Parenting Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Jason Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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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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Dr. Susan Sharma
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Congratulations in taking the first big steps towards building an improved life. What you are doing takes courage and honesty. Have you envisioned how your life will be different after a successful course of therapy? Therapy is often most successful when you know what you want at the finish line. Let's hone those ideas and put them into action. I'm eager to assist adults and teens who need help with stress, depression, anxiety, relational problems, life transitions, self esteem, and parenting issues.
(805) 386-9885
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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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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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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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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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Matt Ousley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
A Diplomat of The Cognitive Behavioral Academy, Certified in Aggression Replacement Training, Depression Treatment Quality Improvement, Triple P Positive Parenting .
A 20 year licensed clinician, working with children, families, individuals and couples. A cognitive behavioral therapist providing efficient and effective client informed treatment services.
(805) 464-3523
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Bonnie Landau Weed
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, PPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My experience as a therapist, school counselor, advocate, artist, author, parent , and business coach brings a unique perspective to each session.
I specialize in working with neurodivergent individuals with autism or ADHD as well as adults with social anxiety and midlife transitions. I believe counseling is more than sharing feelings; it is a collaborative exploration and solution-finding that empowers you to learn how to manage life stressors. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, honest, and direct. You can expect it to be goal-oriented, with plenty of space for processing emotions. I use a holistic approach, knowing that people learn and grow in different ways. We work as a team to heal old patterns and develop new skills.
(805) 262-8695
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Ventura, CA 93003
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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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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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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
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Raya Hayes-Mora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I work with individuals, children, adolescents, families and provide parent education focusing on behavioral strategies they can implement at home.
I work with a diverse clientele, offering support for those individuals who are seeking balance, emotional well-being and looking for more positive, adaptive ways of coping with daily life stressors. I have an eclectic approach, however primarily use clinical techniques and intervention associated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems and existential humanistic therapy. I am strength based, believe people can choose what they become, and can grow tremendously with self exploration and awareness. My goal is to help my clients live in the here and now, increase capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and personal acceptance.
(805) 556-4751
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Lucia Shanahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialties are in the areas of child and adult transitions, parenting , relationship challenges and clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, mood and anger. Additionally, I have experience with families dealing with child abuse and family custody challenges. My intensive clinical training and therapeutic skills help many people navigate through life's inherent up and downs, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Coping Skills Development with a Solution-Focused approach. I like to focus on what I can do to help, keep the communication high and empower people to get motivated and active in their life solutions.
(805) 243-1552
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Jenean Cervantes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT, CPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in RLT and experience in working with couples on issues of intimacy, infidelity, parenting , communication strategies and maintaining their physical and emotional connection.
Do you find it difficult to articulate how you're feeling but know that something feels like it's missing? Are you having difficulty accessing your passion or connection to life? The meaningful connection you are seeking may in fact be with parts of yourself. Many of us are secretly wrestling with inner complexities and feeling alone in the process, yet we do not have to be. My goal is to partner with you in a deeper relationship with yourself that results in a deeper presence to your life, an awareness of patterns that may no longer be serving you and forming relationships where you are being seen and loved for your authentic self.
(805) 823-2470
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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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Aspira Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, M-RAS, SUDCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Experience with 12 step programs, anger management, domestic violence, parenting , co- parenting , psychiatric recovery or dual diagnosis gives a well rounded background to provide resources and guidance that often relates to what brings a client and family to seek services.
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
(805) 434-6087
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Raudel Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic interests are in the areas of mindfulness, positive change, parenting , family issues, behavioral therapy, relationships, child and adolescent groups, sports psychology, and clinical areas of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families at the most challenging times of their lives and helped them overcome some of life's most difficult circumstances for over 25 years. I continue to help individuals overcome complex emotional, behavioral and relational issues. I focus on helping restore hope, helping find joy in daily living, helping create positive change for themselves with hope that they will find a place in life where they can be happy and successful.5
(805) 892-6333
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Matthew Metcalf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, BICBTCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified DBT Therapist from The Linehan Board of Certification and a Beck Institute Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified Clinician who works specifically with adolescents and their families. I work with adolescents who have graduated from RTC/PHP/IOP. I am the Owner of Rincon DBT which is a online comprehensive DBT program for adolescents that has a OP, IOP, and PHP. I have an online class called Parenting with DBT as well as a DBT skills class for adolescents.
(805) 716-6368
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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.