Family Therapy in South Pasadena, CA

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Hannah Perez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
For very young children (0-5), best practices involve parent-child and/or family therapy .
ADULTS My approach is integrative - I incorporate multiple therapeutic frameworks to understand and to support my clients. I use client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness interventions while holding in mind the "systems" that you are a part of (your environment, relationships). I’m interested in how the past has shaped who you are. I want to help you use insight from your life experiences to guide you forward. I believe every person is the expert on their own experience and capable of tremendous healing and growth. I would love to talk to you about the possibility of working together to see if I would be a good fit.
(213) 394-4909
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Kristina Rim Bartek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , Registered Art Therapist, and EMDR Therapist, with over 14 years of clinical experience.
Every person has inherent creativity and a capacity to thrive. My role is to help connect you to your existing strengths and to help you try out new tools. When words are not enough, we can turn to more creative processes. Art therapy and EMDR are modalities that engage the body and mind, what we feel and think. Both modalities help us not only think differently, but also feel something new and healing.
(626) 790-8221
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Heather R Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I have helped more than 5,500 clients in the last 30 years. I am dedicated to helping men, women, couples, children, and families achieve greater well-being and success. I am gentle, focused, and direct in helping people successfully resolve: Signs or Symptoms of Depression or Anxiety, Life stressors such as Family and Work Problems, Grief, Loss, Marital Distress or Divorce, Parenting, Child and Adolescent Issues, Health Related Adjustment Issues, Post Traumatic Stress.
(626) 935-9961
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Mila Renken
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress management, ADD, family conflict, and managing life transitions.
These are difficult times & it is normal to feel anxious and out of control. I would like provide support and encouragement as you navigate your experience and feelings. I’ll listen carefully to you and provide a warm environment where you can feel safe exploring your concerns without judgement. I use an integrative therapeutic approach and will customize your treatment focusing on your individual needs using a variety of modalities. Tele-therapy is a regular part of my therapy practice, and I am confident that we can create an environment that feels comfortable for you. Be safe and I hope to hear from you.
(626) 346-2994
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Christopher David Schadt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In processing our early life experiences, understanding of ourselves and significant relationships with family and others we are begin to do the work of creating greater harmony with our emotional lives, leading to greater freedom, joy, meaning, self-acceptance and connectedness with ourselves and others.
Hello and welcome to my Psychology Today page. I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Pasadena, CA with expertise in helping people with mood disorders, interpersonal problems, trauma and health-related issues. My approach to therapy will involve a collaborative exploration of many important aspects of life, in an effort to help you better understand and better manage your emotional world. While our emotions can be a great source of pain, confusion and frustration, they are also vital aspects of our human experience that help us to navigate the world, interact with others, and find peace within ourselves.
(626) 243-2782
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Kelly Muhonen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Areas of focus: trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, difficulties with emotions, shame and low self-worth, spiritual growth and struggles, parenting, adoption & foster care, and family dynamics.
So much can get in the way of our ability to receive and give love in healthy relationships. I enjoy working with people who are seeking healing from past wounds so that they can love themselves and others. I help people develop self-confidence and self-awareness that promotes creativity and deeper connectedness. If you’ve experienced trauma or if you struggle with negative beliefs about yourself, EMDR may be a helpful resource and is a specialty of mine. I am also certified as a Safe and Sound Protocol provider, which helps people experience a felt sense of safety and calm.
(626) 427-3645
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Heather Simons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
If you think I might be a good fit for you or your family , please give me a call to schedule a free consultation.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are seeking support with a wide range of issues, including shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and concerns related to relationships, life transitions, sexuality, and identity. To meet the unique needs of each client, I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities and perspectives, including psychodynamic, somatic, family systems, parts work, and mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I come to my work as a therapist with compassion, warmth, humor, and honesty.
(310) 870-1068
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Ricardo Robles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Life has brought to my practice many clients who have difficulty in their relationships with partners or family members that suffer their own psychological struggles (often BPD, NPD, SPD).
Most of my clients are young professionals or college and high school students who want to do in-depth, transformative therapy. I enjoy helping people who wish to heal from past trauma or loss, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. I believe therapy serves as a way of liberating ourselves from problems and wounds of the past so that we can go out into the world to relate and live in newer, more meaningful, ways.
(626) 498-1293
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Molly Burrets
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also serve as an Associate Editor for The Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy , and have published widely about relationship issues and couple therapy.
I have spent my career working with couples and women experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression - and helping them to build healthier relationships and work on common painful issues. These include: infidelity, trauma, transition to parenthood, perinatal concerns, infertility, sexual problems, difficulty communicating, past sexual abuse, and other stressors. Many of my clients are high achieving professionals in entertainment, art, law, finance, medicine, and sport that have challenges juggling identities at work, at home, or in love.
(626) 314-5980
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Jason Wildman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I believe deeply in the transformative potential and enduring nature of psychotherapy. When we're feeling stuck, confused or alone, therapy can help us to untangle our emotions, clarify our struggles, and better understand ourselves and others - ultimately forming inroads to real and lasting change. I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist: I establish a safe, non-judgmental space where our mutual exploration of your relationships, family history, career, sexuality, or whatever is troubling you currently - as well as aspects of our therapeutic relationship - will open pathways to new awareness and opportunities for welcome change, growth and healing.
(347) 846-2310
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Vanessa Bellafiore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am an active, engaged, and compassionate therapist who tailors therapy toward your individual needs. My approach to psychotherapy is non-judgmental, empathetic, and holistic, focusing on you as a unique, complex, and dynamic individual. As a licensed marriage and family therapist (125563), I work avidly to help you in your process of healing, transformation, and self-discovery. I believe we heal in relationship to others, including the safe and unique relationship with our therapist. Collaboratively we will find solutions and healing, while holding space and welcoming all of the feelings that may arise together.
(323) 870-9746
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Miwa Hitsumoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you native Japanese or involved in a relationship with a person of Japanese descent? Are you or your family member feeling lost or depressed after moving to Los Angeles from Japan and having trouble adjusting to life in the United States? Are you a college student or foreign language student and feeling overwhelmed by living alone in a foreign culture and learning new social dynamics? Are you having problems parenting your American-born children? I can help you.
(626) 219-7328
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Jacqueline Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is Jacqueline Woods and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and the founder of Pacific Trauma Treatment Center. I have 20 years of experience in providing mental health services to the community and I treat adults, adolescents, children, and military veterans in my practice. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD and other anxiety disorders, such as specific and general phobias, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also treat various depressive and mood disorders, bereavement, relationship problems, adjustment and phase of life concerns, anger management, and chronic pain.
(626) 709-4507
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Rikki Rothenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a licensed psychotherapist, I work primarily from the Internal Family System (IFS) model.
I support others who have not felt safe to be their true Self due to early relationship wounding or trauma, to find liberation from shame, pain, and trauma. Finding self-love and acceptance, courage, ownership of your story, authenticity, and your inner wisdom, creates a great sense of harmony and connection inside and out. In addition to drawing from various integrative and inclusive models of healing, somatic practices, ancestral healing, and mindfulness, clients connect with their own innate and embodied wisdom.
(818) 869-6601
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South Pasadena, CA 91031
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Erica Tumbaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Each session is strength based tailored to what your needs are, combining Gestalt, CBT, Existential, Eclectic, Family Systems and Narrative/Post Modern therapies.
We are at a time where compassion towards self is more important than ever. Life is overwhelming and complicated. Maybe you "have it all" but feel like something is missing or you are having issues communicating your needs. Many struggle with the idea of having symptoms of depression and anxiety internalizing the symptoms with being "crazy". I am here to remove the labels and have individuals be more aware of the symptoms you experience (fear, poor sleep and appetite, nervousness, sadness, negative thoughts, etc.) and treat them with compassion, reframing and safe coping skills to better improve your life.
(626) 788-5357
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Karen Levine Ph.D. Teletherapy Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am trained in a range of therapies but do not use a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. I work with clients on challenges related to depression, anxiety, loss, adjustment to life changes, trauma, and family dynamics. Your voice and story are important. My goal is for you to not only feel like you have been listened to, but really heard.
(323) 716-1404
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Laura MacRae-Serpa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CCLS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Taking the time to reflect and process our life experiences is important for personal growth, healthy relationships, and general well-being. Therapy provides a safe space to explore behavioral patterns, validate experiences, and move towards positive change. I have an empathetic and collaborative approach when interacting with children, adolescents and families. I am skilled in supporting parents with children at all stages of development. I hold Masters Degrees in both Human Development and Marriage and Family Therapy .
(626) 551-4969
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Ray Morton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with two decades of experience helping people deal successfully with anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress; matters of self direction, identity, and confidence; grief and loss; creative blocks and career concerns; bi-polar and panic disorders; substance abuse and addiction; and family and relationship issues.
It's been said that the ultimate purpose of psychotherapy is to introduce a person to herself or himself. The struggles of life can cause us to lose touch with our true thoughts, our true feelings, our true selves and, as a result, we can become dissatisfied and unhappy living the life that we think we’re supposed to live rather than the one we truly desire. Effective psychotherapy can reconnect us with our authentic selves and, once that has been accomplished, everything is possible. It is this principle that guides all of the work I do with my clients.
(818) 601-3385
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Karen Tinsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a mental healthcare professional, educator, and advocate, I am always looking for new ways to provide care for anyone seeking help. Many factors contribute to your life story including trauma, family history, relationship problems, health, and societal issues. My approach is based on understanding each person as a whole, not just the trials or diagnosis they’re facing. I firmly believe in delivering treatment that is both empathetic and uplifting for everyone I have the honor to work with.
(424) 351-1208
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Carter Psychotherapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMHC
Verified
Verified
Depending on your needs and preferences, your therapy may include elements of: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
We are a small, dedicated collective of therapists located in South Pasadena. We are passionate about the work of healing and strive to provide compassionate, respectful, trauma-informed therapy to a diverse group of clients. We specialize in supporting clients through relationship issues, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, overwhelm, trauma and vicarious trauma, as well as perinatal mental health concerns. We also have special insight into the needs of parents, artists and athletes. Our therapists are eclectically trained and integrate somatic and depth work with concrete cognitive behavioral skills and tools.
(323) 641-4804
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
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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.