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Family Matters, Inc. 

Dr. Charree Kashwer & Associates 
(661) 809-8554
2116 24th St. #1 
Bakersfield, CA 93301

fax (661) 589-1364

Theravive Counselor


Family Matters Counseling & Assessment Services is located in the downtown area of Bakersfield, California.  I provide quality therapeutic services to children of all ages, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have two interns (Sarah and Genevieve) who work for me and also see a wide range of clients. 

As a Registered Play Therapist, I incorporate therapeutic games, art, and other activities into my therapy sessions (even with adults!)  Children, in particular, are able to express themself best through play.

I teach Cooperative Parenting and Divorce groups that are approved by the Kern County Superior Court. I also provide co-parenting counseling and mediation, reunification therapy, and visitation recommendations/parenting plans as requested by the Court

I am expanding my services to also include life/wellness coaching. This service is offered via telephone so we can "meet" regardless of our geographical locations.

 Some of the areas of treatment I specialize include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Self- Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Issues 
  • Grief Counseling
  • Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Unresolved Issues of Childhood
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Couples Counseling 
  • Co-Parenting and Mediation for Families of Divorce
  • Therapeutic Supervision
  • Issues Related to Attachment and/or Intimacy 
  • Parenting Support (from Pregnancy on)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Communication Problems
  • Sexual Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Work and Career issues
  • Life Coaching (e.g. Goal Setting) 

As you can see, I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and situational issues.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and satisfaction they are striving for and deserve.