Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
409 Main St. Suite 105, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Parenting is one of the most challenging (and one of the most joyful) tasks of adulthood. I do not see children separately from their parents as I do not believe that I should become a quasi-additional parent. Parenting belongs to the parents. However, I do provide parent education, coaching and support for the adults in the family and family therapy when it would be helpful. I have run parent study groups for many years and am the founder of the Amherst Family Center, a support drop in center for parents of children from birth - 5. For more information about my practice, please visit my website at www.mariehartwell-walker.com
Siri Sokol, D.S.M. Ordained Minister
8 BONHEIM ST, ALBANY, New York 12204
I have worked with a 4 year old child of divorced parents. These children are at risk for "disorganized attachment", a precursor to childhood separation anxiety. I feel the therapist needs perfect rapport to work with such a delicate situation. I use drawing, cartoons, CD's, dancing, and cookies. I may wish to consult with an MD. If the child tends to disassociate from reality, I'm afraid a child psychiatrist would need to be brought in.