Family Therapy in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Stazan K Sina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Although I thoroughly enjoy individual psychotherapy, I also realize the value of family sessions and try to incoporate family work as needed.
Although I work with children and adolescents individually, working with them alone is not sufficient. As a parent myself, I am very aware of what it is like for me to entrust my childrens' care into the hands of another. In order for treatment to be successful and for my clients to feel secure in the treatment process, I thus believe it is essential to incorporate working with parents into the treatment of the child. In addition to specializing in treating children and adolescents, I also offer services to college-aged individuals and older adults.
(805) 244-5868
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Rebecca Sills Nudel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
I utilize various treatment modalities tailored to each individual, couple, or family to hone the skills necessary for you to create a more fulfilling life, better your relationships, and build confidence and self-esteem.
Sometimes we find ourselves in challenging, painful, or difficult situations that can leave us overwhelmed, hopeless, or stuck, preventing us from living the fulfilling life we are meant to live. You feel a sense of anxiety or dread that you just can’t shake. You don’t feel supported by your partner. Your pregnancy or parenthood isn’t what you expected it to be. You are at your wit's end and don’t know where to turn. I am here to tell you, we’ve all been there and there is hope. I believe each person comes to therapy with unique strengths. Together we will highlight those strengths and work through the obstacles which inhibit you.
(323) 991-7581
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Natalie Yeschin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCS
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Post Master's Certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice. I have worked in private practice for the past 18 years, specializing in Structured Assessments and ongoing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy with individuals and families who sustain a variety of neurological and learning challenges.
(805) 608-3514
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Shelly Marie Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems approach to my clients.
Let's talk... I believe that life challenges, such as relationship issues, communication problems, anger, anxiety, and depression can be managed and overcome. There is hope ! There are answers ! You can experience happiness in your life, again ! My background as a therapist includes working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to past and/or present circumstances. Life transitions, PTSD, bullying, self-harm, grief, unresolved relationship issues, divorce, addiction, and/or mental illness can trigger irrational thinking, negative emotions, and harmful behaviors.
(820) 300-7683
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Shikma Geffon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , and a Certified Parent Coach. I work with adults, teenagers and children in collaboration, in order to assist them overcome challenges, and reconnect with their inner strengths. Together we can work through mood disorders, post traumas, parenting dilemmas, children's behavioral, emotional and social concerns, and more.
(805) 430-3868
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I appreciate working with a wide and diverse range of individuals that include unsafe upbringings, family /relationship issues, and anger issues.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
(805) 257-0861
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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La Cresheia Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
La Cresheia Lee, MA MFT, LMFT I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 12 years of experience (combined licensed and intern hours), and I hold BA degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies. I have worked with diverse clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, cultural & racial identity, stress management, and grief and loss. I have also helped many clients who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and those struggling with suicide ideation and co-occurring disorders.
(820) 204-0541
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Nicole D'Aoust
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Life is not black & white, the beauty is in the grey. I believe that everybody deserves support in their journey toward meaning and connection. The absence of support, meaning, purpose, or connection can lead to disorder and dysfunction. It is my privilege as a therapist to watch others explore and create a full life. My work focuses on the unique struggles of the individual, couple, or family . I use story, feedback, empathy, and education to help each client discover balance and their authentic self. My hope is that each person I get to work with learns the tools that work for them and can embrace the grey areas in life.
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Erica Mesa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I mostly work with BIPOC individuals with a range of issues from multicultural, trauma, identity, motherhood, immigration to relationship/ family issues.
Asking someone for help takes a lot of courage. It is incredibly difficult when you are feeling sad, stressed, overwhelmed and nervous. You may be experiencing many sleepless nights, restlessness, or past trauma come up. I assure you that you are not alone in feeling this way and I am here to support you. In my healing sessions, I bring a strength-based and humanistic approach to help you feel confident about yourself. My goal is to not only help you heal and move forward by being compassionate and gentle to yourself, but also to help you learn lifelong skills that you can use.
(805) 303-8344
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Allie Levy-Akoka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
While talking about your feelings with friends and family may be comforting, that may not completely tackle your emotional needs and complications. Seeing a professional therapist can help to alleviate your emotional distress from difficult situations. My mission is to provide support and space for healing while counseling you and your family in a non-judgmental and safe environment.
(747) 322-4398
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Jennifer Mundy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Jennifer has worked with young children and their families for over 20 years. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Jennifer works with children who have experienced trauma as well as children who have other behavioral challenges. Jennifer teaches children and parents new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events, manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills and family communication.
(805) 360-5773
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Samantha Robyn Kerdman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, Ed, LMFT, #105929
Verified
Verified
My specialities include anxiety, depression and family counseling. I offer low cost counseling on a sliding scale ranging from $40-100 per session. I work with children, adults, individuals, families and couples.
(818) 593-0039
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Jason Blanton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to the webpage for Jason Blanton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist .
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Maurissa Joan Szilagi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I imagine that on most days we all work hard to do the best for our children. No matter how hard some of their challenging behaviors may be; you have love, patience, understanding, and most of all you continue to try to be creative and consistent. But in the end, something just is not working. You continue to ask your friends and family for support and advice, yet you are growing more stressed and tired by the minute. I can help your adolescent come to understand, and work through their struggles and challenges.Adolescence can be a time in life that can be complicated, demanding, and sometimes confusing for both you and your teen.
(805) 716-6318
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Creative Family Therapy, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Explore your potential, restore balance, or release creativity... Creative Family Therapy addresses your struggles with therapy techniques for your personality type, including trauma treatment of depression and anxiety using BrainSpotting, Art, Guided Imagery, Somatic, and SandTray. Together we will choose from a combination of techniques unique to you that will release negative experiences and traumas and help you rebuild positive goals for your future! Experience true joy and love aligning your mind, body, spirit, and soul for purpose. To make an appointment go to: CreativeFamilyTherapy.com
(805) 301-5227
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Darlene Joy Manick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes, painful ruptures in a marriage, or family become overwhelming to repair by the individual's alone, and communication becomes stagnant.
I specialize in treating treating high achieving individuals & couples, with perfectionist tendencies. My priority is your emotional safety. Non judgmental support allows for your sharing openly and honestly. The need to "be right" can be unconscious, & you may be hurting those you love. My skilled intuition, and 25+ yrs. of clinical success, knows hope is available for the motivated and committed recovering anxious, obsessive, & over analyzing adult. Our trusting relationship inspires you to reflect upon your life/relationship goals; together we explore, & honestly challenge: "Do I want to be right?" Or, do I want to be loved?"
(818) 639-4919
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Kimberly Budanov
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The focus of my work is helping couples improve communication and navigate life transitions including being newly married, expecting a baby, or welcoming a new baby into the family . I believe that we can benefit from learning about our own communication patterns as well as the patterns of our partners. By gaining a deeper understanding of the needs within the relationship, couples can find more effective ways to communicate with each other and successfully support each other through life's stressors and transitions.
(805) 507-8655
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also specialized in multicultural issues and diversity issues such as identity issues, life transitions, and family issues.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(805) 232-7702
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Heidi Michelle Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, MS, BS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depth psychology, art therapy, family systems, and more.
Do you want to stop skimming the surface and get to the heart of what's holding you back? Do you want to do that in a safe, supportive environment at your own pace? Do you want to do that with someone who believes you have the ability to free yourself and move ahead? There's never a better time to start than now.
(805) 214-6279
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Cynthia Ovalle Plotkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When I lecture on the dynamics and challenges of parenting and relationships, I teach how to manage negative behaviors and thoughts and to communicate better with your family and others.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."Lao-Tsu Each day brings opportunity to improve & create change in your life and relationships no matter how hopeless things seem. Relationships can be complicated, confusing, sometimes hurtful. I help you sort it out as you move toward healthier relationships with your children, partner, spouse, co-worker, others. The focus is on solutions and life change. Everyday IS a new beginning. Dr. Plotkin has 25+ years experience working with families, and adults. Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology.
(805) 467-6828
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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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.