Bette Alkazian - Author, Family Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Bette Alkazian (CPC,LMFT)


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Phone 805-230-2464

123 Balanced Parenting Way

Thousand Oaks, CA Show on map

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Hello! My name is Bette Levy Alkazian. I’m a Family Therapist, Parenting Coach, Author and Speaker living in Southern California.

Raising kids is hard work and many parents feel as though they’re floundering in the dark. Having kids can also take a toll on your marriage. I’ve found some great tools to help parents stop negotiating with their kids, stop following their kids’ down the “rabbit hole” of bad behavior and to help families stay focused on what’s really important. I am incredibly passionate about helping families be as healthy and happy as they possibly can be. I have three amazing children of my own and have been married to my wonderful husband for 26 years.

I have written two parenting books:
Potty Learning: The Do’s, Don’ts and the Oops of Poops. (You’ve got to love that title!) and;
Parenting Backwards: Raising our kids to become fabulous adults by looking forward and working backwards.

These books are both available directly from me at my website

I love speaking to groups of parents as well as educating other therapists in helping their clients with the many aspects of parenting.

I’m excited to share that I was a top 7 finalist out of 15,000 applicants in the Good Morning America Advice Guru Search. What a fun and enriching experience that was! So, you see, I have had a lot of experience helping people in a variety of relationships and situations.

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is little education available and no licensing requirements prior to taking on this huge endeavor. What I’m here to do is to educate and support. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have with regard to parenting, marriage, and any family relationships which could use some improvement.

I work with clients in-person, on the phone and in groups. You don’t have to be frustrated or miserable any longer!

Wishing you balance,


The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Though I come from a loving family, my mother was divorced twice by the time I was 12 years old. I met with a counselor in school during some rough times and I thought to myself, “I want to do what she’s doing!”

As I grew, I became passionate about helping people to communicate in healthy ways and to prevent families from going through what my family had been through. I saw that some divorces were preventable and that the challenges of raising kids didn’t have to be so challenging. That inspired me to want to help families on every level.

Bette Alkazian

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Time in Practice:

10 years +

Additional Expertise:

Family Coach

Marriage and Family Therapist


YourTango Expert Partner

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At my office


Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)

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Licence information:

Expiration 9/30/14
Number MFC32747

Articles by Bette Alkazian
mother in law/daughter in law

How To Have A Great Relationship With Your Mother-In-Law

In-Law relationships are tough and can stress a marriage. Here are some tips to make them easier!

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5 Ways To Get Your Kids To Help Around The House

A new school year brings new privileges and new responsibilities, too!

Juggling Motherhood, Career & Love: Put Yourself First

No matter how hectic your life is, you should be your top priority.


Parenting 101 – Your Life Is Not The Same

Accepting with grace the sadness that normally comes once you become a parent

Bette Alkazian

All Specialties

Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Family Support, Life Transitions, Parenting, Stepfamilies