Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
I help families have fun again! I work from a systemic perspective where we explore how individual family members are impacting each other. Family members find that they can “open-up” and start a dialogue that will help re-build their confidence, love & respect for one another. Together, we will discuss and gain insight into communication patterns, the family’s hierarchy and whether appropriate boundaries exist. Does the entire family attend sessions each week? It all depends; I may ask to see sub-sets within the family one week, or the entire family the next. The goal is always to help the family have less conflict and more connection. Contact me to discuss how counseling can work for you
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
White Plains, New York 10607
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.
Walter Simmons, LCSW, M.S. Ed., BCD
Licensed clinical social worker, marriage/family counselor
325 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573
Many emotional problems that appear concentrated within one individual often have an impact on other --or even all--members of the family. Working with either the entire family or with selected members can help to sort out the factors that contribute to the problem and hold it in place. Often making a change in one individual or in one aspect of interpersonal behavior can shift and re-structure the family dynamics. As a result, family members whose functioning has been seriously impaired may find themselves able to change their customary roles and thereby experience a new-found sense of autonomy.
John Gerson, Ph.D.
215 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, New York 10536
I am am trained marriage and family therapist, and will help your family exlore and improve the interaction styles between family members that are provocative, insensitive, emotionally misattuned, or in any way unproductive. We will look at ways in which children have become inappropriately drawn into parents' marital conflicts, and how that affects power dynamics within the family. Most importantly, we will examine systems of interactions that unfortunately may be supporting and maintaining pain within and between family members. Learn more about my practice at www.ThriveTherapydoc.com.
Juliette Sussmann, LMHC,NCC
New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
95 Route 100, Katonah, New York 10536
My interest in family counseling came from studying the dynamics which make up a family, sometimes for many generations. Patterns exist as a result of shared beliefs (or rules like in my family of origin). Each family member has their own way of understanding what takes place and by using conjoint family therapy, everyone has a voice from the oldest to the youngest. As a therapist, I provide an environment for exploration, curiosity & opportunity to create better choices and which patterns the family as a whole find beneficial.
Elizabeth Zimmerman, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
223 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, New York 10536
We're shaped by our relationships with our family members for life. Healthy families share certain core traits. In families that thrive, people share a willingness to change and to own their part in creating conflict, yet feel safe enough to express differences in feelings and beliefs. Whether a family is struggling with chronic conflict or emotional distance, the process of family therapy is a powerful vehicle for change. I help families increase awareness of current patterns and develop new ways of relating and interacting. While the process of family therapy is different for each family, the goals remain the same: to improve communication, increase trust, and strengthen family bonds.
Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
311 North Street - ste. 203, White Plains, New York 10605
Family therapy is often times a necessary extention to individual therapy. Families are supposed to work as a system. Sometimes the system breaks down and one member may be viewed as the broken piece. Until the system comes together to work through what is really happening the problem often persists. In therapy together we can look at your system as a whole. Let's open lines of communication between family members, improve your relationships and begin enjoying your lives together again.
Joseph Markowicz, LCSW-R, MFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
48 Joyce road, Hartsdale, New York 10530
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.