Basil Steele, LMHC, LCPC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3948A Kaimuki Avenue, Portland, Maine 04106
Although it isn't often considered from this perspective, I think of the modern family as a microcosm of diversity more or less inclined to include, validate and provide emotional safety for each one of its members. Consequently, the work I do often focuses on what diversity means and how it is experienced within specific family systems. Simple questions such as "Do you feel safe?", "Do you feel accepted as who you are?", "What are the similarities and what are the differences you experience?", "How does this family communicate?" often generate a lot of information on how families function as a source of individual wellbeing and/or dysfunction and thus create opportunities for change.
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.