Marriage Counseling Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jaime Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am certified as a LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapist through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-California Division.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
I am certified as a LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapist through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-California Division.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
(323) 553-3892 View (323) 553-3892
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Wendy N. Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
There is power in our voices, and we deserve spaces where we can learn to feel safe expressing our pain, our hopes and our truth. One of my goals is to provide a safe environment so you feel comfortable discussing difficult life challenges. Having someone to listen, support and help guide you through the struggles can give you the strength and encouragement to get you through this difficult time. I am a compassionate bilingual associate marriage and family therapist. I have experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families.
There is power in our voices, and we deserve spaces where we can learn to feel safe expressing our pain, our hopes and our truth. One of my goals is to provide a safe environment so you feel comfortable discussing difficult life challenges. Having someone to listen, support and help guide you through the struggles can give you the strength and encouragement to get you through this difficult time. I am a compassionate bilingual associate marriage and family therapist. I have experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families.
(424) 203-4462 View (424) 203-4462
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Azadeh Ebrahimi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90003
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I generally work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, and other mental health concerns, as well as social and relationship issues causing stress in couples and family relationships. I believe anyone wanting to overcome a matter holding them back in life can benefit from therapy.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I generally work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, and other mental health concerns, as well as social and relationship issues causing stress in couples and family relationships. I believe anyone wanting to overcome a matter holding them back in life can benefit from therapy.
(323) 772-5659 View (323) 772-5659
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Jessica Baity
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90062
Hello, My Name is Jessica Baity and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a very peaceful approach to therapy and believe it is important to meet every client where they are at. I work a great deal with those who struggle with cultural adversities, Anxiety, and depression. My therapeutic approach is more of a narrative base approach. Therapy should be client lead and meeting clients where they are at. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Approach ( CBT) And Client Center.
Hello, My Name is Jessica Baity and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a very peaceful approach to therapy and believe it is important to meet every client where they are at. I work a great deal with those who struggle with cultural adversities, Anxiety, and depression. My therapeutic approach is more of a narrative base approach. Therapy should be client lead and meeting clients where they are at. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Approach ( CBT) And Client Center.
(323) 870-9615 View (323) 870-9615
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Kristen Hendry
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in West Los Angeles. I believe in creating a space where clients can show up exactly where they are and explore what is and isn’t working in their lives. I integrate therapies such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Bowen Family Systems while also being mindful that what each client needs is different. I work through a feminist lens by incorporating how our intersecting identities influence our unique experience, exploring the systemic pressures imposed upon these identities, and building awareness around clients sense of autonomy.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in West Los Angeles. I believe in creating a space where clients can show up exactly where they are and explore what is and isn’t working in their lives. I integrate therapies such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Bowen Family Systems while also being mindful that what each client needs is different. I work through a feminist lens by incorporating how our intersecting identities influence our unique experience, exploring the systemic pressures imposed upon these identities, and building awareness around clients sense of autonomy.
(760) 280-7432 View (760) 280-7432
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Cherie Concepcion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hi, I'm Cherie Concepcion. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. I work with individuals and couples dealing with trauma, stress, infidelity, relationship challenges, and military-related issues through a somatic lens. I believe that the body is always part of the therapeutic process even when we think it is not. I typically work with people who have experienced trauma which can lead to a number of other conditions such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, family problems, identity concerns, and more.
Hi, I'm Cherie Concepcion. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. I work with individuals and couples dealing with trauma, stress, infidelity, relationship challenges, and military-related issues through a somatic lens. I believe that the body is always part of the therapeutic process even when we think it is not. I typically work with people who have experienced trauma which can lead to a number of other conditions such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, family problems, identity concerns, and more.
(818) 495-8736 View (818) 495-8736
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Abeer A Othman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
, in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family therapy, and I am Licensed in sunny southern California.
I work collaboratively, my style is active and engaged with the intention of creating a safe environment to empower understanding, growth, and healing. I guide my clients by helping them modify their lives according to their needs and lifestyle.
, in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family therapy, and I am Licensed in sunny southern California.
I work collaboratively, my style is active and engaged with the intention of creating a safe environment to empower understanding, growth, and healing. I guide my clients by helping them modify their lives according to their needs and lifestyle.
(818) 835-4149 View (818) 835-4149
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Maaya Ota
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hypnotherapist who truly enjoy helping people live their lives to their full potential. I see challenges in life as opportunities for growth, and invitation to better ourselves. I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and working in the mental health field for over a decade helping clients achieve successful results.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hypnotherapist who truly enjoy helping people live their lives to their full potential. I see challenges in life as opportunities for growth, and invitation to better ourselves. I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and working in the mental health field for over a decade helping clients achieve successful results.
(213) 315-6302 View (213) 315-6302
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Ivette Somoza Arroyo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
Many people are hurting in their day- to- day life. Sometimes the hurt is a personal one like depression, anxiety, poor self- esteem, grief and loss and other times it is a relational challenge within marriage, with children or teens and or with family or friends. Healing is possible though often times not easy to know where to start. I am here to help you take the first steps on your personal healing journey and guide you to navigate the process throughout. Don't let unspoken fears hold you back from getting help. You can thrive and not just survive but it all starts with the first step.
Many people are hurting in their day- to- day life. Sometimes the hurt is a personal one like depression, anxiety, poor self- esteem, grief and loss and other times it is a relational challenge within marriage, with children or teens and or with family or friends. Healing is possible though often times not easy to know where to start. I am here to help you take the first steps on your personal healing journey and guide you to navigate the process throughout. Don't let unspoken fears hold you back from getting help. You can thrive and not just survive but it all starts with the first step.
(213) 863-0621 View (213) 863-0621
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Larissa House
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
Serving couples and individuals (including moms navigating prenatal, postpartum, parenting, career and personal growth). In your relationship, do you and your partner seem to be stuck in the same exhausting patterns? Maybe you're feeling stuck individually, too, caught in patterns of anxiety, trauma, and feeling like you're just not good enough. Do the painful memories of your past keep creeping up even though you’re desperately trying to move forward? I offer online individual and couples/marriage therapy for clients in Los Angeles, San Francisco and anywhere you are in CA, PA, and FL to help you heal, strengthen and grow.
Serving couples and individuals (including moms navigating prenatal, postpartum, parenting, career and personal growth). In your relationship, do you and your partner seem to be stuck in the same exhausting patterns? Maybe you're feeling stuck individually, too, caught in patterns of anxiety, trauma, and feeling like you're just not good enough. Do the painful memories of your past keep creeping up even though you’re desperately trying to move forward? I offer online individual and couples/marriage therapy for clients in Los Angeles, San Francisco and anywhere you are in CA, PA, and FL to help you heal, strengthen and grow.
(310) 593-9786 View (310) 593-9786
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Hyunmi An
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
As a multilingual (Korean/Japanese/English) marriage and family therapist, I strongly believe that we can work together to build your path to recovery.
Life at times can seem like a roller coaster with all of its twists and turns. The inevitable ups and downs with no clear direction can leave us feeling lost. Unforeseen events throw us around for a loop, reminding of us of the uncertainties and whimsical nature of life. Depression, anxiety, feelings of helpless or being left behind can shortly follow. Other times, the opposite is true. Staleness, stagnation, and the far too predictable aspects can lock us down. Is more structure the answer? Or is it more flexibility? It is my hope that we can find the answers to the many questions together, as companions on this journey together.
As a multilingual (Korean/Japanese/English) marriage and family therapist, I strongly believe that we can work together to build your path to recovery.
Life at times can seem like a roller coaster with all of its twists and turns. The inevitable ups and downs with no clear direction can leave us feeling lost. Unforeseen events throw us around for a loop, reminding of us of the uncertainties and whimsical nature of life. Depression, anxiety, feelings of helpless or being left behind can shortly follow. Other times, the opposite is true. Staleness, stagnation, and the far too predictable aspects can lock us down. Is more structure the answer? Or is it more flexibility? It is my hope that we can find the answers to the many questions together, as companions on this journey together.
(626) 770-5524 View (626) 770-5524
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Desiree Golbahar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Desiree Golbahar is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the field of addiction and recovery. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UC San Diego and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles. Over the past 10 years, Desiree has gained experience within a wide range of populations and issues impacting children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
Desiree Golbahar is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the field of addiction and recovery. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UC San Diego and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles. Over the past 10 years, Desiree has gained experience within a wide range of populations and issues impacting children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
(424) 339-1275 View (424) 339-1275
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Annie Forisha Thiel
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I am a seasoned Clinical Psychologist with dual licenses: Psychologist & Marriage Family Therapist. I have been in practice 45 years in the Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey areas and now Pico-Robertson. I am also the author of many children's books. My specialities include Grief and Facilitative Therapy as well as working with families, couples, children and adolescents. I am warm and interactive in my approach. I have an extensive educational and training background.
I am a seasoned Clinical Psychologist with dual licenses: Psychologist & Marriage Family Therapist. I have been in practice 45 years in the Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey areas and now Pico-Robertson. I am also the author of many children's books. My specialities include Grief and Facilitative Therapy as well as working with families, couples, children and adolescents. I am warm and interactive in my approach. I have an extensive educational and training background.
(424) 349-4160 View (424) 349-4160
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DeYana M Blacksher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045
As an experienced Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am here to provide a safe place for you to process your healing. In person or by VIDEO or phone; individuals or couples. Experiencing relationship conflict; grief from a loss through death, divorce, health issues; depression and anxiety or just managing stress. With the tools to build emotional and spiritual health while improving your communication and coping skills; a better life is possible.
As an experienced Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am here to provide a safe place for you to process your healing. In person or by VIDEO or phone; individuals or couples. Experiencing relationship conflict; grief from a loss through death, divorce, health issues; depression and anxiety or just managing stress. With the tools to build emotional and spiritual health while improving your communication and coping skills; a better life is possible.
(424) 377-4537 View (424) 377-4537
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Maral Tavafi Phd
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I help people with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, marital problems as well as premarital counseling. I also provide psychological assessment and evaluation including Intelligence, Autism, Personality, ADHD, and Marital satisfaction assessment. I help clients learn coping skills to approach life challenges and make real changes. My primary goal in working with clients is to guide them to understand their strengths and barriers to learn more skills to grow, live happier, and communicate better. Call me for a 10-minute free consultation today to see how I may be able to help you.
I help people with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, marital problems as well as premarital counseling. I also provide psychological assessment and evaluation including Intelligence, Autism, Personality, ADHD, and Marital satisfaction assessment. I help clients learn coping skills to approach life challenges and make real changes. My primary goal in working with clients is to guide them to understand their strengths and barriers to learn more skills to grow, live happier, and communicate better. Call me for a 10-minute free consultation today to see how I may be able to help you.
(424) 587-0452 View (424) 587-0452
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Marlena Hunter
MA, CAMS-I
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Ms. Hunter works with teens & adult individuals who want to learn how to control their anger and temper. You will understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to your symptoms and how it affect your relationships with others or with yourself. My goal is to help the client reconstruct new ways of thinking, rebuild relationships, replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts and regain a sense of control. Ms. Hunter graduated from Argosy University with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, specializing in Marriage Family Therapy, and University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Ms. Hunter works with teens & adult individuals who want to learn how to control their anger and temper. You will understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to your symptoms and how it affect your relationships with others or with yourself. My goal is to help the client reconstruct new ways of thinking, rebuild relationships, replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts and regain a sense of control. Ms. Hunter graduated from Argosy University with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, specializing in Marriage Family Therapy, and University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
(424) 484-7899 View (424) 484-7899
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Daniel W Chu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I feel the marriage of my Christian faith and training as a clinical therapist give me a unique and effective model when it comes to healing emotional wounds.
My goal in treatment is to provide tools and help guide people into healing from any wounds that may hinder them from fully walking in the freedom. I am committed to helping people obtain a healthy thought life and lifestyle by being renewed in the mind, becoming transformed and being set free on all levels so they may further pursue life goals and maintain healthy relationships without the hindrance of emotional burdens from the past. I am a born again Christian and I love integrating faith and spirituality in the emotional healing process.
I feel the marriage of my Christian faith and training as a clinical therapist give me a unique and effective model when it comes to healing emotional wounds.
My goal in treatment is to provide tools and help guide people into healing from any wounds that may hinder them from fully walking in the freedom. I am committed to helping people obtain a healthy thought life and lifestyle by being renewed in the mind, becoming transformed and being set free on all levels so they may further pursue life goals and maintain healthy relationships without the hindrance of emotional burdens from the past. I am a born again Christian and I love integrating faith and spirituality in the emotional healing process.
(626) 325-0737 View (626) 325-0737
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Ashour Badal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Dr. Badal is a California-licensed marriage and family therapist. Additionally, he is also a registered psychological associate with the state of California. His educational training includes a graduate degree as well as a doctorate degree and training in clinical psychology with an emphasis on psychopharmacology and pain management. He has more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field and many years of experience in higher education, research, and educational and career advising.
Dr. Badal is a California-licensed marriage and family therapist. Additionally, he is also a registered psychological associate with the state of California. His educational training includes a graduate degree as well as a doctorate degree and training in clinical psychology with an emphasis on psychopharmacology and pain management. He has more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field and many years of experience in higher education, research, and educational and career advising.
(323) 379-0764 View (323) 379-0764
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Kat Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
Kat is a registered associate marriage and family therapist, associate number 131427, and is currently supervised and employed by Pamela Shaffer, LMFT, licensure number 91321.
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
Kat is a registered associate marriage and family therapist, associate number 131427, and is currently supervised and employed by Pamela Shaffer, LMFT, licensure number 91321.
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
(747) 245-3808 View (747) 245-3808
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Jorge Cherbosque
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Dr. Jorge Cherbosque has been a psychotherapist, keynote speaker and a workshop presenter in a myriad of international settings on a wide variety of compelling themes relating to happiness, success, well-being in the workplace, diversity issues, and marriage/family challenges and opportunities. Dr. Cherbosque’s passion lies in helping his clients reencounter their unicability - which is where their passions and talents align.
Dr. Jorge Cherbosque has been a psychotherapist, keynote speaker and a workshop presenter in a myriad of international settings on a wide variety of compelling themes relating to happiness, success, well-being in the workplace, diversity issues, and marriage/family challenges and opportunities. Dr. Cherbosque’s passion lies in helping his clients reencounter their unicability - which is where their passions and talents align.
(424) 340-7156 View (424) 340-7156

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Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.