Family Therapy in Lake Forest, CA

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Christine M Lillja
Psychologist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist. I started practicing psychotherapy in 1993 and I love the work so much I have never done anything else. In today's world we don't take the time to listen and get to know each other. We start to suffer from depression and anxiety because we are so disconnected from each other and ourselves. I am trying to change that with one person at a time. I invite you to visit me and see how we can create a journey of healing together.
(949) 356-9181
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Ruby Nieto Padilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Ruby Nieto Padilla. I am a Spanish-speaking, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist . I have over 10 years of experience with the Latino population and in, particular, in the San Gabriel Valley area. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults/parents, and families that have difficulty maintaining and balancing healthy, loving relationships. Using a positive problem-solving approach and client-centered techniques, I help clients identify the source of their difficulties and assist them in developing effective strategies for change.
(949) 546-6673
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Rudi Rahbar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Where healing begins...With an empathic heart and open mind, I will listen and assist you in your life's journey. Through collaboration and integration, I work with clients who are motivated for change in their lives. I have experience in the realms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also have experience working with cultural identity issues within the family and relationships.
(949) 468-2959
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Tanishia Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I offer marital and sex therapy, family therapy , and specialize working with trauma.
Hi, I am Tanishia Santana LCSW, psychotherapist and life coach. I'm the Founder of Clinical Holistic's Life Coaching and Development. I specialize in helping individuals/couples heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault, domestic violence, and PTSD. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome their struggle with MH, using my specialized methods and techniques. I’m experienced working with BIPOC, LGBT+, and military veterans.
(949) 506-3124
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Katlyn Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is challenging and it can be difficult trying to navigate the ups and downs of life without support. It can feel overwhelming and hopeless especially when you, your child and/or family is struggling. You are not alone. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I provide a safe place for children, families, and individuals to work through all of the emotions experienced through out life's challenges.
(949) 284-0824
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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SoCal Adolescent Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
We have current availability with both male and female therapists for weekly teen therapy and family therapy . Let us help you today!
(949) 649-0541
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Jennifer D Rowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In addition, I offer offer Couples Therapy/ Family Therapy at $160 per session.
Is it time for a tune up ? Are you hoping for a happier more fulfilling life? Does life after the pandemic feel different? I'm here to help you navigate the changes! Counseling can help if you need support or guidance working on better communication or resolving resentments and hurt. I'm non-judgmental, compassionate and love being a therapist! I provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to find solutions. I'm a certified EMDR therapist and find great joy helping clients reduce pain from childhood or a recent traumatic event. EMDR therapy is my specialty. YOUR emotional health and well-being is my goal!
(949) 835-4891
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Clare Albright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
(949) 763-4789
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with a wide range of psychological and psychosocial concerns including depression and anxiety, romantic relationship satisfaction, men's issues, family and relationship conflicts, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 860-1436
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Kevin 'kc' Spradlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with clinical experience working with clients of all ages. I firmly believe in the capacity of all people to achieve the positive behavioral changes that they are desirous of, whether it be favorable individual changes, favorable relational changes, or both. I have a vast array of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, couples, and families. I believe that authenticity, empathy, directness, and humor (when appropriate) are all components that an effective therapist can bring to the therapeutic relationship.
(949) 996-0459
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(949) 996-9643
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/ family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(949) 694-2972
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/ family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(949) 997-2859
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My extensive clinical training includes working with children, teenagers, and adults with anxiety, depression, and family /childhood trauma.
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(949) 997-3182
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience with a wide range of psychological and psychosocial concerns including depression and anxiety, romantic relationship satisfaction, men's issues, family and relationship conflicts, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 312-5747
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Janelle De Veyra
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma? Do you experience difficulties managing family and relationship issues? I believe that healing happens when we pay attention to all the parts that make us whole—our mind, body, and soul. The subconscious mind controls most of our reality and choices, so building awareness and active presence can improve the quality of daily living and assist in not only surviving but thriving through life. As an intuitive & holistic therapist, I will assist you in strengthening your inner psyche and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(949) 528-8436
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Brittney Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/ family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
(949) 749-3155
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in couples/ family therapy .
Do you have trouble with anxiety, depression, and relationship/ family issues due to trauma? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
(949) 649-0712
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family /relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(949) 867-6448
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Veronica Ghabour
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family , work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
(949) 806-4427
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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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.