Family Therapy in Menlo Park, CA

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Lirio Ohlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I will help your family get along better and weather the challenges that come with different developmental stages.
I look forward to helping you feel better. I provide counseling support to individuals, couples, families & teens. I work collaboratively with you, using evidenced based methods to create lasting change. I will help you shift negative thought & emotion patterns to give you relief from persistent anxiety and depression. We can process, resolve and move on from trauma, relationships & painful family experiences in our work together. Let's secure a stable recovery from substance use by defending against relapse. In our sessions, you can make decisions from authentic values and build esteem/confidence personally & professionally.
(650) 665-5970
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Kathryn Hargrove
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals from young adulthood through older age, and couples have been a specialty for more than 25 years. Life events and experiences can cause stress, confusion, grief, and myriad other feelings which, when internalized, result in anxiety and depression. Whether seeing couples or individuals, I have found that a combination of insight and understanding, attention to feelings, and cognitive and behavioral change is most effective in addressing both internal and interpersonal conflicts and concerns. I work with people to resolve, heal, accept, and cope with loss, trauma, illness, family , marital and work issues, and more.
(650) 830-7903
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Leslie Krusinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck? Do you wonder why you keep making the same mistakes? Have you felt like the family you grew up in possibly (or definitely) has something to do with why you keep acting this way? Do you just want to figure out what in the world is going on? You’re not alone; Leslie Krusinski works with individuals who wrestle with these questions. She is focused on helping others work through relationship issues, personal growth, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem. Leslie has experience working with teens, adults, couples and families of various ethnicities and cultures for a variety of reasons.
(669) 271-7602
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist working in Silicon Valley area, and specializing in Couples Therapy, Infidelity, Sexuality, Pre-Marital, anxiety and Male Depression. Marriage is hard work but it is possible, not only to make it work, but have the passion and the spark to last. Couple Counseling has helped hundreds of thousands of couples move past obstacles to reach a point of openness and honesty in their relationship. I enable clients to overcome all kinds of hurdles in their relationships that take a toll on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
(650) 206-9973
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Melissa Beacham Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am particularly effective in working with bright and highly sensitive teens. During this pandemic, I believe that our most perceptive, sensitive adolescents are having the biggest mental health challenges with not seeing friends, family , and teachers on a more regular basis. I have extensive experience as a School Counselor in both private and public schools in the SF Bay Area. I also have designed and taught Social and Emotional Learning at several private schools. My ideal client is a teen facing the obstacles of anxiety, depression, learning challenges or social skills challenges at school or home.
(650) 297-6607
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Lyndsey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Stressful encounters, complex life experience, academic stressors and more, can often cause college students, teens, and children to struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, body image issues, and negative self-talk. In my career as a licensed marriage and family therapist , I have had the opportunity to work closely with clients struggling with these kinds of challenges both at school and at home. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients thrive and flourish by equipping them with the tools and guidance they need to navigate daily stressors, grow their self care, and improve coping skills.
(650) 249-7194
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Svetlana Kreimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As your journey unfolds, I welcome both your pain and your resilience, and hope to be a resource for you and your family .
Relationships can be hard. Partners struggle with communication, conflicting parenting styles, sexual expressions... Life's challenges, hurtful fights, history of trauma or infidelity make it difficult to sustain trust and closeness. How can you create desired connections, and not lose yourself in the process? How can you be true both to self and to your partnership? I invite you to explore these questions together with empathy and curiosity, letting go of habitual judgments, self-deprecation, and shame. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Both traditional and alternative lifestyles are welcome, and no issue is a taboo.
(408) 512-3709
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Desirae Hutchinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked in various settings and as such, have experience in treating a diverse population and cultures with a variety of issues such as physical and sexual abuse, LGBT, adoption, infertility, family reunification, divorce, depression, anxiety, premarital counseling, couples, parenting, blended families, self-esteem as well as adults with ADHD & couples.
My passion is to be a guide to help you with whatever life issues you are struggling with, and to be a source of support to you as you learn the coping skills needed to overcome these often overwhelming difficulties life has a tendency to throw our way. I am passionate about meeting my clients where they are at.
(909) 787-1327
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Bette U Kiernan
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide range of clients. Those confronting transitions, relationships problems, career concerns, addictions, student concerns and other challenges. Depression, anxiety, stress or addictive behaviors are usually the first step in a journey to self-discovery. I create a nurturing, supportive and warm space for my clients to examine their relationships, the impacts of their family environments, thought patterns and dreams. I help my clients understand concessions they may have been made in their original family enabled adaptation, but may later interfere with their fulfillment. Together we create new stories with happier endings.
(650) 241-0395
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Edward V Brackenbury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Ed Brackenbury is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist . He has been in private practice for 40 years. He founded and directed the Institute for Marital and Family Therapy , which graduated over 250 therapists with Master’s Degrees in Marriage Family Therapy . He taught high school for ten years and was a Young Life area director for four years. Ed has been a popular speaker at local, national and international conferences. He has helped train students and church leaders throughout Eastern Europe in the fields of marriage, family and pastoral counseling.
(650) 529-4807
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Amy C Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Older adolescents, adults & couples are all welcome to my practice. In collaboration with you, I will help guide and support you in attaining your therapy goals by understanding the patterns inhibiting your success, happiness and fulfillment. Together we will chart a therapeutic course specific to who you are and what your goals are. I invite feedback and make corrections as needed along the way. My framework is psychodynamic to which I bring training in other theories/techniques, including: Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, CBT, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), EMDR and trauma focused.
(650) 666-0909
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Ilene Diamond
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use or other self-defeating behaviors? Challenged by work, relationship or family issues? Concerned about your own or your teen's mood, judgment, behavior? Executive or founder stress? General overwhelm? Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, and for exploring different ways of being. Whatever your concerns, we'll work together to help you feel better. My style is warm and collaborative, with a sense of humor. Our work can develop your strengths & self-confidence & help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind.
(415) 820-1508
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Kai Briana Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a psychological assistant who provides individual and family therapy across the lifespan, with a focus on youth, adolescents, and young adults. I use a cognitive behavioral (CBT) and systems framework to work with individuals on issues stemming from OCD, anxiety, trauma, cultural stress, and low confidence. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to be themselves and learn strategies to lower distress and gain confidence.
(650) 547-1051
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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James Hutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
As an adult or child adoptee, you might experience difficulty with trust and relationships, or the family has trouble talking about adoption.
Do you experience difficulty managing conflict in your relationship? Maybe one of you has an anger problem, or you withdraw during conflict. Maybe it's time to re-light the flame. Perhaps parenting struggles, particularly with teenagers, are wearing you out. Or, you cannot agree on parenting techniques. Maybe substance abuse is hurting you or a loved one, and you want help addressing it. I have 30 years experience dealing with couple/marital, parenting and substance abuse issues. Learn practical solutions that can help reduce these, and other stressors in your life.
(650) 918-5875
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Philip B. Rahm
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with issues of depression and or anxiety? Do you know you have a problem with alcohol and or drugs and need experienced, effective and compassionate care? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship where one or both of you are unhappy and it seems that no matter what you try, the relationship just does not get better? My name is Dr. Philip Rahm and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has been helping individuals, couples, families and adolescents work through and successfully resolve their difficulties for over 30 years.
(650) 800-5530
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nancy J Witt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing a crisis? Anxious? Having problems sleeping? Not sure what to do but know something needs to be done and quick? I would like to help you feel better. Almost twenty years in private practice have provided me with a wide range of experience in stabilizing crises and developing treatment plans to meet your goals. Typically, I draw from psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories and work primarily with adults and adolescents. It is of the utmost importance to me to offer an emotionally safe space, where you can know with certainty that you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
(650) 557-4895
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Gregory Swift
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is Gregory and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, mental health disorders, spiritual and faith issues, grief and loss, trauma, anger, marital issues, divorce, and substance abuse/dependence. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you get to the root of your struggles, your trials, and/or your pain from the past, to bring to light the negative patterns from the past that impact the present so you can have more hope, and live a life of fulfillment and purpose.
(323) 274-1673
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Sofia Meza Keane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing constant arguments with loved ones, have issues setting boundaries or balancing work, school, and family life? Do you sometimes feel life is too difficult to handle? Would you like to move out of survival mode? Therapy can help you get unstuck, transform, nourish, and enrich your relationships. It will help spark your curiosity about the different paths you can take as well as offering new ways of understanding your past.
(650) 800-6434
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Menlo Park, CA 94026
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Caron Heimbuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
How do we make healthy changes in our lives - in our marriages, families, work relationships and friendships? I provide a supportive and safe environment for you to become more self-aware to enrich your world and personal relationships. My practice covers a broad spectrum of personal and emotional issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, communication, and stressed couples and families. I also provide help to women dealing with the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis. In addition, prior experience as an Educational Consultant provides helpful insight to families challenged with a struggling teen and the emotional impact this has on family life.
(408) 465-9944
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Rachel L. Veronneau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in problems of Chemical Dependency and Recovery, Learning Disabilities, Crisis, Depression, Domestic Violence, Employment, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Family Counseling, Spiritual Crisis, Couples Counseling and Pre-Marital Counseling.
Good therapy involves the right match. I also provide a free 30 minute (in person) question and answer session (not counseling). This allows you to understand what your therapy process will look like. If we decide to work together, you will be involved in a very action oriented therapy. Our work will encourage you to practice your new skills during the week. I try to use approaches that you find helpful like: writing in a journal, reading books, support groups, and/or your spiritual practices, that may help while you are in therapy. New blog:therapist.and.mother@blogspot.com
(650) 303-0074
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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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.