited to be a part of your journey as you explore issues around yourself, on parenting, or relationship challenges. If you experience self-doubt, depression, anxiety, due to trauma, grief and losses, I’m here for you. If you have been considering bringing some positive changes to your life, reach out to me and let's journey together.
(805) 219-7078
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Acorn Counseling/Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
This has truly been a crazy time! If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely, sad, traumatized or any other normal, healthy reaction to crazy times, we totally get it. It's hard to get traction and make sense of things when nothing makes sense. You are not alone. We feel you, we're here for you, we want to help you. We've got amazing therapists here at Acorn who happen to be amazing humans also. We are all walking through this together. You don't have to do it alone. Please let us find you the right person to connect you with and get the support you need.
(805) 424-8416
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.