Michelle Conti, Psy.D.
NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2889 Davis St., Oceanside, New York 11572
Often, parents come in with their child or children presenting a particular problem behavior or emotional issue. While it is often important for the child to engage in individual psychotherapy, it may also be helpful to engage the entire family in treatment in order to discover patterns in communication, behavior, and boundaries which may be influencing the particular presenting concerns. Family therapy works to improve overall communication, and build positive, trusting, and balanced relationships.
Megan Woodward, MA, LMHC, MBA, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bellmore, New York 11710
My approach to helping families with various conflicts and problems relies on the use of strategic and structured family systems therapy. Together, I work with my clients to increase the understanding about how the family acts as a unit with each member assuming a role, and how the family members can increase effective communication and problem solving skills together. The complexities of families and the challenges each family has is explored in a safe and professional setting emphasizing respect and collaboration.
Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW,CASAC-T
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
360 Central Ave Woodmere NY / 2350 Ocean Ave Brooklyn NY, Lawrence , New York 11559
Family issues can feel daunting. They can cause much inner stress, grief and even illness. Addressing tension in family relationships is key to living a happy, wholesome life. I see each individual as a sub-unit of family life. I have done great systems work in working with the entire family unit, in creating a space to discuss issues, allow anger, and at the same time, finding a space to develop creative solutions and better ways of working through conflict and pain. Together we create a space to process the strained dynamic and work on understanding, respecting and improving connection with one another, allowing space for harmony, compassion and love to be expressed.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Sagaponack, New York 11550
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.