Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19019
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.
Maura Farrell, MSS, LSW, CAADC
110 N State Street, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Addiction is a family disease and Recovery for an individual is strengthened when a family enters recovery together. While I do not specialize in family therapy, I am a trained and certified interventionist and can help families work together to encourage one member to seek treatment. I can also provide education and consultation to help families to work together in recovery.
Eugene Devers, D.Min, ACSW, AAMFT, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Marriage &Family Therapist
Grant Ave & Krewstown Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
Families are easily injured and yet durable, routinely chipped and cracked: yet resilient and permanent. No matter who injured whom, what caused the chip, or when the crack was first seen, I am here to tell & show you that hope and healing are possible. I have the heart and skills to create a safe holding environment that promotes change. Using humor, metaphors, and being fully present with your family, I work with you to create change in your typical patterns of disagreement and hurt; to improve your communication, to enhance your ability to hear and react differently. Visit me at www.PhillyFamilyLifeCounseling.com and look around. If you sense a compatible fit, or a sense of optimism, pleas....
Colleen Fitzpatrick, MSW, LCSW, CH, Counselor
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
Families have many challenges in these times. I have experience with issues ranging from divorce, to medical illnesses, to traumatic family experiences. I have years of experience as an adolescent therapist, on an inpatient and an outpatient level. I have specific experience with the family dynamics of aging and dementia. This can be a challenging issue, but with the right strategies you can succeed.
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.
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
1 Sheppard Rd Sheppard Office Park - Suite 703 , Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
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.
Ariel Stern, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1500 Walnut Street Suite 700 North, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Coming to counseling as a family is one of the bravest and more challenging steps that people who love each other can take. Often times, an event or specific incident will motivate a family to seek therapy. Whether your family is working through a specific crisis or hoping to improve overall relationships, I can help. I will work with your family to identify patterns that result in the same problems repeating. Once those patterns are recognized, we can break the negative cycles and create new, more effective ways of coping with challenges.
Jennifer Bullock, M.Ed, M.L.S.P., LPC
Licensed Profesional Counselor
245 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, UNITED STATES 19102
Families are under tremendous pressure to function well together without having the skills to do that. I work with the family to develop skills in listening, appreciation, working more effectively as a team.In our current over-scheduled, over-pressured world, families are confronting problems they have little capacity to do anything about. We can tend to cope by getting stuck in a narrow range of behaviors and responses even if they are not helpful. A child who has learned to have temper tantrums when she is angry, and her parents who have learned to punish or pamper her, are stuck in maladaptive, non-growthful environments—‘a bad play’. It’s like playing the same part in the same play on the....
Lindsay Bauer, LMFT, CYT
Marriage and Family Therapist, Yoga Instructor
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 305, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Families are very interesting and fun to work with. Every family has a unique and powerful strength to survive any obstacle. That strength can be hard to find if it is covered by years of loss, pain, and/or trauma. I offer a systemic, structural family therapy model that helps families communicate more effectively, develop appropriate boundaries, create trusting and fulfilling relationships, and establish healthy attachments in order to make the home environment more enjoyable.
Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Distressed family members too often exclusively focus their efforts on changing their difficult sibling, parent, grandparent or in-law. This is ineffective. Difficult family members often resist such efforts. I teach each family member how to first work on changing their own self-defeating emotional and behavioral reactions in response to their difficult family members. Once someone calms down and not gets so upset about the other people in their family they can influence other people to find better ways to live with or at least gracefully tolerate each other. I show each family member how to work on themselves in order to have a better chance of influencing others. Think about this.