Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
Often time a family loses cohesiveness due to life stressors, difference of life goals and age related stages each member is going through. Even though it may seem like one member is the main "problem" it effects all members and takes cooperative effort to improve communication and improve the family's quality of life. Let me assist you in achieving this goal.
Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226
Families can be complicated. You may be struggling with a particular issue and not know how to approach it with your partner or your family. Perhaps your child is having a difficult time or has gone through a traumatic event and you want to be supportive but aren't sure what to do to help. Maybe you and your loved ones are just having a hard time talking to each other and getting along. Family therapy can help. I provide a comfortable and secure place to discuss your concerns, feelings and goals. I help families gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the issues, and work collaboratively with them to build effective communication skills, reduce conflict and promote growth.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
I work with Families the same way I work with couples. There are just more individuals, all looking at the same events "through different lenses" and the tensions get dissipated when people can inquire, investigate and try to understand exactly how and why the other family member has come to see the same incident in a different way. Early hurts, fears, vulnerabilites affect how we ALL SEE THINGS and this needs to be shared. For " there is no such thing as an immaculate perception." Because of our past experiences , we all "wear glasses: that magnify things that confirm our beliefs and minimize things that disconfirm what we have learned to believe. Understanding this cures.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
When people are facing changes, whether it is financial, a move, change in jobs, illnesses, birth of children, special needs, additions, in-law issues, death and losses, pet stress, step-families or the mired of other issues that can accompany life, we are to help you through it. Our caring licensed counselors are here to help you put your life and your family back together.
Frederick Marschner, LCSW-R; CASAC
Licensed Clinical Soical Worker, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
1876 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 101, Tonawanda, New York 14150
In working with family issues, I first determine the cause of the issue. We would then discuss and agree to treatment options. When issues are with adolescents, sometimes I end up being a sounding board when they feel they can't talk to their parents. If there is communication issues between family members, I will work with them on building skills to better understand each others needs. The goal Is generally to have everyone working together as a team. When there is conflict in a marriage or pending separation or divorce, I will work with family members to adjust to the changes taking place and assist them in the reorganization process.