Grace Chen, PhD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201, Andover, Massachusetts 01810
I work with adult children with their parents in the family therapy setting. From the Family System perspective, when an adult children transition into adulthood, he/she learns to gain control and power to his/her while his/her parents relinquish the power but continues to provide the guidance. In addition, as the economy has been up and down in the past decade, many adult children have to move home to live with their parents. As the result, it causes the power shift and requires the negotiation in the family. My approach to the family therapy in this situation is to help the family restructure their power and to negotiate the rules and responsibility shared by each family members.
Cheryl Laurenza, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
155 Main St, Salem, New Hampshire 03079
There is a lot of folks who need help with blended families, families with ACOA issues, family of origin patterns that have been passed down that are life stealing, and an inability to manage the marital relationship when there is a health issue with a child, or one another. Anything can cause an imbalance in the family dynamic and we work together to give a voice to each member and look for solutions to bring healing to the family unit.
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.