Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
622 -624 Valley Road, Uppper Montclair, New Jersey 07043
During Family Therapy we deal with: patterns of communication (the way people in the family talk to each other); anger (how that sabotages the family); correcting dysfunctional patters, and negotiation (how to work out things so that everybody feels O.K. about the solutions). During family counseling families learn how to deal with crisis as well conflict management techniques. Also included are effective parenting skills for both children as well as teenagers. Therapy needs to have practical strategies and to be as short term as possible.
Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
223 Bloomfield Street, suite 107, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Families are complicated. Each person in a family plays his or her own role, and the way each person behaves when the whole family is together is not necessarily the same as when they are apart. At the Lukin Center, we use emotionally focused therapy to help families understand the complex dynamics among all family members and to help each individual in the group feel heard, supported, and understood.
Joseph Markowicz, LCSW-R, MFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
210 West 70th St., Suite 201, New York, New York 10023
This is an area of expertise for me. I trained to be a family therapist at the oldest family therapy training institute in the country, The Ackerman institute for the Family. I work very well with most age groups in the family and you will be delighted with the expedited improvement in your family. It pays to see someone who actually works with families on a consistent basis and can yield very positive results.
Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R
Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks
1841 Broadway, Suite 700, New York City, New York 10023
I was trained in Minuchin Family Therapy with Jorge Colapinto during the 1980's at the Community Center for Mental Health in Dumont, New Jersey, where I worked with family members of the severely mentally ill population. I've been providing family and couples therapy since that time, either with individual families or in a multi-family group format. Structural Family Therapy identifies the maladaptive communication and behavioral patterns within the family structure. Sometimes changing just one dynamic among family members can increase adaptive functioning, communication, and relationships. My degrees are: MA in psychology, MS in clinical social work, and PhD in social work.
Ari Fox, LCSW-R
Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychotherapist
168 West 86th St- Suite 1D, New York City, New York 10024
There are times when family dynamics become hard to manage. For a variety of reasons and circumstances, relationships can become strained. For example, a life-changing event like the birth of a child, an illness or a loss can put enormous strain on the family system. Behavior problems of a child or teen may be a stressor for the family. Siblings may have difficulty getting along or parents may differ on limit setting. Ari has worked with many families to identify strengths and weaknesses and has helped them to work together as a unit. Depending on the specific needs of the family, Ari will see a family together or in various configurations. Please visit www.copewithschool.com for more info.
Maggie Vaughan, LMFT, PhD
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Psychotherapist
330 W. 58th St, Suite 203, New York, New York 10019
Dr. Vaughan has helped families to enhance connections and heal wounds for 15 years. Working with the entire family or particular members, Dr. Vaughan provides a non-judgmental setting in which individuals can openly express needs and concerns. She helps individuals gain the skills needed to foster understanding by and for other family members. Family therapy with Dr. Vaughan improves family bonds and mutual acceptance among family members, and provides families with the tools needed to sustain meaningful connections.
Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York, New York 10019
It is not very common for an entire family to seek help from psychotherapy. What often happens is that one person comes into therapy, begins to get help and invites a mother, father, or sibling to participate in sessions. And even if all family members aren't willing or able to participate, psychotherapy with me can help the entire family. As people begin making changes in therapy, they are more able to communicate their needs and take better care of themselves. And I often will do phone sessions so that all members can participate. It is more important for people to get the help they need rather than be in the same room with the therapist.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Manhattan, New York 10001
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.
Barbara Bennett, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
245 west 29th Street, suite 304, New york, New York 10001
What do you do when your family life is such a struggle…when you’ve read every psychology book, magazine and blog to get answers but the advice is contradictory and usually impractical? If it seems like you don’t know which way to turn, then you’ve come to the right place. Through proven, practical techniques, I can help you work through the stress, anger and conflict that arises from issues that can prevent you from fully enjoying time with your family.
Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York, New York 10001
I focus on specific relationships , rather than the entire family. Like I do in couples work, I would see the two of you both together and individually. I evaluate these cases carefully to make sure that I would be able to be of service to both of you. Usually whatever is going wrong has a long history, and we will unravel that. It may take a bit of time, but can be done if you are willing and patient.