Family Therapy in Palm Desert, CA

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Matt Misuraca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Break old habits, uncover old negative messages from your family of origin & create healthy ways to communicate.
I create a safe environment for people to heal & grow. I believe people are resilient and capable of amazing things. I help individuals, couples and families navigate through difficult times. Let's work together to identify new goals & possible solutions. My approach to helping is based on respect, empowerment and finding solutions.
(760) 284-3185
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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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Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Palm Desert individual, couples and family counseling offered in a warm and comfortable environment! We help individuals and couples work through difficult life processes in a nurturing and loving way. We assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult situations. We specialize with mental health counseling in Palm Desert and Long Beach dealing with infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. We look forward to hearing from you.
(310) 928-2319
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Palm Desert Hypnosis
Counselor, CHT, RC
Verified
Verified
I have a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and have spent most of my career offering healthcare support to individuals and couples.
Are you dealing with disease, illness, anxiety, depression or other physical, mental and emotional issues? I am a Medical Counselor and Hypnotherapist specializing in cancer, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, dementia, end-of-life, IBS, fibromyalgia, weight loss, hypertension, phobia, anxiety and other health and wellness matters. I have more than 23 years counseling experience. I was in private practice in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle and on Bainbridge Island from 1997 - 2018. Since February 2019, I am now at 74-967 Sheryl Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260. I have been live online worldwide since 2005.
(760) 219-8079
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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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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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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Wendy Brooks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist with experiences working with children, adolescents, adults and families with diverse backgrounds and problems, I have an open, accepting, nonjudgmental approach to psychotherapy. My goal in psychotherapy is to help individuals identify areas of difficulty that they want to modify and then assist them in finding ways to effectively adjust behavior and thought patterns that will enhance their romantic relationships, family interactions, careers and other areas of life.
(760) 523-2478
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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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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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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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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Julie S. Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Julie Reynolds, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of JSR Family Therapy , Inc. Working as a therapist is the realization of my dream to help others and I love what I do. Being there for my clients during challenging times in their lives and watching them grow, become empowered, and just plain feel better, is so rewarding. I believe the relationship between a client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. If you feel safe, comfortable and develop trust, then real healing can happen. I pride myself on providing a safe, comfortable space and being someone you can trust.
(760) 957-4796
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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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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Trinity Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Each individual life is full of uncertainties and unforeseen challenges which may leave us with feeling stagnant, hopeless and depress. Seeking for help is a strength. By seeking for help or advice, you are taking control of your life and not letting unexpected challenges impact your daily life functioning. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience and specialty working with community mental health clients and families using different modalities such as person-centered, solution focus, mindfulness, play-therapy, attachment theory, family system, positive parenting (PPP), and CBT to meet the individual needs.
(760) 903-7361
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Satish Reese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist located in Palm Desert, CA. In my practice I provide therapy to adolescents, families including blended families, young adults and couples. I am passionate about working with teens on their journey to figuring out life. My office is a safe space for clients to work through past trauma, find their voice, improve relationships, and get a better understanding of who they are. I include the parents throughout the process as I find it important to strengthen the family bond, break old habits that don’t work, and together create new ones that do.
(760) 237-0090
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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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Dawn Therese Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Individual, couples and family counseling is offered in a warm and comfortable environment! I help individuals and couples work through difficult life experiences in a nurturing and loving way, and assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult life situations. I specialize in infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during the healing process.
(760) 334-5580
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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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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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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.