Parenting Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Jason Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am certified in Aggression Replacement Training, Depression Treatment Quality Improvement, and Triple P Positive Parenting .
My goal for therapy is to provide the immediate relief of symptoms as well as building long lasting strategies and coping skills to deal with life's challenges.
(805) 804-9360
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Joy Thornhill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I use evidence-based techniques including Parent and Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Therapy, Family Therapy, trauma-informed play therapy, and art therapy to uncover, heal, and provide a new way of relating to one another.
Parents, are you finding yourself exhausted from having yet another argument with your spouse about what to do with your children who continue to behave poorly? Or perhaps you look around at your family and feel sad that you aren’t connecting the way you used to. Your child may be moody, anxious, or seem depressed and you don’t know why or how it came to be this way. You would like support and some extra tools in your toolbox to handle the family stress and are in dire need of some relief.
(805) 429-4562
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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 trained in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), PCIT ( Parent Child Interactive Therapy), and other parenting methods to help my clients increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues, improve communication, and increase family harmony.
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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Teva Johnstone
Are you the parent of an autistic, spirited or highly sensitive child? Do you want to be "Neurodiversity Affirming" but not totally sure what that means? Do you wish to parent in a way that respects your child's differences while also helping them learn to cope with challenges? Are you entertaining homeschool or 'unschool' and would like to learn more about the social emotional considerations for intense kids? If so, I can help!
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Ventura, CA 93004
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Tara Gilmaher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA, CHT
Verified
Verified
Trained in somatic, attachment, dissociation, Gottman, NVC, Nurturing Parenting , hypnotherapy, 20 yrs in theatre & entertainment.
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung. Do you feel overwhelmed, have pain, grief, anxiety, depression, or unseen shadows that prevent you from healing or from choosing better decisions, relationships, and allowing yourself to matter in your own life? My experience and education can help people hungering for more purpose, fulfillment, and nurturing relationships instead of dissonance, exhaustion, and sacrifice, those who know what you were aiming for, but discovered you’re at the top of the wrong ladder. If you feel like you’re different or unseen, then I may be the psychotherapist you’ve sought.
(805) 303-5321
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Ventura, CA 93001
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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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Jamie Moritz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For parents of preschool aged children I offer Parent -Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Life often leaves us feeling stressed and isolated. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving toward relational health and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting and marriages, I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals, couples or families to find help. I welcome the integration of issues of faith in the therapeutic process. I seek to understand where you are coming from and to partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.
(805) 864-5028
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Alicia Vilanova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am adept at addressing individual, families, parenting and child/teen issues.
Feeling stuck? Depressed and anxious? With over 14 years of experience, I take the mystery out of therapy. Using a solution focused approach, I am skilled at addressing explosive behaviors, anger management, non-compliance, divorce reaction, narcissism, developmental disorders, self-harm, impulsivity, low self-esteem, trauma, drug use, criminal behavior and family therapy. Often times positive behavior changes are visible within the first few sessions. Over 14 years' experience working with the Military, First responders and addictions.
(805) 421-4721
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Ali Fleming
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also provide parent coaching, which is particularly helpful when teens aren’t ready for treatment.
I specialize in therapy with teens and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
(805) 301-5858
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Cooperative Co-parenting Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
She works as a divorce coach, co- parenting specialist, parent educator, and child advocate with a specialization in high-conflict co- parenting .
Stacy is a licensed therapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA, providing guidance and support to individuals, couples and families going through major life transitions. She assists and empowers her clients to do their best to practice empathy, self-compassion and gratitude, be mindful, and maintain healthy boundaries. A mother, stepmother, grandmother, former childcare provider and teacher, Stacy has spent her career dedicated to enriching the lives of children. Stacy opened her practice in early 2005 to help families reduce conflict and minimize the negative effects of separation and divorce.
(805) 590-7640
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Christian Glasgow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Specialties: Crisis support (grief and loss), parenting issues, relational difficulties (marital/longterm), anxiety disorders, depression, family conflict, young adult/students, substance issues, responsible use of social media, military service men and woman, terminal illness, expecting couples, pre-marital,.
Seeking support is difficult for anyone. Whether it is for an individual, family, or there is support. Over 15 years experience working in a variety of environments. People just want to get some relief and feel supported when navigating difficult circumstances. I have several years working at the University level, Behavioral Health, schools, and in the private sector. My focus is private practice and there is support for whatever is going on in your life currently. I am a referral source for several local companies, doctor offices, schools, as well as a consultant for TV/Film, and professional athletes.
(805) 500-3695
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Ventura, CA 93003
Maple Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We also offer Family reunification, co- parenting and court mandated services paid for by Gold Coast insurance or at a cash rate of $100-$120 per session.
Maple Counseling Center was created to meet the need for affordable, effective counseling. We accept Beacon, Gold coast, Medi-cal insurance and have sliding scale cash prices for those uninsured or not wanting to use their insurance. We consist of Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees, Associates and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist's. With 20 therapists to choose from we have someone to work with almost every need. See our website at www.maplecounseling.org so see profiles of our providers.
(805) 429-6205
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Pat Stepler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Pat successfully helps people through life transitions such as adolescence, parenting , divorce, grief and loss.
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(805) 386-6315
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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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LeRae Ariagno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in life adjustments such as but not limited to; Anxiety, anger management, traumatic experiences, life adjustments, co- parenting /single parenting , and divorce.
We have all felt lost without knowing which way to turn. Emotions left scattered causing us to be susceptible to feeling alone and vulnerable to our thoughts. Thoughts that keep us awake at night and distract us from what really matters in life. The words "lonely" and "unheard" echoing throughout your mind. Leading to conflicts within our relationships between friends, family, significant others, and ourselves. All you want is to feel content within yourself, but you can't seem to get there on your own. Now is the the time to find the guidance to begin your journey to peace.
(530) 424-2724
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Ventura, CA 93003
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William Pefley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy for children and adults. I am very experienced with children who are having behavior problems like tantrums, aggression, defiance or school refusal. I also provide play therapy for younger children who have been through traumatic events like divorce, domestic violence, loss of a parent , or other very upsetting circumstances. For adults, I can help with depression, anxiety, anger and stress. I have also helped clients to successfully deal with post traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive problems. To contact me, please call me on my phone at 805-901-3098, I don't check my e-mail that often.
(805) 244-5448
Ventura, CA 93003
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2 Sides 2 the Coin Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have over 6 years of experience helping clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, couples issues, family conflict, and parenting difficulties.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice that focuses on young adults, adults, seniors, couples, veterans, and families. I am also a United States Army Combat Veteran, and a father who knows what it is like to put other people's needs before your own. It takes time, exploration, and effort to learn a new way of looking at yourself. It takes time to see what is on the other side of the coin.
(805) 666-2401
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Karin Lucero-Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am fluently bilingual and have extensive training in parenting strategies, as well as, family system.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my objective is to provide therapeutic services and psychoeducation to individuals and families in need. I am determined to focus and explore individual’s strengths, struggles and strategies for change, to help them improve their overall well-being. I am certain that I will be able to provide positive assistance by being empathetic, culturally sensitive and by providing the adequate attention to help you meet your personal goals and needs.
(805) 307-7905
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
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Rocio Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Rocio, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides services in both English and Spanish. I am dedicated to supporting individuals, adolescents, and families in their journey to healing. I have experience in treating presenting issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, strained parent -child relationship, developing coping skills to manage negative emotions, and life stressors and transitions. I pride myself on being a culturally informed clinician and in supporting first generation young adults with navigating the life challenges that come from their familial generational gaps
(805) 424-5566
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Jenessa B Nye
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
She is a mother and practices attachment parenting principles both personally and educationally.
Dr. Nye is a holistic psychotherapist and has worked extensively with couples and individuals. She is interactive, empathetic and directive. Her goal is to help client's find meaning in their pain, gain personal insight, make healthy life decisions and new methods for living. Dr. Nye has a compassionate, yet straightforward approach. Depending on her client's needs she helps them develop understanding regarding the origin of their pain then focuses on solution strategies. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). EMDR can be used for trauma, accidents, loss, anxiety, negative beliefs, physical symptoms, and painful memories.
(805) 467-6011
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Ventura, CA 93001

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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.