Aspen Ference, LMHC
1 bolton rd, Harvard, Massachusetts 01451
When families come into counseling together they can be under extraordinary amounts of stress. One or sometimes all members of the family can be acting in ways that do not align with the values they believe in. We will create a family mission statement, determine values, and then work on correcting the individual behaviors that are creating distress. Family counseling can be fun at times, and children appreciate the use of games and my gentle, hypoallergenic therapy dog in sessions. I use humor in my sessions with teenagers to keep them engaged and break down their walls. Imagine coming home to a peaceful household where you feel supported, appreciated, and loved.
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Most therapists these days realize that we are not isolated individuals and neither are our problems. We live in relationships and families. Our identities and roles in life are, to a large extent, formed by the families we grow up in and even by the culture in which we live. Some of these roles, for example, might be the black sheep, or the scapegoat, or the problem child, or the loser. These roles are in contrast to the star, or the favorite child, or the successful one. Family therapy looks to the larger picture and notes the important influences in causing emotional suffering. Often we recommend seeing the whole family together. When more family members work together to solve emotional p
Dena Ray, Ph.D.
65 Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
Relationships with those we love are some of the most significant factors in our happiness and mental well-being. Disharmony in relationships – partners, family or friends – causes frustration and sadness, but psychotherapy can help. I meet with couples, siblings, parents and children - often together - but there are times when other people in our relationships are unavailable or unwilling to seek therapy. Nevertheless, therapy can still help individuals resolve relationship problems even if those others aren't present. Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a relationship needs to end. In that case, I help individuals and families navigate the challenges of break-ups and divorce.
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
As a psychologist who focuses on marriage and relationship counseling, and works with families, I find special interest in the Holiday Season! It offend provides useful opportunities for my clients to observe the dynamics in their own families of origin. Doesn't it often feel too easy to slip back into the old interaction patterns? It's like families have a certain "gravitational pull," and as a family therapist I believe we can learn a lot about ourselves as individuals, as well as improve family life, by better understanding the families from which we came and the family life we now are creating with our spouses and children.