Family Therapy in Ventura, CA

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Kara Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I integrate modalities like Jungian, Art and Play Therapy, Somatics, CBT, DBT, and Family Systems.
Hello! I'm glad you are here. As a warm and humorous therapist, I work with clients of all ages who struggle with things like anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as others. If you are experiencing a difficult life transition, are curious about reoccurring patterns and habits in your life, or would like non-judgemental support in processing and integrating emotions and experiences, please reach out.
(805) 303-2809
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Darren Santos
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MA
Verified
Verified
With support, you can go about your day, whether it be with friends, family , relationships, or your own self-esteem and thoughts, feeling okay again.
You feel stuck, like something is wrong and you are not enough. You’re struggling, and you want things to be better, but you don’t know how to get there. You think to yourself you should be able to handle this, and you shouldn’t be feeling this way. You don’t know how to put it into words, or you don’t feel like there’s anyone you can talk to about it with. You want to feel understood, and be listened to without worry of being judged.
(805) 301-9587
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Lorena Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Have you ever wondered which experiences in your life have the most influence over the way that you feel? I specialize in helping you find these answers through relationships. Your relationship with yourself, partner and family . Together we can tailor a treatment to focus on your strengths and areas of needed support. I utilize a specialized modality called EMDR that can help us gain insight about yourself, your past experiences that have shaped who you are today, and work through the healing process together. My goal is to provide support and a safe place to let your guard down thus enriching your relationships.
(805) 429-6518
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Luciane de Greef
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life is a continuing journey of growth and change. How we handle that growth and change will determine how successful we are in navigating relationships, careers, personal development, and obstacles that we come across in our daily lives. Oftentimes it is difficult to process everything going on in life when you're at the center of it, even when things are going well! Therapy is a resource to help process everything that make us who we are, the good and bad: depression, anxiety, self-confidence, trauma, identity discovery, toxic relationships, aimlessness, conflict with peers/ family , career development, loss/grief, and much more.
(805) 719-7807
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Ada Andrade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships are complex & it may be time to explore how you’ve been impacted by past unhealthy relationships. You may feel as if you’re not enough, a bother or annoyance to your family or others. Often seeking acceptance from the others even though you know it may not happen. The struggle one has towards being accepted by family /others in order to feel as if you are good enough can often feel unbearable or never ending. Survivors of past damaged relations can make one feel as if you have no worth or value & leave you struggling to identify your worth & seek approval from others. You are not alone in these thoughts & feelings.
(805) 429-6130
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Ragan Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I appreciate supporting the whole family with a hyperfocus on reducing anxious parenting styles.
I am glad you are here and understand the pressures of managing struggles. I offer client-centered care that caters to the unique needs of the individual and family dynamic relation. Change is possible and it is an honor to have an opportunity to share a partnership in your journey to growth and awakening. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, OCD and Trauma while using a blend of modalities, which include ABA, ACT, Mindfulness IFS, CBT, and DBT.
(747) 215-8617
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Allisa M Giannini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 15 yrs working with women, children and families. I work with new mothers or pregnant women who are struggling with changes in mood and functioning due to their changing bodies and hormones. I also work with school age children, young adults and women. I have a background in child development and enjoy working with little ones and their families to increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues and promote healthy development. I welcome parents to work with me around parenting concerns, life transitions, relationship difficulties and identity. Individual or family sessions available.
(805) 706-8940
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Ventura, CA 93003
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James Anthony Dziwak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
I can help identify a solid plan of action for you and your family to make attainable and measureable improvements.
Healthy relationships are my goal and my mission. I'm especially passionate about working with couples, both premarital and marital. I achieve this best through a program called "Ultimate Integrity." Most of my couples say that a lack of integrity is a major problem in their relationships and this (UI) program can be very helpful to heal the wounds of lies and deceit and replace with truth and love. Many couples also struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I'm very proactive to identify effective strategies and coping skills to resolve these concerns.
(805) 585-3124
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Maple Counseling Center of Ventura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
Welcome to Maple Counseling Center created to provide quality care for the Medi-cal, Beacon, Gold Coast and uninsured client. We have a staff of 20 incredibly talented trainees, associates and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, who are ready to assist you in creating the life you want! They have varied backgrounds and all share a passion to work hard for their clients. Located in Ventura, right off the Victoria exit.
(805) 666-1264
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Did growing up in a wounding family cause trauma that is still affecting you? Did you experience trauma at the hands of another that left you with feelings of being unsafe, insecure and unlovable? Guilt and shame? Imagine waking up peaceful and optimistic about your Life and future. Imagine having relationships that are loving and full of grace and building a family that is one that you would have loved to grow up in. If you can see it you can be it…lets work through old trauma so that you can see and be the “you” that you have always wanted to be! Helping people work through trauma is what I love to do!
(805) 918-4814
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Mary G Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
At Monarca Therapy, you receive tailored care to help you feel in control of your relationships, self-esteem, motherhood, family issues and emotional well-being.
****ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****Do you find yourself feeling lost, stressed, lacking self- confidence, and having difficulty managing a work-life balance? Monarca Therapy specializes in women empowerment and perinatal mental health. Some are the challenges include, infertility, miscarriage, loss, unresolved trauma, difficulty bonding w/ baby, role changes, martial /relationship conflict, unmet expectations, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting & much more. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place and deserve compassion, tailored support and to feel in control again. Instagram @monarcatherapy
(805) 521-7085
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kimberly Prendergast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
(805) 419-2038
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Detra Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PPS , LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe improving your life starts with improving your mindset to unleash your full potential. My goal is to provide each person with strategies to manage and improve their day-to-day activities. My therapeutic interests are parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, sports therapy, fixed and growth mindset, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.
(805) 419-0318
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Katelyn P. Scanlon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in person-centered, family systems, DBT and CBT modalities, I work flexibly and alternatively with your financial and scheduling demands.
When life is overwhelming or you feel stuck, I can help you move toward self-management, joy and purpose. In a comfortable, positive and safe environment, I help couples learn to communicate gently and openly so that they can enjoy a deeply connected relationship. I help parents and teens to adjust, team-up and learn to talk to one another through life's biggest hurdles. Let's create a plan and execute it, moving from self-doubt to confidence, from anger to understanding and freedom, and from anxiety to peace of mind.
(408) 645-6944
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Yuridia Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also provide clinical supervision to Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs) and Associate Clinical Social Workers ( ACSWs).
My goal is to support you in obtaining relief and progress toward your goals. I hope to aid you in recognizing maladaptive patterns, your needs, and in helping you use and celebrate your strengths in order to improve your quality of life. I hope to help you develop insight and make those changes for yourself. In addition to private practice, I have experience working in the schools with children and adolescents with special education services and child welfare. I also provide clinical supervision to associate clinicians (AMFT/ACSW).
(805) 515-3405
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Dr T. Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I utilize emperically based modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Reality Therapy, Brief Therapy.
I have over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, facing challenges and guiding them through rough times to fortify their resolve. If you need guidance, good therapy, and a viable plan of action for matters such as; depression, anxiety, abandonment, arrested development, sadness, low self-esteem, assertiveness, divorce, seperation, parenting help, grief, as well as many other challenges, then do not hesitate to contact me. I emphasize a warm, compassionate, and positively reinforced approach, that is completely confidential in a pleasant, and safe, environment.
(805) 920-8375
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Josh Michael Pasewaldt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are thinking about your situation and cannot seem to make sense of it. You keep repeating the same train of thought, but you continue to be stuck in a rut. You want to change the way you see your situation; you are sure there is something you are missing, but you just can’t put your finger on it. You’ve talked to friends and family about what is going on, and you have been in therapy before, but you still can’t get past what is bothering you.
(805) 243-1613
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Stephanie Thurston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Stephanie offers over fifteen years of experience and a safe, supportive environment where children, adolescents, and adults can find genuine support and professional guidance. When parents see their children struggling (with sadness/anxiety/anger/loneliness/or behavioral problems) and are unsure how to help, they often feel frustrated and helpless. Stephanie offers children and adolescents the opportunity to express themselves, explore their unique strengths and challenges, identify underlying problems, and develop skills needed to manage and overcome those challenges. Working together to help parents learn to better understand and meet the needs of their child and create a family environment where all members can thrive.
(805) 214-6544
Ventura, CA 93001
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 295-5863
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Brandi Quinn
PhD, CHT, CCDC
Are you experiencing anxiety, hopelessness or helplessness,or feelings of being overwhelmed because of issues from your past,current relationship problems or family problems? Have you come to a crossroads in your life where you are ready to make a change? Are you wanting to find meaning in your life, a sense of personal power, recover your deepst dreams, and reach your highest potential? If so, I can help. I have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology . I am not a traditional psychologist. I am a certified chemical dependency counselor and clinical hypnotherapist with a spiritual counseling and life empowerment focus.
(805) 256-4558
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Ventura, CA 93001

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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.