Choices Counseling & Skills Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Is ongoing daily stress taking its toll at work or home? Does it feel like the most important people in your life can't hear what you want or won't take "no" for an answer? Let's work together to manage stress and take control of emotional reactions and behaviors. When we're angry, hurt, afraid, or nervous we often react in ways that can make an already difficult situation worse. Or, we just freeze and it gets even bigger! It often feels like the more critical the situation, the less effective we are! We can help.
(626) 935-9973
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Is ongoing daily stress taking its toll at work or home? Does it feel like the most important people in your life can't hear what you want or won't take "no" for an answer? Let's work together to manage stress and take control of emotional reactions and behaviors. When we're angry, hurt, afraid, or nervous we often react in ways that can make an already difficult situation worse. Or, we just freeze and it gets even bigger! It often feels like the more critical the situation, the less effective we are! We can help.
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Lydia Bangtson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
I like helping people find contentment and happiness in their lives. I believe it is important to understand one's self and one's personal values and to make choices that are positive and life-affirming. I have had extensive experience working with people having experienced trauma and loss, relationship problems, and who have substance abuse problems. Creative people are also one of my specializations. My training is primarily psycho-dynamic along with cognitive-behavioral orientation. I believe mindfulness, spirituality and forgiveness are ways of helping alter patterns of behavior that can keep us stuck in our lives.
(818) 643-3940
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
I like helping people find contentment and happiness in their lives. I believe it is important to understand one's self and one's personal values and to make choices that are positive and life-affirming. I have had extensive experience working with people having experienced trauma and loss, relationship problems, and who have substance abuse problems. Creative people are also one of my specializations. My training is primarily psycho-dynamic along with cognitive-behavioral orientation. I believe mindfulness, spirituality and forgiveness are ways of helping alter patterns of behavior that can keep us stuck in our lives.
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Life Tree Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Dr. Katharine Putman and her trainees and associates seek to create a warm, healing collaboration with each client. With over 18 years' experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, Dr. Putman blends expertise in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Life Tree therapists also tailor a unique approach to help each client manage the myriad current sources of stress and to thrive. Dr. Putman works within clients' spirituality, culture and worldview to reach short-term goals and/or longer-term therapy goals for those who wish to pursue deeper healing and growth in their relational patterns.
(626) 790-7066
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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Dr. Katharine Putman and her trainees and associates seek to create a warm, healing collaboration with each client. With over 18 years' experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, Dr. Putman blends expertise in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Life Tree therapists also tailor a unique approach to help each client manage the myriad current sources of stress and to thrive. Dr. Putman works within clients' spirituality, culture and worldview to reach short-term goals and/or longer-term therapy goals for those who wish to pursue deeper healing and growth in their relational patterns.
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Kristy Cepielik
MFTI Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I specialize in relationship issues pertaining to Infidelity, Youth (most often impacted by familial stressors) and Communication, which correlates and can manifest as obsessive thoughts, anxiety, depression and related addictions. Infidelity is a symptom of underlying issues. Trained in EMDR to identify and manage trauma, I became a therapist due to personal experience in dealing with affairs. I understand the emotional roller coaster infidelity creates. Emotional education and processing is important to understanding why you are experiencing the emotions you are dealing with.
(626) 261-7558
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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I specialize in relationship issues pertaining to Infidelity, Youth (most often impacted by familial stressors) and Communication, which correlates and can manifest as obsessive thoughts, anxiety, depression and related addictions. Infidelity is a symptom of underlying issues. Trained in EMDR to identify and manage trauma, I became a therapist due to personal experience in dealing with affairs. I understand the emotional roller coaster infidelity creates. Emotional education and processing is important to understanding why you are experiencing the emotions you are dealing with.
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Joe Hovemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Do you find it difficult to say no, or have a hard time answering the question of; "who am I,"? Perhaps you find yourself very much "there for" others, but having difficulty knowing what it means to take care of yourself along the way? Often, we find ourselves in patterns of relating to others in which our own self takes a back of the bus seat, if a seat at all. However, in this way of relating to ourself & others, we can often feel resentful, anxious or even depressed. It can be very helpful to have space to begin to value the question of who you are & to move forward from there into a healthier way of relating.
(626) 609-7601
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Do you find it difficult to say no, or have a hard time answering the question of; "who am I,"? Perhaps you find yourself very much "there for" others, but having difficulty knowing what it means to take care of yourself along the way? Often, we find ourselves in patterns of relating to others in which our own self takes a back of the bus seat, if a seat at all. However, in this way of relating to ourself & others, we can often feel resentful, anxious or even depressed. It can be very helpful to have space to begin to value the question of who you are & to move forward from there into a healthier way of relating.
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Solea Steinbruck
Marriage & Family Therapist, Solea Steinbruck, MA, LMFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I am an out-of-network provider, which means I do not bill insurance companies for my services. For additional billing information please visit my website. I offer psychotherapy for adults, and young adults, who would like to be able to cope more effectively with their emotions and life stresses, heal from difficult experiences, and improve their relationships. Whether you're struggling with depression, overwhelming stress, addiction, relationship problems, life transitions, career direction or you want to work on taking your performance to the next level, we'll work together to explore and address your concerns and challenges.
(626) 790-5954
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I am an out-of-network provider, which means I do not bill insurance companies for my services. For additional billing information please visit my website. I offer psychotherapy for adults, and young adults, who would like to be able to cope more effectively with their emotions and life stresses, heal from difficult experiences, and improve their relationships. Whether you're struggling with depression, overwhelming stress, addiction, relationship problems, life transitions, career direction or you want to work on taking your performance to the next level, we'll work together to explore and address your concerns and challenges.
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Linda Hynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
The focus of my years of work in Marriage and Family Therapy has been to help individuals and families gain greater control over their lives, aquire freedom from areas of trauma and maintain healthy relationships with God and loved ones.
(626) 499-6282
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
The focus of my years of work in Marriage and Family Therapy has been to help individuals and families gain greater control over their lives, aquire freedom from areas of trauma and maintain healthy relationships with God and loved ones.
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Heather N. Inouye
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I help people with diverse cultural backgrounds to solidify healthy personal identities, locate themselves within larger communal identities, identify their values, needs, and preferences, and to communicate these in healthy and culturally sensitive ways so that they can live personally meaningful and satisfying lives, while still honoring their parents, families, and cultures. I also help clients with other concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, career concerns, work-life balance, life transitions, cross-cultural adaptation, and intercultural relationships.
(626) 593-6103
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I help people with diverse cultural backgrounds to solidify healthy personal identities, locate themselves within larger communal identities, identify their values, needs, and preferences, and to communicate these in healthy and culturally sensitive ways so that they can live personally meaningful and satisfying lives, while still honoring their parents, families, and cultures. I also help clients with other concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, career concerns, work-life balance, life transitions, cross-cultural adaptation, and intercultural relationships.
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Annie Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
It is my desire to provide a place of compassion and safety for individual adults, couples, children, and adolescents as they explore themselves and challenges in their life. Whether you are experiencing a loss, struggling with depression or anxiety, or facing changes in your family life or career, I will join with you to help you meet the goals you have to improve your life and relationships.
(626) 593-9846
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
It is my desire to provide a place of compassion and safety for individual adults, couples, children, and adolescents as they explore themselves and challenges in their life. Whether you are experiencing a loss, struggling with depression or anxiety, or facing changes in your family life or career, I will join with you to help you meet the goals you have to improve your life and relationships.
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Ryan M. Forsell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
In the midst of these uncertain and trying times around the COVID-19 pandemic it is easy to find ourselves wrapped up in fear and anxiety. Although these emotions are normal, they definitely are not comfortable, and left unchecked can result in a downward spiral of isolation, disconnection, and depression. First and foremost, I want you to know that you are not alone in this, and encourage you to stay connected to loved ones as best as possible. We are innately built to be resilient, and meaningful interpersonal connections are the avenues for such strength. However, sometimes we can have that and still be overwhelmed with fear.
(626) 466-3780
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
In the midst of these uncertain and trying times around the COVID-19 pandemic it is easy to find ourselves wrapped up in fear and anxiety. Although these emotions are normal, they definitely are not comfortable, and left unchecked can result in a downward spiral of isolation, disconnection, and depression. First and foremost, I want you to know that you are not alone in this, and encourage you to stay connected to loved ones as best as possible. We are innately built to be resilient, and meaningful interpersonal connections are the avenues for such strength. However, sometimes we can have that and still be overwhelmed with fear.
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Kathryn Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Kathy Scott has a warmth and vitality, which foster a sense of trust and safety, and she has an especially strong ability to connect with and understand her clients. Her training in EMDR and psychoanalytic therapy effectively support her work-- helping heal abuse and trauma of all kinds. Because of her own personal experience, she has compassion and a heart for women who are widowed and experiencing deep losses. As a result, Kathy works well with women in transition, divorce, parenting issues, single-parenting, step-parenting, blended families, "empty nest" difficulties, and parent-caregiver concerns.
(626) 486-9790
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Kathy Scott has a warmth and vitality, which foster a sense of trust and safety, and she has an especially strong ability to connect with and understand her clients. Her training in EMDR and psychoanalytic therapy effectively support her work-- helping heal abuse and trauma of all kinds. Because of her own personal experience, she has compassion and a heart for women who are widowed and experiencing deep losses. As a result, Kathy works well with women in transition, divorce, parenting issues, single-parenting, step-parenting, blended families, "empty nest" difficulties, and parent-caregiver concerns.
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Jeannette Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Jeannette Martin, MSW, MBE, DBE, LCSW Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Doctor of Bioethics practicing psychotherapy in Sierra Madre. I am Masters and Doctoral trained in Bioethics at Loyola Chicago and completed an additional Masters in Social Work and psychotherapy training at USC. I am experienced in treating depression and anxiety, grief and loss, those with chronic illness, and working with challenging family systems.
(626) 466-3143
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Doctor of Bioethics practicing psychotherapy in Sierra Madre. I am Masters and Doctoral trained in Bioethics at Loyola Chicago and completed an additional Masters in Social Work and psychotherapy training at USC. I am experienced in treating depression and anxiety, grief and loss, those with chronic illness, and working with challenging family systems.
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Teresa Yunker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I believe in therapeutic conversation; I am not the 'expert' on your life; you are that expert. My expertise lies in facilitating dialogue that looks at the obstacles currently blocking your preferred vision for your current and future self. My ultimate quarry is change: not just the hoped for differences you may want from your partner, your job, your family, but the changes from within that you must incorporate. The old adage really is true: you can only change yourself. Truly effective therapy happens when you are honestly ready to tackle the person in the mirror.
(626) 935-9974
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I believe in therapeutic conversation; I am not the 'expert' on your life; you are that expert. My expertise lies in facilitating dialogue that looks at the obstacles currently blocking your preferred vision for your current and future self. My ultimate quarry is change: not just the hoped for differences you may want from your partner, your job, your family, but the changes from within that you must incorporate. The old adage really is true: you can only change yourself. Truly effective therapy happens when you are honestly ready to tackle the person in the mirror.
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Dedicato Treatment Center
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PsyD, MHD, CATC-V, SUDCC, LAADC Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Our Mission At Dedicato Treatment Center and Dedicato Outpatient Services is to provide responsible and comprehensive residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment that will enhance our patient’s ability to achieve optimal mental health and recovery from chemical dependency. We are dedicated to treat the whole person as well as the primary problem. We treat every patient, family, friend, and staff, with dignity and respect. We are licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services and accredited by the Joint Commission. We are among only 6% in the United States with this highest level of accreditation.
(626) 322-2931
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Our Mission At Dedicato Treatment Center and Dedicato Outpatient Services is to provide responsible and comprehensive residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment that will enhance our patient’s ability to achieve optimal mental health and recovery from chemical dependency. We are dedicated to treat the whole person as well as the primary problem. We treat every patient, family, friend, and staff, with dignity and respect. We are licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services and accredited by the Joint Commission. We are among only 6% in the United States with this highest level of accreditation.
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Dylan Berkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples toward the goal of discovering how to access and express our deepest selves and form meaningful connections. I specialize in relationships, addiction and recovery, trauma, body image issues, and transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. I am committed to celebrating LGBTQ and gender variant people and communities and have a particular interest in working with gender variant individuals and their loved ones. I use psychoanalytic and postmodern theories in making links between subject and culture/subculture, always challenging gender stereotypes that keep us limited.
(323) 610-0064
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples toward the goal of discovering how to access and express our deepest selves and form meaningful connections. I specialize in relationships, addiction and recovery, trauma, body image issues, and transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. I am committed to celebrating LGBTQ and gender variant people and communities and have a particular interest in working with gender variant individuals and their loved ones. I use psychoanalytic and postmodern theories in making links between subject and culture/subculture, always challenging gender stereotypes that keep us limited.
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Brad Stenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Are you wanting your relationship to get unstuck from a negative pattern of interaction? Are you and your partner feeling hopeless about your lost connection? When things like this happen it's easy for well-meaning friends to come to the rescue with ideas, but sometimes they just don't understand. Talking to a couples counselor can help. If you'd like to get started, give me a call.
(626) 325-8807
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Are you wanting your relationship to get unstuck from a negative pattern of interaction? Are you and your partner feeling hopeless about your lost connection? When things like this happen it's easy for well-meaning friends to come to the rescue with ideas, but sometimes they just don't understand. Talking to a couples counselor can help. If you'd like to get started, give me a call.
Jacqueline R Pinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
You’re pretty resilient but life has thrown you a curve ball. Maybe you’ve recently experienced a major transition (marriage/divorce, birth/death, aging, job loss/gain) or; your identity disrupts essential relationships (sexual orientation, religious affiliation, loving outside your race/ethnicity). Maybe a societal ill is beyond your control (racism, sexism, implicit bias, global pandemic). Your spouse/partner, boss, family or a friend has noticed it too but; you can't seem to talk to them about what's happening or you don't feel understood by them when you do. All you want is to feel better and tolerate life's ups and downs.
(626) 314-6310
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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You’re pretty resilient but life has thrown you a curve ball. Maybe you’ve recently experienced a major transition (marriage/divorce, birth/death, aging, job loss/gain) or; your identity disrupts essential relationships (sexual orientation, religious affiliation, loving outside your race/ethnicity). Maybe a societal ill is beyond your control (racism, sexism, implicit bias, global pandemic). Your spouse/partner, boss, family or a friend has noticed it too but; you can't seem to talk to them about what's happening or you don't feel understood by them when you do. All you want is to feel better and tolerate life's ups and downs.
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Lacy Tannous
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
“Can you help me?” Every therapy journey starts with this simple, brave question. Relational pain teaches us to answer our hardwired need for support in ways that don’t always provide the healing we desire. As you search for the right therapist, you may be feeling stuck and unsure how to change what’s not working. Whether frozen with grief, burnt out from a fast-paced life, overwhelmed by anxiety, or stunned with pain from relational conflict, therapy is a place to pause, reflect, and recover your true self.
(626) 238-0547
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
“Can you help me?” Every therapy journey starts with this simple, brave question. Relational pain teaches us to answer our hardwired need for support in ways that don’t always provide the healing we desire. As you search for the right therapist, you may be feeling stuck and unsure how to change what’s not working. Whether frozen with grief, burnt out from a fast-paced life, overwhelmed by anxiety, or stunned with pain from relational conflict, therapy is a place to pause, reflect, and recover your true self.
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Paula Timon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
The circumstances that lead you to looking for a therapist can be overwhelming, and I'm here to partner with you through the pain and uncertainty. Whether it's a child or family member you're concerned about, family conflict, or your own mental health, I can help. I have provided compassionate care for more than twenty years to children and adolescents, families, and adults in both mental health and substance abuse treatment. I've worked in community-based agencies, residential treatment and intensive outpatient programs, mental health administration, and teaching at the graduate level.
(626) 507-5013
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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The circumstances that lead you to looking for a therapist can be overwhelming, and I'm here to partner with you through the pain and uncertainty. Whether it's a child or family member you're concerned about, family conflict, or your own mental health, I can help. I have provided compassionate care for more than twenty years to children and adolescents, families, and adults in both mental health and substance abuse treatment. I've worked in community-based agencies, residential treatment and intensive outpatient programs, mental health administration, and teaching at the graduate level.
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Aleta Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I provide insight oriented, caring and compassionate client focused therapy. I specialize in Christian Spiritual Development, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, EMDR, Grief, Relationship Issues, and Parenting Skills As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While I can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(626) 414-5269
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Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I provide insight oriented, caring and compassionate client focused therapy. I specialize in Christian Spiritual Development, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, EMDR, Grief, Relationship Issues, and Parenting Skills As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While I can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in Sierra Madre using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.