Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, DDS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"You are not alone, everybody suffers and feels stuck from time to time. Although we cannot change the past, we can change the present and achieve the future we want. My role is to help you fulfill your goals with ease... yes, with ease. Everything gets easier with a coach or therapist at your side, a person who truly sees and hears you. So if you feel lost and confused, betrayed and angry, anxious and unable to sleep, alone, desperate and stuck, please call me. I will be your support in creating unexpected solutions, success and joy in your life."
Play Therapy
(310) 504-1935
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"You are not alone, everybody suffers and feels stuck from time to time. Although we cannot change the past, we can change the present and achieve the future we want. My role is to help you fulfill your goals with ease... yes, with ease. Everything gets easier with a coach or therapist at your side, a person who truly sees and hears you. So if you feel lost and confused, betrayed and angry, anxious and unable to sleep, alone, desperate and stuck, please call me. I will be your support in creating unexpected solutions, success and joy in your life."
Accent On Wellness Psychology Associates, Inc., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive and enjoyable lives. This is done by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website."
Play Therapy
(310) 504-1342
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
Play Therapy
"Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive and enjoyable lives. This is done by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website."
Sakeena Mirza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship, or dealing with the aftermath of a difficult life event. Maybe your child is acting in a way that you don't understand, and you are not sure what to do. You may have a unique cultural experience that you are not sure anyone will understand how to help you navigate. Or maybe you just don't feel right and need help figuring it out."
Play Therapy
(424) 328-6491
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship, or dealing with the aftermath of a difficult life event. Maybe your child is acting in a way that you don't understand, and you are not sure what to do. You may have a unique cultural experience that you are not sure anyone will understand how to help you navigate. Or maybe you just don't feel right and need help figuring it out."
Alliance Family Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, MS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Alliance Family Counseling Services is led by Amber Robison, LCSW. I have over 12 years experience as a clinical therapist providing therapy to adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I am a solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical strategies to help clients/families effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual/family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to cope with the challenges faced."
Play Therapy
(310) 919-4252
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Alliance Family Counseling Services is led by Amber Robison, LCSW. I have over 12 years experience as a clinical therapist providing therapy to adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I am a solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical strategies to help clients/families effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual/family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to cope with the challenges faced."
Jonathan Morin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"I'm an experienced Psychotherapist skilled in working with individuals, couples and families. I've treated adults with anxiety/depression, relationship, dating and career struggles, trauma, children and teenagers with ADHD, ASD/Asperger's Syndrome, oppositional behavior, anxiety/depression, parent-child conflicts and school stress along with other demands. I primarily utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to help people identify and apply their personal strengths and learn how to effectively work through their different life circumstances."
Play Therapy
(310) 409-4798
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"I'm an experienced Psychotherapist skilled in working with individuals, couples and families. I've treated adults with anxiety/depression, relationship, dating and career struggles, trauma, children and teenagers with ADHD, ASD/Asperger's Syndrome, oppositional behavior, anxiety/depression, parent-child conflicts and school stress along with other demands. I primarily utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to help people identify and apply their personal strengths and learn how to effectively work through their different life circumstances."
Counseling Adults, Children & Couples, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MAMFCT, CHYP
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
"Some Adults, Teens and Children in our community face issues of stress, fear of underachieving, depression, body-image concerns, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia or over-eating), relationship traumas (affairs, divorce, abuse, child custody battles), addictions. Other adults face unsettling retirement, empty nest syndrome, elder care concerns, serious illnesses, definite anxiety and feelings of meaninglessness. Couples become estranged: lacking in communication, connection and emotional or sexual intimacy. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist and Counselor for over 30 years, Dr. Carol Francis uses multiple researched tools helping individuals, couples, and families create satisfaction and well-being."
Play Therapy
(310) 421-2863
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
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Play Therapy
"Some Adults, Teens and Children in our community face issues of stress, fear of underachieving, depression, body-image concerns, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia or over-eating), relationship traumas (affairs, divorce, abuse, child custody battles), addictions. Other adults face unsettling retirement, empty nest syndrome, elder care concerns, serious illnesses, definite anxiety and feelings of meaninglessness. Couples become estranged: lacking in communication, connection and emotional or sexual intimacy. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist and Counselor for over 30 years, Dr. Carol Francis uses multiple researched tools helping individuals, couples, and families create satisfaction and well-being."
Adele Marie Luttrell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Are you feeling frustrated and hopeless with your current relationships? Are you struggling to get along with your children, partner or difficult co-workers? Could it be that you are experiencing a relationship problem with yourself? Perhaps it is time to change the focus and learn to better know, care, and nurture your own self. Learn how to tune-in and respond to yourself in new ways and watch your relationships transform!"
Play Therapy
(424) 338-9370
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Are you feeling frustrated and hopeless with your current relationships? Are you struggling to get along with your children, partner or difficult co-workers? Could it be that you are experiencing a relationship problem with yourself? Perhaps it is time to change the focus and learn to better know, care, and nurture your own self. Learn how to tune-in and respond to yourself in new ways and watch your relationships transform!"
Albert A Knapp Jr, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
"I enjoy working with children, tweens, teenagers, and young adults, from a Play Therapy and CBT perspective."
Play Therapy
(310) 340-7289
Verified
Hosts group in:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
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Play Therapy
"I enjoy working with children, tweens, teenagers, and young adults, from a Play Therapy and CBT perspective."
Cynthia Haynes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Are you feeling overwhelmed with depressed moods, anxiety, grief, frustration, irritability and low energy and don't know what else to do or how to cope in this world and with the people around you? Give me a call I'd like to help you get your life back. I want to listen. I want to provide the support that you need. I'd like to help you so that you can feel great again, alone and with people around you. You do deserve a great life and you and I can work collaboratively on how we can make this happen."
Play Therapy
(424) 292-6281
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Are you feeling overwhelmed with depressed moods, anxiety, grief, frustration, irritability and low energy and don't know what else to do or how to cope in this world and with the people around you? Give me a call I'd like to help you get your life back. I want to listen. I want to provide the support that you need. I'd like to help you so that you can feel great again, alone and with people around you. You do deserve a great life and you and I can work collaboratively on how we can make this happen."
Dr. Carmela DuBois, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"I specialize in treating trauma, stress, and burn-out. If you're in a high-pressure career, are a survivor or witness of violence, or just struggling to keep your grip -- don't let your private guilt & worry hold you back from finding sanctuary. You can heal and enjoy your life again, it just takes commitment. I've been there myself, in some of the most stressful situations in the world: investigating violent crimes as an LA Sheriff's Deputy Detective; teaching special education classes for emotionally disturbed young people; comforting battered women at emergency shelters; treating chronic mental illness in community clinics."
Play Therapy
(562) 454-0254
Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"I specialize in treating trauma, stress, and burn-out. If you're in a high-pressure career, are a survivor or witness of violence, or just struggling to keep your grip -- don't let your private guilt & worry hold you back from finding sanctuary. You can heal and enjoy your life again, it just takes commitment. I've been there myself, in some of the most stressful situations in the world: investigating violent crimes as an LA Sheriff's Deputy Detective; teaching special education classes for emotionally disturbed young people; comforting battered women at emergency shelters; treating chronic mental illness in community clinics."
Robyn Murakami Kim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
"I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of cultures and family values. I completed my Master of Science degree in Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy) from California State University, Long Beach while training as a therapist with Shields for Families' School-Based Mental Health Program. I also have extensive experience working with community-based outreach programs. My upbringing and community-based involvement has informed my therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Areas of special interest include play & art therapy, sand tray, dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, pre-marriage counseling, and multicultural counseling."
Play Therapy
(310) 893-0542
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
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Play Therapy
"I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of cultures and family values. I completed my Master of Science degree in Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy) from California State University, Long Beach while training as a therapist with Shields for Families' School-Based Mental Health Program. I also have extensive experience working with community-based outreach programs. My upbringing and community-based involvement has informed my therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Areas of special interest include play & art therapy, sand tray, dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, pre-marriage counseling, and multicultural counseling."
Cheryl J Santiago-Venture, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques and Somatic Experiencing. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict."
Play Therapy
(424) 365-8055
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
Play Therapy
"You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques and Somatic Experiencing. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict."
Icinda Siqueira-Darwin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Welcome to my Therapy Site! If you are near the Southern area of Los Angeles County, you may want to consider psychotherapy or counseling in Long Beach. I work evening hours, as well as day time, and have experience with most mental health needs. I work in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. I have extensive experience with problems in living including ADHD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, as well as major mental illness including schizophrenia, paranoia, and other thought disorders. I work with family problems , including sexual dysfunction. Performing psychological assessments are offered when necessary t o set new goals."
Play Therapy
(562) 526-0592
Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Welcome to my Therapy Site! If you are near the Southern area of Los Angeles County, you may want to consider psychotherapy or counseling in Long Beach. I work evening hours, as well as day time, and have experience with most mental health needs. I work in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. I have extensive experience with problems in living including ADHD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, as well as major mental illness including schizophrenia, paranoia, and other thought disorders. I work with family problems , including sexual dysfunction. Performing psychological assessments are offered when necessary t o set new goals."
Joe Buchman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"I help working professionals who feel they may have lost their way; couples needing to renew their respect & appreciation; and people struggling to find a sense of direction in the face of life changes. As years goes by, many of us come to feel like we've been swept along in the current. Your career becomes rote, your marriage grows distant... the nagging anxieties and resentments built up over years can drag down your mood and begin to shape your whole way of being. One day you look in the mirror and you don't recognize yourself. Do you remember the hope and passion you used to feel?"
Play Therapy
(562) 521-9551
Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"I help working professionals who feel they may have lost their way; couples needing to renew their respect & appreciation; and people struggling to find a sense of direction in the face of life changes. As years goes by, many of us come to feel like we've been swept along in the current. Your career becomes rote, your marriage grows distant... the nagging anxieties and resentments built up over years can drag down your mood and begin to shape your whole way of being. One day you look in the mirror and you don't recognize yourself. Do you remember the hope and passion you used to feel?"
Sayaka Kawase, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"I have extensive experiences in working with individuals who have had painful experiences and continued suffering from these memories. My goal is not only to treat trauma symptoms, but to help people overcome unhelpful thoughts that they may have due to their painful experiences. Often time, these thoughts negatively impact their relationships with others as well as prevent them from moving forward. My approach includes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as Prolonged Exposure and STAIR/NST. These interventions help us reach our goals effectively and relatively quickly (10 to 12 sessions)."
Play Therapy
(424) 704-5041
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"I have extensive experiences in working with individuals who have had painful experiences and continued suffering from these memories. My goal is not only to treat trauma symptoms, but to help people overcome unhelpful thoughts that they may have due to their painful experiences. Often time, these thoughts negatively impact their relationships with others as well as prevent them from moving forward. My approach includes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as Prolonged Exposure and STAIR/NST. These interventions help us reach our goals effectively and relatively quickly (10 to 12 sessions)."
Lora Potts Uglesic, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. For those who have experienced therapy before, you already know that finding a good match with a therapist can be as important as the interventions used during sessions. Therefore, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where goals are discussed and worked on collaboratively. I use an eclectic approach by blending different interventions and theories to create a holistic treatment plan that is tailored to each individual."
Play Therapy
(310) 697-8928
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. For those who have experienced therapy before, you already know that finding a good match with a therapist can be as important as the interventions used during sessions. Therefore, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where goals are discussed and worked on collaboratively. I use an eclectic approach by blending different interventions and theories to create a holistic treatment plan that is tailored to each individual."
L. Debbie Murad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Or, are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that on a daily basis? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of core solutions that are inherent within your situation already. Hope and possibilities are for you. I believe in every individual's innate ability to recover and heal, and my role is to offer guidance along the way!"
Play Therapy
(424) 625-3145
Verified
Office is near:
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Or, are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that on a daily basis? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of core solutions that are inherent within your situation already. Hope and possibilities are for you. I believe in every individual's innate ability to recover and heal, and my role is to offer guidance along the way!"
Shawna Campbell, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Humans are meant to have support through pain, challenges, and life's many transitions. Yet, modern life can feel frantic and disconnecting. You may find yourself lost in the chaos, feeling lonely, depressed, and worried. It can be difficult to find spaces where you are truly seen, understood, and accepted, let alone able to express your pain, challenges, and dreams. You are not alone in your longing to authentically speak, feel, and process your life. You are taking the first step by seeking the support you need. "
Play Therapy
(424) 305-3851
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Humans are meant to have support through pain, challenges, and life's many transitions. Yet, modern life can feel frantic and disconnecting. You may find yourself lost in the chaos, feeling lonely, depressed, and worried. It can be difficult to find spaces where you are truly seen, understood, and accepted, let alone able to express your pain, challenges, and dreams. You are not alone in your longing to authentically speak, feel, and process your life. You are taking the first step by seeking the support you need. "
Carol Ann Francis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MFTT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
"Relief from anxiety, depression, fears or angers gives you room to live your life fully. Self-improvement (your mind, body, self-esteem, capacity for satisfying/exciting relationships and powerful career advances) can move you leaps and bounds toward a richer, lively life. Eliminating habits (smoking, over-eating, lack of exercise, substances, etc) frees you to be you. Creating new paths after divorce, death, traumatic disruptions, leads toward a self-directed future. Through many different therapeutic approaches--well researched and tested-- you can attain your goals & dreams for your fuller, peaceful life. www.drcarolfrancis.com or call 310-543-1824."
Play Therapy
(424) 570-2143
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90503
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Play Therapy
"Relief from anxiety, depression, fears or angers gives you room to live your life fully. Self-improvement (your mind, body, self-esteem, capacity for satisfying/exciting relationships and powerful career advances) can move you leaps and bounds toward a richer, lively life. Eliminating habits (smoking, over-eating, lack of exercise, substances, etc) frees you to be you. Creating new paths after divorce, death, traumatic disruptions, leads toward a self-directed future. Through many different therapeutic approaches--well researched and tested-- you can attain your goals & dreams for your fuller, peaceful life. www.drcarolfrancis.com or call 310-543-1824."
Julie Harbutte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
"Everyone deserves to be happy. We live in a unique culture where happiness is individually defined. My goal is to assist you in defining your personal happiness and then identify how to achieve it. Life throws us curve balls that sometimes make us question what we thought made us happy and I am here to work with you to find happiness even as your personal definition changes. Whether your happiness is lacking in your personal life, work life, or relationships we will collaborate to find and practice tools to accomplish your goals."
Play Therapy
(562) 645-4522
Verified
West Torrance
Torrance, California 90505
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Play Therapy
"Everyone deserves to be happy. We live in a unique culture where happiness is individually defined. My goal is to assist you in defining your personal happiness and then identify how to achieve it. Life throws us curve balls that sometimes make us question what we thought made us happy and I am here to work with you to find happiness even as your personal definition changes. Whether your happiness is lacking in your personal life, work life, or relationships we will collaborate to find and practice tools to accomplish your goals."

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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 West Torrance, Torrance or for a West Torrance, Torrance 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 West Torrance, Torrance are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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