Philip Kolba, MA
Troy, New York 12180
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.
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
409 Main St. Suite 105, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Not all problems lie within an individual. Not all problems are due to mental illness. Often enough, problems have to do with the pressures, expectations and behaviors of members of the past and present family (both immediate family and extended family). Family therapy helps family members reconsider and change dysfunctional patterns of interaction and establish more appropriate boundaries where needed. 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
Where moms self-abnegate and children are wrong,family counselling helps reduce tension. Casting or assuaging wrongful blame rerely helps; it's considered much more beneficial to access restitution via admission of guilt by the offender. It takes a big person. to admit he was wrong!!!! Confession, affidavit, apology, rescinsion, abdication, exhonneration, invalidation, and denial often work. Where denial can be seen as a cop-out - particularly when there is a loss of life, denial o culpability where children cast blamesgo the mother an be iewed as good.