Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, VA
Free and open expression of thoughts and feelings is a hallmark of healthy family relationships. When members of a family feel safe to be themselves and express their thoughts and upsetting feelings, relationships flourish. Reactivity is common in family relationships. It simply says that your brain has activated your body's fight-flee-or-freeze system. A relational approach to healing family issues focuses on nurturing quality relationships in which there is natural giving, in which each member feels they can give from a place of love rather than fear, and non judgment allows them to openly express their uniqueness and grow in a supportive context.
Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
3917 Old Lee Hwy #11D, Fairfax, VA
Family therapy is at the heart of Well Marriage Center. We specialize in helping family's understand their histories and how each of them have been shaped and formed. We empower families to open communication, build trust, regain a sense of friendship and fun, and support each other in our own hopes and aspirations. Healthy families provide an important foundation for healthy living.
John Raymond, MA, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
129 Park St. NE Suite C., Vienna, VA
Families have as many dynamics as there are members. Each family has its own system to handle life's challenges. Sometimes, some of these systems do not operate effectively. The goal of family therapy is to help families understand the systems used, how they are not helping, and learn new skills to better equip the family to provide a safe and secure home for all to thrive
Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100, Reston, VA
Colleen practices Family Therapy with members of families using in person, telephone, and internet tools. She works to identify goals of each member of the family and strives to unite members of the family over their common goals. Colleen practices a strengths-based and family systems-oriented practice to help promote communication, trust, and enjoyment of the family members.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
11417 Tanbark Dr., Reston, VA
The focus of my family therapy work is the family as a whole. Working on the relationship between family members is more effective than just treating the person that is supposed to be in need of treatment. From my perspective, family therapy work sees individuals in relationships to others. As a result, the attention shifts from the symptomatic individual and problem is seen as the family as a whole. The goal of my family therapy work is to help establish a “functional family” – one in which needs and the desired goals of closeness, identity, self-expression, and meaning are met.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA
Typically, family therapy will bring the entire family together in therapy sessions. However, it may be that individuals in the family also see the therapist alone. There may also be times when individuals who are not a member of the family (such as a teacher or school counselor) participate in a therapy session with the family if their participation would be of benefit to the family. We can help your family learn how to better solve problems and how to better express thoughts and feelings. In family therapy, family members will learn about family roles and rules. Family members will examine behavior patterns and learn to identify issues that cause conflict.
Christina Schultz, MA
Pre-Licensed Counselor, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
New Directions Counseling, 105 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, VA
I approach families from a Family Systems and Structural Family perspectives, in that I view differentiation and adaptable yet present boundaries among family members and extended family members as a healthy family approach. I collaborate with the client family, including all members, to identify goals and process strengths and observed issues. I view the couple subsystem as the priority on the family hierarchy, the parent and/or caregiving subsystem as second, and child or sibling subsystem as third. I assess and evaluate internal, external, and multi-generational triangle, patterns, alignments, and rules which impact the client family.
Christiana Shao, M.S., M.A., LGPC, NCC
Resident in Counseling
300 N Washington St #102, Falls Church, VA
My approach to family therapy is to help each family member identify and address their contribution to the family dynamic. We will also work to restructure the family system to acheive unity and wholeness. Through the use of genograms and other techniques, we will resolve familg of origin issues that may be contributing to family' s concerns. Identifying the family's strength and each family member's contribution to the strengthening of the family will be a major focus so as to help family rebuild.
Fran Lewandoski, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
6073 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Are members of your family struggling to get along and resolve conflicts peacefully? Are you worried about a child or teen who is unhappy and/or struggling in school? If so, I can help. I can help you understand the unique developmental needs of your children and to create a family in which everyone can feel a sense of belonging. Helping everyone feel that their needs count and will be considered can really go a long way toward creating a peaceful and loving home environment. I invite you to contact me if you would like to know more about how I can help.
Laurie Levine, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
457-B Carlisle Drive #202, Herndon, VA
Family relationships are hard and demanding and frustrating. We strive for peace and harmony in our homes and often find ourselves angry, in tears and feeling powerless. I work with nuclear families, blended families and adoptive families who are living in chaos. I educate parents on setting appropriate limits and boundaries and STICKING TO THEM while also teaching kids how to have respect, follow rules as well as having an appropriate voice and getting their needs met. You WILL see positive results; bringing structure and balance into the home is the bare minimum you will experience, when you find yourselves laughing together as a family, you will know you have arrived.