Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
I believe that our lives are built on relationships. Be it between parent and child, partner and partner, supervisor and employee, or peer and peer, relationships can be healing and rewarding, but they can also be painful and difficult. We all know the stress and heartache that can come from a relationship in distress and we all know that desperate, painful feeling of wanting relief. Helping people find their way through these difficulties and back to each other is one of the most rewarding and exciting things I do. I specialize in helping families connect and thrive.
Play Therapy
(626) 498-2190
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Play Therapy
I believe that our lives are built on relationships. Be it between parent and child, partner and partner, supervisor and employee, or peer and peer, relationships can be healing and rewarding, but they can also be painful and difficult. We all know the stress and heartache that can come from a relationship in distress and we all know that desperate, painful feeling of wanting relief. Helping people find their way through these difficulties and back to each other is one of the most rewarding and exciting things I do. I specialize in helping families connect and thrive.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MA Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
Hello there. I'm glad you're here, but it can also be a difficult space to be in - reaching out when you need help. I wonder what's going on for you. Maybe you're so exhausted from running into the same issues over and over again with friends and family and you feel lonely and confused. Or maybe you're just so tired of feeling like you don't measure up. Maybe it doesn't even feel like you know who you are anymore. My hope is to join you in exploring your past and present so you can understand the narrative of your life, which allows you to create the future you desire - a life of self compassion and peace.
Play Therapy
(626) 768-3986
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Pasadena, CA 91105
Play Therapy
Hello there. I'm glad you're here, but it can also be a difficult space to be in - reaching out when you need help. I wonder what's going on for you. Maybe you're so exhausted from running into the same issues over and over again with friends and family and you feel lonely and confused. Or maybe you're just so tired of feeling like you don't measure up. Maybe it doesn't even feel like you know who you are anymore. My hope is to join you in exploring your past and present so you can understand the narrative of your life, which allows you to create the future you desire - a life of self compassion and peace.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91102
Many people often experience feelings of being misunderstood or isolated in difficult situations where their loved ones are unable to help them navigate their emotional responses. My approach to therapy is to hear you, to understand your perspective, and to provide a supportive environment for authentic self-expression. I enjoy assisting clients with growth and discovery of new pathways to healing. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with depression, anxiety, communication, trauma, relationships, identity, or growth, I will be able to assist you in processing your experiences by providing guidance toward finding your balance.
Play Therapy
(747) 477-8768
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91102
Play Therapy
Many people often experience feelings of being misunderstood or isolated in difficult situations where their loved ones are unable to help them navigate their emotional responses. My approach to therapy is to hear you, to understand your perspective, and to provide a supportive environment for authentic self-expression. I enjoy assisting clients with growth and discovery of new pathways to healing. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with depression, anxiety, communication, trauma, relationships, identity, or growth, I will be able to assist you in processing your experiences by providing guidance toward finding your balance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Life can be complex. Take a step towards comfort and change! Therapy can help to nurture the healthy growth and development of your life and your relationships. The ultimate goal is to help you to create healthy bonds that bring joy to your life and relationships. I have experience working with children of all ages from infancy to young adulthood. I want to support you in the challenges of parenting. Together we can work to find an approach that fits you and your child.
Play Therapy
(323) 800-4926
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
Life can be complex. Take a step towards comfort and change! Therapy can help to nurture the healthy growth and development of your life and your relationships. The ultimate goal is to help you to create healthy bonds that bring joy to your life and relationships. I have experience working with children of all ages from infancy to young adulthood. I want to support you in the challenges of parenting. Together we can work to find an approach that fits you and your child.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Clients who want to gain a sense of understanding and mastery of themselves and their relationships. Learning to manage the challenges and transitions in life as well as recovering from trauma, grief and loss and dependency issues. A safe place in which to explore and link past experiences with adult choices and to effect change in life and make the most of opportunities.
Play Therapy
(424) 365-8284
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
Clients who want to gain a sense of understanding and mastery of themselves and their relationships. Learning to manage the challenges and transitions in life as well as recovering from trauma, grief and loss and dependency issues. A safe place in which to explore and link past experiences with adult choices and to effect change in life and make the most of opportunities.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I enjoy working with people of all ages facing various kinds of transition. Each new phase of life brings somewhat predictable changes, and then there are other changes that cause us to adapt and grow in somewhat unpredictable ways. Whatever you're facing, my goal is to work with you to find unique strengths and creative solutions that allow you to thrive in the midst of change.
Play Therapy
(626) 921-2709
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
I enjoy working with people of all ages facing various kinds of transition. Each new phase of life brings somewhat predictable changes, and then there are other changes that cause us to adapt and grow in somewhat unpredictable ways. Whatever you're facing, my goal is to work with you to find unique strengths and creative solutions that allow you to thrive in the midst of change.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I have been working with children, teens and families for over 15 years. I integrate creativity, fun, and compassion into my work. I specialize in providing comprehensive, thoughtful, and trauma-informed diagnostic evaluations to support your family in identifying your child's unique strengths and challenges, and help to set them up for success moving forward. I am able to provide thorough psychological, psycho-educational and trauma-informed evaluations to assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, attachment, autism, selective mutism, and more. I work collaboratively with parents, children, and teachers as needed.
Play Therapy
(626) 314-6943
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
I have been working with children, teens and families for over 15 years. I integrate creativity, fun, and compassion into my work. I specialize in providing comprehensive, thoughtful, and trauma-informed diagnostic evaluations to support your family in identifying your child's unique strengths and challenges, and help to set them up for success moving forward. I am able to provide thorough psychological, psycho-educational and trauma-informed evaluations to assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, attachment, autism, selective mutism, and more. I work collaboratively with parents, children, and teachers as needed.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91105
Life is about feeling connected, sharing in the joys and sorrows, and striving for something better, a better you. Therapy is a place where you can share and explore the challenges and achievements that make each of us an individual. I believe that forming a safe, non-judgmental relationship is fundamental to therapy and what guides the healing process. We work together in order to gain insight and learn healthy coping skills in managing challenges faced and the feelings associated with them. I believe that the most difficult job is working on ourselves but it is also the most rewarding.
Play Therapy
(818) 273-6029
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91105
Play Therapy
Life is about feeling connected, sharing in the joys and sorrows, and striving for something better, a better you. Therapy is a place where you can share and explore the challenges and achievements that make each of us an individual. I believe that forming a safe, non-judgmental relationship is fundamental to therapy and what guides the healing process. We work together in order to gain insight and learn healthy coping skills in managing challenges faced and the feelings associated with them. I believe that the most difficult job is working on ourselves but it is also the most rewarding.
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Psychologist, PhD, EdM Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Nurturing relationships feed our souls. Safe and nurturing relationships help us grow into resilience and healing. Whether the challenge you are facing is due to past trauma, depression, anxiety, family dynamics, or feeling stuck in a phase of life, I am here to provide that safe, nurturing relationship within the bounds of therapy so that you can heal, thrive and become resilient. I've worked for 10+ years supporting individuals, children and families through various challenges, including helping children heal from scary or painful events in the hospital, school, home or community.
Play Therapy
(626) 243-7750
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
Nurturing relationships feed our souls. Safe and nurturing relationships help us grow into resilience and healing. Whether the challenge you are facing is due to past trauma, depression, anxiety, family dynamics, or feeling stuck in a phase of life, I am here to provide that safe, nurturing relationship within the bounds of therapy so that you can heal, thrive and become resilient. I've worked for 10+ years supporting individuals, children and families through various challenges, including helping children heal from scary or painful events in the hospital, school, home or community.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Your overall wellness extends beyond your physical health and, by taking this first step to find a therapist, you are showing yourself love and compassion. Thank you for making your emotional and mental well-being a priority. Change takes time, is difficult, and can be scary but is ultimately, liberating and transformative. When we make changes in our lives, we open ourselves up to growth and new possibilities. Ghandi believed “the future depends on what you do today.” I believe each of us can overcome the obstacles that impact our relationships, happiness, quality of life, and keep us from being our most authentic selves.
Play Therapy
(626) 298-7569
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
Your overall wellness extends beyond your physical health and, by taking this first step to find a therapist, you are showing yourself love and compassion. Thank you for making your emotional and mental well-being a priority. Change takes time, is difficult, and can be scary but is ultimately, liberating and transformative. When we make changes in our lives, we open ourselves up to growth and new possibilities. Ghandi believed “the future depends on what you do today.” I believe each of us can overcome the obstacles that impact our relationships, happiness, quality of life, and keep us from being our most authentic selves.
Photo of Joanna McNeil, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
Do you want someone to hear your story? Have you been in pain for a while and now feel like it's time to get some help? Are you and your partner going through a hard time that you can't seem to get out of alone? Is your child struggling, and you just don't know how to reach him/her? I want to understand what you've been through and what you're going through. I want to help you make meaning of that story. Together, we'll find ways to help you live the life you want.
Play Therapy
(626) 427-6513
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91105
Play Therapy
Do you want someone to hear your story? Have you been in pain for a while and now feel like it's time to get some help? Are you and your partner going through a hard time that you can't seem to get out of alone? Is your child struggling, and you just don't know how to reach him/her? I want to understand what you've been through and what you're going through. I want to help you make meaning of that story. Together, we'll find ways to help you live the life you want.
Photo of Denise Katherine Ballnik, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, ADTR, MFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
(323) 673-3224
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91103
Having a transgender or gender nonbinary child is a wonderful gift, but it comes with a unique journey for both child and parent. Support is not only essential, but a gem of the journey! Possibly your child has expressed feeling that they are another gender and you are unsure about what to do next. Maybe your child is already living as their authentic gender, but they are showing signs of insecurity or distress around their body. Or possibly, puberty is approaching, and your child’s doctor has recommended therapy as they prepare for puberty suppression. I seek to provide guidance and support through stretches such as these.
Play Therapy
(626) 502-6537
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91103
Play Therapy
Having a transgender or gender nonbinary child is a wonderful gift, but it comes with a unique journey for both child and parent. Support is not only essential, but a gem of the journey! Possibly your child has expressed feeling that they are another gender and you are unsure about what to do next. Maybe your child is already living as their authentic gender, but they are showing signs of insecurity or distress around their body. Or possibly, puberty is approaching, and your child’s doctor has recommended therapy as they prepare for puberty suppression. I seek to provide guidance and support through stretches such as these.
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Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91104
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
Play Therapy
(626) 317-8506
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91104
Play Therapy
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
Photo of Rachael Tenerowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. I aim to support you with all aspects of the therapeutic experience from finding your good fit to co-creating your treatment. My goal in therapy is to support you by creating a safe, affirming space to communicate your needs. My therapeutic style is focused on creating a sex positive, culturally humble place for growth.
Play Therapy
(323) 531-7665
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Play Therapy
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. I aim to support you with all aspects of the therapeutic experience from finding your good fit to co-creating your treatment. My goal in therapy is to support you by creating a safe, affirming space to communicate your needs. My therapeutic style is focused on creating a sex positive, culturally humble place for growth.
Photo of Kristy Cepielik, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTI Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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.
Play Therapy
(626) 261-7558
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Play 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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91109
FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE SPECIAL RATES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Click or call for details. Are you feeling stuck, numb, or tired all the time? Are you having trouble focusing - on your work, family and friends, your partner, or YOURSELF? Do you experience anger, guilt, sadness, or hopelessness? Would you like to find a way to overcome this but don't know where to begin? I believe through exploration there can be liberation, from and through all fears, guilt, shame, doubt, and uncertainty.
Play Therapy
(323) 694-2024
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91109
Play Therapy
FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE SPECIAL RATES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Click or call for details. Are you feeling stuck, numb, or tired all the time? Are you having trouble focusing - on your work, family and friends, your partner, or YOURSELF? Do you experience anger, guilt, sadness, or hopelessness? Would you like to find a way to overcome this but don't know where to begin? I believe through exploration there can be liberation, from and through all fears, guilt, shame, doubt, and uncertainty.
Photo of Cheryl Swanson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
I have two passions; working with children who have experienced trauma, and working with parents whose children are demonstrating disruptive and difficult behaviors. I have found that Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are very effective interventions to address PTSD, anxiety, and depression; and clients learn tools that will help them continue to deal with challenges in the future.
Play Therapy
(818) 485-2647
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Pasadena, CA 91106
Play Therapy
I have two passions; working with children who have experienced trauma, and working with parents whose children are demonstrating disruptive and difficult behaviors. I have found that Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are very effective interventions to address PTSD, anxiety, and depression; and clients learn tools that will help them continue to deal with challenges in the future.
Photo of Curtis Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, DMin, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
The most fascinating and important part of my job as a therapist is how to have a really good conversation. It may sound too simple, but it cuts to the heart of what to expect from therapy. Through good conversation, you experience connection and understanding. When we are understood, difficult feelings change with resulting freedoms to engage life. Trained both as a Marriage and Family therapist and a psychoanalyst, I work with complex relationship issues, divorce and blended families, depression, anxiety, addictions, men's issues, and sexual trauma recovery, and integration of psychology and faith/spirituality.
Play Therapy
(626) 593-9837
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Play Therapy
The most fascinating and important part of my job as a therapist is how to have a really good conversation. It may sound too simple, but it cuts to the heart of what to expect from therapy. Through good conversation, you experience connection and understanding. When we are understood, difficult feelings change with resulting freedoms to engage life. Trained both as a Marriage and Family therapist and a psychoanalyst, I work with complex relationship issues, divorce and blended families, depression, anxiety, addictions, men's issues, and sexual trauma recovery, and integration of psychology and faith/spirituality.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
I am a Bilingual Spanish Speaking therapist & founder of Soul Flourish Therapy with 11 years of experience. ​I provide counseling to children, individuals, couples & families. Both life experiences and relationships change us. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can facilitate for our souls to flourish through the painful, traumas and life challenges that we endure. Asking for help is an important decision, I offer a 15 minute free phone consultation to help you navigate that process. I offer confidential atmosphere and guidance to heal from the past, by learning coping in the present, and envisioning goals for your future.
Play Therapy
(626) 263-4236
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Play Therapy
I am a Bilingual Spanish Speaking therapist & founder of Soul Flourish Therapy with 11 years of experience. ​I provide counseling to children, individuals, couples & families. Both life experiences and relationships change us. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can facilitate for our souls to flourish through the painful, traumas and life challenges that we endure. Asking for help is an important decision, I offer a 15 minute free phone consultation to help you navigate that process. I offer confidential atmosphere and guidance to heal from the past, by learning coping in the present, and envisioning goals for your future.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Pasadena or for a Pasadena play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Pasadena are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Pasadena

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Pasadena you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Pasadena and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Pasadena or family therapy in Pasadena.