Steve Michener, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: 500 Perinton Hills Office Park, Fairport
Fast Contact: Email or Call Steve.
Family therapy was a method more in vogue in the 1970's through the 1990's, though it is not used as much these days. My original training was in Family Therapy. While Family Therapy can be a useful technique, it may not always be the best method. In my opinion it is not necessarily that beneficial with families with younger children. Instead, I prefer to work with the adults to help them maximize their effectiveness as parents. Family therapy can be most beneficial when used with families with adolescents. However, I still firmly believe in the need for parents to act as "executives" in the family system!
Joyce Wagner, Ph.D., LCSW-R
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
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.
Mariya Petrova, M.S., LMHC
NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist
Location: 1151 Pittsford Victor Road, Suite 120, Pittsford
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mariya.
Families are essential for our wellbeing and yet they are such complex structures of different personalities that they can present multiple challenges. Whether your family is experiencing children's behavioral issues, going through a big life transition, facing a crisis or working the challenges of being a blended family - please do not hesitate to contact me for your first FREE consultation. I am trained to help you become aware of the patterns and different roles in your family, identify how those may be maintaining or aggravating the problem, and support you in implementing different ways of interacting for a better family life!
Family Counseling Ontario NY.
If you are in New York and seek assistance with parenting and extended family, or perhaps you are dealing with issues in your children, or trying to work out harmony in a blended family, family counseling Ontario NYcan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Ontario NY family therapy in New York. A professional Ontario NY family therapist has training and expertise in family dynamics both in and outside the home and can help resolve toxic and broken relationships. Please contact a Ontario, NY family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.
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.