Alyce La Violette, MFT
Alternatives To Violence
Alyce began her work with battered women in 1978 and founded ATV in 1979. She has published on this topic and co-authored a book titled "It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay." She trains and consults nationally and internationally at conferences and with agencies and corporations. Alyce serves as an expert witness in court and appears on local and national television and radio. She co-chairs the California Association of Batterers Intervention Programs and was a pioneer in the treatment of abusers. See the Alternatives To Violence website HERE.
Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD
Marc is Alyce's co-facilitator in the West Los Angeles Men's Group. Marc has 23 years of anger management and domestic violence group experience and of providing marital therapy & couples treatment. He has also conducted hundreds of seminars for high conflict couples seeking to improve their communication skills and conflict management techniques. RealHope.com and the seminars, may be helpful for couples who do not have a pattern of physical abuse and intimidation, within the last 6 six months, and can benefit from educational approaches to marital conflict.
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE
Anger management and domestic violence men's groups
or classes in West Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Los Angeles Probation & Court Ordered Approved 52 week
Classes For Domestic Violence And Anger Management
(562) 493-1161 Alyce - Long Beach Classes & Groups - Zip- 90803
(310) 444-1951 Marc- West Los Angeles Classes & Groups - Zip- 90064
I'm looking for private individual or couples therapy
for anger management and couples conflict. Go HERE.
We have openings in our Long Beach and West Los Angeles groups.
Please note that Pacific Skills Training, which owns RealHope.com,
is a separate organization from Alyce La Violette's Alternatives To Violence agency.
The Long Beach Alternatives to Violence does have openings and you may call Alyce to do an intake at the Long Beach Alternatives to Violence office. at 562 493-1161 to leave a message for Alyce at option 2.
Below you'll find other local westside referrals we recommend:
Near Pico and Beverly Glen Blvd.'s is Southern California Counseling Center. Their number is 323 937-1344.
In Mar Vista/Culver City- Ken Segal-Evans, Another Way- 310 967-6065
In Beverly Hills/Hollywood- Jim Gordon 310 271-3784 Jim has women's domestic violence groups.
In West Los Angeles Michael Levitan has a group for men. His number is 310 556-2050
Our intake fee is $150. for the one and a half hour interview.
Group sessions are $60. per session.
Our groups are approved by the County of Los Angeles to meet the requirements of the 52 week court ordered classes.
We do not take insurance for our anger management/domestic violence classes.
Our groups focus on changing the beliefs that support verbally controlling
and abusive behaviors. Each group is facilitated by male/female teams.
Professionally facilitated groups for men with behaviors ranging from controlling verbally abusive to being physically violent.
The majority of our group members are self referred and not coming because the court sent them. This means that there is more motivation for change present in our groups. If you have a desire to stop controlling & abusive behavior, we have a great track record for helping you make the changes you're looking for. Confidentiality, is a priority and has been maintained in the past, despite the presence of notable persons.
Only participation in Anger Management / Domestic Violence Groups or Classes will satisfy the court requirement for the 52 weeks of enrollment. However, Marc or Alyce may see individuals or couples for private treatment sessions when the man or woman self refers or volunteers for coming to treatment AND when there has been no physical violence for more than 6 months. Couples or marital therapy is not appropriate when one partner is using intimidation, abuse or violence. More information about this topic HERE
Marc Sadoff sees individuals/couples for private therapy in West Los Angeles. Call 310 444-1951
Alyce La Violette does private therapy in both Long Beach and West Los Angeles. Call 562 493-1161
It is often said that 'those men don't change.'
This is true for men who do not enter treatment.
We have witnessed tremendous changes with our men.
Not just in their abuse behavior, but in their attitudes
about respect, empathy and responsibilty.
Call (562) 493-1161 option 2 for Alyce for information or directions to the Long Beach groups.
of 6621 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803-4239, for a
map to the Long Beach office of Alternatives To Violence.
Our West Los Angeles group can be found here-