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Family Therapy

For More Information or to Set an Appointment
Call 310-226-6161, or Email
Do any of these examples sound familiar to you?
  • Does it feel as though nothing happens in your home without arguments or drama?
  • Do you sometimes feel you have lost control of your own household?
  • Has the birth of a new baby, a recent divorce, the loss of a parent, or the end of a career put unusual pressure on you or your family?
  • Is your child or teen acting out impulsively? Overly demanding of your attention and approval?  Making self-destructive threats?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the stresses of being a blended family?
  • Is conflict with an adult child or an adult sibling causing you pain?
  • Do you and your ex seem incapable of co-parenting for the good of the children?
  • Do you fear that communication in your family has completely broken down?
  • Do the stresses of family life sometimes make you want to run away from home? 
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Family Therapy can help.

What is Family Therapy? The family is a living system made up of parts (family members). The theory behind Family Therapy is that when there is an issue with one of the parts (or members of the family), it affects the entire system. One person’s pain or problem easily becomes the family’s pain.
Family Therapy is a counseling relationship that addresses the unproductive, sometimes destructive patterns of behavior within the family unit. As a trained specialist in Marriage and Family Therapy, Helena Rosenberg helps families
Learn new and more successful ways of hearing one another
  • Develop communication skills that reduce conflict in the household
  • Discover and implement solutions to problems
  • Heal wounds from past family traumas 
  • Grow stronger and develop closer and more authentic bonds  
What if the “problem” person won’t come to therapy? Since the family system is a living organism, altering even one part can change the whole. Therefore, progress often can be made in a family even if only one family member comes to counseling.  For example, some child therapy can be successful without the therapist ever meeting the child, because the parents’ new ways of behaving – for example, more psychologically attuned to the child’s needs, firmer and more consistent limit-setting and boundary-making -- elicit more functional behavior from the offspring.

Struggles within families are normal, we all experience such disruptions at one time or another. But ongoing strife or chaos within the family system requires the support of an impartial third party professional who can guide you toward happier family outcomes.  

To begin the process of bringing harmony to your family life . .
Call 310-226-6161, or Email