Family Counseling Services in Maplewood, NJ.

Find a family therapist in Maplewood, New Jersey. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Family Therapist

Daniel Minuchin, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

I am a licensed family therapist and teach family therapy. I used to do individual work with children. I don't anymore because in 30 plus years working with families I have found that family therapy is more effective. Children and teenagers respond to the patterns in their families. Whatever problems children are having, dysfunctional family patterns will make them worse, and parents, and families in general, can have more positive impact on their children than a therapist can. Family therapy can also be useful with adult issues. We all have relationships with spouses, siblings, and parents that continue into adulthood,. A therapist can help families to maximize strengths and shift patterns

Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.

Family Therapist

Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

Within driving distance of Maplewood

I was trained in Minuchin Family Therapy with Jorge Colapinto during the 1980's at the Community Center for Mental Health in Dumont, New Jersey, where I worked with family members of the severely mentally ill population. I've been providing family and couples therapy since that time, either with individual families or in a multi-family group format. Structural Family Therapy identifies the maladaptive communication and behavioral patterns within the family structure. Sometimes changing just one dynamic among family members can increase adaptive functioning, communication, and relationships. My degrees are: MA in psychology, MS in clinical social work, and PhD in social work.

Family Therapist

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Do you experience behavior problems within your family? Are there conflicts that cause anger, sadness or worry? Have you experienced divorce or abuse? We will explore role behaviors and how they affect a family's emotions, with the intent to change those behaviors in a more positive way. Working with all family members, our goals are to understand and to help you utilize mediation and compromise, to find solutions to negative attitudes which interfere with daily family life.

Family Therapist

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Each of you has a role being played out in your family - and possibly not the obvious one you imagine. I take a 'structuralist' approach to family therapy - looking at what is taking place between members rather than to individuals. We will explore these events/relationships and work on changing patterns of interaction that on one hand have developed in your family, but on the other are likely continuations of patterns played out before, perhaps for generations. These can change - and it is usually for everyone's benefit.

Family Therapist

Judith Rapley Waterman, LMSW, ACC

Licensed social worker and Certified coach

Within driving distance of Maplewood

A lot of who we are today as adults comes from our families of origins. Even when we are conscious about the not so good areas and set great intentions to not repeat patterns, we see where what we claimed we wouldn't do or be seems to pop up without our noticing. In family work, whether together or individually, we go backwards to go forward to figure out who and how you want and choose to show up moving forward. You can't change what you were given but you can work on deciding on how you show up in your future.

Family Therapist

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Family Therapy is not only for people with small children. I specialize in helping adult members of families to improve their communication and resolve conflicts. The goal is to teach family members skills to work through their long standing dysfunctional patterns, to deepen their family connections, and to facilitate the healing process. I work with both gay and straight families. Please visit my website lhorowitz.com for more information.

Family Therapist

Helen Borel, RN,MFA,PhD

PsychoTherapist and PsychoAnalyst

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Often one family member stands out as "troubled". But every close relative is hurt by painful family dynamics, many repeated down generations. Ultimately, such families produce children, who become adults, without the child they were ever having been given a chance to grow up. In this state of developmental arrest, the damaged Child Self lives life, housed in the older adult body, still unconsciously yearning to have its unmet early needs for love and approval fulfilled. My successful Family Therapy relieves your pain, teaches parents and grown children New Behaviors, New Ways to Communicate, and Solidifies each one's SELF-Love. That is, the SELF-EMPATHY essential to feel what others feel.

Family Therapist

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

I focus on specific relationships , rather than the entire family. Like I do in couples work, I would see the two of you both together and individually. I evaluate these cases carefully to make sure that I would be able to be of service to both of you. Usually whatever is going wrong has a long history, and we will unravel that. It may take a bit of time, but can be done if you are willing and patient.

Family Therapist

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Maplewood

I teach family members a skill called the Intentional Dialogue to help improve family communication. Often family members don't feel heard, that what they say matters, understood and that others know what they are feeling. The Intentional Dialogue allows each family member to share their 'side of the story' in a safe environment without fearing being judged or criticized. When this happens family members start to work as a team rather than be adversarial.

Family Therapist

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Our music therapists specialize in reaching children, teens, and young adults, including those with special needs like autism, ADHD, and Down's syndrome, as well as siblings of children with special needs who are working to identify their role or voice in the family. Individualized music exercises conducted by our highly trained therapists can address coping strategies, social skills, functional speech, and more!

Family Therapist

Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

Helping you find wholeness...

Within driving distance of Maplewood

When there are difficulties in our family, they tend to also affect other areas of our lives. With everyone participating (or just the couple if that is the prime area of the situation), it is possible to move to better ways of working together as a family. When this is done, you will find that your family again becomes the rock on which everything is built, allowing you to experience a sense of wholeness and peace. Christopher will guide your family as you explore what is going on and though the journey to wholeness.

Family Therapist

Janice DellaBadia, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Professional Coaching

Within driving distance of Maplewood

Which is more important: An individual's needs or the needs of the family? Answer: both A healthy, cohesive family can solve, support and resolve issues which create conflict, distress, reconnect and strengthen the family. All family members are asked to attend family counseling. From time-to-time, I may ask to meet with individual members if it can benefit the family as a whole. Aesop wrote in his fables, "together we stand, divided we fall..." Together the family can be a cohesive unit where all members feel safe, respected, supported and loved.



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Thank you for visiting our New Jersey search of licensed family therapists in Maplewood.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Maplewood right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Maplewood is located in Essex County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 3.87 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Maplewood is 24,700 people with 7,991 households and a median annual income of $118,242. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Maplewood is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment