Michelle Pressma, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
825 Broadway, Raynham, Massachusetts 02767
My approach to family therapy includes understanding the many systems effecting the members of the family, exploring the roles and how they might change within the unit, and supporting the family in learning new ways to communicate and new ways to relate to one another. I examine and challenge the boundaries of the family, and help them figure out and challenge their typical patterns.
Leigh-Ann Larson, M.Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Elevate Counseling Services, 117 Eastman Street, 1st Floor, South Easton, Massachusetts 02375
I work with families to help them communicate and work together more effectively. Blended families require a unique method and I have been trained in how to address the "step" dynamics that can often emerge in this family dynamic. I meet with parents for an initial assessment and to discuss my strategy prior to the first family session.
Philip Kolba, MA
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Todd Schmenk, M.S., M.Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
1 Richmond Square, Suite 103k, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Having difficulty with parenting? Miscommunication or no communication with your teenager or spouse? There are several behavioral and family systems approaches and tools avoidable which have a proven track record in being able to address and improve such situations. Learn how to identify unwritten, unspoken family rules. Learn the differences in the four distinct parenting types. Foster new ways of communicating with one another and pull your family back together.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
I enjoy working with families and am comfortable with the challenge of seeing two or all members in a session. I invite collaboration as we create a treatment plan based on your goals, utilizing creation of a family map to identify coping patterns and especially the strengths of your family and of each member. I am always in awe of the courage of a family's willingness to seek help and I know that when just one member starts to change there will be change in the family. Staying the course with identifying strategies such as homework assignments, role playing and practice can lead to deeper understanding of what works to enhance intimacy skills and build resilience.