Resources For Couples

To Transform Conflict To Intimacy

Other Marriage Workshops, Seminars & Marital Therapy Providers

These organizations and web sites offer products, services or seminars in areas we may not cover. seminars in Los Angeles and the workshop manual focuses on helping couples with lots of arguing and conflict. You can deal with your problems by simply using herbal remedies, for example a lot of people buy weed online from Canada when they’re feeling stressed out by life’s challenges, but the ultimate approach is to team this with some proper counseling to help you get to the bottom of your issues. RealHope seminars have couples practicing the skills in the workshop over and over until those skills aren’t just known intellectually, they become a reflex. Some of these resources are not web links and they must be contacted by phone or mail.

    • PREP Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program Web Site – This site contains workshops and great information about the principles of handling conflict in relationships. It’s where I learned wonderful lessons on the simplicity of just following the structure of some well researched methods that the authors have laid out in their book ‘Fighting for Your Marriage’.
    • – The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education is the most concentrated web site for finding out about different couples workshops providers. There is a phenomenal selection of different types of workshops and resources for couples seeking to improve their relationship.
    • – This is a great site for Relationships, Fitness, Mental Health, Success Skills, Spirituality and Nutrition. The site is devoted to providing information about a variety of ways people can help themselves. Good articles and newsletters.
    • The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory – A nationwide directory of family & marriage counselors, therapists, as well as resources for those in the profession.
    • Affair – Step by step guide tol Surviving an Affair. Offers hope, support, and recovery for couples and individuals who have suffered the pain resulting from infidelity, betrayal, or sexual addiction.
    • Family Dynamic Training – Family Dynamics helps churches take proactive steps to prevent marriages from reaching a state of distress and to revive those that are already in distress.
    • Marriage Enrichment – Internet Resources from – Sheri and Bob Stritof’s very comprehensive site on marriage is excellent!
    • Welcome to Marriage Builders – Covers some of the best ways to overcome marital conflicts and some of the quickest ways to restore love.
    • GrowthCentral – Anger management and addiction resources. This is a great site containing a wealth of self help resources!
    • Dr. Debra Mandel – Los Angeles Therapist – She speaks about how our old wounds keep resurfacing in our love relationships using her book’s theme: Healing the Sensitive Heart.
    • Rochester Marriage Counseling – Mark S White, LMFT offers marriage counseling in Rochester, Minnesota.
    • Counseling Corner, Inc. – Offers resolution of conflict for couples and families. Our mission is to resolve conflict and build healthy relationships.
    • Counseling in Bath, Bristol and Somerset – Patricia Goodman, qualified personal counsellor, offers friendly and expert counseling for marriage problems, anxiety, stress, depression, sexual abuse, low self confidence, eating disorders, and wide range of problems for both women and men.

Anger Management Web Sites, Services And Products

    • Alyce LaViolette, MS – Alyce founded the Alternatives To Violence treatment center for working with men who are abusive. Group counseling for men and who have anger management problems in intimate relationships. She does Individual counseling for survivors and perpetrators of abusive relationships, rape survivors, adults abused as children and adolescents in abusive relationships. Couples and family counseling are available only after a period of safety has been established and both individuals and the counselor(s) have been consulted. This is not recommended initially for several reasons. Alyce and I have worked together for over 25 years as a male/female facilitator team working with the men in the West L.A. Alternatives To Violence group. She is extremely effective, intuitive, realistic, funny and genuine. Her CV and profile can also be seen by clicking HERE. She sees clients in West Los Angeles on Thursdays. Her main office is in Long Beach and her number is 562-493-1161
    • Dr. John Rifkin- Emotional Success- The Healing Power Of Anger – Dr. Rifkin explores the childhood roots of anger, the spectrum of angry behavior, how anger can be a gift to a relationship, and ice-cold passive-aggressive anger. He also discusses anger and the links to addictions, anxiety, mood disorders, and difficulties with emotional intimacy. Readers will come away with new insights into their emotions and behavior and new skills for using their anger in a healthy, functional manner.
    •  Anger Coach – Anger and stress management solutions. Anger and stress management resources and classes (Southern Calfornia) for workplace, adults, and couples. Fast-track classes for busy people. Book and home-study course. free newsletter.
    • AJ Novick Group- Stress and Anger Management – The AJ Novick Group is a leading national provider of anger management classes, home study and online anger management classes, anger management coaching, workplace anger management programs, education, training and products based in Orange County, California.
    • Bullies To Buddies – I’ve attended Izzy Kalman’s anger management seminar and his approach is the most practical and helpful one I’ve seen. His techniques are similar to mine in that he recognizes that the behavior people use to try to stop verbal abuse is often the fuel for the ‘teaser’ to keep teasing. I recommend his CD and course highly. Turns bullies into buddies. Practical, effective approach to bullying, teasing, children’s aggression. Complete, free online manuals for victims, parents, and teachers. What we should be learning from Columbine and the other school shootings. Violence prevention program and materials.
    • Anger Management Institute of Texas – The Anger Management Institute of Texas Anger and Stress Management Program is designed for those who are seeking self-help; court mandated referrals, and those referred by Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Professionals, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors, as well as concerned parents, and spouses.

Relationship Advice & Other Sites

    • Quitting Love Is Not An Option – Maj Weismann- 75 Relationship Specialists Teach You How To Get Back Your Sexual Desire For Your Partner- This is a great resource for a variety of solutions to a big problem. Seventy-Five experts are all asked to write about the same question, “What is the best advice you can give a married couple who have lost their desire for one another but want to get it back?”
    • Talk About Marriage – Find help and support; an open forum on marriage and relationships. I shall greatly appreciate an early confirmation from you.
    • Pastor Phil Bonasso – Pastor Phil Bonasso is a renowned marriage counselor who has conducted many successful marriage seminars & has been serving in Christian ministry for over thirty years, during this time he also successfully planted several churches and has been deeply involved in Global outreach.
    • Relationship Advice from Mars Venus – He covers relationships, dating and sex in his website which reflects his many Mars-Venus books. The site is rich with options and services for people looking for information about dating and communications skills.
    • Relationship Tests & Quizzes at – Check out our collection of relationship quizzes aimed at providing insights into relationships, problems related to them as well as helping you find solutions to them. We also have loads of other Ph.D certified IQ tests & Personality tests.
    • Communications Skills Inventory Tests Online – (Very Cool!) An array of self tests that are analyzed online, and very thorough. Insightful too.

Mental Health Related Resources

Emotional and Physical Violence & Financial Issues

Associations and Organizations To Contact For Assistance With Family and Intimate Violence, and associated Legal Issues

Relationship communication problems can lead to legal issues such as divorce or having to deal with domestic violence charges. The following links are my picks for the legal end of how these problems can affect you.

More local and regional organizations, associations, and domestic violence coalitions may be available in your area.

    • Violence Against Women Office US Department of Justice 810 Seventh Street, NW Room 6201 Washington, DC 20001TEL: (202) 307-6026 FAX: (202) 307-3911
    • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) G20 MVR Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
    • National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence 1155 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 TEL: (202) 429-6695 TEL: (800) 222-2000 FAX: (818) 914-3616
    • National Center on Elder Abuse 800 First Street, NE Suite 500 Washington, DC 20002 TEL: (202) 682-2470
    • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) PO Box 18749 Denver, CO 80218 TEL: (303) 839-1852
    •  National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) 332 South Michigan Avenue Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60604 TEL: (312) 663-3520 TEL: (800) 835-2671 FAX: (312) 939-8962
    • National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence Family Violence Prevention Fund 83 Rhode Island Avenue Suite 304 San Francisco, CA 94103-51133 TEL: (888) Rx-ABUSE [888-792-2873]
    • WomanKind: Support System for Battered Women Fairview Health System 6401 France Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55435 TEL: (612) 924-5775
    • US Public Health Services’ Office on Women’s Health 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 TEL: (202) 690-7650 FAX: (202) 690-7172

Low Fee Mental Health Agencies & Clinics In Los Angeles

Some of these agencies also have psychiatrists on staff if you need a medication consultation.

I encourage you to get a sense of the therapist you are assigned; and if you are not getting a feeling of hope, or gaining in skills, or a reduction of symptoms; by all means simply ask for a different therapist, or go to another agency.  Therapy will not work for you if you don’t have some connection, trust and faith in the person you are seeing.

There is also a zip code based website to search for low-fee therapy and marriage counseling called Open Counseling, put together by Mark Pines, LMFT.

West Los Angeles

The Maple Counseling Center
9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9999

New Start
2714 W Pico
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 452-0717

Open Paths
Culver City, CA
(310) 398-7877

The Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center
9911 W. Pico Blvd.
(310) 203-8899

Wright Institute Los Angeles
West Los Angeles, CA
(310) 277-2796

Pepperdine Psychology Clinic
Culver City
(866) 396-8970

Psychological and Educational Clinic
Pepperdine University Plaza
Culver City, CA
(310) 568-5752

Reiss-Davis Child Study Center
Culver City, CA
(310) 204-1666

St. Johns Hospital, Mental Health
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 315-6132

UCLA Outpatient NPI EDU
Westwood, CA
(310) 825-0478

UCLA Psychology Clinic
Westwood, CA
(310) 825-2305

Ways of Being Community Counseling Center
Antioch University Counseling Center
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 574-2813

Airport Marina Counseling Services
7891 LaTiera Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
(310) 670-1410

Antioch University Counseling Center
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 574-2813

Antioch University Counseling Center International
2001 S. Barrington, Ste. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-7702

California Graduate Institute Counseling Center
Westwood, CA
(310) 208-4240

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health
4760 South Sepulvda Blvd.
Culver City, CA
(310) 390-6612

Family Service of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 451-9747

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Hollywood, CA
(323) 993-7400

Jewish Family Services
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 761-8816

Jewish Family Services
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 393-0732

Jewish Family Services
West Los Angeles, CA
(323) 761-8800

Julia Ann Singer Center
West Los Angeles, CA
(310) 202-0669

San Gabriel Valley

Family Counseling Service
San Gabriel, CA
(626) 575-5231

Foothill Family Services
1215 W. West Covina Pkwy., 2nd Fl.
West Covina, CA 91790

La Puente Valley Mental Health Center
La Puente, CA
(626) 227-7018

Options/The Family Center
Covina, CA
(626) 967-0732

Santa Anita Family Service
Covina, CA
(626) 966-1755

Santa Anita Family Service
605 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 359-9358

South Bay

Family Service of Long Beach
21420 Pioneer Blvd.
Lakewood, CA 90712
(310) 436-9893

Family Services of Long Beach
5500 Atherton St., Ste. 416
Long Beach, CA 90815

The Guidance Center
Long Beach, CA
(562) 485-2557

Jewish Family Services South Bay
Torrance, CA
(310) 761-8816

South Bay Center of Counseling
El Segundo, CA
(310) 414-2090

Downtown Los Angeles

Family Service of Los Angeles
626 S. Kingsley Dr.
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 381-3626

Family Service of Los Angeles
1328 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 788-9593

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 937-1344

USC Human Relations Center
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 937-1344

Watts Counseling and Learning Center
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 754-9900

East Los Angeles

ENKI/East Los Angeles Mental Health Services
Commerce, CA
(323) 725-1337

Family Service of Los Angeles
7702 Washington Ave., Ste. C
Whittier, CA 90608
(310) 698-7941

Human Services Association
Bell Gardens, CA
(562) 806-5400

Emergency Services And Intervention

Emergency Hotlines in the United States

    • Emergency: 911
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
    • Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):
    • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” TO 741-741
    • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
    • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
    • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
    • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
    • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
    • National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
    • GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
    • TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
    • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
    • Veterans Crisis Line:
    • Suicide Prevention Wiki:

Los Angeles Westside - West LA Mental Health Resources for Emergencies & Crisis

    • S.M.A.R.T. Team (Systemwide Mental Assessment Response Team) (Monday-Friday only) 213-996-1300
    • Police Officer responds with Mental Health Worker
    • PMRT (Pet Team) Psychiatric Mobile Response Team
    • MET – Mental Health & Sheriff for LA County
    • Santa Monica Police 310-458-8491
    • Local Police West L.A. Captain 310-575-8400
    • TYY-hearing impaired 562-651-2549
    • Suicide Prevention Hotline 310-391-1253
    • Mental Health and Crisis Services in the Westside, Los Angeles County Local L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health
    • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
      310 390-8896
    • Local Westside Hospitals U.C.L.A. Neuropsychiatric

      Other Resources:

    • Homeless Assistance
    • Family Advocate with the Department of Mental Health

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