Jay Levin, Ph.D, LCSW
495 Ironbridge Road Suite 8, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
In appropriate cases, Dr Levin utilizes his Family Therapy skills to quickly help a family understand their difficulties and rise to a higher level of family cohesiveness. He uses the skills he has been personally taught by John Gray Ph.D. author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" to help families understand why these problems have occurred and a constructive, productive approach to solve these problems.
Jed Rodrigues Pereira, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Licensed addiction specialist and licensed Couples Counselor
1212 Todd Court, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
With my experience in my Rabbinical work, and my practice, I will mediate all family issues, and quickly address all components that require attention. I have had tremendous success with family therapy, in which the family attends a session and through my therapy method, are able to reveal their inner emotions. I have counseled many families in my office, and have saved entire families from falling apart.
Ellen Israel, Ph.D.
20 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
My work with families is from an attachment based focus meaning that problems within the family system may reflect unaddressed attachment disruptions in an earlier generation that unknowingly get perpetuated in the current generation. Disordered attachment, trauma or other adversity experiened but not addressed in childhood can result in problematic ways of perceiving and interpreting a family member's behavior resulting in conflict and perpetuation of dysfunctional, maladaptive relationships. Within a safe, collaborative, nonjudgemental environment, I help family members recognize, understand and resolve sources of conflict.
Brittany Jean-Louis, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Princeton , New Jersey 08540
We all have different family members that have influenced who we are and even how we interact with others. We learn so much from our families which influence our behaviors in daily life and with others (friends, relationships, co-workers). In therapy, we will discuss family systems by doing genogram work. Genograms are maps of your family of origin. We will discuss that there are certain patterns of behavior in your family that could be passed down from one generation to the next. We will explore how those negative patterns could be affecting your daily functioning.
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
321 Livinston Ave., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08902
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.
Nicole Hraniotis, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist
Shrewsbury Executive Offices, 788 Shrewsbury Avenue Suite 2206, Building 2, Door E, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
It is always important to work with families when working with children. Through the use of family therapy, communication between family members is enhanced and conflicts are better resolved. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together.
Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator
324 Raritan Avenue, Suite 111, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Originally trained as a family therapist at the Family Institute of Cambridge, Mass., I have evolved as an experienced family therapist. I believe that family therapy is generally the treatment of choice in resolving issues and preventing the problem from going to the next generation. It is useful to see an entire family but can also be beneficial if parts of a family will work together to overcome communication problems, resentments, and misunderstandings that can tear families apart. Family therapy is very helpful to resolving conflicts of adult children after a parent has died. It can also be useful with young children, siblings, as well as teenagers, middle-aged people and older adults.
Karen LeVasseur, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
514 Main Street, Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720
I am not the traditional family therapist who will support family members in talking out problems or concerns. Instead I make family therapy fun and support my clients in healing relationships through filial (family) play and parenting support. Family play allows for so many changes such as providing the child with appropriate control, establishing boundaries, learning to communicate positively and improving problem solving skills. Parenting support helps adults strengthen and improve the way they respond to their children, which allows for improved behavior from the child.
Cathy Noblick, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
39 Avenue at the Commons, Suite 106, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
We have our closest, longest-lasting, and most complicated relationships with family. When there is divorce, remarriage, addiction, mental illness or other dysfunction it can become even more complicated. With my Family Systems perspective I can help you understand how your family helped to form the person that you are, and help you untangle yourself from the dysfunction and heal the relationships that are important to you.