Marriage And Family Counseling Specialist

A Place To Turn, Inc

Mental Health Practice located in Westlake Village, CA

Navigating relationships isn’t always easy. At A Place to Turn, Inc., Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, and the diverse team of counselors offer marriage and family counseling services to help you and your loved ones build stronger, healthier relationships. If you can’t overcome conflicts with your spouse, children, or other family members, schedule a marriage and family counseling session online or call the office in Westlake Village, California, today.

Marriage and Family Counseling Q & A

What is marriage and family counseling?

Marriage and family counseling provides a safe space for spouses and family members to address conflicts that negatively affect their relationships.

Dr. McDonald and the team at A Place to Turn, Inc. can help you and your loved ones solve challenges that create tension in your marriage or your family unit.

Marriage and family counseling can also:

  • Strengthen family bonds
  • Build trust in relationships
  • Teach the power of forgiveness
  • Help spouses and families move forward with healthy relationships

The diverse range of providers offers a unique perspective of each relationship and focuses on opening up clear lines of honest communication.

When should I consider marriage and family counseling?

You and your loved ones may benefit from the marriage and family counseling services available at A Place to Turn, Inc. if there are issues that you can’t overcome on your own.

Dr. McDonald and the team may recommend that you participate in marriage and family counseling when there are issues within the family unit, like:

  • Infidelity
  • Financial conflicts
  • Alcoholism or drug use
  • Chronic illness
  • Behavioral health disorders
  • Mental health disorders

You may also benefit from marriage and family counseling if you’re raising a blended family with your new spouse.

What happens during marriage and family counseling?

During your marriage and family counseling sessions, Dr. McDonald and the team at A Place to Turn, Inc. spend time discussing your family history, the conflicts you want to address, and other factors that contribute to your issues.

Using a variety of psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, the team helps you and your loved ones identify what’s causing conflicts, trust issues, or other problems that impact family relationships.  

The team guides you and your family through the therapy process with a focus on honest, open communication in a judgment-free space.

You can expect to meet with your marriage and family counselor for multiple therapy sessions. The team can determine how often you and your spouse and family members should attend sessions, and they continue to monitor your therapy progress.

If you’re struggling to overcome conflicts with your spouse or family members, call A Place to Turn, Inc. to schedule a marriage and family counseling session today, or book an appointment online.