Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
I believe that in every system, be it individuals or families, there is a healing force. Sometimes the system may be so overwhelmed from various issues that it feels broken. As a therapist working with families, I first work to help each member tap into this healing force—the strength within. Then I assist parents in identifying and meeting their needs—whether it be parenting skills, communication training, or anger management—so that they, in turn, can teach and care for their children. It is my goal to assist families in becoming self reliant and self nurturing systems with the necessary skills to reach their full potential.
Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
How is Family Therapy different from other types of therapy? Family Therapy helps individuals and families overcome dysfunctional or destructive patterns. This is done by making some changes in the family as a whole system. That means each family member has his or her way of interacting with each other. Some are healthy, while other family patterns are very unhealthy and cause a tremendous amount of pain. Additionally, each family member has a role he or she plays in the way the family communicates and interacts with one another. A Family Therapist is trained in approaching counseling with individuals and families by looking at the family “system”. The counselor, in speaking with the family, makes an assessment of the family patterns, then a plan...(view profile to read more)