Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Family is where we live, love and hurt. Most of us live with the misconception that because most people do the family thing – we should know how to do it. We don’t. Family is one of the hardest things that we can do. It seems like it is supposed to be easy. When you get in the middle of it, it just isn’t. Asking for help can often get families back to where they either use to be or get them to the place that they all crave to be. Family will never be easy but it can be rewarding. Family life is very hard. It will always be hard. There is help. We as Marriage and Family Therapists are trained to understand the dynamics of families. We are taught and have honed the skill of how to impa....
Philip Kolba, MA
Ithaca, New York 14850
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.
Patricia Petrone, M.S., LMHC
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist
East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14450
Is your family facing a difficult time? Does your house no longer feel like a home due to constant conflict, bickering, parenting issues, or external stressors such as a change or transition? Does your family have health difficulties that would better be treated as a whole? Sometimes during these trying times, a mediator is needed to help open the lines of communication and drop defenses. If your family is in need of this type of assistance, I am here to help. I have worked with families of all kinds and have helped them to feel connected and happy again. I am here to offer your family hope for the future. Call or E-Mail me today.
Ernesto Michelucci, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
620 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, New York 14450
Families are important. Family relationships almost always play an important role in an individual's ability to develop a strong self-esteem and engage in healthy relationships. So, family counseling is often a powerful tool for mending or restoring relationships to good health. Over time, most of us learn to interact a certain way with certain family members and continue to treat them in a certain way without taking into account life changes or more effective options. Family therapy can be a wonderful way to increase awareness of ineffective interactional styles and identify more respectful and compassionate approaches.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
Families deserve therapists that are trained in and experienced in family therapy. When there is more than one family member in my office, my training and experience helps me help you. Every family member wants to be understood and validated. And the wonderful thing about family therapy is that change can happen much faster, because everyone is working towards a happier shared life.