Joyce Wagner, Ph.D., LCSW-R

Joyce Wagner, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Family Counselor

Clinical Social Worker, Counselor Educator/Supervisor

Location of Therapist: Rochester, NY
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Wagner.

My approach to family therapy is heavily influenced by the work of Murray Bowen. Briefly, Bowen believed families are a system unto themselves, with each member influencing the lives of the others they are connected to. I think working with a family is both challenging and exciting, because seeing change in one member often results in the whole group realizing aspects of themselves they had not known before. When working with a family system I also believe parents should be parents first (not friends) and that children should be children... a lot of confusion happens when these lines are blurred. In therapy, looking at relational, communication and behavioral patterns are imperative.

Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC

Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC
Family Counselor

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ CASAC

Location: 3380 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Fast Contact: Email or Call Laurie.

The dynamics of a family are unique and complicated. It is important that in all sessions each member is heard. Family systems therapy regardless of the problem whether "individual" or a "family issue," involving the family in solutions often benefits clients. As a family and couples counselor my ability to influence sessions is in a way that catalyses the strength, wisdom and support of a wider system is crucial for positive outcomes. With over ten years of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor understanding the impact that substance abuse has on every individual in the family system is beneficial in helping family gain awareness and knowledge.

Kavitha Finnity, Ph.D.

Kavitha Finnity, Ph.D.
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location: 440 White Spruce Blvd., Rochester
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Finnity.

Families often times will need positive guidance and emotional support to improve relationships and resolve conflict. Through family therapy I can help you to learn how to better communicate your feelings and expectations to each other, as well as better understand yourself and your family members. We can also resolve negative feelings and manage problem behaviors within the family.

Family Counseling Ontario NY.

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Welcome to our network of family therapists in Ontario. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling Ontario, NY with a licensed and skilled family counselor can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact any one of our Ontario family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.