Family Counseling Services in Watchung, NJ.

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


Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC
Family Therapist

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07092 - Nearby to Watchung.

In family counseling family members develop healthy ways of communicating and responding to one another to create and establish an atmosphere of trust and emotional safety. Family members learn to identify their own needs, increase sensitivity to the needs of others and interact in ways that build trust. Family counseling is conducted in an atmosphere of respect and dignity for all.

Frank Thewes, LCSW
Family Therapist

Frank Thewes, LCSW

Therapist

In 08542 - Nearby to Watchung.

Families often involve three or more individuals, each with their own emotions, understandings, relationships, and challenges. This can make the family dynamic complicated. Also, sometimes one or more family members have experienced personal circumstances that the whole family can have a hard time understanding. Family therapy can help improve family boundaries, clear up misunderstandings, and re-learn healthier communication methods to empower your family to move forward and meet future challenges more effectively.

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

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

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07045 - Nearby to Watchung.

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.

Ellen Israel, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Ellen Israel, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 08540 - Nearby to Watchung.

My work with families is from an attachment based focus meaning that problems within the family system may reflect unaddressed attachment disruptions in an earlier generation that unknowingly get perpetuated in the current generation. Disordered attachment, trauma or other adversity experiened but not addressed in childhood can result in problematic ways of perceiving and interpreting a family member's behavior resulting in conflict and perpetuation of dysfunctional, maladaptive relationships. Within a safe, collaborative, nonjudgemental environment, I help family members recognize, understand and resolve sources of conflict.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Family Therapist

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07054 - Nearby to Watchung.

When a loved one has an addiction or alcohol problem, the whole family suffers. The impact may not be immediately evident, but it is there, festering and creating anger, resentment, insecurity and other emotional and often financial issues. Families often feel beat up by the addict and then beat up by the treatment centers, who offer addict focused education and minimal family treatment. Who is supporting you, the family, when your family weekend is over? You loved one is released from treatment with an aftercare plan. What is your aftercare plan? Living with a newly recovering person doesn’t have to mean walking on eggshells. Compassionate family focused education, coaching and therapy help families heal and create lives worth living.

Michael Barmak, LCSW
Family Therapist

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07016 - Nearby to Watchung.

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.

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 08830 - Nearby to Watchung.

Sometimes families have issues which cannot be resolved at home, but extend to other areas and are fed by the myriad ups and downs that individual members face on a day to day basis. I work to integrate my understanding with the reality and subtlety of a particular family dynamic, and propose methods of openness to draw bridges between thoughts, emotions, habits, and the familial outcomes that follow. Patience is crucial in this setting, and I provide a compass or starting point for what are often effective discussion between those who desire a more amiable family life.

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Family Therapist

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brittany Ryan-Berzins Ph.D. Birch Tree Psychology

In 07444 - Nearby to Watchung.

Do you often get the feeling like your family is out of control and that no one is listening to you? Unfortunetly this is a common feeling in American families. Dr. Peter Berzins has worked with and helped many families for the past decade and is here to help you today! Dr. Peter Berzins creates a warm environment where every member of the family feels free to explore their conflicts that not only affect themselves but also the family as well.

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW
Family Therapist

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07928 - Nearby to Watchung.

Family therapy is an extremely rewarding area of my practice. If one or more members of a family are hurting, everyone is affected. Fortunately, healing to those family members also brings healing to everyone. By examining the underlying issues that may be affecting family relationships, I am able to address longstanding difficulties and bring resolution and growth to a family.

Marion Rollings, PhD
Family Therapist

Marion Rollings, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

In 08844 - Nearby to Watchung.

Family problems affect everyone in the family-from the oldest down to the youngest family member. Working with as few as two family members, I can help you and your family resolve conflict, emotional cut-offs, and negative communication patterns. Long term unresolved issues often create present day conflict and misunderstandings that affect everyone in the family. Therapy can help uncover and resolve those issues as well as work through the current family issues.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.


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Thank you for visiting our New Jersey search of licensed family therapists in Watchung.  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 Watchung right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Watchung is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 6.01 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Watchung is 5,916 people with 1,985 households and a median annual income of $140,163. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Watchung, NJ

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Watchung is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Watchung an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Watchung public health department.