Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Families work best when everyone functions in his and her proper role. This means that parents need to be in charge, children need to know what is expected of them and to be given increasing freedom as they move through adolescence, and grandparents need to be "honored" in an advisory (only) role. When grandparents meddle or disempower parents or when children are in charge, problems arise.
The Mindly Group, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists
North Carolina 27513
Family therapy is an effective stand-alone treatment and can often be complementary to individual therapy, especially when working with children and adolescents. The aim of family therapy is to develop insight and understanding into relationship dynamics and family structures that may be contributing to dysfunction for one or several family members and ultimately identify develop healthier, more adaptive means of resolving conflict within the family system.
Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I routinely work with families in my practice. There are any number of reasons that families seek counseling. Quite frequently, the reasons revolve around children and parenting. Sometimes there are issues between child or adult siblings. Unresolved conflicts from childhood. Arguments ensue over the family business. Caring for a special needs child, or an aging parent. At other times, family members have experienced a loss in the family or there are struggles with blending families in second marriages. These struggles also bring with them opportunities to create openings that may not have existed before. Counseling can be very useful in healing old wounds and settling disputes.
Whitney Johnson, MAMFT, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
219 N Boylan Ave, Suite 205, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
I work with families of teenagers to establish healthy lines of communication & healthy tools for conflict resolution. Often this is accomplished through various types of counseling sessions: individual as well as couples & family sessions. I work with families to tailor my approach to their unique family relationships & struggles. Communication between teenagers & their families can greatly be improved through therapy! You can learn to talk to your teen in such a way that they listen & listen so your teen will talk to you more openly! Conflict resolution skills can also be learned so that the emotional climate of your home is much brighter & more stable. Family therapy can greatly help!
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
Sometimes a child or one family member is brought in for treatment of an issue that may actually have more to do with interactions between family members than a problem specific to this identified client. The psychologists at Lepage Associates believe that some of the issues that come up for children are due to interaction styles between family members and that a holistic, family therapy approach is the most effective treatment. Our psychologists approach family work with an awareness of each family member needs while also respecting parenting styles and cultural differences in childrearing. We find that the families we work with report stronger parent-child relationships, less conflict in the ho....
Jill White-Huffman, LPC, MFT
Licensened Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
1921 D Boulevard Street / Holden Executive Center, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Family Therapy usually consists of learning healthy ways to communicate so that problem solving becomes much easier. In my practice, I have been able to help family members improve their understanding of one another by simply offering helpful strategies that have been researched over time and have been founded to be helpful. Family members learn that if things are not going well within the family dynamics that it is not only important but healthy to get help from a professional so that they learn skills to communicate with one another better. Parents learn ways to model healthy communication patterns with their children and their children will model these same patterns in the future.
Eve Cribbs, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1407 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
I consult with families who have a loved one with an eating disorder. Families are in the dark when it comes to knowing how to handle the day-to-day functioning with their family member, how to help, where to go for appropriate expert treatment and how to approach their loved one with their concerns. Often families use their natural instincts to help and find they are making the problems worse. Sometimes husbands or wives need help addressing their worries to their mates as well. This is very tricky, but can be facilitated with help. I offer support, information, specific guidelines and resources for families who hire me in this type of scary situation.
Maria Russell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
Families provide a unique complexity of dynamics and relationships. Different personalities, families of origin and opinions/perspectives often lead to conflict among two or more members within the family. While there may be one "identified client", it is important to work together as a system to make changes and grow. I work with families on communication skills, conflict resolution and becoming more aware of how their behaviors effect others around them.
Carolina Castanos, Ph.D
Marriage and Family Therapist
3711-A West Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Families sometimes get stuck in ways of relating that are hurtful. When looking at a family, I first understand the stage of development they are at. A young couple with young children is not the same as older couple with teenagers, or adult family that work together. Within each particular context, I try to work and strengthen each subsystem (sibling/parental) as well as the dyadic relationships (father/mother-son/daughter, sibling-sibling). This helps create bonds and special connections among all family members inevitably leading to new positive ways of interacting.
Paul Feiger, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97796
21 Colony Pl., #250, Durham, North Carolina 27705
We focus on working with step families, adopted families, and kinship families, and individuals that come from blended families, to provide resources making the family experience enriching and less distressing. I work with and on the couple experience in relationships, marriages, and families; the process can enrich the relationships by assisting in discovering resources for making a better and more harmonious life.The blended family experience brings with it situations and issues which are not talked about nor are solutions provided for. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your and your family's true potential to lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we