Basil Steele, LMHC, LCPC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3948A Kaimuki Avenue, Portland, Maine 04106
Although it isn't often considered from this perspective, I think of the modern family as a microcosm of diversity more or less inclined to include, validate and provide emotional safety for each one of its members. Consequently, the work I do often focuses on what diversity means and how it is experienced within specific family systems. Simple questions such as "Do you feel safe?", "Do you feel accepted as who you are?", "What are the similarities and what are the differences you experience?", "How does this family communicate?" often generate a lot of information on how families function as a source of individual wellbeing and/or dysfunction and thus create opportunities for change.
Carrie McCray, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Augusta, Maine 04330
Family counseling is used to address negative patterns of behavior between family members and can involve as little as two family members or many family members. Family counseling focuses on what happens between the individuals that make up the family, rather than what is going on with individual family members. This type of counseling works best when all family members can participate, however, it can be done with parts of a family.