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.
David Gallick, MSW, LSW, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
480 Pierce Street, Suite 300, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
The "Family Crucible" as coined by the late Carl Whitaker, can be the greatest source of strength in our lives or it can be a source of pain. Our families of origin are always part of us for the rest of our lives. Family therapy helps us to discover who we are and who we want to become as a differentiated person apart from my family. It helps us to grow up and take responsibility for our own lives apart from family influence allowing us to make decisions about our lives, our relationships, and our decisions in general. As a Family Therapist I help people distinguish between healthy and unhealthy families and guide them in their quest for the healthy family they so desire.
John Kuna, Psy.D.
189 Market Street, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
Our approach to Family Therapy focuses on the individual strengths of each family member, as well as their unique role within the family system. Our therapists may see families together and individually. Through mutual cooperation and trust, our goal is to mend, heal and enhance any family system. Some families may even wish to utilize our services before issue may arise.
David Palmiter, Ph.D., ABPP
Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471
The family therapy I do is in situations when a child or teen is acting out. A child or teen might be defiant, or aggressive, or failing in school, or in trouble with the law or abusing substances or lying excessively or acting promiscuously, or some combination of these and other negative behaviors. The family therapy I do is preceded by a thorough and state-of-the art evaluation of both the youth and the youth's system. I then set measurable goals with a family and follow it up with behaviorally oriented family therapy. In this approach, there are specific and structured strategies brought to bear and home, and often and school, to enhance a child or teen's odds of being highly successful.
Patricia Krenitsky, MS, LPC, NCC,CAMS-1
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified, Associate of John G. Kuna & Associates
327 N. Washington Ave. Suite 104, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
Have you ever completed a genogram? It is an interesting way to unravel the mysteries of our family. Did you know that each family has its own dance and we all have parts. Understanding family dynamics may assist you in reaching resolution to family conflicts. i am available to explore your family dynamics with you and assist you in resolving problem areas within your family relationahips.
Harlene Arenberg, MS, LPC
6 Pen Y Bryn Drive, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
Each family member has wants and needs, especially for recognition, desire to be noticed, loved and valued. Because each person has his/her own developmental needs, perspective and temperament, often conflict gets in the way of resolving issues. Effective communication and learning how to resolve issues, as they arise, can save years of family hurt and turmoil. Therapy sessions can help to stabilize family relationships and suggest effective patterns of behavior that will lead to a better situation. Family Therapist Harlene Arenberg from Scranton Pennsylvania, (18505), Harlene always available to meet with you for family counseling sessions.