Kathleen Thomas, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4559 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668
Working with families, as all of the members are in constant flux, is a complex challenge, but can be a rewarding and learning experience for all. Having a therapist to help sort out agendas and brainstorm new approaches to manage the family system can be educational and rewarding. Being able to have new roles in a family system can change self esteem and self confidence.
Lisa Reed, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
900 6th Street and 342 South Richards Street, Saxton and Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522
Sometimes in a family system, it is not just one person who is having problems and difficulty. And others reactions and actions can be influenced on another. I have worked in Family Therapy for 20 years, in people's homes, schools, community, and an outpatient setting. Construction of a family genogram where all members share their history, strengths, weaknesses, wants and needs can be beneficial. I help families learn and use positive communication and respect each other. Expressing feelings appropriately and assertively, not aggressively, is the key to a happy and healthy family. All need to help to make the family unti work.