Wayne Gurnick, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Family Communication Family communication refers to the way verbal and non-verbal information is exchanged between family members (Epstein, Bishop, Ryan, Miller, & Keitner, (1993). Communication involves the ability to pay attention to what others are thinking and feeling. In other words, an important part of communication is not just talking, but listening to what others have to say. Communication within the family is extremely important because it enables members to express their needs, wants, and concerns to each other. Open and honest communication creates an atmosphere that allows family members to express their differences as well as love and admiration for one another. It is through communication that family members are able to resolve the...(view profile to read more)
Patricia Beller, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
88 Terry Road, Smithtown, New York 11787
In today's world, families have become increasingly disconnected. While modern technology has many benefits, cell phones, iPods and computers all serve to block the healthy communication patterns between family members. As an experienced therapist, I have the tools to help your family to heal and feel connected again. In our sessions, we will identify effective ways to communicate, so everyone gets a chance to be heard. You will learn how to set limits and boundaries and identify strategies to manage behaviors that may be disruptive to the family. With the help of family counseling, your cam resolve your problems, improve communication and reduce conflict.
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
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
Florence Sarigianis, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
35 Old Tavern Road, Suite101, Orange, Connecticut 06477
When a family member hurts or has a problem, the whole family can be affected. As a systemic therapist I will support the family in finding solutions which not only help the individual but assist the whole family in learning how to cope and make positive changes. Every family has strengths.Let's identify and work with those strengths to problem solve and find healthier ways of interacting.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
New Haven, Connecticut 06508
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.