Services/Specialties

South Bay MFT provides counseling to both adolescents and adults by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Therapy may be with an individual, a couple or an entire family.

Individual Therapy: May be with children, adolescents or adults. For children and adolescents (14 years and above) who need a neutral place to talk and discuss issues such as depression, separation anxiety, school anxiety, ADHD, adjustment to a new sibling in the home, adjustment to divorce, and other severe behavior issues. This modality may incorporate any combination of play, art or talk therapy to best meet the needs of the child. For Adults, individual therapy can be used to address issues such as depression, panic attacks, excessive worry, relationship troubles, parenting, work place stress, and sexuality.

Couples Therapy and Pre-Marital Counseling: For couples (including same-sex couples) who want to come in together to try to communicate better, rekindle passion, get along better, or address issues such as compatibility, family planning, finances, infidelity, infertility, parenting etc.

Family Therapy: For families (step-families, blended families, two parent households, single parents, multi-generational families) that want to improve communication within the family and explore solutions and coping skills to utilize within the family system. Family therapy is also useful for families who are undergoing any changes or stressors such as marriage, divorce, or dealing with addiction or health problems.

Areas of specialization and experience with adults include:
Anxiety/ Relaxation Skills Training
Couples Counseling
Pre-Marital Counseling
Depression
Divorce
Marital Conflict
Occupational Problems
Relational Problems

Areas of specialization and experience with adolescents include:
Anxiety
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Confronting Feelings About Parents Divorce
Depression
Oppositional Behavior/ Defiance
Relational Problems
Traumatic Events

Considering therapy is a big decision. So allow yourself to make an informed decision based on what feels right for you.

When should I consider Therapy???

If you are having feelings of anxiety or depression.

If you are having trouble in interpersonal relationships.

If you are going through something that is more stressful than usual such as divorce or trouble at work.

If you just don’t seem to be living the life you want.

When should I consider Therapy for my Child???

If your child is having trouble in school.

If your child has had trouble making or keeping friends.

If your child is oppositional or defiant.

If you think your child may be depressed or anxious.

If your child is experiencing something more stressful than usual such as parents arguing or going through a divorce.

If your child has experienced a traumatic event.