Frances Barry, LMFT
Frances Barry, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106509

I am here to help.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy to children, tweens, adolescents and adults in individual, couples or family therapy. I can help you, or your child, to explore and address areas of pain, such as depression, anxiety, grief, loss or trauma.

Please browse my website to learn more about me and my approach to therapy. I look forward to hearing from you.


About Me

I received my graduate training in clinical psychology from Antioch University and trained at three different community clinics, gaining experience with a variety of therapeutic approaches. Whether talking or engaging in creative activities, we will establish a setting in which there is acceptance of the present but also openness to a new future. I will partner with you to address your specific challenges, exploring the life experiences and situations that are preventing you from living the life you want to live.

I am passionate about working with children! I have received specialized training in providing therapy to children of all ages, from toddlers to adolescents. Children respond well to my open and non-judgmental approach, allowing them to explore and resolve their fears and worries in a safe space.

I have received parenting/child development training through:

  • The Early Childhood Parenting Center (community clinic)

  • Family Services of Santa Monica (community clinic)

  • ECHO Parenting and Education (non-violent communication)

  • Inner Kids (mindfulness activities for children)

  • Violet Oaklander Foundation (child/adolescent psychotherapy)

  • Council in Schools (listening and speaking from the heart)


Child Therapy

Every child should have the opportunity to experience a childhood with happy memories, allowing them to develop curiosity about themselves and their world. Sometimes, a child needs additional support to learn new coping skills to help them better adapt to daily frustrations or distressing life events.

Tween Therapy

Navigating the path between childhood and adolescence can be anxiety provoking for a tween who is feeling the pressures of increased academic demands and more complicated friendships. Having someone with whom they can talk, outside of the family circle, can ease the path to independence and help a tween to develop in a healthy way.

Adolescent Therapy

Adolescence can be exciting and confusing for a teenager. As adolescents gravitate to independence, their family interactions lessen and their peers become their confidants. During this time of change, the additional support of a therapeutic environment can be very helpful.

Family Therapy

Building and maintaining a healthy family can be challenging. In family therapy, I help you develop new skills to respond to difficult family situations in healthier ways.

Adult Therapy

Adulthood is not always what we hoped it would be. We may have achieved all of our goals yet still feel unsatisfied or we may have fallen short of our expectations. I can be an empathetic fellow traveler on your journey of discovery and increased self-awareness, helping you to change, from whom you are today to whom you want to become tomorrow.

Couples Therapy

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. Conflicts are neither bad nor good. How they are managed can lead to positive or negative consequences for your relationship. In couples therapy, a supportive climate allows you to test and learn new communication and conflict resolution skills. 

Located in West Los Angeles

My office is at:
12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA 90025