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.
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