Contact Us: (818) 365-8588  |  Monday to Thursday - 9am to 8pm & Friday - 9am to 2pm

Welcome to Valley Family Center

Where everything has been designed for helping you and your family!

Valley Family Center (VFC) was founded in 1987 with the mission to provide counseling and educational services that facilitate personal growth, strengthen the family unit, and protect human dignity for all persons in need.

To achieve the mission, Valley Family Center provides individual, couple and family therapy, coordinated services for victims, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence and parenting education.The Learning Center provides tutoring and academic support for at-risk youth.

In 2017, Valley Family Center served 965 unduplicated clients through the counseling and educational programs. Twenty-four percent of clients received multiple services, for coordinated care. An additional 456 community members we reached through outreach and education about domestic violence.

Valley Family Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian, 501 (c) 3 organization that is committed to making its services accessible to the low-income community of the San Fernando Valley who could not afford these services otherwise. Culturally competent programs are provided in English and Spanish. All program fees are based on a sliding scale, according to the ability to pay.

We continue to work diligently since we believe that our relationship with our clients is the single most important factor in successful therapy. We believe you can find a therapist here that will connect well with you, as a unique individual, and your particular life situation. Come and visit our facility or give us a call to make an appointment.

Meet our Experienced Team

Experienced therapists and educators form our staff
Gary Bessler

Gary Bessler

Executive Director
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Mary H. Henriques, MPH

Development Director
Lorena Tercero-Villalba

Lorena Tercero-Villalba

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Clinical Director
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Patricia Bohan

Learning Center Director
Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley

Domestic Violence Perpetrators Group Facilitator
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Joel German

Domestic Violence Perpetrators Group Facilitator
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Evelia Scanlon

Domestic Violence Perpetrators Group Facilitator
Farah Samarrai

Farah Samarrai

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Ali Dubin

Ali Dubin

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Liliana Fung

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Jennifer Kahl

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Viki Goodman

Viki Goodman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Emily Wakeling

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Arturo Arzola-Skeen

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Jaclyn Lewis

Jaclyn Lewis

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Hanah Matson

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Giselle Folgar

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
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Aimee Stubblefield

Development Associate
Irma Herrera

Irma Herrera

Bookkeeper
Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez

Office Manager
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Imperia (Pia) De Mata

Receptionist
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Ashley Villa

Program Coordinator
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