Communication Problems

Years in Practice

25 years +


Thousand Oaks CA 91361 - United States



Additional Expertise

Family Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Parenting Coach, Psychotherapist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner



I Believe

"Helping families successfully balance the joys and challenges of family life."

About Bette Alkazian

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 www.BalancedParenting.com.

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,


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