Family Counseling in Los Angeles

MELISSA WINFIELD, PSYD

Recover a deeper connection with your child

I help children, teenagers and parents find hope and resilience through the tough times.

You want what is best for your child: to make good friends, get along with siblings and do well in school. You want to enjoy being with them and feel close even through difficult emotions.

But parenting has so many challenges, especially if your child struggles with being fearful, feeling angry or refusing to follow directions. It can feel helpless, like you’re waiting on pins and needles for another mistake or blowup to happen.

I’m here to help you figure out what both you and your child need in order to get back on track. I help kids express their needs, learn to problem solve, change their perspectives and cope when things are difficult. For parents, I help you get in the driver’s seat again.

Together we’ll develop family-specific strategies to increase positive interactions with your child. I’m confident that there’s a way to help you recover a deeper connection with your child, help your child succeed, and give you more confidence in your parenting.

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What kinds of problems do you help with?

I help kids express their needs, learn to problem solve, change their perspectives and cope when things are difficult. For parents, I help you get in the driver’s seat again and develop a plan to restore close relationships in the family.

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How much do sessions cost?

My fee is $150/session. I occasionally can accommodate sliding scale appointments. I offer super bills for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Call our care coordinator with any questions about fee.

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What do you like about being a therapist?

I feel so honored when my clients trust me with the areas in their life that feel vulnerable and broken. Seeing them overcome emotional challenges, shake off shame and embrace their strengths is the most exciting part of my job.

Located in Downtown Los Angeles

I practice at 520 S. Grand Ave, in suite 671. Parking can be found in Pershing Square or the Los Angeles Public Library.