Family Therapy in Palm Desert, CA

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Photo of Joseph H. Share, Psychologist in Palm Desert, CA
Joseph H. Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Share taught educators how to work with special needs & gifted kids. He was a School Psychologist and then Director of Psychological Services for a school district. He supervised college students completing their Marriage/ Family , and or Psychologist License. He developed programs in parenting skills, marital improvement, reducing depression, assisting dysfunctional families and dealing with daily life stressors. Dr. Share taught classes as an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Los Angeles. Courses were in parenting, working with ADD/ADHD, learning/behavioral, & emotional issues of children and adults.
(442) 282-6474
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Karen M Schadrack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been a practicing Marriage Family Therapist in privite practice for over 20 years. My specialities include, but not limited to: marriage, pre marital, and restoration of marriage after crises. Individual specialities include depression, anxiety, grief recovery and women's issues.
(949) 558-2078
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Lindsay Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and I’m currently in the process of EMDR Certification. I grew up in the Eastern Coachella Valley, studied U.S. History and Spanish at Scripps College, and received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. In my education, I learned that studying a revisionist history was healing and therapeutic and became very interested in learning about traditional and non-traditional forms of healing and ways regular people created positive changes in their lives.
(760) 492-7673
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Stacy Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 17 years experience working with military members and families, LGBTQ+, marginalized populations, culture, diversity and inclusion, women’s issues, communications and sexual disorders.
Do you feel that you can't be yourself or worry about authentically expressing who you are and what your needs are for fear of rejection? Therapy can be a safe and secure way to express yourself and explore ways to transform and increase well being. As a partner, we can identify the tools and solutions that will work best for you. I believe while life’s challenges provide us an opportunity to persevere in situations, behaviors may result as a way to meet that need or situation. I work with you, as a partner to help you identify the solutions that will meet your unique and personal needs.
(760) 428-1490
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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The Refinery Integrated Wellness Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We offer individual, couples, family , and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
Do you feel dissatisfied with life as you are currently living it? Have past attempts in therapy failed? The therapists at The Refinery can help! The Refinery is a group therapy located in the El Paseo Shopping District of Palm Desert. At The Refinery, we understand that although you may be doing the best you can at this moment, you may need additional support to work through troubling issues and reach your goals. Our therapists are passionate about using their specialized skills and training to help you create a life worth living.
(760) 840-2658
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Graciela Cortes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist with 16 years of experience. I assist and empower my clients in achieving success through focus, clarity, and decision-making.
(760) 340-0294
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Rosalba Munoz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist who has the desire to help individuals who feel stuck, helpless, hopeless, and are struggling to overcome life's challenges. Seeking therapy is not easy, but neither is living with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or relationship issues and parental stress. I truly believe every client is the expert in their own life and I plan to help you find your answers.
(760) 279-1035
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Deborah Meints-Pierson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a licensed therapist for thirty years, Director of the Coachella Valley's most successful counseling center, and host of "It's A Family Affair" on Time Warner Television for ten years, I've helped people with a wide range of personal challenges. I see individuals on a path of spiritual growth and personal transformation. Many of my clients have experienced trauma and are seeking higher answers to life's most difficult questions.
(760) 498-1439
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Dr. Heather Hathaway & Assoc Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hathaway is a family practice that specializes in adolescents and their families. Navigating family dynamics can be a struggle for parents and kids. Dr. H has specialized in childhood and adolescents for over 15 years. As well as working with teens, Dr. H has also navigated being a parent as well. With her expertise in child development, psychotherapy, and parenting, Heather works with families to create a solid foundation built on communication, respect, and understanding. The associates that work with Dr. H are picked specifically to work with you and your family to ensure comfort and undertanding.
(760) 561-5144
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Alyssa Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi! I’m Alyssa Jones, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist serving the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. I returned to the Coachella Valley in 2017 to pursue my hearts mission of bringing hope and healing to my hometown. I am passionate about supporting individuals, adolescents and young adults as they navigate through life's challenges and rise above them by creating new meaning in life. I am a firm believer that despite our hardships, there is still strength in the struggle to continue to rise through what we go through.
(760) 254-0901
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kathleen A Dale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You deserve peace of mind and quality of life. If you suffer with anxiety and depression, bipolar mood management, ADHD, or relationship/ family issues, relief is available through current treatments which are more effective than ever. Brain research shows we can make real change by changing our thinking while integrating old emotional injuries. Early childhood trauma and losses with resulting relationship problems echo through our adult lives affecting our significant relationships. With my experience, I can help you work through these deeper issues to obtain resolution, integration and freedom bringing peace of mind to your life.
(760) 354-9535
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Wendy Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Whether it's the parent or the teen seeking guidance, I use practical interventions, humor and negotiation skills to promote harmony within the family .
There comes a time in everyone's life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated and out of ideas of what to try next. I believe in a collaborative approach to pool your strengths and internal resources along with my expertise and a fresh perspective to create positive outcomes. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, women's issues and with victims of domestic violence. I also enjoy assisting couples with communication, learning the art of fighting fair and reclaiming love within their marriages. Let's work together to bring more peace and direction to your life.
(760) 530-4703
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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I Can Learn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PPS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You can learn to take control of yourself, your family , and your life! Positive communication and interpersonal interactions can be yours! Having worked with children, teens, and families for over 20 years as a teacher and school counselor, I am familiar with the challenges, frustrations, and unique demands of trying to managing school, work, and family life. I am absolutely passionate about providing a safe and comfortable place to help you achieve your goals. A Certified Personal Trainer works with us! We have quality flexibility, cardio, & strength training equipment, which makes it ideal for my unique Anger Management Boot Camps.
(760) 621-5320
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Julie S. Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Is your teen struggling? Having a hard time making friends, isolating, feeling anxious and/or depressed and not reaching their full potential? Are you as their parent having a hard time reaching them or helping them? Or maybe you're going through a life transition yourself, a new relationship, divorce, healing from emotional abuse or navigating a blended family ? Taking time for yourself in therapy gives you an opportunity to heal or learn new strategies to deal with whatever life change you're going through.
(760) 957-4796
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Michael Tripet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist . I believe the main goal of therapy is healing, change, and growth; not criticism and condemnation. Therapy is most effective in an accepting, confidential atmosphere where there is mutual exploration of the issues and challenges of life in our complex world. Perhaps we need a new perspective in our way of thinking and our way of behaving in order to more effectively make our way through life's obstacles. Effective therapy is both educational and introspective. I offers faith/Christian based counseling upon request.
(760) 981-0841
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Terri Shearer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy .
You don’t have to go it alone. I am here to help you find your way back to living the life you want. It can happen. I'm here every step of the way. Because sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we planned. We didn’t know we would end up getting divorced, or blending families, or being a single parent, but here we are. We didn’t know we would adopt instead of birthing our own child, or be raising our grandchildren, or the difficulties we would face raising children in an LGBTQ home. But, here we are. These challenges can cause tremendous anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, confusion, sadness, and suffering. I understand.
(760) 621-7553
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Maureen P Misuraca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an excellent approach for individuals with trauma history, eating disorders and anxiety/depression.
If you have not had much success so far with therapy and feel that the suggestions have not helped to shift things in your life, I may be a good fit for you. I can help you explore what is contributing to your feeling stuck and overwhelmed and move beyond it towards real healing. I work with children, teens, parents, adults and families. Being a parent myself, I can often bridge gaps between children and parents.
(760) 214-9595
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Seham Saba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified parent-child interaction therapist who specializes in individual, couples, group, and family therapy .
My mission is to assist others in overcoming life challenges and obstacles through mindfulness, relationship building, empowerment, awareness, stress management and much more. If you, your family , or anyone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety, coping with stressful situations or other mental health related issues, I can help!
(442) 282-7009
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Paulina Ospina-Mallarino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
As a therapist I strive to create an environment of trust, openness and confidence I use tools from solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, family systems, social skills training and creative arts healing.
I enjoy supporting you through difficult periods in your life, my practice centers on facilitating a path where you can find your own voice and discover your ability to face challenges, heal from trauma, grow beyond the obstacles and develop empowering narratives from your experience. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced issues related to "toxic" relationships and past trauma resulting in depression and anxiety. I can help you cope with life-transitions and choices that are demanding and stressful. I strongly believe that each of us comes into the world with the ability to heal and grow.
(760) 994-4255
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Cindy L Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Depressed, anxious, hurt, angry? Grieving? Need to reduce stress, improve self-esteem & communication skills or better family relationships? WEEKEND times available. Benefit from new insight & effective personal tools. Practice new skills in a safe compassionate atmosphere. New vision & better understanding can improve our lives. Old issues can benefit with fresh insight & effective action. As we grow personally, our relationships can become more enriched and fulfilling. Move away from former positions of self-doubt, become empowered, act with newly found purpose & confidence. It IS possible to heal & enjoy satisfying life changes.
(442) 275-8892
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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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.