David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
West Chester 19382
Do you have a family issue that is so overwhelming that you do not know where to turn or how to handle it? Issues could include, but are not limited to, family feuds, the coming out process, and family members that are emotionally cut off from each other. I will compassionately help you and your family effectively navigate these issues and help you move past the stress and gain insight, understanding, and increased communication.
Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Dr. Jemail was trained at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, the birthplace of family therapy. After ten years training, teaching, and doing clinical work in the field, she is grateful that she learned from many gifted teachers to use herself not just her skills. The family is a system and it develops its own rules of operating. The task in therapy is to understand the rules or lack of rules and to help the system organize around more adaptive ways of functioning. It involves clarifying roles, boundaries, and improving communication that is respectful and maximizes individual growth and considers the developmental needs of its members. Families can be different and be healthy!
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
I love when children/teens and their parents all come in together. Some worry it will be awkward but I make a point to have it be relaxed and conversational. I help parents understand the social culture and stressors impacting their kids' lives, as well as help them express their concerns in ways that don't feel like lectures to their kids. In turn, I help kids to articulate their struggles in ways that their parents can appreciate and empathize with. Respect and responsibility is an important part of any work I do with families, and helping parents to balance their expressions of compassion with their need to hold their kids accountable is always part of the conversation.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Families come in all forms especially in our changing times. The stresses of life show up in our families lives. Families change over time. Dealing with young children is different than a family with teenagers or no children at all. We need to negotiate these changes in our families. At REACH Counseling we believe in the strength of families and helping families to communicate and connect at a deeper level. We specialize in exploring what intergenerational patterns are affecting your family, how you may be dealing with transitions and how you can make your family strong.
Sam Romirowsky, Ph.D
20 West Third Street, Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Many individual problems become understandable if we understand more about how the person functions within his or her family. Without that understanding, it is often difficult for the person to change or feel better. Family therapy creates an opportunity to "change the rules" within the family, and change old habits that lead to unhappiness. This approach to therapy is particularly effective in helping children, and helpful in helping parents become more successful caregivers.