Michael Pecosh, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
20 Old Plank Rd. Suite 100, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
Families are the cornerstone of society. As such, your family is vitally important to you; it will be to me, too. While families can be a great source of joy, they can also be frustrating, even maddening at times! While there's no such thing as "the perfect family," we can start by trying to understand your family's particular dynamic. If we work together, we'll talk about effective communication, respect, and boundaries, and we'll laugh while we do it, because chances are your kids don't want to be there anyway. Family therapy can be tough enough without it be boring, too. Let's get together and see what we can do to make things better for your family.
Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
I believe that in every system, be it individuals or families, there is a healing force. Sometimes the system may be so overwhelmed from various issues that it feels broken. As a therapist working with families, I first work to help each member tap into this healing force—the strength within. Then I assist parents in identifying and meeting their needs—whether it be parenting skills, communication training, or anger management—so that they, in turn, can teach and care for their children. It is my goal to assist families in becoming self reliant and self nurturing systems with the necessary skills to reach their full potential.
Kathleen Thomas, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4559 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668
Working with families, as all of the members are in constant flux, is a complex challenge, but can be a rewarding and learning experience for all. Having a therapist to help sort out agendas and brainstorm new approaches to manage the family system can be educational and rewarding. Being able to have new roles in a family system can change self esteem and self confidence.