ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE
Anger management and domestic violence men’s groups or classes in West Los Angeles.
(310) 444-1951 Marc– West Los Angeles Classes & Groups are held at Marc’s office at:
2211 Corinth Ave. Suite 309
Los Angeles, CA 90064
That’s near Sawtelle & Olympic Blvd.’s
Please note that Pacific Skills Training Co., which owns RealHope.com,
is a separate
organization from Alyce La Violette’s Alternatives To Violence agency.
Alyce began her work with battered women in 1978 and founded Alternatives To Violence 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 is Alyce’s co-facilitator in the West Los Angeles Men’s Group. Marc has 30 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.
You may call Alyce, or Marc, to do an intake at either Alyce’s Long Beach office by calling 562 493-1161 to leave a message for Alyce at option 2.
The majority of our group members are self referred and not coming because the court sent them. This means that there is more awareness and 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 responsibility.
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 Also has women’s domestic violence groups
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